Alberta Provincial Trapshooting Association
Alberta trapshooting activities and accomplishments
The shooting season is finally under way, and at time of writing Alberta has held 3 registered shoots with another coming up this weekend. Weather is always an issue in May in Alberta, but it did not stop Ron McConnell from running 100 in doubles at the first shoot of the year in Edmonton.
Calgary has hosted 2 shoots, both with weather issues on at least one day, but shooter turnout has been respectable given conditions. The new pat traps work great, they show lots of target face and have virtually no breakage. On the travelling side, Trevor Dawe was the lone Albertan this year at the Hoppe shoot, and brought back lots of trophies for his efforts. A few of our boys headed to Spokane for the Inland Empire shoot May 16, Kevin Cole did well winning his class in singles and doubles, but the conditions bettered most of our Alberta shooters.
The APTA held the spring board of directors meeting on May 9 in Calgary. Details are available on the APTA website, www shootalberta.com. One of the major developments, thanks to Harold Schwandt, includes an updated set of APTA bylaws and introduction of a new set of Policy and Procedures. I encourage all shooters to attend our annual meeting after the singles Championship at the provincial, where the APTA bylaws will be voted on and the Policy and Procedures document will be reviewed for feedback.
Thanks again to all our sponsors this year who are listed on the website, a special thanks to Bayer who is sponsoring the pig roast, and Bill and Lee Ann Martin for their generous contribution. Just recently the Tom Ferguson in co-operation with Challenger ammo has agreed to sponsor the shells for the Junior Program at the Provincial, thanks Tom. The Ron McConnell items to promote youth shooting at the clubs throwing ATA targets have now been distributed, thanks again Ron and Darlene for that significant gesture. The APTA is continuing to look for sponsors, if you know of potential candidates please let us know, Trevor Kuhn has developed a great package that helps sponsors understand our association while asking for their support.
Ahead of us we have the Western Grand in Utah in June, we will have a good contingent of Alberta shooters there, results will be known by publishing time. Our Canadian Championships are in Brandon, head over there, and be sure to attend the CTA meeting where you can vote to hold the Canadian in Calgary for 2017. And do not forget the Western Zone in Edmonton; we want to see some zone winners out of Alberta this year so plan to attend!
Have a look at "shootalberta.com" for all the latest in Alberta trapshooting, in the meantime if there is information to be shared, get hold of me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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