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Cooks Creek Medieval Festival

Alison Mercer (right) is knocked hard during a pass in a jousting competition by Jordan Heron. Mercer travelled from Calgary and Heron from Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario to joust at the 2012 Medieval Festival at the Immaculate Conception Church and Grotto on Saturday in Cooks Creek. (Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press)
A knight's helmet is secured on his head with help during the 2012 Medieval Festival at the Immaculate Conception Church and Grotto on Saturday in Cooks Creek. Knights were on hand to demonstrate jousting for hundreds of families in attendance. (Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press)
Jordan Heron, from Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, (left) lands a hit against Alison Mercer, of Calgary, during a joust competition at the 2012 Medieval Festival at the Immaculate Conception Church and Grotto on Saturday in Cooks Creek.  (Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press)
Jordan Heron, from Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, passes the crowd during a joust competition at the 2012 Medieval Festival at the Immaculate Conception Church and Grotto on Saturday in Cooks Creek. (Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press)
Alison Mercer (left) is knocked hard during a pass in a jousting competition by Jordan Heron. Mercer travelled from Calgary and Heron from Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario to joust at the 2012 Medieval Festival at the Immaculate Conception Church and Grotto on Saturday in Cooks Creek. (Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press)
Manitoba's own knight Shawn Morrow gallops past the crowd at the 2012 Medieval Festival held at the Immaculate Conception Church and Grotto on Saturday in Cooks Creek. Morrow participated in a short jousting tournament. (Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press)
Attendees are seen following the joust demonstration at the 2012 Medieval Festival at the Immaculate Conception Church and Grotto on Saturday in Cooks Creek. (Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press)
Kennedy Vincent (left) walks with her step-mother Charmagne, dressed in medieval garbs, at the 2012 Medieval Festival at the Immaculate Conception Church and Grotto on Saturday in Cooks Creek.  (Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press)
Dancers perform at the 2012 Medieval Festival at the Immaculate Conception Church and Grotto on Saturday in Cooks Creek. (Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press)
Kiya Taylor, dressed in medieval garbs, cradles a kitten at the 2012 Medieval Festival at the Immaculate Conception Church and Grotto on Saturday in Cooks Creek.  (Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press)
Attendees wait for a performance at the 2012 Medieval Festival at the Immaculate Conception Church and Grotto on Saturday in Cooks Creek.  (Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press)
Barry James (in white) helps Eva Lauder fire an arballest with help from her dad Charles. The giant crossbow is three quarters the size of a small version used in warfare in the 15th century. The 2012 Medieval Festival held at the Immaculate Conception Church and Grotto hosted hundreds of families on Saturday in Cooks Creek. (Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press)
Dancers perform at the 2012 Medieval Festival at the Immaculate Conception Church and Grotto on Saturday in Cooks Creek. (Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press)
Stephen Jowett hammers an iron rod demonstrating blacksmithing at the 2012 Medieval Festival at the Immaculate Conception Church and Grotto on Saturday in Cooks Creek. (Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press)
Alison Mercer (right) is knocked hard during a pass in a jousting competition by Jordan Heron. Mercer travelled from Calgary and Heron from Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario to joust at the 2012 Medieval Festival at the Immaculate Conception Church and Grotto on Saturday in Cooks Creek. - (Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press)
A knight's helmet is secured on his head with help during the 2012 Medieval Festival at the Immaculate Conception Church and Grotto on Saturday in Cooks Creek. Knights were on hand to demonstrate jousting for hundreds of families in attendance. - (Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press)
Jordan Heron, from Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, (left) lands a hit against Alison Mercer, of Calgary, during a joust competition at the 2012 Medieval Festival at the Immaculate Conception Church and Grotto on Saturday in Cooks Creek. - (Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press)
Jordan Heron, from Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, passes the crowd during a joust competition at the 2012 Medieval Festival at the Immaculate Conception Church and Grotto on Saturday in Cooks Creek. - (Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press)
Alison Mercer (left) is knocked hard during a pass in a jousting competition by Jordan Heron. Mercer travelled from Calgary and Heron from Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario to joust at the 2012 Medieval Festival at the Immaculate Conception Church and Grotto on Saturday in Cooks Creek. - (Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press)
Manitoba's own knight Shawn Morrow gallops past the crowd at the 2012 Medieval Festival held at the Immaculate Conception Church and Grotto on Saturday in Cooks Creek. Morrow participated in a short jousting tournament. - (Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press)
Attendees are seen following the joust demonstration at the 2012 Medieval Festival at the Immaculate Conception Church and Grotto on Saturday in Cooks Creek. - (Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press)
Kennedy Vincent (left) walks with her step-mother Charmagne, dressed in medieval garbs, at the 2012 Medieval Festival at the Immaculate Conception Church and Grotto on Saturday in Cooks Creek. - (Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press)
Dancers perform at the 2012 Medieval Festival at the Immaculate Conception Church and Grotto on Saturday in Cooks Creek. - (Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press)
Kiya Taylor, dressed in medieval garbs, cradles a kitten at the 2012 Medieval Festival at the Immaculate Conception Church and Grotto on Saturday in Cooks Creek. - (Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press)
Attendees wait for a performance at the 2012 Medieval Festival at the Immaculate Conception Church and Grotto on Saturday in Cooks Creek. - (Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press)
Barry James (in white) helps Eva Lauder fire an arballest with help from her dad Charles. The giant crossbow is three quarters the size of a small version used in warfare in the 15th century. The 2012 Medieval Festival held at the Immaculate Conception Church and Grotto hosted hundreds of families on Saturday in Cooks Creek. - (Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press)
Dancers perform at the 2012 Medieval Festival at the Immaculate Conception Church and Grotto on Saturday in Cooks Creek. - (Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press)
Stephen Jowett hammers an iron rod demonstrating blacksmithing at the 2012 Medieval Festival at the Immaculate Conception Church and Grotto on Saturday in Cooks Creek. - (Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press)

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