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NOSA Junior Shooters in Thunder Bay, Ontario

The New Ontario Shooters Association (NOSA) has an active Junior Shooters Program in Thunder Bay intended to educate and practice junior members in safe and responsible firearms handling and shooting techniques.

The Junior Shooters Program provides a structured coaching program with progress based development and advancement.

Further advantages to the individuals participating in our training program include developing skills of coordination and concentration that will help them in other life activities.

Eligibility and Support for NOSA Junior Shooters

Please feel free to contact the club in regards to your son or daughter taking part in this exciting sport. Parents are not required to have a PAL (Firearms Possession and Acquisition Licence).

Youngsters between the ages of 7 to 18 inclusive are eligible to apply for this training and shooting program. The NOSA Junior Shooters Program coaches will closely monitor the maturity and attention to safety of these junior members. Parental consent to join is mandatory. Parents are expected to attend shooting sessions with the younger children to offer support and encouragement.

The full annual membership fee is $60.00 for a Junior, and runs from mid September to the end of May. In 2018 sign up for this full membership period will be from 7 p.m to 9 p.m. on Wednesdays from Sep 19th to Oct 10th (earlier date is better).

The part-annual membership fee is $30.00 for a Junior, and runs from January to the end May. In 2019 sign up for this part-annual membership period will be from 7 p.m to 9 p.m. on Wednesdays from Jan 9th to Jan 30th (earlier date is better).

Rifles, both air powered and .22 rimfire, as well as ammunition are provided by NOSA.

Location and Training Schedule for NOSA Juniors

NOSA Junior Shooters on Indoor Range

For NOSA Junior Shooters the Club Indoor Thunder Bay Shooting Range is at Arnone Shooting Range Inc. (300 Water Street South) on Wednesday evenings while the indoor shooting schedule is in effect. That includes all non-holiday Wednesday evenings between 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. from mid September through the end of the following April. (In some years there is an extension for May as well.) Click on pictures for a larger view.


NOSA Junior Shooter at Nolalu Outdoor Range Shooting may also be done at the NOSA Club Outdoor Nolalu Range (a.k.a. JR Range) under adult supervision between 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. on NOSA Club Days which are Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from May through October inclusive. See lots more pictures of NOSA Junior Shooters enjoying their sport on the Recent Activities webpages, accessed through the menu at left.


Guest Speakers and Demonstrations are a feature of the program to introduce participants to the various aspects and disciplines of the shooting sports, and show how what they learn at the program can be applied.

During each NOSA club year, there are also a number of fun shooting competitions and themed shoots (Halloween, Christmas, Easter, and End of Year) held specially for our Juniors. Lots of fun and prizes and treats.

NOSA Instructors for Junior Shooters

Over the years our dedicated NOSA volunteer instructors, both men and women, have developed some very proficient shooters. All our instructors are excellent shooters and work well with youngsters.

Volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering or to assist coaching, please contact:

NOSA Junior Shooters Program Coordinator Victoria H. for all matters relating to Juniors at email victoria.hillxxxxalumni.uleth.ca but first change the xxxx into the usual email symbol.



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