TORONTO – March 11, 2011 – The 64th annual Toronto Sportsmen's Show runs next week from March 16-20 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre guaranteeing an unbelievable showcase of the absolute best in everything to do with the great outdoors! The show promises to deliver fun and entertainment for the whole family, with no shortage of exciting exhibits for folks of all ages and interests.
This year's highlights include:
"5 after 5" Promotion
Pay only $5 for admission to the show after 5 p.m.
Outdoor Adventure Zone
From camping to kayaking, canoeing to rock climbing, rafting to mountain biking, the Outdoor Adventure Zone offers something for everyone. Activities include a seminar stage and a marketplace for people looking to live a healthy and active lifestyle. Adults and kids alike can:
Brush up on their climbing skills on the always challenging Adventure Mountain Climbing Wall
Test the waters and their kayaking talents in the Big Water Adventure Watersport Pool
Canadian Armed Forces
“What we wear” demonstration – experience the weight that the average soldier carries each day. Equipment will include plated bulletproof vests, tactical vests, helmets and rucksacks.
“What we eat” display – set up with Individual Meal Packs (IMP’s) to showcase what soldiers eat in the field.
Arctic Tent with Toboggans – a 5-man arctic tent will be set up with sleeping bags, a stove and lantern to showcase how soldiers live during grueling winter operations.
Juno Gym – this miniature obstacle course is built for kids less than five feet tall to promote activity and fun! It's named after "Juno" the polar bear, the official mascot of the Canadian Army. All children who complete Juno’s Jungle Gym will receive a certificate signed by Juno.
Fishing Unlimited is the largest section of the show, catering to fishing enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels. The whole family will enjoy checking out fun features like:
·The Toronto Sun Casting Pond – where $75,000 in cash and prizes will be up for grabs.
The Live Trout Pond – great for young anglers to test their skills and see what they can catch.
ATV Super Showcase and Giveaway of a brand new Arctic Cat 350 4x4 Courtesy of Country Corners Rent Inc
All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) continued to sell at record levels in 2010 with almost 90,000 units sold across Canada. Leading manufacturers will be at the show, offering visitors a one-stop shopping experience with many of the latest 2011 ATV and UTV models. For full giveaway details check out the show’s website at: http://www.torontosportshow.ca/family_campsite_give_away/
Blind Fisherman Lawrence Euteneier: Lawrence is North America's only completely blind fishing tournament professional. Come and meet him and his dog Maestro and discover a man whose passion for fishing has led to amazing innovations in boating. On display will be the world’s first Blind Fishing Boat, developed by Lawrence himself.
All-Star Dog Show
These free daily shows will entertain the whole family and features Purina Pro Plan Dog Stars like the famous McCann Dogs. Featured shows include: Big Air Dog Jump competition and Dogs with Jobs display.
The Ontario OUT OF DOORS Hunting Hall
People passionate about hunting and shooting sports owe themselves a visit to this 50,000 square foot exhibit, filled with manufacturers and retailers devoted to this exhilarating pastime. There's also a Hunting Seminar Stage and Archery Test Drive Centre for visitors to check out.
Birds of Prey
The Canadian Peregrine Foundation is returning to the Toronto Sportsmen's Show with their hugely popular and expansive display of live birds of prey.
Take a Wild Turkey Course
The Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters will be running Wild Turkey hunting courses with the Ministry of Natural Resources offering a test to those who wish to purchase a turkey hunting licence.
Spring Boat Super Show & Sale
One of the country's largest selections of fishing boats and motors, there are sure to be plenty of superb deals to be found here!
Outfitters and Travel Expo
Presented by the Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership, this Expo showcases a massive selection of outdoor vacation destinations and activities from across North America for people and families looking to book a wilderness vacation of a lifetime.
The Toronto Sportsmen’s Show runs from March 16 – 20 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. For complete show information visit: http://www.torontosportshow.ca/
What: The 2011 Toronto Sportsmen’s Show
When: Wednesday, March 16, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Thursday, March 17, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday, March 18, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 19, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday, March 20, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre
255 Front Street West, Toronto
Cost: Adults $19.00
Juniors $13.00 (Ages 10 to 15)
Children FREE when accompanied by an adult (under six years)
Family Pass: $45.00 (two adults and two juniors)
As a non-profit corporation, Canadian National Sportsmen's Shows is committed to conserving Canada's outdoors and instilling Canadian youth with an appreciation for nature and outdoor activity. CNSS uses the proceeds from these shows to support and promote outdoor campaigns and programs in Canada. Since the first show in 1948, more than $31 million has been donated. Some of the programs that have been supported include the Ringwood Fish Culture Station, Association de Conservation de la Vallee du Gouffre, Camp Winston, Kid's Fishing Days, Credit Valley Conservation Foundation, the Pacific Salmon Foundation, the Ontario Snow Resorts Association, Friends of Toronto Parks & Trees, the Credit River Anglers' Association, Parkview Hatchery, Project C.A.N.O.E., amongst others.
For more information:
Mitchell Ostapchuk, Show Manager
For media registration and show updates:
Jessica Patriquin, PUNCH Canada
T: 416.360.6522 x.245