Rod & Gun Dinner cutline: Kindra Gurr (winner of the .22 long rifle) and Shayane Neidrauer (successful bidder on the .22 sport rifle) show off their hardware with their PAL

Bella Coola Rod & Gun Club hosts annual Game Dinner at Lobelco Hall

On February 28th the Bella Coola Rod and Gun Club hosted their annual Pot Luck Game Dinner and Fundraiser at Lobelco Hall

  • Mar. 12, 2015 8:00 p.m.

On February 28th the Bella Coola Rod and Gun Club hosted their annual Pot Luck Game Dinner and Fundraiser at Lobelco Hall. It was a full house and members and guests that packed the hall enjoyed a fantastic dinner where one could sample wild game including cougar, elk, moose, white tail deer, mule deer and rainbow trout, plus some home grown turkey from Clarence Hall.

The dishes ranged from meatballs to roasts and there were a host of salads, spuds and some homemade buns (thanks Christina and Charlie!) to make sure no-one went hungry. Not to mention the dessert table where folks had a great variety to choose from. The quality and variety of food on the tables was a testament to the many fine cooks we have in our valley!

During the evening there were door prizes, a silent auction and an opportunity to enter draws for the two main prizes of a .22 calibre long rifle or a 20 minute helicopter ride donated by West Coast Helicopters. Kindra Gurr was the very excited winner of the rifle and Leslie Harrison will be able to show off our local sites to five guests with her West Coast Helicopters gift certificate.

Music for the evening was provided by Tog-e, Bog-e (Take it Easy). The ensemble featured a mix of Celtic and traditional songs with lively entries to get people on their feet and singing along.  Mitch Moren was the winner of the Buck derby this year with his 156 6/8 inch Mule Deer and there were lots of hunting and outdoor adventure stories and photos shared during the course of the evening – including successful hunts for many ladies and junior hunters in the group.

A special tribute was given during the evening to Ed Nash who retired this year after serving as the treasurer for the club for close to 30 years.  Due to Ed’s help and firm grip on the purse strings the club is in great financial shape!

The club would like to thank our generous sponsors that contribute services or gear that bring in the funds to help maintain and improve our gun range and provide insurance coverage for our members. Hats off to West Coast Helicopters, Bella Coola Air, Gordy & Rachel Gibbs, Bella Coola Valley Seafoods, Townsite Tru Hardware, Belco Service, Kopas Store, Studio 2340, Tweedsmuir Park Lodge, Bella Coola Music Festival, Carolyn Larson, Don Nygaard and Son, Brad Koroluk, Barry Layton, David Kopas, Jill Hall, WLDCU Bella Coola Branch , Mark Hedges, Mid Valley Loading, Mitch Lorimer, Mechams Sales & Service, Bella Coola Redi-Mix, Ernest Hall, Cabelas Canada, Moore’s Market, Bella Coola Valley Inn, Bella Coola Valley Restaurant, Lyle Enderud, the 2015 SAMS Grads and all the volunteers that make this event possible every year.

Anyone wanting to join the club can contact Sandie MacLaurin, Membership Chair at 250-982-2670. Membership in our local club means automatic membership in the BC Wildlife Federation and access to many benefits, including the Outdoor Edge/BC Outdoors magazine and insurance for operators of registered quads on BC Forest Service Roads.

Just Posted

Pregnant Cariboo firefighter tries to save own house from blaze

Julia Flinton and Anthony Sellars both worked on the 2017 wildfires

Road report for Highway 20

Fog patches and slippery sections; Drive BC

Woman killed in head-on crash near Vanderhoof

RCMP say driver crossed the centre line and hit a loaded fuel tanker truck

Mining company prospecting for gold near Bella Coola

Gold discovered in alpine areas where glaciers are receding

‘Tripod’ delays access to Unist’ot’en camp

Social media rumours of cultural significance quashed, meaning police “exclusion zones” should end.

First Nation supporters march to Horgan’s MLA office

Dozens marched across the Greater Victoria community of Langford to support the Wet’suwet’en people

Canucks rookie Elias Pettersson ‘feeling good’ after knee injury

Pettersson said he wasn’t feeling any pain during Wednesday’s skate

Ratfish generates social media buzz on Vancouver Island

Boneless, glowing creature a common bycatch, but it usually stays in deep waters – fish expert

UPDATE: Liberal bows out of byelection after singling out Jagmeet Singh’s race

Karen Wang says she made comments online that referenced Singh’s cultural background

Daredevil changes game plan to jump broken White Rock pier

Brooke Colby tells council daredevil event would help boost waterfront business

B.C. storm totals $37M in insured damages

The December storm wreaked havoc on B.C.’s south coast

Theresa May wins no-confidence vote after Brexit deal rejection

UK PM can keep her job, after House of Commons voted 325-306

SUV wedged on top of car in B.C. mall parking lot has customers confused

The accident occurred Tuesday, no injuries were reported

Most Read