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
MottoVis Unitas Fortior
(United Strength is Stronger)
FormationApril 1, 1868
TypeShooting organization
HeadquartersOttawa, Ontario
Official language
English
AffiliationsInternational Confederation of Fullbore Rifle Associations
Websitewww.dcra.ca

The Dominion of Canada Rifle Association (DCRA) (French: Association des Fusiliers du Dominion du Canada) was founded in 1868 and incorporated by an Act of Parliament 63-64 Victoria Chapter 99, assented to July 7, 1900, 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 in 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 memory of the members of the DCRA who gave their lives in World War II.[3]

Provincial Rifle Associations[edit]

The provincial rifle associations are:[4]

  • Alberta Rifle Association[5]
  • British Columbia Rifle Association[6]
  • Manitoba Provincial Rifle Association[7]
  • Nova Scotia Rifle Association[8]
  • Ontario Rifle Association[9]
  • Prince Edward Island Rifle Association[10]
  • Province of Quebec Rifle Association[11]
  • Royal New Brunswick Rifle Association[12]
  • Saskatchewan Rifle Association[13]
Others
  • National Capital Region Rifle Association[14]

See also[edit]

Canada
International

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dominion of Canada Rifle Association - History". Archived from the original on October 20, 2007.
  2. ^ "MacPherson memorial: Memorial 35059-139 Ottawa, ON". National Inventory of Canadian Military Memorials. Veterans Affairs Canada. Retrieved 3 January 2017.
  3. ^ "Dominion of Canada Rifle Association memorial (Second World War): Memorial 35062-006 Ottawa (Nepean), ON". National Inventory of Canadian Military Memorials. Veterans Affairs Canada. Retrieved 3 January 2017.
  4. ^ "Shooting Links: Dominion of Canada Rifle Association (DCRA)". www.dcra.ca.
  5. ^ "Alberta Provincial Rifle Association". web.archive.org. June 26, 2007.
  6. ^ "British Columbia Rifle Association". www.bcrifle.org.
  7. ^ "Manitoba Provincial Rifle Association". Manitoba Provincial Rifle Association.
  8. ^ "Index of /nsrifle". web.archive.org. August 1, 2001.
  9. ^ "Ontario Rifle Association – Welcome".
  10. ^ "Prince Edward Island Rifle Association". Archived from the original on |archive-url= requires |archive-date= (help).
  11. ^ "ATPQ — Association de Tir de la Province de Québec". Archived from the original on |archive-url= requires |archive-date= (help).
  12. ^ "Royal New Brunswick Rifle Association". rnbra.ca.
  13. ^ "Saskatchewan Provincial Rifle Association".
  14. ^ "National Capital Region Rifle Association | Under Construction". web.archive.org. July 8, 2007.

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