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Sheldon Clare

College Instructor

I'm Sheldon Clare, Military Historian; President of Canada's National Firearms Association; and VP Marketing for Biathlon BC

Sheldon Clare's Bio:

Sheldon holds a Master of Arts degree in military history from Norwich University at Northfield, Vermont, and a Bachelor’s degree in international relations from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.  He teaches history and English at the College of New Caledonia in Prince George, BC. He retired as the elected faculty representative to the College of New Caledonia Board of Governors in May 2016.

Sheldon is active in the community and has served two terms as the president of his local Royal Canadian Legion.  He served as a reserve officer teaching cadets and retired from service in 1988, leaving the supplementary reserve in 2010.  He qualified as a military parachutist and is a recipient of the Special Service Medal with NATO bar and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal.  Sheldon is also an active mountaineer and is a past three term chair of the Prince George Section of the Alpine Club of Canada.  He was a volunteer for the Canada Winter Games and Race Director for the Northern Hardware Prince George Centennial Canoe Race.

Sheldon Clare was elected President of Canada’s National Firearms Association in June 2010.  Prior to that he served as BC Branch President of the National Firearms Association for 11 years, and was a director and area representative of the NFA for several years before that.  Sheldon is also past president of the Prince George Rod and Gun Club.   He was a delegate for Canada's NFA at the UN ATT talks and at the UN Programme of Action on Small Arms and Light Weapons in 2012, in 2014, and presented at the UN SALW technical meeting of government experts in June 2015, and at BMS6 in June 2016.

Sheldon resides with his family in Prince George, BC.

Sheldon Clare's Experience:

  • Instructor at College of New Caledonia

    College of New Caledonia. English & History Department Faculty. Full-time Present from January 2001, part-time from 1993. I instruct history courses to university transfer students and English, technical writing, basic word processing, and public speaking to business and technology diploma students.

  • Sport information Officer (Volunteer) at Biathlon Canada - 2015 Canada Winter Games

    Promotes the sport of biathlon and biathletes at the biathlon events in the first week of the 2015 Canada Winter Games.

Sheldon Clare's Education:

  • Norwich University

    Master of Arts , cum laude honours
    Concentration: Military History
    Activities: My capstone thesis paper was selected best in the 2010 class of over 100 students.
  • University of British Columbia.

    Bachelor of Arts degree
    Concentration: International Relations
  • College of New Caledonia

    Associate of Arts Diploma
    Concentration: University Transfer -Arts

Sheldon Clare's Interests & Activities:

2012 Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal – Awarded for community service. 2009 Life Membership for service to Canada’s National Firearms Association. 2008 Don Foster Award for Service to the Alpine Club of Canada. 2001 Royal Canadian Legion 75th Anniversary Medal for service. 1995 Special Service Medal (33200) awarded by Canada for service to NATO. 1992 Royal Canadian Legion Youth Pilgrimage to Europe. British Columbia and Yukon representative and piper. 1986 Royal Canadian Legion Diamond Jubilee Medal for service to the Newgate Legion Branch 282, Vancouver, B.C. 1981 Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award for community service and personal development. PERSONAL INFORMATION, SKILLS and COMMUNITY SERVICE Reading and speaking knowledge of French and some German; Highland bagpipe player with Legion pipe band; Free miner's license; Restricted radio-telephone Maritime/Aeronautical/Land operator certificates; Amateur Basic (Ham) Radio operator license; Conservation & Outdoor Recreation Education (CORE) hunter training Examiner/Instructor; Past President (2 terms), Royal Canadian Legion Branch 43. Executive member 13 years; Chairman, 1999 Legion Pacific Command Provincial Convention Organizing Committee; Past President, Prince George Rod & Gun Club (5 Terms); Past Chair, Prince George Section Alpine Club of Canada (3 terms); President, Canada’s National Firearms Association.

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