Hi gang, Rick here at Used Pontoon Boats with info on the Mid-Canada Boat Show. With numerous Manitobans ready for a break from bone-chilling temperatures, an upcoming show aims to spur thoughts of warmer weather.
"Summer is on its way and it's time for fun," said Jim Flood, show manager for the 2008 Mid-Canada Boat Show.
The event offers up boats, seminars and equipment for spectators eager to think ahead to less chilly times.
Watercrafts including pontoons, wakeboards, cruiser and sail boats, along with canoes, kayaks and dinghies will be available for crowds to check out.
"It's a huge range," he said.
About 300 boats will be featured alongside a range of other equipment on three levels inside the Winnipeg Convention Centre, said Flood.
Prices for the boats can range from a few hundred dollars for a canoe to more than $100,000 for some of the larger cruiser boats.
Fly-in fishing lodges, camps and wildlife organizations will also have displays set up. The show, operated by Mid-Canada Marine Dealers Association, generally draws about 20,000 people each year, said Flood. A variety of seminars will also be featured during the event, including wakeboarding, fishing and cooking seminars.
Fishing pros Craig Stapon, Don Lamont and Gord Pyzer will be on hand.
"People can ask them all kinds of questions on how to fish at their lakes," said Flood.
A fishing demonstration will also be held, with anglers making use of a glass semi-trailer filled with water and stocked with live fish.
Spectators can watch to see how pros make use of lures to reel in the big catch.
The show runs from Thursday at 3 p.m. to Sunday at 5 p.m.
Thanks to ROB NAY, SUN MEDIA at winnipegsun.com for this.
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