1. The Dominion Sports Championships are open to ALL members as defined in the
General By-laws of the Royal Canadian Legion.
2. Eligible members must have paid their membership dues and have their
membership card for the year in which the championship is being held in their
possession at site of the championship.
3. To be able to participate in a Dominion Seniors Sports Championship, the
member must be 55 years of age prior to 1st.January of the year in which the
championship is being held.
COMPOSITE BRANCH TEAMS
4. Members of a team shall belong to the same branch within their parent
command. An exception to this criterion is as follows:
a. Any Branch with less than 100 members in any one Zone may join with another
branch within the same zone.
5. A member, who has transferred or in the process of transferring, to be
eligible, must have been a member of their new branch as of 31st. January of the
year preceding the year of the championship. In other words, in order for the
members to participate at a Dominion Championship to be held April 2006, they
must have been a member of their new branch as of 31st. January 2005 (This is an
Example as the years change)
6. It has been recognized that a rigid application of the above criteria can be
unfair. Exceptions have been authorized to permit members in the following
circumstances to participate.
a. An eligible member, in good standing, who is a member of a branch that was
required to surrender its Charter to Dominion Command and the member has
transferred to another branch, shall enjoy the same rights and privileges he
would have enjoyed had the Charter not been surrendered and the Branch
b. New members (defined as Ordinary, Associate and Affiliate) in good standing
to participate at all levels of competition immediately, this includes
Reinstated members provided they are in good standing.
c. A member, who retires or who has been transferred by his employer, or the
member's personal circumstances dictate a change of employment, is eligible to
participate at Dominion sports events providing the member can, on demand,
provide proof that the transfer was initiated by the employer, the person was a
member of a branch at his former place of residence on or before 31st. January
of the year preceding the year in which the competition is to take place, and
the member changes his permanent place of residence.
d. Further to 6 (c) above, the member has one year of grace, from the effective
date of retirement, change of employment and/or permanent residence, to transfer
his/her membership to his/her new branch and be eligible to play sports
e. Amalgamated Branches – As per Section 616 i. of the General By-Laws, all the
members of the branches shall become members of the amalgamated branch as of the
date of amalgamation. Therefore, the transfer rules will apply to any member who
chooses to transfer to a different branch rather than maintaining their
membership at the amalgamated branch.
Deadline Dates: The deadline date shown on each Zone Sports Event poster is the date the ZONE SPORTS CHAIR must have all the paper work, NOT the date the Branch Sports Chairman must have it.
Branch Sports Chairs must complete the registration forms and have them, and a cheque, IN THE HANDS OF the Zone Sports Chair ON or BEFORE the deadline date. Past that date, neither individuals nor teams will be eligible to participate.