See us at the Toronto International Boat Show 2013!
courtesy of http://www.torontoboatshow.com
PUT SOME SUMMER IN YOUR KIDS’ WINTER
FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
AT THE TORONTO INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW
January 12 – 20, 2013
Visit the Toronto Yacht Sales Booth! See you there.
What to do on a Snow Day? Head to Canada’s largest boating and recreational show for some
wakeboarding, fishing and paddleboating fun!
As the temperature continues to drop, so too do options for parents looking for activities to plan in the middle of winter for the entire family. Look no further than the Toronto International Boat Show to entertain, educate and offer unique activities that bring summer fun indoors from January 12 – 20, 2013.
Ever daydream about what it’s like to board a luxury yacht? The Toronto Boat Show has more than a million square feet of show space at the Direct Energy Centre packed with awe-inspiring boats to see and tour plus free seminars and demonstrations, marine accessories ranging from canoes and kayaks to fishing rods and wakeboards – AND boasts the largest indoor lake in Canada at Ricoh Coliseum. All activities are FREE with admission, making the Toronto International Boat Show the best entertainment value for your dollar. Children 16 years and under are also FREE when accompanied by an adult.
Buy early online and save even more! For details, visit www.TorontoBoatShow.com.
TOP 10 FAMILY ACTIVITIES AT THE 2013 TORONTO INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW
1. GO WAKEBOARDING – For anyone wanting to try wakeboarding, this is your chance! FREE
demonstrations, lessons and practices are offered on The Lake by trained experts using the innovative Sesitec System that gently and safely pulls riders across the water. Lifejackets, drysuits and wakeboards are provided in all sizes. Whether a novice or experienced rider, this will definitely get your adrenaline pumping.
2. PRO-RIDER WAKEBOARD SHOW – If you’re not quite ready to try wakeboarding, sit back and enjoy the flips, tricks and stunts of pro wakeboarding riders as they crank up the action on The Lake. It’s an awesome display of acrobatics as riders hit the rails and test their skills.
3. *NEW: ALYSON SCHAFER – Boating Provides What Every Child Needs to Succeed
A lifelong, multigenerational boater – Canadian Parenting Expert and cottager, Alyson Schafer
discusses her own childhood as well as raising her children at a boat-only access cottage and how
these experiences of boating have shaped her, the children and most importantly, how these
combined experiences actually provide the most important goals of all children’s development. In her
presentation, Alyson reveals how boating provides the 4 “Crucial A’s” every child needs to succeed!
Don’t miss Alyson on Saturday, January 12 at 1pm.
PLUS: Confessions of Boater Mammas – Alyson Schafer, Kathy Buckworth and Maureen
Dennis discuss the hidden benefits and different parenting strategies of raising kids on the water.
These three prominent Canadian mommy experts and boating families share their photos, stories,
tips and advice on how to make it all work. Don’t miss the Boater Mammas on Saturday, January 12
4. KIDS BOATING ZONE – The love of boating can start at any age so start them young! The Kids
Boating Zone is a safe and fun place for kids to take a break from navigating the show floor. Mom
and Dad can relax and enjoy a bite to eat while the kids embark on a fun-filled paddleboat ride on
our mini-lake specially designed for kids only.
5. DUMA THE WAKEBOARDING DOG – Always a crowd pleaser, this adorable Jack Russell
Terrier is back to entertain audiences of all ages. Not only does she wakeboard on The Lake (a sight
to behold), Duma also drives her owner’s boat. You gotta see it to believe it! Duma will meet her fans
for photos and more after each show, twice daily, January 18 to 20. See
http://www.torontoboatshow.com for times.
6. GO FISH! – Lake Ontario may be frozen, but there’s plenty of fish to catch at the Boat Show! Let
your little ones try their hand at catching live trout with Fish TV’s Leo and Ron, or practice fishing on a video simulator. Parents, you too can hone your fishing skills at the Great Canadian Fish Tank, where daily demos provide a fish-eye’s view of how fish react to different lures and techniques.
7. GO BOATING – The Lake is open to families to enjoy leisure boating activities such as
paddleboating, kayaking, canoeing and inflatable boat rides – all FREE and all supervised. Lifejackets are provided, so relax, have fun and enjoy a ride on The Lake with the kids.
8. ISLAND VILLAGE – Nestled among the colourful sailboats is an island oasis where parents and kids
can sample the tastes and sounds of the Caribbean. Palm trees, tiki huts and lounge chairs make for
the perfect setting and might just inspire you to talk to a representative about planning the next family vacation.
9. HENRY’S FISH HOUSE – Take a break from the show and refuel at Henry’s Fish House. If you
haven’t yet, you must try Georgian Bay’s famous fish & chips – it’s some of the best fish in the country!
10. BOAT DEALS – With exceptional show deals, and unbiased expert advice to help find a boat that fits your lifestyle and budget, the Toronto International Boat Show is the best place to buy a boat.
You can also get your Pleasure Craft Operator Card on-site – it’s the law to have one on board with you at all times – and find everything else you need to accessorize your boat. Pre-shop the show online at TorontoBoatShow.com with the Boat Finder tool and see what boats will be on display for 2013.
WHEN: January 12-20, 2013
Monday to Wednesday, 11am-8pm; Thursday & Friday, 11am-9pm (NEW extended hours!)
Saturdays, 10am-7pm; Sundays, 10am-6pm
Special Preview Night Friday, January 11, 4-9pm
WHERE: Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place
100 Princess Blvd., Toronto, ON M6K 3C3
TICKETS: $18 – General Admission (17 – 64 yrs.)
$15 – Seniors (65 yrs. & better)
$20 – Unlimited weekday evening pass (4pm – close)
$25 – Two-day Adult pass (17 – 64 yrs.)
$19 – Two-day Senior pass (65 yrs. & better)
FREE – KIDS 16 years & under when accompanied by an adult
Special Preview Night tickets available online or call 905-951-0009
*Buy online and save $3 off regular admission (discount available until midnight January 11, 2013,