Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The Great Outdoors & DIY Weekend Show, November 25-27, 2011

You won’t want to miss:

·       Survivor Champion Boston Rob Mariano’s presentation and Survivor-style challenge at the show – Saturday, November 26 – 11:00 am; followed by a Q&A and autograph session.

·    Indoor Ziplining with Tree Top Trekking - take a high flying adventure right over the show - 30 feet off the show floor and 100 feet long - get the adrenalin pumping.

·    Endangered Species Fund of Canada – come and see endangered animals such as cougars, tigers, lemurs, arctic wolves and a red tailed hawk –a lot to learn about protection – 2:30 pm only each show day.

·    Siberian Huskies Sledding – these amazing dogs from Haliburton Highlands will show us how to cross country ski with your family dog...it is the latest trend called -  skijoring.

·    Pointer Dogs – for folks who take their dogs cottaging, camping or hunting; meet some amazing field dogs, learn about canine first aid and nutrition.

·      Paddling Pool – all weekend long, come and watch demos on kayaking, canoeing, kayak fishing and stand-up paddling.

·    Women of the Outdoors – four women who fish, hunt and really make the outdoors their own - Vanessa Harrop, Amanda Lynn Mayhew-Hare, Kathryn Maroun and Mariko Izumi – Sunday, November 27, 11:30 am only – followed by an autograph session.

A personality bonanza:
·      Survivorman – Boston Rob Mariano
·      Women of the Outdoors – Vanessa Harrop, Amanda Lynn Mayhew-Hare, Kathryn
          Maroun and Mariko Izumi
·      The Happy Camper – Kevin Callan
·      Fish tales – Angelo Viola
·      Fish TV – Leo Stakos, Ron James
·      DIY & Woodworking experts – Steve Maxwell, Michel Roy, Hendrik Varju,
          Cathy Dalrymple and Ryan Shervill
·      Everyone’s Favourite Handyman – Wayne Lennox
·      Cottage Kitchen – Monda Rosenberg, Jane Rodmell and Martin Zibauer
·      Santa Claus

For families including the kids:

·    Kids Crooked Christmas Village – whimsical playhouses along with a visit from Santa

·    Kids Fishing pond – an opportunity for kids to learn how to fish, live from the trout pond although you have to throw back what you catch!

·    Kids Woodworking Corner – an opportunity to make a take home item with instruction from skilled professionals

·    Woodworking 101 – wood working for adults who will make their own take home item - a gumball machine; and you can buy the gumballs for the machine to benefit a charity

·    Cottage Kitchen – Monda Rosenberg, Jane Rodmell and Martin Zibauer, Cottage Life food editors demonstrate holiday and seasonal cooking for cottage entertaining

·    Canada’s Happy Camper Kevin Callan – will demonstrate the latest in outdoor gadgets, bear proofing your campsite and his favourite canoe routes in Ontario

•   Holiday shopping - great gift ideas - shop for everyone on your list - tools,
      cottage gifts, camping gear, fishing and hunting items, decor, food and
      gadgets for outdoors people.

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