Our Mission: Develop a culture for the passion of the outdoors to grow within and around our community while building a sustainable legacy that can be passed down for generations to come.
The “grand passage” of waterfowl is a time each year where the fall waterfowl migration flight is greater in scope and magnitude than all other times. This great movement is an eagerly awaited period for waterfowl sportsmen across the United States. It is with similar enthusiasm and energy that the Grand Passage Sportsmen Club was initiated to build on the history and love of the outdoors, and provide a “grand passage” of hunting and fishing to the younger generations. Through outdoor sports our local youth can learn important virtues such as patience, respect, ethics, conservation, confidence, responsibility, and emotional control. This not only aids in the development of our youth into better adults, but opens a “grand passage” of young leaders growing our local communities through outdoor sporting events.
The Grand Passage Sportsmen Club was founded by a group of passionate local North Bend Ducks Unlimited members who had a bigger vision for their community, the outdoors, and area youth. In conjunction with a private donation by Jim Kruger, the historic North Bend Carnegie Library was designated as the official home of the new club. Through many events and social gatherings throughout the year, the club will provide ample opportunities for youth and young adults to learn an outdoor sport, not limited to any one specific sporting type. Similar to the grand passage of waterfowl, the new club will ensure these outdoor opportunities are greater in quality, scope, and magnitude.
“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” The Grand Passage Sportsmen Club will teach men and women useful skills to sustain as individuals and within the community for lifetimes to come.