Cottage Show & Big Backyard Show offer one-stop shopping for the latest cottage and outdoor living products and services
Sports & Recreation Posted by Eric on April 03, 2012
Ottawa, ON - Caneast Shows Inc, one of Canada's largest consumer-based show producers, is pleased to announce an incredible line-up for this year's edition of The Cottage Show & The Big Backyard Show, to be held at the new CE Centre from April 13-15, 2012. Outdoor enthusiasts and cottage lovers will learn about new and exciting products and services, and have an opportunity to listen to Emmy-nominated actor Ed Begley Jr. speak on living green.
Buying, selling, or upgrading your cottage? Looking to turn your backyard into an outdoor oasis that will be the envy of your friends and neighbours? Are you in the market for the latest boat, barbecue, or hot tub? If so, then this year's edition of The Cottage Show & The Big Backyard Show is for you.
New and exciting products and services to be showcased include alternative energy solutions including geothermal and solar, a new environmentally-friendly way to get rid of weeds, and the “Bunkie Village” where leisure cabins set up for the entire show will be available for purchase.
“We’re excited to be at a new venue with our biggest shows ever, with more than 200 exhibits full of fun ideas,” commented Show Director Ian Forsyth. “If you’re an outdoor or cottage enthusiast in the region, these shows will be your best bet to see what’s new and exciting, all under one roof!”
The three stages at the shows will feature experts who will demonstrate and discuss a wide range of topics including how to live green, how to deal with wildlife, and the ever popular Septics 101.
On the Cottage Porch Stage, presentations will include buying and renting cottages, cottage landscaping, and cottage succession. Visit the Big Backyard Stage for cooking demos by local chefs and advice by landscape designers on how to maximize the beauty, functionality, and entertaining potential of your backyard.
At the Cottage Wildlife Centre, families can get up close and personal with endangered species, learn more about “Being Bear Wise,” "Why Turtles are in Trouble," and how to build a loon nesting platform.
Attendees can also bid on one of four unique Muskoka chairs hand-painted and decorated by local Ottawa artists in support of Cottage Dreams Cancer Recovery Initiative, a charity that provides time away at a donated cottage for patients recovering from cancer.
Other unique products and services at the shows include:
· “Dockwand,” a new innovative product to help moor all boats
· “Cacoon,” the new standard for backyard relaxation and fun, and a Canadian innovation
· Backyard fire pits, with variations never seen before
· A new line of windows and doors from Herrmann’s Timberframe Homes, straight from Austria and for the first time in Eastern Canada
“Owning a recreational property or having a backyard with all of the bells and whistles is the dream of many people,’’ added Forsyth, Managing Partner for Caneast Shows, organizer of the show. “A visit to our shows will provide everything you need to make that dream a reality.’’
The Cottage Show & The Big Backyard Show takes place at the new CE Centre at 4899 Uplands Drive on Friday April 13, from noon to 9 p.m.; Saturday, April 14, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, April 15 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
One ticket is good for both shows. Admission is $12 for adults and free for people 17 years and under. Advanced tickets are available online for $8 at www.thecottageshow.com or www.thebigbackyardshow.com. Please note that parking is $7 and the CE Centre is easily accessible by public transit.
About Caneast Shows
The Caneast Shows Inc. management team has been producing high-end consumer shows in the Ottawa area for more than 25 years, serving the Eastern Ontario and Western Québec regions.
With more than 100 years of combined trade and consumer show experience, the Caneast team is bilingual, efficient, and knowledgeable in all areas of show management.
For more information or to schedule interviews, please contact:
Eric Collard <613-878-0180 or firstname.lastname@example.org>
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