It was a packed house at the Tantramar Veterans Memorial Civic Centre Saturday evening as the Sackville Rod and Gun Club hosted its annual sportsman’s supper.
The Sackville Rod and Gun Club held its annual sportsman’s supper on Saturday, April 27, at the Tantramar Veteran’s Memorial Civic Centre, to a sell-out crowd of more than 135 people.
The event opened with a welcome from master of ceremonies Ray Cochrane, followed by a hip of beef meal catered by Laurie Ann Wesselby.
Throughout the evening, a number of draws and raffles were held. Prizes included hotel stays/spa packages from Coastal Inns and Downtown Diner, a men’s raffle for 30 lbs of beef, a 32” television, a whipper snipper, hunting rifle, and $100 Save Easy Gift certificates. In all, more than 45 raffle items were won.
The silent auction offered items ranging from Inuit carvings, to beaver traps, to fishing rods, prints, furniture, rifle scopes and ATV helmets.
The live auction included an antique sign, four cords of firewood, a Toronto Maple Leafs jersey, several prints and a cake.
Proceeds from the fundraiser are used to support events and projects in the Sackville area.
The membership of the Sackville Rod & Gun Club is comprised of anglers, hunters, target shooters and those interested in the outdoors and the environment.
In 2012, the club received the N.B. Wildlife Federation Life Member Award for Promoting Youth Activities, the award for most active N.B. Wildlife Federation branch, and the award for greatest increase in membership. In 2013 the club was again chosen as the most active branch.
Club meetings are held at 7 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month from September to May at the local civic centre. The meetings begin with a guest speaker.
Clay bird shotgun shoots are held each Monday evening at 6 p.m. from June to September at the club’s shotgun range located at 32 Landing Road, Sackville. All are welcome to try the sport.
Annual memberships allow use of the club’s private Walker Road 100 metre rifle and pistol range. Youth memberships are also available. Memberships to the club are available from Robbie Smith at 536-0688. Residents are invited to visit the club’s website at www.sackvillerodandgun.ca