Presidents Report 2008
Well with our first year for SAWWS in the books I must say it was busy
and fun filled summer in 2008 for all the Cowboy Action Shooters.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their hard
work last year and remind us all that soon a new one begins. We
will be soon setting the date for our AGM and that means an election of
officers. I would like to encourage all of our members new and
old to consider letting your name stand for one of the positions.
While starting a new provincial organization is exciting as we watch it
grow we need new blood and new ideas, so don’t be afraid to step up.
Over the past year we shot twice a month from April to October
alternating between The PAPRC West range and the Candle Lake
Sportsman’s League ranges during their club shoots. Lots of
lead bullets were sent down range resulting in many satisfying bangs
and clangs from the targets amid cheers and yeehaws from the cowboys
and cowgirls in attendance. We attracted western style shooters
who traveled to Prince Albert and Candle Lake to shoot with us from
Manitoba and even as far away as Nova Scotia this year. Our sport
is growing in Saskatchewan and SAWWS continues to grow as well as the
result of the promoting that has happened at gun shows and
demonstration shoots, but more on that latter.
In addition to all the fun we had at our regular shoots the provincial
group put on two, two day matches and everyone left with prizes that
were worth more than their entry fee thanks to the local businesses and
shooters who sponsored prizes and food. To the businesses who
donated prizes Timber Line Gallery, Frontier Taxidermy, Arnie’s Guns,
MT Chambers Supply, Frank Dunn Toyota, Carlton Honda, Birch Hills
Co-op, the Candle Lake Sportsman’s League for the use of the range and
all the individual members who donated prizes thank you for your
support. While donations and prizes are important it
was the hard work of the local members that really made these shoots
successful. Thank you all for your support, dedication and hard
work. The August shoot included a home cooked meal of cowboy fare
like deep fried turkey, well ok maybe the turkey isn’t traditional fare
but the chilli and baked beans supplied by Icebox certainly was.
Congratulations to Risk N Hope from Flin Flon Manitoba and Granny
Oakley who shoots out of PA and Candle Lake for taking the men’s and
women’s Top Gun Awards.
Our group of shooters also traveled to Saskatoon in June and put on a
two day promotional Cowboy Action Shoot at the Saskatoon Muzzle
Loader’s range. Many of the shooters were first timers trying
their hand at cowboy action style shooting. It was a great
success and the Saskatoon Bunch is helping to host two shoots there
this coming summer. In September members of the SAWWS group
traveled to North Battleford and in February to Saskatoon to put a
promotional table into the gun shows. Lots of interest was
generated with a number of new memberships purchased and more
continuing to arrive in the mail. You have to admire the spirit
and dedication of the people who shoot cowboy action to reach into
their pockets and promote the shooting sports the way they do.
They are all such genuine people that I’m proud to be part of their
circle and call each and every one of them friends.
The Cowboy Action Shooters never miss a chance to dress up and promote
Cowboy Action Shooting as was evidenced by their attendance in costume
at the PA Wildlife Wild Game and Auction Fundraiser. If any one
wants to give the sport a try you simply need to contact one of us and
we will be happy to supply firearms and bullets for a day at the
range. Who knows you may like it, after all where else can you
dress up and role-play without being arrested. So check the link
for an updated shoot schedule and don’t be a stranger. See you at
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