North of the Border

2019 SASS Canadian National

Wild Bunch Championships

NORTH OF THE BORDER

As if hard-working Cowboys and Cowgirls don't have enough to contend with, news has reached us that the Valley Regulators, who are holed-up in Boomtown, have cooked up a scheme to entice folks to come to Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

 They will  be hosting the 2019 SASS Canadian Wild Bunch Championships on August 28 and 29, 2019.

 It seems likely that folks who are partial to shootin' those new-fangled .45 calibre,  Automatic Colt Pistols, Winchester's fancy-dan pump-action shotguns and their favorite lever guns will be gatherin' in that part of the country gettin' up to their usual capers.

Select from the menu above for a fuller accounting of the various and sundry entertainments planned.

THE GREAT NORTHERN WAGON TRAIN

 Dispatches have arrived at this newspaper describing endeavours to organize a party of like-minded travellers to attempt a traverse of the Saskatchewan Prairies, the Alberta Foothills, the Rocky Mountains and the Strait of Georgia.

     Wagoneers will muster in the town of  Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Two weekends are planned to allow the peripatetic perambulators to hone their skills with firearms, first at the Last Gasp" match,   August 3-4, 2019 then at the SASS Western Canadian Regional Championships, August 7-10, 2019.

   After resting and provisioning, the wagon train will set out for Granum, Alberta where Show Down on the Old MacLeod Trail" will be held at Willow Lane Ranch, August 16-18, 2019.

   Members of the expedition would be well advised to make sure they are well found in powder, lead and victuals if they are to attempt the passes of the Rocky Mountains.

   Once they have gained the upper reaches of the Fraser River they can follow its course to tide-water at Vancouver. From there they can take passage, via ferry, across the Strait of Georgia to the capital city of Victoria. The Victoria Frontier Shootists will be hosting the wayfarers at their 27th annual HEADQUARTERS" match at the Malahat Range, August 23-26, 2019.

   The final leg of the journey will find the peregrinators at the Courtenay Fish & Game Boomtown range for North of the Border" and “Bustup at Boomtown". These two SASS National Championships will mark the culmination of an epic trek. We wish them well.

Those contemplating joining this adventure should turn to the Great Northern Wagon Train page for a list of useful contacts and such cartographical information as is available.

HEADQUARTERS

The talk-of-the-town is that the Victoria Frontier Shootists are going to be hosting their 27th annual HEADQUARTERS match from August 23 to 26, 2019.

This is the match that brought Cowboy Action Shooting to Canada way back in '91.

This also means there will be three major two-day matches back-to-back-to-back on the Island.

We're advised that travelers to those parts should be well-armed, carry plenty of ammo and pay particular attention to their haberdashery and any of the local sartorial customs.

Go to the HEADQUARTERS page for a  complete compendium of these matters.

BUSTUP AT BOOMTOWN

Reports are coming in from all points of the compass that the Valley Regulators are as busy as bees working on plans for a big whoop-dee-do next Labour Day weekend.

It appears that the 2019 SASS Canadian National Championships will ALSO be held at Boomtown, Vancouver Island, British Columbia from August 30 to September 2, 2019. There will be plenty of rootin' tootin' six-gun shootin'  Cowboy Action, along with some truly great grub, and a lot of opportunities for Cowboys and Cowgirls from all over to get together with their buddies.

These denizens of the Owl Hoot Trail have a well-earned reputation for deviltry, shenanigans, scally-waggin' and all kinds of tom-foolery.

Decent i-dottin' and t-crossin' milquetoasts, nannies, ninnies and nincompoops would be well advised to steer clear of those parts.

Those of you who are made of sterner stuff might want to check out the finer details of these up-coming events.

Turn to the Bustup at Boomtown page if you require more details.

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THE GUNS OF AUGUST - 2019

 

THE VALLEY REGULATORS of Courtenay, British Columbia will be hosting the 2019 SASS Canadian National Championships and the 2019 SASS Canadian Wild Bunch Championships,  August 27 - Sept 2, 2019. Theses matches will be held at their Boomtown range, one of the finest, most complete, Cowboy Action Shooting ranges anywhere.

Events will include a Tex-Mex potluck, Ladies Victorian Tea, Cowboy Clays, Wild Bunch and CAS Speed & Accuracy Side Matches, Warm-up Match, Friday Steak Night, Costume Promenade and Judging and Awards Banquets on Saturday and Sunday Nights.

Once again, catering will be provided by the Pickled Carrot Catering Company. These folks catered the 2016 SASS Canadian Nationals and the general consensus was they served up the best danged home-cookin' style vittles we'd ever eaten.

 

THE VICTORIA FRONTIER SHOOTISTS will be hosting their 28th annual HEADQUARTERS match, August 23-25, 2019. The match will be held at the VFGPA Malahat Range. The Victoria Frontier Shootists brought Cowboy Action Shooting to Canada in 1991 and their HEADQUARTERS match is the oldest CAS match north to the 49th parallel.

 

THE PORCUPINE HILLS GHOST RIDERS will be hosting their “Show Down on the Old MacLeod",  August 16-18, 2019. The match will be held at Willow Lane Ranch, five miles east of Granum, Alberta. Southwest Trapper and Alberta Annie, your hosts, are the real article. They've been ranching in the Southern Alberta Foothills for many years and know how to put on a country-style spread with lots of country-style hospitality.

 

THE SASKATCHEWAN ASSOCIATION of WILD WEST SHOOTERS will be hosting the 2019 SASS Western Canadian Regional Championships, August 7-10, 2019 and their annual “Last Gasp" match ~ August 3-4, 2019. These matches will be held at the Saskatoon Muzzle Loaders range 9 miles west of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

 

 

 

~ FOUR CLUBS ~

~ FIVE WEEKENDS ~

~ SIX TWO-DAY MATCHES ~

 

Contact &

Registration Information

 

The Valley Regulators 2019 SASS Canadian Wild Bunch Championships - August 27-28, 2019

 

The Valley Regulators 2019 SASS Canadian National Championships - August 29 - Sept 2, 2019

 

Victoria Frontier Shootist "HEADQUARTERS" - August 23-25

 

Porcupine Hills Ghost Riders "Show Down on the Old MacLeod Trail" - August 16-18, 2019

  • For Registration Information email Alberta Annie at kranches56@gmail.com
  • To download a .pdf Registration form click here

 

SAWWS "Last Gasp" match - August 3-4, 2019

  • For Registration Information email Grannie One Shot at grandmother4@sasktel.net
  • To download a .pdf Registration form click here

 

SAWWS 2019 SASS Western Canadian Regional Championships - August 7-10, 2019

  • For Registration Information email Grannie One Shot at grandmother4@sasktel.net
  • To download a .pdf Registration form click here