Showdown looming this weekend at Boomtown in the Comox Valley

Showdown in the Valley happens this weekend on the street of Boomtown at the Courtenay and District Fish and Game Protective Association.

COWBOY ACTION SHOOTERS will shoot up Boomtown this weekend during Showdown in the Valley at Comox Lake.

COWBOY ACTION SHOOTERS will shoot up Boomtown this weekend during Showdown in the Valley at Comox Lake.

Showdown in the Valley happens this weekend on the street of Boomtown at the Courtenay and District Fish and Game Protective Association.

Cowboys and cowgirls will shoot up the town Saturday and Sunday with their six-guns, rifles and shotguns at the Island championships, also known as Showdown in the Valley.

The competition is held at several shooting “stages” spread along the main street re-enacting the ways of the Wild West. All competitors wear costumes of the era in the sport.

This can be a fun family sport and the Valley Regulators (Courtenay’s cowboy action shooters) have several family members involved. They have monikers such as Whistlin Will, Señorita Itchy Finger, and High Country, to name a few.

Anyone interested in learning more about cowboy shooting action or the story of Boomtown is welcome to attend this event that starts at 9 a.m. each day or contact Phil Peterson (aka High Country  at 250-334-3479 or keanautho@shaw.ca.

— Courtenay and District Fish and Game Protective Association