Aldergrove hosts world’s best fast draw shooters

A section of Aldergrove Athletic Park will be reserved old west shootout this weekend weekend.

The very next competition on the Fast Draw circuit will be Aldergrove’s own World Index Fast Draw Championships this Saturday and Sunday, July 19-20, at Aldergrove Athletic Park.

The competition is put on during Aldergrove Fairdays (visitaldergrovefairdays.com).

This newly named event, now attaining WFDA world status, will feature a new western-style backdrop which was built by the Bomba Boys Scenery and Stag Company, and the event will also feature a Cowboy Church on Sunday morning at 9 a.m.

Another favourite of the event is the annual celebrity fast draw challenge, which is “aimed” if you will, at such local celebrities.

Past events have featured Langley Township Councillor Bev Doman, Langley MLA Mary Polak, and Langley MP Mark Warawa, to name a few.

Actress Robin Reichmann, who took second in the event year, has also been invited back.

Prior to high noon, participants will be given a 15-minute tutorial on fast draw, which is basically a warm-up. Each competitor will have a world class fast draw shooter for support while on the line, as well as making available blank ammo plus the single-action six guns.

Only blank ammunition is used at balloon targets, placed eight feet away from the competitors.

Electronic timers decide the winners.

“Once again, safety and fun will be the key ‘aim’ for all,” WFDA Area 20 vice chairman Den Robinson said.

For more info on the Thunderbirds or the Langley Rod and Gun Club visit thunderbirdfastdraw.com.

The WFDA website is dancolby.com/wfdainfo/.

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