17 is not the end of the world. Lots of places to get connected, get involved with other players, learn the ropes. Some groups will have loaner guns for those that they get to know, during organized games.
You can get in touch with : http://www.6cbg.org
for some intense Milsim. The MAA : http://mb-airsoft.com
for all sorts of things, semi milsim to quick scrims. Cuddy's commandos : http://cuddyscommandos.com/
for under 18 players.
Other teams and groups can be checked out at Trappers place noob day on the 12th: http://www.airsoftcanada.com/showthr...light=noob+day
Also check out the MAA open house, this Saturday : http://www.airsoftcanada.com/showthr...maa+open+house