The Voyageurs since the beginning in Edmonton in 1996 has always been an ad hoc organization doing what it could to support our national teams. We grew from a small group of dedicated Canadian supporters to a large group of dedicated Canadian supporters.
We moved from meeting in small groups in cafes with illegal satellite dishes to booking event halls that hold 1000 people.
Towards the end of World Cup Qualifying in 2012 we were putting over 3000 people into the stadium. It was successful, but it was not being done well enough, or rather not being done as well as it could be. We needed resources we just didn't have.
You do not need to be a member to join us in the supporters section. Membership just gets you a bunch cool stuff and helps support what we do.
Approximately $10 from every membership will go towards helping run The Voyageurs and the development of Mission 2015
. The goal of Mission 2015 is to build the largest supporters section in Canadian history at kick off at the Women's World Cup.
Some examples of where the money is spent.
- Dedicated server costs
- Mailing list hosting
- Social media advertising
- Promotional material & mail outs
- Booth for use at events
- Capital outlay for inventory
- Office costs - Paper, staionary, envelopes, letterhead ect..
You can find out more about what is offered in the membership package here