Membership in the S.S.A. shows that I believe in the values of, and I understand that, as a member of the S S A, I am automatically a member of the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters. This entitles me to all privileges set out in the O F A H including the pledge: "I give my pledge, as a Canadian, to save and faithfully defend from waste, the natural resources of my Country its soils and minerals, its air, waters, forests, and wildlife."
This membership also entitles me to coverage under the O F A H members Public Liability Insurance Policy for $3,000,000 as well as an Out of Doors year’s magazine subscription which includes the Angler and Hunter Hotline.
As an applicant for membership in the Sydenham Sportsmen’s Association, I am aware that if I am accepted as a new member of the Club, I will hav access to training in the safe and proper use of firearms and the use of the rifle and small arms firing range maintained by the Association.
I acknowledge and agree that the Sydenham Sportsmen’s Association has a right to know if any member or prospective member of the Club has a criminal record, has a conviction under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act or the Fisheries Act or is subject to any charge, restriction order or court proceedings which would in any way, limit, restrict or prevent my ownership and or use of firearms.
I therefore authorize the Sydenham Sportsmen’s Association to make such inquiries as it may deem necessary of any municipal or provincial police force or the Ministry of Natural Resources concerning the existence of any criminal record or record of conviction under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act or the Fisheries Act which I may have and I hereby agree to sign such authorization and permission as may be required by any municipal or provincial police force or Ministry of Natural Resources personnel to release information to the Sydenham Sportsmen’s Association regarding any criminal record or restraint order or record of conviction under the Fish and Game Conservation Act or the Fisheries Act and generally any information which may be relevant to the issue of the use of firearms by me.
If any such inquiry reveals the existence of a criminal record of any sort, I hereby agree to apply and obtain a transcript of my complete criminal record and provide it to the Sydenham Sportsmen’s Association as part of my application for membership. Failure to supply the information required by the Sydenham Sportsmen’s Association regarding a criminal record or other court proceedings or charges, shall constitute withdrawal of the application for membership by me.
I hereby agree that the information supplied by me concerning any of above matters shall be provided by me on a confidential basis to the governing Executive Committee of the Sydenham Sportsmen’s Association.
I hereby agree that the decision of the Executive Committee of the Sydenham Sportsmen’s Association as to the eligibility for membership in the Sydenham Sportsmen’s Association shall be final and without appeal.
I hereby release and forever discharge the Sydenham Sportsmen’s Association, the members of the Executive Committee and all members from any and all actions, claims and demands for damages, loss or injury howsoever arising which may hereafter be sustained by myself as a result of the disclosure of information by any police force or by me to the above named organization.
You must agree to the above Release and Discharge Statement to be considered
for Membership in the Sydenham Sportsmens Association.