Jan 9, 2020

TwiggyThe Toronto International Boat Show starts next week; here’s what you may not know:

1. Kids 16 & Under Free.
2. Free Parking after 5PM on Weeknights.
3. $5 admission after 5PM.
4. The biggest news, of course, is that Twiggy the waterskiing squirrel is back

Here’s what you probably already know:

1. TIBS is North America's largest indoor boat show.
2. Over 1,200 boats on display ranging from 6'- 60'.
3. 550+ exhibitors and 300+ Seminars & Workshops
4. World's Largest Indoor Lake where you can try your hand at boating!
5. seminars geared towards sailing, safety, preparing to go offshore, weather, navigation…
6. Thousands of marine accessories, services and products available in the Mariners Marketplace and Cottage Country.
7. seminars geared towards sailing, safety, preparing to go offshore, weather, navigation…

January 17-26 

Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place

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