Halifax RV Show 2016
Halifax, NS – Atlantic Canada’s largest RV show took over the newly renovated Halifax Exhibition Centre (formerly Exhibition Park) this past Thursday through Sunday, January 28-31.
The 2016 edition of the Halifax RV Show featured the latest models and styles from 10 of the region’s leading dealers, plus over 60 exhibitors of RV lifestyle products and services and information on campgrounds and vacation destinations.
“Units were definitely moving at the show,” said Show Manager Scott Sprague. “RV enthusiasts were slightly hindered by Friday’s storm, but a huge weekend more than made up for it! Thursday and Sunday were both very strong days and overall attendance ended up right around the same as last year.”
This year, 103 units were sold at the show, representing in excess of $3 million in new inventory. One of these RVs was purchased by Kenneth Dill and Linda Wheaton of New Ross, NS and they were the lucky TEN GRAND IN YOUR HAND winners for 2016! Kenneth and Linda purchased a Catalina SBX 25/RLS travel trailer from Fraserway RV and walked away with a cheque for $10,000.00. Congratulations!
“As you can imagine, I am thrilled for Linda Wheaton & Kenneth Dill, our customers who won the ‘Ten Grand in Your Hand’ cash prize!” said Robb Cusack with Fraserway RV. “The Halifax RV Show offers the stage I need to showcase the latest innovative RVs and the opportunity to reach thousands of prospective buyers. Effectively, we’ve turned a typically quiet winter season into opportunity season!”
“Further, I need to acknowledge the warm and outstanding support of the professional team at Master Promotions; thanks Scott & Moira!” Cusack added. “From full-on social media blasts, impressive show guide, PA announcements, show signage, equipment, carpet and stage entertainment – these folks instantly respond to exhibitor needs and celebrate every success!”
“The Halifax RV Show was another success for 2016!” said Andrew Brown with Pine Acres RV. “Our sales went up slightly over last year even though we lost almost a day to a snowstorm. Show visitors had great questions and also commented on the great prices and how nice the RVs were this year. There are now a lot of new RVers in Nova Scotia thanks to the Halifax RV Show and once again the event went flawlessly!”
Sunday saw the return of the Halifax Bluegrass Special, presented by the Downeast Bluegrass & Oldtime Music Society. This popular feature included performances by Bluegrass Tradition; Ryan Dillman & Shadow River; and the Russell Sawler Band.
Thanks to the show’s presenting partner: the Atlantic Recreation Vehicle Dealers’ Association (ARVDA) as well as the show’s sponsors: RV Insure, Steele Ford Lincoln and media partners 89.9 The Wave and FX 101.9.
Thanks as well to everyone who stopped by the show and happy trails to those who purchased RVs!
Next up, make plans to attend the Moncton RV Show, taking place March 11-13, 2016 at the Moncton Coliseum Complex in Moncton, New Brunswick. For more information on this event, visit www.MonctonRVShow.ca and connect with the show on Facebook and Twitter.
Scott Sprague, Show Manager
Master Promotions Ltd.
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