What is the CSAAA?

For three decades, the CSAAA has provided leadership and a strong voice on behalf of the hunting and shooting industry in Canada. We promote our members’ commitment to conservation and the safe, responsible, ethical use of their products and services. We help Canadians to understand that our activities are legitimate and safe.

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CSAAA History

The Canadian Sporting Arms and Ammunition Association was incorporated as a not for profit corporation back in June of 1973. The mission at the time was to promote the industry as a whole through its trade show, monitor government involvement through advocacy in Ottawa and directing its activities to areas that impact our everyday business, such as legislation, cross-border shopping, international mail-order houses, duties & taxes, free trade and many others as well as responding to the everyday concerns of responsible residents in this country and more importantly, proving its members with a strong industry voice.

Canadian Shooting Sports Foundation was an arm of the CSAAA and was dedicated to the promotion of the shooting sports. The Foundation funded commercials, posters to support lobbying campaigns. Public awareness posters created through the auspices of the Foundation attracted lots of attention, both at the government and public level back in the early 1990s. This Foundation also funded Clubs and Associations, Championships and Fairs across the country. This initiative of the CSAAA was dissolved in October of 2014.

A Canadian industry trade show has been held at least once a year from inception. Golf tournaments were also successful fundraising event held in the 1990’s. CSAAA is one of the primary hosts and sponsors of the highly successful Parliamentary Day at the Range, an annual education experience designed to enlighten our political leaders and their staff to the joys of target shooting and firearms ownership. It also co sponsors evenings at Queens Park and the Parliament in Ottawa to enlighten members of Parliament of our ongoing issues and concerns. Firearms control issues, importing/export laws and an unfettered business climate are just as important today as they were decades ago. The CSAAA meets those challenges daily on behalf of Canada's shooting industry.

Board of Directors

President:

Wes Winkel
Ellwood Epps Sporting Goods

Vice-President:

Craig McNab
Shooters Choice

Secretary/Treasurer:

Jason Beuermann
Coonhound Sales + Marketing

Board Members:

Mark Clifford
Korth Group

Steve Clouthier
VISTA Outdoor

Steve Corlett
Bushnell Canada

Tyler Cuppy
Drake Sales

Ryan Harriman
SFRC-The Ammo Source

Terry McCullough
Savage Arms

Adam Patterson
Korth Group

Donald Turcott
The Evans Group

Chris Weidenfelder
Compass Safaris Marketing