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May 15, 2017

posted May 15, 2017, 8:06 AM by bwhancock@hotmail.com

Our regular monthly meeting was cancelled last Friday. Due to an issue with flooding, we were unable to use the RDKB meeting room.
We won't be rescheduling the May meeting.
Monthly meetings will resume in the fall.
If you have any questions or concerns, search the executive directory page for who may best be of help.

May 3rd, 2017

posted May 2, 2017, 6:17 AM by bwhancock@hotmail.com   [ updated May 2, 2017, 6:19 AM ]

Our spring turkey shoot was big success last weekend. We had lots of kids show up and lots of parents to help out. A special thanks to Tanis Klein, Ryan Klein, and Gary Onions for organizing the event.
The winners are:
Archery:
 9 & under   - Roanin VanLeur
10 and over - Hunter Denemy

.22 Rifle:
5 & under - Cooper Vanderzande
6-8 years - Wyatt Bryant
9-11 years - Emmitt Philipek
12 & older - Hunter Denemy

Miller Creek Restoration Project -
Thanks to Jamie Hiberson, Gary Onions, Gordie Shaw, and myself who all put in another day brushing at Miller Creek our total hours are now at 102 in total which leaves 98 to fulfill our obligation at which time we will draw the name for the new chainsaw.
Anyone who wants to go up and work at the site throughout the year can do so on their own, just let me or Jamie Hiberson know if and when you plan to go up for a briefing.
We will be organizing a work party in the summer to go up and get more work done once the creek has dried up and we can get ATVs up the trail with people and equipment.

Father's Day Fishing Derby, Jewel Lake -
At this point, it looks like our annual fishing derby will be cancelled due to a lack of organizational support.
A special thanks to our Past President, Craig Kiselbach who created and organized the event which has been a big success for so many years.



April 22nd 2017

posted Apr 22, 2017, 9:41 AM by bwhancock@hotmail.com

Notice - the rifle range will be closed Tuesday April 25th for a CBSA training session.

April 20, 2017

posted Apr 20, 2017, 8:51 AM by bwhancock@hotmail.com

 Thanks to everyone who has helped out with our ecosystem restoration project so far. We are organizing a crew to go up on Saturday April 29th for a half day from 8:00 am to 2:00pm. We are up to 100 man hours so far and need 100 more by years end to fulfill our obligation. 
Also, our new GFWA logo caps have arrived and are on sale for $25 each. There is a picture of the caps and the three different colours on the photo gallery page of this site. We will have them for sale at meetings and other club functions.
Direct any questions about the hats or the ER project to bwhancock@xplornet.com

April 5 2017

posted Apr 5, 2017, 5:56 PM by bwhancock@hotmail.com

 Thanks to everyone that helped out at the rifle range last weekend. A lot was accomplished as many hands make light work. Hopefully the turn out for the slashing project is as strong, or better this Saturday. Hope to see you there.
Our next meeting is at he RDKB meeting room this Friday at 7:00pm.

March 11, 2017

posted Mar 11, 2017, 8:51 AM by bwhancock@hotmail.com   [ updated Mar 11, 2017, 9:19 AM ]

 Apparently old man winter has spoiled plans to start our spring slashing project on time, so we have changed the dates to the weekend of April 8,9 2017. 
It will be at the same location - 0km Miller Creek Forest Service Road. Pre-work meeting will start at 7:30am, then we'll work from 8am-4pm each day.
We have decided to make it a two day project in order to catch up on the in-kind donation of man hours that we have pledged to the ministry's ecosystem restoration project plans. We pledged 100 per year, and last year we managed to have a look at some potential sites, but a grand total of 0 hours of actual work got done, so that leaves us with 200 hours to get done this year.
In order to create more incentive we will be raffling off a new Husqvarna chain saw to one of the lucky participants.
The raffle rules are simply this: for every half day (4hours) of actual work each person donates to the project = one raffle ticket. For example if you show up and work both full days on April 8th and 9th you will be entered four times into the saw raffle.
Once we have caught up on the 200 hours we will run the draw for the saw.
Depending on attendance will determine if more work days will be added in the future.

Everyone is invited,
Bring your own two hands, saws, food, water, safety gear, and ATV if you have one.
If you do not own a saw show up anyway.
We will supply saw gas and bar oil.
There's a rumour going around that there may be some ice cold beverages show up after 4:00pm too.
 

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