We will have to postpone the Club Level Safety Course that was due to be held on the 19th April due to the current Covid-19 issues. Once we are able to resume more normal social activities, we’ll re-schedule it.
To All Members
With the announcement from the provincial government concerning the closure of non-essential businesses if not exempted by the list.
The club has been closed temporarily in order to comply with Provincial law and to promote the well-being of our community.
As of (2359) 1159 PM today March 24th 2020, The lake of the woods gun club will cease all operations.
There will be a private lock installed on the gate to resist access to the property.
I know that this is not the news we wanted to hear but we must abide by the law.
Fines for corporations run approximately $500,000.00 for non-compliance, so let’s please respect the restriction placed upon us.
This decision was not reached easily, there was plenty of consultation with all the ruling parties
CSSA, CCFR and board consultation.
At this time the shutdown is slated for 14 days, we will do our best to keep everyone informed.
Thank you for your understanding
On behalf of
The Lake of the Woods Gun Club Board of Directors
The Lake of the Gun Club is holding its semi seasonal Club Level Safety Course the 19th April.
The course is a onetime requirement for access to the Pistol Ranges.
If you are interested in taking this course, please let me know as soon as possible, as places are limited and it fills up quickly. firstname.lastname@example.org
Pistol range probably accessible in the morning up until 12:00
Congratulations to Jennifer Findlay and our Biathlon Division members who have the commitment, determination and dedication to train so hard and do so well in their sport on the world stage. Thank you for promoting the shooting sports.
Welcome everyone to 2020, returning members and of course all our new members.
It is all of our members that make our club as good as it is and when we pitch in on projects it makes us better. Every little thing helps
We as a club had a very good year in 2019, we had our range inspection, which as a club we did very well. Thanks to all the volunteers for the extra help.
We now have the new action pistol range open and approved by the CFO, we now have a extra place if the police are training.
This year we may run into some issues with possible gun law changes, all I can suggest to everyone try to stay abreast of changes, we will try to update as much as possible on our webpage.
Right now, on our webpage is a link to a petition concerning how gun laws get enacted it is a good read to understand how things should work.
A reminder to all is let’s try to keep our club as clean as we can, by picking up trash we see, picking up our brass at the rifle range and pistol range and hulls on our shotgun courses and range. We try to recycle what we can.
Our membership renewal/new application process on line is working very well, our numbers are returning strong, I hope this helps everyone make the process smoother, and helps us use less snail mail.
We tried something new this year with a get your Card and Key day on January 11th, we had some donuts and coffee and some BBQ smokies, we had over 80 members attend and it seems everyone enjoyed the experience. There was a few good gossip sessions and I had the chance to meet some members. We also had a visit from our MP Eric Melillo He stopped by to lend his support and to avail himself to our members in attendance. This was a very successful day thank you David and Rod.
All our different division seem to be doing good, at this time we have an archery range on shotgun sporting range number 1 on the left side heading up hill to clubhouse, but no division chairman
It has static targets set up to 50 meters, if you use this range make sure you sign in to the book in the mailbox on the shooting station. If anyone has an interest in taking up the chairman’s job and progressing the archery division, please let me know.
Each division welcomes any member that has an interest in trying something new in our club. If trying shotgun is something you would like, give me a call, 465-4404. Rifle call Dwayne or Phil Pistol co chairs are Bob and Andrew. There may be some possible restrictions.
Well enough rambling. To all I wish a happy new year and a safe shooting season.
Biathlon Individual results for today
- Of our Canadian Team 3 Bronze, 1 silver and one gold on the women’s side. You will see one of these was a Kenora Skier in the Women’s 60+ category!
Tough competition on the men’s side with some excellent shooting but not fast enough skiing to catch ex-Olympians/National team athletes.
My friend Freidl Bartsch from Australia was the only person out of 209 to hit 20/20 today! Super COOL life time dream for every bi-athlete to have perfect shooting and actually quite rare! https://www.racetime.pro/entryservice/resultupload/de/event/136/results https://www.innsbruck2020.com/images/games-time/sport/langlauf/20200114_biathlon_official_results.pdf
Cheers from Austria!
Day 2 Update From Winter Worlds Masters Games 2020 Innsbruck Austria Where LWGC has 3 members competing.
- Sprint Biathlon results:
- Findlay wins second bronze. Simone and Wehner hit 7/10 in sprint in Austria. After training at the Lake of the Woods Gun Club in preparation for this event local racers had another beautiful day to race in Austria. Blue sky, no wind.
Amongst the 20 athlete Canadian team the women won another 3 Gold and two Bronze today in the sprint-two bouts of shooting, three laps skiing.
Tomorrow is the relay for Men and Women.
Cheers until tomorrow.
Three members of the Kenora Nordic and Biathlon Club are leaving soon to compete in Seefeld, Austria with 20 other Canadians and about 200 biathlon competitors from around the world. The Winter World Masters Games is a multi-sport event held every five years.
There will be 3,100 athletes competing in the 12 sports disciplines making it larger than the Peyonchang Olympics. Jennifer Findlay and Tim Wehner last participated in 2015 in Quebec City, where they met others, who told us about the International Masters Biathlon Championships. Wehner has subsequently gone to compete repeatedly in Kontiolahti, Finland.
Biathlon club members have been training at the Lake of the Woods Gun Club regularly, and they are thankful for the ongoing support. The athletes from Kenora competing are:
- Jennifer Findlay,
- Michelle Simone and
- Tim Wehner.
(Submitted by Tim Wehner)
As firearms owners and enthusiasts we should all be informed about the upcoming changes the government is planning on enacting via Order In Council (OIC) thereby circumventing the normal democratic process. Please take the time to inform yourselves about these changes as they will significantly impact the shooting sports we all enjoy.
You can read the petition here https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-2341
Annually, at this time of year since 2013, the Biathlon Division have groomed their trails and have commenced snow training. Training sessions normally last about 45 minutes.
The plan is to maintain a plowed road from the highway to the club house and provide ample parking.
The road leaving the Club House parking lot will be barricaded to vehicle traffic to protect the groomed Biathlon trail from damage.
Please walk on the left side of the groomed trail which is solid like a sidewalk for easy walking.
There will be a plastic snow boggan provided for hauling your equipment to the firing line to shoot.
Good luck to our Biathlon Division athletes. May they meet their goals in 2020 and we are looking forward to hearing about their successes and achievements in the media.
Thanks for your understanding.
The Way Christian Fellowship is hosting an RPAL Course on Friday Nov. 22 from 5pm until 9pm and Saturday Nov. 23 – 9am until 5pm.
Church is at 247 Reddit Rd.
1km north of the bypass.
Contact Bill Cowan to sign up – 465-4162 or email@example.com