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A message from your President:

October 2016

While many members are off hunting or fishing, quite a few have remained behind. This article is to update members to what is happening within the club.

As some of you know, the club has purchased the mobile unit at Dorman Range. Carol, the past caretaker, resigned in June and we are in need to a watchman at the range. We also will need a number of volunteers in November to clean up the unit and prepare it for a new tenant. Ron Card will have more information on this as well as how a new caretaker will be chosen.

Members have asked to have someone from the Federation to speak to a meeting about why the club and its members should remain as part of the Fed. I have contacted the Region 1 President and the Federation to start arranging a forum that will satisfy the request of members.

Finally, we need new members to step forward to run for the Board and Executive next year. Much has occurred this year and we need members to carry on what has happened to improve the club.

Richard Thompson, President PQFG


 



Dorman Range Report - October 2016

Welcome back from summer.

Many events have taken place since our last newsletter.  I will attempt to highlight some of them with words and photographs.
* “5-Stands” and an Argentine Shoot have occurred on July 10, August 14, September 11 and on October 9.  (2nd Sunday of the month).  The shoots have been set up and run by Phil Charlebois and/or John Oregan.  Thanks guys.
* And, since our members do a lot more than shotgunning I am including several photos of some early July successes.



To read the full Dorman Range Report - please click here

 

 

Kivela Contracting ltd

Kevin Kivela - owner/operator

Cell - 250-951-8588
Phone - 250-954-0817

kivela@shaw.ca 

 

Henry Range Report - October 2016


Activities at Henry Range continue to increase largely due to the number of new members and the number of range pass keys that have been purchase to date this year. Range pass keys sold to date is 554 keys which have generated $16620.00 in revenue for the range coffers.
 
All weekend organized shoots are well attended and have attracted some new participants. Accolade
s are in order to the various people who faithfully continue who organize, coordinate and ensure the safety disciplines required for these events. Mid August saw the start of a fairly heavy influx of the hunting fraternity sighting in new and “old faithful” rifles and developing and testing new hand loads for the upcoming hunting season, and this activity still going on now. Range rentals by the R.C.M.P., Brinks Armoured Car Service, the Provincial Parks Service and the C.O. Service also continues to generate revenue for our cause. All members are advised to carefully check our website calendar and or the range notice boards for range closure times and dates.  


To read the full report Henry Range Report - please click here

Waterfowl Hunter Training for Youth - Waterfowl Heritage Day

This years training and shoot was a major success at the end of September. The Parksville Qualicum Fish and Game and Ducks Unlimited Canada in a true collaboration staged a day of hunter training and shooting skills practice at the Dorman Rage September 25 followed by a field shoot October 1. Eighteen Young man and women between the age of 12 and 18 participated along with 8 mentors. The program was overwhelmed by the number of young people wishing to participate. 


To read the full 'Ducks Unlimited Report' - click here



Membership Update


As usual the 2016 membership year will close on October 31st and after this date, no more 2016 memberships will be available.  This allows the membership volunteers and the Tina, the Treasurer to submit our final numbers to the BCWF and make our annual payment.  It also allows Tina to prepare her year end financials.  

From November 1st, you will be able to purchase your 2017 membership either via our online system or through Rick at the Henry Range or at Dorman.  Online is preferred as this cuts down on countless volunteer hours in processing manual memberships.  Please note: whilst you can purchase your 2017 membership ahead of Jan 2017, range keys will not be available until after Jan 1st 2017.

As approved at our AGM, the annual membership cost will rise by $5. To see our 2017 membership fee structure, please click here.

Currently our 2016 membership base stands at 917 adult members (this number does not include children from within a family membership).  If you have any specific membership or benefits questions, please email them to membership@pqfg.org or info@pqfg.org

Thank you
 

                

The next scheduled General Meeting will be held at the Qualicum Legion, Tuesday 25th October at 7pm 


All members welcome and guests encouraged to attend!


Qualicum Legion
180 Veterans Way, Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 1L8

For more information contact info@pqfg.org

 


 
BCWF REPORT respectfully submitted by Rod Wiebe

October, 2016
 
At our last General Meeting I reported on the status of a blockade by a splinter group of the Tahltan First Nations in the Dease Lake area of BC.  On Sept 14 BCWF representatives were informed that resident hunters were being denied access to the Ealeau Lake Road into the Klappan River area.  Some of these hunters had LEH authorizations and were denied their opportunity by ill informed people.  The blockade was not supported by the Tahltan Central Government or the Chief from Iskut but there was no effort on their part to remove it either.
 

To read the full article please click here

Garage Sale in aid of the Oceanside Stroke Recovery Society

November 26th 2016

Our club has benefited from help at the Dorman Range from volunteers from the Oceanside Stroke Recovery Society and here’s a chance to help them out.  They need a pickup truck and one or two people to load rummage sale items from three separate locations, all in Parksville, and delivered up to the Brandley Center in Coombs ahead of the garage sale on November 25.

Meeting time at the three locations is 2:00 pm on Friday Nov 25.  Set up will be done by Stroke Society volunteers with the actual sale the next day, Saturday Nov 26.

More is better, though, so if anybody can contribute in any way please contact Kathleen at:

kathleenfalvai@shaw.ca / 250-586-6766 or

Rod:

rwiebe6@shaw.ca / (250 240 – 7685)


For donations: they can be delivered to Bernice Prier's place, 117 S. Moilliet St. Parksville.  Items can be left in her carport and she will move them to her storage shed until the sale. Alternately, items can be dropped off at the Bradley Centre on the Friday afternoon preceding the sale, (Nov. 25) between the hours of 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Many thanks in advance

Oceanside Stroke Recovery Society

                                
 

I would like to start by saying a massive thank you to all our amazing volunteers.  On a daily basis members of our association work tirelessly solely to benefit others.  We have volunteers in all the different facets of our club ensuring our ranges are run safely and cleanly, that our websites are updated, that our members and guests are fed and watered at events.  From the day to day running, one-off fundraising events to our annual banquet, our volunteer base is invaluable to us and for that we THANK YOU!  We are a members club and without volunteers we simply cannot function.

There will always be a need for volunteers if our association is to remain and that is where we need your help.  Can you spare time to help in the running of our club?  We have many jobs that need someone, someone like you! 

Range volunteers
Board members 
Event organisation
IT / Admin Tasks and many more!

Whether you can spare a few hours in a day, a week, a month or a year, we ask you to consider volunteering.  

If you are able to assist in any of these areas then we would LOVE to hear from you.  

Our next AGM will be coming up in February 2017 where our new board will be elected.  If you would like to consider running for the board and would like to know what it entails please contact us:

info@pqfg.org 


 

                                
 

For those of you off into bush this fall, whether you are hunting, fishing or just spending time in the outdoors with the family, remember that all off-road recreational vehicles (ORV) must be registered.  
 
As I am sure you are aware the Ministry of Forests, Lands & Resource Operations (FLNRO)  launched the  registration system for off-road vehicles (ORV) in 2015.   ORV registration with number plate display is mandatory on Crown land, including resource roads on Crown land. Off-road vehicles that will be operated in limited circumstances on a highway have been required to obtain registration, a plate, a licence and insurance since Nov. 17, 2014.

N.B - ORVs operated solely on private property do not require registration or a number plate.  


Types of ORVs included in the 2015 regulations:
Golf carts
Snow vehicles
Snowmobiles
All-terrain vehicles (ATV)
Trucksters, and
Restricted use motorcycles (RUMs)
 
Being a member in good standing with PQFG provides you with Third Party Liability coverage through Capri Insurance.  Below are some useful links:

PQFG 2016 Insurance Certificate

BCWF Member Insurance Benefits 
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