Jan 26, 2016
The 2016 Calgary Boat and Sportsmen’s Show is Southern Alberta’s Biggest Outdoor Show. The doors open on Thursday, February 4th at 1:00 pm and will remain open until 5:00 pm on Sunday, February 7th. All OF the action takes place at the BMO Centre, Stampede Park.
“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 sporting 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 Calgary and Sarcee Fish & Game Associations.
The Alberta Birds of Prey Foundation is a 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.
In keeping with the family theme, Safari Jeff will be featuring his new Show TRIASSIC: Dawn of the Reptiles an interactive multi-media presentation worth the price of admission. It is sure to entertain and captivate audiences of all ages. On Friday, February 5th the Calgary Boat and Sportsmen’s Show will play host to a Town Hall Meeting presented by the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization (BRFRO). The information session will be lead by two local Investigators who will recount documented encounters and present some of the most recent information in the never-ending quest to prove or disprove the existence of Sasquatch/Big Foot.
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.
The Fishin’ Hole’s 33 Hour Savings Fishtacular is the place to stock up on all your fishing and outdoor related gear at some of the best prices of the season.
Don’t miss your chance to enter to win the Grand Prize courtesy of Husqvarna, a Spring Clean Up Package valued at $3,000.00.
Purchase your advance tickets at the Fishin’ Hole, Campers Village or Rocky Mountain Honda Powerhouse. Present your WIN card at the door and receive $2.00 off the regular Senior or Adult admission price.