Gateway Gazette

All Things Outdoors, Indoors

(Bass Pro Shops)

CALGARY, AB (January 24, 2020) – The 2020 Calgary Boat and Outdoors Show will take place February 6-9th
at the BMO Centre, Stampede Park. Southern Alberta’s biggest outdoor show features an extensive variety of
products and services geared specifically to outdoor enthusiasts.

“If you enjoy the outdoor lifestyle, getting away from it all, or going off the beaten path, the Calgary Boat and
Outdoors Show is a must attend event” says Marla Kimball, Show Manager, “you will find everything from
boats and fishing gear to off road vehicles and trekking poles; making the Show a one stop shop for all your
outdoor needs.”

This is the best time of year to shop and compare on outdoor gear of every description. If your summer plans
include spending time on the water, check out the extensive selection of watercraft and order the boat of your
dreams right at the Show, ensuring early delivery to enjoy every moment on the open water this season.
There will be “show specials” on a variety of products including water toys, PFDs, loads of accessories , and
much more.

Open water means many Albertans’s will be spending countless hours with rod in hand. Stock up on all your
fishing needs or hone your skills at the Fly-fishing Learning Centre. The kids can get in on the fishing action as
well. The Kids Trout Fishing Pond provides an opportunity for the youngsters to participate in the catch and
release program offered by the Calgary and Sarcee Fish and Game Associations.

There is so much family entertainment and experiences that can be enjoyed by young and old alike. The
Alberta Hunter Education Instructors’ Association (AHEIA) Zone features hunting, fishing and archery
simulators, as well as many hands-on activities related to wildlife, preservation and conservation. AHEIA’s
mandate is to create an ethical, humane and educated Alberta that values wildlife, fish and most importantly
the environment.

The West Coast Lumberjack Show presented by Husqvarna is back once again. The performances are fun as
well as entertaining. Teams will compete head to head in competitive events including axe throwing, standing
block chop, Jack and Jill crosscutting, just to name a few. Pick your favorite team and cheer them on! Talented
chainsaw carver Marina Cole will be on site sculpting unique pieces using only her chainsaw.

The Outdoor Stage is the centre piece of the Show playing host to a number of outdoorsmen and women,
sharing information and tales of their fishing, hunting and outdoor experiences. Take a load off and take in
one of the sessions with a topic of particular interest to you. Presenters include; Wes David, Lisa Roper, Paula
Shearer, Rob Dunham, Jordan Walsh, and the Power and Sail Squadron. All are well-known experts in their
respective fields. Check the website for presentation topics and times.

For the first time Cobb’s Adventure Park will have their baby kangaroos and wallabies at the Show. This is a
great opportunity for adults and kids alike to get hands on with these fuzzy creatures.

The Trail Runners will be at the Show this year conducting demonstrations throughout the weekend. These
incredibly well-trained dogs will perform a variety of obedience and hunting tasks with their handlers.

Calgary Reptile Parties will have a variety of cold-blooded animals on display. Chat with the knowledgeable and
passionate staff to find out how these animals are important to our ecosystem, and the pivotal role they play in
conservation as well as insect and pest rodent control. For those that are not squeamish take the unique
opportunity to touch and hold some of these creatures including tarantulas, scorpions and snakes of all sizes.

The renowned Alberta Birds of Prey Foundation is Alberta’s only privately-run raptor rescue and conservation
organization. Learn how instrumental this organization is in rehabilitation and release of injured birds of prey
back into the wild. Some of their most famous residents will be there. Stop by and get up close and personal
with owls, eagles, hawks. The enthusiastic staff are always willing to provide information, share stories and
answer questions from interested show-goers.

The Calgary Boat and Outdoors Show is the perfect place to research, compare and book a weekend trip or a
once in a lifetime adventure excursion. The area dedicated to travel and tourism has every outdoor related
adventure and destination you can imagine from Westcoast fishing trips to hunting trips half-way around the
world.

There are lots of opportunities to win prizes at this year’s Calgary Boat and Outdoors Show. Be sure to enter
to win any one or all the prizes up for grabs including the Ultimate Yard Package Grand Prizes provided by
Husqvarna.

ABOUT CANADIAN NATIONAL SPORTSMEN’S SHOWS
A proud tradition since 1948 Canadian National Sportsmen’s Shows is a not for profit Corporation and the
largest producer of boat, fishing, hunting, sportsmen’s, ski and outdoor shows in Canada. Through its family of
shows, the Corporation raises funds to ensure that generations of young Canadians can benefit from Canada’s
outdoors. Since the first show held in 1948, more than $32,000,000 has been committed to these causes.

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