March 9, 2020
Abbotsford, BC – TRADEX was filled with the region’s hunters, fishers and boaters this past weekend – March 6 to 8 – for BC’s largest boating, fishing, hunting and sportsmen’s event: the BC Sportsmen’s Show. The event was met with positive reviews from attendees and exhibitors alike.
“It was great to see so many visitors back for another big show, and lots of new faces coming to plan their adventures in the outdoors,” said Show Manager Les Trendall. “This is the largest venue for the region’s outdoor enthusiasts to see what’s new and exciting for the year ahead. Between the engaged spectators at our pro hunting, fishing, and casting stages, plus the busy kid’s activities like the fish pond and gold panning, it was a weekend enjoyed by all.”
The BC Sportsmen’s Show turns TRADEX into a massive one-stop marketplace for fishing, hunting and boating, with retailers and manufacturers, boats of all sizes, camping gear, ATVs and accessories, hunting gear and equipment, camo clothing, retailers, outfitters and more.
Plenty of families enjoyed a weekend at the show, with activities for children including the popular fishing pond, panning for gold, fly tying and Cabela’s Fun Zone.
Sales are typically strong at this event, which has an impressive retail component. Approximately three quarters of show visitors make a purchase! Feedback from many exhibitors indicated that shoppers were again out in full force for 2020, with many purchases being carried out the doors.
A popular Facebook photo contest took place in advance of the event, with the winner Alex Smith taking home two tickets to the show and $100.
One of the elements that show visitors get particularly excited about are fantastic door prizes. Congratulations to the following winners:
- Greg Gibbon from Chilliwack was the Grand Prize winner of a Zodiac Prize pack including a trailer, motor, and Scotty Fishing supplies courtesy of GA Checkpoint Yamaha!
- Anthony Amenta from Burnaby won a soft-top tent from Dog House Trailers!
- and Shirley Klotz from Mission won a Gold Panning Experience for 4, courtesy of Yukon Dan Gold Panning!
The BC Sportsmen’s Show is proudly produced by Master Promotions Ltd. Thanks to everyone who attended this year’s show and best wishes for upcoming fishing, hunting and boating seasons!
Les Trendall, Show Manager
Master Promotions Ltd.
Aurora Boudreau, Marketing Coordinator
Master Promotions Ltd.