Wednesday shotgun events will now begin at 6PM, starting on July 28th.
Due to Canada Day (Thursday, July 1), there will be some event changes at Shepard this week:
Steel Challenge is cancelled for this week.
Wednesday shotgun is cancelled this week. Instead, there will be a shoot and BBQ on Thursday.
The Shepard rifle bay has been approved and will reopen on June 13th at 0900hrs.
Due to weather-induced construction delays, the Shepard range will be closed 1 additional day (May 28th). The pistol and shotgun facilities will reopen on May 29th.
The rifle bay will remain CLOSED until the CFO approves the tube baffle installation, which is expected to happen on June 7th.
The entire Shepard range will be CLOSED May 25 to 27th for the installation of the tube baffle system in the rifle bay.
Due to weather and volunteer availability, Shepard has been closed as of May 24th.
Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions in the Calgary area, the following events are CANCELLED at the Shepard range for at least the next 3 weeks:
Thursday night Steel Challenge
All shotgun events
The entire Milo range will be closed for maintenance on Monday, May 17th.
The April 24th PRS match at Milo has been cancelled.
On Sunday, April 4th between 10:00AM and 1:00PM there will be a large delivery vehicle at the range. This may impede access to the range. Please move your vehicle if asked.
We lost Jordan Karst to cancer on January 26th. Jordan made a huge contribution to the Calgary shooting community by bringing 3-Gun to CDTSA, as well as serving as a board member of the club.
Jordan had a passion for introducing new shooters to events such as Steel Challenge and 3-Gun. He was always the first person to approach someone observing an event to make sure they felt welcome, frequently inviting them to try it out using his own guns. He would assist new shooters with their technique and be the first to congratulate them if they managed to best his impressive times. I know that I have personally benefited immensely from his willingness to help improve a green-as-grass new participant. This dedication to getting club members interested in competitive shooting has directly resulted in more members being involved in club events and even serving on the board.
On top of being an excellent shooter, he was also an excellent speaker and was interviewed when the CCFR shot part of episode 10 of Canada Downrange Season 1 at one of our 3-Gun matches.
You can watch the CDTSA part of episode, including Jordan's interview, on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/RKaqsryDjtM?t=844
When not at the range, Jordan was a dedicated father and husband. He often commented on how lucky he was to be married to his best friend Anita, and how much he adored being a father to his daughter Kenzie. He made sure his daughter's weekends were filled with hikes, trips to the zoo, camping, gymnastics, and all kinds of other activities. If he couldn't be home when his daughter would be going to bed, he made sure to call home just to say goodnight.
2020 was a tough year for Jordan and his family. His diagnosis came shortly after he lost his job due to the downturn in Alberta's economy during the first wave of COVID. A GoFundMe has been set up to help support his wife and young daughter. I know that times are tough for a lot of people right now, but if you could find a few extra dollars to help out, those of us that knew Jordan would really appreciate it.
Update Jordan's obituary has been posted: https://mhfh.com/tribute/details/32496/Jordan-KARST/obituary.html