Use of Club Facilities During COVID-19 Pandemic

  • Open to members only for an indefinite period. Members must produce their membership card and sign in, providing their name and phone number.

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  • The Rifle and Handgun are open from 9am to 5pm seven days a week
  • Trap is open until 2pm on Sundays and Wednesdays except during special events. Temporarily closed until December 4th
  • Skeet is open until 2pm on Sundays and Wednesdays except during special events.
  • Outdoor Archery is open from 9am to 5pm seven days a week except during special events and when Trap or Skeet are shooting. Indoor archery is closed until further notice.

The club is only able to remain open by the efforts of our members who volunteer as Range Officers who monitor attendance and ensure we comply to the guidelines. If it wasn’t for them none of us would be shooting and you need to thank them every time you attend and follow their instructions. If you don’t like the conditions required to attend and use the club facilities do not attend, but if you do attend always be courteous to the Range Officers – they did not make these rules. If you are interested in becoming a Range Officer  please contact Rob Clarke.

  • No spectators are allowed.
  • Staff and members must wear face masks in the designated covered ranges (i.e. PPC, and Rifle ranges)and the Range Officer building where they may come in contact with people outside their bubble.
  • All club buildings are not open or available until further notice.
  • There will be no membership meetings until further notice.
  • There will be no Turkey Shoot this year.
  • There will be no events held until further notice.

At this point in time, due to the unique circumstances of the size of our property and the number of ranges we have, we are able to keep our facilities open with a few restrictions:

  • Members are required to maintain two meter physical distancing at all times;
  • Handgun Bays shall each be limited to no more than 6 people, or direct family members. Non-family member groups are expected to maintain physical distancing; you need to consider your social ‘bubble’, and keep it small.
  • Skeet shall  be limited to groups of 5 people, plus staff, or family members and you must maintain social distancing while shooting at the posts.
  • The use of the Trap fields shall be limited to 5 shooters, plus the staff. Shooters must be separated by the distance between the stations, and the staff is to maintain a two meter distance from the shooters at all times;
  • In the case of the Rifle range, every second firing position has been closed. In addition, people should avoid any collective gathering of individuals at a firing point, other than the persons in your immediate group. ‘Groups’ are limited to 6 people maximum. Again, physical distancing should be practiced if you are not family members;
  • The outdoor Archery range shall be limited to 5 shooters and will be open except on Wednesdays and Sundays when Trap & Skeet are shooting.
  • Guests of members (i.e. those without a PAL) need to be safely supervised. Family members can accompany members and be instructed on the range, but instruction and introduction of shooting to a new shooter (not directly related to the member) is not permitted due to the distancing requirements. People who are not family members, who drive to the range in separate cars, are required to comply with the physical distancing requirement.

All members are encouraged to follow “the basics” including:

  • Staying off  NANAIMO FISH & GAME property if you, or anyone you know, are at risk, or have any symptoms of cough, cold, flu, or any of the symptoms of COVID-19;
  • We have hand sanitizer on the ranges but you will need to bring your own mask.
  • Maintaining good hand hygiene;
  • Avoiding touching one’s eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands;
  • Practicing respiratory etiquette (such as coughing into your sleeve); and
  • Keeping appropriate physical distance.

We should remain aware that this is a very fluid situation and our plan may changes as required. We will continue to monitor the situation closely, and respond as required. We thank all Vancouver Islanders for their effort to date, and encourage everyone to continue the fight until this Virus is beaten into submission. 

COVID-19 SAFETY PLAN

 

2020 Archery 3D “No Turkey” Turkey Shoot

UPDATE…

CANCELLED – Due to the COVID-19 Rules in place as of November 19, 2020, the NFG has had to cancel the “No Turkey” Turkey Shoot. Thank you for your understanding.

Let’s all work together to get through this. We all look forward to being able to gather together again when it is safe.  The Club and Executive thanks you for your continued support.

Attention Archers!!

The Nanaimo Fish & Game Annual 2020 Turkey Shoot has been cancelled due to COVID-19. In its place, a 3D archery shoot, the “No Turkey” Turkey Shoot, will be held on Sunday, December 13, 2020 at the Nanaimo Fish & Game Club.

Changes have been implemented to this 3D Shoot due to COVID-19 Regulations.

Please read all instructions and follow them accordingly.

Round is limited to 45 Archers.

Open to current Nanaimo Fish & Game Members Only until the deadline of Friday, November 20, 2020. If the 45 spots have not filled as of November 20, 2020, registration will then open up to Non-Members as well.

Registration Fee: $20.00 per Archer. We ask registrants to pay the exact amount at Morning Check-in. Change will NOT be given in helping to reduce unnecessary contact with money.

PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Preregister by emailing Corinne Chrunik at cchrunik18@gmail.com by Wednesday, December 9, 2020. Please include your full name, Membership Number, and phone number in your email.

Check-in opens at 8:00a.m. in the new Archery building. Archers Meeting 9:00 a.m. Archers at their starting point on the course for a 9:30 a.m. start.

Participants are required to bring their own snacks, lunch, and beverages as the food booth is closed at this time.

NOTE: Participating Archers Only – Unfortunately spectators, fans, and family members ARE NOT PERMITTED on the 3D Course, nor the NFG property, during the event. COVID-19 Regulations limits the number of people on The Club’s property at any one time.

Please Remember to Respect and Practice Social Distancing during the 3D Shoot.

The Club and the Executive appreciates your cooperation in following the new regulations put before us, and for your continued support.

Volunteers are needed to set up the 3D animals on the course the day before the event, Saturday, December 12, 2020. Please contact Larry at larrymcfarlane53@gmail.com, or Ross at wrossbowen@shaw.ca to volunteer.

 

Club donates $5000 to Nature Trusts Salmon River Conservation Complex Acquisition.

Many of our members may not know very much About the Nature trust of B.C.

The Nature Trust of British Columbia took on the daunting task of protecting the natural riches of the province by building a treasury of wild natural areas to conserve iconic and important species at risk.

The Nature Trust of BC is now a leading non-profit land conservation organization. Since 1971 they have acquired more than 500 conservation properties in British Columbia. Continue Reading →

2020 Annual Pumpkin 3D Shoot

Attention Archers!

The Annual Pumpkin 3D Shoot is a go on Saturday, October 17 and Sunday, October 18, 2020 at the Nanaimo Fish & Game Club. Changes have been implemented to this years Pumpkin 3D Shoot due to COVID-19 Regulations. Please read all instructions and follow them accordingly.

Open to current Nanaimo Fish & Game Members Only. Each round (day) limited to 35 Archers.

Registrations Fee: $20.00 per Archer per day. We ask registrants to bring the exact amount to pay at the morning check-in. Change will NOT be given out in helping to reduce unnecessary contact with money for COVID Regulations.

PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Preregister by emailing Corinne at cchrunik18@gmail.com by Wednesday, October 14, 2020. Include your full name, Membership Number, phone number, and your first choice for which round, Saturday or Sunday. If the 35 spots do not fill, Archers will be given the opportunity to register, and pay, for the second round as well.

Check-in opens at 8:00 a.m. in the new Archery building. Archers Meeting 9:00 a.m., with Archers at their starting point on the course for a 9:30 a.m. start.

Archers are required to bring their own snacks, lunch, and beverages as the food booth is closed at this time.

NOTE: Participating Archers Only – Unfortunately spectators, fans, and family members ARE NOT PERMITTED on the 3D Course, nor the NFG property, during the event. COVID-19 Regulations limits the number of people allowed on The Club’s property at any one time.

Please Remember to Respect and Practice Social Distancing During The Pumpkin 3D Shoot.

The Club and the Executive appreciates your cooperation in following the new regulations put before us, and for your continued support.

Volunteers are needed to set up the 3D animals on the course the day before the event, Friday, October 16, 2020. Please email Larry at larrymcfarlane53@gmail.com, or Ross at wrossbowen@shaw.ca to volunteer.

 

Membership dues reimbursement.

Dear Nanaimo Fish and Game Members,

Over the last few months, the Club has undergone a number of changes and the Executive greatly appreciate your understanding and patience.  During our closure, we implored you to continue to renew your memberships so that we could continue to maintain the Club and support initiatives that matter to our membership. In an overwhelming show of support for the Club, you did just that and the Executive offered to extend memberships by the duration of the closure to show our appreciation.

The Executive has explored a number of options in an attempt to implement this.  The unfortunate reality is we will not be able to do it.  As many of you are aware, your Nanaimo Fish and Game membership includes membership in the BCWF and with that third party liability, ATV and boat insurance.  By extending your membership, your BCWF membership and insurance would lapse, leaving you uninsured for the duration of the extension.  The Executive sincerely apologises for this. In lieu of the extension, the Executive would like to offer the membership reimbursement for the nine weeks you were unable to use the facilities.  This would amount to between $9 and $23, depending on your membership type.  If you would like to take the Club up on this offer, please email Nanaimofishandgamerefund@gmail.com.  Members will have until Nov. 30, 2020 to claim their refund.  Should the Club be required to close again due to COVID-19, we would be unable to offer an extension/reimbursement due to the complications outlined above.

Alternatively, if you would like to consider those nine weeks as a donation to your Club, the Executive would be immensely appreciative and would put the funds towards daily operations, as well as, support for important initiatives such as the CCFR’s opposition to the recent gun ban and to the Nature Trust’s bid to acquire property along the Salmon River.

Again, the Executive would like to apologize for this and hope for your understanding in this unusual circumstance. Thank you again for your patience and cooperation during this trying time.

Sincerely,
John Noble, President
Nanaimo Fish and Game Protective Association

RCMP Letter – Legitimate Notice or Fishing Expedition?

TEAM CSSA E-NEWS  – JUNE 10, 2020
COMMENTARY

Last week a letter from the RCMP landed in the mailboxes of licensed firearm owners across the country.

Titled “Announcement of a Firearms Prohibition”, the letter is puzzling because it provides so little actual information about which firearms were banned on May 1, 2020.

For example, the letter says, “Nine (9) types of firearms by make and model, and their variants;” but never tells the reader which nine firearms were actually banned.

The letter further confuses the issue of guns banned by 20 mm bore diameter or muzzle energy greater than 10,000 joules.

“Firearms with a bore of 20 mm or greater, and those capable of discharging a projectile with a muzzle energy greater than 10,000 Joules.”

These are two separate methods to ban firearms, yet the RCMP’s letter implies a firearm must meet both criteria in order to meet the new Prohibited classification threshold.

So why did the RCMP really send this letter? Continue Reading →

More on the Liberals so called ‘Assault-Rifle’ ban

 

THE GLOBE AND MAIL  CANADA

Gun vendors baffled by the rules as ambiguous assault-rifle ban rolls out

Patrick White
Published June 3, 2020

Gun-shop owners are reeling from the slow-motion rollout of Ottawa’s ban on assault-style rifles, a measure that has led to the prohibition of far more models than the government had estimated, including dozens that don’t appear to fit the description of assault weapons.

When he announced the ban on May 1, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said it would affect 1,500 models.

But one month in, the RCMP has added prohibition designations to 1,924 firearm models, according to Armalytics, a pro-firearm website that tracks changes to the Firearms Reference Table (FRT), the RCMP’s database of all known gun models and their legal status in Canada. More firearms are being added every week without any public notice as the RCMP interprets the ban’s language and how it applies to the roughly 100,000 firearms models listed in the FRT. Continue Reading →

CCFR commences legal action opposing Liberal firearms ban

 

THE CCFR HAS COMMENCED LEGAL ACTION OPPOSING THE LIBERAL GOVERNMENT’S FIREARMS BAN

May 26, 2020, Calgary, AB

Today the Canadian Coalition for Firearm Rights filed an Application in Federal Court in opposition to the recent firearm ban announced by the minority Liberal government on May 1. This ban was brought into effect by an Order in Council made by the Governor in Council amending the regulation that classifies firearms in Canada. The CCFR’s Application asks the Federal Court to strike down the amended regulation on the grounds that:

1. The regulation is invalid, unlawful, and outside of the scope of powers the Criminal Code could have delegated to the Governor in Council;
2. The regulation and the means by which is was created and amended is unconstitutional;
3. The regulation and its effect breaches each of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the Bill of Rights, and section 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982;
4. The exercise of the regulation-making power by the Governor in Council was and is irrational, and contrary to clear fact and all available evidence; and
5. Specifically, the firearms purported to be banned by this Order in Council are obviously suitable for hunting and sporting purposes in Canada, because that is exactly what we have been doing with them for decades.

Following the Order in Council, the RCMP began making amendments to the Firearms Reference Table (“FRT”), changing the classification of hundreds of firearms to “prohibited”, thereby unilaterally writing law and creating criminals out of law-abiding Canadians. Accordingly, the CCFR is asking the Court to declare that these purported “bans by FRT” are of no force or effect, both for similar reasons as applied to the regulation above, as well as the fact that the RCMP simply have no legal power to unilaterally make laws reclassifying firearms in Canada and creating criminals out of Canadians. This is especially troubling given that the RCMP aren’t even notifying the affected Canadians about these unilateral reclassifications.

Because the firearms affected by the regulation and the “bans by FRT” are in fact reasonable for use in Canada for hunting and sporting purposes, the CCFR is asking the Court for a declaration of that, and also for a consequential declaration that all of these firearms are to be deemed to be classified as non-restricted for all purposes, and therefore may be enjoyed by Canadians for both hunting and sporting purposes.

In order to protect the interests of Canadians from irreparable harm in the interim, the CCFR is also asking the Court to grant an injunction staying the effect of both the regulation and the “ban by FRT”, until these matters can be properly adjudicated.

This court action is the first in a series of actions planned by the CCFR to defend the rights, freedoms and liberty of law-abiding Canadians.

A copy of the Notice of Application can be found here.