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New Ontario Shooters Association (NOSA)
2022 Recent Activities or Events and Pictures

Here find details of the shooting activities and related events at NOSA, the family-friendly Thunder Bay rifle and pistol shooting club. Events or subjects are in approximate date order (usually based on the earliest date if an activity is spread out).

Photos here are by Banacek unless otherwise attributed. This page is also intended to show some of our members' 2022 photos in club and related activities in and about Thunder Bay, Ontario -- or wherever our members travel for competitions or sport. Member photo contributions are much appreciated. And please be kind.

At the end of each calendar year, a particular year's activities and photos will still be available on its own NOSA page. Click on the year desired in the following table.

Click Year for Previous Activities
2010 2011 2012
2013 2014 2015
2016 2017 2018
2019 2020 2021

Nolalu Range Improvement Projects, pictures and text, during a particular year can be seen on the individual year pages above, but for your convenience several years of such projects have also been gathered together here on a summary webpage.

NOSA Members' Adventures and Hunts are similarly reported in each year's activities, but prior years have also been gathered here in a summary webpage.

Photos on these web pages are optimized for viewing at the low resolution of a computer monitor. If you wish to print particular photos, identify them in an email to the Webmaster, and he will email you a higher resolution version. If you have an objection to a particular image of yourself or your family member, send an email to the Webmaster and that image or the complete photo will be removed from the website.

Spelling of Names. We try hard to spell folks' names correctly but errors can creep in. Please advise any corrections needed.

Click on any individual images here to see a larger view.

Ontario Government Restrictions Due To COVID-19

2022 has also commenced with the continued uncertainty as to how the pandemic is progressing and how the Ontario Government consequently places various changing restrictions on the population (and our ability to target shoot on our ranges) from limiting the number of participants in buildings to a complete lock down where folks had to stay in their homes except when on essential tasks.

On 05 January 2022 a fourth wave of viral outbreaks in Ontario resulted in a new government lockdown and all NOSA shooting indoors at the Fish & Game Ranges was halted until further notice.

Indoor ranges were back in operation starting 31 January 2022; consequently Juniors recommenced effective Wednesday 02 February and Adults on Friday 04 February.

Junior Shooters' Wind Up Shoot -- 04 May 2022

1st -- Ocean O.
2nd -- Sky O.
3rd -- PJ L.
Most Improved -- Maria F.
Mystery Prize (Outdoor Women's Donation) -- Liam C.

This fun shoot was followed by delicious pizzas.

Ladies' Night -- Friday 06 May 2022

NOSA paired up with our very own Jordan R. (The Outdoor Woman) in holding a ladies' night/competition on Friday 6 May from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

There was no charge for this special event to give ladies and their children an opportunity to try the sport of safely shooting .22 rimfire rifles and hand guns -- under the direct supervision of Range Officers.

For this special event moms could bring their children ages 7 and up. There were prizes, snacks, and a whole lot of fun.

NOSA very much appreciates the strong turnout of member volunteers to assist these novice shooters in safely having fun. We also appreciate the support of organizations that provided prizes; their names were prominently displayed in the Club House.

NOSA Adult and Family Members' Outdoors Shooting at Nolalu

The NOSA Club Outdoor Shooting Range is known as the Nolalu Shooting Range or the JR Range. It was again in operation in 2022 for NOSA Club Days Thursday and Friday and Saturday and Sunday from 05 May through the end of October, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. or darkness.

For detailed information and instructions regarding our Nolalu Range, or any other ranges we use, please read our Range Rules page -- link is in the column at left.

Kakabeka Falls Gun Show -- Saturday & Sunday, 27 & 28 August 2022

Gun Show Visitors

This annual now two-day event was held by NOSA. A fine kitchen was run by Legion staff. Details follow:

Location: Kakabeka Falls Legion on Highway 11/17 a couple of minutes East of that town, or 20 minutes West of Thunder Bay.

Show Hours for the Public:
09:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, 27 August; and
09:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, 28 August.

Admission was: $5.00, and free for those under 12 when accompanied by an adult.

NOSA had an information display at the show about the NOSA Club, and our activities promoting the shooting sports including our Junior Shooters Program.

The show attendance was a bit lighter this year, but that was also true of many post-COVID activities. Nevertheless our vendors sold quite a bit of merchandise and the exhibitors had the opportunity to speak with many interested people.

NOSA thanks its many volunteers for their tireless work and we all had a lot of fun being there together again after the long hiatus of no gun shows in 2020 and 2021 due to COVID.

Click on the individual images here to see a larger view.

NOSA Club Appreciation Shoot and BBQ at Nolalu Range -- Sunday, 18 Sep 2022

Image of paper target

This shoot for all NOSA club members, including Junior Shooters and young family members, began at 10:00 a.m with shooting events, and there was a delicious BBQ prepared by Bob M. The weather was unseasonably warm and sunny.

Food and beverages were provided free by NOSA. This annual event is in appreciation of the volunteerism and support shown by all members, whether at special events or just in the day to day help provided to others. Shooting events were free to participate and there were fine prizes awarded.

Thanks to Samantha, who handed out targets and scored them, here are the shooting match results:
22 Rifle Bingo 20m 1st- Ron W; 2nd- Doug J; 3rd- Chris R; 4th- Don K
22 Pistol Bingo 20m 1st- Bob J; 2nd- Don K; 3rd-Ron W; 4th-Jordan R
Center Fire Rifle Group 100m 1st- Ron W; 2nd- Jordan R; 3rd- Chris R; 4th- George H
Center Fire Handgun Score 20m 1st- Bob J; 2nd- Cassidy J; 3rd-Dana C; 4th-John G
Rimfire Handgun Score 20m 1st- Doug J; 2nd- Cassidy J; 3rd- Bob J; 4th- Don K
JR Shooter 22 Rifle Score 20m 1st- Tristan J

Click on the individual images here to see a larger view.

Mini Annual General Meeting 18 September at Nolalu Range

Bob M. handed out copies of the Financial Statement for 2021 and NOSA's New Membership Fee Structure for 2023. It was decided that a full AGM will take place indoors in January 2023. A revised copy of the new fee structure is posted here on our website on the About Us page (link in left column). This latter document will be updated if it is necessary to clarify details in response to member questions directed to President Dana C. or Membership Treasurer/Secretary Bob M.

NOSA Members' Adventures and Hunts -- 2022

Every year we feature some of the members' photos of their recent outdoor adventures -- sometimes from their hunts, but mostly candid photos of wildlife and scenery that they have encountered and enjoyed while just observing through a camera lens. We're looking forward to seeing some new photos.

NOSA Member Photo Submissions. It helps me here if photographs submitted are mostly under 6 Megabytes in file size, but larger will still be okay. Note: special pictures like group shots or panoramas often turn out better if processing here begins with an even larger file size.

If you have access to a photo software program, the first editing step (always) is to make a copy with a new name to work on. [Keep the original file safe and untouched!] Crop the copy photo to get rid of unnecessary background. Then fix light levels. Finally save as a jpg file. Free programs that can improve photos and resize them include: Paint.NET (for Windows) which is simple to use and has many useful features; another very capable free choice is GIMP, GNU Image Manipulation Program, that is available for Windows, Apple, or Linux operating systems.

If you are not comfortable using photo programs, just email a copy of the picture just as it came out of the digital camera and I'll do any adjustments needed here. If you use a film camera and paper prints, loan me a print and I'll scan it for the website.

Email your pix as attachments to:
but first change the xxxx into the usual email symbol.

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