Bonnyville Shooting Sports Association
The BSSA has been here for the last 33 years and is continually upgrading and expanding the range. We currently have 530 active members and have set the MAXIMUM CAPACITY of the facility to 1,000 ACTIVE MEMBERS.
1983 – Bonnyville Shooting Sports Association was formed and registered under the Societies ACT. A Place was chosen to build our range and legal documents were drawn up. Our first president was elected in 1983, Constable Mike Lynn RCMP. Meetings were held in hotel restaurants and meeting rooms.
Range construction began and lots of volunteer help and equipment was supplied and donated by the local business community. All of our members gave much of their blood, sweat, and tears to the project. The pistol range was completed in 1984. Several firearms instructors were recruited to ensure the safe handling of all Firearms and proper discipline’s of shooting, such as PPC. Two of these instructors were John Vaughn & Murray Charlton, who had been instructors at the Regina, RCMP Training Academy
1985 – BSSA hosted their first provincial PPC Match under the direct control of the Alberta Combat Pistol Association. We also broke the 100 member mark and it was not uncommon to have two relays of ten pistol shooters practicing every Wednesday evening even into the winter.
Though interest lacked for a few years due to the unreasonable and misunderstood gun control laws, the club is now quite active, and sport shooting is gaining interest once more, not only in pistol shooting but rifle and black powder as well. It is hoped that interest will continue for many years in a sport that is safe and enjoyable for everyone, kids included.
NOTICE TO MEMEBERS
Hello all the Free ladies shoot is coming up on July 21. Ladies come try shooting some .22 rifles and handguns and if you want you can try 9m and .45 auto as well. Starts at 10:00 am.
Our 35th anniversary is happening on July 28. We are holding an open house for everyone to come out and enjoy a BBQ and do some shutgun shooting and try some pistol as well. Starts at 11:00 am.
The BSSA is a members only club, but does allow our members to bring out a maximum of two participating guests with them. The guests are to be under the member’s direct supervision and are allowed a maximum total of two visits. Guests must also sign the GUEST BOOK and pay a $10.00 user fee per visit as well. There is a metal strongbox beside the SIGN IN BOOKS. If they wish to continue using the facilities, they are expected to join the club. Non-shooting spectators are allowed to come out as well, as long as they comply with the club's rules of conduct and are not interfering with other BSSA members and their paid usage of the range.
Road / Range Conditions
Shooting Range: Open
Road: First Gate is Open Second Gate Open as well. Rifle range road foot access only.