Feb 25, 2021

OBS eBlastFor 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, the organizers decided to postpone.

But good news: the team behind the Ottawa Boat Show has launched what they’re calling a “Digital Marketplace”. It’s an online tool for you to network and interact with exhibitors from the comfort and safety of your home.  

You’ll be able to find dealer and exhibitor information, photos and videos, on-demand seminars, special promotions, and more. They’ve made it easy for you to contact any exhibitor at any time – by email, website, or social media! 

The best part? You’ve got until Friday, March 19 to access the Digital Marketplace... way more convenient than the typical four-day show!  You can visit the Ottawa Boat Show Digital Marketplace any time! You can also follow the Ottawa Boat Show on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for your chance to enter contests and win great prizes all month long!

In the Marketplace you will find Canadian Yachting free subscription information as well as an opportunity to learn about and order the new PORTS guides

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