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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Attendees are seen following the joust demonstration at the 2012 Medieval Festival at the Immaculate Conception Church and Grotto on Saturday in Cooks Creek.
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.
Dancers perform at the 2012 Medieval Festival at the Immaculate Conception Church and Grotto on Saturday in Cooks Creek.
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.
Attendees wait for a performance at the 2012 Medieval Festival at the Immaculate Conception Church and Grotto on Saturday in Cooks Creek.
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.
Dancers perform at the 2012 Medieval Festival at the Immaculate Conception Church and Grotto on Saturday in Cooks Creek.
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.
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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