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|SUBJECT:||Air gun athletes gather at Memorial to prepare for 2015 Canada Games|
|DATE:||Oct. 4, 2012|
Were very proud to have the Frank Zahn High Performance Marksmanship centre here. Its a very unique facility and were really excited about the fact that this competition could ensure that some of these Atlantic Canadian athletes get a better chance at the 2015 Canada Games, said Dr. Scott MacKinnon, acting dean of HKR.
The competition is happening in room 1002 of the Physical Education building. Finals take place on Sunday from 2-5 p.m. There are finals for Mens Rifle, Womens Rifle, Mens Pistol and Womens Pistol. Finals will have the top four shooters in each group go head to head to determine the 2012 champions. Both the qualifier and finals are open to the public and the media.
The Newfoundland and Labrador Shooting Association is the provincial sport governing body for Olympic shooting sports in Newfoundland and Labrador. The association is responsible for the development of athletes, development of coaches, promotion of precision shooting sports and for the selection of Canada Games teams within the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
The Frank Zahn High Performance Marksmanship and Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic Training Facility is Atlantic Canada's first and only Shooting Federation of Canada sanctioned regional training centre for the Olympic shooting sports. The training facility is a result of partnerships between the Newfoundland and Labrador Shooting Association, Shooting Federation of Canada, Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic, Memorial University of Newfoundland and Sport Newfoundland and Labrador.
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