Event promises exciting cowboy action

The SASS Canadian championships are on the Labour Day weekend at the Courtenay and District Fish and Game Protective Association.

THE VALLEY REGULATORS will travel back in time this weekend to the Wild West for the SASS Canadian championships.

You and your family are invited to take in some exciting cowboy action shooting at the 2012 SASS Canadian championships on the Labour Day weekend at the Courtenay and District Fish and Game Protective Association.

One hundred cowgirl and cowboy competitors of all ages will don colourful authentic western apparel and try to shoot their way to a championship title.

Single Action Shooting Society (SASS) members share an interest in preserving the history of the Old West and competitive target shooting.

Every SASS member selects a shooting alias based on a character or profession from the Old West or western films. Another requirement is to adopt a shooting costume and most shooters and their families develop a western wardrobe for day and evening wear. Buckskins, Victorian ball gowns, period military uniforms and gamblers in their finery are all part of the fun.

Blackpowder shooters and smokeless powder shooters alike strap on their six-guns, grab their rifles and shotguns, and head into Boomtown for three days of noise, smoke, fun and excitement.

Courtenay Fish and Game cowboy action shooters known as the Valley Regulators are once again hosting this annual event after a one-year hiatus. Thousands of volunteer hours have gone into the construction of Boomtown.

Their newest buildings include a bank and barbershop, in addition to the mine shaft, saloon, general store, jail, Boot Hill cemetery, fort, and remittance man’s house.

When the smoke and dust settles, we can count on witnessing some great shooting from the competitors from Canada, USA and

Europe. Some of the best shooters in Canada come from our very own Comox Valley.

Admission is free and the public is invited on Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 and 2 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Contact Phil Peterson at 250-334-3479 or keanauto@shaw.ca for more information.

— Valley Regulators

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