Changes to Guests Policy

As of January 1st 2020 recent changes to the guest policy at East Elgin will be implemented.  Members and their guests will now be required to make use of one shooting station only and have only one person at a time shooting.  This change is due to recent incidents involving unsupervised guests and is aimed at preventing the EESA from experiencing similar situations as two other clubs in Southern Ontario have.  Below is our entire Guest Policy with the changes.

Guest Policy

PLEASE NOTE: Members with guests are now required to make use of one shooting station only and only one person at a time shooting, this change is the result of recent incidents by unsupervised guests. This also assures shooting stations will be available for members.
Each member is allowed to bring up to 3 guests at a time  and up to 3 times per year. This means any guest may only attend a maximum of 3 times in a year.

New members during their probationary period (90 days) are allowed to bring only 1 guest at a time.

Guests MUST complete and place in the office mail slot a Guest / Visitor waiver located in the club house. All ranges also have waivers and mail boxes supplied to deposit forms. This form MUST be completed or the member is putting the club at risk. If the form is not completed the Guest / Visitor is NOT covered by our insurance and any incidents that may occur are the sole responsibility and liability of the member who brought the guest. Failure to complete the required form(s) will result in a 30 day suspension of guest privileges.
Understand that members are 100% responsible for the actions of their guests at all times and must not be left unattended at any time. Members must ensure their guests do not have unsupervised access to any firearm unless that person is licensed for that type of firearm. Supervision of a shooter on the firing line is one on one.

Authorization to Transport

From the CFO’s Office:

Just as a reminder to all your club/range membership regarding Bill C42 which passed September 2015. Attached is a copy of the licence conditions that were automatically attached to the firearms licence of any of your members who had a valid authorization to transport issued to transport to your shooting club/range at that time the bill was passed.  If your members are unsure if they have the additional conditions attached to their firearms licence please inform them to contact the CFO directly @ 1-800-731-4000 – 1 – 1 Extension #7503.

Please note: if your membership wishes to transport their restricted firearms for any other purpose which is not listed on the licence conditions page they are required to contact our office @ 1-800-731-4000 – 1 – 1 Extension #7503 to have an authorization to transport issued for that specific purpose.

In addition: Any client who purchased a new restricted firearm after September 2015 will automatically have the attached conditions added to their firearms licence.

These licence conditions authorize the transport of restricted and/or prohibited firearms registered to the licence holder within their province of residence by a route that, in all circumstances, is reasonably direct for the specific indicated purposes.

1.Transportation of restricted firearms and/or prohibited handguns (12(6.1) of the Firearms Act) possessed for the purpose of target practice to and from all shooting clubs and ranges approved under section 29 of the Firearms Act.

2.Transportation of restricted firearms and/or prohibited firearms to and from any place a peace officer, firearms officer of Chief Firearms Officer (CFO) is located for verification, registration or disposal in accordance with the Firearms Act or Part III of the Criminal Code.

3.Transportation of restricted firearms and/or prohibited firearms to and from a business that holds a licence authorizing it to repair or appraise prohibited or restricted firearms.

4.Transportation of restricted firearms and/or prohibited firearms to and from a gun show.

5.Transportation of restricted firearms and/or prohibited firearms to a port of exit, in order to take them outside Canada and from a port of entry.

6.Transportation of newly acquired restricted firearms and/or prohibited firearms from the place of acquisition to the licence holder’s dwelling house or other place authorized by the CFO.