Online 2018 membership registration is now available. Here's the online registration form. A membership purchased now will be valid until 31 December 2018.
The membership fee for 2018 is $40. If you have a 2017 membership (acquired between 1 October 2016 and 30 September 2017), to encourage you to renew your membership early, your membership fee will be reduced by $5 if you renew before January 31.
If you're not a member, and you have been paying non-member activity fees while out on hikes with us since October 1, you can deduct all of the fees that you paid until Sunday, December 3, inclusive, as long as you become a member by December 31. The normal one-week limit for becoming a member after paying the non-member activity fee applies to all outings after December 3.
For the past few years, the membership fee had been reduced to $30 as we were purposefully running large deficits so that we could reduce our bank balance to stay within the levels mandated in our bylaws. While we were doing this, we also added a number of popular events, such as the annual autumn bus trip to Mt. Tremblant. We are now within the budget limits. To prevent us from dropping below the lower limit and to continue to support these and other programs, we returned the membership fee to its historical level of $40.