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2015 Canadian Whoop-Up Knap-inReport Template

Host Barry Rogers

September 4th to 7th

The Knap in was held at the Ft Whoop Up Blackpowder Range SW of Lethbridge Alberta, Canada, in conjunction with their Blackpowder Rendezvous. Unfortunately it rain the first 3 days and was sunny on the last day.

Rain is a rare occurrence for this area and the fact that the heavy rain was forecast reduced local attendance significantly. Fortunately a 20 x 20 tent was rented in anticipation of a hot sun shining and a radiant heater bought that kept every one warm and dry. Even the tenters were happy.

George and Cheryl Bryce and John and Susan Pearson plus 18 Canadian knappers attended, plus interest from 30 blackpowder shooters made the event a success. We invited the Black powder people to our Pot luck and they were very impressed.

Next year we will have combined pot luck. 2, 2 Goat contests were held and an auction in the club house mostly paid for the tent. 6 teepees, 2 whiskey trader tents plus the Blackpowder shooter gave period atmosphere to the event.

My camera gave up and thus I only have photos taken at other times. The site is 80 acres in the river valley with lots of

camping room and alongside the Oldman River. Some participants even found fossils in the river but no ammonites which are mined about 5 miles upstream. We are looking forward to Sunny weather for the 2016 knap in.

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