Countdown to Outdoor Recreation Show is on
June is just around the corner and so is the 22nd annual Outdoor Recreation Show.
The two-day event, put on by the Courtenay and District Fish & Game Protective Association, will take place at Comox Lake on June 7 and 8.
The show runs from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday and 9-4 on Sunday.
The fun starts the moment you get out of your car, as you hop onto a hay wagon and ride it from the parking lot to Boomtown, to the Shotgun Facility and the show grounds.
Come hungry, as there’s a traditional pancake breakfast both mornings.
There will be interesting exhibits to see such as the latest ATVs, RVs, water sports equipment, children’s activities, lots of food including a pancake breakfast each morning, a bake, plant and book sale, and archery. Watch retriever dogs show their stuff or visit the 97.3 The Eagle geocaching tent and search for special caches on the property.
Shooting fans will have no lack of entertainment. The shotgun facility will be open, to try trap and skeet; long-lost cowboys can visit Boomtown, the tiny frontier town that takes you back in time to the Wild West or. for a nominal fee, try black powder shooting of muzzleloaders of an era long ago.
There will be live music and good food. Kids can build birdhouses, try pellet shooting, spin casting, archery, have their face painted, etc.
Free hourly prize draws are available as well as raffles, including a trip for two anywhere that WestJet flies.
Admission and parking is free (food bank donations are accepted), but bring some money for food, activity tickets or that special item that some exhibitor has available just for you. Any exhibitors that have not sent in their application form should do so as soon as possible to guarantee space.
Information and applications are available at www.courtenayfishandgame.org, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bring your family and have some fun!