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January 2021 Update

The CUSF by the numbers:

  • 47 Volunteers
  • 24 Partners
  • 22 Clubs
  • 6 Sponsors
  • 6 Podcast Episodes
  • 3 New Programs
  • 1 Mission
All things considered 2020 was still a good year for the CUSF. While we were not able to run any of our usual competitions it was still a year of steady growth and consolidation. When the situation normalizes we are ready to get back out there with better programs, better reach and a better than ever team of volunteers. Learn. Compete. Educate.

Trends to watch in 2021

Over the past year a few patterns have emerged within the CUSF and our student community. Here's what we think will be important moving into the future:

Recruiting

  • We've added close to 20 volunteers this past year
  • Ongoing efforts to fill and identify roles in our organization

Money is coming in

  • We’ve fund-raised more in the past year than ever before!
  • It is important to us to subsidize costs for students in order to to lower barriers of entry to shooting sports

COVID-19 is damping momentum

  • We are struggling like many other groups to host and participate in events and competitions
  • This gives us an opportunity to improve the CUSF behind the scenes so we can come out of this strong

Steady growth and consolidation

  • New Field Officer department added to existing Admin, Clubs, Comms and Programs structure
  • Every department in the CUSF is improving and continues to expand
  • Clubs are still being created by passionate students around the country

Smallbore Rifle Competition Postponed

With multiple provinces under lockdown, we have made the decision to postpone our target rifle competition. We are planning events for Spring 2021 to resume our regular operations, COVID pending, but keep an eye on our social media pages for future updates.

Want to keep the skills up? To replace the usual tournaments we will be holding a series of sport shooting classes throughout the semester. First up is a rifle markmanship webinar / giveaway, stay tuned for more details!

Survey

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Skeet
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Partnership Highlights

This month we would like to recognize and thank our partners in education Affordable Firearms Licensing Alberta and Sure Shot Coaching. Both organizations have been long time partners of local clubs with a mission of education and coaching.

Grassroots partners such as these drive the rapid growth in post-secondary sport shooting. Contact the CUSF today if your organization would like to further firearms education in your local area.

Club Spotlight: CUSF Westman Student Outdoor Sports

Hello Canadian University Shooting Federation Members,

We just wanted to take a few minutes and introduce ourselves and our new club to you. Mark Taggart and I (Brad Smith) are the Co-founders/Field Officers for the CUSF Westman Student Outdoor Sports (Westman SOS) club which is based in Brandon, MB. And recently I have been appointed the Prairie Clubs Manager for the CUSF.

Mark and I wanted to start our club to help promote firearms to the younger generation and also to serve as ambassadors to the public. We aim to promote safe use of firearms through the CUSF's 3 core Olympic disciplines along with Fishing, Hunting, Archery, and Outdoorsmanship. 

Together we hope to better ourselves in the roots of our organization and be able to learn more about laws, regulations, and educate ourselves so that we can pass it along to all of the members of the CUSF & CUSF Westman SOS. 

Thanks for your time and together we will build the Canadian University Shooting Federation into a trusted, safe, and fun organization for all of Canada! 
 

- Brad, Co-founder of CUSF Westman SOS / CUSF Prairies Clubs Manager
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