The Williams Lake Sportsmen’s Association took a members vote on Monday night to see if the club would rejoin the British Columbia Wildlife Federation (BCWF).
Out of 28 WLSA members that attended 26 voted to join the BCWF and two voted against, resulting in a 95 per cent in-favour vote.
The transition will take place Jan. 1, 2015.
“They have a big voice, we don’t” WLSA president Moe Monita told the Tribune last week prior to the vote.
“They can target government and stakeholders about fish, wildlife, habitat and firearms in B.C.”
Members of the BCWF receive a monthly magazine, Outdoor Edge, and rejoining opens up several doors for the WLSA to take advantage of, Monita said, including a personalized identification card, discounted merchandise and services, club promotion and programs such as a B.C. National Archery in the Schools program, conservation and outdoor recreation education, Youth for Conservation, wetlands education and wilderness watch, to name a few.
The WLSA had opted out of the BCWF for the past two years.
Cariboo Canucks First Nations Hockey Tournament coming up
The Cariboo Canucks Hockey Club’s First Nations Hockey Tournament takes place Dec. 27-28 at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex.
The tournament will feature competitive, recreational, 40-plus masters and ladies’ divisions.
Prize money will be awarded to first-, second- and third-place teams in the competitive division (eight teams), while T-shirts will be presented to winning teams in the other divisions.
The tournament is non-contact in all divisions.
First place in the competitive division will take home $3,000, while second and third place will win $2,000 and $1,000, respectively.
Entry fee, roster and waiver forms are required by Dec. 19 at 3 p.m. to Cecil Grinder.
For more information about registration, or if you’d like to volunteer for one of multiple jobs during and before the tournament, contact Grinder at 250-392-8778 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.