The 15th annual High Prairie Gun and Sportsman Show is set for the weekend of April 16-17 and planning is well under way.
The Sports Palace, Gordon Buchanan Recreation Centre and the curling rink will be filled to capacity with merchants.
“All the arenas will be full with lots of new exhibitors,” chairperson Darrell Basarab.
Firearms and sporting goods dealers are expected to come from across western Canada for the event. The curling rink will feature home-based businesses.
There will be 50/50 draws both days and as in previous years, there will be a three-gun raffle. First prize is a Beretta A391 XTREMA Camo 12-gauge shotgun, second prize is a Remington 700 SPS Wood Tech 7mm Magnum with a Zeiss 4-12 power scope and third prize is a Henry Golden Boy .22 LR lever action rifle.
There is also a separate raffle for two bows. The first prize is a Hoyt Charger ZRX 70# bow with case (adult), second prize is a Hoyt Ignite Red 15-70# bow with case (youth), and third prize is an archery range finder.
Tickets for both raffles are $5 each and can be purchased from members of the High Prairie Fish and Game Association.
There will also be a raffle for a black powder cannon and details will be available later.
All the draws will be made after the show closes on April 17, but you don’t have to be present to win.
Entry to the event is $5 for adults, while children 12 and under get in for free. The event will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 16 and from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on April 17.
A dinner and dance will be held at the Elks Pro Rodeo Grounds north of High Prairie in the evening of April 16.
Tickets will be available from members of the Fish and Game Association and the price is $25 for adults, $15 for youth ages 10-14 and children nine and under get in for free.
The Royal Canadian Air Cadets Squadron No. 539 of High Prairie will perform a drill during the evening and the featured entertainment will be a local band, ‘Backwater Breakdown’.
Volunteers are required to help with the event. For more information, please contact Terry Rosser at (780) 523-0446.