Just as an FYI, there are quite a few PPC clubs north of the 49th, as well.
I consider myself lucky, as I belong to a club that is blessed with some of the best CPCA shooters (of which I am not one!
) in the country (a couple of our club members hold several national records...), and everyone is friendly and more than willing to help a new shooter out with advice and tips on how to improve. Can't say enough good things about the club. Quite a few of our members also travel to other competitions across Canada and into the 'States as well.