Thursday, March 5, 2009


Fishing, Boating, Animals and Conservation All Under One Roof

TORONTO – February 26, 2009 – This March Break learn a valuable lesson about the outdoors without stepping a foot outside in the cold or inside the classroom. The Toronto Sportsmen’s Show (TSS), taking place from March18-22 at the Direct Energy Centre, is the place to stay warm and learn all about the Great Outdoors.

A is for Academy:

More than 10,000 children have participated in The Yamaha Riding Academy for Kids learning about safety on child appropriate off road vehicles. The Academy teaches introductory basics such as braking, balance and throttle control for kids aged 6 – 12. The Yamaha TT-R minibikes allow technique to be mastered at slow speeds to promote riding safety and having fun. All safety equipment is supplied for the kids.

B is for Big Water Adventure:

Kayaking, canoeing and rafting are front and centre at the show. Learn about basic paddling and river skills from the experts while discovering more about

Canada’s rivers and whitewater adventures and how to participate in these exciting recreational activities. While there, let the kids experience a raft ride at the Big Water Adventure Watersport Pool with its fun kayak launch and informative seminar stage.

C is for Conservation:

The Ministry of Natural Resources will feature educational displays highlighting Youth Programs, Forest Health & Ecosystems and Ontario Parks amongst others. Committed to protecting and managing the province's natural resources and making them available for future generations, representatives from the government branches are on hand to answer questions.

D is for Dogs:

The TSS continues to entertain dog lovers this year with an all star ensemble.

Visit the Breed Hall to learn more about the many purebred dogs available and everything you need to know about their care, control and responsible ownership.

Enjoy the popular Purina Pro Plan All Star Dog Show featuring the famous McCann dogs and their agility trials while Dogs with Jobs showcase their canine prowess as they take down criminals and simulate Search and Rescue missions.

Audiences will marvel at the gravity defying Big Air Dog Show and at the Gold Whistle Retriever Trials where championship dogs compete in the ultimate test of dog and handler.

E is for Education:

For the first time ever, experience the helicopters used by the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) to detect, monitor and fight forest fires. Come by the MNR Aviation and Forest Fire Management Display to speak to staff about Restricted Fire Zones and other measures used to protect human life.

Also learn what you can do to safeguard your property from the risk of wildfire.

F is for Fishing:

Enjoy casting a line at the crowd favourite Focus on Fly Fishing educational area where you can try your hand at fly casting and test drive a selection of rods and reels. Catch Canada's top experts as they discuss the skill and craftsmanship that goes into the sport.

Get tips from the experts at the Fish TV Pro Fishing Seminars and for the young anglers, there are fish to be caught at the Live Trout Pond.

G is for The Great Outdoors Seminar Stage:

The Great Outdoors Seminar Stage plays host to celebrities from the fishing,outdoors and recreational industries as they educate and entertain while highlighting the wilderness activities and amenities that make spending time in the Great Outdoors accessible for all.

H is for Head to the Toronto Sportsmen’s Show:

No other Canadian event offers the unmatched information and entertainment available at the Toronto Sportsmen’s Show. More than 450 exhibitors will showcase the Great Outdoors and anything you may need for hiking, camping, fishing and boating including the latest in boats, tents and backpacks, ATVs and motorcycles, and canoes and kayaks.

The Toronto Sportsmen’s Show runs from March 18 – 22 at the Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place.

For complete show information visit:

What: The Toronto Sportsmen’s Show

When: Wednesday, March 18, 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 19, 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Friday, March 20, 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 21, 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, March 22, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Where: Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place

Details: Adults: $17.00

Juniors: $10.00 (ages 6-15)

Seniors: $10.00 (age 60+)

Children: Free when accompanied by an adult (under six years)

Family pass: $40.00 (two adults & two juniors)

For more information:

Harley Austin, Show Manager

Tel: 905-361-5233

Toll free: 888.695.2677


For media registration and to receive show updates please contact:

Olga Petrycki

PUNCH Canada Inc.

T: 416.360.6522 x.226


About CNSS

CNSS is a non-profit corporation and the largest producer of boat, fishing,sportsmen’s, ski, outdoor and motorcycle shows in Canada. Through its family of shows, the corporation raises funds to ensure generations of young Canadians can benefit from Canada’s outdoors. Since the first show in 1948, more than $30 million has been committed to these causes.



Complimentary Show passes are available for on-air and print promotions.

Contact Danna Barak at 416.360.6522 x.226 or to arrange for your supply.

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