Dear Nanaimo Fish and Game Members,
Over the last few months, the Club has undergone a number of changes and the Executive greatly appreciate your understanding and patience. During our closure, we implored you to continue to renew your memberships so that we could continue to maintain the Club and support initiatives that matter to our membership. In an overwhelming show of support for the Club, you did just that and the Executive offered to extend memberships by the duration of the closure to show our appreciation.
The Executive has explored a number of options in an attempt to implement this. The unfortunate reality is we will not be able to do it. As many of you are aware, your Nanaimo Fish and Game membership includes membership in the BCWF and with that third party liability, ATV and boat insurance. By extending your membership, your BCWF membership and insurance would lapse, leaving you uninsured for the duration of the extension. The Executive sincerely apologises for this. In lieu of the extension, the Executive would like to offer the membership reimbursement for the nine weeks you were unable to use the facilities. This would amount to between $9 and $23, depending on your membership type. If you would like to take the Club up on this offer, please email Nanaimofishandgamerefund@gmail.com. Members will have until Nov. 30, 2020 to claim their refund. Should the Club be required to close again due to COVID-19, we would be unable to offer an extension/reimbursement due to the complications outlined above.
Alternatively, if you would like to consider those nine weeks as a donation to your Club, the Executive would be immensely appreciative and would put the funds towards daily operations, as well as, support for important initiatives such as the CCFR’s opposition to the recent gun ban and to the Nature Trust’s bid to acquire property along the Salmon River.
Again, the Executive would like to apologize for this and hope for your understanding in this unusual circumstance. Thank you again for your patience and cooperation during this trying time.
John Noble, President
Nanaimo Fish and Game Protective Association