Update: As of October 2017, the Pro Purchase Program is available to current RCABC Instructor and Guide Members!
To increase the value of RCABC membership the association has worked hard to secure several pro purchase opportunities for the membership. Each of these pro deals offer generous discounts on clothing, equipment and services. As instructors, guides and trip leaders RCABC members have a unique opportunity to influence the purchasing decisions of paddling enthusiasts and outdoors people.
Because of this, certain companies have provided the membership with an opportunity to purchase gear at heavily discounted prices. In return they ask that we promote their products and services where appropriate.
The companies and organizations that have extended these pro purchase opportunities to our members deserve our support and our gratitude. The ability to purchase equipment, clothing and services is a privilege that we should all be thankful for. As much as you can, please support these companies/organizations by sharing the benefits of their products.
Each company offers a different program. Instructions on how to access a particular pro purchase program is located on that company’s page and includes possible exceptions. In most cases purchases are limited to active instructor and guide members only and are for personal use only.
This program is growing and new services will be added as they come available so please keep checking back.
Unless noted, all pro purchases made through the pro purchase programs listed here are for personal use only. These programs are not to be used to purchase items for other individuals or businesses unless it is stated otherwise.
Please be discreet and avoid telling clients, guests and students about any discounts on equipment that you may have received. The reason for this is to help to protect the integrity of the program.
If you choose to make purchases through this program please try to learn the locations of local retailers of the products you will be using so that you can better promote them to others.
Any abuse of this program will jeopardize the program for the entire membership of RCABC and will reflect very poorly on the organization. Any abuses will be subject to strict sanctions by the Executive Committee.
Proof of Identity
Some of the programs require proof of current membership. To prove your membership status take a screenshot of your member information page showing your current member status and certification level.