Ready, aim, fire: Top-ranked skeet shooters coming to Kelowna for championships

The Central Okanagan Shotgun Sports Club will host the Western Championships in 2020

When it comes to skeet shooting, Bob Larue at the Central Okanagan Shotgun Sports Club (COSSC) is one of the best in Canada, in fact, he’s the only shooter with his name on the western championships trophy twice.

Those same Western Canadian Skeet Championships will be hosted by the COSSC next summer and Larue, president at the club, said its a good step forward for the young club.

“We’re the newest and least developed gun club in Western Canada and this is a big thing for our members and our notoriety,” said Larue.

As well as the westerns, the COSSC will host the provincial championships a month before for the first time. Usually, the provincials take place on Vancouver Island, and for the first time next year, Larue will welcome competitors to the Okanagan.

“I look forward to home-field advantage in both events,” said Larue.

READ MORE: Praying mantis fights black widow in epic West Kelowna battle

READ MORE: Long-distance volleyball recruits ready to lead UBC Okanagan Heat

The COSSC began in 2015 and over the past four years, the club has grown from its original ten members to now 52 shooters. The club is entirely funded by the members and Larue said that by hosting the provincials and the western championships, a little revenue will go a long way.

Close to 30 of the best shooters from B.C., Alberta and Saskatchewan will test their sights next summer. Shooters will go through various and demanding target scenarios while using different gauged shots.

The provincials will run June 5 to 7 and the western championships will run July 17 to 19.

More info at cossclub.ca.

To report a typo, email:
newstips@kelownacapnews.com
.


@KelownaCapNews
newstips@kelownacapnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Police search for owner of another icy sailboat on Okanagan Lake

The frozen vessel was spotted near the 800 block of Manhattan Drive in Kelowna

Chilliwack on the map for Salmon Arm Roots and Blues

Canadian music legends confirmed for 28th annual music festival

Kelowna author Irwin Wislesky to release science-fiction novel on time travel

Invisible Footprints in Time follows Maxine Samuels and her quest back in time to save the future

Third woman files sexual harassment suit against former Kelowna Mountie

Brian Mathew Burkett left the RCMP in August 2017

Kelowna getting smarter with Intelligent Cities Strategy

The city wants to use technology to improve Kelowna and the lives of those who live within it

VIDEO: Soldiers trade rifles for snow shovels to help dig out St. John’s

A state of emergency is set to extend into a fifth day

Warm ‘blob’ could be behind mass starvation of North Pacific seabirds: study

Unprecedented death toll raises red flag for North American marine ecosystems

North Okanagan woman pleas for return of stolen scooter

‘It’s been another kick in the teeth… how do you get ahead and keep your head above water?’

Volunteer spends hundreds of hours restoring piece of railway history

Revelstoke Railway Museum now home to an authentic Kalamazzo No. 2 Section Handcar

Future of Penticton francophone school secured following funding announcement

$11.5M in funding means École Entre-lacs now independently owned and operated

ICBC to bring in ranking system for collision, glass repair shops

Change comes after the much-maligned auto insurer has faced criticism for sky-high premiums

City of Vernon to redirect reclaimed water into Okanagan Lake

MacKay Reservoir nears capacity; city to reflow water into lake near Kin Beach

‘It was just so fast’: B.C. teen recalls 150-metre fall down Oregon mountain

Surrey’s Gurbaz Singh broke his leg on Mount Hood on Dec. 30

Most Read