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
The online AGM will be held at 9:30 A.M. on January 31st, 2021. Full details will be sent in a newsletter after trial testing including instructions for registration and accessing the On-Line site. A Pre-AGM test meeting to discuss a multi year business plan will be held January 17th at 9:30 AM.
Notice of registration for these meetings will be emailed in a newsletter. Details of how to access each meeting will be emailed to those members that submitted a registration for each meeting.
TO ALL CDTSA MEMBERS
December 12, 2020 COVID 19 Update
OUR SHEPARD AND MILO RANGES REMAIN OPEN AT THIS TIME.
The following conditions will apply effective immediately.
NO guests are permitted unless they are a family member living in the same household. Only 1- guest is permitted at a time.
Masks must be worn when on the range by everyone. You are only permitted to remove your mask while actively shooting at a rifle bench. Masks are not required while shooting alone in one of the pistol bays.
YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES AT THE RANGE:
You must maintain the mandatory distance from fellow shooters at all times. Avoid shaking hands. Use an alcohol sanitizer before and after you sign in. We suggest that you bring your own as we have no person on site to monitor supplies of sanitizer.
Sanitize all your shooting equipment thoroughly when you get home, preferably before entering your living space.
Sanitize your hands as soon as possible after leaving the Range. Remember that you have touched the lock, gate, clubhouse doorknob, flag poles, vehicle locks and steering wheel etc.
YOU WILL BE USING THE RANGE AT YOUR OWN RISK! WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY ILLNESS YOU MAY ACQUIRE FROM ATTENDING THE RANGE. YOU KNOW THE RISKS!
PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND THE RANGE IF YOU HAVE BEEN ABROAD OR ARE FEELING ILL!
Thank you for your cooperation in these difficult times.
2020 Executive Committee
YOU MUST READ THE GUEST PASS RESTRICTIONS BEFORE SHOOTING!
Membership renewals have been re-enabled!
Again, we thank you for your patience and understanding.
The shotgun event at Shepard on Sunday, November 29th will start at 11:00AM.
Please remember that shotgun events will close the archery bay at Shepard.
The Alberta Government's Firearms Advisory Committee has released a survey to examine the impact of the May 1st firearms ban. Please fill out this survey to help the government make decisions around firearms in Alberta.
The power has been turned on at Milo!
The Executive has received complaints from neighbours living along 138 Ave. SE about members travelling along the gravel road above the speed limit. This has created excessive dust, danger to children and pets and annoyance to our Shepard Range neighbours!
EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, ALL MEMBERS TRAVELLING TO THE SHEPARD RANGE MUST USE 146 AVE. (PAVED ROAD) ONLY! ANY MEMBERS FOUND USING 138 AVE. (GRAVEL ROAD) WILL IMMEDIATELY HAVE THEIR MEMBERSHIP TERMINATED!
Thank you for your cooperation.
The CDTSA Executive Committee
September 22, 2020
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Ronald (Ron) Cunningham. Ron was a long time supporter of the shooting sports. Ron served as President of CDTSA for 13 years and was an active participant in service rifle and shotgun events.
The club offers their deepest sympathies to Ron’s wife and family. Below is the link to the funeral home and service details.