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2012 Canadian Boat Shows & Events

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Jan. 14 - 22, 2012 Toronto International Boat Show (ON)
  Direct Energy Centre
Feb. 8 - 12, 2012 Vancouver International Boat Show (BC)
 BC Place
Feb. 9 - 12, 2012 Calgary Boats & Sportsmen's Show (AB)
  Stampede Park
Feb. 9 - 12, 2012 Montreal Boat and Water Sports Show (PQ)
  Place Bonaventure
Feb. 17 - 20, 2012 Central Ontario Boat Show & Sale (ON)
  Hamilton
Feb. 23 - 26, 2012 Halifax International Boat Show (NS)
  Exhibition Park
Feb. 23 - 26, 2012 Ottawa Boat & Sportsmen's Show (ON)
  CE Center, 4899 Uplands Dr
Feb. 23 - 26, 2012 Montreal Boat and Water Sports Show (PQ)
  Place Bonaventure, Metro Station
Feb. 24 - 26, 2012 London Boat, Fishing & Leisure Show (ON)
  Western Fair Grounds
March 2 - 4, 2012 BC Boat & Sportsmen's Show (BC)
  Abbotsford
March 14 - 18, 2012 Toronto Sportsmen's Show (ON)
  Metro Toronto Convention Centre
March 15 - 18, 2012 Edmonton Boat & Sportsmen's Show (AB)
 Expo Centre
March 23 - 25, 2012 Moncton Boat Show (NB)
  Moncton Coliseum
April 13 - 15, 2012 Sudbury Sportsman Show (ON)
  Garson Community Centre
Apr. 19 - 22, 2012 Victoria Harbour Boat Show (BC)
  Inner Harbour & Ship’s Point
April 20 - 22, 2012 Rendezvous Recreational Lifestyles Show
  Duncan - Cowichan Exhibition Park (BC)
April 27 - 29, 2012 Petawawa Men's Show (ON)
  Civic Centre
June 2, 2012 Thousand Islands Poker Run (ON)
  Gananoque
June 22 - 24, 2012 Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival (ON)
  North America's largest dragon boat festival
June 23, 2012 Pembroke Poker Run (ON)
  Ottawa River
June 27 - 30, 2012 Bayshore Harbour Daze Festival (ON)
  Visitor Information Centre, Owen Sound
July 7, 2012 Georgian Bay Poker Run (ON)
  Midland
Jul. 7 - 14, 2012 National Fishing Week
  Licence-free fishing in many provinces
July 19 - 21, 2012 2012 Kingston Canadian Open of Fishing (ON)
  Bass tournament (905) 640-2277
July 21, 2012 Lake Nipissing Poker Run (ON)
  North Bay
Jul. 9 - Aug. 27, 2012 Great Ontario Salmon Derby (ON)
  Lake Ontario
Jul. 19 - 29, 2012 Tall Ships Challenge 2012 (NS)
  Ports schedule
Jul. 26 - 29, 2012 Nanaimo Marine Festival & Bathtub Race (BC)
  Waterfront (250)753-7223
Aug. 2012 Dragon Boat World Championships (China)
 Hong Kong
Aug. 3 - 6, 2012 Rideau Canal Festival / 180th Anniversary (ON)
  Ottawa
Aug 10 - 11, 2012 1000 Islands Poker Run (ON)
  Kingston
Aug 11, 2012 Muskoka Lakes Poker Run (ON)
  Gravenhurst
Aug 25, 2012 Lake Simcoe Poker Run (ON)
  Orillia
Sep. 3 - 4, 2012 Golden Walleye Classic (AB)
  High Prairie (780)751-3906
Sep. 3 - 9, 2012 The Great Waterway Classic (ON)
  Canadian Golf Tour, Gananoque
Sep. 8, 2012 Bruce Nicolle Memorial Poker Run (ON)
  Rice Lake
America's Cup World Series 2012
Apr. 11 - 15Naples, Italy
May 15 - 20Venice, Italy
Jun. 26 – Jul. 1Newport, USA
Aug. 21 - 26San Francisco, USA
Oct. 4 - 7San Francisco, USA
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