Nov 9, 2017

Toronto International Boat Show 60th AnniversarySince 1959, the Toronto Boat Show has grown exponentially to become North America’s largest indoor boat show featuring world class displays, 550 exhibitors and more than 1,200 boats from 6ft to 51ft for visitors to see and board. Exhibitor spaces are sold-out with all the major boat dealers from across Canada getting ready to showcase the latest boat innovations alongside manufacturer representatives who will be on hand to provide knowledgeable product information. Visitors also can shop for marine accessories at the Mariners Marketplace and get summer-ready with outdoor gear, toys and décor at Cottage Country.

In addition to new products (more than any other show in Canada), boaters can look forward to an exciting new slate of programming and educational seminars. Talk one-on-one with how-to experts at The Boathouse, discover new boating destinations to plan your next trip, or register for a hands-on workshop on boat maintenance. The Toronto Boat Show has a feature for every type of boater to enjoy from SailFest to the Great Canadian Fish Tank and Antique & Classic Boats. There’s also plenty of programming on the presentation stages with more than 250 seminars and workshops on variety of topics.

New this year, the Toronto International Boat Show is pleased to host Mercy Ships Canada, an international charity that operates the largest floating hospital ship in the world, providing free health care to those without access in the developing world. Come meet and be inspired by some of the doctors, nurses, crew and volunteers who are making a difference. The indoor Lake will also feature new water trends such as the debut of Stand Up Paddle Polo and Kayak Polo; and celebrity guest, Baywatch and Survivor reality star Brenda Lowe, will be demonstrating stand up paddle boarding and meeting fans on opening weekend.

Toronto International Boat Show 60th AnniversaryThe Toronto Boat Show’s Preview Day VIP Experience starts at 2pm on Friday, January 12, with proceeds benefiting the show’s partner boating charities.

Also new this year, FREE parking will be included with Preview Day tickets and offered every weekday evening after 4pm!

WHEN: January 12 – 21, 2018
Preview Day (Friday, January 12), 2pm to 8pm

General Show Dates and Hours:
Mondays to Fridays (January 15 – 19), 11am to 8pm
Saturdays (January 13 & 20), 10 am to 7pm
Sundays (January 14 & 21), 10am to 6 pm

WHERE: Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place
100 Princes’ Blvd. Toronto, ON

TICKETS: Available online starting November 1st

Preview Day: $100 Platinum ticket, $35 Gold Ticket (proceeds go to support children’s charities)
$20- General Admission (17 – 64 yrs.)
$17- Seniors (65 yrs. & better)
FREE- KIDS 16 years & under
NEW! $5 After 5pm Admission
NEW! FREE parking with Preview Day ticket and weekdays after 4pm

Bundle & Save:
$20- Unlimited Weekday Evening Pass (4pm – 8pm)
$25- Two-day Adult Pass (17 – 64 yrs.)
$20- Two-day Senior Pass (65 yrs. & better)
$45- Nine-Day Event Pass (excludes Preview Day)

PHONE: 905-951-0009
WEBSITE: Pre-plan your visit at www.TorontoBoatShow.com

Destinations

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Our Top 5 Caribbean Destinations

Shards Top 5 Caribbean DestinationsBy Paul and Sheryl Shard

Do you ever dream about traveling by boat on sparkling tropical seas as winter sets in at home and the weather turns colder and grayer?

We used to.

Then, almost 30 years ago, we decided to take a big step and do our first bareboat charter in the Caribbean to escape the snow and experience a mid-winter sailing adventure in Paradise. (We were novice sailors then.) My husband, Paul, and I shared a boat with friends on that trip, which made it pretty affordable, and we discovered that winter sailing in the Caribbean didn't have to be merely a dream after all. We got hooked.

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Lifestyle

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The LaHave River Yacht Club is located on the West side of the LaHave River, 12 kilometers south of the town of Bridgewater. Founded with 50 members who held their early get-togethers at the old Drill Hall in Bridgewater, since many of them were also in the Reserves. The first slate of officers was: Commodore - Ed Goudey, Vice Commodore - Fred Surbeck, Rear Commodore - Captain Malcolm Wilkie, Treasurer - Macgregor Miller, Secretary - Victor Killam.

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