Salt Spring Island Rod and Gun Club
ONE OF SALT SPRING'S OLDEST CLUBS
FORMED IN 1913 AND REMAINS ACTIVELY INVOLVED IN FISHING AND SHOOTING SPORTS.
The club is located at 223 Long Harbour Rd.
Club facilities include Trap, 100 yard Rifle Range, Archery, Pistol and 20 yard Indoor Range.
We have meeting rooms available for both member and public functions. The trap range has it's own trap shack.
Closure of all Rod and Gun Club Activities due to Covid - 19 Pandemic
The Directors of your Club have consulted and arrived at a decision to curtail all activities at the Rod and Gun Club premises effective Wednesday, March 24, 2020.
This includes all indoor and outdoor shooting, archery, training and social events. While it is regrettable to have to take this drastic action it is considered the appropriate thing to do. We need to protect our members and by extension their friends and families.
Our club as well has always been proud to be an important part of our community. In that respect we need to be demonstrating that we are taking responsible decisions to support the effort to overcome this crisis.
We will continue to monitor the situation and will hopefully be able to re-open our facilities at the earliest possible moment.
Information Regarding Various Legal, Regulatory and Personal Actions Involving The Club
The Salt Spring Island Rod and Gun Club has had a long list of legal and regulatory challenges imposed by essentially
one individual and a few of his followers. In order for people to understand the extent to which the Club has been pursued,
various court, newspaper and other documents have been compiled for public scrutiny. The information is all in the public
domain without comment from the Club. To Access the information select the link below or select “Legal Info” above.
Critical Fundraising for the Rod and Gun Club
The following is a copy of an email that has been sent to Salt Spring Island Rod and Gun Club members and Supporters.
What it represents is the dire need for funding in order to stay in operation. We would encourage anyone reading this
supports fairness and justice to consider making a donation. The legal and other actions that we are fighting
not only impact our little club it has consequences for all gun enthusiasts across BC and Canada.
We were able to announce good news at last night's monthly meeting...WE WON the latest injunction against us.
You can read the summary our lawyer sent us. This all bodes well for our continuing battle to get back what was
taken and what they are still trying to take. I hate to say this again, but that takes money. Already this year ten
members have upgraded to Lifetime memberships. This really is a win-win situation in that the Club gets the funds
it needs now and the member is saving money in the not-so long run. It's not a donation, it's a good deal. But
donations are good as well and people have been giving what they can. So, read the good news below and see
if you can't bring yourself to help us keep on winning. This is about a helluva lot more than one old gun club trying
1. The plaintiffs needed to meet a two part test to get the injunction. The first is usually a low hurdle
which is just that there is a triable issue pleaded. In this case, the judge said that there is a real question and
serious doubt about whether there is a triable issue with respect to the environmental claims given what was
canvassed, or could have been canvassed in trial in the first action.
2. The judge said that despite that, there may be a triable issue with respect to nuisance by water - that is to say the
question about whether there is a cause of action in damages or injunctive relief for water which is diverted from the
drainage ditch and flows onto the plaintiffs’ land. Of course, this is a minor issue which could be remedied by simply
diverting the ditch, getting rid of it altogether (filling it in) or perhaps by building a settling pond. It is likely best to wait
until the MOE process has gone through to make those decisions - there is no sense in working at cross purposes.
3. The judge said that despite the fact that there may be a triable issue with respect to the movement of water, it would
not justify injunctive relief because: (a) there was no admissible evidence on whether there were contaminants in the
water flowing through the ditch; (b) there was inadequate evidence of irreparable harm - i.e. water itself is not sufficiently
harmful in these circumstances to cause irreparable harm; (c) the plaintiffs’ don’t have an obligation to accept water
flowing from your property to their property and as such could simply block it by damming their property or otherwise
diverting the water they find objectionable. He didn’t get into the evidence any more than that (i.e. historical use etc.)
or deal with the fact that their property is already contaminated by lead from historical shooting.
To convert your membership to a Lifetime Membership or to make a donation:
Send a letter and your Cheque to
SSI Rod and Gun Club
PO Box 442 Ganges Post Office
Salt Spring Island , B.C.
- OR by hand delivery to
Rental Stop Ltd
1-327 Rainbow Road
Salt Spring Island
- OR by Email Money Transfer (EMT) via email address firstname.lastname@example.org
For any further explanation or assistance do not hesitate to contact us by selecting the CONTACT US
button on the Home Page and selecting the email address for the Treasurer or for additional information
including court transcripts and media reporting select the button LEGAL INFO on the Home page
Thank you for your understanding and help at this critical time.
Victoria Fish and Game Assoc. Shooting Access for SSIRGC Members
The Victoria Fish and Game Association has generously extended the "guest" day pass rate to SSIR&G
members (regular day pass rate is $50 while the Guest pass is presently $20). This is another helping hand
being given our Club members by 'Vic. Fish and Game' and will probably be welcomed by those of you that
crave a little whiff of gunpowder outdoors......or just wanting to top off that perfect day of shopping off-island.
Important Membership Renewal Information
PLEASE DISREGARD ANY INSTRUCTIONS FOR ONLINE CREDIT CARD PAYMENT. PAYMENT
MAY only BE MADE USING THE OPTIONS AS DEFINED BELOW.
- by check and mailed to:
SSI Rod and Gun Club
PO Box 442 Ganges Post Office
Salt Spring Island , -1 V8K 2W1
- OR by hand delivery of check to
Rental Stop Ltd.
1-327 Rainbow Road
Salt Spring Island
- OR by Email Money Transfer (EMT) via email address
- If you decided to send a check to the Club mailing address or
by hand delivering it to the Rental Stop or by paying using Email
Money Transfer (EMT), a second email will be sent to you advising
that the check or THE EMT transfer is processed.
Until then, your membership will remain as Pending.
If you have any questions or problems please contact us at the club email address
Island Return It Fund Raising
We now have an account at Island Return It. Account 155 or Rod and Gun. If items are sorted and cleaned
we get 100% of the value. If they have to be cleaned and sorted then we get 50% of the value.
A great way for members and the community to support our urgent fund raising needs.
Rod and Gun Club Save-a-Tape Box at Country Grocers
Club members and anyone supporting our efforts to survive - we have a Save-a-Tape box at Country Grocers.
The Box Number is 129. Please make an effort to drop off your receipts in our Box 129. We need all the
financial help we can get in these difficult times. We appreciate the opportunity provided to us by Country Grocer
to help us with our funding. It does add up - Country Grocer contributes around $100,000 per year to various community
charities and clubs on Salt Spring.
Rod and Gun Club Thrifty Smile Program Cards
Pick up a card (by the Club sign in sheet), go to Thriftys, load any dollar amount you want and then use the card to
purchase your grub. Use debit or credit card or cash to load your Smile card and then the Smile Card becomes your
charge card for Thriftys and you still get your Air Miles and/or credit card points. Your ongoing card balance is on
each sales receipt or you can ask the cashier to check it before you purchase in case you think you need to reload
before making a purchase. There is an FAQ sheet at the Club and all the cashiers know the rules if you have questions.
We can earn a maximum of $1000 toward our noise mitigation program and we have about a year to raise the money.
We have 25 cards so the quick math says if each card earns $40 ( that's $800 worth of food purchases in a year) we get the
total $1000--just for eating!. The money is granted every few weeks based on the amount loaded, not the amount spent.
And we can have more cards if needed. So grab a card, get loaded and eat.
Shooting on Outdoor Range Limited to Trap Shooting Only
Until further notice all discharge of firearms outside is limited to TRAP Shooting for a maximum of 2 hours per week.
It is crucial that this directive is strictly adhered to. Thanks for your understanding and cooperation.
THE CLUBS RANGE HOURS AND SHOOTING SCHEDULES ARE AS FOLLOWS
Indoor Range Hours:
10:00 am to 9:00 pm, Tuesday through Saturday
Mondays and Wednesday evenings are archery programs
Saturday 10:00 am to 3:00 pm .22 rifle and handgun shooting in the Indoor Range.
Check the Event calendar for additional times when the Indoor Range has been reserved
Outdoor Range Hours:
Outdoor Shooting Limited to Trap Shooting Only
Trap Shooting limited to 2 hours per week until further notice
THESE SHOOTING TIMES MUST BE STRICTLY ADHERED TO.
Members are responsible to adhere to all club rules and applicable laws.
Become a member today and start enjoying the many activities the Salt Spring Island Rod & Gun Club has to offer.