I am still surprised when I talk to people about outdoor activities that most have heard of the Edmonton Boat and Sportsmen’s Show, but many have never attended. Wow are they missing out on a remarkable event! Every March the Edmonton Expo Centre gets magically transformed into a special event that other cities are envious of.

Have you ever seen a water-skiing squirrel? I have. Twiggy was performing his water-skiing expertise daily to delight of all observers young and old.

Other features included chainsaw carver Marina Cole who was demonstrating her talents as a chainsaw carver. The West Coast Lumberjack Mountain Show team demonstrated their stills at everything lumberjack related. There were dog demos, reptile and bird displays plus much more.

Numerous experts and manufacturers pro staff were on hand for various instructional seminars. Something for everyone.

Not to be outdone, AHEIA had a large presence once again featuring shooting and fishing simulators, a pellet gun shooting trailer, an archery shooting trailer, interactive displays, raffle ticket sales, the AHEIA store and more.

We also sponsored the AHEIA Alberta NASP Provincial Tournament. Please check out the report on this very successful event elsewhere in the magazine.

Make plans to attend next year’s Edmonton Boat and Sportsmen’s Show to be held March 12 – 15, 2020.

A special thanks to all the volunteers who assisted AHEIA with the 2019 Edmonton Boat and Sportsmen’s Show. Your generosity and dedication once again helped make the event a big success. You all make my job easier, so thank you very much!


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