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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BRFGA General Program Registration – LLTS ADLADY 2020
BRFGA General Program Registration – LLTS JUNLADY 2020

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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

IMPORTANT Information re: BRGFA Awards Banquet

BANQUET History:

Each year Brokenhead River Game and Fish Association hosts our Annual Awards Banquet. This event is our main fund raising event for the year. The success of this banquet is what keeps our fees low.

This years Banquet is on April 25th at Brokenhead River Rec Complex in Beausejour MB.  Event posters will be sent to you via email and posted to our BRGFA website.

SHOPPERS, do you like to shop? Our banquet committee could use a little help! If you have contacts that could help us buy products at a great price or know someone who may be interested in donating a prize or money for us to buy a prize in their name. This would be a Huge Bonus to our events’ success.

If you can help us out please contact Ryan at 204-268-0180

The meal this year is Buffet Style Braised Beef,Fried Battered Walleye along with all the extras. You will not be hungry after this meal!!
Price: $40/person  //  Youth 6-12/$20 each  //  children 5 & under/free
For ticket info please contact Ryan at 204-268-0180 or Paul at 204-268-0280

Hope to see you there

ENTRY INFORMATION TO AWARDS BANQUET FOR BIG GAME AND FISH:

The new email address for entries is BRGFA.entry(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)gmail.com

For big game please send entrants contact info, a picture if you have and indicate if it needs to be scored. Make sure to indicate if this a Youth and or 1st big game animal.

For fish send entrants contact info, picture and measured length. Send all species as we will award a certificate for species that have at least 2 entries. Again, indicate if it is a youth entry.

For Photos send Picture contact info and category. The categories for this year will be Wildlife, Scenery, and Outdoors Family. Again, indicate if this is a youth entry.

All entries MUST be received by April 11, 2020

If you any questions please contact Ryan at 204-268-0180

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
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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

Firearms Bans, buy-back programs and more

Afternoon BRGFA Members

Please read the below email from Manitoba Wildlife Federation’s Noel Linsey and see the attached 2 documents he has attached to this email. This is important information regarding the current Federal Government’s position on implementing firearm bans. You do not need to be a member of MWF to participate, just a legal firearm’s owner.

Pass it along to whomever you believe needs to read this and act on it.

Thank you

Colette Marr

Letter to Members of Parliament

Letter to Members of the Legislative Assembly

From: Noel Linsey nlinsey(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)mwf.mb.ca
Sent: Thursday, December 12, 2019 10:51 AM
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Subject: Firearms Bans, Buyback Programs and more. The MWF needs your help.

The Federal Government has renewed its promise to strengthen gun control by allowing municipalities and communities to ban handguns, as well as promising to ban “military style” firearms and implement a firearms buyback program.

The MWF is extremely opposed to this approach as it has targeted one of the single most vetted groups of Canadians – legal and law abiding firearms owners. Unfortunately, due to current CRA rules, the MWF is unable to fight this battle in a capacity that would allow us to effectively lobby the government on behalf of our members. We risk losing our charitable status and risk losing grant funding opportunities that essentially help pay for hunter and angler education and recruitment programs.

Through our affiliate clubs however, we have an excellent opportunity to oppose the Federal Government’s new firearms control policies. We also have the opportunity to demand, as legal and law abiding firearms owners that our Provincial Government supports us in the same way (or more so) that the Alberta Government has. Please watch this short video for more information: https://www.facebook.com/jason.j.nixon/videos/585546525533007/

We are strong believers in the safe use of firearms and firearms education. We are also strong believers in not demonizing firearms based on looks alone, and instead believe that clear, transparent and common sense firearms laws are part of the solution. Further, we believe that all levels of Government should be addressing the root causes of violent crime in Canada, namely social issues, criminal gangs, mental health and poverty. Finally, Government should be investing in tougher penalties for straw purchasers as well as methods to curb the illegal import of firearms from the United States.

Attached are two letter templates. We are asking you to please present these letters to your members, in hopes that they will lead this charge, sign these letters and send them to their appropriate Members of Parliament and Members of the Legislative Assembly.

If your club has an active website and/or social media account, please consider posting these letters so members and the public can easily access, download and send them out as well.

While many of these new laws will initially affect sport shooters, this sets a dangerous precedence for further and more wide ranging bans. It is time for us to use our voice, stand up for sport shooting, plinking, and greater firearms owner communities and support one another in any way we can.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at the MWF office at 204-633-5967 or email us info(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)mwf.mb">info(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)mwf.mb. We will assist you in any way we can.

All the best,

Noel Linsey
Communications and Marketing Manager
Manitoba Wildlife Federation
4 – 999 King Edward Street
Winnipeg, MB  R3H 0R1
P: 204-633-5967
F: 204-632-5200
TF: 877-633-4868
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www.mwf.mb.ca