Canada’s Great Outdoor and DIY Show

Toronto, Ontario, November 2, 2010: The pages of Outdoor Canada magazine come to life November 26-28, 2010, at the International Centre, 6900 Airport Road, Mississauga during the first-ever Outdoor Canada Show.

Geared towards anglers, hunters and outdoor lovers, the show features everything you need for outdoor adventure, from lodges, outfitters and apparel to gear, electronics and more.

“We’re really pleased the event is receiving such great support from the outdoor community,” says Patrick Walsh, editor of Outdoor Canada magazine. “For anyone who loves Canada’s wildlife and wild places, this is the show for you.”

Among the many highlights, Canada’s top TV fishing celebrities will be on hand for the Fishin’ for Answers Quiz Show on Saturday, November 27 at 1:00 p.m. Expect plenty of fun as Bob Izumi, Angelo Viola, Pete Bowman, Mike Miller,

Leo Stakos, Dave Mercer and Ron James, along with U.S. legends Roland Martin and Jimmy Houston, match angling wits. And after the Quiz Show, fans will have the chance to rub shoulders with their favourite TV stars at the Outdoor Canada Lodge.

Throughout the three-day event, the Outdoor Canada Lodge will be the social hub, featuring filleting demos, sampling of wild game, shore-lunch tips, fly-tying lessons and antique decoy appraisals with expert Steven Lloyd. And on Saturday, November 27, Fish ’n Canada’s Angelo Viola will present his Outdoor Journal radio program live on the Fan 590 from 10 a.m. to noon. And on Sunday, November 28, anglers can test the strength of their fishing knots with the Berkley Knot Testing Machine.

The Outdoor Canada Stage, meanwhile, will host an ongoing series of information-packed how-to sessions for anglers and hunters. Outdoor Canada Fishing Editor Gord Pyzer, for example, will share his expert advice on the exciting sport of ice fishing. Other sessions include: selecting and training the right field dog; hunting wild turkeys and white-tailed deer; and learning about the game-changing technology in the latest fish finders.

For a chance at some free admission tickets listen to the Ripple Outdoors Podcast Episode #331 to hear how.

The Outdoor Canada Show is part of The Great Outdoor & DIY Weekend, a new consumer show that features four shows at one location for one admission price. The other shows include the Fall Cottage Life Show, the Explore Adventure & Travel Show, and the Canadian Home Workshop Show.

More celebrities appearing at The Great Outdoor & DIY Weekend are:

· Survivorman Les Stroud in the Explore Adventure & Travel Show, Sunday, November 28 at 11:30 a.m.

· HGTV renovation gurus Bryan Baeumler and Jim Caruk in the Canadian Home Workshop Show.

• Designer, CityLine expert, and host of HGTV’s new series Summer Home

Karen Sealy in the Cottage Life Show, Saturday

Check out The Great Outdoor & DIY Weekend

International Centre

6900 Airport Road, Mississauga

Free parking

Hours:

Friday, Nov. 26 – 11 am – 8 pm

Saturday, Nov. 27 – 9 am – 6 pm

Sunday, Nov. 28 – 10 am – 5 pm

Admission

Adults $15 at the door, $13.00 online

Kids (12 and under) Free

Youth (13 – 17) $8

WEEKEND PASS $22

www.greatoutdoorDIY.com

The first ten emails to info{at}rippleoutdoors{dot}com can get a free admission ticket to the show