Barrie Sportsmen & Outdoor Show

September 29 – 30, 2018

 

Show Information

Bradford Greenhouses is pleased to present the Barrie Sportsmen & Outdoor Show. Encompassing all things “great outdoors”! From hunting, fishing, outdoor recreation and a whole lot more; whether you are an exhibitor looking to showcase your product, or a consumer looking for inspiration and ideas to enjoy the great outdoors… this is the show for you!

Date & Location

The Barrie Sportsmen & Outdoors Show will be held on September 29th + 30th, 2018 at Bradford Greenhouses Garden Gallery in Barrie, located at 4346 Highway 90 (4 kms west of Hwy 400 on Dunlop). The show will be running Saturday 10am – 5pm and Sunday 10am – 4pm. ADMISSION & PARKING ARE FREE!

 

Directions

From the North: Take 400 South to Dunlop st exit. Turn left at lights and continue for approximately 4kms. Location will be on your right. (Dunlop st. turns into Highway 90). From the South: Take 400 North to Dunlop st West exit. Merge onto Dunlop street and continue for approximately 4kms. Location will be on your right. (Dunlop st. turns into Highway 90).

Stage Schedule

Saturday September 295

11:00 am – The State of our Fisheries and How to Find Fish! (John Whtye, Fishing Expert, Writer & Host)

  • From the perspective of a professional angler, John Whyte, will be commenting on the current state of Ontario’s fisheries as well as the best practices for finding fish.

11:30 am – Introduction to Boat Clubs (Steve Taylor, Carefree Boat Club)

  • Steve will discuss what boat clubs are, how they started, and how they are becoming a big part in the industry as a norm.

12:00 pm – Targeting Women in the Industry (Amanda Lynn Mayhew, Just Hunt TV)

  • Listen to Amanda discuss the growing interest in the industry amongst women and what the Women’s Hunting Association is doing to help women gain knowledge.

1:00 pm – The State of our Fisheries and How to Find Fish! (John Whtye, Fishing Expert, Writer & Host)

  • From the perspective of a professional angler, John Whyte, will be commenting on the current state of Ontario’s fisheries as well as the best practices for finding fish.

2:00 pm – Canadian Wild Turkey Federation (Chris Clark, CWTF)

  • Chris will discuss what this organization is about and where they are headed.
Sunday September 30

11:00 am – Fishing Lake Simcoe Spring- Fall (Wil Wegman, Award Winning Writer)

  • Listen to Wil as he shares his knowledge and experience on fishing Lake Simcoe. He will expand on ‘What you need to know’ to catch the best fish.

11:30 am – Choosing the Right Rod and Reel (John Whtye, Fishing Expert, Writer & Host)

  • Expert John Whyte will teach you what you need to know when selecting your next rod and reel.

12:00 pm – Targeting Women in the Industry (Amanda Lynn Mayhew, Just Hunt TV)

  • Listen to Amanda discuss the growing interest in the industry amongst women and what the Women’s Hunting Association is doing to help women gain knowledge.

1:00 pm – Ice Fishing the Lake’s Top Species (Wil Wegman, Award Winning Writer)

  • Listen to Wil as he talks about ice fishing the lake’s top species. He will also be discussing fishing northern Ontario Lakes with some bonus tips on fishing for splake and brook trout.

2:00 pm – Introduction to Boat Clubs (Steve Taylor, Carefree Boat Club)

  • Steve will discuss what boat clubs are, how they started, and how they are becoming a big part in the industry as a norm.

Enter for your chance to WIN a $500 Gift Card from Cabela’s!

Special Guests

Amanda Lynn Mayhew

Host of Just Hunt TV

This is one tough outdoorswoman and a product of Northern Ontario (a small town called Manitouwadge, where she grew up Playing in the Extreme) who now resides in Southern Ontario and is the host of Just Hunt TV which airs on Wild TV. This young woman has proved her worth as an athlete, an inspirational celebrity speaker, an angler and a hunter whose mission it is to preserve our hunting and fishing heritage.

With dedication and hard work, determination, focus on fitness, outdoors skills and a positive, energetic personality and a passion for travel. Amanda Lynn has embraced her roots, having been raised to love the outdoors life. She has directed that passion to launch a career, quickly becoming one of the most accomplished and popular faces of the outdoors.

Amanda Lynn will be present for the entirety of the Sportsmen Show as host of the stage.


Wil Wegman

Award Winning Writer

Wil Wegman is an award winning outdoor writer whose fishing articles have appeared in such publications as: Outdoor Canada, Ontario Out of Doors, In Fisherman, Real Fishing and Big Jim’s Just Fishing. He is the fishing columnist for Lake Simcoe Living magazine. He has been a guest several times on Bob Izumi’s Real Fishing Show and the Angler and Hunter Show, with other appearances on various fishing TV shows. Wil taught ice fishing courses at Seneca and Georgian College for 20 years and bass fishing courses for 25 years before hitting the seminar circuit… speaking at venues across the province about ways anglers can catch more fish.

Wil was a member of Team Canada at the 1991 World Ice Fishing Championships, has several top ten finishes in the Canadian Ice Fishing Championship, has won the Perch Attack on Lake Simcoe and the 2011 Perchin for MS event. He has been a successful bass tournament angler since the mid-1980’s and has qualified three times for Team Ontario to compete at large Regional B.A.S.S. Tournaments in the US. He has won many events on Lake Simcoe – his home lake, so his seminars reflect what he has learned here to help other ice and open water anglers maximize their time on the water. He has also travelled extensively to fish across Ontario and from the Yukon to Mexico so this broad knowledge shines through in his presentations.

He has been on the HT Pro Staff team since the mid 1980’s and is also sponsored by Rapala and Tourism Simcoe County. In 2017 Wil was inducted into the Canadian Angler Hall of Fame, won the Rick Morgan Professional Conservation Award and the National Recreational Fisheries Awards for his dedication to promoting the sport and sound conservation principles.

Wil’s ice fishing presentation will cover ice safety and then look at an ever-changing Lake Simcoe and how anglers can adapt to those changes just like the fish have. He will follow that up with several slides on fishing brook trout and splake in Ontario’s wilderness lakes and provide ten top tips to catch more fish this winter. His open water presentation will look at fishing the lake’s top species during the other three seasons – with special emphasis on the incredible opportunities remaining this fall on Simcoe and other area lakes.

John Whyte

Fishing Expert, Writer & Host

As founder of Time on the Water Canada, the country’s largest fishing community, John has the attention and pulse of the fishing community. An avid and successful tournament angler and ice angler, John spends more than 250 days a year on the water and ice. A true pioneer, John was one of the first to use drone and stationary underwater video in his stories and educational videos. As the primary contributor his fishing reports, tips and techniques are viewed by more than 200,000 readers annually. More so is his following on the ice every year based from his home lake, Lake Simcoe. More ice anglers visit this incredible fishery in the winter than any other Ontario lake. Major ice fishing bait trends and techniques in the province started on Lake Simcoe, many introduced by John. His sponsors have benefited from his international marketing experience. John has consulted for many of the world’s largest companies.

John Whyte has been written about or published in every major magazine including: In-Fisherman, Bassmaster, Ontario Outdoors, Outdoor Canada, Real Fishing, Time on the Water, PC Magazine, and Byte Magazine.

John has been a TV Show Co-host or Contributor to: Real Fishing Show with Bob Izumi, Canadian Sports Fishing, Canada in the Rough, Nature Nut, Rogers and other spot appearances, and Prominent People of Orillia.

John Whyte’s photography and aerial footage has been highlighted in numerous magazines and TV shows. His reports and comments can be read daily on lakesimcoemessageboard.com, Spoonpullers.com, or any of Time on the Water Canada publications. After 64 years of fishing around the world John is one of Canada’s most recognized anglers.

  • Looking to Exhibit?

    Encompassing all things “great outdoors” – this is an opportunity that you don’t want to miss out on! Showcase your product or service to thousands of attendees and reach a whole new customer base!

  • What’s in it for You?

    By being a part of this trade show, you have the opportunity to gain numerous leads in an engaging sales atmosphere with a captive audience.

  • What We Promise

    As always, we will continue to heavily advertise the show through the following mediums: radio, newspaper, email marketing, and social media. It is our goal to provide you with outstanding customer service, prompt responses, and competitive pricing.

Space is filling up quickly, don’t miss out!

Contact Us

For more information about the Barrie Sportsmen & Outdoors Show, and our other tradeshows, please contact our Marketing & Events Coordinator Theresa Calver.

  • 705-725-9168
  •  tcalver@bghl.ca