OTCC Registration

30th Annual Ontario Tree Climbing Championship
September 15th, 2018

Canatara Park
1200 Lake Chipican Drive
Sarnia, Ontario.

Registrants must be ISAO members 2 WEEKS PRIOR to OTCC registration; Membership applications will NOT be accepted at the time of registration; * Climbers MUST be at the event site on Friday, Sept 14th for mandatory gear inspection, climber orientation and roll-call.  Anyone not present at 4pm will be disqualified. * There are new rules regarding the OTCC and CSA approved footwear; please see below.* Registration closes at midnight, July 27th.  If 10 women are not registered by this date, all remaining spots will be filled by men on the waiting list, and vice versa.


During the OTCC Competitor’s Discussion Forum held at the ISAO Annual Conference, questions were raised by competitors to the committee surrounding the requirement for competitors to wear CSA approved boots while competing. In response to these questions, the committee agreed to revisit the issue during it’s next meeting. During the committee’s April meeting the matter was raised in regard to keeping with the CSA requirement or following the International Tree Climbing Championship (ITCC) requirements for footwear. As a result, the committee has come to the decision that the requirement for footwear to be CSA approved in addition to meeting the ITCC requirements shall be discontinued. Going forward, all footwear worn by competitors on the day(s) of the event need only comply with ITCC requirements.

Registrant Cancellation Policy Statement

The Ontario Tree Climbing Championship (OTCC) represents a significant investment of time, energy and finances from all parties involved. It is out of respect for the staff, volunteers & participants of the Championship that the OTCC Committee is invoking a no-refund policy for the registration fees of competitors wishing to withdraw their names closer than twenty-one (21) days to the event. Going forward, any registered competitor who withdraws their name closer than twenty-one (21) days prior to the event (barring extenuating circumstances as decided by the Committee) or does not attend roll-call & equipment inspection at the designated time (rendering themselves as ineligible to compete), will not receive a refund of their registration fees.

Any questions regarding the above announcements should be directed to [email protected]


Registration Information

  • Note: HST is included in entry fee.

    Waiver and Hold-Harmless by Contestant In consideration of acceptance of my application for entry as a contestant in the Ontario Tree Climbing Championship (OTCC), I hereby waive any and all claims I may have at any time, and any and all claims which might otherwise be made by, or on behalf of, or on account of me, or by any person or entity in any way as my subroges against the International Society of Arboriculture, or the International Society of Arboriculture, Ontario Chapter, its officers, directors, employees, agents, members, guests, invitees, and any person who would be lawfully entitled to indemnification from any of them for any liability to, or on behalf of, or on account of me, for any injuries or damages of any kind whatsoever arising on account of or in consequence of my activities or participation in the OTCC, or in any other way related to the OTCC. I further agree to hold the International Society of Arboriculture and the International Society of Arboriculture, Ontario Chapter, its officers, directors, employees, agents, members, guests, and invitees, safe and harmless from any expense for defense, settlement, payment of damages, or other expenses relating in any way to injuries sustained by me in any way related to the OTCC. I recognize and assume all risks and danger involved in my participation, and will not under any circumstances rely upon the care, attention, or assurance of anyone other than myself for matters relating to my safety.

After pressing submit you will be redirected to PayPal to collect your payment. *Note even if you do not have a PayPal account, you will still be able to pay there without setting up an account.  All registrants will be charged the registration fee.  IF you are placed on the waitlist, you will be given a full refund.