Saturday, February 08, 2014

Family Fun at the Toronto Sportsmen's Show

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Are you looking for some family fun in Toronto this weekend? Why not check out the Toronto Sportsmen's Show? It's running through tomorrow (Feb 9) at 6pm at the Direct Energy Centre and has lots to offer for grown-ups and families alike. We're heading down tomorrow afternoon, to remind ourselves that the warmer weather isn't far away, and to check out the indoor fishing! Boo can't wait to cast a line :)

“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. Here are a few that will definitely appeal to the kids!

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, 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!

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)

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