Barrie Sportsmen & Outdoor Show

September 28 – 29, 2019

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Adult admission is $6 or 2 for $10, with net proceeds
going to the Roots for Youth Charitable Foundation.
Children 14 and under are free.

 
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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 28th + 29th, 2019 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 9am – 5pm and Sunday 9am – 4pm. Free Parking.

Sportsmen

Visit our “Sportsmen” exhibitors to find companies specializing in the following categories:

  • Fishing
  • Bait & Tackle
  • Hunting
  • Ice Fishing
  • Outerwear
  • …and many more!

Outdoors

Visit our “Outdoors” exhibitors to find companies specializing in the following categories:

  • ATV’s & Boats
  • Camping
  • Food
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Excursions
  • …and many more!

Show Sponsorships

(Lumberjack Show Sponsor)

Show Exhibitors

Stage Schedule

Saturday September 28

10:00 am – Fishing Forecast for Ice Fishing This Winter (John Whyte, Fishing Expert, Writer & Host)

  • Expert John Whyte will teach you what we expect for the upcoming season and what species will be the easiest targets to focus on.

10:30 am – Great Canadian Lumberjack Show

  • Watch this exciting event as the lumberjacks race against time to beat one another in several different events using axes, saws and chain saws.

11:00 am – Using Electronics to Catch More Fish (Gerry Heels, Lowrance)

  • Listen to electronics expert Gerry to gain some insight on how to install your electronics and how to utilize these electronics to catch more fish.

11:30 am – Become a Better Bass Angler! (David Chong, Fishing Expert, Writer & Host)

  • Learn tips and tricks to become a better bass angler from a veteran seasoned tournament angler. The latest presentations, tackle and equipment will be discussed in this info-packed seminar. A great deal of the info in this presentation can be applied to all types of fishing! Q & A to follow presentation!

12:15 pm – Targeting Women in the Industry 
(Amanda Lynn Mayhew, Just Hunt TV)

  • Amanda Lynn Mayhew presents Women in the Industry, talking about the increase of women in shooting sports, hunting, and fishing.

1:00 pm – Great Canadian Lumberjack Show

  • Watch this exciting event as the lumberjacks race against time to beat one another in several different events using axes, saws and chain saws.

2:00 pm – Outdoor Survival & Safety Tips: Be Prepared! 
(David Arama, Wilderness Survival School Inc.)

  • Learn how to be prepared and not become a fatality statistic in the great outdoors. Topics include survival kits, backcountry clothing, communications, and how to start a fire without matches!

3:00 pm – Get Prepared for the Snowmobile Season (Jeremy Girard, JT Powersports)

  • Learn how to be prepared for the upcoming season to ensure you are safe on and off the trail.

3:30 pm – Great Canadian Lumberjack Show

  • Watch this exciting event as the lumberjacks race against time to beat one another in several different events using axes, saws and chain saws.
Sunday September 29

10:00 am – The State of our Fisheries and How to Find Fish! (John Whyte, 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.

10:30 am – Great Canadian Lumberjack Show

  • Watch this exciting event as the lumberjacks race against time to beat one another in several different events using axes, saws and chain saws.

11:00 am – Targeting Women in the Industry 
(Amanda Lynn Mayhew, Just Hunt TV)

  • Amanda Lynn Mayhew presents Women in the Industry, talking about the increase of women in shooting sports, hunting, and fishing.

11:45 am – Using Electronics to Catch More Fish (Gerry Heels, Lowrance)

  • Listen to electronics expert Gerry to gain some insight on how to install your electronics and how to utilize these electronics to catch more fish.

12:15 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.

1:00 pm – Great Canadian Lumberjack Show

  • Watch this exciting event as the lumberjacks race against time to beat one another in several different events using axes, saws and chain saws.

1:15 pm – Become a Better Bass Angler! (David Chong, Fishing Expert, Writer & Host)

  • Learn tips and tricks to become a better bass angler from a veteran seasoned tournament angler. The latest presentations, tackle and equipment will be discussed in this info-packed seminar. A great deal of the info in this presentation can be applied to all types of fishing! Q & A to follow presentation!

2:00 pm – Fishing Lake Simcoe Spring to 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.

2:30 pm – Great Canadian Lumberjack Show

  • Watch this exciting event as the lumberjacks race against time to beat one another in several different events using axes, saws and chain saws.

3:00 pm – Outdoor Survival & Safety Tips: Be Prepared! (David Arama, Wilderness Survival School Inc.)

  • Learn how to be prepared and not become a fatality statistic in the great outdoors. Topics include survival kits, backcountry clothing, communications, and how to start a fire without matches!

Amazing Prizes

Enter for your chance to win amazing prizes contributed by the following exhibitors:

  • Brass & Lead Co.
  • Cabela’s
  • Curtis Robinson
  • Muddy Fowler
  • Raptor Kayaks Canada
  • Skipper’s Tackle Box
  • Wolf Den Sports

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, who now resides in Southern Ontario and is the HOST of JUST HUNT® which airs on WILD PURSUIT NETWORK. This young woman has proved her worth as an athlete, inspirational speaker, angler, power sports enthusiast and a hunter whose mission it is to preserve our hunting and fishing heritage.

Amanda Lynn’s above average success rates for her DIY hunts are impressive, most hunters’ hunt 30+ years to harvest animals that Amanda Lynn has been fortunate to hunt and harvest. Although not a trophy hunter in terms of inches and skulls sharing her trophies which represent memories, and adventures.

Amanda Lynn has a growing social media following that has a fan base that trusts what she recommends and women that watch her show, participate in her events, purchase what she introduces to them, proving that what you are introduced to, you remember.

The numbers are visibly increasing each year with the influences of television and media, with the rise of social media influencing showcasing women and children the growing industry is in full forward like never before. The younger generation looks up to the role models of industry seeing strong, beautiful, capable and independent women who love to fish, hunt and the outdoors. Amanda Lynn was diagnosed with Graves Disease in 1998 and has given her efforts to bring awareness to rare diseases and health awareness. Including Progeria, Multiple Sclerosis and Congenital Heart Conditions.

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.

Supporting people in pursuit of their hunting heritage, Amanda Lynn founded the Range Day and Take Me Outreach Programs, designed to help new adventurers get out there and get started.


Wil Wegman

Fishing Expert, Writer & Host

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.


Gerry Heels

Fishing Expert & Host

From Innisfil ON, Gerry Heels is a veteran Lake Simcoe Ice Angler and expert in marine electronics. Gerry owns Heels Marine Electronics Installations located in Barrie and is a rep for Lowrance marine electronics.

He has long been recognized as a leading ice fishing seminar host on the subject of maximizing electronics to catch more fish. His talks on sonar units, GPS and charts help identify ways ice anglers can better utilize their units, troubleshoot issues and capitalize on all the features today’s high tech electronics offer. He is also an ice fishing guide operating Heels Recreational Fishing, with ice safety training utilizing portable huts to help his clients stay on fish.

Member Ontario Federation Of Anglers and Hunters since 1969
Competing in Ice fishing tournaments since 1996
Lowrance Pro staff since 1999
Member Lowrance Ice Fishing Team since 2000
Member Navionics Ice Fishing Team since 2004
Navionics Pro Staff since 2006
Member Barrie and District Hunters and Anglers Conservation Club


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.


David Chong

Fishing Expert, Writer & Host

David Chong is one of Canada’s most recognizable and successful competitive tournament anglers. He is an accomplished multi-species angler who has won numerous bass, pike, crappie and perch tournaments, “Angler of Year”, “Team of the Year” and Classic titles. His competitive fishing career led him to representing Canada at the inaugural Pan American Bass Championships on Lake Okeechobee and the XIV Bass World Championships in Mexico!

A highly sought after seminar presenter, David enjoys sharing his vast knowledge of fishing and competitive angling with inquiring anglers, young and old. A regular contributor to Big Jim’s Just Fishing magazine, he also freelances and has been featured in other publications and websites! David has recently formed a new travelling educational fishing exhibit with Daniel Notarianni from “Live2Fish” titled “EVERYTHING You Wanted to Know About FISHING But Were Too Afraid to ASK!”

He is a dedicated advocate of accessible affordable angling for all! He recognizes the importance of urban fishing in the Greater Toronto Area and works with the Toronto Urban Fishing Ambassadors to promote local angling opportunities. David is a member of the Aurora Bassmasters, a chapter of the Ontario B.A.S.S. Nation. He currently also serves as the president of the North GTA Bass Anglers, a club in the Canadian Bass Anglers Federation which is part of the TBF, a FLW affiliated organization. These are both “Grass Roots” organizations that coordinate & promote ethical competitive angling!

Youth angling is extremely dear to David’s heart and he strongly supports initiatives such as Fishing Friendzy’s Youth Fishing Leagues & The Next Cast Youth Fishing Program. As well, David is a coordinator and the host of the annual “Catch a Dream!” Kids Fishing Derby held each year for disadvantaged kids from Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies, the Make a Wish Foundation, YMCA etc.. His passion about introducing new anglers of all ages to the wonderful sport of fishing especially kids is clearly evident in his actions!

David is truly thankful for the support of his lovely wife, Dana and his numerous sponsors: Daiwa Rods & Reels, Liquid Mayhem, Ultra Tungsten, Skeeter Boats, Yamaha Outboards, Power Pole, Huntsville Marine, MotorGuide, Garmin Electronics, Navionics, TH Marine, Yo-Zuri, Duel-Hardcore, Z-Man Fishing, Fin-tech Tackle, TS Lightning Series, Owner Hooks, Sunline, Stringease, NPS, Vigor Eyewear, Bass Mafia, Rapid Fishing Solutions, V-T2 Livewell Ventilation System, Simms Clothing & EGO Nets!


 

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).

  • 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.

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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