CLUB NEWS AND UPDATES
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Duck Box Project

This is a reminder about the outing on February 2nd to install some new duck nesting boxes, that were

previously constructed by the Junior Club.  We will be meeting at 1 pm at the main centre parking lot at

Tiny Marsh (500 Tiny Flos Townline, Elmvale, ON L0L 1P0). We will have the nest boxes, pole systems,

and hardware. We could use some sleds, cordless drills, an auger, and post pounder.

Please contact Craig Lalonde at (705)427-3542 or craiglalonde@hotmail.com if your interested in

volunteering and/or lending some equipment. 

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Family Frosty Frolic Day Sunday February 16 2020

GBHA’s club and the Junior club is hosting a Family Frosty Frolic Day at the clubhouse. This event will take

place on the Family Day weekend, Sunday February 16 2020 and will run from 11:00 am till 3:00 pm.

Activities available will include snowman making contest, snowshoeing (we will have some available),

cross country skiing (bring your own skis), hiking, trials will be packed down and marked, we will also

have tobogganing, a bon fire and a bbq! Please feel free to bring your kids out for an outdoor day of fun

and activity. We are looking for volunteers to help out with this event.

If anyone is interested in volunteering or participating please email the club at gbhaclub@yahoo.ca.

THIS IS AN OPEN EVENT, EVERYONE WELCOME, NO COSTS INCURRED TO PARTICIPANTS,

DONATIONS ACCEPTED FOR THE BBQ LUNCH!

This is all weather permitting!

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https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-2341&fbclid=IwAR24oTVqdMPofSGIzs-uzOulC8L3sHMucQOFx3hZE0qFRBilcODPAz7Iu80

Above is a link to a petition that needs everyone’s attention.

BUT THE INTENTIONS ARE CLEAR.

The Liberal party has announced their official plan to use an Order in Council to issue a ban that could impact almost every firearm owned in Canada


With an OIC there would be no debate or sober second thought, a careless act that would impact the lives of 2.2 million Canadian citizens.  With an

estimated cost that has already ballooned by hundreds of millions of dollars desperately needed for projects and services that make a real difference.


The order would ban an undefined number of "military-style assault rifles", a term that is not defined and left ambiguous enough to impact

everything from AR15 platforms to Ruger 10/22's in the "wrong" stock configuration, not to mention popular Browning BAR rifles and semi-automatic

shotguns!
Once enacted this would force the confiscation of millions of firearms from across Canada, paid for on the taxpayer's dollar with a buyback program."


According to Bill Blair the official plan says no ban or buyback for handgun owners because handgun owners are "more responsible", but the license,

requirements, and owners are the same!

ACCORDING TO THE GLOBE AND MAIL, ALREADY THE ORIGINAL $100,000,000 COST OF THE BUYBACK HAVE BEEN ESTIMATED BY BILL BLAIR TO HAVE

INCREASED TO $600,000,000 AND THE NUMBERS ARE NOT EVEN FINAL OR INCLUDING ALL THE INDUSTRIES THAT WOULD BE IMPACTED!

THE ORIGINAL GUN REGISTRY WAS PROJECTED AT $2 MILLION AND ENDED UP COSTING $2 BILLION - IT IS NOT UNFAIR TO SAY THAT THIS PROJECT'S

COSTS COULD BECOME ASTRONOMICAL AND HEAVILY IMPACT THE BUDGET OF OTHER PROGRAMS THAT REALLY BENEFIT CANADIAN CITIZENS!

Whether you own firearms or not, this is a potentially huge abuse of the public trust and could be used in the future to justify restrictions on

Canadians rights and freedoms by this government and future governments regardless of their position on the political spectrum.

THIS IS AN ISSUE THAT IMPACTS ALL CANADIANS, REGARDLESS OF THEIR POLITICAL POSITION.

 

 

NO STAMP REQUIRED!

A written word can have a big impact, and letters to the Prime Minister and to Members of Parliament do not require a stamp!  Not sure who your

Member of Parliament is or where to send a letter?
The House of Commons website (the same site hosting the official petition) have a convenient way to look up your rep to get the information you

need.
Not sure what to write?
The CCFR has a great guide & template worth checking out!
Submissions must be in prior to January 27th 2020 so act now!

HAVE YOUR VOICE HEARD!

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Indoor Gun Range

Mike Weimer will chair the use of the indoor gun range during the winter months. Mike will be looking for volunteers to assist with these evenings. The indoor range will be opened on Thursday nights starting Jan 02 2020 from 06:30 pm till 09:00 pm.

For more information please contact Mike at 1-705-529-9353 or m2bweimer@gmail.com

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2020 Range Orientation Sessions

GBHA’s Range Chairman, Franz Klingenschmitt will be hosting 4 Range Orientation sessions that is open to ALL members in the New Year. However, all new members MUST attend one of these sessions in order to be permitted to use the Outdoor Gun Range.  Please contact Franz to reserve a date. Dates are: Sunday Jan 12th, Sunday Feb 9th, Sunday March 15th, Sunday April 12th

These dates are Sundays due to the fact that Range may not be used before noon on Sundays.

All sessions are to begin at 10am in the downstairs hall of the clubhouse.

-Discussion of Range Rules

-A tour and discussion of indoor gun range.

-Visit to the Outdoor Gun Range, overview of opening and closing range procedure, Q & A’s etc…

Range Agreement form will be signed by those attending. Once session complete, form signed and turned in, you are now permitted to use Range, bring a firearm if you wish to shoot, beginning at noon.

What you must have with you to use range:

-your OFAH #, without this number, you may not use the range

-your club I.D, you must be able to wear it so it is visible to all.

-eye and ear protection

-padlock

-targets, stapler or push pins to hang targets

And of course, firearm and ammo. (If using Restricted Firearm, ensure you have A.T.T. in place)

Again, this orientation is open to ALL GBAH members, not just new.

If you wish to attend, as it may have been awhile since you have been to the range, all members are welcome. Some things may have changed a bit. Any questions or concerns, feel free to contact me. (Email or Text message is best) franz1@bell.net or 705-543-0463

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2020 Sportsman’s Memorial Dinner

GBHA Club will be having the Sportsman’s Memorial Dinner on Wednesday

January 15/20. This is a regular Wednesday night dinner so that our

membership can take the evening to remember our fallen members and

honorable mentions. As well we will celebrate the accomplishments of our

club and its members. Should any member wish to nominate a member for

an award please notify Calvin King by December 18 2019. Should anyone have

any wild game entries to be judged, please contact Calvin as well. As a

reminder to all anglers who have an entry to be judged, please forward the

information such as length, girth, weight and a picture to

Calvin King @ 1-705-734-8043 cktaxidermy@gmail.com. Tickets will be sold at

the door for regular price. Wild game donations will be greatly accepted and

appreciated as they will be used for Hors D’oeuvre served prior to a

Roast Beef dinner that will be served. Doors will open at 5:00 pm and dinner

will be served at 6:30 pm. Cash Sales Only!

AWARD CATEGORIES;

LOYD WILSON AWARD

For most active new member

 

HAROLD KETTLE AWARD

Most dedicated to conservation

 

MERIT AWARD

Member displaying most dedication and service over the past year

 

Outstanding Dedication Award

Member showing dedication and service to the club over the years

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Christmas Food Drive

GBHA Club and Junior Club will be hosting a Christmas Food Drive for the

Tay Township Food Bank. On Sunday December 08 2019 @ 12:00 noon till

3:00 pm, Santa will be at our clubhouse for kids and families to come visit and

have their picture taken with Santa and make Christmas ornaments! This will

be a free event, but non-perishable donations will be greatly appreciated.

GBHA’s goal is to fill a pick-up truck full of food for the Tay Township Food

Bank. Donations can be dropped of prior to the event either at our General

Membership Dinner Meeting Wednesday November 201/19 doors open at

5:00 pm or by contacting Bruce Dunn. We would appreciate non perishable foods

such as canned meats, canned fruits and vegatbles, pasta and sauces etc.  For more

information or to volunteer please contact

Bruce Dunn @ 705-528-2709 or gbhaclub@yahoo.ca

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Attention Anglers and Hunters 2020 Awards Night

A reminder to all anglers and hunters who wish to nominate a

members for an award or to have an entry for the Sportsman’s

Memorial dinner in January 2019, please bring your harvest to

Calvin if sending out to be mounted so it can be judged prior to the

dinner, take pictures of your harvest or catch and forward the

information such as length, girth, weight and a picture to

Calvin King @ 1-705-734-8043 or cktaxidermy@gmail.com22

2020 Sportsman’s Memorial Dinner

GBHA Club will be having the Sportsman’s Memorial Dinner on

Wednesday January 15/20. This is a regular Wednesday night dinner

so that our membership can take the evening to remember our fallen members and honorable mentions. As well we will celebrate the accomplishments of our club and its members. Should any member

wish to nominate a member for an award please notify Calvin King by

December 18 2019. Should anyone have any wild game entries to be

judged, please contact Calvin as well. As a reminder to all anglers who

have an entry to be judged, please forward the information such as

length, girth, weight and a picture to Calvin King @ 1-705-734-8043 cktaxidermy@gmail.com. Tickets will be sold at the door for regular

price. Wild game donations will be greatly accepted and appreciated

as they will be used for Hors D’oeuvre served prior to a Roast Beef

dinner that will be served. Doors will open at 5:00 pm and dinner will

be served at 6:30 pm. Cash Sales Only!

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GBHA 2nd Annual Gun Show.
On Sunday February 23 2020 09:00 am – 1:00 pm
This show was an amazing hit and many items were purchased with big smiles on
this year.
GBHA will be hosting a Gun Show Sale at our clubhouse 3175 Ogden's Beach Road
Midland.
If you are a person interested in selling their firearms, accessories and hunting and
fishing equipment ($45.00 per table 8ft long).
Entry fee of $5.00/Adult, children under 12 free.
For more information please contact
Joe Belcourt @ 705-427-2065, joebelcourt@hotmail.com
We will also be looking for volunteers as well.
http://gunshowscanada.ca/georgianbaygunshow
www.gunshowscanada.ca
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MEMBERSHIP AND VOLUNTEER CHAIRMAN POSITIONS AVAILABLE

GBHA'S executive is seeking members to enroll in positions with the

club. We have several chairman positions available, we are NEEDING a

MEMBERSHIP Chairman to mentor with current chairman to work into 

taking the lead role in this position, as well we need a person to fill the

Volunteer Chairman position, one to monitor and assign volunteers for events

and tasks that are scheduled with in the club. 

For more information on this please contact Bruce Dunn

705-528-2709 or email gbhaclub@yahoo.ca

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Club Vests, Hats and Crests Now On Sale

Have you ever wanted a club vest, so you to can display your badges,

crests and buttons? Now you can, GBHA is now

taking orders for vest for members. Vests are being sold for $45.00 each

, club hats are $15.00 each or 2/$25.00 and

club crests will be sold for $5.00 each. To order or for more information

contact Bruce Dunn 1-705-534-0632, for

ordering vests please contact Bruce Dunn @ 1-705-528-2709.

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GBHA Members E-Mails!

Attention all members of GBHA club! Some members may have been already receiving e-mails from the club as

reminders of upcoming events, and activities. If you have not received

any e-mails from the club and wish to do so,

please send us an e-mail. This would be a good time as well to update

your contact information. Our e-mail address is gbhaclub@yahoo.ca

Thank you for your interest and responding.

Smart Serve Cerification Course

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Bartenders!

The club is looking for members who will take the Smart Serve

Certification Course which enables them to help serve

in our bar during club events or hall rentals. For further information

contact our Bar Chairman;

Mr. Sterley Stubbings 1-705-529-5776

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Cannabis Ban!

As of Wednesday October 17 2018 a bylaw was passed at our General Membership Meeting to ban the usage of

all Cannabis products on the property of Georgian Bay Hunters and Anglers Inc.

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Respecting Your Last Wishes!

While reading some of your favorite magazines or while searching the internet, you may have come across a few

articles dealing with somewhat sensitive issues pertaining to fellow enthusiasts, hunters and anglers who have

passed away. Some of these issues vary from their last wishes of donations to their choice of clubs and or federations,

to, how the family/executor must deal with topics such as firearms, ammunition and other items of interest.

This appears to be on the rise, especially with the long gun registry being abolished! GBHA club has in the past received

monetary donations and some families have expressed interest about in offering the firearms/equipment to the club

as a donation. These donations are always appreciated and are put to good use, but are not expected of members!

Often the executive of GBHA is approached regarding the issues of dealing with firearms such as unregistered firearms,

registered firearms, how to transfer them to an heir, what happens if an heir does not have a PAL or an appropriate

license, who is responsible for dealing with the firearms? Many questions and situations have been brought up on

these and other topics. The executive have been able to answer the questions and or help set up appropriate actions

to deal with these situations.

As mentioned these are delicate situations. Should you or anyone you know may need the assistance of

Georgian Bay Hunters and Anglers Executive can be re-assured that each situation will be dealt with discretion and

in a professional manor and with upmost respect to the members and family’s requests.    ALL persons in possession

of firearms or other items of interest should be informed of responsibilities and be prepared.

We have also listed some internet links to help inform you and assist in your decision making, please take some time

to think about you wishes. This will be posted in our Bulletin and on our web-site and on Facebook. If the club could ask

its members that we be notified of any fellow members who passed. This could allow us to notify our co-members

wishing to partake in any types of Celebration of Life Ceremonies.

Inherited Firearms;  http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/cfp-pcaf/faq/inh-her-eng.htm

Information for Executors; http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/cfp-pcaf/fs-fd/will-testament-eng.htm

Chief Firearms Offices; http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/cfp-pcaf/cfo-caf/index-eng.htm

 

Thank you

GBHA Executive Board Members

 

 

 

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