Author Archives: Wally Kampen

Hunter, Angler & outdoor enthusiast

love for Cottonwood Lake

Come celebrate your love for Cottonwood Lake

The Cottonwood Lake Preservation Society invites you to a celebration and an announcement on February 15, 2020 at Cottonwood Lake from 12:00 – 5:00.

“We want to thank the RDCK, CBT, all the community-based organizations that stepped up and most importantly, the hundreds of community volunteers and donors who came forward to make Phase One happen. To do that, we’re holding a thank you event at Cottonwood Lake on February 15 to celebrate our community and our collective strength – together we can do anything.”

The details of the event are as follows:

Date/Time: February 15, 12:00 – 5:00

Location: Cottonwood Lake

Program: Remarks at 1:00

Features: Live music, opportunities to purchase food & beverages, skating will be available

“We’ve been very lucky. Lots of sponsors and great music artists including Brian Kabelfleisch and friends have stepped up to support this event, which means anything we raise through the sale of hot dogs, beer, or hot chocolate will go towards the project and be included in our fundraising total.” Says McBurney.

“This is a thank you event, and we mean thank you very sincerely. We’ve partnered with RDCK, and we’ll make sure that you have all the tools you need to learn about Phase Two and how you can help save Cottonwood. We’re going to have a photo booth, for any supporters who have given or are considering making a gift, please come and show your love for Cottonwood.

“We need to make sure we’re prepared – so we’re asking people to sign up on Facebook and so we have a good sense of how many people to expect. And of course, rain, shine, blizzard or early spring thaw, we’ll be there. We’ll just be dressed according to the weather.” McBurney added.

To sign up for the event, please visit facebook: @apexcottonwood

For more information on making a gift to save Cottonwood Lake or to learn more about Cottonwood Lake Preservation Society, please check out our website: or follow our facebook page:@apexcottonwood

2020 Events

2020 Calendar of Events:
Annual Banquet March 14th
Chicken Shoot TBA
Archery Shoot May 30th and 31st
Fishing Forever June 20th
Family Fishing June 21st
Project Mapleseed TBA
Heritage Shoot TBA


NDRGC Core, and PAL programs to be held at Mickey McEwen Hall:
PAL: January 19, 2020, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm plus testing time. Minimum of 10- 12 students. Cost: $125. Minimum student age for PAL is 12 yrs. The PAL course is for non-restricted. If there is enough interest, the club could offer a restricted course at another time. The instructor will discuss this with the class. The restricted course is an extra 4 hours if you received your PAL within 60 days or 6 hours if your PAL course is older than 60 days.
CORE: Feb 1-2, 2020, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm each day. Minimum of 10 – 12 students required. Cost: $150. Minimum student age for Core is 10 yrs. Core book required as students should pre-read the book and practice the review questions. Contact: Alan Bond @ 250 352-2289 or Howie Grant @ 250 551-1077 to register. If you have any questions regarding these courses, please contact the instructor Dorian Boswell @ 250-265- 9911.

Range Closures

The Club would like to advise the membership that the Outdoor Range will be closed July 26th from 7:30am-3:00pm. This is in addition to closures on the following dates:
May 28-31 ALL DAY
July 11th  9:00am-3:00pm
July 26th 7:00am-3:00pm
Sept 20th 8:00am-1:00pm
Sept 30th All Day
Oct 4th All Day
Thank you
Let me know if there are any concerns

Dan Danforth Estate Sale.

Dan Danforth Estate Sale.
A vast collection of shooting, hunting, and fishing equipment from Dan’s estate will be on sale at 9:00am, Sunday, June 23/19 at the NRCG Hall . 801 Railway St, Nelson Items include factory ammunition, reloading equipment and supplies (molds, powder, primers, cases, lead,etc), knives, axes, snowshoes, rods, reels and ice fishing gear. Also a fully loaded fly tying bench including tools, feathers, hair and thread. And much more…

Fishing Forever June 15/19 and Family Fishing Day June 16/19

Fishing Forever June 15/19 and Family Fishing Day June 16/19
Both events take place at Cottonwood Lake from 9:00am to 4pm. No licence required .

Fishing Forever: An annual opportunity for disabled people to enjoy a day of fishing without having to bother with the logistics.
Family Fishing Day: A hassle free fishing experience for any family to enjoy.
Volunteers are needed and are most welcome. Contact: Richard Green: 250-352-5609

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