Edmonton Show

Mar 5, 2017

The 2017 Edmonton Boat and Sportsmen’s Show returns to the Expo Centre, Northlands, March 16th – 19th, 2017.

“Outdoorsmen and women are some of the most active leaders in conservation efforts,” says Pamela Ziwani, Show Manager, “they contribute their time and also provide financial support more than any other group.”

Conservation groups will have a significant presence at this year’s Edmonton Boat and Sportsmen’s Show. There is no more dedicated group than the Alberta Hunter Education Instructors Association (AHEIA). They focus on promoting the highest standard of sportsman behaviour, teach and promote the ethical and humane treatment of all living things, improve conservation education and promote communication about these topics. Their area will provide education and hands on hunting, fishing and archery displays as an introduction to the new enthusiast or test the skills of those more experienced.

The Alberta Birds of Prey Foundation from Coaldale, Alberta will be back at the Show with a variety of rare and endangered bird species. Their knowledgeable staff will tell the stories of many of the Centre’s inhabitants and share information with audiences in an attempt to shed some light and inform people as to the work that is being done to rehabilitate and release these birds back into the wild. Take the opportunity to interact with some of these incredible creatures. The Trailrunners K9 dog demos are sure to be a family favourite. These demos highlighting the diverse skills of these well-trained animals, some of which work in law enforcement, the therapy field and as hunters.

The Kids Trout Fishing Pond is always one of the Show’s hot spots. It provides kids under the age of 12 with a chance to try their luck at catching a live trout and releasing it back into the pond. For many, this is their first attempt at fishing which can often spark their passion for the outdoors and all it has to offer. All proceeds from the Fishing Pond benefit the Edmonton Fish and Game Associations.

Edmonton Show 2If your kids get bitten by the fishing bug, stock up on all the gear they will need at the Fishin’ Hole’s Super Spring Sale. There will be manufacturer’s representatives on site to provide their expertise and point you in the right direction when it comes to choosing just the right gear.

The National Archery in the School Programs (NASP) National Champions will be taking place throughout this year’s show. Thousands of school aged archers from across the country will compete for the coveted National title.

The next logical step is to check out all the boats and watercraft available for your adventures on the water. Everything from small aluminum fishing boats and dinghies to ski boats and cruiser with living quarters will be on display. Dealers will be happy to provide information and help you secure a boat that best suits your immediate needs or plant the seed for a future purchase to add it to your wish list. Order at the Show and receive some of the best prices of the season and secure your Spring delivery.

Check out one or more of your favourite presenters on the Outdoor Stage. This year’s presenters include Claudio Ongaro from Wild TV’s Hired to Hunt, Wes David, host of Fishing the Wild West, Richard Mellon host of Trappers Inc. outdoor writer and photographer Brad Fenson, the team from Fatal Impact Outdoors. Take in the AdventureSmart seminar, it provides great information to both parents and children alike how to avoid getting lost in the outdoors and what to do should it happen.

Hank Patterson is this year’s special guest on Friday, March 17th. Hank couples his natural “redneckish” humour and his love of fly-fishing and his love of the outdoors in a hilarious show. There will be an opportunity to meet and greet Hank in the Fishin’ Hole’s booth after each of his performances.

First timer Marina Cole will be at the Show to demonstrate her chainsaw carving skills. She will be demonstrating her unique talent, creating a number of one of a kind pieces throughout the course of the Show.
Husqvarna presents the West Coast Lumberjack Mountain Show for the first time. The Show is entertaining and showcases the variety diverse skills necessary for a lumberjack, all in a fun competitive head to head format.

If you have ever wondered about the existence of Bigfoot, two researchers from the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization (BFRO) will recount some of the documented encounters that have been investigated and verified along with some of the most recent information. The Open House is for those who are curious or have strong opinions one way, or the other. The search for evidence to prove or disprove the existence of Sasquatch/Bigfoot continues.

Wander through the travel and tourism area. It features every imaginable guided trip or tourism destination where you can enjoy the great outdoors and its inhabitants. This is a great place to start working through your bucket list.

Spring isn’t far off now and what better way to kick it off than by winning the Ultimate Spring Clean Up Package courtesy of Husqvarna. This package is valued at over $3,000.00 and has everything you will need to get your yard in looking pristine and in tip top shape.

Don’t miss the opportunity to enter to win this year’s grand prize of a Spring Clean Up Package, valued at $3,000.00 provided by Husqvarna.

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.


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