ORIENTATIONS CANCELLED as of March 23 2020

As of today March 23, 2020 Brokenhead River Game and Fish Association Range will not be holding any Orientations.

We are complying with the current COVID-19 restrictions about ‘distancing’.

Once the situation has been resolved BRGFA will announce the next Orientation.

Thank you for your patience

Colette Marr -Membership Chair

BRGFA Banquet Postponed

MESSAGE FROM RYAN KEEFE

RE: BRGFA BANQUET Postponed

Letter to the membership

To help do our part and help protect our members from Covid-19 a decision to postpone our upcoming banquet has been made.

Once a new date has been selected the information for the banquet will be provided.

We apologize for any inconvenience regarding this decision.

Banquet Chair Ryan Keefe

An Important Message from BRGFA Sporting Clays (March 14 2020)

To all volunteers and shooters:

The health and safety of our Sporting Clays shooting community has always been a top priority to both Dale and I.

The shooting season is quickly approaching, with the first shoot at BRGFA April 18th and the Ladies Learn to Shoot, April 19th, 2020.

Firstly, we would like to let you know that we will be moving forward with sporting clay shoots, along with the Ladies Learn to shoot program at this point in time.  Both of us are monitoring the situation as it unfolds every day and would like everyone to know that we will keep everyone’s health and safety in the forefront of any decisions that are made in respect to Sporting Clays and any of it’s programs.

Since we are moving forward, Dale and I are doing our best to implement adjustments to make sure proper hygiene and health considerations are in place for all volunteers and shooters and will update as quickly as we can.

Dale and I will respect and understand anyone’s decision to not attend event(s), as a shooter and/or a volunteer. Any volunteers that do not wish to work an upcoming event due to the COVID 19, please let us know as soon as possible, so we can make the necessary adjustments.

So as things change/evolve and any further updates are required, cancellations/postponements, we will do our best to get any and all information out to you in a timely fashion. All updates will be posted to the BRGFA website, www.brgf.ca, an email sent to all BRGFA members, and posted to our BRGFA Facebook page.  We will also be providing updates to Manitoba Sporting Clays Association and Canadian National Sporting Clays Association and will ask for distribution on their part.

If you have any questions and/or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.  kellybourns(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)xplornet.com or dale.bourns(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)umanitoba.ca">dale.bourns(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)umanitoba.ca.

Thank you,

Dale & Kelly Bourns

BRGFA Sporting Clays

Ladies Learn to Shoot 2020

BRGFA is hosting another LLTS program. We had 50 women attend 2019’s program. All of the women enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere to learn and they did learn. This year we have a new component called “Basic Wilderness Survival” with our Jason Combe running that program. Attached are 4 registration forms because 2 are for the April program (separate forms for Junior & Adult) and the other 2 are for the May & June programs (separate forms for Junior & Adult).

This is a ladies only program intended to introduce new participants to the shooting sports. Our goal is to teach the joy of shooting as a recreational sport. All participants will be given the opportunity for hands-on experience during the orientation with a goal to increase your skills and comfort in handling shotguns and rifles. Kelly Bourns (Shotgun/Sporting Clay) and Colette Marr (.22/range) as key instructors.
Participants will learn about firearm safety and proper shooting fundamentals in a non-competitive relaxed atmosphere, plus give a range orientation. This event is now open to young ladies 13 ages + who must be accompanied by an adult.

You do not need any previous firearms experience or any equipment to participate in and have a great time! Don’t miss the fun!
All equipment, gear, ammo, firearms are provided. This event is FREE!

For more information or to register, email kellybourns(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)xplornet.com

*Maximum of 24 participants for each of the April 19th Sunday sessions – (24 for the AM session & 24 for the PM session).
*We are very pleased to announce a NEW workshop to our program: “What they don’t teach you on Survivor…Basic Wilderness Survival” which is an introduction to basic survival skills and what you should know.

Sunday’s Event – two time frames to choose from:

AM Session – Sunday April 19, 2020 (24 participants) Deadline Date: March 31, 2020

8:00 AM – 12:45 PM
Light Lunch and wrap-up

OR

PM Session – Sunday April 19, 2020 (24 participants) Deadline Date: March 31, 2020

1:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Appetizers and wrap-up

Two other dates – both Friday night events – Maximum of 16 participants for each night. Deadline Date: March 31, 2020
May 8th & June 19th
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

REGISTRATION CLOSES for all events: March 31, 2020   //  Cost: FREE!

Colette Marr – BRGFA Membership Chair
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Ladies Learn to Shoot 2020 Program from Kelly Bourns

Have you checked your PAL expiry date??

Don’t forget to register for the upcoming non-restricted course being held in Beausejour:

April 26th (Sunday)
Time: 9:00-5:00 pm
Location: Sunova Room – (Sun Gro Centre in Beausejour)

AND another being held in Beasuejour (venue not confirmed yet)

May 31st (Sunday) – venue to be determined, same time for registration
Contact Bob Austman: 204-268-1140 to reserve your spot

Non-Restricted PAL Courses

Bob Austman – Canadian Firearms Safety Course Certified Instructor #0006

Course times: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm with exam to follow

Phone: 204-268-1140 OR contact Meaghan at the Sun Gro Centre to reserve a seat: 204-268-9266 ext 3
Date: April 26th (Sunday)
Time: 9:00-5:00 pm
Location: Sunova Room – (Sun Gro Centre in Beausejour)

May 31st (Sunday) – venue to be determined, same time for registration
Contact Bob Austman: 204-268-1140 to reserve your spot

BRGFA Sporting Clays Events

Saturday, April 18th – Club Opener @ BRGFA; Sporting Clays – CNSCA Registered
Saturday, May 9th – Mother’s Day Saturday Shoot– CNSCA Registered
Saturday, June 20th – Father’s Day Saturday Shoot– CNSCA Registered
Saturday & Sunday, July 4/5th – MSCA Provincials @ BRGFA; Sporting Clays – CNSCA Registered ***Details to Come**
Saturday, September 26th – Turkey Shoot Fun Shoot
Sunday, October 18 – 5th Annual Alex Gyori Tribute Shoot
Saturday, November 7 – Season Wrap up

All shoots, with the exception of the Provincials, registration 9:00 am, shotgun start at 10:00

Sporting Clay Monday Nights
Start April 20th to August 31st

Contact: dale.bourns(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)umanitoba.ca and kellybourns(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)xplornet.com

Manitoba Hunter Safety Course Dates

Instructor Paul Millan

Course times: 9:00 – 5:00 PM

March 14th – Selkirk- LSSSD Continuing Education 204-785-7312
March 15th – Beausejour- Brokenhead River Rec 204-268-9266 ext 3
April 18th – Whitemouth- Whitemouth River Rec 204-348-2221- ext 106

These courses fill up quickly so ensure your spot early!

E-petition from MP James Bezan

From: james.bezan.c1a(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)parl.gc.ca

Date: January 23, 2020 at 8:47:44 AM CST
To: office(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)jamesbezan.com">office(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)jamesbezan.com
Subject: Online e-petition

I’m writing to request that your organization circulates to your membership and patrons an online e-petition that opposes the Liberal’s plan to ban “military-style assault rifles” through an Order in Council.  In less than one month this e-petition has garnered over 86,000 signatures. Clearly, Canadians oppose the Liberals’ proposal to implement their gun-control strategy in a multi-step process.

Conservatives are committed to ensuring that Canadians are safe and secure in their homes and in their communities.  The Liberals soft on crime approach has done nothing to address rising gang and gun violence, or the drug crisis that has already taken nearly 14,000 lives. Forcing law-abiding Canadians to follow even more laws will not reduce crime. Instead the Liberals should focus on gangs, criminals, and illegal firearms.

Conservatives want to see a plan that includes:

  • Support for police anti-gang and gun units
  • Youth prevention programs
  • Action on rural crime
  • Tougher sentences for violent offenders
  • Support for courts and prosecutors
  • CBSA Firearms Smuggling Task Force
  • Increased access to mental health and addictions treatments

I encourage all concerned Canadians to sign the e-petition before February 15th, 2020 through the following weblink:  https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-2341.

Sincerely,

Member of Parliament

Selkirk-Interlake-Eastman, Manitoba

www.jamesbezan.com

Range Gate Padlock Changed January 1 2020

Remember that BRG&FA Range Gate Padlock is changed on January 1st, 2020 so if you want access to the Range you will need to renew your membership.

BRGFA Membership Application-2020

Renewals can be made in a couple of ways:

a) Mail:
BRGFA
Box 1404
Beausejour MB R0E 0C0

b) In Person:
Monthly Club Meetings held at Beausejour Legion @ 7:30PM on the first Wednesday of each month. January 8th, 2020 is the next club meeting.

c) BRGFA Events

FEES:
Single: $90.00 [BRGFA fee plus Range user fee] / Family: $95.00 [BRGFA fee plus Range User Fee]. If you do not use the Range the fees are: Single: $45.00 or Family: $50.00
*Add MWF fees if you want to join the Manitoba Wildlife Federation*

*All new members must attend an Orientation in person at the Range prior to receiving Range cards and Range key.

Happy New Year