Neepawa Gun Show right on target




One of the most unique items for sale was this 1958 trap 12 guage gun with an estimated retail price of over $16,000.


By Eoin Devereux

Neepawa Banner & Press

The 2018 edition of the Neepawa Wildlife Association’s (NWA) Gun and Collectibles Show has received generally positive reviews.

The event was held on Saturday, May 5 at the Yellowhead Arena and featured 35 exhibitors. As for the overall attendance, early estimates had the attendance numbers on pace to be higher than the 2017 results.

Along with featuring a wide range of rifles, air pistols and knives, the Gun Show also offered a variety of fishing and camping equipment. Coordinator Harris Lowe said that the vast array of products offered by vendors has made the event very popular.

“We’re pleased with the numbers that came through the door. Right from the start of the day [at 9:00 a.m.], it seems to have been consistently busy. That’s what we like to see and, obviously what the vendors like to see as well,” said Lowe. “Our region has a long history of people who enjoy hunting and fishing and that translates to a lot of interest in an event like this. I want this to be a little bit of everything, not just something for gun guys. You know you can bring the whole family down and there is a little bit of something for everyone.”

With the 2018 show now in the books, Lowe thanked many local businesses and individuals for their support for both the show. As for the proceeds from the event, they will go towards the Neepawa Junior Rifle Club.