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Project Mapleseed, August 19th 2024

In partnership with Project Mapleseed, the VFGPA is hosting a Mapleseed Event on Monday, August 19th, online pre-registration is required. Project Mapleseed is a Canadian civilian marksmanship program and volunteer organization dedicated to bringing rifle marksmanship fundamentals instruction to Canadians, coast to coast. The Mapleseed Event is a one-day marksmanship instruction event that provides attendees […]

Thank you! Family Fishing Day 2024

By Vincent Hewgill, Club Ranger This June 15th was another Family Fishing Day at Frog Hollow. We had over one hundred participants who managed to catch a lot of trout from our pond. For many kids, it was their first experience fishing. We provided gear, bait and a bit of tutoring for first timers. We […]

President’s Note – June 2024

I am writing today to inform you of some upcoming safety improvements being made to our range facilities that will require some minor adjustments to our schedule and range procedures while the work is underway. As part of our ongoing process to ensure our ranges meet the stringent safety standards established by the RCMP and […]

Annual Fishing Competition, 2024

By Dennis Roberts, Fishing & Big Game Rep The VFGPA has, in the past, conducted an annual fishing competition among its members for fish caught in various species categories. Trophies are awarded for the largest Coho salmon, Chinook salmon, halibut and trout. In addition, the junior angler with the best quality catch of any species […]

Family Fishing Day 2024

Every year our provincial government waives the requirement for residents of Canada – individuals who have lived in Canada for the preceding 12 months – to buy or carry a non-tidal (freshwater) basic fishing license. This is partly to raise interest in fishing, but also to bring awareness of the issues fisheries face, from land development […]

National Range Day 2024

Have friends who are interested in shooting, but can’t convince them to come up? Looking at getting the family involved in your sport or hobby? National Range Day, June 1st, is coming up, and this year VFGPA is offering free entry for up to two people who are visiting with an Association member. The offer […]

Archery Introductions

Join us at the archery range on the last Saturday of every month from 12pm-2pm for an introduction to archery! All VFGPA members 10 years of age and older are welcome. Volunteer members will provide some basic safety instructions and are able to do some limited coaching to get you started. Recurve bows and arrows […]

Boom… Now What?

By Tina Clark, VP Member Services Are you looking to do some hunting this year? Why not join us and attend the course, Boom… Now What? This course is put on by Matt Rempel who is a butcher and avid hunter, and who owns and operates Dino Meats, located outside of Williams Lake. During this […]

Malahat Marauders Update – May 2024

By Tom Briggs, Blackpowder Rep April has been a busy month for the Marauders. We started the month with our Easter Rendezvous, for which we had 23 shooters. This was down from previous years; many of the usual guests from up island didn’t come down because of the high cost of gasoline. Hopefully we will […]

SIAS Monthly Report – May 2024

By Cheryl Henley, SIAS Rep Our second SIAS match of the year was held on April 7th, we had 68 people come out to shoot. A 3 Gun Match was held on April 28th and our next SIAS match is set for May 5th. We are set to host a level 3 IPSC match over […]