EDMONTON, AB (March 4, 2013)
– The doors to the 2013 Edmonton Boat and Sportsmen’s Show will officially open at 12:00 noon on Thursday, March 14th
, 2013 at the Expo Centre, Northlands. The Show runs right through until 5:00 pm, Sunday, March 17th
Western Canada’s Biggest Outdoor Show is a mecca for all things related to an outdoor lifestyle. It will feature boats, marine products and accessories valued at over $20 million, in addition to hundreds of exhibitors and retailers.
If it floats or is somehow related to fun on the water, you will find it at this year’s Show, including boats of every size and description, boat trailers, ski ropes, wakeboards, tubes, personal flotation devices and so much more. Getting geared up for the outdoor season ahead would not be complete without a visit to this year’s Edmonton Boat and Sportsmen’s Show.
“As Albertans ,we are aware that our time on the water can vary from one year to the next, therefore it is imperative we take full advantage of the season Mother Nature provides,” says Laurie Paetz, Show Manager, ”It is important to plan early in order to take every advantage of the entire season, and placing an order for your new watercraft at the Show will ensure an early Spring delivery, allowing you to make the most of your time on the water.”
The Fishin’ Hole’s 35 Hour Fish-Tacular is a must stop if you are in the market for fishing or outdoor gear. You will secure some of the best prices of the season on lures, line, rods, reels, tackle, outdoor gear and so much more.
If you want to instill a love of the outdoors and all the fun it has to offer, be sure to stop by the Trigger X Kid’s Fishing Pond, where for a $2.00 donation, kids under the age of 12 can fish for live trout. All the proceeds from this catch and release program benefit the Alberta Fish & Game Association.
For the more adventurous youngsters, there is the Honda Junior Red Rider Program for those aged 6-12. Parents can sign their kids up for a session which includes professional riding instruction followed by a chance to gear up in the latest safety equipment and then take to the supervised track to try out their skills. These sessions fill up quickly, so be sure to sign up when you arrive.
The Alberta Birds of Prey informational sessions always leave crowds in awe, not only because of what they have learned about these amazing creatures, but by the experience of interacting with them. Learn how these birds ended up at the Centre and what an enormous impact the Alberta Birds of Prey Foundation has had on the lives of so many endangered and injured birds of prey.
The Alberta Hunter Education Instructors’ Association (AHEIA) has taken that to heart in their attempts to promote a high standard of sportsman behavior and teach the ethical and human treatment of all living things. In keeping with their mandate, AHEIA will have numerous educational interactive and static displays for show goers to not only view but interact with. Terry Grant “The Real Mantracker” will be signing his new book “The Ultimate Guide to Tracking Man or Beast” in the AHEIA booth throughout the entire weekend. (more)
The popular Retriever Dog Trials are back again this year. Check out one of the demonstrations and see these highly trained, agile hunting dogs retrieve decoys as their handlers use only subtle hand and whistle signals.
If an outdoor adventure trip is in the cards, you will want to stroll through the Adventure Travel and Tourism section of the Show. There, you can do all the necessary research, compare and book your fishing, hunting or outdoor adventure trip to destinations throughout North America.
Be sure take the unique opportunity to meet the stars of A & E’s “Duck Dynasty, Willie and Korie Robertson on Friday, March 15th
only. Check the website for meet and greet as well as Q&A session times.
Alex Debogorski from History Channels “Ice Road Truckers” will be in the Northwest Territories booth meeting show goers and signing autographs throughout the Show
The Fishing and Hunting Presentation Pool will be the home to a diverse, cross section of outdoorsmen and women throughout the weekend. Their extensive experience and wealth of knowledge is rivaled only by their passion to tell stories and share what they have learned. This year’s line-up includes: Chris David, host of “The Hunting Chronicles”, Professional Outfitter and Cabela’s Pro-Staffer, Claudio Ongaro, Outdoor Writer and Photographer Brad Fenson, Cody Robbins of “Live 2 Hunt”, and co-hosts of “Outdoor Quest TV”, Sandi and Richard Mellon, T.J. Schwanky and Vanessa Harrop. Presentations on a variety of hunting and fishing topics will run throughout the weekend, so be sure to the on-site schedule for presenters, times and topics.
Fill out a ballot for your chance to qualify for the Grand Prize, a $8650 2013 Kawasaki KVF360 ATV supplied by Canadian Kawasaki and Echo Cycle.
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For further information including Show hours, ticket prices, features, and a list of exhibitors please visit www.sportshows.ca
or become part of the Edmonton Boat and Sportsmen’s Show’s online community by liking us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/edmontonboatandsportsmensshow?sk=wall
. Advance tickets are available at http://www.ticketmaster.ca/Edmonton-Boat-and-Sportsmens-Show-tickets/artist/1536080
DID YOU KNOW:
As a nonprofit Corporation, Canadian National Sportsmen’s Shows is committed to conserving Canada’s Great 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 in Canada. Since the first Show in 1948, more than $32,000,000.00 has been donated.
For Further Information Contact:
Canadian National Sportsmen’s Shows
Office: (403) 245-9008
Cell: (403) 888-6583
Office: (403) 238-3309
Cell: (403) 614-6697