PIGEON, Joseph Clement Philippe (CLEM) – 78, of Kenora, ON passed away
unexpectedly at Lake of the Woods District Hospital on Wednesday, October 18, 2017.
Clem was one of ten community members, from all walks of life, who formed the first
Board of Directors of LWGC when it was incorporated February 8th, 1973. Among the
vocations listed on the Letters Patent are: Clerk, Branch Manager, Carpenter, Park
Rangers, Printer, Hydro Operator, Mechanic, and Joseph Clement Pigeon Store
Manager. (local Sears store)
Later Clem operated Tackle and Target sporting goods store on Second Street and was
a great advocate and supporter of LWGC.
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 4th, 2017 at the main Clubhouse on Gun Club Road, Minaki Highway #596 for the transaction of business and affairs.
Nominations will be accepted by the Secretary for the following positions: a minimum of 10 Directors, a Secretary and a Treasurer.
Lake of the Woods Gun Club Rifle Division Holds 200 Meter Benchrest for Score Match
August 27th, 2017
The last match of the year was attended by 16 shooters. The early morning was cool and gloomy. By late morning the sun came out warming temperatures to almost comfortable in a T shirt. Wind conditions were moderate but switchy out of the north. Competition was thrilling and exciting with the lead changing hands with each target shot. Hunter Class winner Brian Prouty started strong and ended strong. Ken Chambers was consistent.
In Varmint Hunter Class, the rivalry continued between Gavin Carlson and the Jack siblings. This time it was Donovan’s turn to grin.
In Varmint for Score/Open Class Calvin Yanchycki from Brandon finally beat the home boys in Kenora winning his first score match. His wind condition held long enough to machine gun 50 points on his last target to clinch the win. Second place Matt Cyr had not fired a centerfire shot since the 200 Meter event in August 2016. “Just like riding a bicycle” he said. Phil was hoarding his Nationals winning barrel and instead used a shot out barrel only suitable for a tomato stake to secure 4th place. Fun was had by all.
Hunter Class 1st Brian Prouty 218 2nd Ken Chambers 213 – 1X 3rd Spencer King 95
Varmint Hunter Class
1st Donovan Jack 231 – 1X 2nd Gavin Carlson 229 – 1X 3rd Brian Prouty 220 – 1X
Many thanks to all competitors who came out to support the Rifle Division. Some travelled considerable distances. Thanks to Rod and Donovan Jack for the barbeque. Thanks to Target Crew Phil and Donovan, to Official Scorer Al Carlson, to the 3 Referees and thanks to RSO Dave Neilan for cracking the whip and keeping the relays moving. Now the plotting and scheming begins, new barrels, different powder, bullets, new rear sand bag, find time to practice and figure out how to do better next time.
Eighteen shooters attended, some traveled considerable distances. It was a hot day reaching 30
degrees with no wind in the morning and mild readable breezes in afternoon. The lack of wind produced some very high scores in all classes.
In Semi Auto Class, Ron McDaniel’s 2014 record fell to Ken Chambers who raised the range
record by 6 points. In Unlimited Class Ron Pettigrew shot patiently and defensively, taking no chances, using all the time allowed to shoot clean and tie the existing range record set by Phil Nick in 2012. Sporter Class had the potential to reset the range record but luck and other factors intervened.
Congratulations to the winners. It was interesting to watch the tight five-way horse races unfold
and the animated reactions to dropped shots from dirty barrels, inconsistent ammo and mysterious unexplained invisible anomalies.
Semi Auto Class
1st Ken Chambers 735 – 18X * New Range Record
2nd Al Cardinal 721 – 13X
3rd Brian Prouty 688 – 15X
1st Matt Cyr 740 – 23X
2nd Brian Prouty 738 – 25X
3rd Katelyn Jack 738 – 18X
1st Ron Pettigrew 750 – 41X
2nd Rod Jack 749 – 40X
3rd Grant Schick 749 – 30X
Special thanks to the Jack family for putting on a great barbeque and feeding us lunch.
Thanks to the volunteers who ran targets, helped score, acted as line safety officers and referees. And thanks to the shooters in all classes for the quality of competition they bring to our matches.
Lake of the Woods Gun Club member Phil Nick was part of a small contingent from Kenora that
attended the Bench Rest Shooters Canada, National Bench Rest Championships held in Selkirk Manitoba July 1st and 2nd 2017. Competitors from Mission BC to southern Ontario and the US attended, including members of both Canadian Worlds Teams who will be representing Canada at the Worlds Bench Rest Championships in New Zealand in November. The competition was fierce and Phil shot consistently and steadily over the 2 days at both 100 and 200 yards to pull off the win. It is quite an honor that a member of LWGC is the reigning 2017 Canadian National Champion. In 2018 Phil will travel to Mission BC to defend his title. Congratulations Phil!