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2013 Toronto International Boat show is Canada’s largest

January 12-20, 2013
January 11 Special Preview Night!


(Toronto, ON)The 55th Annual Toronto International Boat Show, Canada’s largest, most popular marine marketplace, drops anchor January 12-20, 2013, at the Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place. 


A mid-winter rendezvous tradition for the boating community, it’s your best opportunity to discover the boat of your dreams, and there’s no better time to buy! Here, you’ll find boats for every lifestyle and budget – whether you’re a fishing, cruising, sailing, paddling, or watersports enthusiast – as well as all of the latest marine products and services.

Put Some Summer in Your Winter at the Toronto International Boat Show, and you and your family will enjoy a fun-filled day of on-water boating activities, boat rides, wakeboarding and boat-handling demonstrations on the world’s largest indoor lake for boaters, more than 140 special guest seminars, and countless other aquatic attractions. All activities are FREE with admission!
 


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 Princes’ Blvd. Toronto, ON

FEATURES:
Special Preview Night, Friday, January 11:
Preview the entire show without the crowds and be the first to access the best deals of the season – all while supporting children’s charities! Embrace the VIP experience, and enjoy live entertainment, delicious food and beverages, and the opportunity to bid on more than 100 silent and live auction items. Since 2000, Special Preview Night has raised more than $585,000 for initiatives that are close to the hearts of the boating community. NEW 2-tier ticket structure: Tickets on sale November 1 at TorontoBoatShow.com or by calling (905) 951-0009.

THE LAKE: In January, there’s only one lake in Canada that can provide indoor thrills without the outside chills. Celebrating fun on the water, the world’s largest indoor lake for boaters takes over six days to create with more than one million gallons of Lake Ontario water pumped into the Ricoh Coliseum! Check out The Lake webcam at TorontoBoatShow.com in early January!

Duma: The wakeboarding, boat-driving pooch returns with another awe-inspiring, entertainment-packed show for the entire family.

Wakeboard/Wakeskate Exhibition & Demonstrations: Wakeboarders and skaters crank up the volume for a spectacular show of grinds, tricks and flips. It’s an awesome display of acrobatics as pro riders hit the rails and test their skills.

Discover Watersports & Go Wakeboarding: Guided by expert instructors, show-goers receive hands-on wakeboarding instruction “on shore,” then take to The Lake to try out their new skills behind the Sesitec System 2.0.

FREE Boat Rides: From kayaking to canoeing, paddleboats, inflatables, and hydro-bikes, The Lake welcomes all types of boaters at all levels of mastery!

FREE Seminars: More than 140 entertaining and informative seminars with an exceptional variety of guest speakers. NEW: Pre-register at TorontoBoatShow.com for a FREE one-day offshore cruising seminar with John Neal and Amanda Swan-Neal!

Henry’s Fish House of Georgian Bay:
A favourite destination for thousands of boating enthusiasts looking for a taste of summer, Henry’s returns to the Toronto Boat Show in 2013! With its licensed bar, vibrant atmosphere, plenty of seating and great food, Henry's is the ideal rendezvous point at the boat show.

Canadian Yachting’s Island Village in SailFest:
Enjoy the authentic sounds and flavours of the Caribbean, while seeing the sailboats and plotting your next adventure with island representatives and charter boat companies. It’s a great spot to connect with family and friends on the dock or under a palm tree!

Kids Boating & Fishing Zones
: Kids can learn to catch live trout with Fish TV’s Leo and Ron, or enjoy FREE paddle boating on the mini-lake custom-designed for pint-sized captains.

Great Canadian Fish Tank:
The 40-ft long aquarium provides a fish-eye view of native Ontario marine life, and is the perfect teaching tool for experts demonstrating how to catch “the big one.”

“Boat Finder” Online Virtual Showroom: See what boats will be on display at the 2013 Toronto Boat Show and pre-shop the show at TorontoBoatShow.com!

Discover Boating Centre: Experienced and novice boaters can learn from unbiased experts. Find the boat that’s right for your lifestyle and budget, receive information on courses and boating destinations, and much more.

Many Opportunities to WIN Big! The “Buy a Boat & Win $10,000” contest is back, plus numerous other chances to win boats and other great prices at the show! At TorontoBoatShow.com you can also enter to win boat show tickets, great prize packages, and a new “Girls Weekend” getaway!


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

* Buy online at www.TorontoBoatShow.com and save $3/ticket until midnight January 11, 2013.

Phone:                        (905) 951-0009

Website:            Plan your visit at TorontoBoatShow.com
 

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