We are committed to increasing participation of Canadians in the sport of Tug of War, to helping them to become an international success and to challenging them to realize personal excellence. In doing so we seek to positively impact our communities by building into our participants those values that are inherent in our sport.
The following values are core to our mission. They provide the lens through which we envision our objectives and our future:
Leadership – Enabling participants to succeed by providing sound development programs and membership support guided by responsible, qualified coaches, officials and administrators.
Fairness – Providing programs, training and competitions that are fair, ethical, transparent and accessible.
Inclusiveness – Making the sport accessible to anyone regardless of whom, what or where they are, what resources they lack, or any other challenge they face.
Teamwork – Cooperative efforts among club members on the field and among partners to achieve common goals, improving individually and collectively. Athletes are at the centre of the process from which our programs and policies are conceived and implemented.
Pursuit of Excellence – Thinking and acting in a focused, constructive manner to achieve excellence at all levels of participation. It is the pursuit as much as the realization of excellence that makes us better on and off the field.
Tug of war is ideal for personal and group development in any community. It is easy to do yet difficult to do well. It builds dedication, teamwork, discipline, strength and stamina. It is aggressive yet it is very safe; it is non-contact and non-violent. It is competitive yet starting out in it requires little equipment and no special facilities. It has divisions for people of any size, either gender and almost any age. It offers many benefits with little risk or cost.
We collaborate with experienced athletes as well as responsible, qualified coaches, officials and administrators to conceive and implement programs furthering our mission. These programs make more communities familiar with our sport; our sport more accessible to them; participation in it fun, safe and fair. By extension our sport will become more relevant to and popular among Canadians.
We develop policies and programs that recognize the changing needs of modern society and modern sports while safeguarding the noble characteristics of an ancient sport more than two millennia old. And we recognize the evolution of our sport and country leading those committed to both to work together, from coast to coast, to achieve increased enjoyment, improved communities, and shared victory in international competition.