We have received enough inquiries concerning the vaccine passport coming into effect September 22nd that the East Elgin Board of Directors felt it was necessary to address them.

The BOD met and have decided at this point in time we will not be requiring any members to provide proof of vaccination to attend any of the indoor facilities at The East Elgin Sportsmen’s Association. This decision was based on the press release of September 1st from the Ontario Premier’s Office.

As of September 22, 2021, Ontarians will need to be fully vaccinated (two doses plus 14 days) and provide their proof of vaccination along with photo ID to access certain public settings and facilities. This approach focuses on higher-risk indoor public settings where face coverings cannot always be worn and includes:

  • Restaurants and bars (excluding outdoor patios, as well as delivery and takeout);
  • Nightclubs (including outdoor areas of the establishment);
  • Meeting and event spaces, such as banquet halls and conference/convention centres;
  • Facilities used for sports and fitness activities and personal fitness training, such as gyms, fitness and recreational facilities with the exception of youth recreational sport;
  • Sporting events;
  • Casinos, bingo halls and gaming establishments;
  • Concerts, music festivals, theatres and cinemas;
  • Strip clubs, bathhouses and sex clubs;
  • Racing venues (e.g., horse racing).

We do not feel the EESA falls into any of the categories outlined in the above document. We are not a public venue and we are not a high risk indoor setting where face masks can not be always worn. We have, and will continue to strictly enforce the wearing of masks by al members while inside any facility on the EESA property.

If this changes, or if the mandates from the provincial government change, we will re-address at that time and make any decisions or changes known to our membership.

A great day of fun and all for a great cause!

Sunday Trap is once again holding their popular 100 bird challenge.

From August 11th – August 15th the East Elgin Sportsmen’s Association will be hosting a charity IPSC match and require volunteers to help with both set up and tear down. Initial set up will be done on Wednesday August 11th and tear down will be August 15th. Precise times are to be determined. Volunteers will be given volunteer hours to apply to their renewal rates.

If you care to pitch in and help please send your name and member number to bod@eesa.ca or call 226-927-8831

Effective immediately the indoor handgun range and indoor archery range will re-open to members with some restrictions. 

  • Ranges will be strictly limited to 5 members at a time
  • Masks must be worn at all times while inside, no exceptions.
  • No guests on either the archery or handgun range
  • Please continue to practice social distancing
  • Please use supplied sanitizing products to disinfect hands and common touch surfaces
  • DO NOT SPRAY SANITIZER DIRECTLY ON TOUCH SCREENS, Clean hands before and after use. 

The East Elgin Sportsmen’s Association is proud to announce our first ever membership raffle.

The lucky 1st prize winner will receive over a full year membership at EESA from September 2021 – December 2022 (approximate $700.00 value), Current members will receive the equivalent in value, 2 years for a single membership.

2nd prize is a Range Day experience for 2 (approximate $300.00 value) ,

3rd prize is an EESA swag package for 2 consisting of T-shirts, EESA hats, keychains, stickers and patches. (approximate $150.00 value)

Tickets will cost $20.00 each and anyone wishing to enter may do so by sending an EMT for $20.00 to eesaemt@gmail.com. Enter as many times as you want. Include your full name and contact information and you’ll receive a confirmation email and your draw number. With very few clubs accepting new members and others with multi year waiting lists this is an excellent opportunity to become a member of one of the top clubs in Southern Ontario.

Draw is to take place on September 18th and 100% of the proceeds will go to assist with the purchase of a wheelchair van to help one of our members, Jamie Spurgeon, with their transportation needs for their son Oliver. Raising a child with special needs is a challenge and we hope to raise enough funds to be of some assistance to the Spurgeon household so please share!

The provincial government has announced that as of Friday June 11th Ontario will be entering step one of the reopening plan. This allows for groups of up to 10 outdoors. Friday, June 11th at 12:01am members will be permitted to bring one guest and the maximum in any showing house will be increased to 10 people at a time. Indoor pistol and archery ranges will remain closed until further restrictions are lifted.

Effective May22nd @12:01am all outdoor ranges at EESA will be open to members only. At this point in time we can not allow guests, and each range has a maximum of 5 members allowed at one time.
All indoor facilities will remain closed except for washroom use.

Due to the statement by the provincial government strengthening and extending the restrictions around the current stay at home order the East Elgin Sportsmen’s Association will be forced to close its doors to members for the duration of the lockdown.Throughout the many restrictions and frequent changes we have tried not to close the club to our membership, unfortunately this time the wording is quite specific and we see no option. We do appreciate the patience of our members and apologize for the inconvenience.Effective at 12:01 April 17th all access to club property will be suspended for the duration of the order.

Due to today’s announcement by the provincial government the entire province of Ontario has been put into lock down once again restricting the number of events and members we can have at the club. Effective Saturday April 3rd at 12:01 am: Members only will be permitted on club property. All indoor facilities will be closed with access to washrooms only .All outdoor ranges will be limited to no more than 5 members at a time. All events and disciplines are postponed for the duration of the lock down. This lock down is stated to be for 28 days, the situation and guidelines will be re-assessed at that point. We appreciate your cooperation and patience in these trying times.