The Mossleigh Gun Club is situated some 70 kilometres south east of the city of Calgary, home of the 1988 Winter Olympics. The club is located on the farm of David Wark and family.
The club was formed in 1955 and plans to hold 50 year anniversary celebrations in 2005. Presently the club has two trap layouts, with Pat traps and Canterbury voice release systems. There is also one skeet field, which will shortly have a voice release system installed. A sporting clays course and a rifle range are incorporated in the property.
A new clubhouse was built by a number of very dedicated members, which provides an enjoyable place to view the trap events, play cards and enjoy the wonderful fruit pies provided by the local members’ wives.
Being only a two-trap layout, we do not hold any ATA registered trap events, but hold a number of well-attended club shoots throughout the year. We also hold a trap league during the summer months on Wednesday evenings, which is becoming very popular with the members. This will be the third year of league shooting. It has also been proposed that the club hold the Provincial Sporting Clay Championships this year.
I was looking forward to our club competing in e-Shoot 2002, but unfortunately did not get the backing from the members that I would have liked and the event had to be cancelled.
Alex Jarvie, Mossleigh Gun Club, Mossleigh, Alberta, Canada.