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1. The name of the society is ‘DanceSport BC’ (DSBC), and the society is hereinafter referred to as ‘the Association’.
2. The purposes of the society are:
a. to act as an independent amateur association, governing amateur international-style competitive ballroom dance (DanceSport) in the Province of British Columbia, and to act as the official representative body, representing them nationally as a member of the Canada DanceSport (CDS).
b. to maintain a register of all amateur dancers competing in open and closed competitions held and administered according to the rules of the Association in the Province of British Columbia.
c. to formulate and maintain a rating system for all registered amateur competitors in British Columbia.
d. to further and encourage interest in the sport of dancing in accordance with the principles and standards set by the World DanceSport Federation (WDSF).
e. to promote organized recreational dancing and DanceSport in the community.
f. to encourage all dancers, and potential dancers, to participate in dancing as a performing art, social, and sport activity.
g. to foster friendship and understanding, and to encourage communication between social, amateur and professional dancers.
h. to raise funds to maintain the Association and further the aims set out in this constitution and in the Bylaws of the Association.
3. In the event of the winding up or dissolution of the Association, the funds and assets of the society remaining after the satisfaction of its debts and liabilities shall be given or transferred to such organization or organizations concerned with social problems or organizations promoting the same purposes as this society at the time of winding up or dissolution, and if effect cannot be given to the aforesaid provisions, then such funds shall be given or transferred to some other organizations, provided however that any such organization referred to in this paragraph shall be a registered charity recognized by the Canada Revenue Agency and qualified as such under the Income Tax Act of Canada in effect from time to time.
4. The Association shall be carried on without the purpose of gain for its members and any profits or other gains to the Association shall be used for promoting its purposes.
5. Paragraphs 3 and 4 of this Constitution are unalterable in accordance with the provisions of Section 22 of the Society Act.
6. The operations of the Association will be carried on chiefly in the City of Vancouver, in the Province of British Columbia.