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Meeting new date: February 22, 2024, at Our Saviour Lutheran Church. 175 Cecil Ave, Dryden.
All members welcome, election of executive positions will take place at this meeting.
RANGE STANDING ORDERS
The DDCC Trap Division had another successful year.
This year we upgraded our Trap machine to a new Pat Trap machine, with the ability to throw single and double targets. Tuesday evenings we shot singles trap and Sunday afternoon doubles trap. I would like to thank Larry Perkins for his work in obtaining the new trap machine and spearheading the installation of the machine. I would also like to thank Dennis Lawrynuik and Larry Perkins for running Sunday afternoon trap shooting and for covering for me on Tuesday evenings when I was unable to attend.
I would also like to thank everyone who attended Tuesday and Sunday shooting this summer. The weather didn’t always cooperate but we able to shoot most of the scheduled days.
A big thank you to everyone who attended and helped with the Windup shoot on October 1st, your attendance and help made the day a huge success.
Results from the windup shoot on October 1st
High Overall: Andy Rathwell
High Trap Singles: Steve Zabloski (Kenora)
High Trap Doubles: Larry Perkins
High Wobble Trap Doubles: Curtis Webb (Ear Falls)
Ladies High Overall: Loretta Bilous
Thanks again for your support, see you next spring.
Trap Chair, Conrad Musyj
The Ontario Federation of Anglers & Hunters and The Dryden Rotary Charity Foundation Provide $15,000 in Funding to Support Dryden District Conservation Club Inc. Archery Programs
The DDCC is pleased to announce that it has received a total of $15,000 in funding from the OFAH Community Conservation Fund ($10,000) and the Dryden Rotary Charity Foundation ($5,000 in 2022 and $5000.00 in 2021). These grants are being used to enhance the DDCC’s youth and traditional archery programs.
The DDCC has already used a portion of these funds to purchase a variety of youth archery equipment such as compound bows, arrows, target bags, ballistic safety backstops, and archery repair and maintenance equipment. We are also in the process of acquiring a number of wooden recurve bows, traditional handmade indigenous wooden longbows and arrows, quivers and other traditional archery equipment. These purchases will allow members of the DDCC to learn about, and experience archery first-hand, using the type of equipment first employed by our ancestors at archery’s birth hundreds of years ago, right through to the most technologically advanced archery equipment available today.
Because of these generous gifts, The DDCC is now well on its way to becoming a best-in-class community archery facility. The executive and board of directors of the DDCC would like to take this opportunity to publicly thank both OFAH and The Rotary Club of Dryden for their generous financial support of our activities in the community and of our mission to be responsible stewards of our precious natural resources and wild places. Our growth and many successes in recent years would not have been possible without the financial support of organizations such as OFAH and The Rotary Club of Dryden.
If you are not currently a member of the DDCC and/or have not yet had a chance to spend time at our facility, please consider coming out to one of our regularly scheduled or special events. You won’t be disappointed. Bring your entire family and join our family.
Thank you to all participants for a successful day!
Thank you to all sponsors! Your sponsorship is greatly appreciated!
MARK MCNAY - THE PALACE
BEAR PAW LANDING
BOYER TRUCK SALES
"This grant money from the DRYDEN TRAILBLAZER TOURISM ASSOCIATION allows us to build a world class Sporting Clays facility. Because the course will be paid for when built we will be able to offer larger prizes at competitions which will draw shooters from farther away like Fort Frances, Winnipeg, and Thunder Bay."
Dryden District Conservation Club Inc. presented Ryan Helbling with a Certificate of Appreciation for his part in the March 2022 partnership between the DDCC Inc. and the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry Deer Save Program. The Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunter donated $10,000.00 towards the Deer Save Program.
The Dryden District Conservation Club is receiving $107,353 to improve the clubhouse building through foundation repairs, roof replacement and upgrades to the plumbing, electrical and heating systems. These improvements will allow the club to provide more programming and events, attracting more visitors from surrounding communities.
"The Dryden District Conservation Club is grateful to be awarded funding from the Ontario government,” said Larry Perkins, Club President, Dryden District Conservation Club. “Thanks to this support, we will be able to make improvements to our building including new doors and windows, a heating system, roofing and many other renovations, some of which will make the clubhouse accessible. This is a huge boost for our club which all members will enjoy for many years, and it wouldn’t be possible without the government’s support.”
The Dryden District Conservation Club Inc. has been awarded the 2020 Fred Aaron Award which is given to the club deemed to have done the most to promote the OFAH Zone A.
Loretta Bilous has won the 2020 Larry Nault Memorial Award. That award is for the person who has been deemed to have done the most for a Club or Zone.
OFAH Zone A has been awarded the Bob Pope Memorial Award for increased membership in conservation organization.
The Bob Pope Memorial Award is presented to the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH) Zone that shows the largest percentage in membership growth over the past year.