Club Level Safety Course registration – 25th July 2020

We are holding one more Club Level Safety Course on the 25th July in the morning.

Attendance at the CLSC is a requirement for every new handgun member. You will not be able to shoot on the pistol range until you have completed this course. A handgun card will be issued to you upon successful completion replacing your current general card.

The CLSC course is scheduled for Saturday, July 25th 2020. The course will begin at 9:00 am. The course is approximately 3 hours in duration, including the practical component.

To register for the Club Level Safety Course, please use the following link: CLSC

Super Green

The new side berm on the Rifle range is now a lovely green color, soon to be grass we hope ! Thanks to all those involved as usual.

Many thanks from the LWGC

The Completion of the Rifle Range side berm is the fulfilment of a commitment made to the CFO Inspector that a side berm would be in place for the 2021 inspection.

The Lake of the Woods Gun Club owes a debt of gratitude and appreciation and would like to recognize the following people who made this possible:

Moncrief Construction Limited who assessed the job, surveyed the site, selected, and supplied heavy equipment during a busy construction season. We deeply appreciate their contribution and support.

Volunteer equipment operators and Club members Joe Chevalier and Steve Zabloski put in some long days. They were on Club property before 7 am and worked until 6:30 pm daily until the job was done. The results of their labor are a testament to the quality of their work.

Thank You!

Dwayne Cyr

Range Operator/Rifle Chairman

Ranges Open

The work on the Rifle Range Side Berm has reached a stage where the work has stopped allowing use of the range from 12:00hrs onward today.

Construction Announcement

Please be advised that construction of the earthen side berm at the Rifle Range has been paused due to wet weather and will resume when weather permits possibly Thursday or Friday.

It is expected the crew will work through the weekend to complete the project.

This will cause the continued closure of the Rifle and Trap ranges, Thursday through Sunday (7:00 am until 5:30 pm daily)

Stay tuned for more updates.

Sorry for the Delay

Dwayne Cyr Range Operator/Rifle Division Chairman

Trap and Sporting Clay schedule.

Regular season Trap shooting will commence at 6 pm on Thursday May 28th 2019.

Sporting clays will be run on Tuesday nights at 6 pm starting on May 26th

All members interested in shooting shotgun are welcome to attend.

Round cards and shells will be available on shoot nights.

Club Access – News Alert !!!

To all members;

The news we all have been waiting for has been announced by premier Ford today – Thursday may 14th 2020.

Seasonal businesses and services such as golf driving ranges, recreational services at marinas, rod and gun clubs and cycling tracks are allowed to open.

So as of  Tuesday May 19th the Lake of the Woods Gun Club will be able to resume our standard hours of operation.

With this announcement I must add caution to all members to remember health and distancing guidelines and follow all Covid -19 restrictions applied by the board of the Lake of the Woods Gun Club.

The restrictions are as follows:

  • Members only, no guests.
  • The number of attendees should not exceed the number of individuals that can maintain effective physical distancing.
  • Attendees should maintain a minimum of 6 feet of space between individuals.
  • Members are required to supply their own hand hygiene supplies.
  • Only 1 person at a time in buildings.
  • Use hand sanitizer placed at logbook locations.
  • Bring your own pen to sign in and out.
  • Those who are sick or symptomatic must not enter/participate. Individuals who are displaying symptoms are required to self-isolate and shall not be permitted into the ranges.
  • When finished shooting please leave the property.

This is all good news, as long as we all work toward keeping each other safe and healthy.

We would like to thank all our members for their patience and understanding during this time of health turmoil.

Hope to see you out at the range

Thank-You

Steve Zabloski President LWGC

On behalf of The Lake of the Woods Gun Club Board of Directors

LWGC Closure Update

To all members.

To keep you all up to date on club status, here is the latest update:

The Ontario Provincial Government has extended all emergency orders that have been put in place to date under the emergency management and civil protection act.

The order has been extended until May 19th from May 12th.

The government has been opening business in stages and hopefully we will be on deck soon.

With the weather warming we all want to get out and do some shooting, the range operator and myself have been keeping eye on spring thaw and doing the little things to have the range ready to go.

Now…With the latest shot fired by our PM concerning the firearm ban, we must keep ourselves aware of as much as we can, please do not believe in all the rumours, do some reading to keep yourself up to date, please do not take any chances if you are unsure of the rulings.

We must remain calm and not go off half cocked. At this point I do not believe anyone has a clear definition of what all the banning means, I have seen different definitions from different groups.

There are many firearm organizations that are taking actions to repeal or defeat this ban that has been forced on us, so sign a petition, talk to your MP and let them know how it affects you as a legal gun owner and club member.

I would like to thank all the members of the Lake of the Woods Gun club for supporting your club and being patience with all the things that have been going on.

Solidarity will keep us strong.

Thank-You

Steve Zabloski President LWGC

On behalf of The Lake of the Woods Gun Club Board of Directors

Lake of the Woods Gun Club is a 100% volunteer run organization

New Firearm legislation

For All firearm owners

As gun owners, shooters and hunters, it is in all our best interests to have our opinions and wishes acted upon by our elected officials, regarding the majority of Firearm laws, supposedly put in place to “protect the public”.

Our current Prime Minister recently took it upon himself to ban current legally owned firearms, mostly semi-automatic rifles (some of which have been only allowed for target shooting since 1977) and firearms with a bore diameter larger than 20mm.

This will effect 1000’s of legal and licensed firearms owners, including target shooters and hunters.

Most modern 12-gauge and 10-gauge shotguns in Canada with removable chokes will likely fall into this ban because they exceed the maximum bore diameter of 20 mm as defined in SOR/2020-96.

This ban has been put into place utilizing an Order in Council which seems very undemocratic and underhand.

Traditionally, Orders in Council are used as a way for the Prime Minister to make political appointments, but they can also be used to issue simple laws as a sort of decree. In times of emergency, a government may issue legislation directly through Orders in Council, forgoing the usual parliamentary procedure. Orders-in-Council are not discussed by Parliament before they have been implemented.

We (The Lake of the Woods Gun Club Board of Directors) feel that it would be in your best interest to have your voices heard in opposition to this action.

To do this, you can read and sign a Parliamentary Petition asking that this order be revoked.

Please consider adding your signature to this petition.
For further details and signing: https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-2574

Please feel free to email myself or our Club President with your questions or concerns.