Events

The KGAC hosts or participates in several events throughout the year. For further information, or to volunteer to assist in running these events, please contact the KGAC Events Coordinator by clicking here (this link will open your default email client).


KGAC Family Fun Shoot


The KGAC hosts a Family Fun Shoot on the first Saturday of July every year, to allow members to bring in visitors, family & friends of all ages, to experience the KGAC Lease, the ranges, disciplines, and various activities. Demos of each discipline will be provided, and then attendees will have the opportunity to try out these disciplines with either their own firearms, or loaner firearms, free of charge.

Remember: All members and their friends (visitors) are invited to attend. Visitors are free this day - but must be signed-in!

Itinerary for Sat. 08 July 2023 Family Fun Shoot.

  • 0800 - Range opens for set-up(closed for regular activities)
  • 1100 - Brief greeting by the President or Vice President.
  • 1115 - Walk through with Demos commences, working from west to east on the lease as follows:
    • Archery
    • Trap
    • Cowboy Action (Handgun #4)
    • Dynamic Handgun/IPSC (Handgun #2)
    • Handgun #1
    • Dynamic Rifle/3 gun (MPR #1)
You are not required to do the full walk through but it is recommended. If you have no interest in a certain demo just wait at the first discipline in the rotation that does.
  • 1330(ish) - 1600 - Participation ranges available for everyone to try out the following disciplines.
    • Archery
    • Trap
    • Static Cowboy Action (Handgun #4) (pending)
    • Static IPSC (Handgun #2) (pending)
    • Handgun (Handgun #1)
    • Silhouette 22lr (MPR #2)
    • Fun Target shoot, Steel and Balloons (MPR #1)
Possible Executive/Invitational TRAP/ANNIE OAKLEY or Long Range 22lr Silhouette Competition!
  • 1600 - Ranges close, ALL FIREARMS secured and range clean up.
    • BBQ starts. Feel free to bring your own food and beverages (Adult beverages allowed)
    • Hot Dogs and Soft drinks provided FREE OF CHARGE. Enjoy.
  • 1800 - Lease closes.
On behalf of the Executive I hope to see everybody there to support the Club and experience new Disciplines, and perhaps increase interest, participation and Membership at the Club.


*** ALL OF THE ABOVE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE ***
*** ANY CHANGES WILL BE FORWARDED TO THE MEMBERSHIP AS SOON AS POSSIBLE ***

Date:                       08 July 2023
Time:                       0830L-1730L
Cost:                       No Cost. Visitors
                                Welcome!
Registration            n/a
Deadline:
Payment                 n/a
Deadline:
Age:                         All Ages


KGAC Low Light Shoot


The KGAC hosts a Low Light Shoot on the first Saturday of November every year, to allow members the opportunity to execute safe, fun shooting activities in a low light environment.

This will be a challenging event to experience low light shooting. BBQ following will be an event full of fun, laughter and a memory making, social get-together experience.

Itinerary for Sat. 04 November 2023 Low Light Shoot.

  • 1445 - Chair-RSO (including 2 I/Cs) & Duty RSO Brief - inside of Club-House - all Chair-RSOs/ Duty RSOs/ Shooters must participate.
  • 1500 - Event and Range Safety Brief (outside the Club House) - all Chair-RSOs/ Duty RSOs/ Shooters must participate.
  • 1515 - Individual Range-Briefs by the Discipline Chairs (Archery/Trap/Dynamic HG/Dynamic Rifle).
  • 1515 - Individual Range Brief at HG1 and MPR2 - these Ranges are open to ALL Club Members who want to shoot and are NOT taking part in an organized event such as  (Archery/Trap/Dynamic HG/Dynamic Rifle).
  • 1530 - 1730-ish - Day-Light shooting for organized events; anyone shooting in Low-Light MUST shoot during day-light hours (the same program/targets as in the Low-Light)- no exceptions granted.
  • 1530 - 1730-ish - Day-Light shooting for HG1 and MPR2; anyone shooting in Low-Light MUST shoot during day-lite hours (the same program/targets as in the Low-Light); - no exceptions granted.
  • 1730 - 1830 - prep time for LLS.
  • 1830 - Lease gate is manned = no more vehicles coming onto the Lease (white light issue) you can park outside the Lease-Gate and walk in.
  • 1830 - Red Light ONLY on the entire Lease in effect.
  • 1830 - LLS Range-Safety-Brief at individual Ranges.
  • 1840 - 2000 - LLS.
  • 2000 - White Light and clean-up.
  • 2010 - BBQ fired up and social starts.
  • 2200 - Shut-down.

Date:                       04 November 2023
Time:                       1500L-2000L
Cost:                       No Cost!
Registration            n/a
Deadline:
Payment                 n/a
Deadline:
Age:                         All Ages


IPSC Alberta Qualifiers


The KGAC is proud to host four Level 2 Alberta qualifier matches every year at the Lease. These matches are completely volunteer driven, bring in ~90-125 shooters each match, are very popular and well received with shooters in Western Canada, and bring in revenue for the Club. These matches traditionally sell out very quickly, so Build Crew volunteers have reserved spots for match registration. Competitors require a Black Badge certification.

What is IPSC?

The International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC) was established to promote, maintain, improve and advance the sport of practical shooting, to safeguard its principles and to regulate its conduct worldwide for the safe, recreational use of firearms by persons of good character.

IPSC athletes need to blend accuracy, power, and speed into a winning combination. Multiple targets, moving targets, targets that react when hit, penalty targets, or even partially covered targets, obstacles, movement, competitive strategies, and other techniques are all a part of IPSC to keep competitors challenged and spectators engaged.


IPSC Motto

The Latin words Diligentia, Vis, Celeritas (DVC) meaning accuracy, power, and speed are IPSC’s motto and form the foundation for competition. IPSC also emphasizes procedures for safe gun handling and strict adherence to the rules governing the sport.


What is Practical Shooting?

IPSC Practical Shooting is dynamic, challenging, and one of the fastest growing shooting sports in the world today. Courses of fire utilize many aspects not found in the more traditional shooting disciplines such as movement by the athlete, moving targets, multiple targets, and the freedom for the competitor to solve the shooting challenges presented in the courses of fire.


What makes IPSC shooting unique?

The appeal of the sport lies in the diversity of the courses of fire available to the athlete. By offering different courses of fire rather than set types, IPSC shooting continues to challenge the competitor and to improve his skills. There are continually new demands to challenge the IPSC shooting enthusiast.


Is there a place in IPSC for beginners?

Absolutely! All of those currently competing were once at the beginner stage. By becoming active in matches hosted by an IPSC club you will have the advantage of qualified range officials and courteous range staff. You will normally find IPSC competitors are pleased to give a helping hand in getting you started. By using the ICS classification system athletes can be assured they will be facing an equal skill level.

Date:                       03-04 June 2023
                                26-27 August 2023
Time:                       0700L-1730L
Cost:                        $35.00/day
Registration            Check IPSC Alberta
Deadline:                Website
Age:                         All Ages


AACCA Calgary Arms Show (Thorncliffe)


Buy - Sell - Trade - Look
Antique and Modern Firearms and Related Collectibles, Collector's Swords, Custom Knives, Bayonets and Cartridges, Militaria, Western Artifacts, Books & Much, Much More! Dealers & Historical Displays from Across Canada.


Date:                       14 January 2023
Time:                       1000L-1600L
Cost:                        $10.00
Registration            n/a
Deadline:
Payment                 n/a
Deadline:
Age:                         Under 12 free
                                 with an adult


AACCA Easter Arms Show


Buy - Sell - Trade - Look
Antique and Modern Firearms and Related Collectibles, Collector's Swords, Custom Knives, Bayonets and Cartridges, Militaria, Western Artifacts, Books & Much, Much More! Dealers & Historical Displays from Across Canada.


Date:                       TBA
Time:                       1000L-1600L
Cost:                        $10.00
Registration            n/a
Deadline:
Payment                 n/a
Deadline:
Age:                         Under 12 free
                                 with an adult


Remembrance Day


Remembrance Day (also known as Poppy Day owing to the tradition of wearing a remembrance poppy) is a memorial day observed in Commonwealth member states since the end of the First World War, to honor armed forces members who have died in the line of duty.

The KGAC has many members who are veterans, as well as active military. We are proud to honor our fallen soldiers, and participate in the wreath laying ceremonies at the Canmore, Banff, Exshaw and Bragg Creek Legions.


We look for volunteers to lay the wreaths during these ceremonies, and prefer to have younger teens or children participate. Please contact us if you would like to volunteer.

Date:                       11 November
Time:                       n/a
Cost:                        n/a
Location:                 Canmore, Banff,
                                 Exshaw, Bragg Creek
Age:                         All Ages

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