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

Just Posted

Comox Valley golfers prepare for another 55+ Games

Competition, camaraderie name of the game

Comox Valley firefighters assist with wildfire effort

Four Courtenay firefighters are in Fort St. James helping with the fight… Continue reading

Woman rescued from Stotan Falls calling for safety measures

3L Developments did not comment on immediate plans to add safety precautions

B.C. declares state of emergency as more than 560 wildfires rage

This is only the fourth state of emergency ever issued during a fire season

More than 22,000 blood donors needed

Canadian Blood Services is urging Canadians to help meet patients’ needs this… Continue reading

B.C. wildfires 2018: Hazy skies impacting crews in spotting new fires

18,000 people are on an evacuation alert, with 3,000 homes under an evacuation order

Minister optimistic after 2 days of Columbia River Treaty negotiations

Canadian and U.S. officials met in Nelson Wednesday and Thursday to discuss future of the treaty

Man dies in B.C. police cell while awaiting court hearing

An independent investigation is underway after a man died while in Penticton police custody Aug. 16

RCMP appeal for tips, dashcam footage in German tourist shooting west of Calgary

The Durango crashed into the ditch after the shooting near the Goodstoney Rodeo Centre

2 nurses attacked at B.C. psych hospital, union calls for in-unit security

PHSA says that in-unit guards would do more harm than good

Former B.C. optician won’t be jailed for sexually assaulting minor

Kenneth Pilkington sentenced to 24 months’ probation for offence three decades ago

Red Cross now accepting donations for those impacted by B.C. wildfires

The Canadian Red Cross is asking for help now and in the weeks and months ahead.

B.C. program to educate parents reduces ‘shaken baby syndrome’ by 35%

Period of PURPLE Crying was launched nearly a decade ago

UPDATED: Vancouver Island community under evacuation alert due to wildfire

BC Wildfire Service says steep terrain near Zeballos poses challenge as “out of control” wildfire approaches homes

Most Read