Range Improvements 2010
The year 2010 was another big year for improvements at our range.
The clubhouse saw a much needed face lift. New windows and doors along with brand new kitchen cabinets were installed. The outside got a fresh coat of stain and the floor was painted. There were a couple of septic tanks installed as
the clubhouse facilities are closed over the winter. Come spring, there will be some finishing touches to the outhouses.
The next step was the big bore overflow range and the hand gun range. Both ranges got a concrete pad poured, new tin roof and benches with concrete tops.
We finished the project with new safety curtains.
We had a new camera monitoring system set up at all ranges. An electronic gate will be installed in the near future.
There were lots of projects to be completed in 2010 and I would like to thank everyone who came out to volunteer. With all the time and effort, we all made this a success.
Last year we built a new handgun range and overflow rifle range in response to increased use of the existing ranges. Work on these ranges was completed by midsummer and immediately put to use by members.
Plans for 2010 are to finish off the new ranges with the construction of roofed shooting shelters. Financing will be from Association resources and hopefully a grant from Alberta Lotteries. Work will start this spring with pouring concrete pads, construction of shelters and installation of concrete shooting benches and gun racks. Wind down safety screens will be installed at the overflow rifle range and at the 22 rimfire range.
Completion of the video surveillance system at the ranges will also be completed in 2010. Cameras are currently installed at the shotgun range. Work in the spring will see cameras installed at the handgun and rifle ranges and laying cable to the gate for another camera. Hopefully this will deter the problems with vandalism experienced at the ranges and access by non-members to the property.
Improvements to the Clubhouse are also planned. New windows and doors will be installed. The kitchen area will be renovated with new cabinets and the floors will be repainted. Measures will be taken to control vermin (i.e. mice) in the Clubhouse by making cabinets as mouse-proof as possible, and setting out of traps.