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Road Maintenance & Bay access

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.

Obituary Iris Louise Hetherington

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.

Spring March Shoot Report

We had a beautiful weekend with some of the best and calmest shooting conditions I have ever seen.

We shot both 300 and 500 meters. We shoot these ranges in the spring and fall as the weather can be unpredictable.

29 shooters showed up and the interesting thing was 5 shooters came from Alberta and several more form the LML. We are getting more and more interest from the LML.

The highlights of the shoot included not one but two perfect 75-15V targets. Brad Trayner shot a perfect score at 300 meters and Greg Delinheer shot the same at 500 meters. In our rules if you shoot a perfect score then you keep shooting until you drop a V. Greg actually shot 19 rounds in a row into a 2 1⁄2” circle at 500 m!!

This is extremely hard and the last perfect score was in 2016 by Sue Baardsen in the Frosty Farky in Ocotber at 500 m.

This match featured competitor pulled targets saving a large amount of money which was returned to the club.

Great time was had by all marking the beginning of the shooting season.

Indoor Range Schedule Updated

Dear KTSA Members,
our indoor range schedule has been updated, please check here or if you prefer the PDF version go here
The out and indoor Range Calenders can be subscribed to to stay up to date when the range is closed or when certain events are happening. Just go to https://www.ktsa.ca/indoor-range-calendar/ on your smartphone and scroll down and click on subscribe to filtered calendar. Do this for each of the Ranges (out/indoor) you like to subscribe to.

Our IPSC Group needs your help

Dear Members,
our IPSC Group is asking for your help this Sat and/or Sun in Setting up their 2 day IPSC Qualifier Match.
Setup is this Sat June 2nd and Sun June 3rd 8am until late in the day. Any help for however long and time during the day you can make yourself available is greatly appreciated.
Thank you!

Work Party – Outdoor Range closed

The Directors have planned a work party to clean up the range and re-organize the ever growing fleet of C-Cans for the summer.
Our Range is hosting many high caliber events this year (BC Provincial Small Bore Championship, F Class Western Nationals, IPSC BC Provincial Championship to name a few) and a variety of big IPSC, F Class Matches and Cowboy Action Fun Shoots.
We can be proud of the range we have, its one of the finest in the Province.
When: Saturday and Sunday May 5th + 6th  9am-5pm
Where? We meet at the Club house.
What is closed? The whole Range, all bays will be closed during the work party. The faster we are done the faster we can re-open.
BBQ lunch and refreshments will be supplied.
If you got any time to spare, 2 hours, half a day, a full day. Anything is appreciated. Many hands make light work so to speak.
Thanks!

George Farquharson inducted in to the Kamloops Sports Hall of Fame

The late George Farquharson made a tremendous impact on the sport of target shooting.
He created the F-Class, a category of competition named in his honour.
George Farquharson passed away in 1995.

“It’s made shooting in many places more popular,” says his son David Farquharson. “It’s spread it to various places in the World – he started it to make it possible for older guys to still be able to compete. At the same time it made the younger guys enjoy the shooting more, because it was more accurate.”

Source and Video: CFJC

2018 Gunshow Volunteers needed

The Kamloops Target Sports Gun Show group will have the first meeting regarding the 2018 show on February 28th 2018 at 7 PM. The meeting room is above and to the rear of the Powderkeg Gun Shop.

The meeting will be about an hour long. Traditionally we have had only a few members of the club volunteer to lend a hand with the gun show. Since this is the gun clubs’ largest income producing event every year it would be nice if a few more club members would come out and show their support for the Kamloops Gun And Antique Show and Sale. New members means new ideas.

For more information please contact me.
Don Morphy
Show Chairman
250-319-1916 or email (damit22@telus.net)