Corporate Events

Corporate Events : Team Building, Recognition and Appreciation, Special Events : Lots of Fun!

Looking for a fun and exciting team-building activity for your employees? Would you like to show your appreciation and thank your most important clients for their continuous support? Ready to close that important business deal?

Get ready for something exciting and different: a relaxing day or afternoon learning to shoot trap, an Olympic sport since the 1900s!

Corporate Outing Team Building better than golf
A day at the range trap shooting, a great opportunity for some team building and R&R

Everyone, regardless of age, gender or physical abilities can trap shoot, from the inexperienced trapshooter to the seasoned outdoorsman. Whether you have a small department or large corporate group, are planning an executive business meeting, corporate charity or office fundraiser event, if you would like to reward and recognize your staff or maybe are looking at entertaining valued clients, we can plan the perfect corporate outing for you. As each corporate event is unique we will work together to customize and tailor your trapshooting adventure to fit your needs, time frame and budget.

A typical corporate outing with The Trapshooting Academy includes up to fifty clay targets per person as well as the required ammunition, gun rental, eye and ear protection, and, most importantly, professional instruction by experienced, certified coaches.

Statistics show that shooting is far safer than football, basketball, soccer, volleyball and even golf. At the Trapshooting Academy, safety is paramount. The entire group will receive a safety briefing before proceeding to the range and all shooting activities take place under immediate, close supervision.

One or more trap fields will be reserved for your team for the duration of the event and all your guests will receive personal, one on one professional instruction. In most cases, part of the group will shoot while the others engage in team-building exercises, engage in activities related to trapshooting that do not involve a firearm or just watch, enjoy the refreshments, socialize and relax.

A catered meal or just refreshments on the range – add non-alcoholic beverages, and you’ll have a unique special event your valued employees or esteemed business partners will remember.

Click play below to watch the Men’s Double Trap final – Nicosia 2013 World Cup courtesy of ISSF TV.

Exciting eh?

At The Trapshooting Academy we offer just that: an exciting fun alternative to the usual, more traditional corporate outing!

Contact us today to plan your next outdoor corporate outing and try the exciting sport of trapshooting!

Email info at trapshootingacademy.ca, call (877) 55 SHOOT or (905) 963 0131 for a quote, a complimentary tour of our facility and a round of trap!*

We are looking forward to hearing from you! 

* Some conditions apply. Contact us for more details.

Random thoughts

I have probably been this tired sometime in my life – I just can’t remember 🙂

It’s a good type of tired (a friend asked me after the first day if I am ‘God, please don’t make me go back again’ type of tired or ‘God, please help me relax and go back again’ type of tired. I told her it’s the ‘God, please do something about my feet – I am having too much fun’ type of tired 🙂 I didn’t know what to expect – so I started the show without any expectations. I managed what I should manage every time in competition: go there, take it as it is, do your best, and enjoy the process. Like I mentioned, though, my feet absolutely kill me right now… and they probably will for a long time…

What I took from our very first show?

First of all, I have been surprised (plesantly so) by the sheer number of people that were interested in the sport. Being GTA, I thought we will encounter a larger percentage of ‘OMG, guns are dangerous’ people. We did encounter them, but in such a small percentage – it gives me hopes for the future of the sport! That was my ‘#1 myth’ busted 🙂

#2 – I was surprised (and again plesantly so) by the sheer number of ladies interested; there were so many ladies in the ‘wow, I always wanted to try this!’ or the ‘oh, look, trapshooting’ (explaining to their children what it is and how they did it when they were younger, usually on their parents’ farm).

No surprise in the percentage of youth interested – lots and lots of them (both boys and girls) that were going ‘mom/dad, look! I want to try it – can I?’. And most of their parents being either familiar with the sport or receptive to our explanations. No surprise either in the percentage of older generation that knew what trapshooting is.

Lots of ‘where are you located?’ followed by the ‘really? that’s so close – I must come and try it’. A few followed by the ‘oh, that’s too far – do you know any place closer to where I live?’ A few ‘oh, no, thanks, I do it on my farm’.

As for the exhibitors themselves – we are Canadians and we prove it every time: we are a nation of very friendly, polite people. Most of the exhibitors were glad someone is trying to educate people; some were reserved; some were probably openly against – but way too polite to do anything else but smile and pass by quickly. We had a few stopping by and expressing their pleasure we are there. We had a few asking if we operate in their areas (from couple hundred miles away all the way to Alberta and Oklahoma).

The show itself was very interesting – lots of different exhibitors, covering an amazing area of sports and activities. We sighed watching different promotions (like the Chilean adventure trip – filled with mountain pictures and amazing blue skies; or the diving in the Camayan tours – with incredible clear waters); we had fun petting the huskies (an adorable 3 months puppy with wonderful blue eyes) and chatting with the Conservation people showing 2 cute owls; I could not convince William to try the wall climbing adventure (maybe next year), but we sat together and watched the Camayan video. We learned about lots and lots of camps / parks / nature schools – I had lots of the ‘wow, that would be cool to try’ moments myself 🙂

And, of course, we all cheered for our hockey team – for the first goal, the second one, we groaned together (all 30,000 SF still packed with people) when the US team marked their second goal too close to the end of the game. We had an agonizing few minutes until Crosby scored the winning goal – What a wonderful finish to an amazing weekend!

Thank you to all our volunteers – you did an amazing job promoting our wonderful sport to the large audience. To have members of our youth team every day with us helped a lot – it demonstrated once again that trapshooting is really a family sport that everyone enjoys. As usual, our Golden shirts and hats stood out everywhere we went.

Thank you to all LearnTrapshooting students and supporters that visited us over the weekend – your support and positive energy was so refreshing!

And thank you to all our visitors – thanks for stopping by, for listening to us, for showing interest and for asking questions. We hope we picked your interest and we are looking forward to seeing you all on the range!

 

Outdoor Adventure Show – Toronto, February 26-28 2010

It’s official! At the next Outdoor Adventure Show, in Toronto, February 26-28 2010, LearnTrapshooting has a booth!

Write it down and come visit us at booth #353

It took us a while to decide, but we bit the bullet (or maybe the 12GA shell) and… we reserved the spot. It’s a nice corner spot and now we are working hard with our friends to make it very special and memorable.

We are very excited and since we have less than 2 months to prepare we have started to study everything there’s out there about shows Knowing Florin I presume there will be lists to be made and checked and re-checked very soon. Luckily for me he’s busy with something else right now, so I can just bask in the excitement for a short while.

Did I mention we are excited? OK, ok… I’m more like a child a few days before Christmas, wondering if I’ll be on Santa’s ‘good’ list

And now – back to work – remember: on February 26, 27, and 28 2010, at the International Centre, at The Outdoor Adventure Show come visit LearnTrapshooting and Hamilton Gun Club booth #353.