June 4 may have been a typical soggy Saturday in an atypical month, but the rain did not deter people from checking out the West Coast Rangers’ property.
The historical reenactment group participated in the first annual National Range Day, opening up their facility east of Port Alberni to curious onlookers. Rangers set up their 1840s fur trapper camp, and members dressed in authentic clothing from that time period. One club member demonstrated how to make a “campfire cookie,” while another showed how to cast bullets from raw lead.
Various other club members helped members of the public learn about the different black powder firearms used in the mid- to late 1800s, organizer Ryan “Tracker” Wong said.
For more information on the West Coast Rangers, find them online at westcoastrangers.ca.