The Swiss Canadian Mountain Range Association is a member of the Shooting Federation of Canada and the Swiss Shooting Federation. The club was incorporated in 1964 under the Societies Act of the province of British Columbia. We are financially independent and are proud to declare that we have never yet and do not intend to depend on government grants and/or taxpayer’s money.
Our membership totals approx. 100 members. We have an initiation fee of $210.00 and an annual membership fee of $90.00. We screen all new applicants carefully as to their personality and lifestyle. All new applicants have a 6 months probationary period.
The aim of our Association is to preserve the Swiss tradition while adhering and adapting the Canadian way of life. Besides target shooting we organize a number of social events for our members and guests. We also host the annual Swiss National Day celebrations.
We are the organizers of the International Match Vancouver, a postal match which was inaugurated in 1965 at which time 31 clubs participated. The number of clubs, from Switzerland and elsewhere, competing in the annual match has increased to more than 800.
Our facilities are situated on a 27 acre site and are used during all seasons. They include a Chalet-type clubhouse, ranges for 300m Full bore, 50m Rifle and pistol, as well as 10m Indoor; all of them equipped with electronic targets. In addition there is also a Trap range. The Swiss Crossbow Association Vancouver, an associated club, operates a 30m Crossbow range.
We participate on a postal basis in various shooting competitions in Switzerland. Members also compete in an annual club championship, highlighted in the fall by a shooting festival. This competition is the only one of its kind in North America, where shooters compete for a best aggregate score in four disciplines: Rifle, pistol, Small bore and Crossbow. Approximately 80 shooters take part every year, coming from as far away as California, Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver Island and the Interior of British Columbia.
We enjoy the freedom and opportunity to continue the sport which we learned and know from our country of origin and are grateful to the District of Coquitlam, the province of British Columbia and our adopted country, Canada.