This weekend, the public is invited to try laser rifles at Canadian Tire at an event put on by the Vancouver Island Biathlon Club. This is a toonie fundraiser to repair damage to their world-class facility on Mount Washington which was damaged by heavy snowfall.
“It is a great opportunity to try a new sport for a good cause,” a spokesperson said. “Five minutes is all the time it takes to learn how to shoot this eco-rifle used at the Olympics. It’s fun for all the family and there will be hotdogs and pop for sale sponsored by Thrifty Foods.”
The event will take place outside the main entrance to Canadian Tire, 278 Old Island Hwy, Courtenay on Saturday, July 23 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Sunday, July 24 from 12 noon to 4 p.m.
Biathlon has been an Olympic sport since 1964. Winter biathlon combines shooting and cross-country skiing and is the most popular winter sport in Europe. For more information, check out http://vancouverislandbiathlonclub.wordpress.com.