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2020 DRAFT Financials are available to view

Posted by BCSSA Office at Aug 19, 2020 12:50PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

The 2020 DRAFT Financials were presented to the membership on Monday evening at the Annual General Meeting on Zoom.

As noted during the meeting, please be aware that these are DRAFTS, and subject to amendments, however these are accurate to the best of our knowledge. They have not yet gone through the review engagement. We have retained an accounting firm to review them, which when complete the finals will be distributed.

The firm we have performing this review is Pacific Chartered Advisors LLP in Langley, BC. (

DRAFT 2020 Financial Profit and Loss statement:

DRAFT 2020 Financials Balance Sheet:

The document ProfitandLoss.pdf was attached to this post.


The 2020 Annual Report is now available for online viewing!

This year’s Annual General Meeting will be held via ZOOM online meetings because of the Corona-virus Covid-19.

Each Club President has been sent a link for their club’s official voting delegate. Please confirm the name of the official designated voting designate who will be attending to:

All members are welcome to attend the meeting and you must register in advance in order to receive your login details:

Register in advance for this meeting:

We look forward to seeing you online there!

The document 2020_BCSSA_Annual_Report.pdf was attached to this post.


In accordance with Bylaw 3.15.A – Meetings of the Members – notice is hereby given that the 2020 Annual General Meeting of the society will be held on Monday, August 17, 2020 at 7:30 pm via Zoom virtual meeting due to the novel Corona virus Covid-19 pandemic.

1. To receive the report of the Directors and approve the financial statements for the year ended March 31st, 2020;
2. To elect Directors for the positions which are due for election;
3. To vote on any motion that has been brought forward; and,
4. To discuss new business that is brought forward during the Annual General Meeting.

The Annual Report is not included with this Notice of AGM due to the cost of printing and shipping to members. A copy of the 2020 AGM report will be sent to all club presidents as well as posted on two weeks prior to the AGM.

By order of the Board
Dated July 6, 2020

Danny Schilds
President, BCSSA


As of July 1st, our COVID Cup Program has concluded. We wanted to thank everyone who participated and those who help make this happen. The results of the weekly prize draw winners will be posting in the coming week. Thank you all for keeping the BCSSA spirit alive!


The Province has made the process for amateur sport organizations to get back to play easier by protecting organizations from Covid-19 liabilities, provided they are complying with public health orders and provincial sport guidelines.

The Government of BC has created a ministerial order that protects amateur sport organizations, their employees and volunteers from liability.

“We want to make sure children and their families can get the benefits of physical activity and get back to playing the sports they love,” said Lisa Beare, Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture. “Many sports organizations are run by volunteers who need to make sure they are protected for risks related to COVID-19. This order will help cover that risk so people can safely get back to playing sports sooner in their communities.”

BCSSA Provincial Manager Penny Bartel said, “I am thrilled that the Government of British Columbia has worked so swiftly to make this ministerial order a reality. The order will make it easier for our clubs to get swimmers back into the water.”

As most insurance companies are not providing coverage for Covid-19 related damages, which limited our ability to provide sport programming during the pandemic.

The ministerial order protects amateur sport organizations and their representatives from damages resulting directly, or indirectly, from Covid-19 for amateur sports. For example, a sports organization or its representatives will not be liable for a participant in their sports program being exposed to Covid-19 as a result of participation. The liability protection would be in place as long as they follow applicable guidance, such as viaSport’s Return to Sport protocols (adapted within the BCSSA Return to Swimming and Aquatic Sports Workbook) and public health guidance on how to prevent the spread of the virus. This guidance includes encouraging proper hand-washing, regular disinfecting, limiting shared equipment, physical distancing measures and the use of wellness questionnaires and health self-assessment tools.

To view the ministerial order, visit: