LWGC Presidents Message

To all members;

Welcome to 2022, I hope everyone is being safe and healthy.

Here we are dealing with another bout of Covid, so far, our restrictions have not closed us down, just remember when out in a group keep your distance and be safe.

This is my fourth year as the President of the Lake of the Woods gun club and it is my pleasure to continue working toward having the best shooting club in Ontario.

We, as a board are working on some improvements for this year such as major mat repair and replace on the main pistol range and working toward leveling the floor at the action range.

Rifle, after last years inspection did some major repair and improvements to the target bunkers and is looking at drainage Improvements down range.

Shotgun is working on clearing trails and fixing a new station on sporting range.

All discipline chairmen are working on some sort of improvements, which shows the work never stops to keep up with progress.

We are also working on trying to have T-shirts and possibly crests some time this year.

This past fall we had an incident where someone drove past the road barricade’s put up by Biathlon and drove toward the rifle range, luckily, we got some snow shortly after and could groom the ruts out. Please respect the signs and barricades.

As I mention every year, please check out our events calendar on our web page.

This may save you a trip to the club to find out the OPP are training, there is a rifle match, a shogun shoot or some other shooting event taking place.

Our webpage also has the club orientation sheet, Bylaws, range rules and many other things you may want to know, we work hard at putting out as much relevant information as possible.

For those members requiring a club Orientation, we will be getting some classes going as soon as we get the spring melt so we can walk around.

 Our club level handgun safety course has been refined and will also begin when the weather warms up. Messages will be sent out when be are going to start training.

One of the most important aspects of our club is our members, as it you, that makes it possible for us operate, by your membership.

Your board is always open to any kind suggestions a member has, as long as there is some associating information to back up that suggestion.  

We all have to remember that the Lake of the woods gun club is 100% volunteer operated, at times we need to run work parties and any help would be greatly appreciated. 

Let’s all work toward having a great year, so be safe and healthy and have some fun.

Steve Zabloski

President LWGC

On behalf of the board of directors

LWGC Gate Access – Keys

To all members;

Due to the latest round of restrictions account of Covid, the locks at the club will not be changed until we get less restrictions to deal with.

Due and timely notice will be sent out for a planned key day

Until we get to that point, the locks will remain the same.

Please remain safe and healthy and thank you for your patience on this matter

Thank You

Steve Zabloski

President LWGC

LWGCshotgun@outlook.com

Congratulations – New Canadian Score record

Benchrest Shooters Canada Records Committee has awarded member Phil Nick a new Canadian Score record; Heavy Varmint 200 yards 249 – 9X shot August 29th, 2021 at Lake of the Woods Gun Club.

Phil broke the existing 200 yard record of 249 – 5X which has stood since 2005. 

This feat was accomplished on a metric range which means Kenora shooters are handicapped by having to shoot almost 10% further against records set on a standard range measured in yards.

Phil’s score translates into hitting 24 out of 25 one inch diameter circles at 219 yards. 

Congratulations Phil on a job well done.

Submitted by Dwayne Cyr

Ammunition Recall – Information from Chief Firearms Office

The Chief Firearms Office has been informed that there has been a recall on ammunition Chinese 7.62X39 surplus CH76239-1500, purchased between September 2021 and December 1, 2021.
This ammunition contains a tannerite-type substance which is prohibited and flammable/incendiary.

The recalled crates will have #1 stamped on one of the wooden handles, and cartridges will have black casings and black painted tips (see attached photo).


Do not return the ammunition to your dealer. Please contact allan@northsylva.com.

Rifle Range Closure

Please note that the Rifle Range will be closed from 12:00 midday till 3:00pm Saturday October 2nd

Due to the Shotgun Shoot taking place.

Sorry for the short notice. – This is to complete our deal with pistol shack leveling.

Steve Zabloski – Club President

Notice of AGM

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF MEMBERS 

Lake of the Woods Gun Club Kenora Ont

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Annual General Meeting of the Members of the Lake of the Woods Gun Club shall be held at 7 pm on October 13th, 2021 at the Rideout Community Hall 300 Mikado Avenue for the transaction of business and affairs

Reports will be submitted to the Membership for approvalNominations will be accepted by the Secretary for: a minimum of 10 Directors, a Secretary, and a Treasurer. Contact Secretary Bill Wickham 548 1141

Gord Dixon memorial shoot 2021

On September 11 2021 the sun came out and we started our day with Beautiful sunshine.

18 shooters gathered to take part in our shotgun wind up, in honor of a mentor to many of us, Gord Dixon.

We started the morning by shooting sporting clays, which Jeff Favreau scored the highest among the shooters, taking the prize for that discipline.  After sporting we gathered for a nice lunch and we were lucky to be joined by Mrs. Leslie Dixon.

In the afternoon, we started by shooting both trap singles and trap doubles, simultaneously.

When the shooting was done, Larry Perkins from Dryden got high score in trap singles, and Dave Robertson got high score for trap doubles.

We also Have a prize for high overall if you participate in all 3 disciplines Which Dave Robertson also got high score in.

I would like to thank all the shooters for participating especially the shooters from Dryden and Vermilion Bay.   A big Thank You to colleen Coker for scoring all the trap singles. The local shooters tried to get the shotgun chairman all choked up by Presenting a group signed card and gift certificates

Hope to see you all next year for more fun

Thank you all

Steve Zabloski

 Shotgun Chairman

In Memory

Fellow members;

It is with great sadness that I inform you of the passing of fellow member Jeff Schwartz. Jeff was born January 09 1970 and passed August 11 of this year. He was 51.  Not long ago we reached out to the members with a go fund me for Jeff to help with his battle with cancer, which many of you gave very unselfishly.

Jeff fought a long hard battle, but never gave up, he even came out to shoot with his shotgun pals when his strength was with him. Jeff was not a long time club member but has been involved in the shooting and hunting sports his whole life. Jeff made coming to the club fun, he kept fellow shooters entertained with a staunch political view, a sharp quip or a snappy saying. There was never a dull moment with Jeff around and for that we will always remember you.

Rest peaceful brother. You will be missed by the club and your shotgun family.

Steve Zabloski – Shotgun Chairman

Range Closure

Range #3 the main Pistol Range is closed on short notice Friday August 6th and Saturday August 7th due to contractors lifting and leveling the Pistol Club House.

Action Range #5 may be used if needed.

Sorry for the inconvenience. 

Thanks for your understanding.

Dwayne Cyr

Range Operator LWGC