Revenue losses piling up for Dawson Creek Sportsman Club

DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Two years of lost revenue are adding up, and the Dawson Creek Sportsman’s Club is holding…

DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Two years of lost revenue are adding up, and the Dawson Creek Sportsman’s Club is holding out its hat to the Peace River Regional District for assistance.

President Andy Waddell penned a letter to the PRRD in March, including the club’s revenue data for the last three years. The PRRD will discuss the letter during a rural budget meeting on Thursday.

The cancellation of the 2020 and 2021 gun shows in Dawson Creek was a huge blow to the organization, as this event was heavily relied on for accomplishing goals in the coming years.

In 2018, the gun show took in over $32,500 of gate receipts, and expenses were just over $10,800. This resulted in over $21,800 of profit.

The 2019 gun show had gate receipts of over $26,000 with expenses of more than $11,500, leaving around $14,500 of profit.

The two-year average profit was $18,187.75. In 2020, the club lost $41,337.75 of potential revenue, and again in 2021.

This leaves the Dawson Creek Sportsman’s Club with over $82,675 of two-year lost revenue.

The Dawson Creek Sportsman’s Club has a planned project to build an indoor multi-use building for 2021, which has been given $300,000 from the Northern Development Initiative Trust.

According to a post on Facebook, construction on a 25-metre shooting facility will start in the next few months.

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