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 - Booth 1201

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 Stage Presenters

Judy Scott Weldon

Appearing on the Cook Your Catch Stage on Thursday and Friday at 1pm and 4pm

Judy Scott Welden is a professional Home Economist and Nutritionist with many years of experience.  Judy has a local Radio & TV show where she is known as Judy Foodie.  As a spokesperson for Foodland Ontario, Judy considers it an honor to communicate the benefits of Ontario fresh foods that our farmers and growers produce.  “I love sharing information with families about the wonderful Foodland Ontario recipes you can prepare to enjoy all of the delicious seasonal food that is grown and produced in Ontario”.  Judy thinks that the movement to cooking food at home, learning new cooking techniques and how to use local food, is of high interest to many people today!  We invite you to come to this cooking demonstration where you will learn how to fillet a fresh Ontario trout, pick up Foodland Ontario Recipes featuring local ingredients and learn about all the good things that grow in Ontario!   

Susan Kane Doyle

Appearing on the Cook your Catch Stage, Saturday and Sunday at 1pm and 4pm

For the past 30 years Susan Kane Doyle has been the cooking editor for Ontario Out of Doors. Susan has  covered almost everything harvested through hunting and fishing in Ontario . Susan has taught for small and large audiences at many shows. She has cooked for many premiers and even prime ministers. Cooking Wild Style , a nationally award winning cookbook, highlights many of these recipes. If you want organic meat, cooking wild is the only way to go!
As they say everything is better with bacon, even fish chowder! Come and see how easy it is to prepare this dish. You will be reeled in!


Italo Labignan

Appearing on the Cook your Catch Stage, Saturday and Sunday at 1pm and 4pm

In 1985 Italo pioneered a concept for his own sportfishing television series, The Canadian Sportfishing Show and published Canada’s only National Sportfishing magazine. His TV series was immediately picked up by TSN and it was so well received across Canada that TSN broadcast 26 original episodes in the first season. It has continued to show on TSN 3x a week, 52 weeks a year for the last 27 years.
Canadian Sportfishing is broadcast nationally on many networks throughout North America and the Caribbean and on several over-the-air stations in Canada. Italo is a founder, partner, Director and President of Cdn Sportfishing Productions Inc.

Cook Your Catch - Booth 1101

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.