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w1w last won the day on March 13 2017

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  1. Niagara Outdoor Show...2018

    ...my bad. I looked for the sign I've used for years at the turn into the venue. It was not in my good shed. I think it's in my back shed. Can't get into that one because of the snow (door). Sorry about the inconvenience. There will be one there, next year. Thanx for letting me know. If it happened to you, it probably happened to someone else.
  2. Niagara Outdoor Show...2018

    Well, fifteen years under our belts. Content was as good as it's ever been. We get all kinds of comments (day before/day of and after). I attempt to provide a local event that includes outdoor content and education. It's not easy to get vendors and exhibitors to come to Fort Erie. We're kinda at the end of the road but I applaud their effort. I will try to get more vendors involved in 2019. Attendance was down a bit and we'll work on that. The Leisureplex (Town of Fort Erie) and its staff were a pleasure to work with, as always. Thank-you to everyone who made this happen!
  3. Niagara Outdoor Show...2018

    Congratulations to our Winners!...Phil Panetta - One Night Stay for Two (breakfast incl.) at the Cairn Croft Hotel Best Western Plus and Molson Gear.....Nathan Wiles - Quantum Aztec 30 spinning reel plus Molson gear plus $50 Doc Magilligan's Pub Voucher (Cairn Croft).....Nicole Comeau - Quantum Spinning Combo (rod and reel) plus Molson Gear.....One Year Adult OFAH membership to Mark St.Jean plus Outdoor Gear (courtesy Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters).....Two 1 year subscriptions to Bob Izumi's Real Fishing Magazine (courtesy Ontario Lures) go to Ian Caughey and Don Conron. Two rod and reel combos are awarded to Sophie and Ethan for participating in Casting Kids. I will be in touch with everyone by tomorrow.
  4. Niagara Outdoor Show...2018

    Thanx, guys. Glad you could make it AND find some deals!
  5. Niagara Outdoor Show...2018

    Ugli Boy Baits has offered to give jigs to all the kids who participate in Casting Kids. Thanx in advance...very generous! Each child will receive some plastic baits, as well. Two rod and reel combos are given away in a draw. All the kids (up to and including 14 years of age) who participate are eligible. I'm sure all of us are real busy, right now. Whether you're pouring baits or loading your vehicle while it's snowing...it takes a lot of people to make this event happen. We're expecting a good crowd. Hope you can make it out on Sunday. See ya there!
  6. Joe Montgomery

    I stopped by on Sunday to say hi to Mr.and Mrs. Montgomery. I told their daughter that he's on the guest list for the Niagara Outdoor Show. Talked to Jerry from SCGFA for awhile and met someone else I hadn't seen in 5 years. If you take a look at www.niagaraoutdoorshow.com you'll see an image of Joe, tying a fly. This is the 2nd year his image has been there. It's from the last year he was at the event. I figure if he can't be at the show, it was a way of including him. Here's an image where some kids seem captivated by what he has to share. Sometimes it's true that a picture is worth a thousand words?
  7. Niagara Outdoor Show...2018

    ...please, see www.niagaraoutdoorshow.com The 2018 site was just launched...thanx, Bill
  8. Niagara Outdoor Show...2018

    ...show is sold out. Look forward to working with all the vendors, exhibitors, volunteers and sponsors that make this event possible!
  9. Niagara Outdoor Show...2018

    ...thanx, Cliff. I thought I was retired until I started working on the 2018 show. Some of the best content, ever. This year I established a facebook page...Niagara Outdoor Show (not event). It's been a lot of work. Today, I'm working on a post for Greg Balch. He is an outdoor educator with quite an impressive portfolio. He's making the trip in from London. He will be setting up a static wildlife display in a 35'x50' area. Great for kids and adults. Greg's display normally includes every 'critter' in Ontario with the exception of a Least Weasel and Polar Bear. This is interactive, too. Questions/answers help to educate young and older. He is making the trip to Nova Scotia in the summer with his display. It is funded by the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters and the N.S. provincial gov't. Casting Kids is returning, presented by the St.Catharines Bassmasters. We're trying something new in 2018 called - Odds'n'Ends - which will include retail that's not your typical rods, reels and lures. Ugli Boy Baits will have a booth...jigs, tube heads, spinnerbaits...BU, what else? Melanie Frost, local tournament bass pro, usually has some great gear at affordable prices. St.Catharines Game and Fish will have 3 tables of fishin' stuff donated thru Tackle Share. Ontariolures.com will have a vintage lure display. Patrick offers an honest appraisal/evaluation for vintage lures. Do you think you have a treasure or maybe you just want to know about an older lure that you have? Bring it in! Richard Dykstra, gunsmith, will have 32 linear feet of rifles and shotguns for sale. The 2018 website will be posted on Feb.11th. Keep an eye out for - Odds'n'Ends - ! That's all for now. Ears bleeding, yet (lol)?
  10. Niagara Outdoor Show...2018

    Air Ivanhoe, out of Foleyet, will be returning to the show, again. Trip of a lifetime! However, I've reserved a booth for a more traditional, drive-to fishing lodge/camp. Price is very affordable. If anyone knows a business that might consider this event a networking/promotional opportunity, give me a shout. I'm thinking French River, Temagami, Nipissing (for example)? Thanx, guys.
  11. ...confirmed for Sunday, Mar.11 (Fort Erie Leisureplex). If you are a returning vendor/exhibitor, I'll be in touch in early January. Rotator cuff surgery on Nov.28th is limiting my typing abilities. I'm typing this post with one finger, left at that. If you would like to confirm for the show, please call 905-894-1861. If you are new to the show, a call would be required to discuss. Returning, an e-mail to wgw@cogeco.ca (or a call) would be appreciated. Any new ideas, use same contact info. Best to you and yours over the Holiday Season!...Bill www.niagaraoutdoorshow.com
  12. ...Sunday, Sept.10 at Bertie Boating Club. Live release...3 fish...115hp max...7am-3pm...Canadian waters only...no live bait...15 boat limit...must pre-register...$60 entry (incl. ramp fee) with prizes to last place...no pros, please!...for more details or to register, call 905-894-1861...thanx in advance to BBC for the use of their facility!
  13. ...thanx Dave! I'm still in training, I guess!
  14. Congratulations to the 2017 Niagara Outdoor Show winners! I'll be contacting everyone by phone or e-mail, tomorrow. This event is sponsored by the Best Western Plus Cairn Croft Hotel in Niagara Falls, Falls Chevrolet and Molson. Jim Miller has won a one night stay (incl. breakfast for 2) at the Cairn Croft, Molson Gear and a GMC t-shirt. Tammy Jonah (husband) has won a Quantum Aztec (10 bearing) Reel, a $50 pub voucher to Doc Magilligan's, Molson Gear and a GMC t-shirt. Karen Audet has won a $50 pub voucher to Doc Magilligan's, Molson Gear and a GMC t-shirt. Patrick Daradick, owner of Ontariolures.com has donated 2 subscriptions to Bob Izumi's Real Fishing Magazine. Those winners are Ronnie Desson and Robert Ritchie. Ronnie and Robert will be contacted by Patrick. The Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (Zone J) has donated a one year adult membership and the winner is Janet Andrey. Molson Gear and a GMC t-shirt are part of that prize package. Janet will be contacted by OFAH. Casting Kids winners are Logan Neufeld and Christopher Brunning. Each of the kids will receive a rod and reel combo. To those who have made these prizes available, your generosity is greatly appreciated!!!
  15. Smerchly, your comments are so relevant. It's not just about selling space. I attempt to find vendors/exhibitors with the hunting/fishing theme that will interest people. Retail drives these shows (in my opinion) and the products that the vendors offered were diverse. That coupled with wildlife agencies/organizations and accommodation plus Casting Kids creates good content. Thanks for recognizing that!