REQUIRED for all Coaches and Bench Personnel
Thank you for taking the time to volunteer with our Association. Without volunteers like you we would not be able to operate. We wish you all the best with your season. May you be successful and have fun. Lacrosse rocks!
In order to best protect the children in our Association, we require you to take the time to have a criminal record check done. We will not allow any coach or assistant coach to operate in our Association without this check. Please complete the attached forms (and initial items 1-4 on page 1) and then personally attend at the RCMP station closest to where you reside to file the form. If you reside in the Municipality of North Cowichan, you must take your forms to the Community Police Station (beside Bank of Montreal) in Duncan. The Duncan, North Cowichan, Chemainus RCMP offices are requesting all CRC to go through the Community Police Office. You will be required to bring this letter with you so that the RCMP know that this check is being done for volunteer purposes and no charge is attached to this service. You must also bring in 2 pieces of ID.
We must have this check completed as soon as possible, and by no later than May 1, 2017. Chad O’Brien 2nd VP will be contacting you to obtain the completed check after that date. We appreciate that this is a bit of an inconvenience however; we are doing this to ensure the safety of our children and for no other purpose. We require ALL of our coaches AND bench personnel to complete this process.
The RCMP advise me that they will not be sending out the completed check to you, but you can find out roughly how long it will take so that you can arrange for pick up. If your check turns up with an old charge that is not of a concern for our purposes, we can attend with you at the RCMP station to confirm that this is the case. They will not divulge what the charge is but will advise us only that it is not of any concern for our purposes.
Cowichan Valley Lacrosse President