- NEWS -
Fellow BCRA Members,
As you are well aware, the COVID 19 pandemic has affected many facets of our day-to-day lives including our ability to participate in recreational shooting activities. Since the start of the pandemic, there has been no civilian access to military ranges and that remains the situation for the next while. Access to private ranges is limited, and in many instances, only to members for personal shooting, and for limited durations. Given the current situation, the BCRA will honour current memberships to the end of 2021.
At the 2020 BCRA Annual General Meeting, by membership vote, the BCRA changed status with the DCRA from being conjoint to becoming an affiliate of the DCRA. In doing so, BCRA membership fees are reduced; however, members will still be required to have a current DCRA membership to shoot on military ranges. The DCRA is in the process of simplifying their membership structure and it is understood that membership will include discounts with a number shooting vendors across Canada. The structure and details are in the process of being finalized and it is expected that details will be posted on the DCRA website following approval at their AGM which is upcoming in the next few weeks. Several members of the BCRA executive are exploring shooting opportunities for the upcoming season; however, these opportunities will need to align with current provincial health orders. When details become available, they will be posted to the BCRA website and distributed by email to the membership.
We thank-you for your patience and stay well.
Brian L.J. Mylleville
- 2021 -
General Bulletin - DCRAAs there have been a number of changes to the DCRA membership structure, we'd like to confirm the process for the upcoming membership year (1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022). There are two ways to obtain or renew your membership, based on your province or area of residence. Please keep in mind that all individuals who will be shooting on military ranges, across the country, must hold DCRA membership in order to be insured for shooting activities.
If you are a resident of MB, the National Capital Region, QC or PEI, and please contact their leadership to arrange for membership:
National Capital Region (http://www.ncrra.ca/index.php/side-membership)
Prince Edward Island (http://www.peipra.ca/membership-application/)
For all other provinces (British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador), please complete the appropriate membership form and return it to the DCRA office (firstname.lastname@example.org). email@example.com).
- 2020 -
North Thompson Fish and Game is hosting an F Class match on 1/2 AugMatch will be shot only @ 700M
3 strings of 2 convertible sighters and 15 for score on Sat, 2 on Sunday.
Match fees are $60. No lunch or drinks will be provided.
COVID rules (social distancing etc,).
KTSA Art Bourne Match will happen on 30-31 MayIf KTSA gets enough entries, we will be holding The Art Bourne Match on May 30-31.
We will be using electronic targets and shoot 900 both days.
No lunch so bring your own and we will be shooting string to maintain social distancing.
No trophies but maybe prize money.
May 1st - New Firearms RegulationsBy now you probably have all heard about the new firearms regulations that have been brought into effect by the Federal Government. I am not here to comment on the regulations but rather to inform our members on how the BCRA is responding to these regulations. As a Provincial Association we are working with the Dominion of Canada Rifle Association in a consolidated response, as this affects all shooting disciplines from coast to coast. I have attached the latest Bulletin from the DCRA as well as a PDF of the regulations. As things evolve I will try to keep you all informed. Remember that these regulations affect us all regardless of the discipline we have chosen to pursue.
May 3rd shoot - Nanaimo Range CANCELLEDHello Island Shooters!
I've checked with Range Control and our booking for May 3rd is cancelled.
Range access is currently limited to DND 'operational' personnel only.
Our next booking is for June 7th - keep dry firing, SCATTing, etc.!
March Match in Campbell River - Cancelled due to Covid19Campbell River Gun Club will be hosting a match along the lines of the US PRS style matches
- Details are on the match website at riflematch.com.
- 2019 -
2019 Winners of the Lt. Governor's Prize
Greg Deleenheer (left) - F-Open, Robert Pitcairn (seated) - TR, Bill Peacock (right) -FTR