Canada's premier Outdoor Super Show to be held at the International Centre from March 16-20
TORONTO, March 1, 2016 /CNW/ - As you look up ideas for "Things to Do" this March Break, now you can add the 69th Annual Toronto Sportsmen's Show to the list. Returning to its original springtime format, Canada's greatest and most historic outdoor show will be presented from March 16th to 20th at a new location – the International Centre in Mississauga.
"We are very excited and proud to be hosting the Toronto Sportsmen's Show over the March Break," said Peter Lockhart, President of the Canadian National Sportsmen's Shows. "We have always showcased a wide variety of exhibits and attractions celebrating the very best in Canadian outdoor adventure, and with our new timing and location, now even more can share in this experience."
With over 350 exhibits, the Toronto Sportsmen's Show is the largest show of its kind and will feature an array of interactive and educational exhibits – everything from fishing and boating, to hunting, camping and travel.
"We are also pleased to offer free parking and complimentary admission for children aged 12 years and under," Lockhart adds. "In this way, the Toronto Sportsmen's Show presents great and affordable entertainment the entire family can easily access and enjoy."
Just a few of the many exciting attractions that headline this year's show include:
West Coast Lumberjack Show presented by Husqvarna
Prepare to be wowed by the West Coast Lumberjacks, who are back with an even more action-packed show this year that you won't want to miss. Watch as these incredibly talented lumber jacks showcase their amazing bouts of strength and agility with performances featuring axe throwing, block chopping, log rolling, tree climbing, cross-saw racing and much, much more!
The WoofJocks Canine All Stars
Back by popular demand, these pup-sized entertainers will take centre stage once again with their exciting choreographed variety show. Demonstrating performances that highlight impressive canine agility and obedience, The WoofJocks Canine All Stars will jump through hoops (literally) to entertain every audience member.
Meet Captain Dave Carraro from National Geographic Channel's Wicked Tuna!
The Toronto Sportsmen's Show is thrilled to welcome Dave Carraro, Captain of FV-Tuna.com and premier tuna fisherman in Gloucester Massachusetts' Bluefin fleet to this year's show line-up. Also starring in National Geographic's hit reality show Wicked Tuna, Captain Carraro will be making a few appearances (on March 17, 18 and 19) including a special presentation, Q&A and audience meet and greet.
Speaking of Wildlife
Ever wonder what the fox does say? Or, what does a possum ponder? You can ask them yourself at this year's Toronto Sportsmen's Show. Live animal outreach group, Speaking of Wildlife, will be at this year's show to give visitors a chance to get up close and personal with native species of Ontario.
Women of the Outdoors
Interested in hearing the female perspective on wildlife and outdoor adventure? Make sure to check out the Great Outdoors Stage where celebrity outdoors woman and Toronto Sportsmen's Show ambassador, Amanda Lynn Mayhew will be moderating an all-female panel of four hunters and four anglers (with one member just 16 years old!) who will be speaking to how and why they became women of the great outdoors.
Birds of Prey
Get a bird's eye view with the Canadian Peregrine Foundation at this year's Toronto Sportsmen's Show. Visitors will be amazed by some of North America's most magnificent feathered friends. This popular exhibit showcases live Birds of Prey to give visitors a chance to see, touch and learn more about the work that is being done to conserve these endangered species.
Seniors (60+): $13.00
Juniors (ages 13-17): $13.00
Children (12 & under): Free! (when accompanied by an adult)
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-seven years later, CNSS has helped protect Canada's outdoors with grants in excess of $32 million.
Canadian National Sportsmen's Shows (CNSS) is a not for profit corporation and the largest producer of boat, fishing, hunting, sportsmen's, ski and outdoor shows in Canada. Through its family of shows, the corporation raises funds to ensure that generations of young Canadians can benefit from Canada's great outdoors. Since the first show held in 1948, more than $32 million has been contributed towards to these causes.
SOURCE Canadian National Sportsmen's Shows (CNSS)
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