COMELY COWGIRLS AND cocky cowboys will fire away this weekend during Showdown in the Valley 2013 at the Courtenay and District Fish and Game Protective Association headquarters.

Championships at Boomtown this weekend

Island Cowboy Action Championships take place on the main street of Boomtown, Aug. 3 and 4 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Showdown in the Valley 2013 – Island Cowboy Action Championships take place on the main street of Boomtown.

It happens Aug. 3 and 4 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Courtenay and District Fish and Game Protective Association headquarters at Comox Lake. Cocky cowboys and comely, yet deadeye, cowgirls will shoot through town with their six-guns, rifles and shotguns.

There is no admission charge and hearing protection will be provided. It is not recommended to bring your pooches as the shooting noise will scare them; plus they have no ear protection and we also would not want them dehydrating in vehicles during this hot summer.

The competition is held at several shooting “stages” spread along the main street re-enacting the ways of the Wild West!

The exciting sport of cowboy action shooting is enjoyed by youngsters right on up to seniors. Families can take part in the activities and all wear costumes of the era.

There are several categories to win such as First 49er, First Buckaroo, First Duelist, First Elder Statesmen and First Ladies Wrangler.

Anyone interested in learning more about cowboy shooting action or the story of Boomtown is welcome to contact Phil Peterson (AKA High Country Amigo) at 250-334-3479 or e-mail the-office@courtenayfishandgame.org.

— Courtenay and District Fish and Game Protective Association

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