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***UPDATE MAY 4, 2021
Your OPTA Board has just finished our May meeting. I am sad to inform you that it appears we will not be able to hold a quality Provincial Championship as scheduled on June 9-13, 2021. The lockdown is supposed to end on May 20th but that is far from certain. We expect that there will be restrictions on inter-regional travel for a while after that. We have postponed the shoot for 5 weeks to July 14-18, 2021. We hope to be able to host a quality shoot by then. It depends on how the pandemic progresses, but it might be necessary to postpone again. Keep your fingers crossed.
All of us on the board are getting very frustrated by not being able to shoot. As soon as outdoor recreation opens again, we would encourage you to go to your local club and shoot some practice. To take it a step further and add some more incentive, we would encourage you to contact Pam email@example.com to set up Penny Pincher or Big 50 shoots at your club. This is extremely easy to do. We will be sending out information to show you how easy it is.
I am again sorry to have to send this news. Keep your spirits up and stay safe! Get out and shoot as soon as it is deemed safe to do so.
Robert (Bert) Blackburn
2021 Canadian Trapshooting Association championship will be held with a satellite format in clubs across the country from June 25-27, 2021!
The Ontario Provincial Trapshooting Association would like to offer its congratulations to Paul Shaw for becoming the Amateur Trapshooting Association President, effective September 1, 2020.
The government’s recent attack on licensed law abiding firearm owners, including our OPTA members, through the gun ban delivered through an Order in Council, cannot be tolerated. These are the important things you can do, besides contacting your MP, the PMO’s office and MP Bill Blair, who presented this ban to Canada.
The CCFR, NFA and CSSA have joined together to challenge the government’s OIC in court. Consider becoming a member of these organizations, and donating above and beyond that if you can to support the legal action.
Stand together with all firearm owners and
JOIN THE FIGHT!
Thank you for visiting our website! Ontario boasts the largest contingency of competitive and recreational trapshooters in Canada as well as friendly and well-run facilities all across the province at which you can safely enjoy this great sport.
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Trapshooting, a wholesome, outdoor sport that promotes good sportsmanship and fantastic friendships, is enjoyed by all age groups – from kids to seniors. Many families enjoy the sport together! Have a look at this video taken at our 100th Provincial championship.
Our OPTA Member Clubs look forward to hosting you! Whether you are a first-timer or beginner wanting assistance, a recreational trapshooter who relishes a fun day of breaking clay targets, or a seasoned competitor participating at one of the many exciting Amateur Trapshooting Association/Ontario Provincial Trapshooting Association tournaments held throughout the year, you are most welcome at any of our Clubs.
Our website has been created to provide valuable information for our members, as well as our friends and competitors from across Canada, the United States and around the world who are finding out that trapshooting in Ontario is second-to-none!
We hope you will join us!
How do you join the Ontario Provincial Trapshooting Association (OPTA)?
It’s very simple!
An OPTA membership which costs $20 for a year (Sept 1-Aug 31) can be attained at any member club at any time or when you are attending your first OPTA/ATA sanctioned competition.
If you don’t find what you need on our website or wish further assistance, we are here to help.
For an introduction to the sport, the ATA Hall of Fame has some great information on their website.