The honourable Cathy McLeod, Member of Parliament for Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo is shown trying her hand with a long gun under the coaching of North Thompson Fish and Game club president Ben Theissen during the club’s July 7 open house at their Gorman Lake Range. NTF&GC photo:

NT Fish & Game Club event welcomes MP Cathy McLeod

By Jill Hayward

The North Thompson Fish and Game Club report they had a very successful Open House at their Gorman Road Range on Sunday, July 7. The event brought in people from eight to 88 years in age who tried their hand at archery, long guns and pistols.

The honourable Cathy McLeod, Member of Parliament for Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo also attended and had a chance to see first hand what the Barriere area club was doing in their community. She also tried her hand at shooting long guns and pistols, and from one member’s comments “she wasn’t a bad shot for a first timer”.

NTF&GC representative Bryan Smith said the event provided a great opportunity for people to see what the organization is doing in and for the community.

“There were many ladies who tried firearms and now want to get involved with what Barriere is doing at its range with planned ladies days events coming soon,” said Smith.

The Canadian Coalition for Firearm Rights, or CCFR, were represented on site by Csaba Hollo, who came out to show how the CCFR works for Canadians.

NTF&GC members were on hand teaching firearm safety and handling to those attending the event, and there were smiles on many faces as they learned new skills under the warm and sunny skies.

“We had people attend from our great community and some from other areas,” said Smith, “They put a few dollars into the local businesses, and a great time was had by all – now we are looking forward to seeing everyone next year.”

Club member Don Piper was the lucky winner of the 50/50 draw.

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