BMO Centre, Stampede Park will once again serve as the venue for the Calgary Boat and Sportsmen’s Show. The event takes place from February 9 to12, 2017.
“The Calgary Boat and Sportsmen’s Show is a much anticipated event among Southern Alberta outdoor enthusiasts,” says Pamela Ziwani, Show Manager – Alberta. “The Show features an impressive line-up of marine products and accessories, in addition to fishing, hunting and outdoor gear, adventure travel destinations, educational interactive exhibits, and lots of family entertainment.”
Albertans planning to spend time out on the water will likely be interested in the show’s huge selection of watercraft at the show, where consumers will find some of the best pricing incentives. Those placing orders at the show also help ensure they don’t miss out on any of the fun once the boating season starts.
Fishing will be front and center at the show. Anglers of all ages will find all the gear required for the coming season. The show will features the Fishin’ Hole’s Super Spring Sale, offering visitors product demos with manufacturer reps on hand to help guide consumers with the buying process.
Excited squeals are often heard coming from the vicinity of the Kids Trout Fishing Pond as youngsters catch and release live trout, many for the very first time. This catch and release program is a great way to introduce kids to fishing. All proceeds benefit the Sarcee and Calgary Fish and Game Associations.
New to the Show this year is Hank Patterson, a fly-fishing expert, as well as the ‘world’s greatest guide’ and comedian. He will present on Friday, February 10.
Another new show features this year is the Lumberjack Mountain Show, presented by Husqvarna. The family-friendly show features head-to-head competition in various disciplines including axe throwing, cross cut sawing, underhand chop and Jack n’ Jill Cross-Cut just to name a few. Participants are all current or former Canadian Champions, resulting in a fierce competition. Also, be sure to enter to win the Ultimate Spring Clean Up Package contest provided by Husqvarna (valued at over $3,000).
Chainsaw carver Kevin Lewis will be carving an amazing work of art live at the show. He received his first chainsaw at the age of 11, a logger by trade he has been a chainsaw carver for 20 years. He specializes in fantasy and wildlife art, which he incorporates into functional pieces of furniture. Be mesmerized as he transforms an ordinary piece of wood into an amazing work of art.
The Alberta Birds of Prey Centre educational presentations are a staple at the Show. The staff of the centre will share of the unique and interesting stories surrounding the recuing and rehabilitating of rare and endangered birds of prey.
The Outdoor Stage will play host to a select group of well-known Canadian outdoorsmen. Feature presenters include Wes David, host of Fishing the Wild West, and TJ Schwanky, co-host off Outdoor Quest TV. Both take a fun, light-hearted approach to their presentations as they share personal adventures, stories and a few helpful hints.
If you are seeking ideas for quick weekend getaway or planning the adventure trip of a lifetime, the travel and tourism area offers lots of options with an excellent variety of destinations to choose from. Reps from hunting and fishing lodges, vacation rentals, safaris, adventure tourism destinations will be on hand to answer questions and help visitors choose the trip that meets all their needs.
Purchase your advance tickets at the Fishin’ Hole, Campers Village or on-line at ticketmaster.ca. Present your ‘Win’ card at the door and receive $2.00 off the regular senior or adult admission price.
Canadian National Sportsmen’s Shows 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 outdoors. Since the first show held in 1948, more than $32,000,000 has been committed to these causes.