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Your continued right to own and use your legally owned firearms & the current election.

On September 3, 2021 the Liberals released an updated version of the election platform. On page 64 they list their gun control plans, which are always supported by the NDP and the Green Party. The issues have not changed over the years with the Liberals planning ever more ways to attack law abiding firearms owners.

People choose which political party to vote for in any given election for a wide variety of reasons and we would not presume to tell you who to vote for. What we would ask you to do this time around when you choose who to vote for is to consider the possibility that this might be the election where you lose your rights to keep and use your legally owned firearms.

A re-elected Liberal government will: Continue Reading →

What are the Party Platforms in the 2021 Federal Election?

Conservative Party Platform

Liberal Party Platform

NDP Party Platform

Green Party Platform

The Conservative and Liberal platforms are the most current. Have a look at page 64 to see the Liberals plans for gun control if they get re-elected. The NDP platform seems current but typically a different approach. The Green Party platform is from 2019 and may change once they quit fighting amongst themselves.

Sadly, we have recently lost one of our past presidents. Steve Bedich (president in 1970-1971)

Steve was a long time executive and committee chair member who devoted countless volunteer hours to the club.
Together with his wife Marion who sadly passed away suddenly several years ago.
Their life revolved around the club by volunteering at the many work parties and other club functions.
Steve chaired the Social Committee for many years by supplying work parties and social events such as Banquets, Dances, Barbecues, and other club activities with ample food and refreshments to meet the demands of everyone in attendance.
Until recently, Steve attended all of our Fundraising events by supporting the club financially. He enjoyed bidding on auction items and purchasing many of the various raffle draws.
In honor of Steve and Marion the family have donated many of the items back to the club for future fundraising events.
For those who knew Steve and Marion, you will be missed but not forgotten.

Bill 4 creates onerous record keeping for range users at Fish & Game clubs

During the past few month Bill 4 – 2021 the ‘Firearm Violence Prevention Act’ has been quietly working its way through the system and on March 22, 2021  received third and final reading. This act was largely based on the Illegal Firearms Task Force Final Report (A report to the Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General of British Columbia September 30, 2017) that all clubs were invited to make submissions on. Clearly no one listened to the clubs submissions.

This act will have a large impact on the way clubs do business. Range users and how they sign in will also be greatly impacted. Part 4- Shooting ranges is the primary reason for these changes. It appears to be based on an assumption by the framers of the bill that ‘gang bangers’, drug traffickers and other criminals are using the ranges at Fish & Game clubs to practice with their firearms. This is a ridiculous assumption but once the NDP obtained a majority government the passage of the bill was a forgone conclusion. It is based on their anti-firearms agenda and not any proven facts.

PLEASE READ THIS – IT IS GOING TO AFFECT ALL OF US A GREAT DEAL. Continue Reading →

How to donate

To All Members and Nonmembers,

I would like to thank all members and nonmembers who, at this time, are considering donating to The Nanaimo Fish and Game due to the COVID 19 closure.  For those of you who are wondering how to donate funds, here are two methods.
Pay Pal is the easiest and quickest, and you just have to click on the DONATE section of the webpage, however the Club does pay a fee for this service.
If you are unfamiliar with this system, simply mail a cheque to this address:

PO Box 211
Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 5K9

Please do NOT drop off a cheque or cash with Wayne (our Caretaker) at the club.

Larry and Kathy McFarlane have donated $200 and would like to challenge all Life Members to meet or exceed their donation.

We are in this for the long haul so thank you to all whom are considering donating to our wonderful facility.

John Noble
President of Nanaimo & District
Fish & Game Protective
Association

Fishing and Hunting COVID-19 Updates

Recent update to Province of British Columbia – B.C. Hunting Important Notices

A link to important information regarding hunting and angling services during COVID-19 has been posting to the website.

As part of the ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic, THIS PAGE will provide updates regarding any changes implemented by the Province related to hunting and fishing activities.

As the Covid-19 situation rapidly evolves, the Resource Stewardship Division within the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development continues to modify our response accordingly.

All Club facilities closed Until further notice re COVID-19 concerns

To All Members

I regret to inform all members of the Nanaimo Fish and Game Club, due to the COVID 19 Virus, our facilities at the Nanaimo Fish and Game Club will be closed until further notice.    I believe safety is our upmost responsibility, therefore, I feel very confident that all members understand our decision.

This difficult decision was deemed necessary in order for the Club to do its part in keeping our members and public healthy and safe during the COVID-19 crisis. The Club will adhere to the recommendations of the BC Center for Disease Control and BC Chief Public Health Officer and the situation will continue to be monitored closely, so as to determine when Club facilities can reopen and resume normal operations.

Unfortunately, as it has with many other families and institutions, this has begun to take a financial toll. Understandably, renewals and new memberships have taken a sharp decrease. Our memberships go a long way towards the approximately $150k in fixed annual expenses (heating, hydro, insurance, etc.) the Club has whether it is open or not.

We are reaching out to you now in the hope that, if you have the means to do so, you will renew, purchase a new membership or even make a small donation to the Club. In recognition of your generosity and loyalty in these trying times, the Club will be extending the length of memberships to compensate for the time our members have lost due to the closure. This time will be added to your membership once the Club facilities have reopened.

Scroll down to see how to donate.

Thank you for taking the time to read this. Stay safe and healthy

In Solidarity,
John Noble
President
Nanaimo & District Fish & Game Protective Association

COVID-19 scams are spreading like the virus

B.C., Federal Serious and Organized Crime
2020-03-19 09:38 PDT

British Columbians are being targeted by fraudsters who want to profit from consumers’ fears and desire to protect themselves from the COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) is reporting that scammers are setting up websites to sell bogus products, and using fake emails, texts, and social media posts as a ruse to take your money and get your personal information.
The emails and posts may be promoting awareness and prevention tips, and fake information about cases in your neighborhood. They also may be asking you to donate to victims, offering advice on unproven treatments, offering protective gear or detection kits, or fake home sanitizing services.
There are currently no vaccines or drugs approved to treat or prevent COVID-19. The current forecast to have efficient vaccines available for general public is months away and will be communicated via legitimate government and health authorities.

For full details click here COVID-19 Scams to the RCMP B.C., Federal Serious and Organized Crime