The COVID-19 pandemic is still rearing its nasty head and affecting everyone either directly or indirectly. It is a challenging time trying to ensure safe working conditions, keeping everyone safe.

As I write this, our office is still under lockdown and we have implemented procedures to keep instructors, clients and staff safe. We appreciate your patience during these trying times.

Regrettably, we were forced to cancel our 2020 Youth Hunter Education Camps, Outdoor Youth Seminar and Outdoor Women’s Program. This was a very sad time for participants, instructors and event organizers alike. We are all looking forward to the return of these events in 2021.

The 2021 Youth Hunter Education Camps are scheduled to run July 4-9, July 11-16, July 18-23 and July 25-30. Our 2021 Outdoor Youth Seminar will run August 20-22. Of course, these events will be held at our remarkable Alford Lake facility west of Caroline. Registration forms for the 2021 Youth Hunter Education Camps and the Outdoor Youth Seminar will be ready shortly. They will be available at all of our facilities and for download from our new and improved website To get added to our notification list simply email your request to and we will look after the rest.

Our 2020 Provincial Hunting Day was held on September 26 at the Calgary Firearms Centre. Our Alford Lake facility will once again be back on track to host a 2021 Provincial Hunting Day event next year. A little Provincial Hunting Day history. The fourth Saturday of every September has become a special date within Alberta. The Alberta Government declared this day each year to be Provincial Hunting Day with the first annual event being held in 2007. Next year’s event will take place on September 25. It will mark the 14th annual event, and is a reminder to all

Albertans of our hunting heritage, and of the importance of securing a future for wildlife and wild places, especially within our province. This event has become extremely popular as a family outing, so please plan on attending next year.

Our annual Spring Fling fundraising banquet had to be cancelled due to the pandemic. We were able to re-book the event for Thursday, June 3, 2021. Tickets are available now and can be purchased by contacting our Edmonton office toll free at 1-866-282-4342 or by email at

With the influence of COVID-19, we are in a situation where we are becoming desperate for volunteer assistance. With in-house courses set to return shortly, we will really require more volunteer help. We continue to look for volunteer support for all of our courses, camps, events, etc. If you or any of your associates wish to become part of something greater please let me know.

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