2022 Board of Directors
Dennis Zentner - President
I have been a member here at VGC since 1986 and on the board of directors for 4 yrs. I shoot all disciplines, sporting clays being my preference. An avid bird hunter, I also enjoy archery and I am looking forward to shooting here at the club when it is introduced as one of our new disciplines this spring.
Don Greenwood - Treasurer
I have been shooting at VGC for 10 yrs. Shooting mostly Sporting Clays and 5 Stand. I am the Treasurer and have served for 2 terms on the Board of Directors. I really enjoy the camaraderie at VGC and being part of its development.
Jason Willis - Sporting Clays Director
I started out in clay shooting sports around 1985 and fell in love with trap shooting as it kept me in tune with my true passion “wing shooting”. From there I moved along to skeet and would dabble with 5 Stand and Sporting Clays. In 2016, I was invited to a memorial Sporting Clays shoot and was hooked! The sport of shooting has been a big part of my life and I have made a lot of good friends. I always encourage people to try this addictive sport. I can be reached at email@example.com
Trish Arato - Skeet Director
It’s hard to believe but I have been shooting at VGC for 34 yrs. Starting out as a junior shooting skeet with my Dad Gabi (now in his 80s and still shooting) I then began to shoot sporting clays and 5 Stand. I am an NCSA Level 1 Sporting Clays Instructor and Sporting Clays Gold Medal Ladies Champ in 2018 and 2019. I have been on the board of directors for the last 2 yrs.
Kevin Bidewell - Director
I have been shooting at the club since 1984. I started out shooting skeet but love to shoot all the disciplines, sporting clays being my favourite choice. Since becoming a director about a year ago I am in charge of taking care of the grounds. I am the current BC Provincial Champion in Sporting Clays and also won the 2021 Vancouver Island Sporting Clay Challenge. The Vancouver Gun Club’s motto is ‘Best Gun Club Ever’ and it’s true, come join us!
Marshall Wirawan - Director
I started shooting trap in 2009 at VGC and fell in love with the sport. I have been on the board of directors since 2011 and am primarily involved in the administrative operations of the club. You will typically see me at the club on Wednesday nights shooting trap and during PITA competitions. I am an active participant in competitive trap events.
I became a member at VGC in 2010 and have been an active member on the board of directors for a number of years. I shoot all disciplines, Sporting Clays being my most favoured. As a director I work at a variety of things and will most often be the one seen delivering skids of targets to their various storage locations around the club.
Mike Dobr - Director
I started shooting at the VGC in 2017. I was immediately impressed with the size and quality of the individual venues the club offers and decided to join full time. Shortly after that I started volunteering because I believe that having access to such a facility in the middle of a large city is something we all should appreciate and support. My first discipline of choice was skeet, from there I moved to 5-stand and the last couple of years I have mostly been shooting and helping out at sporting clays. This will be my 1st year on the board which I believe will provide me with additional opportunities to support the club.
Jerry Broten - Vice President
I joined the VGC in 1977 and over the years I have served as President, Vice President and have been in charge of the trap venue for 24 years of that time. I do all the repairs on the trap machines and the setting of targets, mostly for trap. I supplied and installed all electrical boxes along the south side of the property and to the 5 Stand, etc. I guess you could say I’m just a handyman. Do it all. I spend a lot of time helping all venues but now I am 79 and I think it is time to slow down.
Reo Simon - Secretary
I grew up submerged in firearms culture, shooting rifles and pistols from a very young age. I had little experience with shotguns however but the idea of the sport was appealing. To be honest, part of the appeal was to find myself a new gun. I picked up a Franchi 2003 trap combo in 2004 and started shooting American Trap from time to time. From there I went on to shoot Skeet and then Sporting Clays. In 2013 I became the Canadian National Champion at 16 yard trap in C class. Ultimately Sporting Clays has become my chosen discipline. I joined the Board of directors this past summer.
Colin Sedar - Director
I have been a member for 6 years and a director for 3. I am a mechanic by trade and serve as the Head of Maintenance at VGC keeping all our machinery and trap machines in working order. You will most often see me riding around the club on my quad in the 5 Stand and Sporting Clays fields. I am married with a wife and son that both shoot 5 Stand and Sporting Clays and a daughter who shoots archery.
Adam Angelillo - Bunker Director
I am the Director in charge of International Bunker Trap. I started shooting American Trap at the age of 13. I now shoot International Bunker, International Skeet, Sporting Clays and 5 Stand. My passion is Bunker which I enjoy and find to be a very challenging discipline. VGC is extremely fortunate to have such a field as there are few facilities that can offer the opportunity to shoot Bunker anymore. Being an Olympic sport it provides the chance to compete for one’s country and I see this as a great incentive for growth in the sport with new young shooters.
Ken Doan - Director
An avid skeet shooter, sporting clays enthusiast and Level One instructor, I have been a member at VGC since moving to Vancouver in 2016. Prior to joining VGC I was an active member in several clubs back east. Seeing the accomplishments of previous executives I believe we are going in the right direction to optimize the sport we all enjoy and love as shooters! I hope to see you at the club enjoying all of our disciplines!
Will Yan - Director
Joe Camele - Director
Trap Director - Cory Higgs Skeet Director - John Grayson Sporting Clays Director - Jason Willis firstname.lastname@example.org
5 Stand Director - Reo Simon International Trap - Adam Angelillo