As the New Year is just around the corner this is a good time to be planning not only for the festive season but also to be involved in events that will be happening in 2018 at the range. Now we just need a break from all the rain!
You may know the first mention of a Chilliwack Game Association was in 1905. It was in 1927 the Chilliwack Fish and Game Association initially formed, and in 1963 the Club purchased the land we use today. Improvements have been made over the years and are still going on today. Our Club is made up of over 1000 members who take pride in sections of the Club such as trap, black powder, fish enhancement, archery, steel matches, 22 rifle, youth programs, IDPA, and standard pistol. Members and guests are always welcome to learn more about the various sections at the Club.
The biggest event on our horizon for 2018 is the long-awaited renovation to the Club House. You may have attended the annual game dinner over the years, your daughter or son may have been at the youth camp, or perhaps you’ve shot the Elwin Fehr Annual Revolver Match – if so, you’ve been inside the Club House. Spending time inside you will have noticed we’re in dire need of an upgrade particularly to the kitchen and bathrooms just to meet Fraser Health Authority requirements.
The good news is that we’re planning for significant improvements so that the Club House can be more useful and enjoyable for members. It’s important to know the Club House has been identified by the Fraser Valley Regional District as an area of refuge for the community in case of a natural disaster and so it must be able to safely accommodate a large group of people.
So, with all the sections moving ahead with their 2018 programs and events and as we plan for renovations we’re asking you to consider a year-end donation to your Club. The Club is a Registered Charitable Organization, and donations received before December 31st will receive a tax receipt for use when you file your income tax in the spring. All donations for the Club are appreciated, receipts will be issued for those of $20 or more. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can contribute.
Thank you for your support and all the best in 2018. We look forward to seeing you on the range and at some events this coming year!