February 5-8, 2015

Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place

Canada’s BIGGEST & BEST Outdoors Show!

2015 Show Hours

Thurs. Feb 5
10 am - 8 pm
Fri. Feb 6
10 am - 8 pm
Sat. Feb 7
10 am - 8 pm
Sun. Feb 8
10 am - 6 pm

Ministry of Natural Resources

The Ministry of Natural Resources is pleased to participate in the 2014 Toronto Sportsmen’s Show.  New at the ministry’s booth this year will be Cook Your Catch, presented in partnership with Foodland Ontario. It is a fun and interactive cooking demonstration with Susan Kane Doyle and Judy Scott Welden. Susan has been writing about delicious and innovative ways to cook Ontario’s wild game for more than 30 years. She is regularly featured in Ontario Out of Doors magazine and will be taking the cooking spotlight on Saturday and Sunday at 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Judy is a leading Canadian nutritionist and will be making mouths water with her cooking demonstration on Thursday and Friday at 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.
 
Another highlight of the ministry’s booth this year is the Kids Zone. It is sure to be one of the best family-friendly attractions of the show with plenty of fun activities for kids and families. Canadian Sportfishing has provided a fishing simulator which will let children and adults get in on the thrill and feeling of catching a fish.  We will also be announcing the winners of the 2013 Kid’s Fish Art Contest.
 
Ontario Parks will be encouraging participation in both the Learn to Fish and Learn to Camp programs. In addition, map tables will be available showing travel routes and highlighting Ontario provincial park locations.

The family zone exhibit, including the fishing simulator and the photobooth is all part of promoting the learn to fish program --- encouraging families that fishing is a fun, low-cost recreational activity in which they can create lasting family memories and enjoy nature.
  
Visitors to the ministry’s booth will be able to purchase Outdoors Cards, as well as fishing and hunting licences, and can get information on the rules and regulations for hunting and fishing.  On display in three large aquarium tanks will be a number of fish species, including bloater (a type of deepwater cisco), largemouth bass, lake sturgeon, bowfin and more. Conservation officers will be on-site to discuss general hunting and fishing information.
 

Cook Your Catch

Cook Your Catch is a brand new feature for 2014 brought to you by the Ministry of Natural Resources in partnership with Foodland Ontario.   Visitors will be treated to fun and interactive cooking demonstrations with Judy Scott Welden, Susan Kane Doyle and Italo Labignan.