CY’s TIBS Contest Winners

TIBS Contest

Apr 12, 2023

The Toronto International Boat Show was a great success this year, bringing over 65,500 consumers through the gates of the Enercare Centre. Canadian Yachting had a strong presence at the show and had a fantastic time meeting everyone at the booth.

Visitors could grab copies of the February issue of Canadian Yachting Magazineand flip through old archives. Kids could colour boats at a colouring station and there was a retail portion where customers could purchase any of the PORTS Cruising Guides including the brand new 2023 Lake Ontario edition.

CY also had a popular contest at the booth. By subscribing free to Whatever Floats Your Boat during the boat show, attendees were entered for a chance to win one of three prizes: Steiner Binoculars from Stoeger, Auto Inflate PFD from Mustang Survival or a Mercury Swag Bag.

The boat show brought in boaters from all across the country and the winners were picked at random after the show and contest had closed.

Congratulations to our three winners!
1. Colin McGruer, Vancouver Island / Steiner Binoculars Navigator 7×50
2. Evelyn Lacerda, Port Credit Yacht Club / Mustang Auto Inflate PFD M.I.T. 100
3. Max Krüger, Bedford Basin Yacht Club / Mercury Swag Bag


Thank you to all of our subscribers and the thousands of attendees who visited us at the booth.

See you next year at TIBS! Save the dates: January 19 – 28, 2024.

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