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New Provincial Sports Organizations/Municipal Sport Councils/Clubs Associate Membership

Sports Officials Canada (SOC) now offers a bulk registration program for our iMembership Program with lots of bonus features.  We have also initiated a special Associate membership program directed towards Provincial Sport Organizations (PSO) and Municipal Sport Councils (MSC).  This new PSO/MSC Associate membership will provide access to the activities of SOC including the annual Professional Development Conference at a reduced rate.  Currently SOC has three levels of membership:  National Sport Organization (Voting Member), Associate Membership (Non-Voting Member) and two categories of iMembership (Individual Membership) – Basic & Enhanced (includes the SOC "gap" insurance program).

Whether you choose to join as an Associate Member or not, PSOs, Sport Councils, clubs and leagues will now be able to bulk register their individual officials at a prorated discount based on the number you register:  
< 50               $10.00     per member
   50 - 75          $9.75     per member
   76 - 125        $9.50      per member    
   126 - 200      $9.25      per member
> 200              $9.00      per member


Classes of Membership

There are four classes of membership, charter members, voting members, associate members (2 levels) and individual members.

  1. The charter members are the applicants for incorporation of the S.O.C.
  2. The voting members shall be the representative of each of those who apply for membership and are accepted by the board to represent:
    - an officials association of a national sport organization; or
    - an officials association of a professional sport organization.
  3. The associate members shall be those individuals or representatives of organizations that are interested in promoting the objects and the work of the S.O.C. and apply for membership and are accepted by the board.
  4. The individual members (iMembers) shall be those individuals that are interested in promoting the objects and the work of the S.O.C.

Membership Fees

Membership fees for the various classes of membership shall be set by the Board of Directors, as determined from time to time.
Voting Members - $100.00
National Associate Members - $50.00
PSO/MSC/Club Associate Members - $40.00
Basic Individual Members - $10.00
Enhanced Individual Members (includes Insurance) $26.00

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View / download the Individual membership application in PDF format



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Badminton Canada has a new BWF Certified Umpire– Gérald Arseneault

Badminton Canada is pleased to announce that the BWF Events Committee on 26 May 2014 confirmed Gérald Arseneault as a BWF Certificated Umpire. 
Gérald has been a physical education teacher since 1990 and currently teaches elementary school in Quispamsis NB. Although he never played badminton at a high level but has always enjoy the game since he started playing in middle school. In 1985, Gérald was introduced to the officiating part of badminton while attending the Université de Moncton and has remained an active official with Badminton Canada ever since.
“We are so pleased that Gérald has achieved this level of recognition for his hard work” stated Peter Golding (President of Badminton Canada) “there are only about fifty umpires of at this level in the world and we thank him for his dedication to this important aspect of our sport.”


John Bieniewicz, U.S. soccer ref, dies after being punched during match

A man who was punched in the head over the weekend while refereeing an adult-league soccer match in suburban Detroit died Tuesday, authorities and a longtime friend of the referee said.
John Bieniewicz, who was attacked Sunday at a park in Livonia, died at Detroit Receiving Hospital, said hospital spokesman Alton Gunn, Livonia police and the man's longtime friend, Jim Acho.
Police Lt. Tom Goralski said a 36-year-old man punched Bieniewicz in the head after the referee indicated he planned to eject the man from the game. Baseel Abdul-Amir Saad of Dearborn was arraigned Monday on a charge of assault with intent to do great bodily harm. The Wayne County prosecutor's office said the charges would be reviewed and possibly amended when it had the necessary documentation.


NEW Human Kinetics Book of the Season Now Available

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Order now and get your Partners-only special through HKCanada. Another great iPartner benefit brought to you by Sports Officials Canada.  To access the order codes, just sign in and go to the "Members Benefits" section.  Not an individual partner (member)?  Sign up today and access all of the great iPartner benefits.

Shades of Summer is Back for all SOC iPartners

Shades of Summer is back from the Westmont Hospitality Group!  Book a two night stay at participating hotels and receive 25% off your second night, book three nights and get 50% of the third.  Some also offer a free breakfast for two and free parking. Hotels include selected Holiday Inns, Deltas, Radissons, Hiltons, Travel Lodge, Comfort Inn and more.  This promo will run  from June 16th until September 2nd 2014. 
For the link to the promo flyers with all the details, just log in and go to the Members Benefits section of this website.  Not an SOC iPartner?  Join now and take advantage of these great Summer Promotions.

Sports Officials Canada Announces 2014 Award Winners and Hall of Fame Inductees

OTTAWA — Sports Officials Canada announced today that Figure Skating judge Beth Crane of Burnaby, B.C. and Athletics official Dennis Beerling of Saskatoon, SK have been named Canada’s top female and male officials, winning the 2014 SOC Awards of Excellence.  They are two of a slate of 4 winners announced by Sports Officials Canada for its annual awards and Hall of Fame inductions. They are joined by Wayne Pomario of Vancouver, BC from Cycling in the Builder Category and NHL hockey referee Don Van Massenhoven of Strathroy, ON for the Ron Foxcroft Award for Professionals.
....The awards will be presented on Saturday September 27, 2014 at the Sports Officials Canada Hall of Fame Dinner, being held in conjunction with their annual conference at the Delta Ottawa City Centre in Ottawa, Ontario.


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