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Firearms Classes and Special Events
Oct 29, 2023
Non-restricted firearm safety course - Full Day Sunday Oct 29th 8am - 4pm in the hall
This is the course you need to get your PAL license. All materials and testing included.
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Sept 13, 2023
My First Day at the Range is an initiative dedicated to creating safe and encouraging opportunities for kids to try out the shooting sports, to connect with the abundance of willing mentors in our community and to showcase what each club really excels at. 2 slots, 9:30 and 11:30, 10 kids each so a total of 20. Going to be shooting 22lr Rifles and Pistols.
Lunch is provided. Email email@example.com to register.
We all know that setting the next generation up for success is important for the future of our sports and just good for their development in general.
So, this is a series of free events at all the clubs in the lower mainland for kids to try out different shooting disciplines and to really let them explore their interests. These events consist of 9:30am sign in and safety briefing, 10:00am 1 on 1 mentoring live fire, then lunch around noon. Short and sweet. The live fire is geared to be first exposure, so very basic with the entire focus on safety and encouragement. Our community has a tremendous talent of meeting each child personally at their level and finding the way for their individual success. Some kids just pulling the trigger will have them smiling from ear to ear and some may hope to really challenge themselves.
The midterm goal is to create a network of mentors in the Lower Mainland for families to find out exactly how to get involved and pursue their interests. To remove as many barriers as possible in getting them involved. Currently, the idea is to have this on a website that they can navigate with an interactive map showing Clubs, Disciplines, Leagues, Events and the Specific Mentors. This will be interspersed with "Hero Stories" of all the amazing people who personify our communities values. Also, to provide assistance to any club wishing to establish youth leagues, the network can be used for peer mentoring and interclub relationships. This is already starting with pilot programs like at Pitt Meadows and Vancouver Gun Club.
The long term goal is to establish a Fraser Valley Youth Passport that would allow them to have a home club, then "day pass" privileges at all the other clubs. Also, the establishment of interdisciplinary youth leagues that might travel club to club, almost like the other team sports like soccer or baseball.