Hope everybody has had a wonderful and shooting filled summer. The students sure have! There has been a variety of events throughout the country. Carleton University put on a collaborative Ottawa region exec range day (top). The idea was to bring out students that are starting clubs at Algonquin College and uOttawa so that they could meet fellow students and see how a range day is run! The U of C Firearms Association put on a Trap shoot for Fathers Day (bottom left). Can't imagine a better way to spend time with Pops then to break some clays. Most recently the CUSF collaborated with Ottawa region clubs to put on a booth in the local gun show (bottom right). We were very well received, and it was awesome to have such a great reception from so many of those in the community.
Now is an exciting time for clubs across the nation. If you aren't familiar, post-secondary's hold "Clubs Expo's", which are events where students can walk around and explore what clubs they may want to join for the coming semester. So far, lots of positive news: everyone's booths look fantastic! The Carleton Firearms Association and Carleton Shotgun Team shared a booth and managed to sign up over 400 students! Imagine the potential number of new shooters if every institution across the country was doing the same. Well, that's what we strive for! Things are definitely looking up in the Canadian firearms community.
There are a couple of upcoming events to be aware of: this weekend we will have a booth at the Edmonton Gun Show. Be sure to come find us if you're in the area! In addition, on September 29th we are having a CUSF Calgary Shoot and Social! This event is geared towards bringing the students at schools all around Southern Alberta together with the general firearms community in Calgary. It is open to everyone, and will feature a trap shooting and BBQ. Be sure to check out the sign up for more info and bring some friends!