Shooters season comes to a close

The Bull River Shooter’s Association has enjoyed a great season of competition and club activities.

Bull River Shooters Club President Bill Johnson presents a plaque in the memory of deceased members of the club to Anne Pique.

Bradley Woods

The Bull River Shooter’s Association has enjoyed a great season of competition and club activities, with some of our members realizing great personal accomplishments.  We have seen growth in our club and with that, improvements to our range.

September 29 was our first annual memorial shoot.  This match allowed us to honour two members who passed away this year: Joe Pique and Joe Eaton.

We also remembered a number of members who helped start the club and have since passed on:  Farley Smith, Ted Bellamey, Bucky Buckman, Jim Buck and Margaret Graf.

Club president Bill Johnson made a beautiful plaque, with the engraved names of deceased members affixed. The plaque was presented in honor to Anne Pique, wife of Joe.

Anne was the impetus behind the memorial service, which will now be an annual shoot for our club.

The plaque will reside in the clubhouse for all to see.  The service included kind words of memory and was followed by a potluck social.

Shooting results for the day are:

B class

Mike Keeling 1st

A class

Trudy Phillips 1st;

Brad Schill 2nd

AA class

Kaitlynn Johnson 1st;

Brad Woods 2nd

AAA class

Jeramey Marsh 1st;

Ralph Oler 2nd

Match Champion

Jim Zimmerman

October 20 saw a cold and rainy day with a few brave souls venturing out for a club match!  The highlight of the day was 18 year old Kaitlynn Johnson shooting an amazing 36/40 in one round, which is a Master class score and resulted in her automatically being moved to AAA class!  Kaitlynn finished the day just 1 point shy of tying perennial club champion Jim Zimmerman!  Congratulations Kaitlynn!  Results for the day are:

A class

Trudy Phillips 1st

AAA class

Kaitlynn Johnson 1st

Master

Rocky Marsh 1st

Match Champion

Jim Zimmerman

This summer saw a few members travelling afar to compete in provincial and national competitions.  We are very proud of all our members’ efforts and a few results are notable:

BC Provincials

Jeramey Marsh:  3rd overall Smallbore AAA class standard rifle; 2nd  overall High Power A class Standard rifle

Rob Mckeeman: 1st overall Smallbore AA class standard rifle; 2nd overall smallbore AAA class hunter rifle; 1st overall High Power A class Hunter rifle

Alberta Provincials

Bill Johnson: 1st overall Smallbore  AA class Silhouette rifle

Canadian Nationals

Rob McKeeman 3rd overall Smallbore AAA class Hunter rifle; 1st overall High Power A class Standard rifle’

Membership fees for the BRSA are $90.00 for the year (March 1 ~ Feb 28).  Additional dependant family members may join for $15.00 each, which covers insurance costs.  In addition to insurance (which includes liability protection for members if ever involved in a shooting accident) and ongoing club expenses, dues cover your participation in four club matches, scheduled throughout the season.

Membership for those 65 years and up is $35.00 but does not include any match fees.  Memberships can be purchased from Rob McKeeman at 250-426-2794 or 250-917-2785.   Memberships can also be purchased at any club match.  Anyone is welcome to enter a club match, including non-members, and spectators are always welcome!  The entry fee is $10/per gun (Silhouette class & Hunter class) which normally covers a morning and afternoon match.

Our next match is Saturday Nov. 17.  This is our Year End Match, which starts at noon.  We will only shoot one match each of Standard Rifle and Hunter Rifle, followed by this season’s awards.  Members will then gather for an evening social and dinner.  Please contact Rob McKeeman if you plan to attend or for more info.  A wealth of information about Metallic Silhouette shooting can be found on the Internet.  For information about the BRSA please contact Rob as noted above.    New members are always welcome!  We look forward to seeing you at the range.

Just Posted

Castlegar bridge designed by architect of collapsed Italian bridge

Riccardo Morandi designed the Kinnaird Bridge, which is part of Highway 3.

Interior Health evacuates Kimberley facilities

Residents at Kimberley Special Care Home and Garden View Village evacuted

Latest report from BC Wildfire Service

BC Wildfire Service says Meachen Creek fire settled down again Thursday evening, after high winds kicked it up

UPDATE: Fire forces closures and delays on Highway 3 at Kootenay Pass

Motorists should detour using Kootenay Lake ferry

Kimberley under evacuation alert; be prepared

Information on what to do; expect

PHOTOS: B.C. city wakes up to darkness under wildfire smoke

The rest of the province also dealing with thick haze as smoky skies continue

Safeway union urges prejection of mediator recommendations

Says mediator asks for too many concessions

Fire chases B.C. crews out of their own camp

Crews in Burns Lake had to leave after a wildfire reportedly overtook their sleeping quarters

To address peacock problem, B.C. city moves ahead on trapping plan

Surrey’s new bylaw focuses on ensuring people no longer feed the birds, ahead of relocation

Hospitals to see ‘delays’ in care after losing Saudi students, health group says

About 1,000 Saudi residents called back to kingdom after suspending diplomatic relations with Canada

Bernier diatribe against ‘extreme multiculturalism’ boosts Liberal coffers

Party spokesperson Braeden Caley says online donations doubled, social media engagement quadrupled

‘Disjointed’ system hinders British Columbia First Nations in wildfire fight

More than 550 wildfires were burning in B.C. and crews were bracing for wind and dry lightning

Federal government announces over $115 million to Royal Canadian Navy

Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan was at Victoria’s CFB Esquimalt to announce missile system upgrades

RCMP nab prolific car thief after month-long, B.C.-wide search

A province-wide warrant was issued for Brian Robert Stephan in June for a litany of offences

Most Read