Frequently Asked Questions
How do I join the CDMC?
To join the CDMC, you will need to complete a Membership Registration form, submit a CDMC/FMCBC Waiver form, and submit membership fees. Go to the Members / Registration and Waivers page to get started!
How long is my membership good for?
CDMC Memberships are annual from January 1 to December 31. Membership fees paid from January 1-October 31 are valid until December 31 of that year. Membership fees paid November 1 – December 31 are valid until December 31 of the following year.
What is an Associate Membership?
Associate Member fees are available for CDMC members who have already paid FMCBC fees to another club. The members’ “home club” information will be collected for CDMC records.
Does the CDMC have a Guest Member/Trial Membership option?
The CDMC does not have a Guest Member or Trial Membership option. All participants on CDMC trips must be paid members.
Does the CDMC have a family rate, or can my children join a trip with me?
The CDMC does not have a family rate. All participants on CDMC trips must be paid members. Children over the age of 6 may be paid members of the CDMC, but must be accompanied on CDMC trips by a member parent or guardian. Children will need to have a Meetup.com account in order to be signed up for CDMC trips and events.
Are the trips safe?
The club endeavors to conduct its activities in a safe manner, yet there is always some risk when venturing into the outdoors. There are two main sources of risk: Natural Hazards and Group Decision making.
Details about the types of natural hazards you may encounter on a CDMC trip can be found on the waiver form.
You can minimize risks of injury from natural hazards by:
- Wearing proper footwear and clothing suitable for the trip.
- Packing a useful personal first aid kit.
- Packing extra warm and water-proof clothing.
- Choosing trips within your comfort zone. If new to the club start out on easier trips. Ask the trip leader about the trip if you are unsure.
Sometimes unforeseen decisions need to be made by the trip leader and/or the group about the route to take, whether to continue the trip or turn around, whether to split into smaller groups, etc. There is a risk these decisions will have a negative outcome. Our trip leaders are not professional guides, but are members who volunteer their time to further the goals of the club. You can help in these situations by offering your thoughts in a considerate manner, keeping in mind that the trip leader needs to think of the safety of the group as a whole.
For a more thorough list of hiker responsibilities refer to our Guidelines for Hikers.
How do I log in to access the Member Resources page?
To access the Member Resources page, click on the Members menu and select Member Resources. Enter your Username and Password in the fields and click “Login”. You can also Log in by clicking on “Login” in the top right-hand corner of this page.
For further information on how these forms are addressed, and the CDMC resolution process, please refer to the document CDMC Resolution process