Documents for the 2017 AGM

  • Special Resolution: click here
  • Final constitution and by-laws for transition: click here. This is a 20 pages document. Copies are available from the office on request.
  • Comparative Financial Statements: click here.
  • Frequently asked questions document published by the Province of British Columbia regarding the New Societies Act: click here.

The VTRA Annual General Meeting will take place on Saturday 18 November 2017, between 10:00am and 12:00pm, at the VTRA facility, located 6917 Veyaness Road in Saanichton.

The AGM is the opportunity for all our members (voting or not) to come and learn about the achievements of the past year, and the work the Board of Directors has been accomplishing, in the background.

This year, the VTRA is bringing itself in compliance with the new BC Societies Act.
“The Societies Act came into effect November 28, 2016 and governs how societies (not-for-profit corporations) are created and run in B.C. The Act includes significant updates to allow for more flexibility in how societies operate, while still protecting the public interest.” (Government of BC website).

Following this important change, the VTRA Governance Committee, chaired by Sara Pash and then Isobel Doyle<, undertook the monumental task to review and re-write our Constitution and By-laws according to the new legal dispositions. They were helped in this process by Berry Hykin, of Woodward & Co., who very graciously assisted the committee pro bono. The committee and the board would like to take this opportunity to thank Berry and her firm for all the help they have been willing to provide the Victoria Therapeutic Riding Association in this process.

On November 18th, 2017, the VTRA membership will get a chance to vote on the adoption of the new Constitution and By-Laws as approved by the VTRA Board of Directors on October 13, 2017. Once these documents are ready for consultation will post them on the web-site.

Membership is available on an annual basis, at $20, or you can opt for a life time membership for $200. Do not hesitate to contact the office if you would like to join the VTRA membership, or simply bring the fee with you on November 18th.

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