Youth Programs

We are excited to be offering lots of options for our Youth members.

Junior Shooting

STARTS IN MAY 2020 Mondays 7pm at the FRGC Rifle Range. All welcome, The Club covers all costs of the program including providing rifles and ammunition. This program runs from May to June.

This program has seen the most participants in years. FRGC Vice President Don Uphill heads the program with help from Treasurer Mario Rocca and a host of FRGC volunteers. The Club has seen so many participants come out during the first month of the program it has had to purchase a few more 22 rifles and make some new targets. All the participants are taught the mechanics of the rifles and safety at the range. The youngest group, nine and under, shoot from the benches at four different sized targets and the older group shoots from a variety of different positions including shooting at a moving target. All participants will recieve awards for their shooting ability at next years Annual Awards Night and Banquet.

Junior Archery


Outdoor STARTS MAY 2020 Junior Outdoor Archery runs Monday evenings as well at the FRGC range, 6:30 pm.

Indoor archery available in the fall/winter, Thursday evenings at the indoor range in Elks Lodge. 5:30 pm - ?

The Club has purchased some new targets and will set up a shooting range that will introduce the participants to the Olympic Archery Program. Newcomers to archery will be shown the basics and once again the club will provide bows for participants that do not own one. Kevin Evans, local Olympic Archery, has plans to come out and talk more about the Olympic Archery Program. The FRGC is working along with the BC Wildlife Federation to have it offered in the School Program this fall.

Youth Fishing Program

During the summer months the FRGC plans on having some different fun and instructional days to get kids enjoying the great sport of fishing.

FRGC would like to remind everyone to bring their cleaned fish into Fernie to be weighed for entry into the Fishing Awards at the annual Banquet. Each and every youth that enters a fish will recieve a plaque at next year's banquet. There are many different awards in the fishing category including the Most Species Entered by a Youth, this grand prize winner recieves a Tackle Box filled with and armful of fishing tackle.

Cleaned fish can be brought to the Fernie Meat Market or Back Country Meats and Sausage to be weighed and entered in the contest.

One of the main focuses of the FRGC is the youth in the community so this is why we offer all these programs free of charge for any youth that wants to participate. For any more info on any of these programs please contact Kevin Marasco at or 250.423.3495.