Yup. That's why I like Alberta for it's airsoft scene. I'm still a BC boy at heart, but in a small town you'll see fifteen plus people show up for a weekend scrim. Mostly wearing real-steel gear, and running Systema PTWs. God Bless the right wing, elitist, industrial culture! Lol.
Anyways; many centers have extremely large groups that have their own airsoft culture. www.JOCAirsoft.com
Is such a one. Our neighbors in Calgary have grown to the point where they don't "need" other groups "within reason". We still have a large family here in Alberta, but people have stopped traveling for out of province games. Everything you'd need is right here. An abundance of high end gun shops, BBs, fields, and ops. I imagine that Ontario is our counterpart in the East. But in places like BC, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba; airsoft is .....complicated. Lack of people, lack of money, lack of getting along. However; it is still growing everywhere.
We were just at Battlefield 8, and had an attendance of over one hundred and fifty I believe (I could be wrong). It's a six hour domination style scrim on a Saturday evening. There is so much going on around here, that it's hard to justify leaving Alberta for airsoft purposes. Battlefield was a blast again. Thanks to Kimbo and the Black Devils and their sponsors by the way for that one.
We and many others are still making the long pilgrimage to Winnipeg for Operation: Cold Front III. I suggest anyone that can, attend this event. It's usually the best game we see, and a huge blast.