2018 AGM Youth Program

62nd Annual General Meeting & Convention

-Youth Program-

Registrations are now OPEN

This year the AGM’s Youth Program focuses on getting youth outdoors, developing, and sharing the skills that the Federation is built on.


Thursday, April 12, 2018 – Saturday, April 14, 2018




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The youth will engage in the following activities:

Lake Fishing


Youth will head off to a local lake where they will spend the day fishing in boats guided by experienced Kamloops District Fish and Game Club (KDFGC) volunteers. Kamloops is known for its world-class fly fishing! Fish caught may either be retained (within daily limits) or released dependent on the wishes of the youth participant.Youth will be provided with fishing gear and life jackets. Although fishing gear will be provided, youth are welcome to bring their own fishing equipment.

Youth over the age of 16 years must be in possession of a valid angling license for the 2018 year.

NOTE:  Should open water conditions (due to late spring ice breakup) not be available at any of the proposed lakes for this day’s youth program, organizers will look at the possibility of undertaking an ice fishing day on a lake with sufficient ice thickness to undertake this activity. Should this ice fishing option also not be available due to unsafe ice conditions, organizers will put together alternative programs for the youth.


Range Day – Trap & Skeet Shooting / Archery


Youth will be brought to the Kamloops Shotgun Sports (KSS) Shooting Club outdoor range to participate in trap and skeet shooting as well as archery.Shotguns, clay bird targets, shotgun shells, hearing and eye protection, and archery equipment will be provided for all youth participants. A fly tying demonstration in the clubhouse may also be held in conjunction with the shooting activities – time permitting.


Hiking and Outdoor Skills at Tranquille River


Youth will be guided on a hike by both KDFGC volunteers and BCWF staff at Tranquille River, just outside Kamloops. There, youth will be taught advance ‘Bear Aware’ and AdventureSmart programs. Time permitting, youth will also be taught outdoor skills (e.g. firebuilding and shelter-building) tailored to their skill level.  

For all activities, Youth should be prepared to deal with potentially inclement weather during this event and are responsible for bringing appropriate clothing.   


Youth delegates whether voting or non-voting attending the BC Wildlife Federation AGM & Convention must be between the ages of 14 to 18, inclusive.

Each Region of the BC Wildlife Federation is entitled to send one (1) Voting Youth Delegate to the AGM, whose registration must be submitted through the Region. Any Member Club or Region is entitled to send a Youth Delegate to the BC Wildlife Federation AGM; limits on the number of voting delegates for each Club remains the same regardless of whether or not the voting delegate is a youth.

Youth members can also be sent to participate in the AGM as non-voting members.

The registration fee for any youth delegate, whether a Club Youth Delegate or Regional Youth Delegate, is $225.00. All Youth Delegates attending the AGM are encouraged to participate in the Youth Program that is offered coinciding with the Thursday, Friday and Saturday sessions.

The Youth Program involves several activities that will take place concurrently with the main conference. These activities may be at an outside location; appropriate outdoor clothing and footwear is recommended.

Transportation and meals will be provided by BCWF for all AGM youth program activities.

Youth Delegate attendance is mandatory for the following AGM events:

Opening Ceremonies, Closed Members’ Sessions, Resolutions Sessions, Presentation of Candidates and Elections.

All Youth Delegates attending the AGM MUST be accompanied by a designated chaperone for the duration of the AGM. The chaperone will be responsible for ensuring that all behaviour and conduct is appropriate and will be asked to provide an “in case of emergency” contact number for times when youth activities are off site.

Youth delegates will be asked to fill out an emergency contact form, at the beginning of the AGM, specifying any allergies or important medical information.

Regions and Clubs are responsible for arranging travel to the AGM and appropriate accommodation for Youth Delegates.