Paintballers re-enact the storming of Juno Beach
The muddy banks of the coulees just outside of Moose Jaw served as a battlefield for hundreds of paint-ballers at the Juno Beach re-enactment at Prairie Storm Paintball.
“We do this re-enactment to honour the troops who fought and died in World War II taking the beaches of Normandy,” said Prairie Storm owner Stephen Dombowsky.
This is the seventh year the re-enactment has been held. While Dombowsky doesn’t know for sure how many people came out he says they usually have around 300 people take part.
Over the years the re-enactment has developed a strong relationship with the area’s armed forces branches.
“We have a quite a few people who are active duty and retired service who join us for this game. They have a great time. They really appreciate what we do,” said Dombowsky.
He added that in past years Royal Canadian Legion representatives have attended the event.
“They just think it’s really cool that we would honour them with this type of game.”
The re-enactment takes place every year during the Labour Day weekend.
Prairie Storm Paintball is located about 10 kilometres east of Moose Jaw on Highway 1.