Dominion of Canada Rifle Association

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Dominion of Canada Rifle Association
Dominion of Canada Rifle Association (coat of arms).gif
Dominion of Canada Rifle Association Logo
Motto Vis Unitas Fortior
(United Strength is Stronger)
Formation April 1, 1868
Headquarters Ottawa, Ontario
Official language
English
Website www.dcra.ca

The Dominion of Canada Rifle Association (DCRA) was founded in 1868 and incorporated by an Act of Parliament 63-64 Victoria Chapter 99, assented to July 7, 1890, to promote and encourage the training of marksmanship throughout Canada.[1]

History[edit]

The DCRA erected a plaque in 1906 at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church (Ottawa) which is dedicated to Lt Colonel John MacPherson (1830-1906), who served as its treasurer for 36 years. [2]

The DCRA erected a memorial plaque at the DCRA building at the Connaught Ranges (Shirley's Bay) which is dedicated in loving memory of the members of the DCRA who gave their lives in Second World War.[3]

Mission[edit]

As the national governing body for fullbore target shooting, to promote and support the pursuit of excellence in military and civilian marksmanship as a positive and significant contribution to Canada, to shooting sports and the safe handling of firearms.[4]

Dominion of Canada Rifle Association team at Bisley, 1905

Provincial Rifle Associations[edit]

The provincial rifle associations are:[5]

Others

See also[edit]

Canada
International

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dominion of Canada Rifle Association - History
  2. ^ "John MacPherson plaque". National Defence Canada. 2008-04-16. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "DCRA Memorial Plaque". National Inventory of Military Memorials. National Defence Canada. 2008-04-16. Retrieved May 21, 2014. 
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ Provincial Rifle Associations

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