HP Sportsman Show scheduled for April 21-22

Paul Loewen with his firearms collection at the High Prairie Gun & Sportsman Show last year.

Mac Olsen

Hunters, recreational shooters and others should mark the weekend of April 21-22 on their calendars, as that is when the High Prairie Gun and Sportsman Show will be held.

“We expect a sold-out show,” says chairperson Darrell Basarab. “There’s a lot of interest again this year, (including) from new exhibitors.”

Vendors will come from across Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan for the event.

The Sports Palace and the Gordon Buchanan Recreation Centre will be filled with sporting goods retailers and recreational vehicle dealers.

For those wishing to do other shopping, the curling rink will feature home-based businesses.

Any business wishing to attend the event should go to www.hpfishandgame.com to obtain the registration package.

The event will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 21, and from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on April 22. Admission is $5 per person each day.

There’s a three-gun raffle for the following firearms:

1. Remington Versa Max 12-gauge shotgun with black synthetic stock.

2. Henry Big Boy All-Weather .44 magnum rifle.

3. Henry Golden Boy .17 HMR lever-action rifle.

There will also be a separate draw for a for a John Deere premium gun safe.

Tickets for both draws are $5 each and can be purchased at the following locations in High Prairie: NAPA Auto Parts, Allan’s Welding, Martin Deerline, Glamour & Gear, POPS Home Hardware and the UFA gas bar. In the Falher area, contact Mac Olsen at (780) 837-4386 for tickets, for both draws.

All draws will be made after 3:30 p.m. on April 22.

A dinner and dance will be held at the Elks Pro Rodeo Hall north of High Prairie in the evening of April 21. Tickets will be available at a later date, and the price is $20 for adults, $10 for children ages 10-14, while children under 10 are free.

Volunteers will be required to help with the event. For more information, please contact Rob Pardell at (780) 523-6527.

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