Green light for Surrey’s first-ever rod and gun show

CLOVERDALE — The B.C. Rod and Gun Show is a go.

Surrey council approved the trade show at the last council meeting, giving organizers the green light to fully begin the prep work for what’s being billed as "Surrey’s Biggest Outdoor Show."

Kent Archibald, owner of the Firearms Training Centre in Cloverdale and one of the event’s organizers, is excited to move forward with the event, which will be held next spring.

"We are well underway," he said, noting it would be the first trade show of its kind for Surrey. "Nobody’s ever done this before in the city so we’re hoping for a full house."

The event will feature numerous vendors selling firearms, hunting supplies and anything else related to outdoor activities. "It’s going to be kind of a swap meet for new and used stuff," said Archibald. "It’s not a gun show, per se, but there will be used firearms for sale. There will be Canada firearms officers there to be doing any necessary transfers."

Archibald said while most outdoor shows focus specifically on guns, they’re hoping to have more variety on offer for local outdoors people.

"So that includes boats, campers, quads tents firearms and fishing gear," he said. "If it’s to do with outdoor activities, we’ll have it there."

On top of the vendors, there will be demonstrations set up for people to learn about first aid (both human and canine), firearms safety and fast-draw shooting.

The B.C. Rod and Gun Show will take place at the Cloverdale Fairgrounds April 17 to 19, 2015. For more information, go to Bcrodandgunshow.com.

cpoon@thenownewspaper.com

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