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Holidays & Observances 2014

Jan 1 New Year's Day
Jan 2 Day After New Year’s Day (Quebec)
Jan 6 Epiphany
Jan 7 Orthodox Christmas Day
Jan 14 Prophet's Birthday
Jan 14 Orthodox New Year
Jan 16 Tu B'Shevat (Arbor Day)
Jan 31 Chinese New Year
Feb 2 Groundhog Day
Feb 10 Family Day (British Columbia)
Feb 14 Valentine's Day
Feb 15 National Flag of Canada Day
Feb 17 Louis Riel Day (Manitoba)
Feb 17 Islander Day (Pr.Edward I)
Feb 17 Family Day (AB, ON, SK)
Feb 21 Heritage Day in the Yukon (Yukon Territory)
Mar 1 St David's Day
Mar 4 Carnival/Shrove Tuesday
Mar 5 Ash Wednesday
Mar 9 Daylight Saving Time starts
Mar 10 Commonwealth Day
Mar 16 Purim
Mar 17 St. Patrick's Day
Mar 17 St. Patrick's Day (Newfoundland and Labrador)
Mar 20 March equinox
Apr 6 National Tartan Day
Apr 9 Vimy Ridge Day
Apr 13 Palm Sunday
Apr 15 First day of Passover
Apr 17 Maundy Thursday
Apr 18 Orthodox Good Friday
Apr 18 Good Friday
Apr 19 Orthodox Holy Saturday
Apr 19 Holy Saturday
Apr 20 Orthodox Easter
Apr 20 Easter Sunday
Apr 21 St. George's Day (Newfoundland and Labrador)
Apr 21 Orthodox Easter Monday
Apr 21 Easter Monday
Apr 22 Last day of Passover
Apr 28 Yom HaShoah
May 6 Yom HaAtzmaut
May 11 Mother's Day
May 18 Lag B'Omer
May 19 Victoria Day (All except QC)
May 19 National Patriots' Day (Quebec)
May 27 Isra and Mi'raj
May 29 Ascension Day
Jun 4 Shavuot
Jun 8 Pentecost
Jun 9 Whit Monday
Jun 15 Trinity Sunday
Jun 15 Father's Day
Jun 19 Corpus Christi
Jun 21 National Aboriginal Day
Jun 21 June Solstice
Jun 21 National Aboriginal Day (Northwest Territories)
Jun 23 Discovery Day (Newfoundland and Labrador)
Jun 24 St. Jean Baptiste Day (Quebec)
Jun 29 Ramadan begins
Jul 1 Canada Day
Jul 1 Memorial Day (Newfoundland and Labrador)
Jul 9 Nunavut Day (Nunavut Territory)
Jul 14 Orangemen's Day (Newfoundland and Labrador)
Jul 24 Laylat al-Qadr
Jul 29 Eid-al-Fitr
Aug 4 New Brunswick Day (New Brunswick)
Aug 4 Heritage Day in Alberta
Aug 4 Natal Day (Nova Scotia, Pr.Edward I)
Aug 4 Civic/Provincial Day (MB, NT, ON, SK)
Aug 4 British Columbia Day (British Columbia)
Aug 5 Tisha B'Av
Aug 15 Gold Cup Parade (Pr.Edward I)
Aug 15 Assumption of Mary
Aug 18 Discovery Day (Yukon Territory)
Sep 1 Labour Day (All)
Sep 22 September equinox
Sep 25 Rosh Hashana
Oct 4 Yom Kippur
Oct 4 Feast of St Francis of Assisi
Oct 5 Eid-al-Adha
Oct 9 First day of Sukkot
Oct 13 Thanksgiving Day (All)
Oct 15 Last day of Sukkot
Oct 16 Shmini Atzeret/Simchat Torah
Oct 23 Diwali/Deepavali
Oct 25 Muharram/Islamic New Year
Oct 31 Halloween
Nov 1 All Saints' Day
Nov 2 Daylight Saving Time ends
Nov 2 All Souls' Day
Nov 11 Remembrance Day (All except ON, QC)
Nov 30 First Sunday of Advent
Dec 8 Feast of the Immaculate Conception
Dec 11 Anniversary of the Statute of Westminster
Dec 17 First Day of Hanukkah
Dec 21 December Solstice
Dec 24 Last day of Hanukkah
Dec 24 Christmas Eve
Dec 25 Christmas
Dec 26 Boxing Day (All except NU)
Dec 31 New Year's Eve


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This course is designed for those working in the bush or the outdoor enthusiast that spends time in bear country. The shotgun is one of the most effective tools can have in predatory defensive scenarios. For field workers that will be working in the bus, it is advisable to have a shotgun, and a qualified worker, ready and capable of defending themselves and their fellow workers from grievous bodily harm or death due to dangerous or predatory wildlife. Predatory Wildlife & Bear Defence – Shotgun & Rifle Certification


  • Safety briefing & range procedures
  • Field safety & bear aware concepts
  • Legal issues, Use of Force, post-incident articulation & reporting, Wildlife Act & Regulations
  • Understanding, training for & controlling body stress and decision-making under stress
  • The OODA loop, fine-motor skills versus gross motor skills, and motor-muscular memory
  • Gear management
  • The shotgun: parts and characteristics, stripping & assembly, inspection, field cleaning & maintenance concepts
  • Weapons manipulation: fundamentals of marksmanship, loading/unloading, speed loading, combat loading, downloading
  • Immediate Actions & stoppages (clearing malfunctions)
  • The balance of speed & accuracy
  • Close-range defensive tactics drills & skills building scenarios for wildlife attack
  • Positional shooting, use of cover, movement & turning, shooting from awkward/uncomfortable positions
  • Single hand & ambidextrous weapons manipulation
  • Field carry techniques


The student is responsible for bringing their own shotgun equipped with a field appropriate sling, preferably two points. If the student does not have access to a shotgun.


The student is required to bring a minimum of 100 rounds of 7 1/2 shot ammunition, 10 rounds of 00 Buck and 25 slugs for this training course. (the use of slugs will depend on range location requirements)


Contact : https://bcfirearmsacademy.ca
BC Firearms Academy 3229 Fraser St, Vancouver, BC V5V 4B8
(+1) 604-592-2410
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