ALS Shoot for the Cure

A Tradition Since 2003


With the support of the Vancouver Firefighter Charities, Vancouver Firefighters, Jake Gobillot and Bobby Tammen, organize the ALS “Shoot For a Cure” every spring with approximately 300 firefighters, friends, and family in attendance.  This fundraiser is a sporting clay shooting challenge with 100% of the proceeds being donated to the ALS Society of BC. The event has raised over $309,000 since 2003 with the hope that a cure for ALS will one day be found.

ALS 2023 Cheque


In October 2000, Vancouver Firefighter, Ranny MacDonald, was diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. On January 13, 2003, after a long and valiant fight, Ranny succumbed to this disease. Since his passing, the members of the Vancouver Firefighters’ Union Local 18, in conjunction with the Vancouver Gun Club, have held an annual fundraising event for ALS in Ranny’s memory.

Battalion Chief, Jim MacLeod, who was also a member of the Vancouver Fire Fighters’ Union, was also diagnosed with ALS in 2008. Jim battled this disease with strength, courage, and dignity and unfortunately passed away in 2009.


What is ALS?

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a rapidly progressive, neuromuscular disease. It attacks the motor neurons that transmit electrical impulses from the brain to the voluntary muscles in the body. When they fail to receive messages, the muscles lose strength, atrophy and die.

ALS can strike anyone at anytime, regardless of age, gender, or ethnic origin. It does not affect the senses, and only rarely does it affect the mind. The equipment costs for each patient average $137,000, while nursing and home care costs can be up to 10 times this amount.

The average life expectancy after diagnosis is 3 to 5 years. For more information visit ALS BC.



Sunday, May 5th | Vancouver Gun Club

Join us on next May, 2024 for our annual ALS Shoot for the Cure event! Stay tuned for exact date and time.

2023 Shoot for the Cure

Our 2023 ALS Sporting Clay Challenge in May was a HUGE success!! CONGRATS to everyone who took part and donated to this fundraiser. $30,000 was raised for ALS!! We’d also like to thank all of our major sponsors for the event, we wouldn’t be able to do this without your help and generosity!!!

Our Sponsors

Italian Sporting Goods
Reliable Gun
Vancouver Gun Club
Vancouver Firefighter Charities
Duncanby Lodge
Ocean Trailer
314 Fraternal Society
Freybe Gourmet Foods
Vancouver Fire Fighters Credit Union
ALS Society of BC
Stillwater Sports
PriceSmart Foods- Richmond
Beretta Guns
MDT Sporting Goods
Proline Sports
International Union of Elevator Constructors Local 82

BC Greenhouse Builders Ltd.
Vancouver Firefighters Athletic Club
Bill Longman
Home Depot – Richmond
Finishmaster Canada Inc.
Delta Legion
University Printers Ltd.
Quality Saw
Barry Hatch
Ladner Traps
Land Yachtz
Allright Ladders
Foamers’ Folly Brewing Co.
Len Botkin Trucking
Jamieson’s Pet Food

Momentum Watches
Four Winds Brewing
Dead Frog Brewing
Barnside Brewing
Foamers Folly
Harris Nursery
Home Hardware
Dunbar Lumber
Ridge Sheet Metal
Rare Manufacturing
The Craft Beer Market
Big K Clothing
Image Group
Filson Apparel
Mark’s Work Warehouse

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