TIBS 2014There is always something for everyone at the Toronto Boat Show and 2014 proves to be no exception.  For families, couples, old boat enthusiasts, water sport aficianados, paddlers and those who are new to boating, the Toronto International Boat Show has more than enough offerings to make you long for summer in order to get out on the water and enjoy it. 

Features this year include:

World's Largest Indoor Lake for Boaters. Everyone's favourite showstopper – The Lake – is back to Put Some Summer in Your Winter!
The world's largest indoor lake for boaters returns to Ricoh Coliseum for the 2014 Toronto International Boat Show, where novice and experienced boaters can get their feet wet by taking advantage of FREE boat rides from Discover Boating in canoes, kayaks, paddleboats and inflatable boats.

Download Free Digital Toronto Boat Show Guide Here

Boat Rides for the Whole Family
Boat rides are available on the world's largest indoor lake for boaters, along with wakeboarding lessons, practices and demonstrations by trained experts using the Sesitec System that gently and safely pulls riders across the water. Lifejackets, wetsuits and wakeboards are provided in all sizes. All activities are FREE with admission, making the Toronto International Boat Show the best entertainment value for your dollar. Children 16 years and under are admitted FREE when accompanied by an adult.

Russell Newberry - Dungeness Crabber to Deadliest Catch!
New this year! Russell Newberry talks about the “world’s most dangerous job” aboard fishing vessels in the Bering Sea, battling treacherous seas, frigid conditions and taking unforeseen risk! Visit Russell each day of the show as he makes his debut in Toronto speaking about his experiences fishing for crab when he was 15 aboard the dungeness crabber "Granite Sea", a 42 ft concrete vessel out of Homer AK and then in 2007 he landed jobs on several fishing vessels including the "Time Bandit", "Wizard" and "Kodiak", featured vessels on Discovery channel's Deadliest Catch.

The Canadian Canoe Museum
Looking for an authentic hands-on experience? Wondering where you can find a fun, interactive, creative space for kids to make, create and learn? Interested in immersing yourself in a one-day paddle carving class or engaging in process of building a canoe? Have you wanted to visit this national treasure in Peterborough, Ontario but haven’t made the trip?

Duma the Famous Wakeboarding & Boat-Driving Dog!
Back by popular demand, Duma is making waves again at the 2014 Toronto International Boat Show.
This one-of-a-kind Jack Russell Terrier not only wakeboards but also drives the boat on The Lake! It's an awe-inspiring, entertainment-packed show for the entire family.

Kids Fishing Zone
Share the thrill of hooking a big one with the kids at the Kids Fishing Zone – a live trout pond at the Toronto Boat Show. Expert anglers and television hosts Leo Stakos and Ron James of Rogers Sportsnet – Fish TV will take your children from their first cast to their first catch with plenty of laughs in between.

Download Free Digital Toronto Boat Show Guide Here

For a full list of features visit:  http://www.torontoboatshow.com/features/

There is an impressive roster of seminars and speakers including CY contributor, John Gullick:

John Gullick: Boating University Seminars
“Boat Buying Basics: How To Buy Your First Boat”
John Gullick is a boating safety educator and Manager of Government and Special Programmes, Canadian Power & Sail Squadrons, responsible for government relations and the management of two national programmes mandated by Transport Canada, Office of Boating Safety and Industry Canada, and CPS special projects.

For a full list of seminars visit:  http://www.torontoboatshow.com/features/seminars/

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