Events

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Events for 2018

  • August 26th, 2018:  We will be hosting a Ladies Fun Shoot on this date, starting at 9am.  The event will be open to the public, no experience is necessary.   If you would like to experience shooting a firearm in a safe, controlled environment, please come down and give it a try.

    There will be range officers on site to guide, train, and assist; and all firearms and ammunition will be provided by the club or it’s members.

    Lunch and beverages will be provided by the club.
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  • July 21st, 2018:  The range construction has progressed well over the past few weeks.  In order to facilitate some needed work before the CFO inspection, the range will be closed on this date.   We appreciate that this is last minute, but any volunteer help to finish these last few tasks would be fantastic.  Start time to be 9 am.
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  • July 14th, 2018:  We will be having another work bee on this date.  Work will include finishing the rifle shelter, grass cutting, various construction projects and general clean-up.  Start time will be 8AM.  The range will be closed for use during the work bee.
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  • June 15-18th, 2018:  The spring work bee has been scheduled for these dates.  Aside from the standard clean-up, there will be range improvement construction underway.  We realize that this is the Father’s Day weekend, but due to other constraints this was deemed the best dates to host the work bee.  Lunch will be provided.  Please let us know if you will be able to attend.
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  • April 29th, 2018:  The range will be closed to general membership use for an IDPA match on this date.
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  • March 18th, 2018:  Our Annual General Meeting will be held on Sunday, March 18th at 1300hrs (1PM).  The meeting will take place at the Badlands Community Facility in Drumheller.  All current and prospective members are welcome to attend.  If you wish to submit a motion to be presented at the meeting, please send an email to ddsashooters@gmail.com at least 2 weeks prior to the meeting date.In addition, membership sales will be available after the meeting.
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Events for 2017

  • December 16th, 2017:  We will be hosting a General Meeting on this date.  The meeting will take place at 12:00 (Noon) at the Badlands Community Facility in Drumheller.  All current and prospective members are welcome to attend.  Some of the items on the itinerary include:  plans for the range in the 2018 season, clarification of various rules, and changes to the membership pricing.  In addition, early membership sales/renewals will be available at the meeting.  Regular membership sales/renewals will commence after the New Year as per usual.
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  • October 22nd, 2017:  There will be an ATHL/IDPA match held at the range on this date.  The range will be closed for general use, although spectators are welcome.  Spectators must wear eye and hearing protection while at the range.
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  • October 7th, 2017: We will be hosting a youth shoot on this date.  The range will be closed for general use.  Registration for this event took place at the Youth Fair on September 27th, and is now closed.
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  • September 27th, 2017:  We have been asked to provide an exhibit at the Ignite Your Spark Youth Fair hosted by the Drumheller Public Library on this date.
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  • July 29th, 2017:  We will be having a Work Bee on this date.  Some of the items to be done include:  Painting the various structures, trimming, mowing, cleanup, and finishing the dirtwork required for the rifle range berms and remediation.
    We appreciate any volunteers who can make it down to help.  Hand/power tools are welcome but not required, and lunch will be provided.  The range will be closed to general use on this day.
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  • April 29th, 2017:  There will be an ATHL/IDPA match held at the range on this date.  The range will be closed for general use, although spectators are welcome.  Spectators must wear eye and hearing protection while at the range.
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  • April 18th, 2017:  The range will be closed for a private event on this date, from 0800 (8am) until 1700 (5pm).
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  • March 11th, 2017:  We will be having our Annual General Meeting on this date.  The meeting will take place at noon in the conference room of the Ramada Inn in Drumheller.
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  • February 11th, 2017:  We will be having a General Meeting on February 11th, 2017 at Noon in the conference room of the Ramada Inn.   Only local members (those who reside within a 70km radius from the gate) have voting privileges at the meeting.  There is a map on the Membership Info page which clarifies this area.————————————————————————————————————-

Events for 2016

  • December 4th, 2016:  We will be hosting our end of season General Meeting at the Ramada Inn in Drumheller, at 12:00 (noon) on this date.  Motions will be presented that will affect the 2017 membership year.  If you wish to submit a motion to be presented at the meeting, please submit the request to info@d-dsa.ca.  Current motions include:- Motion to create a Range Officer training course, completion of such course to be a mandatory requirement for membership.- Motion to freeze membership cap and fees at the same level as the 2016 season.- Motion to create a fund for remediation and clean-up costs.- Motion to purchase a second Sea-Can for range material storage
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  • September 24th, 2016:  We will be hosting a fun Turkey Shoot on this day.  Everyone is welcome; you do not require a membership or a PAL (firearms license). DDSA will be providing targets and .22 caliber rifles for the event, and there will be various categories for participation to keep things fun and fair.There is a $5.00 (Cash Only) fee required to participate, and the winners of the various categories will receive turkeys and cash prizes.The event will start at 11AM, and will continue through until everyone has had a chance to participate.There will be coffee, donuts and a hot lunch provided to those in attendance.
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  • September 10th, 2016:  This is the tentative date for our fall work bee.  We will be cleaning and servicing the range on this day, so it will be closed to general member use.  This is a volunteer activity; the more members who volunteer the faster the work will get done.  Start time is 08:30 hrs (8:30am).
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  • August 27th, 2016:  The pistol bay will be closed on this date from 0900 (9am) until 1200 (Noon) to facilitate a filming event.  The rifle bays will remain open during this closure.
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  • April 17th, 2016:  There will be an ATHL/IDPA match held at the range on this date.  The range will be closed for general use, although spectators are welcome.  Spectators must wear eye and hearing protection while at the range.
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  • April 23rd, 2016:  This is the tentative date for our spring work bee.  We will be cleaning up the winter garbage, repairing target stands/backing, and other general range construction.  Bringing your own hand/power tools would be beneficial, but not required.   Start time is 08:00 hrs (8AM).
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Events for 2015

  • December 8th, 9th, 2015:  The Range will be closed for an RCMP training event on these dates between 0900hrs and 1400 hrs (2PM).
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  • December 6th, 2015:   This is the date of our AGM for the 2016 season.  It is taking place early (we usually host it in the spring) so that any changes that are made can be in effect for the start of the 2016 season.  The AGM will take place at 14:00 hours (2pm) at the Conference Room of the Ramada Inn in Drumheller.  We invite all members and prospective members to attend.
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  • November 24th, 25th, 26th, 2015:   The Range will be closed for an RCMP training event on these dates during the following times:
    24th: 1300hrs (1PM) until 2130hrs (9:30PM)
    25th: 1300hrs (1PM) until 2130hrs (9:30PM)
    26th: 0830hrs (8:30AM) until 1500hrs (3PM)
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  • October 25th, 2015: There will be an ATHL / IDPA match taking place on this date.  The entire facility will be closed to general member use during this event.
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  • October 21st, 2015:  The entire range will be closed for an RCMP training session from 09:00 to 14:00 (2 pm) on this date.
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  • October 1st, 2015:  The rifle portion of the range will be closed from 08:00 to 13:00hrs (1PM) for an RCMP training event.  The pistol range will remain open for general membership use.
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  • September 27th, 2015:  The pistol portion of the range will be closed on this day as there will be a ATHL/IDPA classifier event taking place.  You must be an ATHL/IDPA member to participate.
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  • August 14th, 2015:  The range will be closed for an RCMP training session from 9am to 2pm on this date.
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  • May 6th, 2015: The range will be closed for an RCMP training session on this date.
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  • May 4th, 2015:  The range will be closed for an RCMP training session on this date.
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  • May 3th, 2015:  This pistol range will be closed on this day as there will be a ATHL/IDPA classifier event taking place.  You must be an ATHL/IDPA member to participate.
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  • May 2nd, 2015:  This is the tentative date for our spring work bee.  All members are welcome to attend and help out.  We will be cleaning up the garbage left over from the winter, repairing target stands, and finishing the construction of the new rifle bench shelter.   Those who attend the work bee will receive a $20.00 coupon which can be put towards next year’s membership fees.
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  • March 22nd, 2015: There will be an ATHL / IDPA match taking place on this date.  The entire facility will be closed to general member use during this event.
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  • March 15th, 2015:  We will be having an Annual General Meeting on this day.  The meeting will take place at the Ramada Inn in Drumheller at 1300 hrs (1pm). Topics being presented at this meeting include:
    – Our new lead remediation responsibilities and cost
    – Membership fee changes
    – Work Bee Dates
    – Bylaw Changes
    – Changes to out of Town member’s voting privileges
    As always, we encourage all available members to attend.
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  • January 8th, 2015:  We will be accepting new memberships and renewals on this date at Bass Pro Shops in Balzac.  This event will take place between 1700 and 1900 hrs (5-7pm) in their meeting room upstairs behind the Firearm/Archery counters.  If you are renewing, please bring last years RFID card with you, as it can be reused and there are a limited number of new cards available.
    This membership renewal event is geared towards the Calgary/Airdrie area members, to save you a drive out on winter roads.  The service is being provided by a former Executive member who is volunteering his time, it is unknown if other similar events will be held.Memberships are still available in Drumheller as normal, and there is no mail in or online membership renewal option at this time.
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Events for 2014

  • December 14th, 2014:  The DDSA will be having a General Membership Meeting on this date, starting at 1400 hrs (2pm) at the Ramada Hotel in Drumheller.  This is an important meeting, and we strongly encourage all current members to attend.  The meeting is being held to discuss various issues that may affect the future operation of the range.  Such issues include lead contamination/remediation, a new lease agreement, and the future of the range at it’s current location.  Any changes to the date/time of the meeting will be posted to the website as soon as they are known.
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  • October 4th, 2014:  Range cleanup day.  The Executive Team would like to invite any and all current members who are available to attend and help us tidy the range up before winter.Hand tools/drills etc. are optional, we recommend bringing gloves and warm clothes in case the weather turns ugly. The cleanup will go from 08:00 until 17:00 (or until we are finished).The range will not be available for use on this day.  Any changes to the schedule (date/time) will be posted on the website.  If you have any questions, please contact the Executive Team at info@d-dsa.ca.
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  • September 10th, 2014:The rifle portion of the range has been reserved for the afternoon of this date, from 1 to 6 pm (13:00 – 18:00 hrs).  The rifle range will be closed for general member use during this time.  However, the pistol range will still be available for use.
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  • September 7th, 2014:There will be an ATHL / IDPA match taking place on this date.  The entire facility will be closed to general member use during this event.
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  • August 10, 2014:  Drumheller District Shooting Association is hosting a Steel Challenge event.   This event is open to all members of our association.
    Equipment Required:
    Pistol with magazines and holster (9mm or larger calibre)
    Fee:
    $20.00
    Registration begins at 08:00.  Please note that the entire facility will be closed to general use for this event.
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  • May 25, 2014:  There will be an IDPA / ATHL match hosted at the range, from 07:00 to 16:30.  The range will not be available for use by members on this day, however spectators are welcome.  Please visit myathl.com for more details and to register.
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  • April 3-4, 2014:  There will be a work bee at the range to fix target backings, change target orientation, and installation of new single person benches. There will also be heavy equipment there repairing the road and other improvements.Please be advised, the range will be closed for shooting on the tentative dates of;

    May 3-4, 2014
    Between the hours of 0800-1700.

    These dates are pending, and may changed.

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  • March 23, 2014:  It is time for our Annual General Meeting.  This year it will be held on March 23, 2014 at the Badlands Community Facility.  The meeting will begin at 1300hrs (1PM) and all current and prospective members are welcome to attend.  Please note that only local members are allowed to vote at the meeting (as is stipulated on the membership application/agreement), however all member input is welcome.
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  • April 27, 2014:There will be an IDPA / ATHL match hosted at the range, from 07:00 to 16:30.  The range will not be available for use by members on this day, however spectators and drop ins are welcome.  Please visit myathl.com for more details.
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  • February 23, 2014: There will be an IDPA / ATHL match hosted at the range, from 07:00 to 16:30.  The range will not be available for use by members on this day, however spectators and drop ins are welcome!  Please visit myathl.com for more details.
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Events for 2013

  • November 2nd, 2013: The Annual Pumpkin Shoot is a go!  The range will be hosting this event, from 08:00 to 16:00. All members are welcome, bring some pumpkins or other food related targets and shoot them away!  Keep in mind, we are currently looking for safety minded people to act as volunteer Range Officers for this event.
    We will keep you posted, via the website/facebook/forum of any updates or changes to this event.
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  • October 20th, 2013:  There will be an IDPA / ATHL match hosted at the range, from 07:00 to 16:30.  The range will not be available for use by members on this day, however spectators and drop ins are welcome!  Please visit myathl.com for more details
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  • June 9th, 2013: There will be an IDPA / ATHL match hosted at the range, from 07:00 to 16:30.  The range will not be available for use by members on this day, however spectators and drop ins are welcome!
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  • June 2nd, 2013: We will be having a work bee/ spring clean up at the range. Because of this, the range will be closed to members wishing to shoot on this day.  We will be performing a general clean up, maintenance, and construction of range upgrades.  We would like to remind members that this range is available due to the volunteers who run and maintain it.  No construction knowledge is required to volunteer for a work bee, just a willingness to lend a hand.
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  • April 21st, 2013:  (Test)There will be an ATHL Event hosted at our range.  The range will not be available for use by members on this day, however spectators are welcome!
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