Here’s photos from the opening of the Coe Hill Wild West Weekend at the fairgrounds

Learning the ropes at the Coe Hill Wild West Weekend Aug. 1, 2009.

Learning the ropes at the Coe Hill Wild West Weekend Aug. 1, 2009.

COE HILL – Even the bad guys get applause in Coe Hill.

During the opening of the first Coe Hill Wild West weekend, a mock bank robbery went awry.

One of the robbers fell off his horse.  After getting checked over by medics, he stood up with an embarassed smile on his face, as the crowd in the grandstand clapped.

The two day event started under sunny skies at the Coe Hill fairgrounds on old Highway 620.  It continues Sunday.

Admission is $10 per person per day, with children 12 and younger admitted free. Weekend pass costs $18 per person.

For information call 613-337-8893 or 1-800-721-3109.

Or click here for information on www.coehillwildwestweekend.ca

5 comments for “Here’s photos from the opening of the Coe Hill Wild West Weekend at the fairgrounds

  1. August 2, 2009 at 12:37 pm

    Wonderful photos!

    Any photos of the arm wrestling or barrel racing!? Some of those riders were absolutely incredible!

  2. August 5, 2009 at 8:26 pm

    Here are a few words I would like to share about the Wild West Weekend. It is so nice to see a small number of people get together with an idea and run with it. They had an idea to help our community here in Coe Hill by bringing people to spend money, imagine here to spend money in Coe Hill! From what I have heard the business owners in Coe Hill were quite busy this past weekend. Our businesses o employ people in this Hamlet of Coe Hill so, hopefully this Wild West Weekend continues next year.

    This Weekend in my view was not only entertaining, it brought our community a little closer to each other. I got to meet neighbors I have never met before.

    I had a booth at the Wild West Weekend to try and promote myself and my Company. I was located at the Land Office, a building created along with others to look like an old western town by the organizers of the Weekend.. The booth allowed me to introduce myself and I believe that it worked by the comments of the people that came and chatted and would like to thank you for stopping by. Where I was located I had a good view and was able to watch these organizers/volunteers in action. Running to and fro to make it work. The only thing that was lacking at this weekend was the lack of volunteers. I never heard anyone of them complain that they had too much work. I for one will make sure I will be there to help in any way I can next year. An endeavor this big cannot continue to run year after year without more volunteers from the Townspeople of Coe Hill the people that ran this one will be burnt out if they only rely on themselves. Can you give a few hours next year?

    Way to go to the volunteers/ organizers of the first annual Wild West Weekend

    John Travis
    Salesperson for
    Remax Country Classics
    Coe Hill.

  3. August 6, 2009 at 1:19 am

    I agree with you John, it was a great weekend.
    Verna Brundage, Jeff, Jasmine, Justin and myself were there also on behalf of the “Mystery Camp.” selling snow cones and cotton candy to the guests that came out to be entertained and take in the show!
    It is so true… there is a lack of volunteers, there is so much talent and knowledge that lingers amongst the community. Lets get involved to help it grow toward success~!
    Coe Hill “The Heart of North Hastings”

  4. Jeannie Crowe
    August 8, 2009 at 11:36 am

    Fantastic weekend.I am not from Coe Hill..But, you never know, I may want to move there. I could not get over the tremendious effort put forth by the committee organizers and volunteers for such an outstanding event. The hamlet of Coe HIll came together as it should to support such an event. As a vender it was a wonderful time to meet so many interesting people. The children were adorable, most in western outfit, hats and boots. I did manage to see some of the “bank robbery” and the “jail break”..”wonderfull, wonderfull, wonderfull.
    To all the committee members..I know you “must” be exhausted..such an undertaking. A JOB WELL DONE!!!
    Relax now, and know that you have created so many wonderfull memories for those that came and enjoyed 🙂
    Jeannie Crowe..Apsley
    aka MIss Kitty

  5. Geraldine Woodbeck
    August 10, 2009 at 1:36 pm

    The Wild West weekend was something else. Everyone worked so hard to put this weekend together. It brought visitors into Coe Hill. The grounds looked so nice , the horse show was outstanding, the reinactment was great.The dinner was just lovely. Keep up the good work. Hope it will happen again next year. Coe Hill is a great place to live.

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