Scott Iverson of Slave Lake takes aim at the Golden Rod and Gun Club’s Canada Day shoot.

Golden Rod and Gun Club hosts Canada Day shoot

There were 55 registered shooters from Golden, B.C., Alberta and Saskatchewan.

The Golden Rod and Gun Club put on one of their biggest events to date last week when they hosted the Canadian National Sporting Clays Association for a Canada Day shoot with Ron Nemecek organizing the shoot from start to finish.

There were 55 registered shooters from Golden, B.C., Alberta and Saskatchewan (many camping on site) in what will become an annual event.

Top place overall went to Calgary’s Stu Carter with a score of 180 out of 200, but Golden’s competitors also had some impressive results. Gordon Franzen took bronze and Logan Franzen took Silver in their respective classes, while James Stewart, Jarod Wood and Ray Wood also finished strong in their categories.

Another notable finish came in the youth category, where 14-year-old Hunter Brewster took Gold in Sub Junior with a score of 163 out of 200.

“It was really amazing. The weather was perfect. Just a great event,” said Charlene Steinhubl, one of the event organizers. “Doug Harvey set up such an amazing course. He’s been shooting for over 60 years, and it is so great that he was able to be a part of this.”

The Rod and Gun Club has plans to make the soon-to-be annual event a memorial in some way to Doug Harvey, who is currently losing his battle with cancer.

It took a lot of people to get this show off the ground said Nemecek. There are several board members and volunteers without whom the event wouldn’t have happened including Roy and Sandra Pagliaro, Andrew Mithorne, Gord and Jackie Franzen, Jesse Corteau, Derek Feldberg and Pierre Desautels.

“I just can’t thank all the shooters and volunteers enough, it was such a wonderful day. Almost like one big family reunion,” said Steinhubl.