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BCWF All Round Shoot – 26th May – Dorman Range

“All Round” Shoot at Dorman Range

Be ready for the “All Round” Shoot on May 26. This shoot is a fund raiser for the BCWF Action Fund. There will be lots of prizes, and of course, a delicious lunch.

There will be 115 ‘birds’ altogether: 25 handicap, 25 wobblers, 15 skeet (4 each at positions 1, 4, & 7 and 3 at position 8) and 50 sporting clays on Stations 6 to 10.

Come on out!

General Meeting – Wednesday 23rd May 2018

Wednesday 23rd May 2018 – General Meeting at Parksville Community and Conference Centre. The meeting starts at 7pm.

Guest Speaker – Bob Hooton. Steelhead in BC.

Help Wanted!

  1. A member to coordinate Summer Picnic? Budgeted funding for event.
  2. Membership and Web Site Administrator (see below for details)
  3. Communications Administrator (see below for details)

I challenge all members to consider these positions. This is better with your involvement. Without active members we will see increased fees to outsource services in the future!

Also attached a letter, sent on behalf of the club to MP regarding bill C-71.

18, 4, 17 Bill C – 71 club letter to Min Goodale

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For the role of Membership Admin and Web Administrator, the candidates should be proficient in the following skills:

  • WordPress
  • cPanel and general web hosting management
  • Database function and design
  • Data management and privacy
  • Excel and VBA scripts
  • Google Calendar
  • Good customer-facing skills

For the role of Communications Admin, the candidates should have the following:

  • Excellent customer-facing skills
  • Proficiency in MailChimp and general email distribution list skills
  • Newsletter creation and distribution
  • WordPress

New Board of Directors

On the 29th March 2018, PQFG held it’s Annual General Meeting.  Overall the meeting was well attended and we would like to thank everyone that came out and thanks to those who were key in organising the event.

Introducing your new board of Directors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The BOD photo depicts from left to right:  Don Mcllhargey, Phil Betts, Bob Patterson, Rion Porteous, Julie Blood (Secretary), Rod Wiebe (Vice President), Don Jordan, Lynn Wiebe (Treasurer), Doug Kitts (President).  Missing from photo:  Bruce Wall, Phil Charlesbois and Gordon Gebhardt.

 

 

Marion Baker Hatchery Report – April 2018

Marion Baker Hatchery Report

Our Chum (estimated at 100,000) and Coho (estimated at 35,000) fry are packing on the weight (actually grams) as they compete for the tasty, nutritious fish food morsels that we toss into their tanks three times a day. We’re estimating that by the end of April, the Chum will have grown enough (approximately 1 gram in size) to be released into the French Creek. The Chum will then proceed directly out to the ocean.

The Coho fry will have their adipose fin clipped to identify them as hatchery reared fish sometime in June prior to their release. If you are available to help with the fin clip or would like to drop by and see what the process entails or take part in the fry transport to various locations up French Creek please call or send an e-mail to Don at donjor56@shaw.ca. It is an interesting experience with a wide assortment of jobs and a devoted and fun group of volunteers. Coffee, donuts and lunch are provided.

Pete Redford (volunteer boss man) 250-752-6388 predford@shaw.ca 

Don Jordan  250-586-0761  donjor56@shaw.ca

14th Annual Rod and Gun Show – Sunday May 27th

 

14th Annual Rod and Gun Show

Sunday May 27th, 2018

Arrowsmith Hall

Coombs Fairgrounds on Ford Rd.

Behind the Coombs General Store

Many Great Deals on new and used items for the outdoors person

Doors open at 8:00 AM

Pancake breakfast and Lunch available

$5.00 admission to males over 16; free for women

 

Call for Details or Table Rentals

Graham Alexander  250-240-0459

 

Bill C-71: Information & Assessment

Bill C-71 has been introduced by the federal Liberal Party to amend several parts of the current laws governing firearms. There is much debate and opinion so for the benefit of our PQFG membership and the wider firearms community in general, we have tried to collate some educational material to allow users to create an informed stance. Normally, we would seek the views of informed supporters and detractors but in the case of Bill C-71, we have been unable to find any supporting view that is ‘informed’. While we recognise the bias of an organisation such as PQFG in assessments of this nature, it would have been enlightening to find at least some material supporting C-71 for the purposes of critical thought. Regrettably, we have been unable to do so.

The assessments below are made by recognised experts in the shooting sports community.

Canadian Shooting Sports Association:
Team CSSA News Release | Bill C-71 | March 20, 2018

Team CSSA Special Report | Bill C-71 – Another Liberal Betrayal of Canadians | March 23, 2018

TEAM CSSA TALKING POINTS | Bill C-71 | March 25, 2018

Canadian National Firearm Association:
The NFA to mount campaign against Liberal Bill C-71

C-71: NFA executive summary and analysis by Guy Lavergne

Others:
Ian Runkle – Firearms Law & Criminal Defence (Facebook blog)

Response to Liberal claims of increased firearm crime by expert statisticians | CBC

If you find other reputable analysis either supporting or criticising C-71, please submit them to info@pqfg.org and we will look at including them here.