The Countdown is on to Canada's Biggest and Best Outdoors Show

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 athletes world-wide.

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 11a.m.

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 Adventure Pool
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.

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Admission details:      

Adults: $19.00
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.

About CNSS

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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For more information please contact:
Jennifer Allaby, Show Manager/T: 905.361.5248/E:

For media registration, interview requests and to receive show updates please contact:
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