Race Officials are an important part of the racing community. For more information on becoming a volunteer race official, e-mail Rudy van Woerkom < raceworker AT wcma DOT ca >, or contact the local WCMA-affiliated club in your area.
Workers’ Travel Fund
The Barrie Main Memorial Motorsport Workers’ Travel Fund
Philosophy: This fund was developed to encourage and assist intra-provincial travel of race officials/workers to work at WCMA sanctioned race events. Eligible recipients are members in good standing with a club affiliated to the Western Canada Motorsport Association (WCMA). The intent of this fund is to maintain similarity with the Competitors Tow Fund Levy.
- A race official/worker must work at least one race* event in two (2) different provinces to qualify, (*means dry track or ice race event)
- Eligible recipients must work the 2 full days of each event attended
- Minimum payout is $2000 per year for the total fund
- Maximum payout is $3500 per year for the total fund
- Payouts based on receipt of the completed application form, in the event of excessive applications, payouts will be based on a first received basis.
- An application must be submitted to the WCMA Administrator.
Funding – Funding is provided by a $5.00 per competitor fee from each WCMA sanctioned road race event paid to WCMA by each club.
Skills & Knowledge Improvements Program
Philosophy - One of the main objectives of the Western Canada Motorsport Association (WCMA) is “the promotion of education in the area of the efficient and safe operation of motorsport events“.
WCMA licenses officials and competitors for the efficient and safe operation of WCMA-sanctioned motorsport events. WCMA licensed officials and competitors must be members of WCMA affiliated clubs. These officials and competitors come from all aspects of motorsport involvement and over the years have earned or gained a great deal of knowledge and experience in all aspects of motorsports.
There are opportunities for skills and knowledge improvement within WCMA affiliated clubs in areas such as:
- Worker recruitment
- Effective worker rewards
- Effective worker retention
- How to organize and run an event
Also, there are opportunities for WCMA affiliated clubs to share best practices between each other, in the areas of event management and not for profit society management.
Criteria - In order to enable and encourage individual members of WCMA affiliated clubs, race officials and competitors to participate in outside training programs, or be able to travel to other affiliated club’s WCMA sanctioned events to share best practices the WCMA offers the Skills and Knowledge Improvement Program (SKIP).
WCMA’s SKIP will be conducted under the following conditions & parameters:
- Application prior to enrollment of an outside training course or best practice visit between clubs must be made. This application must include which affiliated club member or nominee, will be attending outside training or conducting a best practice visit and why. This application must also include details of the outside training course or best practice visit. This application must be made by e-mail to the WCMA Administrator.
- An application must be submitted to the WCMA Administrator at least 6 weeks in advance of the outside training course or visit. Partial applications will be permitted (i.e. final costs or dates are unavailable at the time of application). This application will be circulated to the WCMA Voting Members for approval. Late applications may be considered for approval. Application for a grant does not guarantee that the grant will be approved.
- In a reasonable time after an application is received, WCMA will advise the affiliated club, race official or competitor if the SKIP grant is approved. At that time, the affiliated club, race official or competitor should enroll in their outside training course or plan their best practices visits.
- After proof of successful completion is submitted to WCMA, SKIP reimbursements will be issued to the affiliated club, race official or competitor.
- This program will be limited to actual costs, to a maximum of $300 per annum, per affiliated WCMA affiliated club, race official or competitor.
- Types of outside training that will be considered for SKIP grants could include:
- Not for profit volunteer conferences e.g. Vitalize!
- University, college or public / separate school system extension or continuing education courses pertaining to the management of not for profit societies, in particular worker recruitment, rewards and retention.
- Types of best practice visits that will be considered for SKIP grants could include:
- Observation/ auditing of driving or worker schools put on by a WCMA affiliated club, by another WCMA affiliated club nominee, for the purpose of sharing information.
Funding – Funding is supplied completely by WCMA.