Canadian Firearms Safety Course

I have decided to retire from the FSESO as an Ontario Firearm Safety Instructor as of December 2016.  I will continue to teach the Ontario Hunter Safety Courses for 2017.


I would like to thank all the great students I have had the pleasure of teaching over my many years of instructing.  You have enriched my life greatly and wish you all the best in your continued love of the sport.


For more information about where you can take these courses, click here.


Dave Arbour

Valley Outdoors Promotions






On behalf of Scott and myself, I just wanted to send out a large thank you for the Firearms Safety Courses you taught this past weekend!


Although we had a lot of curriculum to cover, you managed to do it in a very thorough and professional manor while more importantly keeping it personal too. Reviewing the manuals it's truly amazing how much we covered and how much I now know! Initially I wasn't sure if doing both the non and restricted courses at the same time would be an advantage however after doing them, it really seems that they belong together as one completely builds off the other. That being said, I truly believe that you need the right instructor to pull that off and hats off to you! I am know fully confident that we can move forward into this sport and hobby SAFELY and share that same message with our families too.


Also, many thanks to Maryanne for her hospitality, wealth of knowledge and putting up with us in your home!


Thanks again & Best Regards,


Greg G.



Hey Dave and Marian!

I took your Hunter Safety and Canadian Firarms courses last month and I just recieved my reports in the mail today! I wanted to thank you both for such an informative and fun filled couple of weekends. You two displayed such a passion for teaching and for helping others, it made the course go over very smoothly! I was pleasantly surprised at how cooperative the other students were as well - everyone was helping eachother along and that made me a lot more comfortable. I think that you have found the perfect balance between theory and practical hands on learning as there was just enough time to get comfortable with the material and review before tackling the written and practical exams! The atmopshere was excellent for learning, the course was carried out very efficiently, and I will definately be recommending your courses to my friends and family. 

Thank you for all your hard work, for hosting the courses, and for answering all of my questions. I can't wait to get out in the bush or head to the range and get started!

Wishing you all the best, and many thanks!

Kyle A.