A group of about 60 gun enthusiasts gathered last Sunday to test their firing speed and accuracy while raising money for a student bursary.
The Memorial Elwin Fehr Revolvers Only Match tested shooters on their target-shooting precision and time at the Chilliwack Fish and Game Protective Association last weekend.
The 27th annual event — which began in memory of Elwin Fehr who was locally born and raised — brought in $1,000 for a bursary going to a student from Sardis secondary (Fehr’s alma mater).
The local fish and game club also supports three other bursaries annually at Chilliwack schools.
Fehr became interested in the new “action” shooting sports back in the ‘80s, was extremely proficient with his revolver, and brought action shooting back to his home club (Chilliwack Fish and Game).
He died in the late 80s and donated his body to science. Fehr ended up on medical school microscope slides all over the world.
Over the years, shooters from throughout Canada, the U.S. and even Australia have taken part in the memorial event. Many first responders (active and retired) such as military, Vancouver Police Department, RCMP, and corrections officers have taken part as well as civilians, some as young as nine years old.
In past years, money raised from the event has been donated to BC Children’s Hospital.