VANCOUVER GUN CLUB
!!!!! ATTENTION ALL MEMBERS AND GUESTS !!!!!
THE SPEED LIMIT IN THE CLUB PARKING LOT IS 10KMH (5MPH). THERE HAVE BEEN FAR TOO MANY INCIDENCES OF SPEEDING LATELY. PLEASE DO YOUR PART BY SLOWING DOWN AND OBSERVING OUR RULES.
NEW CLUBHOUSE PLANNING AND CONSTRUCTION SUPPORT
The VGC board of directors is looking for members who can support the following activities required for planning and construction of a new clubhouse:
If you have personal experience or preferred contacts for the above activities, please contact Mike Dobr at 778 238 2856 or email@example.com
VGC Heritage Committee Volunteers Needed
Are you interested in the history of the Vancouver Gun Club? Did you know that VGC first came into being in 1891 under the guidance of Dr. Duncan Bell-Irving and that many of the city’s founding fathers and prominent citizens were once members? Did you know that we moved into our present location on June 6, 1953 and that this is the first and only property ever owned by VGC? From the late 1920s until 1950 VGC was led by a gentleman by the name of Rufus ‘Rufe’ Gibbs. Who, until Jerry Broten arrived on the scene, was the longest serving president in club history. When the field opened on that day in 1952 there was a crowd of local dignitaries here to witness the grand opening. At that time the trap field was dedicated as ‘Gibbs Field’. If you’ve browsed the various trophies in the clubhouse you will find more than a few bearing the name Gibbs or R.C. Gibbs. Rufe Gibbs was the owner of Gibbs Tackle infamous for his Tom Mack lures. Most notably he was a philanthropist who donated money for many causes including buying and converting an old synagogue into a permanent home for the Boys Club Association, funding The Rufus Gibbs Lodge one of the first hospices for out of town people coming to Vancouver for treatments and $100,000 dollars to the renovations of the Vancouver Aquarium back in the 1960s. He was also a former Citizen of the Year and a Free Man of the City.
There is a trove of information waiting to be researched and compiled. I have done quite a bit of work researching people and things through newspapers.com and found myself lost in there for days at a time. What I’m looking for and hoping to find are members who have an interest in our heritage and would like to volunteer in forming a Heritage Committee to do a more in depth study, renovate our trophies and anything else that may prove of interest. The ultimate goal is to repatriate the history of The Vancouver Gun Club from old forgotten boxes, dusty shelves, long lost pictures, old trophies, newspaper clippings, private collections, etc and as accurately as possible define and tell the 132 year old history of one of the oldest and still operating clubs in the city. We are one of the oldest shotgun clubs in Canada and I firmly believe we need to preserve and honour our heritage and all the men and women who have belonged to this fraternity across all of these years.
If you would like to become involved in this project please contact me here: firstname.lastname@example.org
Gibbs Field Dedication https://www.newspapers.com/clip/120392408/
The Rufus Gibbs Lodge https://www.newspapers.com/clip/120387511/
MAKE A BREAK
Good fun was had by all at 5 Stand yesterday with an impromptu game of Make A Break. Put on by Reo Simon and Jason Willis with some tasty burgers cooked up by Mike Dobr. Great game with shooters going head to head for points. HOA went to James Zavislak who bested his nearest competitor Tyler Reed by 10 with a score of 56.
VGC Members Jonathan Fenton, Eileen Shao, Susan Natrass and Colin Grover in Tuscon, Arizona for the US Selection Shoot Feb. 4-8. There are over 25 squads and 140 shooters vying for selection to go to some of the 2023 World Cups. They are there to train and watch the competition.
VGC FROM THE AIR