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Just a bit of an update on events at the Radium, BC shooting range as at July 26, 2021
Hello clay target shooters.
First of all, we had a small fire on the rifle range Saturday, July 17. One of the large posts which support our target back boards at the 100m berm caught fire. A shooter had arrived and was setting up his equipment and noticed smoke from the post with the post breaking into fire shortly thereafter. Fire crews were alerted and the fire was extinguished with little damage other than to that one post however it could have been a disaster had no one been there and the fire had a chance to spread.
Conditions in our area are extremely hot and dry with fairly strong winds almost every day. The club executive has decided to close the range until we get some rain. This closure includes the campground as well as the rifle, handgun, archery and shotgun ranges.
What Is The Plan For Clay Target Competitions
The shoot over the Civic Holiday, July 31 & Aug 1 has already been cancelled.
Being optimistic and as it is some 6 weeks in the future, we are planning on the Bugaboo Blast event going ahead over the Labor Day weekend. However, if we don’t get substantial rain over the next 4 to 5 weeks, it will obviously not go ahead.
The second risk is of course Covid. For the most part, the trend in Canada is currently in the right direction. However the rapid spread of the Delta Variant in the UK, the USA and other countries is some cause for concern;- quite likely that we will be affected in Canada by this variant at some point as well. Whether that is sooner or later remains to be seen.
Assuming cooperation from the rain gods, here is the planned format for the event.
Annual General Meetings
There is a possibility that both the BCSCA and CNSCA may use this event to conduct their 2020 and 2021 Annual General Meetings. This will depend on being able to give adequate notice of the meeting to association members. Mandatory requirements for the AGM’s include financial report for the previous fiscal year(s) and election of officers and directors. This is your opportunity to set direction for these organizations.
If you plan to attend Bugaboo Blast/BC Provincials on the basis that is goes ahead, please advise by phone or email and reserve a spot. Having a rough idea of attendance well in advance helps with planning of the shoot logistics. Similarly, if there is not enough advance interest to warrant a shoot, the event will not go ahead. Registration forms will be sent out later once we have more confidence that the event is going ahead.