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Outdoor Stage

The Outdoor Stage play's host to a select group of well-known Canadian Outdoorsmen. And maybe a surprise or two!

Meet our Presenters!


Richard Mellon - Life on the Line - Trapping Inc.

Join our trapping guru host of the top rated Wild TV show Trapping Inc. Life on the Trapline is a constant adapation to the elements and conditions. Co-host and executive producer of Outdoor Quest TV, Canada's longest running hunting show is now in it's 15th season of broadcast.


When he's not honing his skills on the range, Rich is passionate about big game hunting and enjoys many days afield with his two sons and daughter and of course wife Sandi. Production of the TV series has led to the couple hunting extensivelyin North America and and around the world.


Brad Fenson - Outdoor Writer/Communicator/Photographer

Fenson started writing close to 30 years ago. He has been in print in over 65 publications in North America, and his photographs enjoy an even larger distribution. Fenson has been involved with several bestselling book projects, like Total Fishing Manual, Total Gun Manual and Total Outdoorsman Manual. Brad’s accomplishments are impressive with over 50 national communication awards for his writing and photography.


Brad travels extensively throughout North America on various hunting and fishing adventures each year. This gives him the chance to field test some of the latest and most advanced gear coming on the market. Field testing rifles, shotguns, muzzleloaders, archery products, ammunition, optics, clothing, and camping gear, has provided Fenson with a broad knowledge base for modern sporting equipment.


Brad's recipies featured at the show:


ALL-PURPOSE FLAVOR BRINE


 BEST MARINADE EVER


THATS A SPICY MEATBALL


Claudio Ongaro - Professional Outfitter, Tournament Angler & Host of Wild TV's Hired To Hunt

Claudio is one of Canada's biggest and most successful waterfowl outfitters, and the host of Claudio Ongaro's - Hired to Hunt which airs on Wild TV. With over 23 years experience as an outfitter and guide, he has earned the reputation as one of the industry's leading authorities on waterfowl. Proud father of 2 young daughters with whom he takes every opportunity to share his passion with.


For Claudio being a professional outdoorsman is much more that a career, it is a lifestyle and his obsession is contagious!


Wes David Freelance writer, wildlife photographer and Host of Fishing The Wild West!

Wes spends a minimum 125 days on the water each year fishing, filming, competing in walleye tournaments, doing photo shoots, as well as researching information for magazines, and conservation efforts. He has written magazine articles covering all fresh water fish and some saltwater species, including tips on how to fish for them.


Wes is a believer in conservation and educating the next generation about the outdoors, fisheries, wildlife, and our responsibilities to protect the outdoors lifestyle.


Fatal Impact Group - The youngest self-produced TV show to air on WILDTV - we connect with the younger audience!

Fatal Impact Outdoors, top rated hunting television series airing on WILDTV is currently in its fourth season of production. We travel across North America and beyond to deliver only the highest quality content to our dedicated viewers. Known for chasing Giant Bush whitetails, and southern Alberta mulies, each hunt is a learning experience. We strive to showcase each hunt with an intricate story that captivates our audience, while throwing in some humour every once in a while.


Hug-a-Tree and Survive

Hug-a-Tree and Survive is an AdventureSmart program that is put on by the Edmonton Regional Search & Rescue Association, It teaches children how not to become lost in the woods, and what to do should they become lost. The program is made to bring into your family, classroom, guide or scout unit, youth group, or any other community group interested in teaching kids about being safe.


The Edmonton Regional Search and Rescue Association (ERSARA) is a non-profit organization of unpaid professionals dedicated to finding missing or lost people


A Day in The Life of a Fish & Wildlife Officer

Whether you are an experienced outdoorsperson or just beginning to explore our province’s natural riches, this is a great opportunity to learn about hunting and fishing in Alberta, our native fish and game species, and the responsibilities and rewards that come with working for Alberta Fish and Wildlife Enforcement.


Fish and Wildlife Officers help conserve & protect the province’s fish and wildlife by ensuring everyone understands and complies with the laws in Alberta.


You've got questions? Nows your chance to ask them!


Show location

Edmonton Expo Centre, Northlands Park

7300 - 116th Avenue
Edmotnon, Alberta T5J2N5

(866) 704-4412

Directions & parking

Show hours

  • Thursday, March 15 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Friday, March 16 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Saturday, March 17 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sunday, March 18 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Admission

  • Adults (ages 16+) $ 15.00
  • Juniors (ages 8 to 15) $ 10.00
  • Seniors (ages 65+) $ 10.00
  • Children (7 years and under, when accompanied by a paid adult) FREE
  • Family Pass (2 adults & 2 juniors) $ 37.00

About us

Canadian National Sportsmen's shows is a not-for-profit Corporation and the largest producer of boat, fishing, ski and outdoor shows in Canada. The Calgary Boat & Sportsmen's Show, part of the Canadian National Sportsmen's Shows (CNSS), first took place in Calgary back in 1977. 40 years later, CNSS has helped protect Canada's outdoors with grants in excess of $32 million dollars. Community programs launched by CNSS include "Kids Fishing Day", which allocated more than 65,000 fishing kits to children over the 10 years of the program.

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