Calgary Boat Show 2016

Calgary Boat Show 2016 Jan 19, 2016

The 2016 Calgary Boat and Sportsmen’s Show is Southern Alberta’s Biggest Outdoor Show. The doors open on Thursday, February 4th at 1:00 pm and will remain open until 5:00 pm on Sunday, February 7th. All the action takes place at the BMO Centre, Stampede Park.
“A large part of the Show is dedicated to organizations that focus on outdoor education, conservation and preservation,” says Pamela Ziwani, Assistant Show Manager – Alberta, “we are proud of our association with these groups and feel they are a key component to ensuring proper management of all outdoor resources for future generations to enjoy.”
The Alberta Hunter Education Instructors’ Association (AHEIA) Education Centre focuses on promoting the highest standard of sportsman behaviour, to teach and promote the ethical and human treatment of all living things, and improve conservation education and communication. The AHEIA area within the show offers a family friendly environment that encourages hands on discovery of wildlife, its habitat, as well as hunting and fishing simulators. The Kids Fishing Pond provides children under the age of 12 to participate in a catch and releases program. All donations go directly to the Calgary and Sarcee Fish & Game Associations.
The Alberta Birds of Prey Foundation is an extremely unique facility, which rehabilitates injured birds of prey and releases them back into the wild. The Foundation encourages positive habitat stewardship through increased public awareness. The knowledgeable and dedicated staff will entertain audiences with stories and accounts of some of their most interesting cases. Show goers have the opportunity to get up close and personal to some of the Centre’s inhabitants at the conclusion of each of the presentations.
The Kids Scavenger Hunt is back by popular demand. Make your way through the Show to find clues and answer questions for a chance to win some amazing prizes. This is a great way to ensure that you see all aspects of the Show.
In keeping with the family theme, Safari Jeff will be featuring his new Show TRIASSIC: Dawn of the Reptiles an interactive multi-media presentation worth the price of admission. It is sure to entertain and captivate audiences of all ages.
On Friday, February 5th the Calgary Boat and Sportsmen’s Show will play host to a Town Hall Meeting presented by the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization (BRFRO). The information session will be lead by two local Investigators who will recount documented encounters and present some of the most recent information in the never-ending quest to prove or disprove the existence of Sasquatch/Big Foot.
If you are in the market for a new watercraft, you are sure to find what you are looking for, no matter what your needs are. Shop and compare right at the Show and place your order to ensure an early spring delivery, or update some toys and accessories for the upcoming season at the lake.
The Fishin’ Hole’s 33 Hour Savings Fishtacular is the place to stock up on all your fishing and outdoor related gear at some of the best prices of the season.
Once you have secured all the necessary gear, you might just be looking for an excuse to use it. There are a variety of adventure tourism and destination travel locations exhibiting at the Show. Whether you are leaning toward a salmon fishing trip off the coast, a once in a lifetime trip to a remote destination, a vacation rental or an outdoor adventure weekend getaway location, you are likely to find something that meets your needs at the Calgary Boat and Sportsmen’s Show.
The Outdoor Presentation Stage is entertainment central throughout the four days of the Show. Well known outdoorsmen and women will be sharing personal experiences and stories with presentation attendees. This year’s presenter’s include writer and avid outdoorsmen Brad Fenson, stars of Outdoor Quest TV Richard and Sandi Mellon, TJ Schwanky and Vanessa Harrop, Claudio Ongaro the host of Hired to Hunt on Wild TV, as well as local outdoor writer and photographer Wes David.
Take the opportunity to watch chain saw carver Kevin Lewis presented by Husqvarna. He is recognized for his creative talents as a fine art wood carver. He will be on site carving live all four days of the Show. Watch as his works of art take shape right before your eyes.
Don’t miss your chance to enter to win the Grand Prize courtesy of Husqvarna, a Spring Clean Up Package valued at $3,000.00.
Purchase your advance tickets at the Fishin’ Hole, Campers Village or Rocky Mountain Honda Powerhouse. Present your WIN card at the door and receive $2.00 off the regular Senior or Adult admission price.