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February 6, 2017
In 2017 the Toronto
Sportsmenís Show has Returned to
The International Centre on March Break!
The Canadian National Sportsmenís Shows is pleased to announce
that a multi-year agreement has been finalized that will see the
70th edition of the Toronto Sportsmenís Show being held March
15-19, 2017 at The International Centre, located at 6900 Airport
Road in Mississauga.
Wednesday, March 15th - 10:00am -7:00pm
Thursday, March 16th - 10:00am -7:00pm
Friday, March 17th - 10:00am -7:00pm
Saturday, March 18th - 10:00am -7:00pm
Sunday, March 19th - 10:00am -5:00pm
RETURN TO A 5 DAY FORMAT
Canadaís Greatest and Most Historic Sportsmenís Show will return
to its traditional five day format at The International Centre.
EASILY ACCESSIBLE LOCATION AND FREE PARKING
Jennifer Allaby, Ontario Regional Manager of the Canadian National
Sportsmenís Shows and Show Manager of the Toronto Sportsmenís Show
is excited by the prospects offered by this new venue.
"The International Centre is positioned in the middle of the
Greater Toronto Area (GTA), at the junction of seven major Ontario
highways. Itís also one of the only facilities of its kind to
offer free parking for over 5,000 vehicles. The benefit of
complimentary parking at The International Centre is that it
dramatically lowers the cost of attending the show", said
LISTENING TO EXHIBITORS AND ATTENDEES
"In discussions with many of our valued exhibitors and
attendees it became very clear that they preferred the showís
traditional family oriented March Break dates" remarked Walter
Oster, Chairman & CEO of the Canadian National Sportsmenís Shows.
"I am sure everyone realizes how difficult it is to relocate a
show the size of the Toronto Sportsmenís Show, therefore I am
extremely pleased that we have been able to enter into a new long
term agreement with The International Centre to hold the 2017
Toronto Sportsmenís Shows on the March Break time slot."
LAYOUT AT THE INTERNATIONAL CENTRE WORKS WELL FOR THE
Peter Lockhart, President, Canadian National Sportsmenís Shows
believes the Toronto Sportsmenís Show will thrive in its new
location. "In addition to the free parking, ease of access and
more moderate weather on the March Break dates, the facility
layout at The International Centre dovetails perfectly with the
many diverse elements of our show," said Lockhart. "As the
attendees travel through the Toronto Sportsmenís Show they will
see that each hall represents all of our great heritage
activities. This builds a rewarding, interactive, family
experience that benefits our attendees and exhibitors alike."
OVER 40 YEARS OF HOSTING MEMORABLE EVENTS
"The Toronto Sportsmenís Show is a truly iconic event and we
are excited they have chosen our venue for the 2017 show,"
said Michael Prescott, Chief Executive Officer, The International
Centre. "As a leading consumer show venue for over 40 years we
pride ourselves on providing our clients and visitors with the
highest level of services and expertise possible to create
exceptional experiences. Welcoming the Toronto Sportsmenís Show to
The International Centre continues to showcase our focus on
providing outstanding events produced by exceptional teams."
About Canadian National Sportsmenís Shows
Canadian National Sportsmenís Shows (CNSS) is a not for profit
corporation and the largest producer of boat, fishing, hunting,
sportsmenís, 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 Canadaís great outdoors. Since
the first show held in 1948, more than $32 million has been
contributed towards to these causes.
About The International Centre
The International Centre boasts over 40 years of success as
the leading trade and consumer show venue in North America, and
one of Canada's largest privately owned multi-purpose conference
facilities. Located at 6900 Airport Road, offering complimentary
parking for over 5,000 vehicles and surrounded by more than 10,000
hotel rooms, The International Centre is easily accessible from
any point in the Greater Toronto Area. For more information visit
New 2016 Sportsmen's
Please Visit our "Photo
We DO NOT have a Range at our
Dufferin Street location.
This is our office only!
New Upcoming Courses!
To see the dates for our Non-Restricted Firearms Courses,
and our Hunter Safety
Please Visit our "Courses"
Sportsmen's Show (69th Anniversary!)
The Show is our Association's biggest annual project! We sure rely
on many of our members at this time to make our contribution a
The Sportsmen's Show team is working hard to make the 2016 show
unique for all families attending.
Click on this Logo below for More
Come see us at our 'New Home' at
The International Centre on March Break!
Show Dates: March 16 - 20, 2016
Outdoor Canada Hunting Hall
Super Seminars Hunting & Fishing
$75,000 Casting Pond
All Star Dog Show
Dog's With Jobs
Gold Whistle Retriever Trials
Crosman Air Gun
Spring Boat Show
Canoe & Kayak Demos
Outfitters & Travel Expo
Big Water Adventure
Cottage & Country Living
Ottawa Boat & Sportsmen's Show
For those of you traveling, you should take in the Ottawa Show on
February 18 - 21, 2016 at the EY Centre!
Montreal Decoy Show
The Montreal Decoy Show will be held February 18 - 21, 2016.
- ANNOUNCEMENT -TORONTO SPORTSMEN'S
It is with great sadness and regret that we bring
news of the passing of Bob Haynes.
Bob was a terrific President, was instrumental in many projects
and was an asset to our association. Bob was an inspiration to all
of us. He earned all of the TSA Awards - Achievement Award, Life
Member Award, and our top honour - The Frank Kortright Award. In
addition, he was a Certified Instructor in Ontario and Manitoba.
A business man who spent many hours working on the details of our
lease on Dufferin Street when Mayor Miller closed down Mill
He was an excellent Instructor and encouraged shooters to enjoy
the sport and be safe. Bob was an excellent Hand Gun and Shot Gun
Shooter himself who loved to hunt, fish, shoot, and go camping out
west in his camper.
Bob spent many hours working on a new facility for TSA Shooters.
He celebrated many milestones with TSA and The Sportsmen's Shows,
including the 60th and 65th Sportsmen's Shows, and the hosting of
the American Casting Association Championships. He also
participated in many TSA Club Dinners.
Bob's special personality brought people together to make wise
decisions. You always new his point of view and how it would
His support of the staff and input on how to make things better
was most welcome. His business knowledge was a huge asset when
Here are some of Bob's Achievements:
Robert (Bob) Haynes
- 1988 - Joined TSA in HG section
- 1992 - Special Appreciation Award
- 1996 - F.H. Kortright Conservation Award
- 2000 - Life Member
- 2007 - 2013 TSA President
- Hunter Safety Instructor in Ontario since 1996.
- Firearms Instructor with FSESO since its inception in 1994.
- Member of the Oshawa Skeet and Gun Club.
- Past President of the Winnipeg Fish and Game Assoc. and Hunter
Instructor in Manitoba.
There will be a Memorial Service for Bob to be held on Nov. 23 at
McEachnie Funeral Home
28 Old Kingston Road
Ajax, Ont. L1T 2Z7
If desired, in lieu of flowers, donation to Saint Elizabeth in
memory of Robert Haynes would be appreciated by Bob's Family.
( Saint Elizabeth 1-855-542-2732 or firstname.lastname@example.org
There will be a light lunch served after the service.
On behalf of all of us at the Toronto Sportsmen's Association and
the Canadian National Sportsmen's Show, we would like to express
our heartfelt condolences to Linda and her family. Please keep
them in your thoughts and prayers during this sorrowful time.
- ANNOUNCEMENT -TORONTO SPORTSMEN'S
Due to a very serious illness, our President Bob Haynes is not
able to continue his interest in TSA. Our thoughts are with Bob
and his family at this time.
It is our pleasure to
introduce our new President JACK SUMMERS. Jack brings new
enthusiasm, a big interest in shooting and fishing, as well as an
excellent business background.
Supporting Jack as President will be Past
President John Smith, Vice President's Werner Menzel, Cliff
Gissane, Blaise Iannaci, Trevor Blachford and Executive Director
Good luck team and I am sure all TSA members are
with you all the way.
- ANNOUNCEMENT -New Amended Range Safety Rules!
Please note that the Range Safety Rules have been amended, and will be posted at the Range. Following, is a copy of the Amendment:
TORONTO SPORTSMEN'S ASSOCIATION
The following, will confirm further, the interpretation of the "Rules" as posted in the First Aid Station at the Latvian Range.
Upon the Duty Range Officers' commands . . .
"This will be a practice relay, two (2) strings of five (5)
First five (5) to be loaded on command, 2nd five (5) on your own time."
"Is the Line ready?"
It is agreed, and understood that there will be no deviation from these commands, unless at the discretion of the Duty Range Safety Officer.
If there is to be any deviation from this format, it is solely at the discretion of the R.O. in charge, and divergence from this will have to be cleared with the R.O. by the Member wishing to fire any additional rounds on target following the above Commands.
THIS IS FOR THE SAFETY OF ALL ON THE FIRING LINE!
Notice to All
Handgun and Rifle Shooters who
Shoot at the Royal York Range
Please be advised that the Royal York Range will be permanently
closed as of October 1st. 2011. The new owners of the property
have so advised our landlord (West Toronto Revolver Club)
that they have other plans for the existing range space.
We are actively looking at other alternatives for a spot to
shoot mid-week. We of course, still have a range to shoot at all
day Saturday and would encourage you to make full use of this
We will keep you informed of any new changes. It is regrettable
that such a convenient location as Royal York will be lost to the
shooting fraternity. Those of us that did shoot there could see
the writing on the wall over the last year as the building has
become more and more of an eye sore and a safety hazard.
From the October/November '06 Issue of
'Ontario Out of Doors':
Natural Resources Canada (NRC)
announced it will not proceed with changes to hand loading
regulations unless a need is established and consultation occurs.
Under the previous federal Liberal
government, NRC had proposed dramatic changes, such as requiring
hand loading to take place in a building detached from any
residence and reducing the amount of powder a person can store.
After input from several firearms and hunting groups, NRC
announced less drastic changes. Now it's dropped the matter.
"The feds have obviously listened
to the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters and other
firearms groups, which told them unnecessary restrictions aren't
needed on what is a safe activity," said the group's
Communications Co-ordinator Robert Pye.
- Jeff Helsdon