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June 10, 2020

Please Note:

As of July 1st, 2020
Our New Address will be:


Toronto Sportsmen's Association
P.O. Box 68662 Great Lakes
Brampton, ON
L6R 0J8


Important TSA News!

Due to the COVID-19 Virus and
other unforeseen problems,
there are going to be some
Operational Changes
starting July 1st, 2020

Important Update:

This has been a terrible year for our 95-year-old Association due to the COVID-19 Virus affecting our Outdoor Range Activities, and the cancellation of the Toronto Sportsmenís Show during the past March break.

We suffered an irreplaceable loss of income from not being able to attend the show, which we cannot recover from. This, combined with the loss of a grant that we also depend on from the Canadian National Sportsmenís Showís, and declining membership, has forced us to face the fact that our Association could no longer survive in its present form at this time.

Coming Changes:

In order for the Toronto Sportsmen's Association to survive and prosper once more, the Board of Directors have decided to cut back on many expenditures, including not to continue with our Lease for our office on Dufferin Street.

The Lease of this premises, as well as its' associated Utility Bills will save the Association a considerable amount of money in the near future.

As well, Yvonne and June will be leaving us at the end of June. We are very sad to see this, but appreciate and Thank them very much for the many years they have both put into the Association. The Association, and its' Members, have benefited greatly from their combined knowledge and help, and their guidance will be missed in the future.

It was decided to run the administration of the Association for the time being, from my home office on a Volunteer basis, with little to no overhead or expenses to the Association. This should be a great help financially while we get back on our feet and create some new opportunities for our members.

As of July 1st, 2020, all communications will be done electronically. All correspondence will be via Email, or if you choose to Fax - I will offer my Fax number. Any communication to you, our Members will be via our Email Blasts, which will continue and will provide you with the most up-to-date information available. Our website will be updated with more FAQ's, so hopefully there will be less questions arising. There will also be many more useful links available. I'm also hoping to add Online Forms and Members Forums!

Also, as soon as Training Courses are again allowed to be offered, all the available dates and courses will be listed on the website.

Here is our new Mailing Address:

Toronto Sportsmen's Association
P.O. Box 68662 Great Lakes
Brampton, Ontario
L6R 0J8
FAX Only: (905) 791-2817


What does the Future Hold?:

Our hope is that the Toronto Sportsmen's Show may continue at some point, or other show opportunities may present themselves, and we will be ready and eager to jump in and continue to do what we do best - Introduce people to the exciting Sport of Shooting and Archery!

Also because of the Pandemic, all our Training Courses have been put on hold. Hopefully, we will be able to start up again shortly offering Non-Restricted, Restricted, and Hunting Courses! This will bring in many new enthusiasts to our Sports, as well as hopeful new Members!

Membership Renewals:

For those who have not renewed your membership yet, please do so. Especially Handgun members who have not renewed. Although you do not need an ATT at this time, the club is still required to notify the CFO if you are not a member in good standing, and should you not be a member of another club, the CFO could revert your PAL back to only the 5 conditions and not the 6 conditions that is attached to your PAL. They are now talking about reverting back to the old way of being a member of a club as a requirement to keep your Restricted PAL - so please, Do Not let your membership lapse!

I will be looking into automated (possibly online) Credit-Card Payments and E-Transfers for New Memberships, as well as Membership Renewals.

Blaise Iannaci
Toronto Sportsmen's Association

March 13, 2020

URGENT NOTICE!
The Toronto Sportsmen's Show Has Been Cancelled!

Immediate Release

2020 TORONTO SPORTSMENíS SHOW NOT MOVING FORWARD AFTER COVID-19 RECOMMENDATIONS ANNOUNCED BY HEALTH OFFICIALS

Toronto, March 13, 2020 Ė Effective immediately, the 2020 Toronto Sportsmenís Show (March 18-22), which was set to take place at The International Centre in Mississauga, will not be opening.

In the 73-year history of the Toronto Sportsmenís Show, this is the first time it has had to suspend the event. This action is being taken based on recommendations made by the provincial Chief Medical Officer of Health and Peel Public Health to help reduce possible risk regarding the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

Attendees who have already purchased tickets will be notified by email.

TSS staff will contact exhibitors as soon as possible with more information.

About Canadian National Sportsmen's Shows (CNSS) and Toronto Sportsmen's Show Canadian National Sportsmen's Shows (CNSS) is Canada's largest producer of outdoor shows and a not-for-profit corporation. Owned by the CNSS, the Toronto Sportsmen's Show first took place in Toronto in 1948 under the leadership of world-famous outdoorsman, author and dedicated conservationist, Francis Kortright, who devoted his life to protecting Canada's wilderness.

Jennifer Allaby
Vice President

CANADIAN NATIONAL SPORTSMENíS SHOWS



We will release more information as it becomes available.

Blaise Iannaci
President
Toronto Sportsmen's Association

February 7, 2019

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February 10, 2020



Toronto Sportsmen's Show

GREAT NEWS!

The Toronto Sportsmenís Show is back at the
The International Centre on March Break!

MULTI-YEAR AGREEMENT
The Canadian National Sportsmenís Shows is pleased to announce that a multi-year agreement has been finalized that will see the 73rd edition of the Toronto Sportsmenís Show being held March 18-22, 2020 at The International Centre, located at 6900 Airport Road in Mississauga.

Show Hours:
Wednesday, March 18th - 10:00am -7:00pm
Thursday, March 19th - 10:00am -7:00pm
Friday, March 20th - 10:00am -7:00pm
Saturday, March 21st - 10:00am -7:00pm
Sunday, March 22nd - 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 Allaby.

LAYOUT AT THE INTERNATIONAL CENTRE WORKS WELL FOR THE SPORTSMENíS SHOW
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 2019 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 www.internationalcentre.com.

New 2018 Sportsmen's Show Photo's!

Please Visit our "Photo Album" Page

January 30, 2018



Toronto Sportsmen's Show

GREAT NEWS!

In 2018 the Toronto Sportsmenís Show is back at the
The International Centre on March Break!

MULTI-YEAR AGREEMENT
The Canadian National Sportsmenís Shows is pleased to announce that a multi-year agreement has been finalized that will see the 71st edition of the Toronto Sportsmenís Show being held March 14-18, 2018 at The International Centre, located at 6900 Airport Road in Mississauga.

Show Hours:
Wednesday, March 14th - 10:00am -7:00pm
Thursday, March 15th - 10:00am -7:00pm
Friday, March 16th - 10:00am -7:00pm
Saturday, March 17th - 10:00am -7:00pm
Sunday, March 18th - 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 Allaby.

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 2018 Toronto Sportsmenís Shows on the March Break time slot."

LAYOUT AT THE INTERNATIONAL CENTRE WORKS WELL FOR THE SPORTSMENíS SHOW
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 2018 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 www.internationalcentre.com.

New 2017 Sportsmen's Show Photo's!

Please Visit our "Photo Album" Page

Please Note:

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 Training Courses,

Please Visit our "Courses" Page


Toronto Sportsmen's ShowThe Toronto Sportsmen's Show (71st 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 success.

The Sportsmen's Show team is working hard to make the 2018 show unique for all families attending.

Click on this Logo below for More Information:

Come see us at our 'New Home' at
The International Centre on March Break!

Show Dates: March 14 - 18, 2018

SHOW FEATURES
Outdoor Canada Hunting Hall
Super Seminars Hunting & Fishing
$75,000 Casting Pond
All Star Dog Show
Dog's With Jobs
Gold Whistle Retriever Trials
Adventure Mountain
Kids Zone
Crosman Air Gun
Archery
Spring Boat Show
Canoe & Kayak Demos
Outfitters & Travel Expo
Big Water Adventure
Cottage & Country Living

The Ottawa Boat & Sportsmen's Show
For those of you traveling, you should take in the Ottawa Show on February 22 - 25, 2018 at the EY Centre!


 

- ANNOUNCEMENT -
TORONTO SPORTSMEN'S ASSOCIATION

Robert (Bob) Haynes


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 Street.

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 benefit TSA.

His support of the staff and input on how to make things better was most welcome. His business knowledge was a huge asset when making decisions.


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 Education
  Instructor in Manitoba.


Memorial Service:

There will be a Memorial Service for Bob to be held on Nov. 23 at 11:00am at:

McEachnie Funeral Home
28 Old Kingston Road
Ajax, Ont. L1T 2Z7
905-428-8488

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 foundation@saintelizabeth.com )

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 ASSOCIATION

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 Peter Edwards.

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?"

"Commence Firing!"

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 facility.

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.

No Hand-Loading Changes!

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


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