Storms at the Range

After another snowy, stormy January, we’d just like to make a public note of thanks to the staff at the Range, and their enduring hard work in keeping it a safe and enjoyable place for everyone in the Association. A large tree came down in one of the storms, causing significant damage to and around […]

2023 Conservation Contributions

The VFGPA mission and goals are clearly laid out on our website, i.e. to provide facilities for, and to promote, safe competitive sport, and recreational shooting, fishing, and hunting, while supporting the conservation of British Columbia’s natural resources: https://vfgpa.org/vision-goals/ Most of us are aware of our facilities, but what do we do to support conservation? […]

Esquimalt Gun Club

By Tem Greenhalgh, Esquimalt Gun Club The Esquimalt Sport Shooting Club (ESSC) exists to provide recreational shooting opportunities to its members by utilizing exclusive access to military ranges and facilities. This was based on a model used by other Canadian Forces base clubs, such as CFB Edmonton, to allow recreational access to military ranges. A […]

Membership Update

We continue to explore ways to make things easier for our volunteers and members. On the homepage, there is now a box that will take you directly to your sign-in. Here you can check the information the club has on you and make corrections if needed. The greyed-out boxes can not be changed but if […]

President’s Note: November 2023

There are many wheels turning these days, be they locally, nationally, or internationally, all of which impact our lives and provide so many inputs on so many fronts it can be overwhelming.  So instead of focusing on the many I would like to take this opportunity to centre our focus onto one:  Remembrance Day. Ever […]

Scouts Canada Visit to VFGPA

by Doug Bancroft, Past President Many VFGPA members have noticed frequent use of our Frog Hollow camping facilities by Scouts Canada Scouts and Venturers. In addition to camping, the Scouts learn to fish, and develop skills in archery, airsoft, .22 rifle, pistol and shotgun, and more recently black powder “hawk” and knife.  Kudos to all […]

Federal Judge Rules to Uphold Liberal OIC banning 1500 Models – CCFR vs Canada

by Don Senft, VP Ops On 30 Oct 2023, Justice Kane of the Federal Court ruled on the case CCFR vs Canada.  The Court dismissed all claims made by the CCFR and five other applicants in the precedent setting landmark case.  The case was brought to challenge the Liberal governments hastily implemented Order in Council […]

Consultation on Conservation, Fisheries and Hunting

by Andrew Lemon, President I am reaching out to you to obtain your feedback on how best to address the Fourth Goal of the VFGPA, i.e.: Undertake and participate in conservation projects and issues to protect and enhance fish and wildlife populations and their habitats, and to ensure the public opportunity to enjoy them. We […]

VERITAC Training Course

Veritac Global is running a 3-day hybrid course combining Dismounted Small Team Operations (DSTO) Counter Action Team (CAT) and tactical trauma care (TACTRA) in dynamic environments. Veritac Global is opening up the medical training on Friday 03 Nov 2023 as a stand alone for anyone that would just like to take medical portion only and […]

South Island Action Shooters End-of-Season

by Cheryl Henley, South Island Action Shooters Apart from one last 3 Gun Match on October 15th, our shooting season is now over. We hosted our monthly SIAS match on August 20th and had 55 people come out to shoot.  Our last match of the season, our Club Championship, was held on September 24th, we had […]