I did not know until yesterday that IDPA had a Canadian website, complete with local match schedules. I imagine that the restrictions on ownership of pistols in Canada make competition a somewhat smaller affair than it is here in the States, however just the fact that there are Canadians shooting IDPA (and IPSC) makes me happy.
Plus, I now have a new and entertaining (to me) shooting goal. Go to Windsor, Ontario, which is right across the border from Detroit (eeeewwww) in August and shoot the Ontario Provincial IDPA Championship. There’s a certain amount of appeal in going to a foreign country and competing in their IDPA matches. I’d be interested to see what the differences are, as at least here anyway, IDPA is mostly grounded in the theory of concealed carry, but in Canada there is no concealed carry culture. I’m curious to see if that difference has an effect on the Courses of Fire that are set up for the shooters. Of course, a cursory glance at Canadian firearms laws tells me that just getting a 1911 in and out of the country along with ammo for the match would be a headache, to say the least. Still…it might be worth it.