One-Tank Trip for Jan. 12/19
(c) By Jim Fox
Here’s how to put a little summer in your winter without leaving the country.
Head to the Toronto International Boat Show that’s North America’s largest indoor show complete with its own lake.
Now marking its 61st year, the show runs from Jan. 18 to 27 at the Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place (100 Princes Blvd.).
It’s a boater’s wonderland with a fleet of 1,200 boats, ranging in size from six feet to 60 feet, and all the latest in marine accessories from 550 vendors.
|Visitors to the boat show have fun on “The Lake.”|
“This celebrates Canada’s boat heritage and showcases the future of recreational boating with 250 free seminars and workshops over 10 days,” said publicist Tran Nguyen.
New highlights are the Toronto Indoor Wakeboard Championships, fly fishing instruction, remote-controlled sailboats and the Royal Canadian Air Force’s CH-146 Griffon Search and Rescue Helicopter.
There is also Women’s Day on Jan. 20 to gain “hands-on learning” of skills and all about boat ownership.
Figures indicate there’s a lot of interest with 43 per cent of Canadians participating in boating and 20 percent owning a boat.
|Boats of all sizes prepare to pass through the Trent-Severn Canal locks at Lindsay. (Jim Fox photo)|