Thought the club might be interested in this event that just took place in Toronto on the week of 24 Aug to 27 Aug. I took two of our athletes and myself to Toronto for two events including Air Rifle and Sporting Rifle (.22). In the Air Rifle event Club Members Sullivan Fagan came in 6th overall and Sera Nami came in 2nd (silver). The Air event is a 1200 point match where the athletes shoot 60 shots on electronic targets over a 1 hour and 15 minute period on two consecutive days. The second event was the .22 Sporting Rifle where they again shoot 60 shots each on two consecutive days for a total of 1200 points. Each day they shoot three 20 shot relays each of 30 minutes with only 10 minutes in between each relay. Sera Nami came in second in the Expert class for the Silver and Sully came in 3rd for the Bronze also in the Expert class. Even this old coach managed to grab a gold in two categories. One in the Expert class and one in the Veteran class (I guess I haven’t lost the touch yet!).
Both of our athletes have done very well and continue to strive to reach their goal of qualifying for the Canadian National High Performance Team.
Pat Landals Provincial Coach BC Target Sports
Editor Note: Congratulations Sera and Sullivan, very well done!!!
Great conditions for shooting at the KTSA Range. MDT supplied an ACC Chassis that was used for a CZ445 running a Diamondback Tactical Scope. There were several new shooters that turned up for the Match and they had great time! Some of the shooters got their cardio workout running after the cattle that decided they wanted to join the match 🙂
Week of July 8 – 12 the Grader will be out on the road again. Unfortunately we do not have an exact date at this time. Please make sure to adhere to the speed limits and be careful around corners and other sections where you can’t see far ahead.
Please be reminded to NOT drive in to the Bays. Also don’t drive where the fence was. The fence was taken down to allow heavy equipment to work around the bays to construct the footings for the new shelters etc NOT to drive in to the bays or closer to them for everday use. The fencing will soon go up again (once all the repair and improvements have been done. So PLEASE stop on the north side of the ditch as before and stop creating more work and cost.
The KTSA has been approached by the British Columbia Rifle Association to host their annual Target Rifle and F Class Provincial Championship matches.
These will take place from the 9-12 August and will comprise shooting at distances of 300 and 500 metres and 900 yards. All shooting will be scored on electronic targets. Tablets will be supplied if necessary. For the first time the BCRA will allow shooting from a bench for those competitors who have difficulty shooting from the prone position. This is an invite to all interested shooters to compete. Membership in the BCRA is mandatory and can be obtained on the BCRA website. Interested shooters who are not competing are encouraged to support this prestigious event and come out and watch.
More information may be obtained by contacting Mark Anderson at the POWDERKEG Gun Shop.
With sad heart we had to learn of the passing of Iris Louise Hetherington a long time supporter of the KTSA.
Iris Louise Hetherington (nee Taylor) Iris slipped peacefully away in the early hours of June 8, 2019 with her daughters at her side. Iris was born on the family farm outside of Richard, Saskatchewan on June 9, 1936 to George and Beatrice Taylor (Banks). She moved to New Westminster in her teens, where she met her future husband, Robert, while attending high school. She was the love of his life and they were married in New Westminster on June 28, 1957. Diverted from their Yellowstone Park honeymoon plans by a natural disaster, she mentioned how pretty she had thought Kamloops was. After many years of traveling to and from New Westminster to fish and vacation, the decision was made to move in 1963 and began raising their family of two daughters. Iris worked her way through high school while waitressing at the Cariboo Hotel Café and graduated from Burnaby South. After graduation, she worked in the New Westminster school district office until the move to Kamloops. She then worked for 20+ years in the office for Weyerhauser Canada, the position from which she ultimately retired after two successful fights against cancer. Iris’s spare time was spent hunting with dad, salmon fishing at Pender Harbour, gardening, watching the Blue Jays, supporting the Kamloops Target Sports Association’s antique show and sale, dressing up in period costume for cowboy action shooting events, visiting with friends and family, catching a play or a figure skating show, watching Spruce Meadows show jumping, or taking a quick road trip or adventure – anywhere! We will remember her for her love of animals (cats, particularly), incredible knitting skills, enjoyment of flower gardening, homemade chocolates, a smile that would light up the room, sense of humour, her grace and quiet determination. She was the guiding light that held the family through good times and bad, and is sorely missed by all who knew her. She is survived by her loving husband of 66 years, Robert; daughters Barbara (Don McConnell) and Joanne. Predeceased by sister Patricia Carnegie of Edmonton AB, she is also survived by sisters Elaine Milman of Saskatoon SK, Sheila Hapay of Richmond BC, Eileen Russell of Williams Lake BC, Marilyn O’Krane of Penticton BC and brother Walter Taylor of Penticton BC.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 6 at 11:00 AM, at St. George’s Anglican Church 308 Royal Ave., Kamloops. Special thanks to all the staff at Kamloops Seniors village but particularly Bridgette, Laurie, Christie, Bonnie, Montana and Amy. Your kindness and obvious care for mom is greatly appreciated. Donations to the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada in Iris’ name would be appreciated in lieu of flowers.