2016 Toronto Sportsmen’s Show

Some of the "friendly" and "honest" SFBCA members manning our booth

They Like Us:(L to R) Willard, Ray C., Bill and Ray K. Just some of the “friendly” and “honest” SFBCA members who ran our booth at the 2016 Toronto Sportsmen’s Show

The Scarborough Fly and Bait Casting Association wrapped another successful Toronto Sportsmen’s Show.

For the past several years, the Sportsmen’s show has been held in mid February in a downtown Toronto location such as the Enercare Centre (Exhibition Grounds) or the Convention Centre on Front Street. This year’s show was a switch back to the traditional March break  period (March 16-20) which meant that there seemed to be more families and young kids in attendance.  Also, the decision to hold the 2016 show at the International Centre in Mississauga, which has lots of free parking,  probably helped with attendance too.

From the standpoint of the SFBCA, we had a nice looking booth (Thanks to Jurgen for lending his mounted fish as decor), with lots going on. The rod building demos especially seemed to attract people. We had some brochures left over from last year that we gave out, but we also printed up some club  business cards that we passed around too.

We had 7 or 8 people sign the attendance sheet at our booth requesting more info about the club and the same number have emailed expressing an interest in joining.

Thanks to all the SFBCA members that participated in the set up and tear down of the booth, and for giving time to represent the club at the show. Here’s some of the positive comments that were received via email:

  • “I am interested in becoming a member if I can. Visited the sportsmen show and was impressed with your booth and with some of your members.”
  • “I saw your booth at the Sportsmen’s show today, and your club seems friendly and honest.”
  • “I am enquiring about building a rod. Saw a young man at the sportsman show who made it sound like it will be a rewarding endeavor.”

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