To All Manitoba Shooting Range Operators, Firearm Businesses, and Airsoft Businesses

As federal Bill C-21 begins to wind its way through Parliament it is time for our Manitoba Government to act to protect law abiding firearm owners from the misguided heavy hand of the Federal Government. We face the OIC prohibitions from May 2020, possible municipal handgun bans, and even prohibition of many airsoft and pellet guns. This is a fight for our property rights.

I hope that you will join with me in the next two months to gather signatures on the attached petition to the Manitoba Legislature. The cover letter for the petition contains a quick explanation of what we are asking the Manitoba Legislature to do and instructions on how the signatures need to be gathered. The petition is attached in two different formats to ensure that you are able to print it.

Your club members and customers are vital to the success of this petition. Please give them the opportunity to sign!

Petition Cover Letter

Petition to MB Legislature – Bills C-21 and 22

Sincerely,

Mark Michie
Director, Manitoba – Canadian Coalition for Firearm Rights
(204)526-0648

Sporting Clays Junior Program

BRGFA Sporting Clays Junior Program 2021

BRGFA Sporting Clays Junior Program 2021

Open to youth 13 – 18 years of age that have no or little sporting clay/shotgun experience

Open to current 2021 members *must hold general and range use membership*

Must have the ability to get to the range location

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The focus of the BRGFA Sporting Clays Junior Program is the development of youth as individuals and as responsible and productive citizens.  Youth will learn marksmanship, the safe and responsible use of firearms, the principles of sporting clays and much more.

The activities of the program and the support of BRGFA sporting clays management provide young people with opportunities to develop life skills, self-worth, and ethics.

The program will run from May 3, 2021 to July 11th, 2021.

Duties and responsibilities

Participants are expected to be present:

-Monday Night Sporting Clays May 3rd to July 5th – 10 weeks

-Saturday, May 9th and Saturday, June 19th, 2021

-Friday – Sunday, July 9th – 11th, 2021

Participants will assist with opening and closing duties associated with sporting clays.  Clean up garbage, haul targets, fill trap machines, throw manual traps, and assist with registration along with other duties as required.

Participants will gain valuable instruction with regard to gun safety and handling, trap safety and handling, station management, and all the in’s and out’s of shooting sporting clays.

The cost of the program:

Each participant will pay $10.00 per 50 targets or $20.00 per 100 targets each Monday Night. Ammo and gear will be provided.

If participants wish to shoot at the May 9th, June 19th and July 10th and 11th shoots, there will be more information provided at the first meeting.

If you are interested in becoming a participant of the program or for more information, please contact:

Kelly @ kellybourns(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)xplornet.com         204-791-7295

Dale @ dale.bourns(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)umanitoba.ca">dale.bourns(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)umanitoba.ca      204-293-0314

 

The Range is OPEN – January 21 2021

Remember to bring your PAL and Membership/Range User Cards

Our Range Master has finally heard from the Province re: outdoor range use during the current provincial restrictions. There may be additional changes from the Province to some of the information we have here. Members will be notified immediately once we know.

Quote: “Outdoor firing ranges may operate provided they take reasonable steps to ensure that persons using the range are fully aware of the requirements under the current public health orders relating to the use of outdoor recreation and sporting facilities, including posting proper signage and/or social media and website communications that promote the safe use of the range. This includes informing individuals and groups that they must not engage in activities as a group of more than five persons (unless they reside in the same residence) and must maintain a separation of at least 2 metres from each other (unless they reside in the same residence). All indoor facilities associated with outdoor firing ranges must remain closed. In addition, there can be more than one group (maximum of 5 of same household) but those groups must remain apart from each other.”

ALL COVID measures must be adhered to:

* 6 feet distance is to be maintained between the members
* use of hand sanitizers (available in first aid kit on SE corner of club building or bring your own)
* Masks are not required unless you cannot adhere to the 6’ distance rule. In that case you must wear a face shield.
* absolutely NO use of facilities associated with outdoor firing ranges – YES, this includes the outdoor washroom. Sorry, that is what is stated so be aware that the washroom is off limits at this time.
* Be courteous of other members and restrict your time at the range to 45 minutes/1 hour if you see others waiting in their cars in the parking lot. This gives members all a chance to use the range. We are expecting an influx of members once the range opens so this is why we are asking members to be courteous. If you don’t see anyone waiting continue to use the range. Again, once this changes by the Province members will be notified.
* If a by-law officer does visit the range and this results in a fine for a member for violating any health measures that member’s membership will also be in question.

Remember that the new pistol area is still not certified by the CFO so use of pistols is still at the 250 berm on the rifle range. Put up the red flag before you proceed downrange with your pistols trigger locked and case locked. When finished trigger lock and case lock your pistols before proceeding up range. Either keep the red flag up if you are switching to rifle use OR take down all flags if you are the last to leave. Sign in and sign out of the book located at the SW corner of the clubhouse.

If you have any questions contact one of our Range Masters:

Brent Steliga (rifle/pistol range): 204-396-4323

Mark Miller (rifle/pistol range: 204-712-7056

Dale Bourns (Sporting Clays): 204-293-0314 or dale.bourns(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)umanitoba.ca

Dates to keep in mind:

Next club meeting: February 3, 2021 starting @ 7:30PM Details to follow

Meeting to discuss Constitution: February 27, 2021 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Details to follow. Deadline to comments/edits/concerns re: Constitution is February 5th.

RENEWALS – When renewing memberships online please send the membership forms directly to the Membership Chair – Colette Marr @ colettemarie775(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)gmail.com. Do NOT send the forms to the e-transfer gmail account. Also, please use the e-transfer account for payment: brgfamembers(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)gmail.com

We are holding 2 orientations Saturday and Sunday so please park your vehicles on the South side of the Clubhouse leaving the North side of the Clubhouse for the new members.

Have a good weekend

Colette Marr-BRGFA Membership Chair

Last Shoot of the Season-Alex Gyori Tribute

Sunday, October 18th, 2020 is our Annual Alex Gyori Tribute Shoot

*All proceeds from the shoot goes towards Junior programs*

Note – RM of Brokenhead is not under code orange, but we wish to remind everyone that masks are encouraged and hand sanitizer will be available.  Please practice physical distancing.

Registration is up on the website and we would appreciate all shooters pre-registering @ www.brgfasportingclays.ca

Range Directions: From Beausejour, drive East 8KM on Hwy 44. Turn South on Rd 47E driving 4KM. Turn East into range driveway (69065)

Gate opens: 9:00 am
Safety Briefing: 9:45 am
Shotgun Start: 10:00 am

*15 Stations/120 targets   $60.00 adults   $40.00 juniors

*Chase the Clay Pot currently sits @ $326.00!

*2nd Round Available $50.00 Adult  $40.00 Junior

*This will be the last shoot for the season!*

May you have a blessed Thanksgiving,

Kelly Bourns

General Meeting only

General Meeting on Wednesday September 2nd.  

The AGM will be held in October

Location of meeting is the Range Clubhouse and the time is 6:30PM

Range Location: from Beausejour, drive East 8KM on Hwy 44. Turn South on Rd 47E driving 4KM. Turn East into range driveway (Civic Address: 69065 Road 47E)
Coordinates: 50.012041,-96.38237

COVID rules:

Due to the Emergency Measures Act that has been extended to late September we need to observe some rules.

-The clubhouse table and chairs will be wiped down with ammonia and there will be hand sanitizers on site for members to use.
-If you wish to wear a mask please bring your own.
-The 6′ distance rule will be followed.
-Members will have to provide your own coffee or beverage

Sporting Clays events August 29, 31 and September 7th

www.brgfasportingclays.ca
Our next shoot is this Saturday, August 29th!

There will be 14 stns – 100 targets – $50.00 adults $40.00 juniors

CHASE THE CLAY POT STARTS @ $289.00!!

Registration opens at 9:00 am
Mandatory Safety Briefing 9:45 am
Shotgun start 10:00 am

Registration is up on the website – www.brgfasportingclays.ca

2nd round available 100 targets $40.00 adults/juniors

Monday Night Sporting Clays

*Only 2 Mondays left
August 31st – Gates open at 5:00 pm – 100 targets – Members $30.00 – Non Members $40.00
September 7th – Gate opens at 3:00 pm
18 stns – 150 targets
All squads will start no later than 4 pm

100 target card or 150 target card option

Members
100 Target – $30.00
150 Target – $45.00

Non Members
100 target – $40.00
150 target – $60.00

Please remember to practice physical distancing! There will be cleaning buckets for all that wish to use and if you wish to wear a mask, please do so!

Thanks everyone hope to see you on Saturday,

Kelly

brgfasportingclays(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)gmail.com

Range Work Backstops August 29th!

Needed: 8 – 10 members to come out and help with setting up the backstops

Ryan Keefe is asking for volunteers to complete the backstops on the range. This work needs to be done!

I realize this is short notice but Ryan would like to have 8 to 10 members to help assemble the new rifle rang back stops. Once backstops are constructed we will need a skid steer to move them into place and fill with sand. Bring your cordless driver and work gloves!!

When: Saturday morning (August 29) 8:30ish

If you are able to come help please let Ryan know at 204-268-0180 text or call