Junior Program

The dates for the 2023 Junior .22 Rifle Program from August to December are as follow:

  • Wednesday August 2nd 5:30pm-8pm
  • Wednesday August 16th 5:30pm-8pm
  • Wednesday August 23rd 530pm-8pm
  • Sunday September 10th 11am-3pm
  • Sunday September 24th 11am-3pm
  • Sunday October 8th 11am-3pm
  • Sunday October 22nd 11am-3pm
  • Sunday November 5th 11am-3pm
  • Sunday November 19th 11am-3pm
  • Sunday December 3rd 11am-3pm
  • Sunday December 17th 11am-3pm

The first half-hour of each session is held in the clubhouse for a safety course, mandatory for new participants. Please make sure to arrive 10-15 minutes early to check in with the range officer before entering the clubhouse. In case of bad weather, the program still goes on unless the club is closed down.

More dates will be announced for 2024 toward the end of the year.

Additional details about the program:

The Junior Program main objective is to promote firearm safety and allow youths to access the shooting sports in a safe environment where they can improve and train to become the next generation of shooters and carry on the traditions of our sport. Whether your are experienced or never shot before, the program will allow you to try different types of firearms, improve your techniques and make you a better, safer shooter. Spectators are welcome to observe as well.

Everyone must sign up with the range officer on arrival and non-members must purchase a $20 day pass (one per family). Everything needed will be provided, including rifle, target, ammunition, eye and ear protection, however you are encouraged to bring your own eye and ear protection if you feel more comfortable with it. It is preferable to wear contact lenses rather than glasses if you do not have a pair of prescription safety glasses or can’t see properly without, as safety glasses do not always fit over prescription glasses. Everyone on the range must wear eye and ear protection. Please bring a lunch and dress accordingly for the outdoor range. Maximum age for shooter is 15. Anyone under 16 can shoot. Parents must be with their child at all times. If you have a PAL please bring it with you.

You are encouraged to check in prior to the sessions at junior22rifle@gmail.com and to contact if you have any questions.


David Chaveca

Junior .22 Rifle Program
Nanaimo Fish & Game Protective Association


Feb 14 2016 Practice Session

Five year old Kelana practices with the Pink Rascal under the watchful eyes of her dad.

At the Cease Fire, she checks her targets and her happy smile tells it all.

Meanwhile, brother Jasper perfects his technique with the full sized Anschutz at the Bench and Standing..

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