One Month Out until Canada's Outdoor Super Show Returns to the Direct Energy Centre
TORONTO, Jan. 5, 2015 /CNW/ - Time to polish up your fishing reels, make room in your tackle box and double check your camping gear – the 68th Annual Toronto Sportsmen's Show is just around the corner, reminding us that springtime will be here before we know it. Running from February 5th to 8th, this year's show returns to the Direct Energy Centre and is set to be the most exciting one yet.
"The Toronto Sportsmen's Show is the largest show of its kind in Canada, bringing together the very best in outdoor adventure," said Jennifer Allaby, Show Manager. "This year we're pleased to offer an array of new attractions that will delight and entertain everyone from adventure-seekers to animal lovers and even lumberjacks-in-training."
With over 300 exciting exhibitors and activities, the Toronto Sportsmen's Show showcases the very best in fishing, hunting, boating, outdoor adventure and travel and has done so since its inception in 1948. Some of the features that visitors can expect at this year's show include:
Axe Throwing and Chainsaw Carving presented by Husqvarna
The Toronto Sportsmen's Show is pleased to welcome the West Coast Lumberjacks who will amaze audiences with their unbelievable axe throwing skills. Lucky visitors will even be able to try their hand at this increasingly popular and dexterous sport! Visitors can also watch art come to life as world class carver Mike Winia uses only his imagination and chainsaws to turn plain wooden logs into incredible masterpieces.
The WoofJocks Canine All Stars
Joining the Toronto Sportsmen's Show for the first time, the WoofJocks Canine All Stars are a talented troupe of pup-sized entertainers who can do more than just fetch. The WoofJocks will amaze audiences with their choreographed shows filled with tricks demonstrating canine agility and obedience.
Speaking of Wildlife
Have you ever wanted to take a selfie with a skunk? Pose with a porcupine? Here's your chance – live animal outreach group, Speaking of Wildlife, will be at the 2015 Toronto Sportsmen's Show. Delivering hands-on wildlife education since 1989, Speaking of Wildlife will give visitors a chance to get up close and personal with native species of Ontario.
Outdoor Adventure Zone, featuring the Hamilton Halton Brant Tourism Adventure Pool
Paddle your kayak, canoe or raft over to the Hamilton Halton Brant Tourism Adventure Pool to discover how the ultimate Canadian adventure can be had right in your own backyard. Learn how to keep your kayak afloat and ways not to tip your canoe so you can start to pack your bags and explore the extensive network of trails, waterfalls, and shimmering shorelines that make up the truly Canadian landscape of the Hamilton Halton Brant region.
The Beasley Brothers from Canada in the Rough
Getting the Beasley Brothers out of the woods isn't an easy feat – it took some arm twisting but the three brothers are back at the 2015 Toronto Sportsmen's Show to entertain and interact with their fans. Come hear what these three turkey-chasers have to say about their experience hunting some of North America's wariest game animals at the Hunting Hall Stage on Friday, February 6 at 1 p.m. and Saturday, February 7 at 11 a.m.
Canadian Canoe Museum
Row, row, row your canoe at this fun and entertaining exhibit! A new feature at this year's show, The Canadian Canoe Museum will host interactive demonstrations in paddle carving, snowshoe weaving and cedar-canvas canoe making, and is sure to be a delight for the entire family.
Fish TV Zone
Get ready to cast your line and hook a big one at the Fish TV Zone – expert fishermen and hosts of Fish TV, Leo Stakos and Ron James, will be on hand throughout the show to meet their fans and show them a thing or two about landing their dream fish. Anglers alike can learn new tips and tricks from the impressive line-up of pro staffers on the Fish TV Stage while amateur anglers can catch their first fish in the popular trout pond.
Birds of Prey
The Canadian Peregrine Foundation is returning to the Toronto Sportsmen's Show this year to educate visitors on 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 (age 6-15): $13.00
Children: Free when accompanied by an adult (under six years)
Family pass: $45.00 (two adults & two juniors)
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.
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
For further information: Jennifer Allaby, Show Manager, T: 905.361.5248, E: [email protected]; For media registration, interview requests and to receive show updates please contact: Candace Beres, Environics Communications, 416-969-2705, [email protected]