Oct 22, 2020

Ottawa Boat ShowFor the past 45 years, the Ottawa Boat Show has been the unofficial launch of boating season in the Ottawa Region, welcoming hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of visitors annually. Unfortunately, due to the ongoing concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers have decided to postpone this year’s Ottawa Boat Show, which was scheduled to take place February 25-28, 2021 at the EY Centre. The rescheduled event will take place February 24-27, 2022.

“This decision was not taken lightly, but the health and safety of our exhibitors, partners, visitors, and contractors is our top priority. Additional factors leading to the show’s postponement included the ability to provide a quality audience to the exhibitors and adequate time to produce a successful show,” explains Scott Sprague, Show Manager.

However, in an effort to bridge the gap between the postponed show and the next face-to-face event, our Master Promotions is introducing a new product: the Ottawa Boat Show Digital Marketing Platform. More information about this exciting new venture will be released in the coming weeks.

Please stay tuned for more details. www.OttawaBoatShow.ca

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