Feb 23, 2016

Edmonton Show 2016The 2016 Edmonton Boat and Sportsmen’s Show is Western Canada’s Biggest Outdoor Show.  The doors open on Thursday, March 10th at noon and will remain open until 5:00 pm on Sunday, March 13th.  All the action takes place at the Expo Centre, Northlands.

“A large part of the Show is dedicated to organizations that focus on outdoor education, conservation and preservation,” says Pamela Ziwani, Assistant Show Manager – Alberta, “we are proud of our association with these groups and feel they are a key component to ensuring proper management of all outdoor resources for future generations to enjoy.”

The Alberta Hunter Education Instructors’ Association (AHEIA) Education Centre focuses on promoting the highest standard of sportsman behaviour, to teach and promote the ethical and human treatment of all living things, and improve conservation education and communication.  The AHEIA area within the show offers a family friendly environment that encourages hands on discovery of wildlife, its habitat, as well as hunting and fishing simulators. The Kids Fishing Pond provides children under the age of 12 to participate in a catch and releases program.  All donations go directly to the Edmonton Fish and Game Association.

The Alberta Birds of Prey Centre is an extremely unique facility, which rehabilitates injured birds of prey and releases them back into the wild.  The Foundation encourages positive habitat stewardship through increased public awareness.  The knowledgeable and dedicated staff will entertain audiences with stories and accounts of some of their most interesting cases.  Show goers have the opportunity to get up close and personal to some of the Centre’s inhabitants at the conclusion of each of the presentations.

The Kids Scavenger Hunt is back by popular demand.  Make your way through the Show to find clues and answer questions for a chance to win some amazing prizes.  This is a great way to ensure that you see all aspects of the Show.

On Friday, March 11th the Edmonton Boat and Sportsmen’s Show will play host to Nat Geo Wild’s Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet.  She will be participating in a number of aspects of the Show including the NASP Celebrity Pro-Am Challenge and an Alberta Birds of Prey Presentation. In addition there will be Question and Answer Sessions at the Outdoor Presentation Stage as well as autograph signings. Please check the website for all the details.

If you are in the market for a new watercraft, you are sure to find what you are looking for, no matter what your needs are.  Shop and compare right at the Show and place your order to ensure an early spring delivery, or update some toys and accessories for the upcoming season at the lake

DID YOU KNOW:
As a nonprofit corporation, Canadian National Sportsmen’s Shows is committed to conserving Canada’s outdoors and instilling Canadian youth with an appreciation for nature and outdoor activity.  CNSS uses the proceeds from these Shows to support and promote outdoor campaigns and programs in Canada. Since the first Show in 1948, more than $32,000,000.00 has been donated.

http://www.edmontonboatandsportshow.ca/

 

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