Junior Rifle

Manitoba Junior Rifle Provincials
May 30, 2015 Carberry, MB

May 30th the Selkirk Junior Rifle Team attended the 61st Provincials in Carberry with 15 competitors. There were a total of 150 competitors representing 9 clubs from throughout Manitoba with 455 attending the day’s event. This year was a very successful year at the Provincials with competitors bringing home 7 trophies. Top Postal Novice Ind. (299 16x), Top Postal Novice team (1441 49x), Top Postal Marksman Ind. (300 27x). Postal targets are shot at the home range aiming for 300 30x after which they are mailed back to the parent organization for scoring and awards are presented at the Provincials. We also received trophies for Top Ind. Beginner (398 10x), Top Ind. Champ (400 19x), Intermediate Ind. 3rd place (393 23x), Novice team 1st place (1963 38x) and Marksman Team 2nd place (1979 53x). We also had a member shoot a perfect score of 100 10x for which he received an award. The Provincials consist of shooting two targets, a written exam and field trials for a possible perfect score of 400 20x. The goal for the day is to win the John Labatt Trophy for Team Champions – best score out of 2000 100x this year won by Brandon with a score of 1989 67x.

 For Junior Rifle Information Contact Liz Flett 204-482-8945 (After 6pm)

Membership open to boys and girls ages 12 and up.   Members learn in depth Hunter Safety during the 7 month program developing safe and proper firearm handling techniques and acquiring shooting skills.  Tentative members are asked to complete the Hunter Education on line offered by the Manitoba Wildlife Federation.   This will give the students some background knowledge prior to commencing.  Members have the opportunity to compete at club levels as well as the Annual Provincials.  Shooting and Safety classes are held at the shooting range located in the basement of the Lord Selkirk Regional Comprehensive School.  Registration is taken in October/November with shooting starting up early November. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO ASSIST WITH COACHING.

This is a brief overview of the activities undertaken with Junior Rifle:

Sessions coincide with activities at the School and School Programs, i.e. if the school is closed, so are we.

The last weekend in May is the Provincial Championships which are held in a different location every year. We encourage all members to attend as it is good experience plus they will have the opportunity to meet their counterparts from around the Province. This is an all day event and we usually leave very early in the morning as registration starts at 8 a.m. When the competition is held a far distance from Selkirk, i.e. Thompson/Flin Flon, we make it a weekend outing and only take teams of strong shooters.
Categories for MB Junior Rifle are: 13 and under Beginner; 15 and under Novice; 17 and under Marksman, 21 and under Intermediate
The first weekend in June Selkirk hosts it’s own competition. This competition is based on years of shooting within our own club. This consists of shooting three targets on the Sat morning and a windup BBQ/pot luck on Sun afternoon (for the entire family) where we give out the awards earned throughout the year and at the competition. Classification is based on years registered with SJR.
Throughout the year we also host mini competitions in conjunction with the Seasons, ie. Easter, Valentine’s, Christmas, etc.
Also throughout the year there are various activities hosted by MWF, i.e. Mentored Hunting, Family Hunting Day at Oak Hammock in Sept, etc. Check the MWF website for events/activities related to Junior Rifle. www.mwf.mb.ca under Events.
Our primary fund raising is BINGO at Club Regent and McPhillips Street Station. This requires one volunteer to work at the BINGO, usually only three times a year. We are guaranteed $250. This helps keep our costs down.

Early in the New Year we are issued Manitoba Junior Rifle raffle tickets to sell in order to off set the cost of running the event. We hope all members will make the effort to sell the raffle tickets in order to keep the registration costs down for the Provincials.  Lost and unsold tickets we have to pay for.  The Club receives half of the funds raised back into the club.

For our Senior members we encourage them to undertake various activities available to them: i.e.  three position shooting, air rifle, MPRA competitions.

We are always in need of volunteer instructors to assist with teaching Hunter Education and rifle shooting.

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If you have any further questions, feel free to call us at 482-8945 after 6 p.m.,  lizflett@mymts.net

Junior Rifle Celebrates 60 years in Manitoba

A Junior Rifle Club got it’s start in 1948 in Neepawa known as the ”Ospreys”. At an annual convention of the M.W.F. in 1954 the Junior Rifle Committee was formed. In 1954 the 1st Annual Provincial Championships was held in Neepawa. In 1955 the Selkirk Junior Rifle Club was formed under Jack Crucq. Kaare Bow took over as Chief Instructor in 1958. The club folded in 1974 due to lack of volunteers. In 1982, after much prodding from Ed Corby, the Selkirk Junior Rifle Club was revived under the direction of Marcel Vanevel. The Club has been operating successfully since that time. The program consists of Safety, Sportsmanship and Shooting.

May 31st we attended the 60th Provincials in Neepawa with 18 competitors. This year was a very successful year at the Provincials with competitors bringing home 7 trophies. Top Postal Beginner, Top Postal Novice team, Top Postal Marksman team, as well as Top Ind Beginner, Top Ind. Novice, High Boy and Novice team 1st place. We also had a member shoot a perfect score of 100 10x for which he received an award. The Provincials consist of shooting two targets, a written exam and field trials for a possible perfect score of 400 20x. The goal for the day is to win the John Labatt Trophy for Team Champions – best score out of 2000.

The weekend of June 7th & &th Selkirk hosted it’s own competition on Sat, for members of the Club, again, target scores were excellent. On Sunday we handed out the Awards for the winners of the previous day, awards earned throughout the year, winding up the day with a family BBQ and fun shoot. The event saw about 100 members and family come out for the day. Some Selkirk Game & Fish members volunteered their time and equipment in order to introduce our members to other types of sport shooting. Fun was had by all.