The 67th Annual Toronto Sportsmen's Show is just one month away
TORONTO, Jan. 6, 2014 /CNW/ - The wait is almost over with only 30 days
left until the Toronto Sportsmen's Show returns to the Direct Energy
Centre from February 6th to 9th. This year's show is set to be the best yet, featuring hundreds of
exhibitors and exciting activities that will entertain, inspire, and
deliver the ultimate outdoor experience for enthusiasts of every age.
"After close to seven decades the Toronto Sportsmen's Show continues to
bring everything outdoors under one roof," said Jennifer Allaby, Show
Manager. "From hunting, fishing, boating and outdoor adventure, to dog
shows, paddling demos, seminars and even chainsaw carving, this show
will offer a variety of attractions the entire family will love - there
is definitely something for everyone."
The largest event of its kind in Canada, the Toronto Sportsmen's Show
will feature more than 400 exciting exhibits, showcasing the very best
in fishing, hunting, boating, outdoor adventure, and travel. In
addition to the hundreds of exhibits, visitors can expect to be
educated and entertained by the fantastic features at this year's show:
Bobbi Switzer Chainsaw Carver presented by Husqvarna
The Toronto Sportsmen's Show is pleased to welcome back renowned
chainsaw artist Bobbi Switzer to wow audiences once again with her
incredibly unique talent - using electric chainsaws provided by
Husqvarna to carve and create beautifully crafted pieces of art.
The Marvelous Mutts - A Canine Spectacular
Joining the Toronto Sportsmen's Show for the first time, dog sport
entertainers The Marvelous Mutts will thrill audiences with a group of
talented rescue dogs which are known as some of the finest canine
Birds of Prey
Back by popular demand, the Canadian Peregrine Foundation will be
returning to the Toronto Sportsmen's Show featuring their extensive
display of live Birds of Prey. This is your chance to get up close and
personal with some of North America's most magnificent and endangered
birds with this hugely popular exhibit.
Fish TV Zone
A visit to the Fish TV Zone is a must for anglers and kids alike. Leo
Stakos and Ron James will be on hand throughout the show to meet their
fans. Kids can catch their first fish in the always popular trout ponds
and anglers will learn new tips and tricks from the impressive line-up
of pro staffers on the Fish TV Stage. Plus, don't forget the high
energy shows all weekend long by the Toronto Raptor Girls!
The Beasley Brothers from Canada in the Rough
The Beasley Brothers are true Canadian boys who love to be in the woods.
These three brothers have been chasing whitetail bucks since they were
old enough to hunt. Always entertaining and always eager to interact
with their fans, the Beasley Brothers will be appearing on the Hunting
Hall Stage on Friday, February 7 at 1p.m. and Saturday, February 8 at
Targeting the Huntress
Back by popular demand is this all-female panel of hunters who will
share their experiences and showcase the growing popularity of hunting
among women. Moderated by Toronto Sportsmen's Show Ambassador and
celebrity pro hunter, Amanda Lynn Mayhew, this is a session you won't
want to miss. Check it out on Saturday, February 8 at 2p.m. on the
Hunting Hall Stage.
Toronto Maple Leafs Hockey Legend, Bobby Baun
The Toronto Sportsmen's Show is pleased to announce that four-time
Stanley Cup Champion and Toronto Maple Leafs hockey legend, Bobby Baun
will be in attendance at this year's show. Bobby is fondly remembered
by Leaf fans for his performance in game six of the 1963-64 NHL Stanley
Cup finals when after breaking his leg earlier in the game, he returned
in overtime and scored the game-winning goal. To commemorate the 50th
anniversary of this historic achievement, the Toronto Sportsmen's Show
is hosting a special booth for Bobby where fans can meet and get his
autograph each day of the show from 2p.m. to 4p.m.
Outdoor Adventure Zone, featuring the Hamilton Halton Brant Tourism
From camping and kayaking to canoeing and rafting and, the Outdoor
Adventure Zone delivers not only the gear, but also the adrenaline rush
needed to satisfy today's active outdoor enthusiasts and thrill
seekers. New for 2014 is the Hamilton Halton Brant Tourism Adventure
Pool where visitors can learn to paddle or perfect their technique.
For complete show information visit: http://www.torontosportshow.ca
Seniors (60+): $13.00
Juniors (age 6-15): $13.00
Children: Free when accompanied by an adult (under six years)
Family pass: $45.00 (two adults & two juniors)
*FREE parking is available after 4p.m. on Thursday, February 6 and
Friday, February 7.
About Toronto Sportsmen's Show
The Toronto Sportsmen's Show, part of the Canadian National Sportsmen's
Shows (CNSS), first took place in Toronto in 1948 under the leadership
of world famous outdoorsman, author and dedicated conservationist,
Frank Kortright, who devoted his life to protecting Canada's
wilderness. Sixty five years later, CNSS has helped protect Canada's
outdoors with grants in excess of $32 million. Community programs
launched by CNSS include "Kids Fishing Day," which allocates more than
6,500 fishing kits to kids each year.
As a not for 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 $32 million
has been donated.
SOURCE: Toronto Sportsmen's Show
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