Deloraine Junior Rifle has another successful year

Deloraine Junior Rifle Club (DJRC) had 50 students and 6 adults for the 2015/16 season.  Every year students register intent on learning hunter safety; DJRC is one of many clubs in the Province that makes this possible. Along with safety, the students also learn sportsmanship and respect toward other hunters and non-hunters, alike. They shoot two targets once a week throughout the season, sit through classroom instruction, write many tests and exams; all in preparation for writing and obtaining their Hunter Safety and Canadian Firearms Acquisition Certificate.

Another benefit of participating in Junior Rifle is the chance to belong to a Provincial Championship team. Members of these teams are chosen based on target scores, test scores, classroom and range behaviour. Our Club chooses winners of various awards based on the same principles for our annual, year-end presentation at “Outdoor Day”.

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On Saturday, June 4 the Deloraine Junior Rifle Club held its annual “Outdoor Day”. The following results represent the student’s achievements over the past season:

Club awards were as follows: Gideon Nadlersmith (Keith Whenham Memorial Most Sportsmanlike Conduct trophy), Ethan Miller  (DJRC Over All Proficiency), David Walker (DJRC Marksman Proficiency); Justin Rickard (DJRC Marksman High Shooter); Carson Arde (DJRC Novice Proficiency); Deklen Smart (DJRC Novice High Shooter) Anna Coupland (DJRC Girls High Shooter); Hayden Vandoorne (DJRC Beginner Proficiency); Hunter Arde (DJRC Beginner High Shooter), Hannah Daniels (DJRC Best on the Range); Liz Howden, Mary Arde, Christina Roy, Chad Vandaele, Tony Raes, and Kevin Maddess (adult participants)

Instructor Darren, Dolores and Wayne Howden, Alandra Bailey, Andrew and Shawna Inverarity and Teresa Dillabough of the Deloraine Junior Rifle Club could not be happier with the achievements of each and everyone in the club.

The success of our Club is made possible with support from the community and the parents. The following are our sponsors for the year: MT Outhouse, Boundary Co-op, (Boissevain, Deloraine), CPS (Deloraine), Debbie Spence. Support for our fundraising efforts from the community is very important to us and we greatly appreciate the attendance at our Pulled Pork supper,  our Ham & Perogies supper and Lasagna supper this past season. Dianna and the staff at the Legion support us greatly every year by supplying a venue where families can attend these suppers together and it is very much appreciated.

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Deloraine Junior Rifle Club winners at Dauphin Provincial Championship

On May 28, 19 participants, 7 instructors, and 46 parents, siblings and grandparents attended the MJRCC Championships at Dauphin.

2016 MJRCC Championship winners are as follows: MJRCC George Clavelle Gold Rifle Award was presented to instructor Darren Howden For Outstanding Contribution and Services to the Junior Rifle Club Program for the Province of Manitoba;MJRCC Marksman Runner -Up Team Champions are Ethan Miller, Anna Coupland, Justin Rickard, James Wiebe, Carson Arde, and David Walker; MJRCC Novice Team Champions are Kadin Nestibo, Hayden Vandoorne, Ethan Harper, Gideon Nadlersmith, Brook Hodgins, and Deklen Smart; MJRCC Beginner Team Runner Up winners are Rachel Wiebe, Emily Wiebe, Andrew Heide, Randy Wiebe, Hunter Arde, and Isaac Lyons; Individiual MJRCC Provincial trophies were presented to Randy Wiebe - who won the MJRCC Beginner Individual Champion Trophy, Anna Coupland - who won the MJRCC Individual Girl High, and Ross Brigden - who won the Individual 2nd Intermediate trophy.

Our Club also won Postal trophies. (This competition includes targets shot within the Club that have been sent by the MJRC Postal Committee). The following are Postal winners: MJRCC Postal Marksman Team -  Ethan Miller, Anna Coupland, Justin Rickard, James Wiebe, Carson Arde, and David Walker; MJRCC Postal Sharpshooter Team - David Walker, Andrea Andries, Justin Rickard, Ethan Miller, Carson Arde, and James Wiebe; MJRCC Postal Expert Team Trophy - David Walker, James Wiebe, Justin Rickard, Ethan Miller, Carson Arde, and Justin Rickard; Individual Postal winners are MJRC Postal Sharpshooter Individual and Expert Individual - David Walker and Shawna Tompsett, who won the MJRC Instructor Low Aggregate trophies.

Skylar Whaley who was on the Selkirk Junior Rifle team (formally from DJRC) won the Individual Intermediate 3rd place trophy and was also on the team that won the MJRCC Marksman Team Championship Trophy.

Plaques were presented to students who won trophies at the MJRCC Championship at Dauphin at the annual Awards Day on Saturday, June 4.

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