Master Promotions Ltd. http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/dates-announced-for-the-2013-national-heavy-equipment-show-in-toronto/ Latest News and Updates One of Canada's Top Industry Events Coming to Moncton http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/one-of-canada-s-top-industry-events-coming-to-moncton/ <p><em>Moncton, NB</em> – Coming to the Moncton Coliseum <strong>May 18th and 19th, 2016,</strong> the <strong>MEET Show</strong> will draw people from throughout Canada and the US, showcasing the very latest products and services available to the mechanical and electrical industries in today’s market.</p> <p>MEET (Mechanical Electrical Electronic Technology) is the second largest industry event of its type in Canada and THE largest trade event East of Montreal. Held biennially, 2016 will mark the <strong>22nd edition</strong> of this unique event.</p> <p>“With more than 6,200 buyers at the last edition, MEET had its highest attendance in over two decades and we’re expecting an even bigger crowd this time around,” said <strong>Show Manager Shawn Murphy</strong>. “The centralized location in the hub of the Maritimes means visitors come from throughout the Atlantic region and beyond. It’s a great opportunity for the end user to be able to talk with manufacturers to find out everything there is to know about existing and brand new products. MEET is where connections happen.”</p> <p>MEET will welcome contractors, developers, engineers, tradespeople, and just about anybody involved in the industrial, commercial, and residential sectors. Industries represented will include mechanical/HVAC, electrical, architecture, engineering, construction/development, government, consulting, wholesale, distribution, utilities, manufacturing, sales and marketing, maintenance, and more.</p> <p>The event will also feature an Industry Dinner, a comprehensive seminar program, as well as recognition of innovative products with the 4th biennial ‘MEET Innovation Awards’.</p> <p>MEET is produced by Master Promotions Ltd. and proudly sponsored by IES (Illuminating Engineering Society) – Maritime Sections, the Canadian Institute of Plumbing &amp; Heating, Electro-Federation Canada (EFC), and ACME (Atlantic Canada Mechanical Exhibitors).</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="center" src="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/assets/Uploads/MEET-2016/_resampled/resizedimage60092-MEET-Sponsors-NEW.JPG" width="600" height="92" alt="" title=""/></p> <p><br/><strong>SHOW INFORMATION</strong></p> <p><strong>Hours:</strong> Wednesday, May 18th, 2016, 9am-5pm / Thursday, May 19th, 2016, 9am-4pm<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>Venue:</strong> Moncton Coliseum Complex</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><br/><strong>For complete details on MEET 2016, visit <a href="http://www.MEETSHOW.ca">www.MEETSHOW.ca</a>.</strong></p> <p><br/><strong>Media Inquiries:</strong></p> <p>Shawn Murphy, Show Manager<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:smurphy@mpltd.ca">smurphy@mpltd.ca</a><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1-888-454-7469</span></p> Wed, 15 Jul 2015 11:23:51 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/one-of-canada-s-top-industry-events-coming-to-moncton/ Event to Celebrate 30 Years of ‘Getting the Job Done’ http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/event-to-celebrate-30-years-of-getting-the-job-done/ <p><em>Moncton, NB</em> – Atlantic Canada's most comprehensive heavy equipment show will return to the Moncton Coliseum Complex <strong>April 7th and 8th, 2016</strong>.</p> <p>Celebrating its <strong>30th anniversary</strong> in 2016, the <strong>Atlantic Heavy Equipment Show</strong> is a true pillar of the industry. It has evolved into THE must-attend event for the heavy equipment, roadbuilding, forestry, landscaping, and municipality sectors – boasting a vast indoor and outdoor showcase of the latest products, services, and big iron. This is where those in the industry go to source what they need to get the job done, on time and on budget.</p> <p>“Major investments in infrastructure are happening right now across the Atlantic provinces,” said <strong>National Show Manager Mark Cusack</strong>, “And this mammoth show will have all of the machinery and equipment these big projects will demand. Every square inch of the Moncton Coliseum will be filled, plus we’ll have an additional 80,000 square feet of outdoor exhibit space.”</p> <p>Held every two years, the last edition of the Atlantic Heavy Equipment Show took place in 2014 and was a sold out event with well over 13,000 visitors. The 2016 edition promises to be even bigger.</p> <p>The Atlantic Heavy Equipment Show is owned and sponsored by the <strong>Atlantic Land Improvement Contractors Association</strong> (ALICA). “Year after year, this show has become a gathering place for road building, construction, and forestry professionals,” said <strong>Mike Shea, President, ALICA</strong>. “These folks look to the show to keep themselves apprised of the trends in their respective industries and to help them make purchasing decisions. We’re pleased to have been the sponsor and driving force behind this event since the show’s inception in 1986.”</p> <p><strong><br/>SHOW INFORMATION<br/></strong><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Hours: Thursday, April 7th, 2016, 9am-5pm / Friday, April 8th, 2016, 9am-4pm<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Venue: Moncton Coliseum Complex</span></p> <p>For complete details on the Atlantic Heavy Equipment Show, visit <a href="http://www.AHES.ca">www.AHES.ca</a>.</p> <p><br/><strong>Media Inquiries:</strong></p> <p>Mark Cusack, National Show Manager<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:mcusack@mpltd.ca">mcusack@mpltd.ca</a><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1.888.454.7469</span></p> Mon, 13 Jul 2015 10:38:34 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/event-to-celebrate-30-years-of-getting-the-job-done/ Online Registration Now Open for Western Canada’s Only Secondary Woodworking Show http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/online-registration-now-open-for-western-canada-s-only-secondary-woodworking-show/ <p><em>Abbotsford, BC</em> – The inaugural edition of <strong>Canada Woodworking West</strong>, Western Canada’s only secondary woodworking show, takes place October 7th and 8th, 2015 at Tradex in Abbotsford, BC.</p> <p>Online registration is now available for anyone who would like to attend this exciting event. By pre-registering, visitors can save 50% on admission ($10 online versus $20 at the door) and fast-track their entrance directly onto the show floor. Visit <a href="http://www.CanadaWoodworkingWest.ca" target="_blank">www.CanadaWoodworkingWest.ca</a> or <a href="https://secure.masterpromotions.ca/cww2015/" target="_blank">click here</a> to access the online registration form.</p> <p>Canada Woodworking West is specifically designed to educate and inspire Western Canada’s <strong>cabinet manufacturers, residential and commercial furniture manufacturers, custom wood product manufactures, architectural woodworkers and millworkers.</strong></p> <p>“To date, we’ve welcomed a good number of industry leading companies as exhibitors,” said <strong>Mike Neeb, Show Manager</strong>. “Those involved in any aspect of the secondary woodworking industry won’t want to miss this must-attend event!”</p> <p>Canada Woodworking West has received endorsements and support from Canada’s<strong> national and regional industry association leaders</strong>, including:</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="center" src="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/assets/Uploads/CWW2015/_resampled/resizedimage48073-CWW-Endorsements-Logo-Bar.png" width="480" height="73" alt="" title=""/></p> <p style="text-align: center;">Architectural Woodwork Manufacturers Association of Canada<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Canadian Kitchen Cabinet Association<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">FPInnovations<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">UBC - Centre for Advanced Wood Processing<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Wood Manufacturing Council<br/><br/></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;">For more information, visit: <a href="http://www.CanadaWoodworkingWest.ca">www.CanadaWoodworkingWest.ca</a>.</p> <p><br/><strong>Media Inquiries:</strong></p> <p>Mike Neeb, Show Manager<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1-888-454-7469<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:mneeb@mpltd.ca">mneeb@mpltd.ca</a></span></p> Thu, 09 Jul 2015 15:08:29 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/online-registration-now-open-for-western-canada-s-only-secondary-woodworking-show/ Strong Sales Lead to Expanded Space for Heavy Equipment Show http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/strong-sales-lead-to-expanded-space-for-heavy-equipment-show/ <p><em>Montreal, QC</em> – <strong>Expo Grands Travaux</strong> will return to Montreal’s internationally renowned Olympic Stadium <strong>April 22-23, 2016</strong>. Excitement in the industry is already building, demonstrated by a strong demand for exhibit space.</p> <p>With a full decade of history and growth, this massive heavy equipment show has established itself as a pillar of the industry. The last edition was another resounding success, with 15,632 qualified buyers in attendance, sold-out floor space, and more than 350 exhibitors reporting vigorous sales activity.</p> <p>Sales for the 2016 edition are going extremely well – especially given that the show is still over nine months away. “The bulk of the 200,000+ square feet of exhibit space on the Stadium’s playing field has already been sold,” said <strong>Mark Cusack, National Show Manager</strong>. “Due to high demand, we’ve now added close to 100,000 square feet of space to the show with the addition of the East Hall.”</p> <p>Visitors to the show will be treated to many exciting features, including a brand new <strong>DEMO ZONE</strong>, being held for the first time at Expo Grands Travaux. A small fleet of dump trucks will deliver thousands of tons of dirt directly onto the stadium floor and equipment will dig, lift, carry, break, and push – just like on an actual worksite.</p> <p>Expo Grands Travaux has been endorsed by key industry associations, including: l'Association des travaux publics d'amérique (ATPA) – Chapitre du Québec; l'Association des constructeurs de routes et grands travaux du Québec (ACRGTQ); SIMA – the Snow and Ice Management Association; and l’Association des propriétaires de machinerie lourde du Québec (APMLQ).</p> <p>Please stay tuned to the show website for additional show information: <a href="http://www.ExpoGrandsTravaux.ca">www.ExpoGrandsTravaux.ca</a>.</p> <p><br/><strong>Media Inquiries:</strong></p> <p>Mark Cusack, National Show Manager<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1-888-454-7469<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:mcusack@mpltd.ca">mcusack@mpltd.ca</a></span></p> <p>Shawn Murphy, Show Manager<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">(français/anglais • French/English)<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1-888-454-7469<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:smurphy@mpltd.ca">smurphy@mpltd.ca</a></span></p> Mon, 06 Jul 2015 09:33:53 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/strong-sales-lead-to-expanded-space-for-heavy-equipment-show/ Excitement for International Forestry Event Builds http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/excitement-for-international-forestry-event-builds/ <p><em>Maple Ridge, BC</em> – Excitement is growing and planning is well underway for the 2016 edition of <strong>DEMO International®</strong>, taking place <strong>September 22-24, 2016</strong> in <strong>Maple Ridge, BC</strong>.</p> <p>Owned by the <strong>Canadian Woodlands Forum (CWF)</strong> and produced by <strong>Master Promotions Ltd.</strong>, this world-class event is unlike any other in Canada. A show this big only happens every four years, so it is definitely seen as a “must-attend” for those in the industry.</p> <p>The <strong>Faculty of Forestry at the University of British Columbia</strong> is hosting the event at their <strong>Malcolm Knapp Research Forest </strong>in Maple Ridge, approximately an hour’s drive east of downtown Vancouver, BC. The first site selection took place just this past week, as major players in the industry gathered to choose the optimal sites to demonstrate their equipment live – in-woods and in action – for the thousands of visitors who will descend upon the area for the event next year.</p> <p>“People love being part of this show because it’s so unique and only comes around every four years. It’s a huge draw, so there’s always lots of interest and excitement as we develop the site,” outlined <strong>Peter Robichaud, Executive Director of the CWF</strong>.</p> <p>“Site selection went very well, and we were pleased to welcome representatives from a considerable number of industry leading companies,” said <strong>Mark Cusack, National Show Manager </strong>with Master Promotions Ltd.</p> <p>During the course of its <strong>49-year history</strong>, DEMO International® has evolved into one of North America’s largest, most distinctive outdoor equipment shows and 2016 will mark its 13th edition. Attracting more than 110 exhibitors and thousands of attendees from around the world, this event will feature the latest technologies in equipment, products, and services covering all aspects of woodlands operations.</p> <p><strong>For more information on DEMO International® 2016, please contact:</strong></p> <table style="width: 100%;" border="0"><tbody><tr><td> <p><strong>Peter Robichaud</strong><br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Executive Director<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Canadian Woodlands Forum<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Phone (902) 897-6961<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Cell (902) 899-6420<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Email <a href="mailto:probichaud@cwfcof.org">probichaud@cwfcof.org</a></span></p> </td> <td> <p><strong>Paul Lawson</strong><br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Director<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">UBC Research Forests<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Phone (604) 463-8148 ext.102<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Cell (604) 341-2168<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Email <a href="mailto:paul.lawson@ubc.ca">paul.lawson@ubc.ca</a></span></p> </td> <td> <p><strong>Mark Cusack<br/></strong><span style="line-height: 1.4;">National Show Manager<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Phone (506) 649-0023<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Cell (506) 333-1064<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Email <a href="mailto:mcusack@mpltd.ca">mcusack@mpltd.ca</a></span></p> </td> </tr></tbody></table><p> </p> Tue, 16 Jun 2015 13:23:06 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/excitement-for-international-forestry-event-builds/ Exhibit Sales for Western Canada's Largest Trucking Event Going Strong! http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/exhibit-sales-for-western-canada-s-largest-trucking-event-going-strong/ <p><em>Abbotsford, BC</em> – <strong>TRUXPO</strong>, the largest trucking event west of Toronto and THE national trucking event for western Canada since 1988, rolls back into Abbotsford <strong>May 13th and 14th, 2016</strong>.</p> <p>With the tremendous success of the 2014 edition of the show, interest in TRUXPO is at an all-time high. Show Management has invited all previous exhibitors to submit applications for the 2016 booth space lottery. Response has been outstanding with numerous companies submitting applications from all aspects of the industry: truck OEMs and dealers, trailer dealers and manufacturers, and parts and accessories suppliers.</p> <p>“Applications to the lottery have been very good,” said <strong>Mark Cusack, National Show Manager</strong>. “We’re very pleased about the uptake to date, and are confident this will be another sold out show!”</p> <p>Presented in partnership with the <strong>British Columbia Trucking Association</strong> (BCTA) and held every two years, TRUXPO is the event where industry meets to find new products and see the latest in commercial truck and transportation equipment.</p> <p>Truxpo 2016 will again be co-located with the <strong>Pacific Heavy Equipment Show</strong>, an outdoor and tented event encompassing three acres of static and demo exhibits in the Tradex north parking lot. Combined, the two shows will completely take over the entire Tradex complex, inside and out.</p> <p><em><br/>SHOW HOURS:<br/></em><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Friday, May 13 from 12noon - 9:00pm | Saturday, May 14 from 10:00am - 5:00pm</span></p> <p><em>LOCATION:<br/></em><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Tradex, Abbotsford, BC</span></p> <p><br/>For complete details and event updates visit:</p> <p><a href="http://WWW.TRUXPO.COM" target="_blank">WWW.TRUXPO.COM</a> and <a href="http://WWW.PACIFICEQUIPMENTSHOW.COM" target="_blank">WWW.PACIFICEQUIPMENTSHOW.COM</a>.</p> <p><strong><br/>Media Inquiries:</strong></p> <p>Mark Cusack, National Show Manager<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1-888-454-7469<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:mcusack@mpltd.ca">mcusack@mpltd.ca</a></span></p> Thu, 11 Jun 2015 14:08:54 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/exhibit-sales-for-western-canada-s-largest-trucking-event-going-strong/ Event’s Record Attendance Packs Moncton Coliseum Complex http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/event-s-record-attendance-packs-moncton-coliseum-complex/ <p><em>Moncton, NB</em> – Atlantic Canada’s largest trucking show took place over the weekend at the Moncton Coliseum. Held June 5th and 6th, the 2015 edition of the <strong>Atlantic Truck Show</strong> wowed visitors and exhibitors alike. Attendance has been steadily on the rise over the past several editions of this biennial event, and this year the show welcomed a record <strong>12,660 attendees</strong>.</p> <p>“Friday was all business, with qualified buyers walking the show floor and exhibitors reporting strong sales activity,” said <strong>National Show Manager Mark Cusack</strong>. “On Saturday, the aisles and outdoor exhibits were jam-packed, with people networking, buying and selling, checking out the big rigs, and getting up close and personal with a real life Hollywood celebrity – the Western Star Optimus Prime Truck, sponsored by the Maritime Western Star Dealers – a real crowd pleaser!”</p> <p>This year’s show featured the first biennial <strong>Innovative Product Awards</strong>, recognizing innovative products in the trucking industry. <strong>Parts for Trucks</strong> was selected as the winner for its product “Maxwell Engine Start Module”, with <strong>Mitchell 1</strong> and <strong>Easy-Kleen</strong> as strong runners-up. Information on each of the finalists’ entries can be found <a href="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/atlantic-truck-show-2015/innovative-product-awards/e" target="_blank">on the show website</a>.</p> <p>On the Friday evening of the Atlantic Truck Show, the Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association (APTA), hosted a <strong>Lobster Dinner &amp; Charity Silent Auction</strong>. With nearly 500 people in attendance, the event <strong>raised over $16,000.00 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation</strong>.</p> <p>Another charitable component of the event came in the form of the <strong>Show &amp; Shine</strong>, where visitors voted for their favourite truck by making a donation to the <strong>Children’s Wish Foundation</strong>. The 2015 Show &amp; Shine winner was <strong>Mario Gallant</strong>, a professional company driver with Atlantic Pacific Transport.</p> <p>Visitors also enjoyed additional features at the show, including <strong>‘Recruiting Here’</strong>, which connected job-seeking visitors with exhibiting companies who were hiring, as well as the <strong>APTA’s Charity Pancake Breakfast in support of the Convoy for Hope</strong>.</p> <p>The next edition of the Atlantic Truck Show will take place in 2017; stay tuned to <a href="http://www.AtlanticTruckShow.com" target="_blank">www.AtlanticTruckShow.com</a> for the most up-to-date information.</p> <p><br/><strong>Media Inquiries:</strong></p> <p>Kate Stilwell, Communications &amp; Marketing Coordinator<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:kstilwell@mpltd.ca">kstilwell@mpltd.ca</a><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1.888.454.7469</span></p> <p>Mark Cusack, National Show Manager<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:mcusack@mpltd.ca">mcusack@mpltd.ca</a><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1.888.454.7469</span></p> Tue, 09 Jun 2015 10:20:44 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/event-s-record-attendance-packs-moncton-coliseum-complex/ Strong 2015 Edition Cements CNRE as THE Show for Northern Canada’s Resources Sectors http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/strong-2015-edition-cements-cnre-as-the-show-for-northern-canada-s-resources-sectors/ <p><em>Prince George, BC</em> – Staff and management of the <strong>Canada North Resources Expo</strong> (CNRE), along with members of the Resources Expo Society and CNRE steering committee are thrilled to report that the 2015 edition of the show was a huge success.</p> <p>The event, which takes place biennially, was held May 29th and 30th at the CN Centre in Prince George and welcomed <strong>8,451 visitors</strong>, an increase over 2013 attendance numbers. This year’s edition also featured 30% more outdoor exhibit space than the first edition, showing even more of the forestry, heavy construction and project infrastructure equipment needed to get the big jobs done.</p> <p>“Visitors representing Northern Canada’s varied resources sectors came out in droves to check out the big iron and live equipment demos,” said <strong>Mark Cusack, National Show Manager</strong>. “We’ve been hearing great feedback from visitors and exhibitors alike.”</p> <p>The 2015 edition of the show included a wide range of exciting features, including the first annual Northern BC Safety Conference, a Live Equipment Demo Zone, Bobby &amp; Lori Goodson, stars of the Discovery Channel’s hit reality show “Swamp Loggers”, a Health, Wellness &amp; Safety Zone, a Future of the Industry Day, and a Pancake Breakfast in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters Prince George.</p> <p>CNRE is produced in partnership with the Resources Expo Society, a not-for-profit organization whose mandate is to facilitate training and educational opportunities in the central and northern BC resources sectors. Funding from the show helps the society achieve its objectives, including the establishment of a legacy scholarship and bursary program at the College of New Caledona, the establishment of a legacy fund with the Prince George Community Foundation, and support for local heavy equipment operation training programs. The Resources Expo Society also helps organize fun events during CNRE – like the pancake breakfast – with proceeds going to local not-for-profit organizations.</p> <p>The Canada North Resources Expo will return in May 2017 and the show’s management, staff and steering committee are already discussing how to continue growing the show with more exhibitors, more visitors and more equipment! Stay tuned to <a href="http://www.CNRE.ca" target="_blank">www.CNRE.ca</a> for the most up-to-date information on the show.</p> <p><br/><strong>Media Inquiries:</strong></p> <p>Kate Stilwell, Communications &amp; Marketing Coordinator<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:kstilwell@mpltd.ca">kstilwell@mpltd.ca</a><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1.888.454.7469</span></p> <p>Mark Cusack, National Show Manager<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:mcusack@mpltd.ca">mcusack@mpltd.ca</a><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1.888.454.7469</span></p> Tue, 09 Jun 2015 16:36:42 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/strong-2015-edition-cements-cnre-as-the-show-for-northern-canada-s-resources-sectors/ Grassroots Support Continues to Increase for New Western Canada Woodworking Show http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/grassroots-support-continues-to-increase-for-new-western-canada-woodworking-show/ <p><em>Abbotsford, BC</em> – Excitement is growing for Western Canada’s new secondary woodworking show,<strong> Canada Woodworking West</strong>, taking place October 7-8, 2015 at Tradex in Abbotsford, BC.</p> <p>The woodworking community is buzzing about finally having a show specifically for Western Canada’s cabinet manufacturers, residential and commercial furniture manufacturers, custom wood product manufactures, architectural woodworkers and millworkers. Interest and participation are on the rise – from industry associations, exhibitors and visitors alike.</p> <p>Show management is pleased with the response to this market-driven event, with exhibitor confirmations from key players in the western market including <strong>Upper Canada Forest Products, Formations, Richelieu, E.Roko, PJ White, Masse Sales, Canadian Woodworker, Clermont’s Ultimate Tool, Multicam </strong>and many more.</p> <p>Educational seminars and an expansive exhibit floor offer limitless opportunities for networking with industry peers. Endorsements from regional industry leaders – <strong>UBC Centre for Advanced Wood Processing, CKCA, FP Innovations, The Wood Manufacturing Council, </strong>and <strong>AWMAC British Columbia</strong> – ensure this will be a must-attend event for the secondary woodworking industry.</p> <p>“We are building on this core group of major exhibitors and associations to ensure a top quality event for our show visitors,” said <strong>Show Manager Mike Neeb</strong>.</p> <p>Canada Woodworking West offers the excitement of a new show in a proven and growing market. Following the success of Canada Woodworking East, which took place in Montreal in September 2014, Canada Woodworking West is expected to attract all the industry’s major exhibiting companies along with thousands of qualified attendees from across Western Canada and the USA.</p> <p><strong>For more information, please visit: </strong><a href="http://www.CanadaWoodworkingWest.ca" target="_blank">www.CanadaWoodworkingWest.ca</a></p> <p><br/><strong>Media Inquiries:</strong></p> <p>Mike Neeb, Show Manager<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1-888-454-7469<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:mneeb@mpltd.ca">mneeb@mpltd.ca</a></span></p> Thu, 04 Jun 2015 16:49:09 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/grassroots-support-continues-to-increase-for-new-western-canada-woodworking-show/ Largest Truck Show East of Montreal this Friday and Saturday in Moncton http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/largest-truck-show-east-of-montreal-this-friday-and-saturday-in-moncton/ <p><em>Moncton, NB</em> – <strong>This Friday and Saturday</strong>, gleaming big rigs and all of the latest in commercial truck and transportation equipment will take over the Moncton Coliseum Complex, inside and out, for the 17th edition of the <strong>Atlantic Truck Show</strong>.</p> <p>Taking place June 5th and June 6th, this is the only national truck show east of Montreal. More than 12,000 buyers attended the last edition of this biennial event; show organizers are anticipating a mammoth audience once again, attracted by exhibits from the leading truck and equipment manufacturers, as well as the many great features being offered at the 2015 show.</p> <p>Along with the show’s <strong>‘Recruiting Here’</strong> feature that connects job-seeking visitors with exhibiting companies who are hiring, visitors to Atlantic Truck Show 2015 will find exclusive <strong>Show Specials</strong>. Adding to the excitement, industry leaders will be recognized with the presentation of the first biennial Atlantic Truck Show <strong>Innovative Product Awards</strong>. Companies participating in the <a href="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/atlantic-truck-show-2015/recruiting-here/v" target="_blank">Recruiting Here</a> and <a href="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/atlantic-truck-show-2015/show-specials/v" target="_blank">Show Specials</a> features, along with finalists for the <a href="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/atlantic-truck-show-2015/innovative-product-awards/v" target="_blank">Innovative Product Awards</a>, can be viewed on the show website at <a href="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/atlantic-truck-show-2015/" target="_blank">www.AtlanticTruckShow.com</a>.</p> <p>Visitors also won’t want to miss the <strong>Western Star Optimus Prime Truck</strong>, sponsored by Maritime Western Star Dealers, which is sure to draw a crowd of all ages.</p> <p>Back for 2015 is the ever-popular <strong>Show &amp; Shine</strong>. On Saturday, June 6th, visitors will have an opportunity to vote for their favourite truck by making a monetary donation to the Children’s Wish Foundation.</p> <p>The greater Moncton area will be buzzing with activity this week, as thousands of visitors descend upon the Hub City for this premier event. For complete show details and to view the <a href="http://brochure.masterpromotions.ca/ats2015digitalshowguide/index.html" target="_blank">Official Show Guide</a>, visit <a href="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/atlantic-truck-show-2015/" target="_blank">www.AtlanticTruckShow.com</a>.</p> <p><br/><strong>Show Hours:</strong> Friday, June 5th, 9am – 5pm / Saturday, June 6th, 10am – 4pm</p> <p><br/><strong>Media Inquiries:</strong></p> <p>Mark Cusack, National Show Manager<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:mcusack@mpltd.ca">mcusack@mpltd.ca</a><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1.888.454.7469</span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"> </span></p> Mon, 01 Jun 2015 11:14:41 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/largest-truck-show-east-of-montreal-this-friday-and-saturday-in-moncton/ This Weekend: CNRE Returns with Tons of Big Iron & All the Equipment to Get the Jobs Done http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/this-weekend-cnre-returns-with-tons-of-big-iron-and-all-the-equipment-to-get-the-jobs-done/ <p><em>Prince George, BC</em> – This coming <strong>Friday and Saturday, May 29th and 30th</strong>, the CN Centre in Prince George will be filled to capacity for the 2015 edition of the <strong>Canada North Resources Expo</strong>. Featuring four acres of indoor and outdoor exhibits, visitors will find tons of equipment geared to Northern Canada’s resources sectors jobs – from forestry, to heavy construction and project infrastructure.</p> <p>Attracting industry representatives from sectors including forestry, heavy equipment, mining, independent power production, biomass, transportation, suppliers and service providers, training and employment services, and other resources industries, the show will feature a wide range of exciting features, including:</p> <ul><li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">The first annual <a href="http://www.bcforestsafe.org/NBCSC" target="_blank">Northern BC Safety Conference</a>, hosted by the BC Forest Safety Council</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">A <a href="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/canada-north-resources-expo-2015/features/v/#demozone" target="_blank">Live Equipment Demo Zone</a> with actual working machinery and big iron on display</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/canada-north-resources-expo-2015/features/v/#goodson" target="_blank">Bobby &amp; Lori Goodson</a>, stars of the Discovery Channel’s hit reality show “Swamp Loggers”</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">A <a href="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/canada-north-resources-expo-2015/features/v/#wellness" target="_blank">Health, Wellness &amp; Safety Zone</a> with interactive booths and topical information</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/canada-north-resources-expo-2015/features/v/#nextgen" target="_blank">Future of the Industry Day</a> on Saturday, to introduce and educate the next generation of resources sectors professionals (free family admission with the purchase of a regular adult admission, Saturday only)</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">A <a href="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/canada-north-resources-expo-2015/features/v/#breakfast" target="_blank">Pancake Breakfast</a> at 7:30am both show mornings, in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters Prince George</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">And so much more!</span></li> </ul><p><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><br/><strong><br/>SHOW HOURS:</strong></span></p> <p>Friday, May 29, 2015<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">9:00am - 5:00pm</span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"> </span></p> <p>Saturday, May 30, 2015<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">9:00am - 5:00pm</span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"> <br/><br/></span></p> <p><strong>ADMISSION:</strong></p> <p>$10.00 at the door – good for both show days</p> <p><a href="https://secure.masterpromotions.ca/CNRE2015/" target="_blank">Visitor registration is still available online for a limited time</a>. By pre-registering, visitors can save 50% and fast-track their entrance to the show floor.</p> <p><strong><br/>For more information on the Canada North Resources Expo:</strong></p> <p>Check out the <a href="http://brochure.masterpromotions.ca/cnre2015digitalshowguide/" target="_blank">Official Show Guide</a>, find CNRE on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/CanadaNorthResourcesExpo" target="_blank">Facebook</a> &amp; <a href="https://twitter.com/CanadaNorthExpo" target="_blank">Twitter</a>, and visit <a href="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/canada-north-resources-expo-2015/" target="_blank">www.CNRE.ca</a>.</p> <p><strong style="line-height: 1.4;"><br/>Media Inquiries:</strong></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Moira Pellerine, Marketing &amp; Operations Manager<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:mpellerine@mpltd.ca">mpellerine@mpltd.ca</a><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1.888.454.7469</span></p> Wed, 27 May 2015 15:40:52 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/this-weekend-cnre-returns-with-tons-of-big-iron-and-all-the-equipment-to-get-the-jobs-done/ Canada North Resources Expo to Include Northern BC Safety Conference, Demo Zone, TV Stars & More http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/canada-north-resources-expo-to-include-northern-bc-safety-conference-demo-zone-tv-stars-and-more/ <p><em>Prince George, BC</em> – This spring marks the return of the <strong>Canada North Resources Expo</strong> (CNRE) to the CN Centre in Prince George. Taking place May 29th and 30th, this year’s edition will offer visitors a wide range of exciting features.</p> <p>At the show, the BC Forest Safety Council will host the first annual <strong>Northern BC Safety Conference</strong>. With a theme of “Driving Safety Home”, the conference offers practical information and tools to help manage safety challenges at work. Presentations will provide the latest information on high-risk activities like distraction in the workplace, and effective supervision of new and young workers. The conference is free of charge with admission to the CNRE and is suitable for all workers, supervisors and owners working in the forest industry in Northern BC. For complete details and to register for the conference, visit <a href="http://www.bcforestsafe.org/NBCSC" target="_blank">bcforestsafe.org/NBCSC</a>.</p> <p>A <strong>Live Equipment Demo Zone</strong> will also be part of the CNRE this year. Located outdoors, the Demo Zone will feature actual working machinery and big iron on display. Visitors will be able to dig, drill, lift, carry, chip, break, bore, push and cut with the equipment, just like being on an actual worksite! This is a great chance to learn about the advanced features and capabilities of different brands of forestry, mining, heavy construction and oil and gas equipment. The Demo Zone will include a Pre-Trip Trucking Competition and a Roll-over Simulator, presented by Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement.</p> <p>Visitors to the show won’t want to miss meeting <strong>Bobby &amp; Lori Goodson, stars of the Discovery Channel’s hit reality show “Swamp Loggers”</strong>, presented and sponsored by Inland Group, Tigercat and Goodson’s All Terrain Logging (ATL). ATL is a family-owned and operated business located in Jacksonville, NC. Bobby Goodson is a fourth-generation logger and has been a timber supplier for more than 20 years. The highly-skilled, hard working men who make up the ATL crew are happy to tackle the daily challenges that come with the dirty job of "swamp logging”.</p> <p>Wellness is a key area of focus for this year’s CNRE, and there will be a dedicated <strong>Health, Wellness &amp; Safety Zone</strong> sponsored by the BC Forest Safety Council. It will include interactive booths and information on a variety of important health and safety-related topics like road safety at work, workplace impairment, distracted driving, physical and mental health, forest industry safety, trucking safety and much more!</p> <p>The CNRE launched to huge accolades in 2013 and has become a must-attend event for industry representatives including forestry, heavy equipment, mining, independent power producers, biomass, resource industry professionals, transportation, suppliers and service providers, and training and employment services. It is presented in partnership with the <strong>Resources Expo Society</strong>. Featuring tons of big iron and all the equipment needed to get the jobs done, it will take over the CN Centre with four acres of indoor and outdoor exhibits.</p> <p><a href="https://secure.masterpromotions.ca/CNRE2015/">Visitor registration is available online now</a>. By pre-registering, visitors can save 50% and fast-track their entrance to the show floor.</p> <p>For more information on the <strong>Canada North Resources Expo</strong>: find it on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/CanadaNorthResourcesExpo" target="_blank">Facebook</a>, follow it on <a href="https://twitter.com/CanadaNorthExpo" target="_blank">Twitter</a>, and visit <a href="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/canada-north-resources-expo-2015/">www.CNRE.ca</a>.</p> <p><br/><strong>Media Inquiries:</strong></p> <p>Moira Pellerine, Manager of Marketing &amp; Operations<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:mpellerine@mpltd.ca">mpellerine@mpltd.ca</a><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1.888.454.7469</span></p> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 14:17:05 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/canada-north-resources-expo-to-include-northern-bc-safety-conference-demo-zone-tv-stars-and-more/ Date Change Announced for TRUXPO 2016 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/date-change-announced-for-truxpo-2016/ <p><em>Abbotsford, BC</em> – The team behind <strong>TRUXPO</strong>, Western Canada’s largest trucking and logistics show, has announced a date change for the show’s 2016 edition. Produced by Master Promotions Ltd. and hosted by the British Columbia Trucking Association (BCTA), TRUXPO will return to Tradex in Abbotsford, BC, for its 15th edition <strong>May 13-14, 2016</strong>.</p> <p>TRUXPO is the event where industry meets to find new products and see the latest in commercial truck and transportation equipment. The show was initially scheduled for September 2016, but a number of important factors led to the decision to move it to the new spring date.</p> <p>“Early autumn through Christmas is the peak season for the trucking industry,” said <strong>Louise Yako, President &amp; CEO, BCTA</strong>. “Scheduling a major industry event like TRUXPO during slower periods is more convenient for the industry. We’re looking forward to hosting TRUXPO in May 2016.”</p> <p>Prior to this year, TRUXPO was the only one of Canada’s four national truck shows to remain in the fall. Both EXPO CAM in Montreal and Truck World in Toronto have changed from fall to spring dates within the last decade, and the Atlantic Truck Show in Moncton, NB, has always taken place in the spring.</p> <p>The date change also works well for TRUXPO’s co-location with the <strong>Pacific Heavy Equipment Show</strong>. This is the second time the two shows will take place concurrently.</p> <p>“Springtime is typically where we see the bulk of the trucking and heavy equipment shows taking place across Canada,” said <strong>Mark Cusack, National Show Manager</strong>. “For us, pairing up the trucking and construction industries has been a great fit, and with the success we had in 2014, it only made sense to continue down that road. Moving the show dates to May will let us stay competitive and help us expand our reach at a time when industry personnel are more likely to be available to attend an event of this nature.”</p> <p>A final key factor leading to TRUXPO’s date change is the return of <strong>DEMO International®</strong> to British Columbia, September 22-24, 2016 in Maple Ridge.</p> <p>DEMO International® is an “all live and in action, in the woods” equipment show and one of North America’s largest and most unique outdoor shows. It is presented by the Canadian Woodlands Forum and occurs only every four years, attracting exhibitors and visitors from around the world. 2016 will mark the show’s 13th edition, and will see its return to the west coast for the first time since the year 2000. Recent editions of DEMO International® were held in Quebec (2004, 2012) and Nova Scotia (2008). For each edition of the show, site and date selections are made by the Canadian Woodlands Forum.</p> <p>TRUXPO has enjoyed continued success since it began in 1988 and both Master Promotions Ltd. and the BCTA are confident that it will not only continue to be a high quality industry event, but that the new spring dates will make the show even stronger.</p> <p>Stay tuned for additional details on the 2016 edition of TRUXPO: <a href="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/truxpo-2016/" target="_blank">www.TRUXPO.com</a>.</p> <p><br/><strong>Media Inquiries:</strong></p> <p>Master Promotions Ltd.<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Mark Cusack, National Show Manager<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:mcusack@mpltd.ca">mcusack@mpltd.ca</a><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1-888-454-7469</span></p> <p>BC Trucking Association<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Louise Yako, President &amp; CEO<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:louisey@bctrucking.com">louisey@bctrucking.com</a><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">604-888-5319</span></p> Thu, 16 Apr 2015 14:15:48 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/date-change-announced-for-truxpo-2016/ Find Everything Needed to Make a House a HOME This Weekend at the RECC http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/find-everything-needed-to-make-a-house-a-home-this-weekend-at-the-recc/ <p><em>Truro, NS</em> – Doors open at 4pm this Friday, April 10th at the Rath Eastlink Community Centre (RECC) for the 2015 edition of the <strong>Colchester County Home Show</strong>! The RECC will be filled with exhibitors representing the best in windows and doors, siding and painting, kitchens, bathrooms and plumbing, flooring, home security, heating, ventilation and air conditioning, landscaping, pools and spas, and more!</p> <p>“Visitors will get to connect with the top local resources in home improvement, landscaping and design services,” said <strong>Show Manager Scott Sprague</strong>. “Whether visitors are looking to learn from the experts and want some no-obligation advice, or have done their research and are ready to start booking services, the home show is here to help!”</p> <p>The Colchester County Home Show is presented by the Truro &amp; Colchester Chamber of Commerce. This year’s show will feature tons of <a href="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/colchester-home-show-2015/new-products-and-show-specials/v">new products and show specials</a> for those visitors with shopping on their mind. Visitors will also be able to check out the latest models from <strong>Hollis Ford</strong>, the show’s official vehicle sponsor. Additionally, <strong>Wilsons Home Heating</strong> &amp; <strong>Truro Daily News</strong> have paired up to offer show visitors a free newspaper.</p> <p>At the show, visitors can enter to win a range of <a href="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/colchester-home-show-2015/new-products-and-show-specials/vhttp://www.masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/colchester-home-show-2015/enter-to-win-at-the-show/v">exciting door prizes</a>, including two professionally-installed trees and a cubic yard of bark mulch, courtesy of Land’s Best Friend Landscaping and Mighty Mini Excavating; a pair of Turbo Shears, courtesy of Community Metal and Quality Built Mini Barns; a Drinkwell® outdoor dog fountain, courtesy of Invisible Fence Annapolis Valley; a cast iron steamer, courtesy of Vintage Stove &amp; Fireplace; and a home efficiency prize basket, courtesy of Efficiency Nova Scotia.<br/><br/></p> <p><strong>Colchester County Home Show Information:</strong></p> <p>Friday, April 10 <br/>4pm – 9pm</p> <p>Saturday, April 11 <br/>10am – 6pm</p> <p>Sunday, April 12 <br/>10am – 4pm</p> <p>Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for juniors (10-16) and seniors (65+), and children under 10 are free when accompanied by an adult. There is also a family pass (2 adults and 2 juniors) available for $17. Look for a printable $1 off coupon on the <a href="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/colchester-home-show-2015/new-products-and-show-specials/vhttp://www.masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/colchester-home-show-2015/enter-to-win-at-the-show/v">Colchester County Home Show website</a>.</p> <p>For all the details, visit <a href="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/colchester-home-show-2015/">www.ColchesterHomeShow.ca</a> and connect with the show on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/ColchesterShow" target="_blank">Facebook</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/ColchesterShow" target="_blank">Twitter</a>!</p> <p><br/><strong>Media Inquiries:</strong></p> <p>Kate Stilwell, Communications &amp; Marketing Coordinator<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:kstilwell@mpltd.ca">kstilwell@mpltd.ca</a><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1-888-454-7469</span></p> Thu, 09 Apr 2015 09:18:54 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/find-everything-needed-to-make-a-house-a-home-this-weekend-at-the-recc/ Canada’s Largest Commercial Marine Event Announces Dates for Next Show http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/canada-s-largest-commercial-marine-event-announces-dates-for-next-show/ <p><em>Moncton, NB</em> – This coming January will see the return of <strong>Fish Canada Workboat Canada</strong> to the Moncton Coliseum Complex. Taking place <strong>January 22-23, 2016</strong>, this is the nation’s largest commercial marine tradeshow. Showcasing the latest in products and services that keep Atlantic Canada’s marine-based industries running strong, this is a must-attend event for all those who make their living on, in, and around the water.</p> <p>Fish Canada Workboat Canada is held biennially and the 2016 edition will once again include a diverse array of exhibitors, with representation from local, regional, national and international companies, appealing to the thousands of industry professionals who attend this key industry event.</p> <p>“The 2014 event set an attendance record with more than 4,500 visitors walking the show floor,” said <strong>Show Manager Shawn Murphy</strong>. “This positive momentum is sure to continue for the 2016 edition – particularly given the current strength of the industry.”</p> <p>At the show, visitors will find a comprehensive assembly of the newest, most innovative products on today’s market, including engines, electronics, equipment for boat builders, as well as commercial and marine fisheries equipment.</p> <p>This edition of Fish Canada Workboat Canada will also include a seminar series, presented onsite at the show and free of charge to all attendees. Additionally, a new group of honorees will be inducted into the Atlantic Canada Marine Industries Hall of Fame at the show – a special recognition created by the Navigator and Master Promotions Ltd. in 2008 to pay a lasting tribute to those who have made valuable contributions in any sector of the marine industry.</p> <p><strong><br/>Show Hours:</strong></p> <p>Friday, January 22<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">10:00am – 5:00pm</span></p> <p>Saturday, January 23<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">10:00am – 4:00pm</span></p> <p>For complete event details, visit <a href="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/fish-canada-workboat-canada-2016/" target="_blank">www.FCWC.ca</a></p> <p><br/><strong>Media Inquiries:</strong></p> <p>Shawn Murphy, Show Manager<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:smurphy@mpltd.ca">smurphy@mpltd.ca</a><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1-888-454-7469</span></p> Wed, 08 Apr 2015 09:20:32 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/canada-s-largest-commercial-marine-event-announces-dates-for-next-show/ New Brunswick's Largest Boat Show Draws Big Crowds and Strong Sales http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/new-brunswick-s-largest-boat-show-draws-big-crowds-and-strong-sales/ <p><em>Moncton, NB</em> – Visitors came in droves to kick off the upcoming boating season at the 2015 edition of the <strong>Moncton Boat Show</strong>, which took place March 27-29 at the Moncton Coliseum. Again this year, the show was co-located with the Dieppe Fly Fishing Forum and the NB Sportsmen’s Show, offering those who attended lots of opportunities to plan their spring and summer outdoor season!</p> <p>“Attendance was up a healthy 15% this year,” said <strong>Scott Sprague, Show Manager</strong>. “People were anxious to put the past few months in the rearview mirror and start thinking about the upcoming boating and fishing seasons, seeking out outdoor products and services… all great therapy from a brutal maritime winter.”</p> <p>Exhibitors were pleased not only with the overall attendance, but also with the quality of visitors who attended the show, as evidenced by the strong interest shown and robust sales.</p> <p>“The 2015 Moncton Boat Show was a definite success for us,” said <strong>Kenneth Savoy with Cabano Marine et Sport Inc.</strong> “It was the best show we’ve been to in the past two years – we are still writing orders today with more to come. We were happy to be part of this year’s show and are already looking forward to being involved in a bigger way next year.”</p> <p>“We had the best Friday we’ve ever had at any show, at any time,” said <strong>Brad Fleet with MCT Insurance</strong>. “Overall we had a fantastic show – we talked to tons of quality visitors and we love coming to this show and the Moncton Coliseum. The restaurant is great, the facility is clean, and the show is always well organized. We haven’t had much better!”</p> <p>“Our 2015 Moncton Boat Show sales results were our best ever since we started attending this show,” said <strong>Dave Trott with Seamasters Services</strong>. “We were very pleased with the customer traffic and the quality of the customer at this show.”</p> <p>Congratulations to <strong>Laurie Mercer</strong>, who won this year’s door prize, a Crestliner CRV 1457 courtesy of Iron Wind Marine and Crestliner!</p> <p>Thank you to <strong>Discover Boating</strong>, <strong>Iron Wind Marine</strong> and <strong>Crestliner</strong> for their generous support of this year’s show, along with the show’s media partners: <strong>C103 </strong>and <strong>XL Country 96.9</strong>.</p> <p>We now look forward to the 2015 boating season along with the 2016 edition of the Moncton Boat Show; stay tuned to <a href="http://www.MonctonBoatShow.ca">www.MonctonBoatShow.ca</a> for details.</p> <p><strong><br/>Media Inquiries:</strong></p> <p>Kate Stilwell, Communications &amp; Marketing Coordinator<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:kstilwell@mpltd.ca">kstilwell@mpltd.ca</a><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1-888-454-7469</span></p> Thu, 02 Apr 2015 14:50:35 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/new-brunswick-s-largest-boat-show-draws-big-crowds-and-strong-sales/ Strong Attendance, Sales at Region's Largest Outdoor Extravaganza http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/strong-attendance-sales-at-region-s-largest-outdoor-extravaganza/ <p><em>Moncton, NB</em> – Aisles were jam-packed at the 2015 edition of the <strong>New Brunswick Sportsmen’s Show</strong>, which took place March 27-29 at the Moncton Coliseum. Again this year, the show was co-located with the Dieppe Fly Fishing Forum and the Moncton Boat Show, offering visitors an opportunity to dream about the upcoming outdoor season!</p> <p>“Attendance was up a healthy 15% this year,” said <strong>Scott Sprague, Show Manager</strong>. “People were anxious to put the last few months in the rear view mirror and start thinking about the upcoming boating and fishing seasons, seeking out hunting and outdoor products and services… all great therapy from a brutal maritime winter.”</p> <p>Exhibitors were pleased not only with the overall attendance, but also with the quality of visitors who attended the show, as evidenced by the strong interest shown and robust sales.</p> <p>“The show went great for us!” said <strong>Randy Broad with BroadView Power Sports</strong>. “We sold an ATV off the floor on Saturday and have since sold a side-by-side because of leads we got at the show. So far, our participation in the NB Sportsmen’s Show has brought us around $30,000 worth of revenue!”</p> <p>“The NB Sportsmen’s Show was a fantastic platform to present the sports of sturgeon fishing and kayak fishing to a wide variety of Atlantic Canadian anglers,” said <strong>Joe Tilley with NB Kayak Fishing</strong>. “Traffic was steady through the weekend as we answered questions and handed out information about our sports. There really is no better event to showcase our passion than through the NB Sportsman Show!”</p> <p>“The show served as the launch pad for my new business,” said <strong>Mike Holland with Resourceful Redneck</strong>. “We were really only looking to gain visibility, but we achieved much, much more. We sold out virtually all of the products that we had to offer and were able to create significant business-to-business opportunities and strategic partnerships. We have reserved our spot for next year already!”</p> <p>On Saturday afternoon, visitors flocked to the <strong>2015 Canadian Duck &amp; Goose Calling Championship</strong> – which was welcomed to its new permanent home at the NB Sportsmen’s Show. “It was a huge hit,” said <strong>Ryan Reynolds of Capital Waterfowling Inc.</strong> “The best turnout for a contest I have seen in Canada.”</p> <p>Congratulations to <strong>Matthew Wilson</strong>, who won the Canadian Duck Calling Championship with his own signature series call and will represent Canada at the World Duck Calling Championship in Stuttgart, Arkansas in November 2015.</p> <p>Additionally, congratulations to:</p> <ul><li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>Riley Wissink</strong>, who won the Junior Canadian Duck Calling Championship with Matt Wilson's Signature Series Call</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>Shane Walton</strong>, who won the Novice/Intermediate Canadian Duck Calling Championship with Matt Wilson's Signature Series Call</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>Ryan Reynolds</strong>, who won the Canadian Goose Calling Championship with Capital Waterfowling’s Wise Guy Call</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>Matt Wilson &amp; Ryan Reynolds</strong>, who won the Canadian Two-Man Goose Calling Championship with Capital Waterfowling’s Wise Guy Call</span></li> </ul><p><br/>Show staff and management would also like to congratulation <strong>Zach Killen</strong>, winner of a guided waterfowl hunt with the East Coast Waterfowl Mafia, one of the door prizes at this year’s show. Stay tuned for news from Cabela’s on the winner of the $1,000 shopping spree, which can be used on or after the opening of their new store in Moncton on May 28th.</p> <p>Thank you to <strong>Cabela’s </strong>and <strong>Taylor Ford Lincoln</strong> for their generous support of this year’s show, along with the show’s media partners: <strong>C103 </strong>and <strong>XL Country 96.9</strong>.</p> <p>We now look forward to the 2015 hunting and fishing seasons, as well as the 2016 edition of the NB Sportsmen’s Show; stay tuned to <a href="http://www.NBSportsmenShow.ca">www.NBSportsmenShow.ca</a> for details.</p> <p><strong><br/>Media Inquiries:</strong></p> <p>Kate Stilwell, Communications &amp; Marketing Coordinator<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:kstilwell@mpltd.ca">kstilwell@mpltd.ca</a><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1-888-454-7469</span></p> Thu, 02 Apr 2015 09:18:26 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/strong-attendance-sales-at-region-s-largest-outdoor-extravaganza/ Atlantic Canada's Premier Motorcycle Show Enjoys Repeat Performance for Year Two http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/atlantic-canada-s-premier-motorcycle-show-enjoys-repeat-performance-for-year-two/ <p><em>Halifax, NS</em> – The second annual <strong>Motorcycle and Powersport Atlantic </strong>show took place March 20-22, 2015 at Exhibition Park and, by all accounts, was another knock out!</p> <p>“We were very, very happy with this year’s turnout,” said <strong>Show Manager Scott Sprague</strong>. “Growing the show has been our mission, and this year we saw an engaged and highly qualified audience, plus more exhibitors, more rallies, more manufacturers, and more distributors. We succeeded in taking this year’s show to the next level, and we’re aiming to make it even bigger for 2016!”</p> <p>Billed as an all-encompassing powersports event, Motorcycle and Powersport Atlantic featured hundreds of motorcycles plus ATVs, UTVs, scooters, clothing, parts and accessories, clubs, rallies, and associations. Reports of strong sales and solid leads left exhibitors and visitors happy.</p> <p>“Attendees seemed to be well-informed and were there to make deals,” said <strong>Keith Ramsay with Pro Cycle Limited</strong>. “Sales in our retail booth were steady all weekend. The Honda Junior Red Rider Program was very successful. Overall, we were happy with the show, even with the challenges caused by the weather.”</p> <p>“We were very busy at the show,” said <strong>Harold Nesbitt with Motorcycle Tour Guide</strong>. “The layout was good with a strong variety of products and we met people from all over. It’s a well-run show and everyone is great to deal with!”</p> <p>“This show is very good for any vendor in the powersport industry,” said <strong>Scott Redden with Halifax Motorsports Ltd.</strong> “The people through the door are so focused on motorcycles. The traffic is a bit lower than other shows we do, but the sales are higher.”</p> <p>Congratulations to our door prize winners:</p> <ul><li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>Judith Surette</strong>, winner of a 2-night getaway at White Point Beach Resort courtesy of Motorcycle Tour Guide;</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Allan Butler, winner of a jacket and helmet courtesy of Freedom Cycle;</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>Stephen Lake</strong>, winner of a women's motorcycle riding jacket courtesy of Halifax Motorsports;</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>Jillian McGrath</strong>, winner of a women's leather riding jacket and a t-shirt courtesy of Chubby Boyz Choppers; </span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>Barry Goodwin</strong>, winner of a men's or women's Oxford brand riding jacket courtesy of Pro Cycle; </span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>Nathan Smallwood</strong>, winner of a $50 gift certificate courtesy of Shore Cycle; and</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>Kathy Saulnier</strong>, winner of a genuine Harley Davidson backpack with wheels, plus a hat and a t-shirt courtesy of Privateers Harley Davidson.</span></li> </ul><p><br/>We now look forward to the spring riding season! Stay tuned to <a href="http://www.BikeAtlantic.ca">www.BikeAtlantic.ca</a> for details on the 2016 edition of the Motorcycle and Powersport Atlantic Show.</p> <p><strong><br/>Media Inquiries:</strong></p> <p>Kate Stilwell, Communications &amp; Marketing Coordinator<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:kstilwell@mpltd.ca">kstilwell@mpltd.ca</a><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1-888-454-7469</span></p> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 10:41:06 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/atlantic-canada-s-premier-motorcycle-show-enjoys-repeat-performance-for-year-two/ Returning to the RECC April 10th-12th: The Colchester County Home Show http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/returning-to-the-recc-april-10th-12th-the-colchester-county-home-show/ <p><em>Truro, NS</em> – Potential homeowners, new homeowners and those who have lived in their home for years will find something just for them at the 2015 edition of the <strong>Colchester County Home Show!</strong> Returning to the Rath Eastlink Community Centre (RECC) in Truro the weekend of April 10-12, 2015, the show will feature all the products that make a HOUSE a HOME!</p> <p>Presented by the Truro &amp; Colchester Chamber of Commerce, this is THE must-attend event for those looking to build, buy, renovate and shop... with exciting features, guests and show specials!</p> <p>“The spring construction season will be here before we know it,” said <strong>Show Manager Scott Sprague</strong>. “This show is ideally timed to help visitors make informed decisions about the home improvement projects they’re considering. Whether they’re just looking for a little inspiration or have done their research and planning and are ready to start booking services, the Colchester County Home Show is here to help!”</p> <p>The Colchester County Home Show is the perfect venue to:</p> <ul><li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Shop, compare and save.</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Save time by meeting a wide range of companies under one roof.</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Discover new ideas and interesting products for the home.</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Find the best resources in home improvement, landscaping and design services.</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Acquire no-obligation advice and learn from the experts.</span></li> </ul><p><br/>Visitors with shopping on their mind will want to check out a sneak preview of <strong>exclusive show specials and new products and services</strong> that exhibitors will have at the show. Check out the <a href="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/colchester-home-show-2015/new-products-and-show-specials/v">current list on the show website</a>.</p> <p>This year’s show will also feature a range of <strong>exciting door prizes</strong>, including two professionally-installed tree and a cubic yard of bark mulch courtesy of Land’s Best Friend Landscaping and Mighty Mini Excavating; a pair of Turbo Shears courtesy of Community Metal and Quality Built Mini Barns; a Drinkwell® outdoor dog fountain courtesy of Invisible Fence Annapolis Valley; a cast iron steamer courtesy of Vintage Stove &amp; Fireplace; and a home efficiency prize basket courtesy of Efficiency Nova Scotia. Visitors are also encouraged to listen Cat Country 99.5 FM to take part in a ‘Spin to Win’ contest with some other fantastic prizes!</p> <p><strong>Colchester County Home Show Information:</strong></p> <p>Friday, April 10: 4pm–9pm<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Saturday, April 11: 10am–6pm<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Sunday, April 12: 10am–4pm</span></p> <p>Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for juniors (10-16) and seniors (65+) and children under 10 are free when accompanied by an adult. There is also a family pass (2 adults and 2 juniors) available for $17. Look for a printable $1 off coupon on the <a href="http://Previous-Events/colchester-home-show-2015/new-products-and-show-specials/v">Colchester County Home Show website</a>.</p> <p>For all the details, visit <a href="http://www.ColchesterHomeShow.ca">www.ColchesterHomeShow.ca</a> and connect with the show on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/ColchesterShow" target="_blank">Facebook</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/ColchesterShow" target="_blank">Twitter</a>!</p> <p><strong><br/>Media Inquiries:</strong></p> <p>Kate Stilwell, Communications &amp; Marketing Coordinator<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:kstilwell@mpltd.ca">kstilwell@mpltd.ca</a><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1-888-454-7469</span></p> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 09:33:48 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/returning-to-the-recc-april-10th-12th-the-colchester-county-home-show/ Driving Business: Moncton to Host Only National Truck Show East of Montreal http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/driving-business-moncton-to-host-only-national-truck-show-east-of-montreal/ <p><em>Moncton, NB</em> – Excitement is building in anticipation of the <strong>Atlantic Truck Show</strong>, returning to the <strong>Moncton Coliseum June 5th and 6th, 2015</strong>. The only national truck show east of Montreal, this is THE event where members of the industry meet to find new products and see the latest in commercial truck and transportation equipment.</p> <p><a href="https://secure.masterpromotions.ca/ATS2015/" target="_blank">Online registration</a> <strong>is now available</strong> on the show website for those planning to attend this massive event. By pre-registering, visitors will save 50% and fast-track their entrance into the show. Over 12,000 buyers flooded the hub city for the last edition, selling out area hotels and creating an immense boom for Moncton’s hospitality industries.</p> <p>Key industry decision makers will source out their next trucking and logistics purchases, as they make their way through over 200,000 square feet of exhibits – taking over the entire Moncton Coliseum Complex, inside and out. “Visitors can expect gleaming displays of big rigs, and the latest in industry-related products and services available on the market today,” said <strong>Mark Cusack, National Show Manager</strong>. “Additionally, we’ve got some great features that will appeal to the thousands of visitors who will attend the show.”</p> <p>Recruitment will be a key area of focus for the 2015 edition of the Atlantic Truck Show. Trucking HR Canada reports that by 2021, the truck transportation sector will require well over 150,000 additional workers to address the increase in demand, current vacancies, and retirement by an aging workforce. The show’s <strong>‘Recruiting Here’</strong> feature, sponsored by Maizis &amp; Miller Recruitment Specialists, will let show attendees know which exhibiting companies are on the hunt for new talent.</p> <p>Additional features include the<strong> ‘Show &amp; Shine’</strong>, as well as the<strong> ‘Ride &amp; Drive’</strong> – with participating manufacturers allowing visitors to test drive brand new trucks and experience the latest in comfort, efficiency, and performance. Visitors will also be able to see the Western Star <strong>Optimus Prime </strong>Truck onsite at the show – sponsored by the Maritime Western Star Dealers.</p> <p><strong>Show Hours:</strong></p> <p>Friday, June 5<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">9am – 5pm</span></p> <p>Saturday, June 6<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">10am – 4pm</span></p> <p>For complete details on the 2015 Atlantic Truck Show and to register online, visit <a href="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/atlantic-truck-show-2015/">www.AtlanticTruckShow.com</a>.</p> <p><strong><br/>Media Inquiries:</strong></p> <p>Mark Cusack, National Show Manager<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:mcusack@mpltd.ca">mcusack@mpltd.ca</a><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1.888.454.7469</span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"> </span></p> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:28:15 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/driving-business-moncton-to-host-only-national-truck-show-east-of-montreal/ The Big One is Back - This Weekend at Exhibition Park! http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/the-big-one-is-back-this-weekend-at-exhibition-park/ <p><em>Halifax, NS</em> – The doors at Exhibition Park open at 10am tomorrow, Friday, March 27th, for the 2015 edition of Atlantic Canada’s largest home show – the <strong>Nova Scotia Spring Ideal Home Show</strong>!</p> <p>This year, show organizers are thrilled to have <strong>Damon Bennett </strong>back on the seminar stage, courtesy of Sunshine Renewable Energy. Damon wowed visitors at last year’s Spring Ideal Home Show and will return to speak about his experience as an expert contractor specializing in carpentry, structure reinforcement and full construction coordination.</p> <p>Damon began working in the construction industry when he was just 15-years old. He started as a bricklayer’s helper and then moved up working as a roofer, framer and renovator. He was approached by producers of the hit HGTV series Holmes on Homes® to work permanently on the Mike Holmes’ crew. <span style="line-height: 1.4;">For nearly 10 years, he was an essential component to the success of every one of Mike Holmes’ jobs.</span></p> <p>Damon is currently in development on a new series of his own. He also runs his own company, Bennett Construction, and serves on the board of Military Minds, the largest and leading global organization raising awareness of the stigma of, and providing peer support for, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.</p> <p>Along with Damon, the show’s Seminar Stage will also feature sessions on high efficiency heat pump sizing and solar electricity in home design, as well as garden and landscaping information from CBC’s East Coast gardener, Marjorie Willison, on Saturday afternoon. The complete seminar schedule is available on the show website, <a href="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/spring-ideal-home-show-2015/seminar-schedule/v">here</a>.</p> <p>The Spring Ideal Home Show also includes a Kids’ Corner with Scouts Canada and Girl Guides, tons of door prizes to be won, exclusive show specials and new products, plus hundreds of exhibitors with loads of products, services and ideas to help visitors renovate, decorate and build their dream home.</p> <p><strong>Spring Ideal Home Show Information:</strong></p> <p>Friday, March 27 <br/>10:00am - 8:00pm</p> <p>Saturday, March 28 <br/>10:00am - 6:00pm</p> <p>Sunday, March 29 <br/>10:00am - 5:00pm</p> <p>Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for juniors (10-16) and seniors (65+) and children under 10 are free when accompanied by an adult. Look for a printable $1 off coupon on the <a href="https://secure.masterpromotions.ca/coupons/springideal/">Spring Ideal website</a>.</p> <p>For all the details, visit <a href="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/spring-ideal-home-show-2015/">www.SpringIdeal.ca</a> and connect with the show on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/NSSpringIdealHomeShow" target="_blank">Facebook</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/NSHomeShow" target="_blank">Twitter</a>!</p> <p><strong><br/>Media Inquiries:</strong></p> <p><a href="mailto:kstilwell@mpltd.ca">Kate Stilwell</a>, Communications &amp; Marketing Coordinator<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:cmacnutt@mpltd.ca">Catherine MacNutt</a>, Marketing &amp; Operations Manager<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">902-462-4999<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1-888-454-7469</span></p> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:28:43 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/the-big-one-is-back-this-weekend-at-exhibition-park/ NB Sportsmen’s Show Organizers Assure Visitors Event is GOOD TO GO http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/nb-sportsmen-s-show-organizers-assure-visitors-event-is-good-to-go/ <p><em>Moncton, NB</em> - Staff and management of the <strong>New Brunswick Sportsmen’s Show</strong> are thrilled to be able to present the event as planned, at the same time accommodating the Moncton Wildcats to play scheduled playoff hockey games on Thursday and Sunday nights.</p> <p>“We assure our visitors that this weekend’s NB Sportsmen’s Show, Moncton Boat Show, and Dieppe Fly Fishing Forum at the Moncton Coliseum will <strong>go ahead with no disruption to the planned show hours</strong>,” said <strong>Show Manager Scott Sprague</strong>.</p> <p><strong>Friday, March 27 12 Noon - 9pm<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Saturday, March 28 10am - 6pm<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Sunday, March 29 10am - 5pm</span></strong></p> <p>Event organizers have been working with exhibitors and show teams to make this happen so that the general public can have the best of both worlds. The NB Sportsmen’s Show is a highly-anticipated event but particularly so this year. Sportsmen AND women are eager to get out and see all the great gear, deals and features they’ve been waiting for all winter long.</p> <p><strong>Come on down to the show – we are GOOD TO GO!</strong></p> <p>The NB Sportsmen’s Show will include a range of exhibits focused on hunting, fishing and outdoor activities for both new and experienced outdoor enthusiasts. Featuring well over 100 exhibitors, it will be co-located with the Dieppe Fly Fishing Forum and the Moncton Boat Show – meaning visitors great three great shows for one low price.</p> <p>Visitors to the NB Sportsmen’s Show will be able to find out what’s new in the hunting and fishing world from leading dealers. Features for the 2015 edition include:</p> <ul><li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">The <strong>Waterfowl Lodge</strong>, where visitors can sit and chat with the experts about waterfowl hunting and enter to win a guided waterfowl hunt for two.</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">The <strong>Cabela’s Waterfowl Demo Zone</strong>, with calling tips, decoy/blind placement, location scouting, hunting with a retriever, and a Q&amp;A session.</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">The <strong>2015 Canadian Duck &amp; Goose Calling Championship</strong> is welcomed to its new home, with the winner of the duck calling portion going on to compete at the World Duck Calling Championship, to be held in Stuttgart, Arkansas in November 2015.</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">The <strong>New Brunswick Big Game Club </strong>will be back at this year’s show with rack scoring and incredible mounts on display.</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">An <strong>Archery Demo Area</strong>, letting visitors try on a bow for size courtesy of B ack Coutry Bow Shop and Better Buy Sports.</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">The <strong>Golden Oldies Antique Snowmobile Club</strong> will present a collection of vintage snowmobiles.</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">And so much more!</span></li> </ul><p><strong><br/>SHOW DETAILS:</strong></p> <p>Friday, March 27 12 Noon - 9pm<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Saturday, March 28 10am - 6pm<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Sunday, March 29 10am - 5pm</span></p> <p>Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for juniors (10-16), and children under 10 are free when accompanied by an adult. A family pass (2 adults and 2 juniors) is $25; and this year a weekend pass is available for $15 (non-transferrable). Visitors can save $1 off their admission with a printable coupon on the <a href="https://secure.masterpromotions.ca/coupons/nbss/" target="_blank">show website</a>.</p> <p>For complete details on the show, visit <a href="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/nb-sportsmen-show-2015/">www.NBSportsmenShow.ca</a> and connect with the show on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/NBSportsmens" target="_blank">Facebook</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/NBSportsmens" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p> <p><br/><strong>Media Inquiries:</strong></p> <p>Kate Stilwell, Communications &amp; Marketing Coordinator<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:kstilwell@mpltd.ca">kstilwell@mpltd.ca</a><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1-888-454-7469</span></p> Tue, 24 Mar 2015 11:47:44 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/nb-sportsmen-s-show-organizers-assure-visitors-event-is-good-to-go/ Usher in Spring with The Atlantic National Home Show: Returning to Harbour Station March 20-22, 2015 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/usher-in-spring-with-the-atlantic-national-home-show-returning-to-harbour-station-march-20-22-2015/ <p><em>Saint John, NB</em> – This year’s edition of the <strong>Atlantic National Home Show</strong> will help visitors get ready to renovate and find inspiration for their home and landscaping projects. Returning to Harbour Station this weekend – March 20th through the 22nd – the show is a sure sign of spring!</p> <p>“Show visitors thinking about purchasing their first home, along with those who have been homeowners for years, will find something at the show just for them,” said <strong>Show Manager Brian McKiel</strong>. “From ideas to help them decorate, renovate or build their dream home, to trend-setting new products, informative seminars and so much more, the Atlantic National Home Show has everything to help consumers make informed decisions about their next home improvement project, all under one roof!”</p> <p>Watch for the Atlantic National Home Show’s <strong>2015 Seminar Series</strong>, featuring tons of useful sessions including “Kitchens with Wow Factor”, “Helping Your Family Achieve Your Financial Goals”, “Why Paints Fail”, and “Helping Seniors Move with Care, Compassions and Sometimes Comedy!” Plus, don’t miss CityLine Decor Expert Sharon Grech, with “Colour Preview 2015”, presented by House of Excellence. The complete seminar schedule is available on the <a href="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/atlantic-national-home-show-2015/seminar-schedule/v">show website</a>.</p> <p>This year’s show will have some <strong>cool new products</strong> for visitors to check out. Exhibitors are bringing their latest merchandise, like an Ultimaker 2 3D printer; synthetic turf and sustainable landscaping products; easy-to-install stone architectural panels; silk duvets; downsizing, decluttering and moving services; and custom and pre-designed home plans from right here in Atlantic Canada. Check out a sneak preview on the <a href="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/atlantic-national-home-show-2015/new-products-and-show-specials/v">show website</a>.</p> <p>The Dairy Farmers of Canada will be back with their<strong> ‘All You Need is Cheese’ seminars</strong>. Visitors will be able to discover, taste and learn about delicious Canadian cheese made from 100% Canadian milk. Attend a complimentary seminar for some tasty samples, entertaining ideas, food pairing tips and more!</p> <p>Additionally, check out some all-new <strong>family-friendly features</strong>, along with some returning favourites!</p> <ul><li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">The <strong>Scouts Canada Kids’ Corner</strong> will offer lots of options to keep kids engaged at the show! From BINGO, to great crafts for kids aged 7-13, plus mom and dad can find out all about scouting and why Scouts Canada is the country's leading youth organization.</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Join 97.3 The Wave for a <strong>Cookie Corner</strong> on Saturday from 11am to 3pm! Kids are invited to decorate (and eat!) cookies provided by the Atlantic Superstore, while supplies last.</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Take advantage of our best value with our <strong>Family Pass</strong>, which includes admission for two adults and two juniors (10-16 years of age) for just $20! Children under the age of 10 get in for free when accompanied by an adult.</span></li> </ul><p><br/>Visitors who purchased a ticket for the <strong>Home Show Lottery</strong>, an initiative of the show’s partnering organization, the <strong>Saint John Y’s Men’s Club</strong>, are reminded to deposit their tickets at the Y’s Men’s booth at the show. The draw will take place on Sunday, March 22nd.</p> <p>The Saint John Y’s Men’s Club is a long and well-established service club in the metro Saint John area. Its members represent a diverse assortment of tradesmen, business people, professionals and entrepreneurs, all with a shared goal of bettering the community. The Club holds a variety of fundraisers each year to raise money to give back to community groups. The Saint John YMCA’s children’s program is the main recipient of this funding; however the Club also donates to and supports many other worthy causes. Visit <a href="http://www.saintjohnysmen.ca/" target="_blank">www.SaintJohnYsMen.ca</a> for more information.</p> <p><strong>Atlantic National Home Show Details:</strong></p> <p><strong>Friday March 20</strong> – 12 Noon - 9pm<br/><strong style="line-height: 1.4;">Saturday March 21</strong><span style="line-height: 1.4;"> – 10am - 6pm<br/></span><strong style="line-height: 1.4;">Sunday March 22</strong><span style="line-height: 1.4;"> – 10am - 4pm</span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"> </span></p> <p>Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for juniors (10-16) and seniors (65+) and children under 10 are free when accompanied by an adult. Visitors can save on their admission with a printable coupon on the show website. There is a Family Pass (2 adults + 2 juniors) available for $20, and seniors will be offered a special admission rate of only $4 on Friday, March 20th from 12 noon to 5pm. They’ll also get a free reusable Atlantic Superstore cloth bag filled with special offers, while supplies last.</p> <p><strong>For complete details, visit <a href="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/atlantic-national-home-show-2015/">www.AtlanticNationalHomeShow.ca</a> and connect with the show on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/AtlanticNationalHomeShow" target="_blank">Facebook</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/AtlHomeShow" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</strong></p> <p><br/><strong>Media Inquiries:</strong></p> <p>Kate Stilwell, Communications &amp; Marketing Coordinator<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:kstilwell@mpltd.ca">kstilwell@mpltd.ca</a><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1-888-454-7469</span></p> Wed, 18 Mar 2015 15:11:35 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/usher-in-spring-with-the-atlantic-national-home-show-returning-to-harbour-station-march-20-22-2015/ Top Dealers from Across the Maritimes Set to Take Part in New Brunswick's Largest Boat Show http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/top-dealers-from-across-the-maritimes-set-to-take-part-in-new-brunswick-s-largest-boat-show/ <p><em>Moncton, NB</em> – Be part of the official kickoff to summer fun with the 2015 edition of the <strong>Moncton Boat Show</strong>, returning the Moncton Coliseum March 27th to 29th. This year’s show will include the most sought-after brands of boats and equipment from the top dealers from across the Maritimes, and will once again be co-located with the <strong>New Brunswick Sportsmen’s Show</strong> and the <strong>Dieppe Fly Fishing Forum</strong>, offering visitors three great events for one low price!</p> <p>“New Brunswick has tons of amazing geographical features that appeal to boaters, so it’s no wonder it’s such a popular pastime,” said <strong>Show Manager Scott Sprague</strong>. “Boating enthusiasts won’t want to miss this prime opportunity to catch all the major dealers under one roof. Plus, there’ll be some great show-only specials, informative workshops, and we’ll be giving away a brand new boat, courtesy of Iron Wind Marine and Crestliner!”</p> <p>Featured dealers at this year’s show include: Advance Motorsports, Atlantic Motoplex, Cabano Marine &amp; Sports, Cobequid Mountain Sports, Hi-Tech Powersports, Iron Wind Marine, Mahone Marine, Patterson Sales &amp; Service Ltd., Quartermaster Marine, and Seamasters Marine Services.</p> <p>At the show, visitors will want to check out the <strong>Discover Boating Centre</strong>, with tons of information for both beginner and more advanced boaters. A series of workshops on knot tying and anchoring will also be offered at various times throughout the weekend – the full schedule and session descriptions are available on the <a href="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/moncton-boat-show-2015/discover-boating-workshops/v">show website</a>.</p> <p><br/><strong>SHOW DETAILS:</strong></p> <p>Friday, March 27 <br/>12 Noon – 9pm</p> <p>Saturday, March 28 <br/>10am – 6pm</p> <p>Sunday, March 29 <br/>10am – 5pm</p> <p>Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for juniors (10-16), and children under 10 are free when accompanied by an adult. A family pass (2 adults and 2 juniors) is $25; and this year a weekend pass is available for $15 (non-transferrable). Visitors can save $1 off their admission with a printable coupon on the <a href="https://secure.masterpromotions.ca/coupons/mbs/">show website</a>.</p> <p>For complete details on the show, visit <a href="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/moncton-boat-show-2015/">www.MonctonBoatShow.ca</a> and connect with the show on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/MonctonBoatShow" target="_blank">Facebook</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/MonctonBoatShow" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p> <p><br/><strong>Media Inquiries:</strong></p> <p>Kate Stilwell, Communications &amp; Marketing Coordinator<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:kstilwell@mpltd.ca">kstilwell@mpltd.ca</a><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1-888-454-7469</span></p> Mon, 16 Mar 2015 13:49:10 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/top-dealers-from-across-the-maritimes-set-to-take-part-in-new-brunswick-s-largest-boat-show/ Shoppers Flock to BC’s Largest Boating, Fishing, Hunting and Sportsmen’s Event http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/shoppers-flock-to-bc-s-largest-boating-fishing-hunting-and-sportsmen-s-event/ <p><em>Abbotsford, BC</em> – Last weekend saw the return of BC’s largest boating, fishing, hunting and sportsmen’s event to TRADEX in Abbotsford. The 2015 editions of the <strong>BC Boat &amp; Sportsmen’s Show</strong> and the <strong>BC Hunting Show</strong> took place March 7-9, 2015 and welcomed tens of thousands of outdoors enthusiasts.</p> <p>2015 marked the 24th anniversary of the BC Boat &amp; Sportsmen’s Show and the 12th anniversary of the BC Hunting Show. A combined total of <strong>33,443 visitors</strong> attended this year’s shows, which featured more than <strong>275 exhibitors and seminars</strong>, including displays of boating, fishing, hunting and outdoors supplies, a series of educational sessions, TV personalities, demos, some great door prizes and more.</p> <p>For many, though, the main attraction is the equipment and gear that exhibitors showcase.</p> <p>“This is a show for sales,” said <strong>Show Manager Les Trendall</strong>. “We try to offer the widest possible variety of different products and services and we typically see a huge percentage of show visitors making a purchase. They’re always so excited to get home and start using what they bought. It’s contagious!”</p> <p>This is just one of the reasons that exhibitors love coming to these two long-standing shows.</p> <p>“The 2015 BC Boat and Sportsmen’s Show was a success on every level,” said exhibitor <strong>Gerry Madore with Canopy West</strong>. “The attendees were happy and the sales were better than expected. We can't wait for the 2016 show!”</p> <p>“The BC Boat and Sportsman Show was the kick start I needed to launch my new business!” said <strong>Randy Brouwer with Imagine Camping</strong>. “I love going to a show that is well organized I just needed to show up and sell our products!”</p> <p>Congratulations to <strong>James Scott of Coquitlam, BC,</strong> our grand prize winner! James won a <strong>2015 Sea-Doo Spark 900 2 Up,</strong> generously provided by <strong>Greater Vancouver Powersports &amp; BRP!</strong></p> <p>Show staff and management also congratulate:</p> <ul><li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>Kyle Naylor of Mission, BC,</strong> winner of a Fishing Weekend Experience courtesy of Stoney Lake Lodge on Douglas Lake Ranch;</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>Wendy Gould of Abbotsford, BC,</strong> winner of a Cariboo Truck/Camper Getaway;</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>Daryl Henry of Rosedale, BC, </strong>winner of a Gold Panning Experience on the Fraser River courtesy of Yukon Dan;</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>Tim Ainsley,</strong> who won a Facebook photo contest held during the weeks before the shows and was reimbursed $100 for purchases made at the show; and</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>Dan Comber,</strong> who won a second Facebook photo contest held during the show weekend and was also reimbursed $100 for purchases made at the show.</span></li> </ul><p><br/>Thanks to everyone who attended this year’s shows and best wishes for the upcoming fishing, hunting and boating seasons!</p> <p>Stay tuned to <a href="http://www.BCBoatAndSportsmenShow.ca">www.BCBoatAndSportsmenShow.ca</a> for details on the 2016 editions of the BC Boat &amp; Sportsmen’s Show and the BC Hunting Show.</p> <p><br/><strong>Media Inquiries:</strong></p> <p><a href="mailto:kstilwell@mpltd.ca">Kate Stilwell</a>, Communications &amp; Marketing Coordinator<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1-888-454-7469<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">or<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:ltrendall@mpltd.ca">Les Trendall</a>, Show Manager<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1-877-888-7111</span></p> Fri, 13 Mar 2015 14:15:43 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/shoppers-flock-to-bc-s-largest-boating-fishing-hunting-and-sportsmen-s-event/ 33rd Edition of Fredericton Home Show Slated for March 27-29, 2015 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/33rd-edition-of-fredericton-home-show-slated-for-march-27-29-2015/ <p><em>Fredericton, NB</em> – Renovators, remodelers, decorators, gardeners and those planning other home improvement projects will want to mark their calendars for the 33rd edition of the <strong>Fredericton Home Show</strong>, taking place <strong>March 27-29, 2015</strong> at the Capital Exhibit Centre.</p> <p>With close to <strong>250 booths and 150 exhibitors</strong> for the 2015 edition of the show, visitors will be inspired by wall-to-wall home improvement ideas. Exhibitors will be showing the latest in windows and coverings, kitchens, bathrooms, lighting, landscaping, stoves and fireplaces, green energy products, and much more.</p> <p>“Whether you’re undertaking a minor renovation or a major remodel, the Fredericton Home Show will help you start planning with confidence,” said <strong>Show Manager Brian McKiel</strong>. “You’ll meet the leading professionals of the Capital Region’s homebuilding, renovation and related industries in a fun, interactive environment. Plus, not only will you be <strong>shopping locally</strong> and supporting community businesses, but you’ll also get to save money with <strong>exclusive show specials!</strong>”</p> <p>This year’s show will include a <strong>seminar series</strong> featuring tons of useful sessions including “Kitchens with Wow Factor”, “Common Design Dilemmas”, “Understanding Your Household Electricity Use”, “Testing for Radon Gas”, and “Decking Materials &amp; How They Should Be Applied”. <a href="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/fredericton-home-show-2015/appearing-on-stage/v">The complete schedule is available on the show website</a>.</p> <p>Additionally, visitors are invited to <strong>“An Evening with East Coast Living”</strong>. On Saturday, March 28th from 4-8pm, join East Coast Living and receive a complimentary home magazine (while supplies last), free advice from designers, and refreshments.</p> <p>Again this year, Jim Gilbert's Wheels &amp; Deals, "Canada's Huggable Car Dealer" will have a van parked onsite all weekend long. Bring a non-perishable food item to the van and receive an extra ballot for the show door prize, provided by RD Pond!</p> <p>Visitors will also be able to learn more about the show’s partner, the <strong>Epsilon Y's Men's Club</strong>. The Fredericton Home Show was first held in 1982 and was organized by Epsilon Club Members. It served to bring businesses together to exhibit and talk with the many interested shoppers who attended. The funds raised through these shows enabled the Epsilon Club to support more worthy causes, such as establishing annual scholarships that are awarded to high school graduates.</p> <p><strong>Mark your calendar for the Capital Region’s official kick off to the spring building and renovation season!</strong></p> <p><strong>Fredericton Home Show Details:</strong></p> <p>Friday March 27, 2015 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Saturday March 28, 2015 10:00 am - 8:00 pm<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Sunday March 29, 2015 11:00 am - 4:00 pm</span></p> <p>Admission is $6 for adults, $4 for juniors (10-16) and seniors (65+) and children under 10 are free when accompanied by an adult. Visitors can save on their admission with a <a href="https://secure.masterpromotions.ca/coupons/fredericton/">printable coupon on the show website</a>.</p> <p>For full event details, visit <a href="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/fredericton-home-show-2015/">www.FrederictonHomeShow.ca</a>.</p> <p><strong><br/>Media Inquiries:</strong></p> <p>Kate Stilwell, Communications &amp; Marketing Coordinator<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:kstilwell@mpltd.ca">kstilwell@mpltd.ca</a><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1-888-454-7469</span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"> </span></p> Thu, 12 Mar 2015 11:31:33 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/33rd-edition-of-fredericton-home-show-slated-for-march-27-29-2015/ Packed Aisles and Cutting-Edge Equipment at Canada’s Largest Heavy Equipment Show http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/packed-aisles-and-cutting-edge-equipment-at-canada-s-largest-heavy-equipment-show/ <p><em>Mississauga, ON</em> – Tons of Big Iron took over the massive International Centre for the 2015 edition of the <strong>National Heavy Equipment Show</strong>, which took place March 5th and 6th in Mississauga.</p> <p>Jam-packed aisles were a strong indication of the show’s success; <strong>13,772 buyers walked the show floor</strong> over the two days of the event – the <strong>largest attendance to date</strong>. Attendance has been on the rise over the past four editions of this biennial event, with an increase of over 30% since 2009.</p> <p>Visitors to the show represented a mix of industry professionals, including the leaders of the construction, road building, land improvement, and infrastructure industries – along with job seekers, students, and those training for specific trades, who were all awestruck by the mammoth equipment onsite.</p> <p>“We have been hearing positive reports on all fronts,” said <strong>Mark Cusack, National Show Manager</strong>. “Visitors were pleased with the size and diversity of the cutting-edge equipment showcased, and exhibitors are talking about the high traffic and the many qualified buyers who came out to the event. The focus on improving public infrastructure right across the country brought key decision makers and purchasers directly to the show.”</p> <p>Special features of the 2015 edition of the National Heavy Equipment Show included ‘Heavy Education’, a series of educational and informative seminars presented by Rock To Road Magazine, as well as a session from the Association of Ontario Road Supervisors. Other exciting components included the Gravel Pit, Snow &amp; Ice Removal, Rental Pavilion, the Recruiting Here feature, and a focus on Safety Products.</p> <p>The National Heavy Equipment Show ‘Industry Breakfast’ was presented by the CAED and Rock To Road magazine on the second morning of the show. Attendees to the event were treated to a presentation by Keynote Speaker Bob Collins, Senior Economist with BuildForce Canada, who delivered a very informative session – ‘2015: A Forecast for the Industry’. Rock To Road also presented the ‘Top 10 Under 40’ during the Breakfast, recognizing 10 individuals under the age of 40 who are making their mark in the Canadian aggregates and road construction industry.</p> <p>The next edition of the National Heavy Equipment Show will take place in 2017; stay tuned to <a href="http://www.NHES.ca">www.NHES.ca</a> for updates.</p> <p><br/><strong>Media Inquiries:</strong></p> <p>Mark Cusack, National Show Manager<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:mcusack@mpltd.ca">mcusack@mpltd.ca</a><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1.888.454.7469</span></p> Wed, 11 Mar 2015 10:15:50 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/packed-aisles-and-cutting-edge-equipment-at-canada-s-largest-heavy-equipment-show/ Say 'So Long' to Winter with Atlantic Canada's Largest Home Show! http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/say-so-long-to-winter-with-atlantic-canada-s-largest-home-show/ <p><em>Halifax, NS </em>– The Big One is back! The <strong>Nova Scotia Spring Ideal Home Show</strong> returns to Exhibition Park March 27-29, 2015. It’s a great opportunity to start thinking about your building, remodeling, landscaping and renovation projects, just as the spring construction season approaches!</p> <p><strong>New for 2015: The Ideal Experience!</strong> The experience will begin the moment visitors walk through the doors. With a new entrance beautifully designed by Landscape Nova Scotia, visitors will be treated to the sights and sounds of warmer weather. They might even hear birds chirping as they meander through water features, landscape design, and decks and enjoy a little piece of spring right at the show.</p> <p>“This year’s show is all about the ‘ideal experience’,” said <strong>Catherine MacNutt, Marketing &amp; Operations Manager</strong>. “Whether visitors are looking for ways to enhance their home’s comfort and functionality, need some renovation advice, or just want to see some home show eye candy, we’ve got it covered!”</p> <p>Visitors with renovation on their mind will want to check out <strong>Damon Bennett</strong> on stage, courtesy of Sunshine Renewable Energy. Damon is much more than a TV host; he’s a meticulous and trusted contractor whose renovation advice will prove invaluable.</p> <p>Additional show features for 2015 include the <strong>Kids’ Corner</strong> with Scouts Canada and Girl Guides, tons of <strong>door prizes</strong> to be won (look for ballots at the C100 booth), <strong>home design experts</strong> from CBC television, exclusive <strong>show specials and new products</strong> (look for a sneak peek at <a href="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/spring-ideal-home-show-2015/">www.SpringIdeal.ca</a>), plus <strong>hundreds of exhibitors</strong> with loads of products, services and ideas to help visitors renovate, decorate and build their dream home.</p> <p><strong><br/>Spring Ideal Home Show Information:</strong><span style="line-height: 1.4;"> </span></p> <p>Friday, March 27 - 10:00am - 8:00pm<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Saturday, March 28 - 10:00am - 6:00pm<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Sunday, March 29 10:00am – 5:00pm</span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for juniors (10-16) and seniors (65+) and children under 10 are free when accompanied by an adult. Look for a printable $1 off coupon on the <a href="https://secure.masterpromotions.ca/coupons/springideal/">Spring Ideal website</a>.</span></p> <p>For all the details, visit <a href="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/spring-ideal-home-show-2015/">www.SpringIdeal.ca</a> and connect with the show on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/NSSpringIdealHomeShow" target="_blank">Facebook</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/NSHomeShow" target="_blank">Twitter</a>!</p> <p><br/><strong>Media Inquiries:</strong></p> <p><a href="mailto:kstilwell@mpltd.ca">Kate Stilwell</a>, Communications &amp; Marketing Coordinator<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:cmacnutt@mpltd.ca">Catherine MacNutt</a>, Marketing &amp; Operations Manager<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">902-462-4999<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1-888-454-7469</span></p> Tue, 10 Mar 2015 11:47:50 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/say-so-long-to-winter-with-atlantic-canada-s-largest-home-show/ BC Boat & Sportsmen's Show, BC Hunting Show Opening This Friday at TRADEX http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/bc-boat-and-sportsmen-s-show-bc-hunting-show-opening-this-friday-at-tradex/ <p><em>Abbotsford, BC</em> – BC's largest boating, fishing, hunting and sportsmen's event returns to TRADEX in Abbotsford this coming weekend, March 6th through 8th. The 2015 <strong>BC Boat and Sportsmen’s Show and BC Hunting Show</strong> include a range of exciting features, including more than <strong>275 exhibitors and seminars</strong>, plus tons of demos, show specials and prizes to be won!</p> <p>Visitors will enjoy a series of dynamic presentations on three stages throughout the weekend as part of this year’s seminar offerings. Featured presenters include television personalities Paul Beasley of Canada in the Rough (Saturday only) and Mariko Izumi of the World Fishing Network’s Hookin’ Up (Sunday only), along with many other experts and pros from the hunting and fishing worlds and beyond! The full list of seminars along with the complete weekend schedule is available on the <a href="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/bc-boat-and-sportsmen-s-show-bc-hunting-show-2015/stage-schedule/v">show website</a>.</p> <p>Exhibitors of these two shows will have tons of gear, supplies and services for sale – not to mention exclusive show deals and discounts! This is a one-stop shopping event, and visitors should come prepared to buy! Whether it’s fishing, boating, camping, hunting, or other outdoor products and services they’re shopping for, this show is guaranteed to have something for everyone.</p> <p>Show visitors will also have a chance to win several exciting door prizes! This year’s grand prize is a <strong>2015 Sea-Doo Spark 900 2-up</strong>, courtesy of Greater Vancouver Powersports and BRP. Additional prizes include a fishing prize package for two consisting of two nights’ accommodation at The Stoney Lake Lodge with all meals included; and a Cariboo Truck/Camper Getaway package including a 4-day truck and camper rental, sponsored by RV Rental Association of Canada and presented by Camping &amp; RV in BC. For complete details, visit the <a href="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/bc-boat-and-sportsmen-s-show-bc-hunting-show-2015/door-prizes/v">show website</a>.</p> <p>New for 2015, show visitors can write their <strong>Hunting CORE Exam Challenge</strong> right at the show! Sponsored by the BC Wildlife Federation, those planning to take the written or practical exam at the show are invited to register in advance at <a href="http://www.bcwf.bc.ca" target="_blank">www.bcwf.bc.ca</a>. The <strong>Fly Fishing Film Tour</strong> is back this year, presented by Sturgeon Slayers. Plus, heads, horns and antlers will be professionally scored by the <strong>Boone &amp; Crockett</strong> and <strong>Wildlife Records BC</strong> professionals at the Measures Booth. Learn to fly tie and more on the <strong>Toyota World of Fly Fishing Stage</strong>, and don’t miss the gun dog demos, kids’ fishing pond, and so much more!</p> <p>Advance tickets are still available for purchase online for a limited time… avoid the line-ups by visiting <a href="https://secure.masterpromotions.ca/tickets/?event=100007">www.BCBoatAndSportsmenShow.ca</a>.</p> <p><strong>SHOW HOURS:<br/></strong><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Friday, March 6 12 Noon - 9pm<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Saturday, March 7 9am - 6pm<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Sunday, March 8 10am - 5pm</span></p> <p><strong>ADMISSION:<br/></strong><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Adult - $13<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Senior (60+) - $11<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Junior (6-16) - $11<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Family Pass - $32 (2 adults + 2 juniors)<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Children under 6 FREE when accompanied by an adult</span></p> <p>For all the exciting show details, visit <a href="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/bc-boat-and-sportsmen-s-show-bc-hunting-show-2015/">www.BCBoatAndSportsmenShow.ca</a>.</p> <p><strong>Media Inquiries:</strong></p> <p><a href="mailto:kstilwell@mpltd.ca">Kate Stilwell</a><br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Communications &amp; Marketing Coordinator, Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1-888-454-7469<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">or<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:ltrendall@mpltd.ca">Les Trendall</a><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Show Manager, Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1-877-888-7111</span></p> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:53:49 -0400 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/bc-boat-and-sportsmen-s-show-bc-hunting-show-opening-this-friday-at-tradex/ Get Ready to Renovate with the PEI Provincial Home Show, Opening This Friday at 12 Noon http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/get-ready-to-renovate-with-the-pei-provincial-home-show-opening-this-friday-at-12-noon/ <p><em>Charlottetown, PE</em> – Hundreds of experts and exhibitors will gather at the Eastlink Centre this coming weekend, March 6th to 8th, for the 2015 edition of the <strong>PEI Provincial Home Show</strong> – a one-stop home and garden solution!</p> <p>The Show comes at an ideal time for those thinking about spring landscaping and renovation projects. Whether building, buying, renovating, landscaping or planning, there’s no better time to firm up plans and timelines – and start booking contractors and services.</p> <p>The <a href="http://www.conferenceboard.ca/press/newsrelease/15-02-23/economic_outlook_improving_in_maritime_provinces.aspx" target="_blank">Conference Board of Canada recently reported</a> that economic growth in PEI is the highest in the Atlantic region. This, coupled with a projected increase in housing starts and the fact that homeowners are increasingly choosing to renovate (a $13.9 billion industry and growing, according to <a href="http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/141203/dq141203-eng.pdf" target="_blank">Statistics Canada</a>), means that the spring construction season will likely be a busy one!</p> <p>The PEI Provincial Home Show offers current and prospective homeowners a wide range of exhibitors all under one roof. This year’s show promises to have something for everyone, with featured exhibitor categories including windows, doors, siding, bathrooms, plumbing, flooring, home security, heating, ventilation, landscaping, and pools and spas.</p> <p>Additionally, the <strong>Mill Supply Stage</strong> presents woodworking demos throughout the weekend! Join Holland College, Glen PYE, Birdmouse, and Ales the Woodcarver for demos including:</p> <ul><li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Wood Turning</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">CNC Router</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Corbels</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Reclaim Old Wood with New Life</span></li> </ul><p><br/>Plus, the Dairy Farmers of Canada will be back with their <strong>“All You Need is Cheese” </strong>seminars, happening throughout the three days of the Home Show; families can check out <strong>Scouts PEI at the Kids Corner</strong>, where kids can do crafts, draw, and take part in a scavenger hunt around the show; and visitors will also be able to learn more about the show’s 2015 Community Partners: <strong>Special Olympics PEI</strong> and <strong>PEI Crime Stoppers</strong>.</p> <p><strong><br/>SHOW HOURS:</strong></p> <p>Friday, March 6 Noon - 9pm<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Saturday, March 7 9am - 6pm<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Sunday, March 8 10am - 4pm</span></p> <p><strong>ADMISSION:</strong></p> <p>Adult Day Pass - $6<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Senior (65+) Day Pass - $4<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Junior (10-16) Day Pass - $4<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Children under 10 - FREE when accompanied by an adult</span></p> <p><strong>** FRIDAY SPECIAL: Save $2 on any admission!<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">** SUNDAY SPECIAL: Save $2 with the coupon in Saturday’s edition of The Guardian</span></strong></p> <p><br/>For complete details, please visit the show website at <a href="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/pei-provincial-home-show-2015/">www.PEIHomeShow.ca</a>.</p> <p><strong><br/>Media Inquiries:</strong></p> <p>Kate Stilwell, Marketing &amp; Communications Coordinator<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1-888-454-7469<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:kstilwell@mpltd.ca">kstilwell@mpltd.ca</a></span></p> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 10:29:49 -0400 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/get-ready-to-renovate-with-the-pei-provincial-home-show-opening-this-friday-at-12-noon/ Canada’s Largest Heavy Equipment Show Happening This Week http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/canada-s-largest-heavy-equipment-show-happening-this-week/ <p><em>Mississauga, ON</em> – This <strong>Thursday and Friday (March 5th &amp; 6th)</strong>, tons of Big Iron will take over the International Centre in Mississauga for the 2015 edition of the <strong>National Heavy Equipment Show</strong>. Featuring the leaders of the construction, road building, land improvement, and infrastructure industries, this mammoth biennial event will offer the largest display of heavy equipment and services in the country – crushers, excavators, dozers, graders, screeners, loaders, and more, all under one roof.</p> <p>Along with cutting-edge equipment and huge displays, some of the key components for this year’s show include:</p> <ul><li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/national-heavy-equipment-show-2015/show-specials/v">Show Specials</a> – Many exhibitors will be offering exclusive specials and promotions at the show, and visitors are invited to preview a selection of these by visiting <a href="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/national-heavy-equipment-show-2015/show-specials/v">www.NHES.ca</a>.</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/national-heavy-equipment-show-2015/seminars/v">Heavy Education Seminar Program</a> – The 2015 seminar program is free to all registered visitors of the show and comprises a series of educational seminars covering practical information to save contractors money in the workplace <em>(presented by Rock To Road)</em>, along with a session offering a review of the Ontario Traffic Manual – Book 7 <em>(presented by the Association of Ontario Road Supervisors [A.O.R.S.])</em>.</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/national-heavy-equipment-show-2015/show-features/v">Show Features</a> – Visitors to the show will also be able to take in the many features being offered, including the Gravel Pit, Snow &amp; Ice Removal, Rental Pavilion, and a focus on Safety Products.</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="http://Previous-Events/national-heavy-equipment-show-2015/show-features/v">Recruiting Here</a> – Exhibitors looking to grow their ranks and hire new employees will be on the hunt for new talent at the show. Visitors should come with resumes in-hand and watch for the ‘Recruiting Here’ signs to meet prospective new employers in this massive industry.</span></li> </ul><p><strong><br/>Show Hours:</strong></p> <ul><li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Thursday, March 5th – 9:00am-6:00pm</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Friday, March 6th – 9:00am-5:00pm</span></li> </ul><p>Visit <a href="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/national-heavy-equipment-show-2015/">www.NHES.ca</a> for all the exciting details on the 2015 National Heavy Equipment Show.</p> <p><strong style="line-height: 1.4;"><br/>Media Inquiries:</strong></p> <p>Mark Cusack, National Show Manager<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:mcusack@mpltd.ca">mcusack@mpltd.ca</a><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1.888.454.7469</span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"> </span></p> Mon, 02 Mar 2015 10:35:37 -0400 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/canada-s-largest-heavy-equipment-show-happening-this-week/ Motorcycle and Powersport Event Returns for Year Two: Bigger & Better http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/motorcycle-and-powersport-event-returns-for-year-two-bigger-and-better/ <p><em>Halifax, NS</em> – Master Promotions Ltd. and Bikerboy PowerSports Limited are revved up to announce that the <strong>Motorcycle and Powersport Atlantic Show</strong> will be returning to Exhibition Park for its second year, March 20-22, 2015.</p> <p>“This year, our focus is on growing the show,” said <strong>Show Manager Scott Sprague</strong>. “For our 2014 edition, we had close to 300 bikes on display and welcomed nearly 10,000 visitors – which really blew our expectations out of the water. We are working hard to come back with a sophomore show that’s even bigger and better!”</p> <p>“Our aim is to build off last year’s success,” echoed <strong>Tim Leslie of Bikerboy PowerSports Ltd.</strong> “We want this to be the must-attend event for motorcycle and powersport enthusiasts. Dealers will be able to reach new and existing clients to set up their sales for the year.”</p> <p>Canadian sales of motorcycles, scooters, ATVs and parts and accessories is a billion dollar industry. According to the Motorcycle and Moped Industry Council, nearly 12,000 motorcycles were sold in NS, NB, PEI and NL from 2011 to 2013, and ATV sales were close to double that figure.</p> <p>Again this year, the Motorcycle and Powersport Atlantic Show will be an all-encompassing powersports event, showcasing motorcycles, ATVs, UTVs, scooters, the latest clothing, parts and accessories, clubs, rallies, associations and so much more! H<span style="line-height: 1.4;">alifax-based street bike stunt group </span><strong style="line-height: 1.4;">Stunt 902</strong><span style="line-height: 1.4;"> will be back for 2015. Visitors are sure to enjoy this popular feature, with live demos, tricks, circle wheelies, acrobatics, drifting, combo wheelies and more at times throughout the weekend. </span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Joining the show this year is the <strong>Honda Junior Red Riders</strong>. Kids coming to the show will be able to gear up and try out a bike fit for their size! The Junior Red Rider program teaches fundamentals of off-road riding and reinforces off-road safety for both kids and parents.</span></p> <p>Visit the <a href="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/motorcycle-and-powersport-atlantic-2015/features/v">show website</a> for demo times and complete details on all this year’s show features!</p> <p><strong><br/>SHOW DETAILS:</strong></p> <p>Friday, March 20 12 noon – 9pm<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Saturday, March 21 9am – 6pm<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Sunday, March 22 10am – 5pm</span></p> <p>Admission is $12 for adults, $8 for juniors (10-16), and children under 10 are free when accompanied by an adult. A weekend pass is available for $20 (non-transferrable). Visitors can save on their admission with a printable coupon on the <a href="https://secure.masterpromotions.ca/coupons/mopo/">show website</a>.</p> <p>For complete details on the show, visit <a href="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/motorcycle-and-powersport-atlantic-2015/">www.BikeAtlantic.ca</a> and connect with the show on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/MOTOPOATLANTIC" target="_blank">Facebook</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/MotoPoAtlantic" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p> <p><br/><strong>Media Inquiries:</strong></p> <p>Kate Stilwell, Communications &amp; Marketing Coordinator<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:kstilwell@mpltd.ca">kstilwell@mpltd.ca</a><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1-888-454-7469</span></p> Mon, 02 Mar 2015 11:00:25 -0400 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/motorcycle-and-powersport-event-returns-for-year-two-bigger-and-better/ Moncton RV Show Helps Campers Get Ready for Spring http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/moncton-rv-show-helps-campers-get-ready-for-spring/ <p><em>Moncton, NB</em> – New Brunswick’s largest dedicated RV show returned to the Moncton Coliseum last Friday through Sunday, February 20-22, 2015. <strong>59 units were sold at the show</strong> and the lucky new RV owners are now more than ready for the onset of spring!</p> <p>“RVing continues to be a popular pastime – there’s no doubt about it,” said <strong>Show Manager Scott Sprague</strong>. “With this year’s show, we really strived to have something for everyone, from families with young children right through to retired couples. Plus, it was definitely nice to take a break from the winter weather and daydream about warmer weather camping.”</p> <p>“We had a great time at the Moncton RV Show; we saw many familiar faces and made some great connections with other interested campers.” said <strong>Sally Waterhouse with Red Barn Campground.</strong> “Lots of campers recognized our logo and pass us on their way through Bangor/ Holden. We asked them next time to stop with us. Since we have come home we have taken four bookings. We would like to thank everyone who braved the weather to come out. Hopefully we will not be building igloos the first week in May!”</p> <p>The <strong>Moncton Bluegrass Special </strong>was again one of the big hits of the weekend! Thanks to the Downeast Bluegrass &amp; Oldtime Music Society for presenting the festival, and also to the performing bands: The Douthwrights, Eight Wheel Drive, and The Russell Sawler Band.</p> <p>The winner of this year’s <strong>TEN GRAND IN YOUR HAND</strong> promotion was <strong>Amanda Waugh</strong> of Fredericton, NB. Amanda purchased a Zinger Z-1 Trailer from Pine Acres RV Moncton and walked away with a cheque for $10,000! Congratulations from management and staff of the Moncton RV Show!</p> <p>Congratulations also go to the winners of the show’s door prize packages, with prizes from Kouchibouguac National Park, CRC RV Centre, Village Historique Acadien, Red Barn Campground, Camper’s City (Killam), Pine Acres RV, and Moncton RV Centre: <strong>Roland Belliveau</strong>, <strong>Maurice Richard</strong>, and <strong>Janice Kelly</strong>.</p> <p>Thanks to everyone who stopped by the show and happy trails to those who purchased RVs! Stay tuned to www.HalifaxRVShow.ca and <a title="information" href="http://www.MonctonRVShow.ca" target="_blank">www.MonctonRVShow.ca</a> for details on the 2016 shows.</p> <p><strong><br/>Media Inquiries:</strong></p> <p>Kate Stilwell, Marketing &amp; Communications Coordinator<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1-888-454-7469<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a title="information" href="mailto:kstilwell@mpltd.ca">kstilwell@mpltd.ca</a></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"> </span></p> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:11:45 -0400 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/moncton-rv-show-helps-campers-get-ready-for-spring/ The Region's Largest Outdoor Extravaganza Returns to the Moncton Coliseum This March http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/the-region-s-largest-outdoor-extravaganza-returns-to-the-moncton-coliseum-this-march/ <p><em>Moncton, NB</em> – Set your sights on the <strong>New Brunswick Sportsmen's Show</strong>, returning to the Moncton Coliseum March 27-29, 2015. This year’s show will include a range of exhibits focused on hunting, fishing and outdoor activities for both new and experienced outdoor enthusiasts!</p> <p>Featuring well over 100 exhibitors, this year’s show will once again be co-located with the <strong>Dieppe Fly Fishing Forum</strong> and the <strong>Moncton Boat Show</strong>, offering three great shows for one low price!</p> <p>“Show visitors will be able to find out what’s new in the hunting and fishing world from leading dealers,” said <strong>Show Manager Scott Sprague</strong>. “With show specials, educational seminars, retrieving demos and incredible mounts on display, plus some fantastic new features, this year’s show is not to be missed!”</p> <p>New for 2015 is the <strong>Waterfowl Lodge! </strong>Visitors will be able to sit and chat with the experts about waterfowl hunting and enter to win a guided waterfowl hunt for two in the fall of 2015 with the <strong>East Coast Waterfowl Mafia!</strong> Prize includes meals, accommodations, calls donated by <strong>Capital Waterfowling Inc.</strong> and a swag and product package from <strong>Bomb Energy</strong>.</p> <p>Visitors will also want to check out the <strong>2015 Canadian Duck &amp; Goose Calling Championship</strong>, taking place on Saturday, March 28th at the show. The NB Sportsmen’s Show is the brand new home of the Canadian Championship, and the winner of the duck calling portion will go on to compete at the <strong>World Duck Calling Championship</strong>, to be held in Stuttgart, Arkansas in November 2015.</p> <p>Additionally, the <strong>New Brunswick Big Game Club</strong> will be back at the show with rack scoring and displays, and the <strong>Golden Oldies Antique Snowmobile Club</strong> will present a collection of vintage snowmobiles. Plus, archery demos, the fly casting aisle, enter to win a <strong>$1,000 shopping spree from Cabela’s</strong>, and so much more!</p> <p><strong>SHOW DETAILS:</strong></p> <p>Friday, March 27: 12 Noon - 9pm<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Saturday, March 28: 10am - 6pm<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Sunday, March 29: 10am - 5pm</span></p> <p>Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for juniors (10-16), and children under 10 are free when accompanied by an adult. A family pass (2 adults and 2 juniors) is $25; and this year a weekend pass is available for $15 (non-transferrable). Visitors can save $1 off their admission with a printable coupon on the <a href="https://secure.masterpromotions.ca/coupons/nbss/" target="_blank">show website</a>.</p> <p>For complete details on the show, visit <a href="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/nb-sportsmen-show-2015/">www.NBSportsmenShow.ca</a> and connect with the show on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/NBSportsmens" target="_blank">Facebook</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/NBSportsmens" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p> <p><strong style="line-height: 1.4;"><br/>Media Inquiries:</strong></p> <p>Kate Stilwell, Communications &amp; Marketing Coordinator<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:kstilwell@mpltd.ca">kstilwell@mpltd.ca</a><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1-888-454-7469</span></p> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 14:28:23 -0400 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/the-region-s-largest-outdoor-extravaganza-returns-to-the-moncton-coliseum-this-march/ Saint John Y’s Men New Community Initiative to Support YMCA Program http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/saint-john-y-s-men-new-community-initiative-to-support-ymca-program/ <p><em>Saint John, NB</em> – Residents of southern New Brunswick will have an exciting new option to help support children, teens and young adults in the local community through the <strong>YMCA Strong Kids program</strong>, while at the same time taking part in a draw to win fantastic prizes, and receiving complimentary admission to the 2015 edition of the Atlantic National Home Show!</p> <p>The <strong>Saint John Y’s Men’s Club</strong> is pleased to announce a brand new <strong>Home Show Lottery</strong>. For the low price of only <strong>$8</strong>, ticket buyers will be entered into a lottery featuring an assortment of exciting prizes! New items are being added daily, with major prizes to date including:</p> <ul><li>Two 2015/16 Season Tickets from the Saint John Sea Dogs.</li> <li>A selection of Flex Passes from the Saint John Mill Rats.</li> <li>Harbour Station Suite with pizza and soft drinks for up to 16 people for a September 2015 Sea Dogs game.</li> <li>One round trip ticket on the Princess of Acadia for one vehicle and two adults.</li> <li>A box at the Imperial Theatre for a fall 2015 event.</li> </ul><p><br/>Tickets are available now at the Imperial Theatre Box office, the four local Home Hardware stores, the Little Shop of Science in Brunswick Square, Guardian Drugs in Grand Bay and Rothesay, and Bowlarama – West Saint John. Visit the Y’s Men’s website: <a href="http://ysmenhomeshowlottery.ca/" target="_blank">ysmenhomeshowlottery.ca</a> for more information.</p> <p>Proceeds from the Home Show Lottery will support the <strong>YMCA Strong Kids </strong>campaign, which makes YMCA programs available to all children, regardless of family income. The program strives to give kids the opportunities they need to reach their full potential: to live healthier, happier lives today, and grow into productive adults in the future. Purchasing a Home Show Lottery ticket will have a direct impact on underprivileged children in our community. For more information, please visit <a href="http://www.ymcastrongkids.ca/">http://www.ymcastrongkids.ca/</a>.</p> <p>“We’re thrilled to be building on our longstanding partnership with the Atlantic National Home Show,” said <strong>Gavin Insley, Y’s Men’s Club President and Home Show Chair</strong>. “Our new Home Show Lottery is a win-win for Home Show visitors: for only $8 – the regular adult admission price – they get into the show, get entered into a draw for some incredible prizes, and get to support youth in our community.”</p> <p>“The Atlantic National Home Show has had a relationship with the Saint John Y’s Men for well over 30 years,” said <strong>Brian McKiel, Show Manager</strong>. “We’re beyond excited to be joining forces once again for the 2015 show, and to be offering such a fantastic collection of prizes to lottery ticket buyers while raising money for a good cause!”</p> <p>Home Show Lottery tickets act as admission to the Atlantic National Home Show, giving ticket buyers entrance to the show at <strong>no additional cost</strong>! In order to qualify to win one of the many valuable prizes, <strong>lottery tickets must be deposited at the Y’s Men’s booth at the Home Show.</strong> The draw will take place at the Home Show on <strong>Sunday, March 22<sup>nd</sup></strong>. Winners are not required to be in attendance to claim their prize.</p> <p>The <strong>Saint John Y’s Men’s Club</strong> is a long and well-established service club in the metro Saint John area. Its members represent a diverse assortment of tradesmen, business people, professionals and entrepreneurs, all with a shared goal of bettering the community. The Club holds a variety of fundraisers each year to raise money to give back to community groups. The Saint John YMCA’s children’s program is the main recipient of this funding; however the Club also donates to and supports many other worthy causes. Visit <a href="http://www.saintjohnysmen.ca/">www.saintjohnysmen.ca</a> for more information.</p> <p>For nearly 40 years, the <strong>Atlantic National Home Show</strong> has offered New Brunswickers inspiration for their home and landscaping projects. It brings the leaders of the homebuilding, renovation and related industries together under one roof to help consumers make informed decisions about their building, remodeling and renovation projects. Visit <a href="http://www.atlanticnationalhomeshow.ca/">www.AtlanticNationalHomeShow.ca</a> for full event details.</p> <p><strong>2015 Atlantic National Home Show Hours:</strong></p> <p>Friday March 20<br/>12noon - 9:00pm</p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Saturday March 21<br/>10:00am - 6:00pm<br/></span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Sunday March 22<br/>10:00am - 4:00pm</span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"> </span></p> <p><strong><br/>MEDIA INQUIRIES:</strong></p> <p><strong>Saint John Y’s Men’s Club<br/></strong><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Gavin Insley, Home Show Chair<br/></span><a style="line-height: 1.4;" href="mailto:gavininsley@hotmail.com">gavininsley@hotmail.com</a><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><br/>506-648-9299</span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"> </span></p> <p><strong>Atlantic National Home Show<br/></strong><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Brian McKiel, Show Manager<br/></span><a style="line-height: 1.4;" href="mailto:bmckiel@mpltd.ca">bmckiel@mpltd.ca</a><br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">506-658-0018 / 1-888-454-7469</span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"> </span></p> Tue, 24 Feb 2015 09:49:18 -0400 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/saint-john-y-s-men-new-community-initiative-to-support-ymca-program/ New Brunswick's Largest RV Sale of the Year is Coming... The Moncton RV Show Opens Tomorrow! http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/new-brunswick-s-largest-rv-sale-of-the-year-is-coming-the-moncton-rv-show-opens-tomorrow/ <p><em>Moncton, NB</em> – New Brunswick’s largest dedicated RV show returns to the Moncton Coliseum Complex this Friday, February 20th. The <strong>2015 edition of the Moncton RV Show</strong> features the latest models and styles from 9 reputable dealers including CRC RV, Moncton RV Centre, Pine Acres RV, Bluenose RV, Rae’s Trailers, Sackville RV, L. J. Patterson Sales, Leisure Time Sales, and RV World.</p> <p>The doors open at 10am on Friday… don’t miss out on your chance to check out over 180 units onsite with something to fit every budget and lifestyle! Visitors will find all the latest models and styles – from hard-tops, to hybrids, travel trailers, motorhomes and more. Come shop the show for the biggest selection and the best pricing of the year!</p> <p>Not only will visitors be able to shop for their dream RV, but if they buy a unit at the show, they’ll have a chance to win $10,000 with the <strong>TEN GRAND IN YOUR HAND</strong> promotion! (Approximate odds of winning are 1 in 100.)</p> <p>Additionally, visitors can enjoy live music on Saturday with the <strong>Moncton Bluegrass Special</strong>. Taking place from 11am to 5pm on Saturday, February 21st, the music festival will feature performances from three fantastic bluegrass bands: <strong>The Douthwrights, Eight Wheel Drive, and The Russell Sawler Band</strong>. Your Moncton RV Show admission gets you into the Moncton Bluegrass Special for free!</p> <p>And, while the parents are shopping for their family’s perfect new RV, the kids can hang out at the <strong>Scouts Canada Kids Corner</strong>. This popular feature will include crafts and Bingo to keep children engaged.</p> <p><strong><br/>Show Information</strong></p> <p>Friday, February 20<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">10am – 9pm</span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"> </span></p> <p>Saturday, February 21<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">10am – 9pm</span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"> </span></p> <p>Sunday, February 22<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">10am – 5pm</span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"> </span></p> <p>Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and juniors (10-16), and children under 10 are free when accompanied by an adult. A family pass (2 adults and 2 juniors) is $25; and this year a weekend pass is available for $15 (non-transferrable). Visitors can save $1 off their admission with a printable coupon on the <a href="https://secure.masterpromotions.ca/coupons/mrv/">show website</a>.</p> <p>For complete details on the show and its exciting features, visit <a href="https://secure.masterpromotions.ca/coupons/mrv/">www.MonctonRVShow.ca</a>. Also connect with us on <a href="https://secure.masterpromotions.ca/coupons/mrv/" target="_blank">Facebook</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/MonctonRVShow" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p> <p><br/><strong>Media Inquiries:</strong><span style="line-height: 1.4;"> </span></p> <p>Kate Stilwell, Marketing &amp; Communications Coordinator<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1-888-454-7469<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:kstilwell@mpltd.ca">kstilwell@mpltd.ca</a></span></p> Thu, 19 Feb 2015 09:34:19 -0400 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/new-brunswick-s-largest-rv-sale-of-the-year-is-coming-the-moncton-rv-show-opens-tomorrow/ Start Your Boating Season Early: The Halifax International Boat Show Opens Tomorrow! http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/start-your-boating-season-early-the-halifax-international-boat-show-opens-tomorrow/ <p><em>Halifax, NS</em> – The <strong>Halifax International Boat Show</strong> opens tomorrow at Exhibition Park! Check out new and innovative products, see inside a luxury yacht, learn about the Volvo Ocean Race, visit the seminar stage, and write the boating card exam – all right onsite!</p> <p>The 2015 edition of the show features the <strong>largest and most sought-after brands of boats and equipment in Eastern Canada</strong>, including runabouts, cruisers, motor yachts, sail boats, sailing dinghies, pontoon boats, bass boats, inflatables, RIBS and personal water craft. The show also offers exhibits of marine equipment, marine engines, diesel, gas, outboard and inboard; marine electronics and accessories; and docks and dock builders.</p> <p>Visitors looking for a new boat or wanting to upgrade the one they have will find all the information they need. Manufacturers and their dealers are offering great show specials and many new products.</p> <p>The<strong> Discover Boating Area </strong>features a collection of organizations passionate about boating, offering invaluable advice on owning and running any boat of choice. There will also be information on marinas and destinations in the region, courses and safety information for both novice and veteran boaters, new activities to try and more.</p> <p>This year’s show once again includes a comprehensive <strong>Seminar Program</strong>, with panel discussions where visitors can hear boating experts inspire, entertain and educate. Seminars will cover a wide variety of subject matter of interest to both new and experienced boaters – including the VOLVO Ocean Race Series. Just as Formula One drives innovation in racing cars, which trickles down to the cars driven by most people, events like the VOLVO Ocean Race drive innovation in design and materials for the boats of the future, both sail and power, the navigation and equipment used aboard, and the gear that boaters wear. <a href="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/halifax-international-boat-show-2015/seminars-and-presenters/v">Click here to view the complete seminar schedule</a>.</p> <p>For full details on the show, <a href="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/halifax-international-boat-show-2015/seminars-and-presenters/v">visit www.HalifaxBoatShow.com</a>, check out the <a href="http://emags.advocateprinting.com/metroguide/halifaxinternationalboatshow2015/index.html" target="_blank">Online Show Guide</a>, and connect with the show on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/HalifaxInternationalBoatShow" target="_blank">Facebook</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/HalifaxBoatShow" target="_blank">Twitter</a>!</p> <p><strong><br/>SHOW INFORMATION:</strong></p> <p><em><span style="text-decoration: underline;">HOURS:</span></em><em><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><br/></span></em><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Thursday, February 19 - </span>12noon - 8:00pm<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Friday, February 20 - </span>10:00 am - 9:00pm<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Saturday, February 21 - </span>9:00am - 6:00pm<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Sunday, February 22 - </span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">10:00am - 5:00pm</span></p> <p><em><span style="text-decoration: underline;">ADMISSION:<br/></span></em><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Adult - </span>$10<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Junior (10-16) - </span>$8<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Children under 10 - </span>FREE<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Family Pass </span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">(2 adults + 2 juniors) - </span>$30<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">4-Day Weekend Pass - </span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">$20</span></p> <p><em><br/>The Halifax International Boat Show is owned by the Atlantic Marine Trades Association and produced by Master Promotions Ltd.</em></p> <p><br/><strong>Media Inquiries:</strong></p> <p>Kate Stilwell, Communications &amp; Marketing Coordinator<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:kstilwell@mpltd.ca">kstilwell@mpltd.ca</a><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1-888-454-7469</span></p> Wed, 18 Feb 2015 15:59:16 -0400 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/start-your-boating-season-early-the-halifax-international-boat-show-opens-tomorrow/ BC's Largest Boating, Fishing, Hunting and Sportsmen's Event to Feature Exciting Seminar Series http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/bc-s-largest-boating-fishing-hunting-and-sportsmen-s-event-to-feature-exciting-seminar-series/ <p><em>Abbotsford, BC</em> – The <strong>BC Boat &amp; Sportsmen’s Show </strong>and the <strong>BC Hunting Show </strong>are returning to TRADEX in Abbotsford, March 6th-8th, 2015! This is a one-stop shopping event with hundreds of exhibitors featuring a wide variety of fishing, boating, camping, hunting, and outdoor products and services.</p> <p>This year’s show will include more than <strong>275 exhibitors and seminars</strong> with a series of dynamic presentations taking place on three different stages throughout the weekend! Presenters will speak on a range of different topics, drawing from their backgrounds in hunting, fishing and more. <a href="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/bc-boat-and-sportsmen-s-show-bc-hunting-show-2015/stage-schedule/v" target="_blank">The full schedule is available online here</a>.</p> <p>Featured presenters include:</p> <ul><li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Paul Beasley, Co-host of <em>Canada in the Rough</em></span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Phil Rowley, Fly Craft Angling Adventures</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Kevin Henderson, Kayak Fishing Professional</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Todd Oishi, Champion of Canadian Competitive Fly-fishing</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Mariko Izumi, Host of the World Fishing Network’s<em> Hookin’ Up</em></span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Vic Carrao, STS Guiding Service</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Johnny Mac, Shake, Rattle &amp; Paddle</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Garry Elgear, Riverside Fly &amp; Tackle</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Linda Cline, Someday Retrievers Dog Training Academy</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Chris Speed, Captain, Built for Speed Fishing Charters</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Dean Trumbley, Co-host of Trigger Effect</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Rod Toth, Bent Rods Guiding and Tackle Co.</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Elaine Ness, African Dreams Hunting and Photo Safaris Inc.</span></li> </ul><p><br/>Also at the show, visitors will have a chance to enter to win some exciting door prizes, with a <strong>2015 Sea-Doo Spark 900 2-Up</strong> as the grand prize, courtesy of Greater Vancouver Powersports and BRP. Additional prizes include a fishing prize package for two consisting of two nights’ accommodation at The Stoney Lake Lodge with all meals included; and a Cariboo Truck/Camper Getaway package including a 4-day truck and camper rental, sponsored by RV Rental Association of Canada and presented by Camping &amp; RV in BC. <a href="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/bc-boat-and-sportsmen-s-show-bc-hunting-show-2015/door-prizes/v">For complete details, visit the show website</a>.</p> <p>Visitors are encouraged to avoid the line-ups and buy tickets in advance at <a href="https://secure.masterpromotions.ca/tickets/?event=100007">www.BCBoatAndSportsmenShow.ca</a>.</p> <p><br/><strong>SHOW HOURS:<br/></strong><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Friday, March 6: 12 Noon - 9pm<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Saturday, March 7: 9am - 6pm<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Sunday, March 8: 10am - 5pm</span></p> <p><strong>ADMISSION:<br/></strong><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Adult - $13<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Senior (60+) - $11<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Junior (6-16) - $11<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Family Pass - $32 (2 adults + 2 juniors)<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Children under 6 FREE when accompanied by an adult</span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><br/>For all the exciting show details, visit <a href="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/bc-boat-and-sportsmen-s-show-bc-hunting-show-2015/">www.BCBoatAndSportsmenShow.ca</a>.</span></p> <p><strong><br/>Media Inquiries:</strong></p> <p><a href="mailto:kstilwell@mpltd.ca">Kate Stilwell</a>, Communications &amp; Marketing Coordinator or<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:ltrendall@mpltd.ca">Les Trendall</a>, Show Manager<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1-888-454-7469</span></p> Mon, 16 Feb 2015 16:04:19 -0400 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/bc-s-largest-boating-fishing-hunting-and-sportsmen-s-event-to-feature-exciting-seminar-series/ Forecast for Industry to be Presented at National Heavy Equipment Show Industry Breakfast http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/forecast-for-industry-to-be-presented-at-national-heavy-equipment-show-industry-breakfast/ <p><em>Mississauga, ON</em> – The 2015 edition of the National Heavy Equipment Show will include an <strong>Industry Breakfast on Friday, March 6th</strong>, presented by the Ontario Chapter of the Canadian Association of Equipment Distributors (CAED) and Rock To Road Magazine.</p> <p>Taking place onsite at the International Centre, the Breakfast will feature Keynote Speaker <strong>Bob Collins, Senior Economist with BuildForce Canada</strong> presenting <strong><em>‘2015: A Forecast for the Industry’</em></strong>. These are interesting times for the construction labour market. The industry is undergoing the most dramatic demographic shift in its history with close to a quarter of Canada’s construction and maintenance workforce retiring over the next decade. At the same time the industry is experiencing growth. This keynote will provide the latest 2015-2024 outlook for construction and maintenance; invaluable information for members of the industry.</p> <p><strong>BuildForce Canada</strong> is a national industry-led organization committed to the development of a highly skilled workforce that will support the future needs of Canada’s construction industry. BuildForce works extensively with provincial committees comprised of owners, contractors, labour groups, and governments, to ensure the development of reliable labour demand and supply information that describes current and anticipated market conditions for over 30 construction trades and occupations, by province.</p> <p>The <strong>Rock To Road ‘Top 10 under 40’ </strong>will also be presented during the Industry Breakfast. These awards recognize 10 individuals under the age of 40 who are making their mark in the Canadian aggregates and road construction industry. Coming off the successful recognition of the inaugural Top 20 under 40 in October of 2013, this year’s edition will put the spotlight on 10 more industry professionals who are making a difference as a part of the next generation workforce.</p> <p><strong>INDUSTRY BREAKFAST EVENT DETAILS:<br/></strong><span style="line-height: 1.4;">National Heavy Equipment Show – Industry Breakfast<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Friday, March 6th, 2015 at 7:30am<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">International Centre – Hall 5, Aviation Ballroom ‘B’<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">6900 Airport Road, Mississauga, ON</span></p> <p>Tickets must be purchased in advance and are $35 + tax, which includes two-day admission to the National Heavy Equipment Show. They can be purchased online at <a href="https://secure.masterpromotions.ca/NHESBreakfast/">www.NHES.ca</a>.</p> <p>The National Heavy Equipment Show is held biennially and focuses on construction, road building, land improvement, and infrastructure. It welcomes the leaders of the heavy equipment and construction industries and features cutting-edge equipment and huge displays. The 2015 edition of the show will feature ‘Heavy Education’, a series of four educational and informative seminars presented by Rock To Road, along with many other exciting components including the Gravel Pit, Snow &amp; Ice Removal and Recruiting Here features, the Rental Pavilion, and a focus on Safety Products.</p> <p>Visit <a href="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/national-heavy-equipment-show-2015/">www.NHES.ca</a> for complete details on the 2015 National Heavy Equipment Show.</p> <p><strong><br/>Media Inquiries:</strong></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Mark Cusack, National Show Manager<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:mcusack@mpltd.ca">mcusack@mpltd.ca</a><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1.888.454.7469</span></p> Fri, 13 Feb 2015 10:15:44 -0400 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/forecast-for-industry-to-be-presented-at-national-heavy-equipment-show-industry-breakfast/ We're Taking the Show to a Whole New Level http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/we-re-taking-the-show-to-a-whole-new-level/ <p><em>Montreal, QC</em> – Master Promotions Ltd., producer of Expo Grands Travaux, has announced new dates for the next edition of this mammoth heavy equipment show, which takes place at the internationally renowned Olympic Stadium in Montreal.</p> <p>The event was initially scheduled for the second quarter of 2015; however, after considerable discussion with several major exhibitors and key industry leaders, the decision has been made to hold Expo Grands Travaux April 22-23 in 2016. This change comes as a result of a number of industry factors indicating that heavy equipment buyers and sellers will be in a better position to support a show of this magnitude at that time.</p> <p>The last edition of the show was a resounding success, with 15,632 qualified buyers in attendance, sold-out floor space, and more than 350 exhibitors reporting strong sales activity. Master Promotions Ltd.’s top priority is to continue to offer an industry event of the highest quality, and the show management team is confident that Expo Grands Travaux will be well positioned for continued success in 2016.</p> <p>Exciting new additions to the event are currently being developed, which will offer visitors a uniquely thrilling experience never before seen at a Canadian indoor event! Not to be missed, this impressive component will take the show to a level all on its own. Details will be announced in the coming weeks.</p> <p>Master Promotions Ltd. would like to thank all involved with the show for their ongoing support, including the following associations who are endorsing the show: l'Association des travaux publics d'amérique (ATPA) – Chapitre du Québec; l'Association des constructeurs de routes et grands travaux du Québec (ACRGTQ); SIMA – the Snow and Ice Management Association; and l’Association des propriétaires de machinerie lourde du Québec (APMLQ).</p> <p>Please stay tuned to the show website for additional show information: <a href="http://www.ExpoGrandsTravaux.ca">www.ExpoGrandsTravaux.ca</a></p> <p><strong>Media Inquiries:</strong></p> <p>Mark Cusack, National Show Manager<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1-888-454-7469<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:mcusack@mpltd.ca">mcusack@mpltd.ca</a></span></p> Thu, 12 Feb 2015 14:01:27 -0400 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/we-re-taking-the-show-to-a-whole-new-level/ Top Trade Event Benefits From Strong Fishing Industry http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/top-trade-event-benefits-from-strong-fishing-industry/ <p><em>Yarmouth, NS</em> – The Mariners Centre in Yarmouth once again welcomed the <strong>Eastern Canadian Fisheries Exposition</strong> this past weekend, February 6-7, 2015. Held every two years in southwestern Nova Scotia, this is Canada’s longest-running, most successful commercial fishing show.</p> <p>With exhibitors and attendees from throughout the Maritimes – as well as across the country and even the Eastern United States – the current strength of the industry was apparent. The event welcomed 3,754 qualified buyers, the highest attendance seen in years.</p> <p>“Strong attendance and strong sales have been underlying themes throughout our grouping of fisheries shows – including the Eastern Canadian Fisheries Exposition, the North Atlantic Fish &amp; Workboat Show, and Fish Canada Workboat Canada,” said <strong>Show Manager Shawn Murphy</strong>. “The industry is in an upswing right now. Show visitors were interested and wanting to talk to exhibitors and had money to spend. We’re even hearing reports of boatbuilders having orders through 2019. It’s a great time for the fishing industry!”</p> <p>“This year’s show was once again a huge success for New Way Diesel,” said <strong>Mike Freigy, Branch Manager</strong>. “Events like this are a key part of our business – bringing us face-to-face with new and existing customers and driving our business for the next several months. We also get the opportunity to network with industry-related business. A quality event with all the right ingredients; we’re already looking forward to the 2017 show!”</p> <p>“The Eastern Canadian Fisheries Exposition was great exposure for our business,” said <strong>Bain Blois, president of Blois Fish Processing Automation Ltd.</strong> “We met many of our existing clients, along with some new and potential customers. Having the space to show our equipment in action generated a lot of interest and resulted in some great sales for us. The show was well-run and well-organized and we look forward to the next one!”</p> <p>“We were thrilled with this year’s show,” said <strong>Lloyd d’Eon, General Manager at Vernon d'Eon Fishing Supplies Ltd</strong>. “It was by far the best edition in the last few years; we had strong leads and met some interesting new suppliers.”</p> <p>“As a first time attendee at the Eastern Canada Fisheries Exposition, not only was I surprised by the quality of visitors but also the all-around organization of the event,” said <strong>Jacques Collet, Éclairage CBM Lighting</strong>. “We have taken part in numerous marine-related shows, but this one was by far the most profitable for our dollars invested in this type of event.”</p> <p>"We are now home from the Eastern Canadian Fisheries Exposition," said <strong>John Mills president of Sea Pro Services</strong>. "This edition was the best we have ever attended. Sales were fantastic and the quality of the fishermen was excellent. We also noticed a changing of the guard with sons taking over from the fathers. Great Show!"</p> <p>In addition to an extensive collection of marine and commercial fisheries products and services, the 2015 edition of the Eastern Canadian Fisheries Exposition also featured an exciting seminar program as well as the latest group of inductions into the Atlantic Canada Marine Industries Hall of Fame.</p> <p>This special recognition was created in 2008 by the Navigator and Master Promotions Ltd. to pay a lasting tribute to individuals who have made valuable contributions in the marine industry. Congratulations to all nominees and the 2015 inductees: <strong>EUGENE O’LEARY </strong>from Upper Whitehead, NS (Mariner category); <strong>ADLAI CUNNINGHAM</strong> from Clark’s Harbour, NS (Processor category); and <strong>STANLEY GREENWOOD</strong> from North East Point, NS (Builder category).</p> <p>Thank you to the presenters who participated in the 2015 seminar series: <strong>Geoff Irvine and the Lobster Council of Canada</strong>; <strong>Ray Belliveau, Owner, Charlesville Fisheries Ltd.</strong>; <strong>Stewart Franck, CRSP, Executive Director, Fisheries Safety Association of Nova Scotia</strong>; and <strong>Captain Pierre Murray, Transportation Safety Board</strong>. The sessions were extremely well-attended and well-received by visitors.</p> <p>The success of the Eastern Canadian Fisheries Exposition would not be possible without the ongoing and generous support of the show’s presenting sponsors: TRINAV Group and the Navigator. Show management would also like to thank Marindustrial Inc., Twin Disc, Vernon d’Eon Fishing Supplies Ltd., A.L. LeBlanc Ltd., Novabraid, Yarmouth Forklift, Atlantic Cat, Atlantic Crane &amp; Material Handling, Globalstar, Polysteel Atlantic Ltd., and Mermaid Marine.</p> <p>The next edition of the Eastern Canadian Fisheries Exposition will take place in 2017. Show dates and details will be posted online at <a href="http://www.EasternCanadianFisheriesExpo.ca">www.EasternCanadianFisheriesExpo.ca</a> once they have been determined.</p> <p>Planning is also well underway for the next Fish Canada Workboat Canada, taking place January 22-23, 2016 in Moncton, NB. Visit <a href="http://www.FCWC.ca">www.FCWC.ca</a> for all of the exciting details.</p> <p><strong><br/>Media Inquiries:</strong></p> <p>Shawn Murphy, Show Manager<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1-888-454-7469<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:smurphy@mpltd.ca">smurphy@mpltd.ca</a></span></p> Tue, 10 Feb 2015 15:21:16 -0400 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/top-trade-event-benefits-from-strong-fishing-industry/ The PEI Provincial Home Show - Celebrating Over Thirty Years of Making a House a Home! http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/the-pei-provincial-home-show-celebrating-over-thirty-years-of-making-a-house-a-home/ <p><em>Charlottetown, PE</em> – <strong>The PEI Provincial Home Show returns to the Eastlink Centre March 6-8, 2015</strong>. It’s a one-stop home and garden solution, and ideally timed to help visitors make informed decisions about their building, remodeling and renovation projects, just as the spring construction season approaches.</p> <p>Whether visitors are battling leaky basements or drafty doorways, planning their ultimate renovation, dreaming of a backyard oasis, or just want to check out what’s new at the show, there will be something for everyone! Each year, the leaders of the homebuilding, renovation and other related industries in Prince Edward Island are showcased.</p> <p>“From designing your new home or redesigning your existing home, to bathrooms and plumbing, flooring, home security, heating and ventilation, pools and spas, and home exteriors and landscaping, this year’s show will offer a wide variety of experts and exhibitors of quality products,” said <strong>Show Manager Brian McKiel</strong>. “Not only that, but there will be some great features for families – the 2015 Home Show is not to be missed!”</p> <p>The Dairy Farmers of Canada will be back with their <strong>“All You Need is Cheese” </strong>seminars, happening throughout the three days of the Home Show. Families will want to check out <strong>Scouts PEI at the Kids Corner</strong>, where kids can do crafts, draw, and take part in a scavenger hunt around the show. Visitors will also be able to learn more about the show’s community partners: <strong>Special Olympics PEI</strong> and <strong>PEI Crime Stoppers</strong>.</p> <p><strong>SHOW HOURS:</strong></p> <p>Friday, March 6 <br/>Noon - 9pm</p> <p>Saturday, March 7 <br/>9am - 6pm</p> <p>Sunday, March 8 <br/>10am - 4pm</p> <p><strong>ADMISSION:</strong></p> <p>Adult Day Pass - $6<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Senior (65+) Day Pass - $4<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Junior (10-16) Day Pass - $4<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Children under 10 - FREE when accompanied by an adult</span></p> <p><strong>** FRIDAY SPECIAL: Save $2 on any admission!<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">** SUNDAY SPECIAL: Save $2 with the coupon in Saturday’s edition of The Guardian</span></strong></p> <p>For complete details, please visit the show website at <a href="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/pei-provincial-home-show-2015/">www.PEIHomeShow.ca</a>.</p> <p><strong>Media Inquiries:</strong></p> <p>Kate Stilwell, Marketing &amp; Communications Coordinator<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1-888-454-7469<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:kstilwell@mpltd.ca">kstilwell@mpltd.ca</a></span></p> <p> </p> Mon, 09 Feb 2015 14:21:43 -0400 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/the-pei-provincial-home-show-celebrating-over-thirty-years-of-making-a-house-a-home/ Canada's Longest-Running Commercial Fishing Show Opens This Friday http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/canada-s-longest-running-commercial-fishing-show-opens-this-friday/ <p><em>Yarmouth, Nova Scotia</em> – The <strong>Eastern Canadian Fisheries Exposition</strong> takes place this coming <strong>Friday and Saturday, February 6th and 7th, 2015, at the Mariners Centre in Yarmouth</strong>. The 2015 edition of this biennial event features an extensive collection of marine and commercial fisheries products and services, along with an exciting seminar program as well as the latest group of inductions into the Atlantic Canada Marine Industries Hall of Fame.</p> <p>To pay a lasting tribute to individuals who have made valuable contributions in the marine industry, the Navigator and Master Promotions Ltd. created the <strong>Atlantic Canada Marine Industries Hall of Fame</strong> in 2008. Awards are given in three categories: <strong>Mariner</strong>, recognizing individuals who work or have worked on the water in any marine industry; <strong>Processor</strong>, recognizing individuals involved in the business of processing, from line workers to company owners; and <strong>Builder</strong>, recognizing those who have made contributions without having directly participated.</p> <p>Congratulations to the 2015 inductees:</p> <ul><li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>EUGENE O’LEARY from Upper Whitehead, NS (Mariner)<br/></strong></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><em>Mr. O’Leary is an inshore small boat fisherman who has been active in the politics of the commercial fishery since 1989. He has been instrumental in a leadership role at the Guysborough County Inshore Fishermen’s Association and has served on a number of fisheries-related organizations over the years.</em></span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>ADLAI CUNNINGHAM from Clark’s Harbour, NS (Processor)<br/></strong></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><em>During Mr. Cunningham’s early fishing days on both longline vessels and otter trawlers, he started thinking about fish processing and quality. He leased a small plant in 1983 and gradually turned his focus to salt fish processing exclusively. Today, his company is the largest salt fish processor and exporter in Atlantic Canada and Mr. Cunningham serves on many advisory committees and boards.</em></span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>STANLEY GREENWOOD from North East Point, NS (Builder)<br/></strong></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><em>Also known as ‘Chainsaw Stan’, Mr. Greenwood (1937-2012) was an integral part of the Nova Scotia boatbuilding industry. Over his lifetime, he built more than 1,000 boats, over 400 of them from wood. He has been called a legend and an innovator, having developed many groundbreaking designs. He was the first to expand the dimensions of a typical Cape Islander boat, creating a new model to be used by other boatbuilders. His generous spirit gave a boost to the Shelburne County economy for many years.</em></span></li> </ul><p> </p> <p>The 2015 seminar program will take place over both days of the show and will have a strong focus on safety, as well as branding and marketing of Canadian lobster. All seminars are free of charge to registered visitors of the Eastern Canadian Fisheries Exposition. The complete seminar schedule and additional information about the sessions are <a href="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/eastern-canadian-fisheries-exposition-2015/seminars/v">available on the show website</a>.</p> <p>Visitors to the Eastern Canadian Fisheries Exposition will be greeted with displays of engines of all types and sizes, boats, safety and lighting equipment, foul weather gear, hydraulics, electronics, ropes, lobster traps, nets, and everything an enterprise owner, captain or deckhand would want to see. There will also be companies offering marine insurance, legal services and the like; and DFO, Canadian Coast Guard and provincial government agencies will be on hand to show visitors the latest items they have available. The show will also offer buyers an assortment of <a href="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/eastern-canadian-fisheries-exposition-2015/show-specials/v">show specials</a>, as well as an exciting collection of <a href="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/eastern-canadian-fisheries-exposition-2015/door-prizes/v">door prizes</a>.</p> <p><br/><strong>SHOW DETAILS</strong></p> <p>The Eastern Canadian Fisheries Exposition<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Mariners Centre<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Yarmouth, Nova Scotia</span></p> <p>Friday, February 6th: 10am – 5pm<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Saturday, February 7th: 10am – 5pm</span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><br/>For all the latest details on this exciting event, please visit: </span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a title="smurphy@mpltd.ca" href="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/eastern-canadian-fisheries-exposition-2015/">www.EasternCanadianFisheriesExpo.ca</a> and </span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">and connect with the show on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/ECFisheriesExpo" target="_blank">Facebook</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/ECFisheriesExpo" target="_blank">Twitter</a>… #ECFE</span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Media Inquiries:</strong></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Shawn Murphy, Show Manager<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1-888-454-7469<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a title="smurphy@mpltd.ca" href="mailto:">smurphy@mpltd.ca</a></span></p> <p> </p> Wed, 04 Feb 2015 14:33:06 -0400 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/canada-s-longest-running-commercial-fishing-show-opens-this-friday/ New Brunswick's Largest Dedicated RV Show to Feature Latest Models & Styles from Leading Dealers, Best Pricing of the Year http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/new-brunswick-s-largest-dedicated-rv-show-to-feature-latest-models-and-styles-from-leading-dealers-best-pricing-of-the-year/ <p><em>Moncton, NB</em> – The <strong>Moncton RV Show</strong> returns to the Moncton Coliseum Complex, February 20-22, 2015. This year’s edition will feature something for everyone. Big or small, visitors will find the latest models to fit every budget and lifestyle – from hard-tops to hybrids, travel trailers, motorhomes, and more!</p> <p>The Moncton RV Show is the largest RV sale of the year with all the latest models and styles from nine of the major Maritimes dealers in attendance, including CRC RV, Moncton RV Centre, Pine Acres RV, Bluenose RV, Rae’s Trailers, Sackville RV, L. J. Patterson Sales, Leisure Time Sales, and RV World.</p> <p>“There will be over 180 units at this quintessential one-stop-shop for RVers,” said <strong>Scott Sprague, Show Manager</strong>. “This is where consumers come to make informed decisions on purchasing a new RV, along with RV accessories, parts, services and support. Visitors will find all the dealers in one place, at one time.”</p> <p><strong><br/>Show Features</strong></p> <p>Back for 2015 is the <strong>TEN GRAND IN YOUR HAND</strong> promotion. Visitors who purchase an RV at the show will have approximately a 1 in 100 chance to win $10,000! In 2014 the winners were Luc &amp; Suzanne LeBlanc of Hardwicke, NB, who purchased a Koala travel trailer from Rae’s Trailer &amp; Sports Centre.</p> <p>Also back for this year’s show is the <strong>Moncton Bluegrass Special</strong>. On Saturday, February 21st, the <strong>Downeast Bluegrass &amp; Oldtime Music Society</strong> will present a series of performances by three fantastic bluegrass bands: <strong>The Douthwrights</strong>, <strong>Eight Wheel Drive</strong>, and <strong>The Russell Sawler Band</strong>. Your Moncton RV Show admission gets you into the Moncton Bluegrass Special for free!</p> <p><strong><br/>Show Information</strong></p> <p>Friday, February 20<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">10am – 9pm</span></p> <p>Saturday, February 21<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">10am – 9pm</span></p> <p>Sunday, February 22<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">10am – 5pm</span></p> <p>Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and juniors (10-16), and children under 10 are free when accompanied by an adult. A family pass (2 adults and 2 juniors) is $25; and this year a weekend pass is available for $15 (non-transferrable).</p> <p>For complete details, please visit the show website at <a href="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/moncton-rv-show-2015/">WWW.MONCTONRVSHOW.CA</a>.</p> <p><br/><strong>Media Inquiries:</strong></p> <p>Kate Stilwell, Marketing &amp; Communications Coordinator<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1-888-454-7469<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:kstilwell@mpltd.ca">kstilwell@mpltd.ca</a></span></p> Tue, 03 Feb 2015 11:29:50 -0400 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/new-brunswick-s-largest-dedicated-rv-show-to-feature-latest-models-and-styles-from-leading-dealers-best-pricing-of-the-year/ Robust Sales, Steady Traffic at 2015 Halifax RV Show http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/robust-sales-steady-traffic-at-2015-halifax-rv-show/ <p><em>Halifax, NS</em> – Atlantic Canada’s largest dedicated RV show returned to Exhibition Park last Thursday through Sunday. With attendance up 3%, reports of strong sales from exhibitors with <strong>114 units sold</strong>, and the always popular Halifax Bluegrass Special, the 2015 edition of the <strong>Halifax RV Show </strong>was an undisputed success.</p> <p>“Saturday was AWESOME! Great traffic and we were able to provide a great deal of information to our visitors,” said <strong>Amy Perks with RV Insure</strong>. “The staff was great, anything we needed they assisted with! I always enjoy the Master Promotions shows; a lot of work and effort go into them and they run smoothly.”</p> <p>“Bluenose RV Centre was very pleased with the Halifax RV Show!” said <strong>Mike Porter with Bluenose RV Centre</strong>. “We always like to bring a “have a good time” element to the show, and this year’s Price Is Right theme was a big hit with the show coming to town in March. A few customers even won tickets on our prize wheel!”</p> <p>“Sales were very strong for our dealership,” added Porter. “Customers are wanting to take advantage of low interest rates and great sale pricing. With the lower cost of gasoline keeping extra money in their pockets, customers are planning to travel this year, and RVing remains an excellent and affordable family pastime.”</p> <p><strong>Bluenose RV</strong> was recognized for Best Dealer Booth Display at this year’s show, with their Price Is Right-themed display.</p> <p><img class="center" src="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/assets/Uploads/HRV2015/_resampled/resizedimage400225-Bluenose-RV-Price-is-Right-3.jpg" width="400" height="225" alt="" title=""/></p> <p>The winner of the <strong>TEN GRAND IN YOUR HAND</strong> promotion was <strong>Lloyd Fisher</strong> of Harrietsfield, NS. Lloyd purchased a 23ft Dutchmen Aspen Trail from Adventure Sports RV and walked away with a cheque for $10,000! Congratulations from management and staff of the Halifax RV Show!</p> <p>Congratulations also go to the winners of the show’s door prize packages, with prizes from Jerry’s RV, Fraserway RV, Adventure Sports, Stone’s RV, Pine Acres RV, Spry Bay Campground, and Camper’s City (Killam): <strong>Sean Turner</strong>, <strong>Sharon Crotty</strong>, and <strong>Tammy Young</strong>. Additionally, <strong>Cavell Hudson</strong> was the winner of the show’s Facebook photo contest. Cavell’s winning photograph is below.</p> <p><img class="center" src="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/assets/Uploads/HRV2015/_resampled/resizedimage400213-HRV-Photo-Contest-Winner.jpg" width="400" height="213" alt="" title=""/></p> <p>Thanks to everyone who stopped by the show and happy trails to those who purchased RVs!</p> <p>Next up, make plans to attend the <strong>Moncton RV Show</strong>, to be held February 20-22, 2015 at the Moncton Coliseum Complex in Moncton, New Brunswick. For more information on this event, visit <a href="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/moncton-rv-show-2015/">www.MonctonRVShow.ca</a> and connect with the show on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/MonctonRVShow" target="_blank">Facebook </a>and <a href="https://twitter.com/MonctonRVShow" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p> <p><strong><br/>Media Inquiries:</strong></p> <p>Kate Stilwell, Marketing &amp; Communications Coordinator<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1-888-454-7469<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:kstilwell@mpltd.ca">kstilwell@mpltd.ca</a></span></p> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:52:22 -0400 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/robust-sales-steady-traffic-at-2015-halifax-rv-show/ Canada’s Largest Heavy Equipment Show To Include ‘Top 10 Under 40’ Recognition and ‘Heavy Education’ Seminar Series http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/canada-s-largest-heavy-equipment-show-to-include-top-10-under-40-recognition-and-heavy-education-seminar-series/ <p><em>Mississauga, ON</em> – The <strong>National Heavy Equipment Show</strong> returns March 5-6, 2015 to the International Centre in Mississauga. This key industry event welcomes the leaders of the construction, road building, land improvement, and infrastructure industries.</p> <p>As part of the 2015 edition of the show, Rock To Road magazine will recognize 10 outstanding individuals under the age of 40 from throughout Canada's aggregates and roadbuilding industry. The <strong>Rock To Road ‘Top 10 Under 40’</strong> recognizes the achievements of the newest generation of industry workers. Nominees demonstrate a strong work ethic, show leadership and initiative, seek new opportunities for training and education, and are involved in industry associations. This is a celebration of the future of the aggregates and roadbuilding industry in Canada.</p> <p>This year’s show will also feature <strong>‘Heavy Education’</strong> – a series of four educational and informative seminars presented by Rock To Road. Topics will cover practical information to save contractors money in the workplace, including preventative maintenance for OEMs; the value of buying, renting, leasing and financing major equipment purchases; and best practices for financial planning in the construction industry.</p> <p><strong>‘Heavy Education’ Seminar Series:<br/></strong><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><em>All seminars will be held on Thursday, March 5th in Hall 5 at the International Centre during the show.</em></span></p> <p><strong>9:30-10:15am - Inside Maintenance<br/></strong><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Learn best practices for keeping heavy equipment running effectively, and efficiently, no matter the working conditions, temperature, or operator.</span></p> <p><strong>10:45-11:30am - Outside Maintenance<br/></strong><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Keeping the exterior components of the machine safe and clean can help improve the efficiency of the job site.</span></p> <p><strong>1:30-2:15pm - Owning the Machine<br/></strong><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Our expert discusses the values of purchasing, renting and leasing machinery for different construction operations.</span></p> <p><strong>2:45-3:30pm - Purchasing Power<br/></strong><span style="line-height: 1.4;">We discuss the options for financing your equipment, and the institutions that can provide the smartest financing options.</span></p> <p><strong>All sessions are free of charge for registered visitors of the National Heavy Equipment Show.<br/></strong><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Those who have not yet registered for the show can save 50% by pre-registering online at <a href="https://secure.masterpromotions.ca/NHES2015/">www.NHES.ca</a> by February 20th.</span></p> <p>As seating for the ‘Heavy Education’ seminar sessions is limited, attendees are invited to sign-up in advance to reserve their space. Visit <a href="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/national-heavy-equipment-show-2015/seminars/v">www.NHES.ca</a> for more information on how to quickly and easily register with Rock To Road for one or more of the above seminar sessions.</p> <p>The ‘Heavy Education’ feature is only one of the many exciting show components that will be part of the 2015 edition of the National Heavy Equipment Show. Other attractions include: The <strong>Gravel Pit</strong>, <strong>Snow &amp; Ice Removal </strong>and <strong>Recruiting Here</strong> features, the <strong>Rental Pavilion</strong>, a focus on <strong>Safety Products</strong>, as well as many <strong>Show Specials</strong> being offered by exhibitors… visit the <a href="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/national-heavy-equipment-show-2015/show-specials/v">show website for full details</a>.</p> <p><strong><br/>SHOW HOURS</strong></p> <p>Thursday, March 5, 2015<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">9:00am - 6:00pm</span></p> <p>Friday, March 6, 2015<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">9:00am - 5:00pm</span></p> <p>Visit <a href="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/national-heavy-equipment-show-2015/">www.NHES.ca</a> for complete details on the 2015 National Heavy Equipment Show.</p> <p><br/><strong>Media Inquiries:</strong></p> <p>Mark Cusack, National Show Manager<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:mcusack@mpltd.ca">mcusack@mpltd.ca</a><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1.888.454.7469</span></p> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 14:31:17 -0400 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/canada-s-largest-heavy-equipment-show-to-include-top-10-under-40-recognition-and-heavy-education-seminar-series/ Canada's Longest-Running, Most Successful Commercial Fishing Show to Include Educational Seminar Series http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/canada-s-longest-running-most-successful-commercial-fishing-show-to-include-educational-seminar-series/ <p><em>Yarmouth, Nova Scotia </em>– The <strong>Eastern Canadian Fisheries Exposition</strong> returns February 6th and 7th, 2015. Held every two years at the Mariners Centre in Yarmouth, this event brings together members of the industry from across the region and features a comprehensive collection of marine and commercial fisheries products and services.</p> <p>The 2015 edition of the show will feature an exciting seminar program, focusing on safer work practices as well as branding and marketing of Canadian lobster. All seminars are free of charge to registered visitors of the Eastern Canadian Fisheries Exposition. The seminar schedule is as follows:</p> <table border="0"><tbody><tr><td><strong style="line-height: 14px;">Friday, February 6th</strong></td> <td> </td> </tr><tr><td><span style="line-height: 14px;">10:30am</span></td> <td><span style="line-height: 14px;">“Marketing Canadian Lobster to the World”<br/></span><span style="line-height: 14px;">Geoff Irvine, Lobster Council of Canada</span></td> </tr><tr><td><span style="line-height: 14px;">2:00pm</span></td> <td><span style="line-height: 14px;">“Crew Member Lost Overboard! : Fishing Vessel Silver Angel”<br/></span><span style="line-height: 14px;">Ray Belliveau, Owner, Charlesville Fisheries Ltd.</span></td> </tr><tr><td><span style="line-height: 14px;"><strong>Saturday, February 7th</strong></span></td> <td> </td> </tr><tr><td><span style="line-height: 14px;">10:30am</span></td> <td><span style="line-height: 14px;">“Canadian Lobster – Building and Maintaining our National Brand”<br/></span><span style="line-height: 14px;">Geoff Irvine, Lobster Council of Canada</span></td> </tr><tr><td><span style="line-height: 14px;">2:00pm</span></td> <td><span style="line-height: 14px;">“Making Safety the New Tradition in a Traditional Industry”<br/></span><span style="line-height: 14px;">Stewart Franck, Fisheries Safety Association of Nova Scotia<br/></span><span style="line-height: 14px;">Captain Pierre Murray, Transportation Safety Board</span></td> </tr></tbody></table><p> </p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>Seminar Descriptions:</strong></span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><em>Marketing Canadian Lobster to the World<br/></em></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">The presentation will outline the recently completed generic marketing strategy for Canadian lobster. It will provide information about target markets, objectives and tactics focused on trade and consumer audiences. Questions about evaluating effectiveness and metrics will be answered. The presentation will answer the key industry question regarding how levy monies will be invested and how they have impacted ROI in other food sectors.</span></p> <p><em>Crew Member Lost Overboard! - FV Silver Angel<br/></em><span style="line-height: 1.4;">A creative sentencing presentation about; Taking Responsibility, Implementing Safer Work Practices, Preventing Future Tragedies. On May 3rd, 2011, Ray Belliveau, owner of Charlesville Fisheries, arrived at office at 7:30 am as usual and noticed that the Silver Angel was not tied up to the wharf as expected. This presentation is regarding the loss overboard of fisherman Douglas “Ward” Wickens, and will discuss what happened on that day and the effect of tragedy upon the company, crew, community and family. Also discussed will be the impact on the employer; what lessons were learned, and the steps taken to prevent further loss of life.</span></p> <p><em>Canadian Lobster – Building and Maintaining our National Brand<br/></em><span style="line-height: 1.4;">The presentation will talk about the evolution of the Canadian lobster brand, the various levels of brands in the lobster sector, the importance of developing a cohesive and comprehensive brand program and story for Canadian lobster and how the entire value chain must support and work together to commit to our collective brand promise.</span></p> <p><em>Making Safety the New Tradition in a Traditional Industry<br/></em><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Some workplaces and entire industries are known for a history of tragedy, loss of life, acceptance of risk and staunch tradition. It can be a considerable challenge to begin instilling a vision of a culture focused on awareness and prevention. This session will look at initiatives and strategies to tackle safety, primarily in fish harvesting. The experience will be of interest to anyone who has had to command a slow boat of change against tides of resistance.<br/><br/></span></p> <p>In addition to the seminar program, the 2015 edition of the Eastern Canadian Fisheries Exposition will also host the next group of inductions into the <strong>Atlantic Canada Marine Industries Hall of Fame</strong>. This special recognition was created by the Navigator and Master Promotions Ltd. in 2008 to recognize individuals for outstanding contributions to the industry. The show will also offer buyers an assortment of exclusive <a href="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/eastern-canadian-fisheries-exposition-2015/show-specials/v">show specials</a>, as well as an exciting collection of <a href="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/eastern-canadian-fisheries-exposition-2015/door-prizes/v">door prizes</a>.</p> <p>Show visitors will be greeted with displays of engines of all types and sizes, boats, safety and lighting equipment, foul weather gear, hydraulics, electronics, ropes, lobster traps, nets, and everything an enterprise owner, captain or deckhand would want to see. There will also be companies offering marine insurance, legal services and the like; and DFO, Canadian Coast Guard and provincial government agencies will be on hand to show visitors the latest items they have available.</p> <p>For all the latest details on this exciting event, please visit the show website: <span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/eastern-canadian-fisheries-exposition-2015/">www.EasternCanadianFisheriesExpo.ca</a>, check out the <a href="http://fliphtml5.com/ubtb/mgaf">digital show guide</a>, and connect with the show on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/ECFisheriesExpo">Facebook </a>and <a href="https://twitter.com/ECFisheriesExpo">Twitter</a>.</span></p> <p><strong><br/>Media Inquiries:</strong></p> <p>Shawn Murphy, Show Manager<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1-888-454-7469<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:smurphy@mpltd.ca">smurphy@mpltd.ca</a></span></p> Mon, 02 Feb 2015 08:58:46 -0400 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/canada-s-longest-running-most-successful-commercial-fishing-show-to-include-educational-seminar-series/ Chart a Course for the Halifax International Boat Show: February 19-22, 2015 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/chart-a-course-for-the-halifax-international-boat-show-february-19-22-2015/ <p><em>Halifax, NS</em> – Start your boating season early this year with the <strong>Halifax International Boat Show</strong>, returning to the Halifax Exhibition Centre February 19-22, 2015!</p> <p>Featuring the largest and most sought-after brands of boats and boating equipment in Eastern Canada, the Halifax International Boat Show includes boats ranging in size from 6' to over 40'. Visitors will see runabouts, cruisers, motor yachts, sail boats, sailing dinghies, pontoon boats, bass boats, inflatables, RIBS and personal water craft. The show also offers exhibits of marine equipment, marine engines, diesel, gas, outboard and inboard, of marine electronics and accessories, of docks and dock builders.</p> <p>The boating industry continues to be a significant part of the Canadian economy. According to the National Marine Manufacturers Association, new boat and engine sales generated $2 billion in 2013. The association estimates that more than 15 million adults (almost half the population of Canada) went boating last year.</p> <p>“It’s a great time to buy a boat,” said <strong>Show Manager Scott Sprague</strong>. “Dealers at manufacturers from all over the Maritimes will be offering great show specials, and visitors come to the show prepared to shop.”</p> <p>“Boating in our Atlantic Canada region was great this season, and maybe some folks have a good case of 'foot-itis',” said <strong>Patricia Nelder with the Atlantic Marine Trades Association</strong>. “If you are thinking of a bigger boat for 2015, or about great new innovative equipment, then the Halifax International Boat Show is the place to come!”</p> <p>This year’s show will once again include a comprehensive <em>seminar program</em>. Complete details will be available on the show website in early February.</p> <p><strong>Show Information:</strong></p> <p><em>HOURS:</em></p> <p>Thursday, February 19: 12noon - 8:00pm<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Friday, February 20: </span>10:00 am - 9:00pm<span style="line-height: 1.4;"><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Saturday, February 21: </span>9:00am - 6:00pm<span style="line-height: 1.4;"><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Sunday, February 22: </span>10:00am - 5:00pm</p> <p><em>ADMISSION:</em></p> <p>Adult: $10<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Junior (10-16): </span>$8<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Children under 10: FREE<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Family Pass </span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">(2 adults + 2 juniors): $30<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">4-Day Weekend Pass: $20</span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><br/>Don’t be left on the dock; make plans to attend the 2015 Halifax International Boat Show! For complete show information, please visit <a href="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/halifax-international-boat-show-2015/">www.HalifaxBoatShow.com</a>, and connect with us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/HalifaxInternationalBoatShow" target="_blank">Facebook</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/HalifaxBoatShow" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"> </span></p> <p><em>The Halifax International Boat Show is owned by the Atlantic Marine Trades Association and produced by Master Promotions Ltd.</em></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><br/><strong>Media Inquiries:</strong></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"> </span></p> <p>Kate Stilwell, Communications &amp; Marketing Coordinator<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:kstilwell@mpltd.ca">kstilwell@mpltd.ca</a><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1-888-454-7469</span></p> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:27:57 -0400 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/chart-a-course-for-the-halifax-international-boat-show-february-19-22-2015/ The Largest RV Sale of the Year is Coming... The Halifax RV Show Opens Tomorrow! http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/the-largest-rv-sale-of-the-year-is-coming-the-halifax-rv-show-opens-tomorrow/ <p><em>Halifax, NS</em> – Atlantic Canada’s largest dedicated RV show returns to Exhibition Park this Thursday, January 22nd. The <strong>2015 edition of the Halifax RV Show</strong> features the latest models and styles from 10 reputable dealers including Fraserway RV, CRC RV, Moncton RV Centre, Pine Acres RV, Bluenose RV, Stone’s RV, Parson’s Motors, Jerry’s RV, Adventure Sports, and Adventure Motors.</p> <p>The doors open at 12 noon tomorrow… don’t miss out on your chance to check out over 70 different lines with close to 200 units onsite! There will be something to fit every budget and lifestyle – from hard-tops, to hybrids, travel trailers, motorhomes and more. Come shop the show for the biggest selection and the best pricing of the year!</p> <p>Not only will visitors be able to shop for their dream RV, but if they buy a unit at the show, they’ll have a chance to win $10,000 with the <strong>TEN GRAND IN YOUR HAND</strong> promotion! (Note: approximate odds of winning are 1 in 100.)</p> <p>Additionally, visitors can enjoy live music on Saturday with the <strong>Halifax Bluegrass Special</strong>. Taking place from 11am to 5pm on Saturday, January 24th, the music festival will feature performances from three fantastic bluegrass bands: <strong>Shadow River, Highway Train, and Bluegrass Tradition.</strong></p> <p>And, while the parents are shopping for their family’s perfect new RV, the kids can hang out at the <strong>Scouts Canada Kids Corner</strong>. This popular feature will include crafts and Bingo to keep children engaged.</p> <p><strong>Show Hours:</strong></p> <p>Thursday, January 22 - Noon – 9pm<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Friday, January 23 - </span>10am – 9pm<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Saturday, January 24 - </span>9am – 6pm<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Sunday, January 25 - </span>10am – 5pm</p> <p><strong>Admission:</strong></p> <p>Adult - $10<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Senior (65+) - $8<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Junior (10-16) - $8<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Family Pass - $25 (2 adults + 2 juniors)<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">4-Day Pass $15 (non-transferrable)<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Children under 10 FREE when accompanied by an adult</span></p> <p>For complete details on the show and everything that will be happening over the weekend, visit <a href="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/halifax-rv-show-2015/">www.HalifaxRVShow.ca</a>. Also connect with us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/HalifaxRVShow" target="_blank">Facebook</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/HalifaxRVShow" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p> <p><br/><strong>Media Inquiries:</strong></p> <p>Kate Stilwell, Marketing &amp; Communications Coordinator<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1-888-454-7469<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:kstilwell@mpltd.ca">kstilwell@mpltd.ca</a></span></p> Wed, 21 Jan 2015 15:02:36 -0400 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/the-largest-rv-sale-of-the-year-is-coming-the-halifax-rv-show-opens-tomorrow/ Major Event Coming To Moncton This June http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/major-event-coming-to-moncton-this-june/ <p><em>Moncton, NB</em> – This June will see thousands of visitors flock to the Moncton area for the return of the <strong>Atlantic Truck Show</strong>, providing a significant economic boost to local hotels, restaurants, and other establishments that cater to visitors. Taking place at the Moncton Coliseum Complex <strong>June 5-6, 2015</strong>, this is Atlantic Canada’s largest and most-inclusive trucking show, and the <strong>only national truck show east of Montreal</strong>.</p> <p>More than <strong>12,000 buyers</strong> attended the 2013 edition of this event, and with <a href="http://www.olfleetservices.ca/2015/01/wards-reports-strong-year-for-canadian.html" target="_blank">industry reports</a> pointing to a healthy market for sales of medium and heavy trucks, show organizers are anticipating a sold out show, along with a robust audience for 2015.</p> <p>“We’re seeing strong sales to date, bolstered by the massive success of the 2013 show,” said <strong>Mark Cusack, National Show Manager</strong>. “This edition is sure to be another sold-out event, with hundreds of exhibitors from across Canada.”</p> <p>The Atlantic Truck Show includes both indoor and outdoor displays featuring trucks, trailers, engine components, and parts manufacturers, as well as services catering to the heavy and medium duty truck industry. It is THE event where members of the industry meet to find new products and see the latest in commercial truck and transportation equipment.</p> <p>Fleet managers, truck buyers, and distributors will be in attendance to talk to sales and technical staff face-to-face, and key industry decision makers will be sourcing their next trucking and logistics purchases. This is an exceptional business opportunity for exhibitors looking to generate new leads, build relationships with existing customers and most importantly, increase their sales.</p> <p>For complete details on the 2015 Atlantic Truck Show, visit <a href="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/atlantic-truck-show-2015/">www.AtlanticTruckShow.com</a></p> <p><strong><br/>Media Inquiries:</strong></p> <p>Mark Cusack, National Show Manager<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:mcusack@mpltd.ca">mcusack@mpltd.ca</a><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1.888.454.7469</span></p> Mon, 19 Jan 2015 16:41:20 -0400 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/major-event-coming-to-moncton-this-june/ Canada North Resources Expo Builds on Success of Last Edition – Currently 80% Sold http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/canada-north-resources-expo-builds-on-success-of-last-edition-currently-80-sold/ <p><em>Prince George, BC</em> – The Canada North Resources Expo (CNRE) show team is excited to announce that they are quickly closing in on another sold out event. To date, the bulk space outside is <strong>80% sold</strong> with the indoor space not far behind.</p> <p>“The strong sales we’re seeing are certainly due to the huge success of the 2013 event,” said <strong>Mark Cusack, National Show Manager</strong>. “Two years ago, we had more than 8,300 visitors, and exhibitors are keen to connect with a qualified audience of this nature again.”</p> <p>CNRE launched to huge accolades in 2013 and has become a must-attend event for industry representatives including forestry, heavy equipment, mining, independent power producers, biomass, resource industry professionals, transportation, suppliers and service providers, and training and employment services. It is presented in partnership with the <strong>Resources Expo Society</strong>.</p> <p>The 2015 edition will feature all the equipment needed to get the jobs done; from forestry, to heavy construction, and project infrastructure, this show will take over the CN Centre with <strong>over four acres of indoor and outdoor exhibits</strong>.</p> <p>For more information on <strong>Canada North Resources Expo</strong>: find us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/CanadaNorthResourcesExpo" target="_blank">Facebook</a>, follow us on <a href="https://twitter.com/CanadaNorthExpo" target="_blank">Twitter</a>, and visit us online at <a href="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/canada-north-resources-expo-2015/">www.CNRE.ca</a>.</p> <p><strong>Media Inquiries:</strong></p> <p>Mark Cusack, National Show Manager<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:mcusack@mpltd.ca">mcusack@mpltd.ca</a><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1.888.454.7469</span></p> Thu, 15 Jan 2015 16:30:38 -0400 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/canada-north-resources-expo-builds-on-success-of-last-edition-currently-80-sold/ Make Plans to Shop the Largest RV Sale of the Year, Featuring 10 Major Dealers Onsite http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/make-plans-to-shop-the-largest-rv-sale-of-the-year-featuring-10-major-dealers-onsite/ <p style="text-align: left;"><em>Halifax, NS</em> – The largest RV sale of the year is less than 10 days away! The Halifax RV Show features the latest models and styles from 10 major dealers onsite:</p> <table style="width: 50%; text-align: left;" border="0" align="center"><tbody><tr><td> <ul><li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Fraserway RV</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">CRC RV</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Moncton RV Centre</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Pine Acres RV</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Bluenose RV </span></li> </ul></td> <td> <ul><li>Stone’s RV</li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Parson’s Motors</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Jerry’s RV</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Adventure Sports</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Adventure Motors</span></li> </ul></td> </tr></tbody></table><p style="text-align: left;"><img class="leftAlone" src="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/assets/Uploads/HRV2015/_resampled/resizedimage450162-Halifax-RV-Bar.jpg" width="450" height="162" alt="" title=""/></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Come shop the show for the biggest selection and the best pricing of the year! There are more than 40 booths of RV-related products and services including campgrounds and destinations. Plus, nearly 200 new RVs onsite from reputable members of the Atlantic RV Dealers Association so you know who you are buying from! And, if you buy an RV at the show, you’ll have approximately a 1 in 100 chance of winning $10,000 with our <strong>TEN GRAND IN YOUR HAND</strong> promotion!</span></p> <p style="text-align: left;">On Saturday, January 24th, the Downeast Bluegrass &amp; Oldtime Music Society presents the<strong> Halifax Bluegrass Special</strong>. Taking place from 11am to 5pm, the music festival will feature performances from three fantastic bluegrass bands, and your Halifax RV Show admission gets you in for free!</p> <table style="width: 90%; text-align: left;" border="0"><tbody><tr><td><img class="center" src="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/assets/Uploads/HRV2015/_resampled/resizedimage187125-Shadow-River.jpg" width="187" height="125" alt="" title=""/></td> <td><img class="center" src="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/assets/Uploads/HRV2015/_resampled/resizedimage166125-Highway-Train.jpg" width="166" height="125" alt="" title=""/></td> <td><img class="center" src="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/assets/Uploads/HRV2015/_resampled/resizedimage191125-Bluegrass-Traidtion.jpg" width="191" height="125" alt="" title=""/></td> </tr><tr><td style="text-align: center;">Shadow River</td> <td style="text-align: center;">Highway Train</td> <td style="text-align: center;">Bluegrass Tradition</td> </tr></tbody></table><p style="text-align: left;"><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><br/>The schedule for the Halifax Bluegrass Special is as follows. All performances take place on Saturday, January 24th.</span></p> <table style="width: 50%; text-align: left;" border="0"><tbody><tr><td> <p>11am </p> <p>11:50am </p> <p>12:40pm </p> <p>1:20pm </p> <p>2:40pm </p> <p>3:30pm </p> <p>4:20pm </p> </td> <td> <p><span style="line-height: 14px;">Shadow River</span></p> <p>Highway Train</p> <p>Bluegrass Tradition</p> <p>Intermission</p> <p>Shadow River</p> <p>Highway Train</p> <p>Bluegrass Tradition</p> </td> </tr></tbody></table><p style="text-align: left;"><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><br/>Also back for this year’s show is the<strong> Kids Corner, presented by Scouts Canada</strong>. This popular feature will include crafts and Bingo to keep children engaged while their parents go in search of the family’s perfect new RV.</span></p> <p style="text-align: left;">For more information, including show times, admission prices, show specials and door prizes please visit <a href="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/halifax-rv-show-2015/">WWW.HALIFAXRVSHOW.CA</a>. You can also find the show on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/HalifaxRVShow" target="_blank">Facebook</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/HalifaxRVShow" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p> <p style="text-align: left;"><br/><strong>Media Inquiries:</strong></p> <p style="text-align: left;">Kate Stilwell, Marketing &amp; Communications Coordinator<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1-888-454-7469<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:kstilwell@mpltd.ca">kstilwell@mpltd.ca</a></span></p> Tue, 13 Jan 2015 11:25:16 -0400 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/make-plans-to-shop-the-largest-rv-sale-of-the-year-featuring-10-major-dealers-onsite/ First Time in the West! Announcing Western Canada's New Secondary Woodworking Show http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/first-time-in-the-west-announcing-western-canada-s-new-secondary-woodworking-show/ <p><em>Abbotsford, BC</em> – Canada’s booming western markets will play host to a brand new woodworking machinery and supply show geared to secondary woodworkers in British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan.</p> <p><strong>Canada Woodworking West will take place at TRADEX in Abbotsford, October 7-8, 2015.</strong> This new show – the first of its kind for western Canada – follows the success of Canada Woodworking East, which took place in Montreal in September 2014.</p> <p>“This event is for western Canada’s commercial and residential cabinet manufacturers and installers, commercial and home furniture manufacturers, architectural woodworkers, millworkers, molding, door and stair manufacturers and the list goes on,” explained <strong>Show Manager Mike Neeb</strong>. “Exhibitors at this event will have the machinery, hardware and accessories needed to transform wood into these much sought after products.”</p> <p>Presented by Master Promotions Ltd., this event is expected to attract some 200 exhibiting companies along with thousands of trade show visitors. Over 100,000 square feet of exhibit space is available, and major machinery distributors have already jumped onboard and started their booking process.</p> <p>Canada Woodworking West will include forward-thinking educational seminars, an expansive exhibit floor, and limitless opportunities for networking with industry peers. It is the latest in a lineup of successful woodworking and heavy equipment shows being produced by Master Promotions, including Canada Woodworking East, InterSaw, BiomassExpo, Pacific Heavy Equipment Show, Demo International, Canada North Resources Expo, and TRUXPO.</p> <p>With endorsements from regional industry leaders – UBC Centre for Advanced Wood Processing, FPInnovations, The Wood Manufacturing Council and AWMAC British Columbia – this is sure to be a must-attend event for secondary woodworkers in Western Canada.</p> <p>Complete details are available on the show website: <a href="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/canada-woodworking-west-2015/">www.CanadaWoodworkingWest.ca</a>.</p> <p><br/><strong>Media Inquiries:</strong></p> <p>Mike Neeb, Show Manager<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1-888-454-7469<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:mneeb@mpltd.ca">mneeb@mpltd.ca</a></span></p> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:49:50 -0400 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/first-time-in-the-west-announcing-western-canada-s-new-secondary-woodworking-show/ BC's Largest Boating, Fishing, Hunting and Sportsmen's Show Returns to TRADEX for 2015 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/bc-s-largest-boating-fishing-hunting-and-sportsmen-s-show-returns-to-tradex-for-2015/ <p><em>Abbotsford, BC</em> – Don’t miss your shot to check out BC’s largest boating, fishing, hunting and sportsmen’s show! Mark your calendar for the 24th annual <strong>BC Boat &amp; Sportmen’s Show</strong> and the 12th annual <strong>BC Hunting Show</strong>, which return to TRADEX in Abbotsford, March 6-8, 2015.</p> <p>“2015 is going to be a great year for these shows,” said <strong>Les Trendall, Show Manager</strong>. “Visitors will be able to find out what’s new in the boating, hunting, fishing and recreational world at this one-stop shopping event! We’re also thrilled to be offering a series of engaging speakers and seminars, including Paul Beasley, one of the co-hosts of Canada’s most-watched hunting series, Canada in the Rough.”</p> <p>Hundreds of exhibitors will fill TRADEX with a wide variety of fishing, boating, camping, hunting, and outdoor products and services. Visitors will find fishing retailers and manufacturers, boats of all sizes, camping gear, ATVs and accessories, hunting gear and equipment, camo clothing, retailers, outfitters and so much more.</p> <p>For the 2015 edition, we’ll be welcoming many special guests, including:</p> <ul><li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>Kevin Henderson, Kayak Fishing Professional</strong></span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>Phil Rowley, Fly Craft Angling Adventures</strong></span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>Paul Beasley, Co-Host of Canada in the Rough</strong></span></li> </ul><p><br/>Again this year, hunters are invited to bring in their heads, horns, and antlers to be professionally scored. There are also many door prizes to be won, including a <strong>2015 Sea-doo Spark</strong>, generously provided by <strong>Greater Vancouver Powersports &amp; BRP</strong>; plus a <strong>fishing weekend at Stoney Lake Lodge on Douglas Lake Ranch</strong>.</p> <p>Visitors are encouraged to avoid the line-ups and buy tickets in advance on the show website, <a href="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/bc-boat-and-sportsmen-s-show-bc-hunting-show-2015/">www.BCBoatAndSportsmensShow.ca</a>. This is two great shows for the price of one – an unbelievable value! Plus, for a limited time, take advantage of <a href="https://secure.masterpromotions.ca/tickets/?event=100007">special holiday pricing</a>: 2 tickets for $20 (a savings of $6).</p> <p><strong>SHOW HOURS:</strong></p> <ul><li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Friday, March 6th<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">12 Noon - 9pm</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Saturday, March 7th<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">9am - 6pm</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Sunday, March 8th<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">10am - 5pm</span></li> </ul><p><strong><br/>ADMISSION:</strong></p> <ul><li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Adult - $13</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Senior (60+) - $11</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Junior (6-16) - $11</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Family Pass - $32 (2 adults + 2 juniors)</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Children under 6 FREE when accompanied by an adult</span></li> </ul><p><strong>** Until December 24th, visitors can get 2 tickets for $20 with our holiday special! <a href="https://secure.masterpromotions.ca/tickets/?event=100007">Click for details</a> **</strong></p> <p><br/>For all the exciting show information, visit <a href="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/bc-boat-and-sportsmen-s-show-bc-hunting-show-2015/">www.BCBoatAndSportsmensShow.ca</a>.</p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><br/><strong>Media Inquiries:</strong></span></p> <p><a href="mailto:kstilwell@mpltd.ca">Kate Stilwell</a>, Communications &amp; Marketing Coordinator or<br/><a style="line-height: 1.4;" href="mailto:ltrendall@mpltd.ca">Les Trendall</a><span style="line-height: 1.4;">, Show Manager<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1-888-454-7469</span></p> Wed, 10 Dec 2014 16:37:08 -0400 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/bc-s-largest-boating-fishing-hunting-and-sportsmen-s-show-returns-to-tradex-for-2015/ Collaboration is Key to Success for 2015 Edition of Canada North Resources Expo http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/collaboration-is-key-to-success-for-2015-edition-of-canada-north-resources-expo/ <p><em>Prince George, BC</em> – All the equipment needed to get the jobs done will be on display for the return of <strong>Canada North Resources Expo </strong>(CNRE), May 29th and 30th, 2015. From forestry, to heavy construction, and project infrastructure, this show will take over the CN Centre with four acres of indoor and outdoor exhibits.</p> <p>CNRE launched to huge accolades in 2013, and the resounding success of that show is carrying over to the 2015 edition. With booth space already <strong>70% sold out</strong>, exhibitors are eager to get their products in front of a qualified audience – like the more than 8,300 visitors who came to the show two years ago.</p> <p>Master Promotions Ltd. acquired this show in 2012, and since then has worked closely with its West coast partners to ensure it remains a must-attend event for industry representatives, including:</p> <ul><li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Forestry – harvesting, woodlots, community forests, silviculture, pulp and chips</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Heavy Equipment – excavation, grading, crushing and screening, road building, land clearing</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Mining – exploration, construction</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Independent Power Producers – run of the river, wind farms, solar</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Biomass Industry – wood pellets, power co-generation, bio-fuels</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Resource Industry Professionals – engineers, foresters, planners, GIS technology, project managers, consultants, technicians</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Transportation Industry – air, rail, land, sea</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Suppliers and Service Providers – equipment, manufacturing, machining, camps, caterers</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Training and Employment Services – career planners, assessors, training schools, post-secondary institutions, HR managers</span></li> </ul><p><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><br/>The Canada North Resources Expo is supported by the </span><strong style="line-height: 1.4;">Resources Expo Society</strong><span style="line-height: 1.4;">, the organization that formerly ran the show on a volunteer basis. Representatives from the Society’s board sit on the show’s steering committee, and are joined by local organizations including the BC Forest Safety Council, Scotiabank, Leavitt Machinery, Initiatives Prince George, Inland Kenworth – Parker Pacific, Wajax Industries, and the Logging &amp; Sawmill Journal. Representatives from these organizations come together to provide input to Master Promotions Ltd. to help ensure that the Expo is relevant to the various resource sectors.</span></p> <p>The show also partners with local schools and community groups; in 2013, Prince George Big Brothers &amp; Big Sisters held a pancake breakfast at the show, with all proceeds going directly back to help fund their initiatives. Members from a local high school football team – the Eagles Juvenile Football Team – assisted onsite with clean-up and logistics and were presented with a donation for their efforts. Similar partnerships are planned for the 2015 edition.</p> <p>Master Promotions Ltd. is committed to supporting the resource community by channeling some of the show profits back into the Resources Expo Society. This funding is used locally for resource education and promotion. The economic impact to the Prince George area is significant, with hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of visitors, as well as committee members and support staff booking hotel rooms, renting cars, eating in restaurants, and frequenting other local businesses.</p> <p>CNRE is just one of several West coast shows that Master Promotions Ltd. produces. With the support of its Abbotsford, BC-based employees, the company produces the BC Boat &amp; Sportsmen’s Show annually, as well as TRUXPO and the Pacific Heavy Equipment Show, which are held biennially.</p> <p>For more information on <strong>Canada North Resources Expo</strong>: find us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/CanadaNorthResourcesExpo" target="_blank">Facebook</a>, follow us on <a href="https://twitter.com/CanadaNorthExpo" target="_blank">Twitter</a>, and visit us online at <a href="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/canada-north-resources-expo-2015/">www.CNRE.ca</a>.</p> <p><strong><br/>Media Inquiries:</strong></p> <p>Mark Cusack, National Show Manager<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:mcusack@mpltd.ca">mcusack@mpltd.ca</a><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1.888.454.7469</span></p> Mon, 08 Dec 2014 16:11:47 -0400 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/collaboration-is-key-to-success-for-2015-edition-of-canada-north-resources-expo/ Canada’s Largest Heavy Equipment Show To Offer Education Seminars + More Exciting Features http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/canada-s-largest-heavy-equipment-show-to-offer-education-seminars-more-exciting-features/ <p><em>Mississauga, ON</em> – Canada’s largest heavy equipment show barrels back into Ontario<strong> March 5th and 6th, 2015</strong>. The <strong>National Heavy Equipment Show</strong> will take over the International Centre in Mississauga, ON, showcasing cutting-edge products, big machine displays, and demos from the leaders of the heavy equipment and construction industries.</p> <p>As part of the 2015 edition of this mammoth biennial event, Rock To Road magazine will be hosting four education seminars. Topics will cover practical information to save contractors money in the workplace, including preventative maintenance for OEMs; the value of buying, renting, leasing and financing major equipment purchases; and best practices for financial planning in the construction industry.</p> <p>In addition to the educational component, 2015 show features will include:</p> <ul><li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">The<strong> Gravel Pit</strong>, treating visitors to a huge display of aggregate machinery, including equipment like crushers, conveyors, scales, recyclers, front end loaders, hammers, drives/motors, and more.</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Rock To Road magazine recognizing 10 outstanding individuals under the age of 40 from throughout Canada's aggregates and roadbuilding industry, as they present the <strong>‘Top 10 under 40’</strong>.</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">A <strong>snow and ice removal</strong> area showcasing the products, services, equipment and technology used in snow and ice removal, and winter operations – big business when it comes to life in Canada.</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">The <strong>Rental Pavilion</strong>, which will include the latest equipment, tools, and products for sale or rent to the contractors and road building professionals who faithfully attend this event every two years.</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">A <strong>‘Recruiting Here’ </strong>feature, allowing exhibitors looking to grow their ranks and hire new employees to hunt for new talent onsite. Visitors are encouraged to come with resumes in-hand.</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">A focus on<strong> employee safety and worksite security</strong> throughout the show, encouraging attendees to get up to speed on important industry challenges, such as roadside safety for workers.</span></li> </ul><p> </p> <p>Visitors are invited to <a href="https://secure.masterpromotions.ca/NHES2015/">register online now</a> to save 50% on admission and fast-track their entrance to the show.</p> <h4 style="text-align: center;">Visit <a href="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/national-heavy-equipment-show-2015/">www.NHES.ca</a> for complete details on the 2015 National Heavy Equipment Show</h4> <p> </p> <p><strong>Media Inquiries:</strong></p> <p>Mark Cusack, National Show Manager<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:mcusack@mpltd.ca">mcusack@mpltd.ca</a><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1.888.454.7469</span></p> <p> </p> Fri, 05 Dec 2014 10:15:22 -0400 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/canada-s-largest-heavy-equipment-show-to-offer-education-seminars-more-exciting-features/ Atlantic Canada's Largest Dedicated RV Show to Offer Models for Every Budget and Lifestyle http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/atlantic-canada-s-largest-dedicated-rv-show-to-offer-models-for-every-budget-and-lifestyle/ <p><em>Halifax, NS</em> – Hard-tops, hybrids, travel trailers, motorhomes, and more will be featured at the 2015 edition of Atlantic Canada’s largest dedicated RV show, returning to Exhibition Park, January 22-25, 2015.</p> <p>The Halifax RV Show is the largest RV sale of the year with all the latest models and styles from 10 major dealers from Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, including Fraserway RV, CRC RV, Moncton RV Centre, Pine Acres RV, Bluenose RV, Stone’s RV, Parson’s Motors, Jerry’s RV, Adventure Sports, and Adventure Motors..</p> <p>“Exhibition Park will be packed with more than 70 lines represented and nearly 200 units onsite,” said <strong>Scott Sprague, Show Manager</strong>. “Visitors will also be able to purchase the products and accessories needed to perfect the RV lifestyle and get information on the region’s top campgrounds and vacation destinations.”</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>SHOW FEATURES</strong></p> <p>Back for 2015 is the <strong>TEN GRAND IN YOUR HAND</strong> promotion. Visitors who purchase an RV at the show will have approximately a 1 in 100 chance to win $10,000! In 2014 the winners were Thomas and Marilyn Muise of Halifax, who purchased a Keystone Retreat travel trailer from Stone’s RV.</p> <p>Also back for this year’s show is the <strong>Halifax Bluegrass Special</strong>. On Saturday, January 24th, the <strong>Downeast Bluegrass &amp; Oldtime Music Society</strong> will present a series of performances by three fantastic bluegrass bands: <strong>Bluegrass Tradition</strong>, <strong>Shadow River</strong>, and <strong>Highway Train</strong>. Your Halifax RV Show admission gets you into the Halifax Bluegrass Special for free!</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>SHOW HOURS &amp; ADMISSION</strong></p> <p>Thursday, January 22<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Noon – 9pm</span></p> <p>Friday, January 23<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">10am – 9pm</span></p> <p>Saturday, January 24<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">9am – 6pm</span></p> <p>Sunday, January 25<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">10am – 5pm</span></p> <p>Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and juniors (10-16), and children under 10 are free when accompanied by an adult. A family pass (2 adults and 2 juniors) is $25; and this year a 4-day pass is available for $15 (non-transferrable).</p> <p>For complete details, please find us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/HalifaxRVShow" target="_blank">Facebook</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/HalifaxRVShow" target="_blank">Twitter</a> and visit the show website at <a href="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/halifax-rv-show-2015/">WWW.HALIFAXRVSHOW.CA</a>.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Media Inquiries:</strong></p> <p>Kate Stilwell, Marketing &amp; Communications Coordinator<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1-888-454-7469<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:kstilwell@mpltd.ca">kstilwell@mpltd.ca</a></span></p> <p> </p> Thu, 04 Dec 2014 15:49:05 -0400 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/atlantic-canada-s-largest-dedicated-rv-show-to-offer-models-for-every-budget-and-lifestyle/ Commercial Marine Event Marked By Diverse Exhibitors, Innovative Products and Strong Sales http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/commercial-marine-event-marked-by-diverse-exhibitors-innovative-products-and-strong-sales/ <p><em>St. John’s, NL</em> – Oil and gas, fish processors, commercial fisheries, and aquaculture were just some of the industries represented at the 2014 edition of the North Atlantic Fish &amp; Workboat Show, held this past weekend, November 28th &amp; 29th, at the Mile One Centre.</p> <p>This year’s show marked the fourth biennial edition of this all-encompassing commercial marine event. A broad exhibitor base showcased new and innovative products to 3,177 qualified buyers walking the show floor. There was significant growth in the number of visitors in the areas of offshore oil &amp; gas and seafood processing, in particular.</p> <p>“We heard from many exhibitors that this was a good year for sales,” said <strong>Show Manager Shawn Murphy</strong>. “This was an engaged audience, in the market to buy – especially given the diverse array of products featured and special promotions offered at the show.”</p> <p>“A great success once again! Master Promotions has done a wonderful job with the Newfoundland North Atlantic Fish &amp; Workboat Show. As a supplier to the marine industry, this show allows us to showcase our products to a high quality, captive audience. Master Promotions brings the customers to us. The show gave us the opportunity to finalize sales and introduced us to new customers,” said <strong>Mike Freigy </strong>with<strong> New Way Diesel</strong>.</p> <p>“This year’s show was great,” said <strong>Melissa Collins </strong>with<strong> Fab-Tech</strong>, one of many exhibiting companies. “Visits to our booth from potential customers increased significantly and as a direct result of the 2014 North Atlantic Fish &amp; Work Boat Show, Fab-Tech sold an FTI Angler 16 that was exhibited at the show!”</p> <p>“The North Atlantic Fish &amp; Workboat show was a very good event for us,” said <strong>Con Dunphy</strong> with <strong>Atlantic Electronics Limited</strong>, another of this year’s exhibitors. “We had several direct sales at the show and, as a result of the exposure, we expect many more over the next few months. We are already looking forward to the 2016 edition.”</p> <p>As part of the 2014 North Atlantic Fish &amp; Workboat Show, deserving individuals were inducted into the <strong>Atlantic Canada Marine Industries Hall of Fame</strong>. These awards pay a lasting tribute to those who have made valuable contributions in any sector of the marine industry and are given in three categories: Mariner, Processor and Builder. The <strong>Honourable Vaughn Granter, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture</strong> presented the awards to the 2014 inductees: <strong>Marcel O’Brien</strong> (Mariner); <strong>Edgar Simmons / Golden Shell</strong> (Processor); and <strong>Val Cull / Northern Boat Repair</strong> (Builder).</p> <p>The North Atlantic Fish &amp; Workboat Show owes its success in part to the generous support of its sponsors: <strong>TRINAV Group</strong>,<strong> the Navigator</strong>, <strong>Mermaid Marine</strong>, <strong>Marindustrial Inc.</strong>, and <strong>Twin Disc</strong>.</p> <p>Next up is the <strong>Eastern Canadian Fisheries Exposition</strong> in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, taking place February 6-7, 2015 at the Mariners Centre; visit <a href="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/eastern-canadian-fisheries-exposition-2015/">www.EasternCanadianFisheriesExpo.ca</a> for details.</p> <p>The next edition of the North Atlantic Fish &amp; Workboat Show will take place in 2016. Show dates will be posted online at <a href="http://www.NAFISH.ca">www.NAFISH.ca</a> once they have been determined.</p> <p><strong><br/>Media Inquiries:</strong></p> <p>Shawn Murphy, Show Manager<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1-888-454-7469<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:smurphy@mpltd.ca">smurphy@mpltd.ca</a></span></p> Wed, 03 Dec 2014 10:14:54 -0400 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/commercial-marine-event-marked-by-diverse-exhibitors-innovative-products-and-strong-sales/ Coming This Week: The 2014 North Atlantic Fish & Workboat Show http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/coming-this-week-the-2014-north-atlantic-fish-and-workboat-show/ <p><em>St. John’s, NL</em> – Later this week, the Mile One Centre will host the 2014 edition of the North Atlantic Fish &amp; Workboat Show, an all-encompassing commercial marine event for those who work on or around the water. The show will feature boats, supplies, services and safety equipment for today’s commercial fishermen, supply vessels, and all those who make their living on the water.</p> <p>As part of the North Atlantic Fish &amp; Workboat Show, deserving individuals will be inducted into the <strong>Atlantic Canada Marine Industries Hall of Fame</strong>. This special recognition was developed by the Navigator in partnership with Master Promotion Ltd., producers of the North Atlantic Fish &amp; Workboat Show, Fish Canada Workboat Canada, and the Eastern Canadian Fisheries Exposition.</p> <p>These awards pay a lasting tribute to those who have made valuable contributions in any sector of the marine industry and are given in three categories. The <strong>Mariner</strong> category recognizes individuals who work or have worked on the water in any marine industry. The <strong>Processor</strong> category recognizes individuals involved in the business of processing, from line workers to company owners. The <strong>Builder</strong> category recognizes those who have made contributions without having directly participated.</p> <p>The <strong>Honourable Vaughn Granter, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture </strong>will be attending the show.</p> <p><strong>“The North Atlantic Fish and Workboat Show presents a great opportunity for those involved in commercial marine activity to explore the newest and best technology and services available. The show also recognizes professional excellence with inductions into the Atlantic Canada Marine Industries Hall of Fame, and as Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, I am pleased to announce this year’s inductees.”<br/></strong><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><em>- The Honourable Vaughn Granter, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture</em></span></p> <p><br/>Congratulations to the 2014 inductees:</p> <ul><li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>MARCEL O’BRIEN from L’Anse au Loup (Mariner)</strong></span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>EDGAR SIMMONS / Golden Shell from Hickman’s Harbour (Processor)</strong></span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>VAL CULL / Northern Boat Repair from Port Saunders (Builder)</strong></span></li> </ul><p><br/>The inductees will be recognized during a <strong>presentation taking place at 1:30pm on Friday, November 28th</strong>, during the North Atlantic Fish &amp; Workboat Show at the Mile One Centre.<br/><br/></p> <p><strong>SHOW DETAILS:</strong></p> <p>North Atlantic Fish &amp; Workboat Show<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">November 28-29, 2014<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Mile One Centre<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">St. John’s, Newfoundland</span></p> <p><strong>SHOW HOURS:</strong></p> <p>Friday, November 28th: 10am – 5pm<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Saturday, November 29th: 10am – 5pm</span></p> <p><br/>Visitors to the 2014 edition of the North Atlantic Fish &amp; Workboat Show are invited to “Shop the Show” as many exhibitors are offering special promotions and discounts. A sneak preview is currently <a href="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/north-atlantic-fish-and-workboat-show-2014/show-specials/v">available on the show website</a>.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">For full show details, visit: <a href="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/north-atlantic-fish-and-workboat-show-2014/">www.NAFISH.ca</a>.</p> <p><strong>Media Inquiries:</strong></p> <p>Shawn Murphy, Show Manager<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1-888-454-7469<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:smurphy@mpltd.ca">smurphy@mpltd.ca</a></span></p> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:34:09 -0400 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/coming-this-week-the-2014-north-atlantic-fish-and-workboat-show/ Nominations Now Being Accepted for Atlantic Canada Marine Industries Hall of Fame http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/nominations-now-being-accepted-for-atlantic-canada-marine-industries-hall-of-fame-2/ <p><em>Yarmouth, Nova Scotia</em> – The next group of inductions into the <strong>Atlantic Canada Marine Industries Hall of Fame</strong> will take place during the 2015 Eastern Canadian Fisheries Exposition at the Mariners Centre in Yarmouth, NS, February 6th and 7th. A call for nominations has gone out, with a <strong>submission deadline of Wednesday, December 31st, 2014</strong>.</p> <p>The Atlantic Canada Marine Industries Hall of Fame was developed by the <strong>Navigator</strong> magazine in partnership with Master Promotions Ltd., producers of the North Atlantic Fish &amp; Workboat Show, Fish Canada Workboat Canada, and the Eastern Canadian Fisheries Exposition. These awards pay a lasting tribute to those who have made valuable contributions in any sector of the marine industry. Nominations can be made in one of three categories:</p> <ul><li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">The <strong>MARINER</strong> category recognizes individuals who work or have worked on the water in any marine industry.</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">The <strong>PROCESSOR</strong> category recognizes individuals involved in the business of processing, from line workers to company owners.</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">The <strong>BUILDER</strong> category recognizes those who have made contributions without having directly participated, i.e. industry advocates, organizers, boat builders, etc.</span></li> </ul><p><br/>For this particular group of inductions, individuals and businesses are encouraged to <strong>nominate a person from New Brunswick, Nova Scotia or Prince Edward Island</strong> who deserves special recognition for his or her contributions to the marine industries by completing the nomination form, found online at <a href="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/assets/Uploads/ECFE-2015/Hall-of-Fame-Awards-ECFE-2015.compressed.pdf" target="_blank">www.EasternCanadianFisheriesExpo.ca</a>. Completed forms should be returned to the Navigator by email: <a href="mailto:editor@thenavigatormagazine.com">editor@thenavigatormagazine.com</a> or by fax: 1-709-754-6225. All submissions must be received no later than Wednesday, December 31st, 2014.</p> <p>The Eastern Canadian Fisheries Exposition is Canada’s longest-running, most successful commercial fishing show. Held every two years in southwestern Nova Scotia, it offers visitors a comprehensive collection of marine and commercial fisheries products and services.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">For all the latest details on this exciting event, please visit:<br/><a style="line-height: 1.4;" href="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/eastern-canadian-fisheries-exposition-2015/">www.EasternCanadianFisheriesExpo.ca</a></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>Media Inquiries:</strong></span></p> <p>Shawn Murphy, Show Manager<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1-888-454-7469<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:smurphy@mpltd.ca">smurphy@mpltd.ca</a></span></p> Mon, 24 Nov 2014 15:01:09 -0400 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/nominations-now-being-accepted-for-atlantic-canada-marine-industries-hall-of-fame-2/ Home Heating a Popular Focus at Region's Only Fall Renovation Showcase http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/home-heating-a-popular-focus-at-region-s-only-fall-renovation-showcase/ <p><em>Halifax, NS</em> – Atlantic Canada’s only fall renovation showcase, the <strong>Nova Scotia Fall Ideal Home Show</strong>, took over Exhibition Park the weekend of October 3-5, 2014.</p> <p>This year’s edition of the home show – the largest in the region in terms of content and floor space – offered visitors a host of information on winter preparedness with its special <strong>Ideal Home Heating Section</strong>. Show visitors flocked to seminars and exhibits featuring products and services like generators, siding, windows and doors, insulation, snow blowers, fireplaces, heat pumps and fuel.</p> <p>“People don’t necessarily like to think about winter this time of year,” said <strong>Show Manager Bev Campbell</strong>. “But it’s a great time to do renovations and think about how they plan to heat their home during the colder months. We wanted to give visitors lots of information and they really took it all in – the seminar that we offered on heat pumps, for example, was wildly popular.”</p> <p>“The show offered us the chance to speak with so many homeowners in one place,” said exhibitor <strong>Ian Henman with Sunshine Renewable Energy</strong>. “We were able to educate homeowners who aren't familiar with heat pumps and other energy efficiency upgrades as well as explain how we differ from our competition. All while being able to setup appointment times right on the spot! We love helping people discover how they can save with a heat pump, electric thermal storage unit and other upgrades. It's a great show for vendors and homeowners alike and we’re already looking forward to the Spring Ideal Home Show!”</p> <p>“The Fall Ideal Home Show provided us a great venue to showcase our company’s services and unique product line to new and existing customers,” said exhibitor <strong>Corey Mosher with Ridgeback Basement Systems</strong>.</p> <p>The 2014 edition of the show also featured an<strong> “Everything to do with Wood” </strong>section with handcrafted wood furniture and products, a selection of exotic woods, information on home heating with wood, and demos and live wood sculpture. This was a new section of the Fall Ideal Home Show, and exhibitors were pleased to have a setting specifically focused on wood-based products and services.</p> <p>“It was a good show; we had a great time,” said <strong>Dan McDonald with Musquodoboit Valley Resource Supply</strong>. “We found that it was really effective to have the wood section in a separate area so people realized it was something different. They were interested to see what it was all about and it also helped to draw a more diverse crowd.”</p> <p>Visitors also enjoyed the Scouts Canada Kids’ Corner; the Nova Scotia Electronic Products Recycling Association electronics recycling drop-off; and the Nova Scotia SPCA pet adoption.</p> <p>Congratulations to the winners of our door prizes: <strong>Paul Graham</strong> who won a crisp $100 bill; and <strong>Judy Fowler</strong>, <strong>Donna Smettzer</strong> and <strong>Matt Casey</strong>, who each won a $500 White Point gift certificate courtesy of C100.</p> <p>Show management would like to thank Fall Ideal Home Show sponsors and partners, including <strong>HomeStars.com, Scotian Homes, Pioneer Fuels, Simmons Mattress Gallery, Neptune Theatre, </strong>and the <strong>Nova Scotia Electronic Products Recycling Association.</strong></p> <p>Join us next for the Nova Scotia Spring Ideal Home Show, taking place March 27-29, 2015 at Exhibition Park. Visit <a href="http://www.SpringIdeal.ca">www.SpringIdeal.ca</a> for all the latest information!</p> <p><strong>Media Inquiries:</strong></p> <p>Kate Stilwell, Communications &amp; Marketing Coordinator<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:kstilwell@mpltd.ca">kstilwell@mpltd.ca</a><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1-888-454-7469</span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>ISSUED: October 15, 2014</strong></span></p> Wed, 15 Oct 2014 10:37:10 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/home-heating-a-popular-focus-at-region-s-only-fall-renovation-showcase/ Nominations Now Being Accepted for Atlantic Canada Marine Industries Hall of Fame http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/nominations-now-being-accepted-for-atlantic-canada-marine-industries-hall-of-fame/ <p><em>St. John’s, NL</em> – The next group of inductions into the <strong>Atlantic Canada Marine Industries Hall of Fame</strong> will take place during the 2014 North Atlantic Fish &amp; Workboat Show at the Mile One Centre in St. John’s, Newfoundland, November 28th and 29th. A call for nominations has gone out, with a <strong>submission deadline of Friday, October 31st, 2014</strong>.</p> <p>The Atlantic Canada Marine Industries Hall of Fame was developed by the <strong>Navigator </strong>magazine in partnership with Master Promotions Ltd., producers of the North Atlantic Fish &amp; Workboat Show, Fish Canada Workboat Canada, and the Eastern Canadian Fisheries Exposition. These awards pay a lasting tribute to those who have made valuable contributions in any sector of the marine industry. Nominations can be made in one of three categories:</p> <ul><li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">The <strong>MARINER </strong>category recognizes individuals who work or have worked on the water in any marine industry.</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">The <strong>PROCESSOR </strong>category recognizes individuals involved in the business of processing, from line workers to company owners.</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">The <strong>BUILDER </strong>category recognizes those who have made contributions without having directly participated, i.e. industry advocates, organizers, boat builders, etc.</span></li> </ul><p><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><br/>For this particular group of inductions, individuals and businesses are encouraged to <strong>nominate a person from Newfoundland and Labrador</strong> who deserves special recognition for his or her contributions to the marine industries by completing the nomination form, found online at <a href="http://masterpromotions.ca/assets/Uploads/NAFWS2014/Hall-of-Fame-Nomination-Form-2014-NAFWS-Web.pdf" target="_blank">www.NAFISH.ca</a>. Completed forms should be returned to the Navigator by email: <a href="mailto:editor@thenavigatormagazine.com">editor@thenavigatormagazine.com</a> or by fax: 1-709-754-6225. All submissions must be received no later than Friday, October 31st, 2014.</span></p> <p>The North Atlantic Fish &amp; Workboat Show is an all-encompassing commercial marine event. Presented by the Navigator, it is held biennially and caters to everyone who works on or around the water, featuring boats, supplies, services, and safety equipment for commercial fishermen and other workboats.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>For all the latest details on this exciting event, please visit:</em><br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="http://www.NAFISH.ca">www.NAFISH.ca</a></span></p> <p><strong>Media Inquiries:</strong></p> <p>Shawn Murphy, Show Manager<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1-888-454-7469<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:smurphy@mpltd.ca">smurphy@mpltd.ca</a> </span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>ISSUED: October 15, 2014</strong></span></p> Wed, 15 Oct 2014 09:19:00 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/nominations-now-being-accepted-for-atlantic-canada-marine-industries-hall-of-fame/ International Sawmilling Expo Welcomed Industry Leaders from across Canada and the US http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/international-sawmilling-expo-welcomed-industry-leaders-from-across-canada-and-the-us/ <p><em>Montréal, QC</em> – Thousands of industry leaders came together under one roof for <strong>InterSaw </strong>and <strong>BiomassExpo</strong>, which took place at Montreal’s internationally renowned Olympic Stadium, September 26-27, 2014.</p> <p>This event was co-located with the inaugural edition of Canada Woodworking East at Olympic Stadium. Combined, the shows welcomed close to <strong>4,000 buyers</strong>, with 1,620 walking the floor for InterSaw/BiomassExpo and 2,209 for Canada Woodworking East.</p> <p>“Our first day was very busy and exhibitors were impressed by the quality of visitors present,” said <strong>Shawn Murphy, Show Manager</strong>. “Saturday was slightly quieter, but with serious customers in attendance. Overall, exhibitors were pleased with the event, with reports of signed contracts in hand and deals being closed on the floor.”</p> <p>“The quality of visitors was just excellent,” said <strong>Jessy Ross with VAB Solutions</strong>. “InterSaw helped VAB Solutions reconnect with business partners and meet new customers. It helped us move forward with two projects that we had started and I think we will see other projects as a direct result of this show.”</p> <p>“Our company is proud to have taken part in InterSaw, a major international event,” said <strong>Dany Brousseau with Liebherr Canada</strong>. “InterSaw provided us with increased visibility, giving us an opportunity to meet with both existing and potential customers and it was a pleasure to talk to them about the different products and services that we offer. Another hugely successful tradeshow!’’</p> <p>“It has been a pleasure to participate at this 2014 edition of InterSaw Montreal!” said <strong>Damien Meyer with LINCK GmbH</strong>. “Well organized, great location, impressive environment within the Olympic Stadium. Well balanced attendance with interesting and interested professionals. Great show!”</p> <p>“As a General Manager of spruce framing lumber mills, InterSaw was a great opportunity to meet with ‎several sawmill equipment suppliers in a short period of time,” said <strong>Jerome Pelletier with J.D. Irving Ltd.</strong> “The volume of equipment displayed allowed me to compare what the suppliers have to offer in terms of new technologies. It was also an event where I had a chance to widen my network of people in the forest business industry.”</p> <p>Buyers travelled from across Canada and the northeastern United States to attend the show. Visitors enjoyed the beautiful city of Montreal, and were thrilled by the size and iconic stature of Olympic Stadium. Below is a sample of some of the visiting companies that enjoyed the show’s great selection of equipment and services:</p> <table style="width: 75%;" border="0" align="center"><tbody><tr><td> <ul><li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">BARRETTE</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">CHAMBERLAND CEDAR</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">CHANTIERS CHIBOUGAMAU</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">DELCO FOREST PRODUCTS LTD.</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">DUPUIS SAWDUST</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">EACOM TIMBER CORPORATION</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">FONTAINE INC.</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">FOREX INC.</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">FORNEBU LUMBER</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">GOODFELLOW INC.</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">GORMAN BROS. LUMBER</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">GOULARD LUMBER</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">GRANULES MD</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">GROUPE CRÊTE</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">HARRY FREEMAN &amp; SON LTD.</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">I.C.S. (LACROIX) LUMBER INC.</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">J.D. IRVING LTD.</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">JM CHAMPEAU INC.</span></li> </ul></td> <td> <ul><li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">KRUGER</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">LAUZON PLANCHERS DE BOIS EXCLUSIFS</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">LAVERN HEIDEMAN &amp; SONS LTD.</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">MAIBEC</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">PLANCHER MERCIER</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">PRODUITS FORESTIERS RESOLU</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">SCIERIE C. MEILLEUR &amp; FILS INC.</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">SCIERIE CHALEUR</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">SCIERIE CLERMOND HAMEL</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">SCIERIE LABRANCHE INC.</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">SCIERIE WEST BROME INC.</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">SEXTON LUMBER LTD.</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">STRATTON LUMBER</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">TEMBEC</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">VEXCO INC.</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">WHITE RIVER FOREST PRODUCTS LTD.</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">WILLIAMS BROTHERS LTD.</span></li> </ul></td> </tr></tbody></table><p><span style="line-height: 1.4;">This year’s edition featured an extensive educational component as part of its program. The cutting-edge seminar series covered diverse topics of interest to a wide variety of industry professionals, and was well-received and very well-attended. Additionally, the show’s “Innovative Products” program highlighted an exciting selection of new products and technologies, on display for visitors to see.</span></p> <p>Show organizers would like to thank our sponsors for their ongoing support, including:</p> <ul><li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>Comact</strong></span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>Distribution Cardinal Inc.</strong></span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>Les Aciers JP</strong></span></li> <li><strong><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Söderhamn Eriksson Inc.</span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"> </span></strong></li> </ul><p><br/>The next edition of InterSaw will take place in 2016; we invite you to stay tuned to <a href="http://www.InterSawScie.ca">www.InterSawScie.ca</a> for details.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>For more information, please visit:</strong><br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">InterSaw/BiomassExpo – <a href="http://www.InterSawScie.ca">www.InterSawScie.ca</a><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Canada Woodworking East – <a href="http://www.CanadaWoodworkingEast.ca">www.CanadaWoodworkingEast.ca</a></span></p> <p><strong>Media Inquiries:</strong></p> <p>Shawn Murphy, Show Manager<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:smurphy@mpltd.ca">smurphy@mpltd.ca</a><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1-888-454-7469</span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>Issued: October 7, 2014</strong></span></p> Tue, 07 Oct 2014 10:19:11 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/international-sawmilling-expo-welcomed-industry-leaders-from-across-canada-and-the-us/ First Edition of Bilingual Secondary Wood Event Far Exceeds Expectations http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/first-edition-of-bilingual-secondary-wood-event-far-exceeds-expectations/ <p><em>Montréal, QC</em> – <strong>Canada Woodworking East</strong> (Bois ouvré de l’est du Canada), Quebec and Eastern Canada’s only bilingual secondary wood event, was held for the first time at Montreal’s iconic Olympic Stadium September 26-27, 2014.</p> <p>This new show was held concurrently and co-located at Olympic Stadium with InterSaw, the international sawmilling expo, and BiomassExpo, featuring the latest biomass equipment. Combined, the shows welcomed close to <strong>4,000 buyers</strong>, with 2,209 visitors specifically for Canada Woodworking East and 1,620 for InterSaw/BiomassExpo.</p> <p>“Visitors were lined up out the door of the facility waiting for the show to open on Friday morning,” said <strong>Mike Neeb, Show Manager</strong>. “Over the two days, thousands of secondary woodworkers attended the show. Opening day traffic exceeded everyone’s expectations and confirmed that the Quebec/Eastern Canadian market was ready for this event.”</p> <p>Reports indicate that exhibitors were pleased with the number and quality of visitors, and they are already looking forward to the next edition of Canada Woodworking East in 2016…</p> <ul><li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">“Canada Woodworking East exceeded our expectations.” – <strong>Planit Canada</strong></span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">“We will definitely be exhibiting at CWE/BOEC 2016.” – <strong>Holytek</strong></span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">“Many qualified buyers and new business.” – <strong>Waterville Woodcraft</strong></span></li> </ul><p>Canada Woodworking East exhibitors featured abrasives, adhesives, board products, cabinet doors/panels, carvings, CNC Machinery, cutting tools, coatings, drawer slides/guides/runners, drills, dust collection, edge gluing machinery, finishing equipment, furniture parts, grinding and sharpening, hardware, hogging/chipping, KD/RTA fasteners/connectors, lumber/hardwood/softwood, machine mortising tools, mouldings, routing, robotics, sanders, saws/blades, screws/nails, software, spray guns/ spray booths, vacuum systems, wood veneers and more.</p> <p>As part of its program, the show included a cutting-edge seminar series covering diverse topics of interest to a wide variety of industry professionals.</p> <p>The second edition of Canada Woodworking East will take place in 2016; we invite you to stay tuned to <a href="http://www.CanadaWoodworkingEast.ca">www.CanadaWoodworkingEast.ca</a> for details.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>For more information, please visit:</strong><br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Canada Woodworking East – <a href="http://www.CanadaWoodworkingEast.ca">www.CanadaWoodworkingEast.ca</a><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">InterSaw/BiomassExpo – <a href="http://www.InterSawScie.ca">www.InterSawScie.ca</a></span></p> <p><strong>Media Inquiries:</strong></p> <p>Mike Neeb, Show Manager<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:mneeb@mpltd.ca">mneeb@mpltd.ca</a><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1-888-454-7469</span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>Issued: October 3, 2014</strong></span></p> Fri, 03 Oct 2014 15:22:21 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/first-edition-of-bilingual-secondary-wood-event-far-exceeds-expectations/ Thousands of Industry Professionals in Attendance at BC's Big Iron Showcase http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/thousands-of-industry-professionals-in-attendance-at-bc-s-big-iron-showcase/ <p><em>Abbotsford, BC</em> – The <strong>Pacific Heavy Equipment Show</strong> – BC’s Big Iron Showcase – took place the weekend of September 19th and 20th at TRADEX in Abbotsford. For the first time ever, the show was co-located with TRUXPO, Western Canada’s largest commercial trucking show. A variety of industry professionals went to one or both shows, with <strong>3,240 registered visitors</strong> attending the Pacific Heavy Equipment Show, combined with a considerable overflow from TRUXPO’s record-breaking 10,362 visitors.</p> <p>“Things started off a little soggy on Friday but it cleared and was a good day with serious customers in attendance,” said <strong>Mark Cusack, National Show Manager</strong>. “Saturday started and finished strong with a steady stream of visitors who took their time in the big tent as well as the many outside displays.”</p> <p>“We had a lot of visitors with interests in both the heavy equipment and trucking industries,” Cusack added, “so there was a lot of crossover traffic between the two shows. Certainly the idea of having both Pacific Heavy and TRUXPO on the same weekend was well-received by exhibitors and visitors alike, and appears to be a winning formula that we’ll keep for the next event in 2016.”</p> <p>The Pacific Heavy Equipment Show provides a venue for equipment owners, operators and purchasers representing general construction, trucking, public works, utilities, aggregate production, road building and maintenance from across western Canada to see, demo and purchase the equipment and services they will need to sustain their operations into the future.</p> <p>Show organizers would like to thank our sponsors and endorsing associations for their contributions and ongoing support:</p> <ul><li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>Supply Post</strong></span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>Journal of Commerce</strong></span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>Trader</strong></span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>JGS Events</strong></span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>The British Columbia Chapter of the Canadian Association of Equipment Distributors</strong></span></li> </ul><p><br/>The next edition of Pacific Heavy Equipment Show will take place in 2016; we invite you to stay tuned to <a href="http://www.PacificEquipmentShow.ca">www.PacificEquipmentShow.ca</a> for details.</p> <p><strong><br/>Media Inquiries:</strong></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Mark Cusack, National Show Manager<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1-888-454-7469<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:mcusack@mpltd.ca">mcusack@mpltd.ca</a></span></p> <p><strong>Issued: September 29, 2014</strong></p> Mon, 29 Sep 2014 12:42:52 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/thousands-of-industry-professionals-in-attendance-at-bc-s-big-iron-showcase/ Montreal's Olympic Stadium Hosts Secondary Woodworking Event This Week http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/montreal-s-olympic-stadium-hosts-secondary-woodworking-event-this-week/ <p><em>Montréal, QC</em> – <strong>Canada Woodworking East</strong>, Quebec and Eastern Canada’s only bilingual secondary woodworking event, will welcome thousands of attendees and exhibitors later this week.</p> <p>Taking place <strong>Friday, September 26th</strong> and <strong>Saturday, September 27th</strong> at <strong>Montreal’s Olympic Stadium</strong>, Canada Woodworking East will feature industry leaders, including commercial and residential cabinet manufacturers and installers, commercial and home furniture manufacturers, architectural woodworkers and more.</p> <p>Exhibitors will be bringing a range of new and exciting products to the show, and a sneak peek is now available on the ‘Innovative Products’ section of the show website, <a href="http://masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/canada-woodworking-east-2014/">www.CanadaWoodworkingEast.ca</a>.</p> <p>Show visitors are encouraged to watch for these products, on display in the exhibiting company’s booth, as they tour the tradeshow floor.</p> <p><strong>2014 Innovative Products:</strong></p> <ul><li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="http://masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/canada-woodworking-east-2014/innovative-products/v#300">3000 SERIES ROUTER</a></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">MultiCam Quebec – Booth # 1130<br/> </span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="http://masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/canada-woodworking-east-2014/innovative-products/v#advantage">ADVANTAGE FJ-1</a><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Franklin Adhesives &amp; Polymers – Booth # 1272<br/> </span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="http://masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/canada-woodworking-east-2014/innovative-products/v#grass">GRASS – QUATURIS S, CORNER CABINET SOLUTION</a><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Goodfellow Inc. – Booth # 1275<br/> </span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="http://masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/canada-woodworking-east-2014/innovative-products/v#distressing">HC600/2 - DISTRESSING MACHINE 24" ONE (1) SIDE, TWO (2) HEADS - 600V / 3PH</a><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">HOLYTEK CANADA / Machinerie H. Fortier Inc. – Booth # 1140<br/> </span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="http://masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/canada-woodworking-east-2014/innovative-products/v#legrabox">LEGRABOX</a><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Blum Canada Limited – Booth # 1190<br/> </span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="http://masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/canada-woodworking-east-2014/innovative-products/v#microvellum">MICROVELLUM</a><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">LS INC. – Booth # 1180<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><br/></span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="http://masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/canada-woodworking-east-2014/innovative-products/v#laser">PARTS LASER IDENTIFICATION AND MARKING ROBOTIC EQUIPMENT WITH INTEGRATED ARTIFICIAL VISION SYSTEM</a><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Génik – Booth # 1135<br/> </span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="http://masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/canada-woodworking-east-2014/innovative-products/v#plastic">PLASTICBAND NELEO 125 SEMI-AUTOMATIC STRETCH FILM BANDING MACHINE</a></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Doverco Inc. – Booth # 1164<br/> </span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="http://masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/canada-woodworking-east-2014/innovative-products/v#pleated">PLEATSONIX SERIES - PLEATED BAG DUST COLLECTOR</a><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Airex Industries – Booth # 1270<br/> </span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="http://masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/canada-woodworking-east-2014/innovative-products/v#swood">SWOOD</a><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">PBI Experts Conseils Inc. – Booth # 1266<br/> </span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="http://masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/canada-woodworking-east-2014/innovative-products/v#woodcarving">WOODCARVING PRODUCTS</a><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Everest Woodcarving Co. – Booth # 1271<br/> </span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="http://masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/canada-woodworking-east-2014/innovative-products/v#woodworking">WOODWORKING CUTTING TOOLS &amp; RESHARPENING SERVICE</a><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Outils Nordica Tool Inc. – Booth # 1252</span></li> </ul><p> </p> <p>The show will also feature a cutting-edge seminar series covering diverse topics of interest to a wide variety of industry professionals. <a href="http://masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/canada-woodworking-east-2014/seminars-2/v">Full details are available on the show website.</a></p> <p><strong>SHOW HOURS:</strong></p> <ul><li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Friday, September 26th – 9:00am-5:00pm</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Saturday, September 27th – 9:00am-5:00pm</span></li> </ul><p>Canada Woodworking East will be co-located with <strong>InterSaw,</strong> the international sawmilling expo, and <strong>BiomassExpo</strong>, featuring the latest biomass equipment available in today’s market. One admission price will grant attendees admission to all three shows.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>For more information, please visit:</strong><br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Canada Woodworking East – <a href="http://masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/canada-woodworking-east-2014/">www.CanadaWoodworkingEast.ca</a><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">InterSaw/BiomassExpo – <a href="http://masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/intersaw-2014/">www.InterSawScie.ca</a></span></p> <p><strong>Media Inquiries:</strong></p> <p>Mike Neeb, Show Manager<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:mneeb@mpltd.ca">mneeb@mpltd.ca</a><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1-888-454-7469</span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>Issued: September 24, 2014</strong></span></p> Wed, 24 Sep 2014 09:11:54 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/montreal-s-olympic-stadium-hosts-secondary-woodworking-event-this-week/ TRUXPO 2014 Sees Record-Breaking Attendance, Reveals Strong Trucking Industry, Says BCTA http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/truxpo-2014-sees-record-breaking-attendance-reveals-strong-trucking-industry-says-bcta/ <p><em>Abbotsford, BC</em> – A mix of <strong>industry professionals totaling 10,362 </strong>gathered at TRADEX in Abbotsford, British Columbia, September 19-20, 2014 for TRUXPO, Western Canada’s largest commercial trucking show. Held biennially, TRUXPO is THE event where industry meets to source and compare new products and see the latest in commercial truck and transportation equipment and services.</p> <p>“This year’s show was an unquestionable success,” said <strong>Mark Cusack, National Show Manager</strong>. “Traffic was steady throughout the two-day event and attendance surpassed our expectations. Exhibitor feedback about the quantity and quality of visitors has been overwhelmingly positive. And we were thrilled that members of the Indo-Canadian community came out in especially high numbers in support of their industry.”</p> <p>“We found the quality and volume of the traffic up from previous years at TRUXPO,” said <strong>Kevin Olson-Brooks, Sales Manager with Harbour International Trucks</strong>, an exhibitor with this year’s show. “The show was well-attended and customers seemed to be relaxed and enjoying themselves. Advertising was up this year, which definitely drove traffic into the show.”</p> <p>“It was an awesome show – the best in the past eight years,” said <strong>Johnny Z with ZZ Chrome</strong>, who also exhibited at this year’s show. “We don’t usually sell at the show, but we sold over $30,000 in equipment. I also talked with several other exhibitors and they indicated it was the best show ever!”</p> <p>A variety of special features helped to bolster attendance at TRUXPO 2014 – including the BCTA Sector Update Conference, which took place immediately prior to the show opening; an industry luncheon with keynote speaker Michael “Pinball” Clemons; an educational component with seminar sessions geared to drivers and industry personnel; special performances by multicultural entertainment; and a professionally organized and judged Show &amp; Shine.</p> <p>The success of this year’s edition would not have been possible without a strong relationship with our presenting partner, the <strong>British Columbia Trucking Association</strong> (BCTA).</p> <p>“BCTA has always been proud of our affiliation with TRUXPO, but the 2014 show amply demonstrated that partnering with Master Promotions Ltd. was a wise choice,” said <strong>Louise Yako, President &amp; CEO, BCTA</strong>. “The additional events and promotional activities provided great value to the show’s exhibitors and visitors alike. It was energizing to be at TRUXPO to see so many industry people enjoying the show, being exposed to and learning about new technologies, equipment and opportunities, as well as having the chance to re-connect with old friends and make new acquaintances. Participation in the show demonstrated the strength of the industry and the fact that the future is very bright.”</p> <p>Show organizers would like to thank all sponsors and endorsing associations, including:</p> <ul><li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>Mercedes-Benz</strong>, luncheon keynote sponsor</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>Pro-Trucker Magazine</strong>, Show &amp; Shine sponsor</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>RedFM</strong>, event stage sponsor</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>Truck West</strong>, show guide sponsor</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>Summit Trailer Ltd.</strong>, outside BBQ sponsor</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>Trader</strong>, luncheon door prize sponsor</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>MasonLift Ltd.</strong>, official shunt truck</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>Wajax Equipment</strong>, official forklift</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">The <strong>Alberta Motor Transport Association</strong>, the <strong>Saskatchewan Trucking Association</strong>, the <strong>Manitoba Trucking Association</strong>, and the <strong>Northern BC Truckers Association</strong></span></li> </ul><p><br/>The next edition of TRUXPO will take place in 2016; we invite you to stay tuned to <a href="http://www.TRUXPO.com" target="_blank">www.TRUXPO.com</a> for details.</p> <p><br/><strong>Media Inquiries:</strong></p> <p>Mark Cusack, National Show Manager<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1-888-454-7469<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:mcusack@mpltd.ca">mcusack@mpltd.ca</a></span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>Issued: September 24, 2014</strong></span></p> Wed, 24 Sep 2014 13:15:01 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/truxpo-2014-sees-record-breaking-attendance-reveals-strong-trucking-industry-says-bcta/ International Sawmilling Expo Opens This Week in Montreal http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/international-sawmilling-expo-opens-this-week-in-montreal/ <p><em>Montréal, QC</em> – Later this week, thousands of attendees and exhibitors will take part in <strong>InterSaw</strong>, the international sawmilling expo.</p> <p>Taking place <strong>Friday, September 26th</strong> and <strong>Saturday, September 27th</strong> at <strong>Montreal’s Olympic Stadium</strong>, InterSaw will feature industry leaders from the sawmilling industry. In addition to a wide range of sawmilling equipment and services, visitors will also see log yard and material handling equipment from such companies as Liebherr, Sennebogen, Hyundai, Ponsse, and Yale.</p> <p>Exhibitors will be bringing a range of new and exciting products to the show, and a sneak peek is now available on the ‘Innovative Products’ section of the show website, <a href="http://masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/intersaw-2014/">www.InterSawScie.ca</a>.</p> <p>Show visitors are encouraged to watch for these products, on display in the exhibiting company’s booth, as they tour the tradeshow floor.</p> <p><strong>2014 Innovative Products:</strong></p> <ul><li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="http://masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/intersaw-2014/innovative-products/v#ait">AIR-TEN FOR CAMBIO 18"</a></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><br/>Söderhamn Eriksson Inc. – Booth # 2035<br/> </span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="http://masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/intersaw-2014/innovative-products/v#brunette">BRUNETTE SMARTVIBE VIBRATING</a><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Brunette Machinery Co. – Booth # 2150<br/> </span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="http://masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/intersaw-2014/innovative-products/v#gradexpert">GRADEXPERT™</a><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">C</span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">omact – Booth # 2010<br/> </span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="http://masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/intersaw-2014/innovative-products/v#hewsaw">HEWSAW PRIMARY BREAKDOWN MACHINES</a></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">H</span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">ewSaw Machines Inc. – Booth # 2020<br/> </span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="http://masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/intersaw-2014/innovative-products/v#pa10g">PA10G PRINTER APPLICATOR</a><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">I</span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">nternational Bar Coding – Booth # 2334<br/> </span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="http://masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/intersaw-2014/innovative-products/v#pantron">PANTRON INFRARED PHOTOELECTRIC SENSORS</a><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Pantron Automation, Inc. – Booth # 2246<br/> </span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="http://masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/intersaw-2014/innovative-products/v#rexnord">REXNORD® SHURLOK® BEARINGS</a><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Rexnord Canada Ltd. – Booth # 2142<br/> </span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="http://masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/intersaw-2014/innovative-products/v#sonicaire">SONICAIRE FAN</a><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Airmax Systems – Booth # 2243<br/> </span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="http://masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/intersaw-2014/innovative-products/v#sp400">SP400</a><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">ScanMeg Inc. – Booth # 2116<br/> </span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="http://masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/intersaw-2014/innovative-products/v#stepped">STEPPED GRATE COMBUSTION CHAMBER</a><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Wellons FEI Corp. – Booth # 2242<br/> </span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="http://masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/intersaw-2014/innovative-products/v#trimmer">TRIMMER OPTIMIZER</a><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Autolog Inc. – Booth # 2110<br/> </span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="http://masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/intersaw-2014/innovative-products/v#vab">VAB SOLUTIONS NEW TWIN TRACHEID TECHNOLOGY</a><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">VAB Solutions – Booth # 2218<br/> </span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="http://masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/intersaw-2014/innovative-products/v#winjet">WINJET II LUMBER MARKING SYSTEM</a><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Z-Tec Automation Systems Inc. – Booth # 2346</span></li> </ul><p><br/>The show will also feature a cutting-edge seminar series covering diverse topics of interest to a wide variety of industry professionals. <a href="http://masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/intersaw-2014/seminars/v">Full details are available on the show website.</a></p> <p><strong>SHOW HOURS:<br/></strong><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Friday, September 26th – 9:00am-5:00pm<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Saturday, September 27th – 9:00am-5:00pm</span></p> <p>InterSaw will include <strong>BiomassExpo</strong>, featuring the latest biomass equipment available in today’s market, and will be co-located with <strong>Canada Woodworking East</strong>, a new show for secondary woodworkers in Quebec and Eastern Canada. One admission price will grant attendees admission to all three shows.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>For more information, please visit:</strong><br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">InterSaw/BiomassExpo – <a href="http://masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/intersaw-2014/">www.InterSawScie.ca</a><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Canada Woodworking East – <a href="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/canada-woodworking-east-2014/">www.CanadaWoodworkingEast.ca</a></span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>Media Inquiries:</strong></span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Shawn Murphy, Show Manager<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:http://www.masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/canada-woodworking-east-2014/">smurphy@mpltd.ca</a><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1.888.454.7469</span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>Issued: September 23, 2014</strong></span></p> Tue, 23 Sep 2014 15:02:24 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/international-sawmilling-expo-opens-this-week-in-montreal/ This Fall, The Big One is Back! http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/this-fall-the-big-one-is-back/ <p><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><em>Halifax, NS</em> – Atlantic Canada’s only fall renovation showcase returns to <strong>Exhibition Park October 3-5, 2014</strong>. This year’s edition of the <strong>Nova Scotia Fall Ideal Home Show</strong> includes a variety of experts and exhibitors of quality products and services sure to meet every visitor’s needs.</span></p> <p>“Mid to late fall is an excellent time to take on a renovation project or begin construction on a new home,” said <strong>Bev Campbell, Show Manager</strong>. “With summer projects winding down, builders often have more time to dedicate to their clients. It’s also a great time to start planning projects for the busy spring season, so you can book the services you’ll need in advance and be ready to go.”</p> <p>The Fall Ideal Home Show is the <strong>largest home show in the region</strong> in terms of content and floor space. It will feature the leaders of Nova Scotia’s building and home improvement companies all coming together under one roof. Visitors can expect to see exhibitors pertaining to new homes and renovations; real estate, home inspection and financial services; home décor and design, painters; heating and ventilation; bathroom, kitchen and flooring; foundations, roofing and eavestroughing; water treatment and waste management; stoves and fireplaces, alternative energy; and much, much more!</p> <p>This year, we are excited to announce the addition of <strong>Everything to do with Wood</strong>. From information on the proper use of tools, to finely crafted furniture and more, this brand new feature is geared towards woodworking hobbyists, professional woodworkers, and the general public. Visitors can shop for handcrafted wood furniture and products, check out a selection of exotic woods for purchase, learn about heating their home with wood, and watch demos and live wood sculpture!</p> <p>The 2014 edition of the show will also feature a special <strong>Ideal Home Heating Section </strong>with a nod to winter preparedness. This useful resource will focus on home heating products and services including generators, siding, windows and doors, insulation, snow blowers, fireplaces, heatpumps and fuel. By now, visitors may have forgotten just how harsh the winter of 2014 was, but the Ideal Home Heating Section will help them prepare their homes for next year’s winter! This new feature will incorporate an educational component to inform the general public as well as marketing opportunities for exhibitors who are part of this section.</p> <p>Additionally, this year’s show will have a special focus on products and services geared toward families, with our brand new <strong>Scouts Canada Kids’ Corner</strong>. In addition to family-friendly booths, we’ll have mascots, face painting, crafts, games and activities. Today, moms, dads, grandparents and event aunts and uncles are eager to learn more about how to improve the lives of the children around them and the Fall Ideal Home Show will let them test and learn about all the latest products. We’re thrilled to have Scouts Canada joining us to help make this special feature truly a community event.</p> <p>We’re also pleased to offer a temporary drop-off site (open on Saturday between 10 am and 5 pm ONLY) for the <strong>Nova Scotia Electronic Products Recycling Association</strong> (EPRA-NS). Bring your unwanted electronics to have them recycled free of charge at the show. As well, the <strong>Nova Scotia SPCA</strong> will be onsite with animals ready for you to adopt right at the show! Come and meet your next fur-ever friend.</p> <p>Join us October 3-5, 2014 at Exhibition Park for the Nova Scotia Fall Ideal Home Show, and <a href="https://www.facebook.com/FALLIDEAL" target="_blank">find us on Facebook</a> or visit <a href="http://masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/fall-ideal-home-show-2014/">www.FallIdeal.ca</a> for all the latest information!</p> <p><strong><br/>Media Inquiries:</strong></p> <p>Kate Stilwell, Communications &amp; Marketing Coordinator<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:kstilwell@mpltd.ca">kstilwell@mpltd.ca</a><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1-888-454-7469</span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 14px;"><strong>Issued: September 22, 2014</strong></span></p> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 10:25:30 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/this-fall-the-big-one-is-back/ Western Canada's Largest Trucking Show Opens THIS FRIDAY! http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/western-canada-s-largest-trucking-show-opens-this-friday/ <p><em>Abbotsford, BC</em> – TRUXPO is the event where industry meets, attracting local, national and international exhibitors and visitors and showcasing the latest in commercial trucking, logistics and transportation equipment. Presented in partnership with the British Columbia Trucking Association (BCTA), the show takes place this <strong>Friday, September 19th</strong> and <strong>Saturday, September 20th</strong> at TRADEX in Abbotsford.</p> <p>Hailed as <strong>Western Canada’s largest trucking show</strong>, TRUXPO will take over the entire TRADEX complex, plus 80,000 square feet of outdoor exhibit space. Not only will this year’s edition have hundreds of booths with thousands of products and every major manufacturer represented, but it will be a true family affair, with tons of exciting entertainment and special offerings.</p> <p>TRUXPO opens at 12 noon on Friday, immediately following the <strong>BCTA Sector Update Conference</strong>, which focuses on the future of British Columbia’s economy with updates from key personnel in sectors such as mining, construction, intermodal shipping, forestry, and oil and gas. The <strong>TRUXPO Industry Luncheon</strong> – featuring special keynote speaker <strong>Michael “Pinball” Clemons</strong>, former CFL all-star running back, Grey Cup winning coach, President &amp; CEO, and now the Vice-Chair for the Toronto Argonauts football team – also begins at noon.</p> <p>With tons of exciting features for the trucking family, including:</p> <ul><li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong><img class="right" src="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/assets/Uploads/Truxpo2014/_resampled/resizedimage200150-IMG-20140917-00020.jpg" width="200" height="150" alt="" title=""/>A professionally organized and judged Show &amp; Shine, taking place throughout the weekend and sponsored by Pro-Trucker Magazine.</strong></span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>A chance to see the Optimus Prime truck from the Transformers 4 movie, which will be parked at the Western Star booth.</strong></span></li> </ul><ul><li><strong style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong style="line-height: 1.4;">Industry seminars, a BBQ hosted by Summit Trailers, and the popular Recruiting Here and Ride &amp; Drive features will also return for 2014.</strong></strong></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>Performances by international superstars DJ Sanj, billed as the most sought-after Desi producer and DJ in the world, and Jay Status, one of the hottest live acts on the Punjabi music scene.</strong></span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>Performances by VanCity Bhangra, an award-winning Punjabi folk dance ensemble and one of Metro Vancouver's most popular dance troupes!</strong></span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>Performances by Rob Herrett, providing acoustic tunes throughout the event on Saturday.</strong></span></li> </ul><p> </p> <p>While you’re there, don’t miss the <strong>Pacific Heavy Equipment Show</strong> right next door, co-located on the TRADEX lots. It welcomes equipment owners, operators and purchasers representing general construction, trucking, public works, utilities, aggregate production, road building and maintenance from across western Canada to see, demo and purchase the equipment and services they will need to sustain their operations into the future.</p> <p><a href="http://www.trucknews.com/truxpo-2014-show-guide" target="_blank"><img class="right" src="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/assets/Uploads/Truxpo2014/_resampled/resizedimage150200-TRUX-Show-Guide-Image_2.png" width="150" height="200" alt="" title=""/></a>For complete details and event updates:</p> <p>• Check out our <a href="http://www.trucknews.com/truxpo-2014-show-guide" target="_blank">digital Show Guide</a></p> <p>• Visit our <a href="https://www.facebook.com/truxpo.bc" target="_blank">Facebook page</a></p> <p>• Head to <a href="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/truxpo-2014/">WWW.TRUXPO.COM</a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Media Inquiries:</strong></p> <p>Mark Cusack, National Show Manager<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1-888-454-7469<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:mcusack@mpltd.ca">mcusack@mpltd.ca</a></span></p> <p> </p> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:04:46 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/western-canada-s-largest-trucking-show-opens-this-friday/ TRADEX to Host Acres of Big Iron Displays & Demos Starting THIS FRIDAY! http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/tradex-to-host-acres-of-big-iron-displays-and-demos-starting-this-friday/ <p><em>Abbotsford, BC</em> – The <strong>Pacific Heavy Equipment Show</strong>, a one-stop industry event for heavy equipment owners and operators, opens at TRADEX in Abbotsford this <strong>Friday, September 19th</strong> and <strong>Saturday, September 20th</strong>. All of the big iron used every day across BC will be on display – loaders, skid steers, excavators, dump trucks and more! An outdoor and tented event, the show will encompass several acres of exhibit space in the TRADEX north parking lot.</p> <p>Held on a three year cycle, the show is produced by Master Promotions Ltd. and presented in partnership with JGS Events. It has been endorsed by the <strong>BC Chapter of the Canadian Association of Equipment Distributors</strong>.</p> <p>This year, the Pacific Heavy Equipment Show will feature a <strong>Demo Zone</strong>, to provide visitors with an opportunity to test equipment right on site – in real operating conditions, so they can see exactly what the machines can do.</p> <p>It will also be <strong>co-located with TRUXPO</strong>, Western Canada’s largest trucking and logistics show. Presented in partnership with the BC Trucking Association, it attracts local, national and international exhibitors and visitors and showcases the latest in commercial trucking, logistics and transportation equipment. It will take over the entire TRADEX complex, plus 80,000 square feet of outdoor exhibit space.</p> <p>Hailed as a <strong>one-stop industry super event</strong> for those in the heavy equipment and trucking industries, an expected 8,000+ visitors will be able to check out the latest rigs, the newest equipment and all the parts, services and accessories to get their jobs done. One show badge gets visitors into both shows.</p> <p>For complete details and event updates, visit <a href="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/pacific-heavy-equipment-show-2014/">www.PacificEquipmentShow.com</a>.</p> <p><strong><br/>Media Inquiries:</strong></p> <p>Mark Cusack, National Show Manager<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1-888-454-7469<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:mcusack@mpltd.ca">mcusack@mpltd.ca</a></span></p> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:24:14 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/tradex-to-host-acres-of-big-iron-displays-and-demos-starting-this-friday/ Second Year Right on Target for the Nova Scotia Hunting & Outdoor Show http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/second-year-right-on-target-for-the-nova-scotia-hunting-and-outdoor-show/ <p><em>Truro, NS</em> – <strong>The Nova Scotia Hunting &amp; Outdoor Show</strong> had another great edition this past weekend, September 5-7, 2014 at the RECC in Truro. This was the show’s second year and once again had steady traffic all weekend long.</p> <p>“Hunting enthusiasts came to buy with plenty of firearms and hunting gear sold,” said <strong>Show Manager Scott Sprague</strong>. “Visitors to the show enjoyed the retrieving and pointing demos courtesy of Pageska’s Griffon Town Kennel and Doindogs Kennel. As well, the Traditional Archers were busy all weekend teaching how to shoot a traditional bow.”</p> <p>Exhibitors were pleased to have the opportunity to educate, inform, talk to and sell to the visitor base of existing and potential customers and outdoor enthusiasts who attended the show.</p> <p>“Thanks to Master Promotions for another great and well-organized show,” said <strong>Terry Smith with the Canadian Wild Turkey Federation </strong>(CWTF). “The weather was sunny and warm but the CWTF was talking turkey all three days… we had people come to the show from NB as well as Sydney, NS and even some hunters from Minnesota who dropped in on their way to Newfoundland to hunt moose. We’re already looking forward to next year, when the CWTF will help with calling and wild turkey hunting seminars and youth hunting seminars during the show.”</p> <p>“Our company is relatively new to the hunting and fishing industry and this show has been a great way to grow our customer base,” said <strong>Bob Martell with Young Guns</strong>. “Another great show by Master Promotions!”</p> <p>“We really appreciate the opportunity to get in front of so many of the hunters and anglers that our organization represents,” said <strong>Tony Rodgers with the Federation of Anglers and Hunters</strong>. “We were able to talk to people, answer questions on firearm legislation and discuss some of the hunting and angling issues faced in our region.”</p> <p>Congratulations to the winners of our hunting door prizes: <strong>Darlene Carver</strong>, <strong>Greg Willmore</strong>, <strong>Jennifer McGuire</strong>, <strong>Andrea Wambolt</strong>, and <strong>Brennen Turple</strong>.</p> <p>Thanks to our official truck sponsor, <strong>Hollis Ford</strong>, as well as our media sponsors <strong>Cat Country 99.5 FM</strong> and <strong>Big Dog 100.9 FM</strong>. We also appreciate the ongoing support from the <strong>NS Federation of Anglers and Hunters</strong>, the <strong>Canadian Wild Turkey Federation</strong> and the <strong>Big Game Society of NS</strong>.</p> <p>We now look forward to the third edition of the Nova Scotia Hunting &amp; Outdoor Show, which will take place next September.</p> <p><br/><strong>Media Inquiries:</strong></p> <p>Kate Stilwell, Communications &amp; Marketing Coordinator<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:kstilwell@mpltd.ca">kstilwell@mpltd.ca</a><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1-888-454-7469</span></p> Wed, 10 Sep 2014 12:57:47 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/second-year-right-on-target-for-the-nova-scotia-hunting-and-outdoor-show/ This Weekend: Gear Up & Check Out the Best of the Outdoors at the RECC http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/this-weekend-gear-up-and-check-out-the-best-of-the-outdoors-at-the-recc/ <p><em>Truro, NS</em> – This weekend, the <strong>second annual Nova Scotia Hunting &amp; Outdoor Show</strong> arrives at the Rath Eastlink Community Centre in Truro. Taking place <strong>September 5-7, 2014</strong>, this is the region’s <strong>most anticipated event</strong> for hunting and recreational outdoor activities!</p> <p>Just days before the start of the hunting season, the Maritimes’ leading dealers of hunting gear and equipment, firearms, archery equipment, guiding and outfitters, taxidermy – plus ATVs, boats and outboards, snowmobiles, trailers and so much more – will all be under one roof at the same time.</p> <p>“Last year was the very first edition of this new show and it was a great success, welcoming thousands of hunters and outdoor enthusiasts,” said <strong>Show Manager Scott Sprague</strong>. “This year’s show will be too good to miss! We’ve once again got a wide range of fantastic exhibitors, special show-only offers, and some exciting features including pointing &amp; retrieving demos, hunting experts, big game displays and more!”</p> <p>Features for this year’s show include:</p> <ul><li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>Doindogs and Griffon Town Kennels will have retrieving and pointing demos<br/></strong></span><em style="line-height: 1.4;">Friday at 3pm &amp; 7pm; Saturday at 11am &amp; 2pm; and Sunday at 11am &amp; 1pm<br/> </em></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>The Big Game Society of Nova Scotia will have a display and will be scoring racks<br/></strong></span><em style="line-height: 1.4;">Throughout the weekend<br/> </em></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>GET YOUR BAIT! Mason Apples will be onsite talking about and selling animal feed apples<br/></strong></span><em style="line-height: 1.4;">Throughout the weekend<br/> </em></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>Plus, write your boat card test right at the show with Ace Boater.com<br/></strong></span><em style="line-height: 1.4;">Throughout the weekend</em></li> </ul><p><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><br/>Make tracks for Truro for THE hunting and outdoor show for Nova Scotia!</span></p> <p><strong>SHOW DETAILS:</strong></p> <p><strong>Hours: </strong></p> <p>Friday, September 5<br/>12noon - 9 pm</p> <p>Saturday, September 6<br/>10 am - 6 pm</p> <p>Sunday, September 7<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">10 am - 4 pm</span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>Location: </strong></span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Rath Eastlink Community Centre<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">625 Abenaki Road<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Truro, NS</span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>Admission: </strong></span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Adult - $8<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Junior (10-18 years of age) - $6<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Weekend Pass - $15<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Children under 10 admitted free of charge</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;">For full event details, visit <a href="http://www.NSHuntingAndOutdoorShow.ca">www.NSHuntingAndOutdoorShow.ca</a>.</p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>Media Inquiries:</strong></span></p> <p>Kate Stilwell, Communications &amp; Marketing Coordinator<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:kstilwell@mpltd.ca">kstilwell@mpltd.ca</a><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1-888-454-7469</span></p> Wed, 03 Sep 2014 10:18:25 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/this-weekend-gear-up-and-check-out-the-best-of-the-outdoors-at-the-recc/ UK Superstars DJ Sanj and Jay Status Slated to Perform at Western Canada's Largest Trucking & Logistics Show http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/uk-superstars-dj-sanj-and-jay-status-slated-to-perform-at-western-canada-s-largest-trucking-and-logistics-show/ <p><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><em>Abbotsford, BC</em> – Show organizers are thrilled to announce that this year’s edition of TRUXPO, Western Canada’s largest trucking and logistics show, will feature performances by international artists <strong>DJ Sanj </strong>and <strong>Jay Status</strong> of the UK.</span></p> <p>Presented in partnership with the British Columbia Trucking Association (BCTA), TRUXPO takes place <strong>September 19-20, 2014 at TRADEX in Abbotsford.</strong></p> <p>“Multiculturalism is a key area focus for this year’s show,” said <strong>Mark Cusack, National Show Manager</strong>. “We are celebrating Canada’s diverse trucking industry with a variety of features, including this exciting headline performance.”</p> <p><a href="http://djsanj.com/" target="_blank">DJ Sanj</a>, billed as <strong>the</strong> <strong>most sought-after Desi producer and DJ in the world</strong>, along with <a href="https://www.facebook.com/1JayStatus" target="_blank">Jay Status</a>, <strong>one of the</strong> <strong>hottest live acts on the Punjabi music scene</strong>, will present electrifying performances for the whole family in the RedFM Event Tent on Saturday afternoon.</p> <p><img class="center" src="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/assets/Uploads/Truxpo2014/_resampled/resizedimage450117-DJ-SANJ-JAY-STATUS.jpg" width="600" alt="" title=""/></p> <p>Also on Saturday’s schedule are additional performances by <strong>VanCity Bhangra</strong>, an award-winning dance ensemble that was established in 2012, and a full day of hands-on driver and industry information sessions. Additionally, Pro-Trucker Magazine is sponsoring a <strong>professionally organized and judged Show &amp; Shine</strong>, which will take place throughout the weekend.</p> <p>TRUXPO attracts local, national and international exhibitors and visitors and showcases new products and the latest in commercial trucking, logistics and transportation equipment. This year, it will take over the entire TRADEX complex, plus 80,000 square feet of outdoor exhibit space.</p> <p>As well, the <strong>Pacific Heavy Equipment Show</strong> will be taking place concurrently and co-located at TRADEX. It welcomes equipment owners, operators and purchasers representing general construction, trucking, public works, utilities, aggregate production, road building and maintenance from across western Canada to see, demo and purchase the equipment and services they will need to sustain their operations into the future. Visit <a href="http://WWW.PACIFICEQUIPMENTSHOW.CA">WWW.PACIFICEQUIPMENTSHOW.CA</a> for details.</p> <p><strong> <br/>SHOW DETAILS:</strong></p> <p><em><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Hours:</span></em><br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Friday, September 19 from 12noon - 9:00pm<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Saturday, September 20 from 10:00am – 5:00pm</span></p> <p><em><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Location:</span></em><br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Tradex<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1190 Cornell Street<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Abbotsford, BC</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong><br/>For complete details and event updates visit <a href="http://WWW.TRUXPO.COM">WWW.TRUXPO.COM</a>.</strong></span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>Media Inquiries:</strong></span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Mark Cusack, National Show Manager<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1-888-454-7469<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:WWW.TRUXPO.COM">mcusack@mpltd.ca</a></span></p> <p>Kate Stilwell, Communications &amp; Marketing Coordinator<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1-888-454-7469<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:kstilwell@mpltd.ca">kstilwell@mpltd.ca</a></span></p> Wed, 03 Sep 2014 16:10:36 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/uk-superstars-dj-sanj-and-jay-status-slated-to-perform-at-western-canada-s-largest-trucking-and-logistics-show/ Seminar Schedule for Secondary Woodworking Show Announced http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/seminar-schedule-for-secondary-woodworking-show-announced/ <p><em>Montréal, QC</em> – <strong>Canada Woodworking East</strong>, Quebec and Eastern Canada’s bilingual secondary wood event will offer an extensive educational program. This cutting-edge seminar series will cover diverse topics that will be of interest to a wide variety of industry professionals.</p> <p>Seminars will take place onsite at the show on <strong>Friday, September 26th and Saturday, September 27th, 2014</strong>, and will include such topics as…</p> <ul><li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>Human Resources Training Courses and Tools for the Woodworking / Cours de formation et outils de gestion des ressources humaines pour le secteur du bois ouvré <br/></strong></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Presenter: Richard Lipman, Wood Manufacturing Council (presented in English)<br/>  </span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>New architectural woodwork norms: AWMAC’s (AWS) / La nouvelle norme de menuiserie architecturale (NMA) de l’AWMAC</strong> <br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Presenter: Martin Boutet, AWMAC (presented in French)<br/>  </span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>New technological breakthroughs in wood finishing / Nouvelles avancées technologiques pour la finition du bois</strong> <br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Presenter: Véronic Landry, FPInnovations (presented in French)<br/>  </span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>Combustible Dust Explosion Protection / Protection contre les explosions de poussières combustibles</strong> <br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Presenter: Ed Chovanec, IEP Technologies (presented in English)</span></li> </ul><p><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><br/>Visit the show website for additional details, including the full seminar schedule.</span></p> <p>Canada Woodworking East will attract commercial and residential cabinet manufacturers and installers, commercial and home furniture manufacturers, architectural woodworkers, as well as millwork, molding, door, window and stair manufacturers, and more.</p> <p>Visitors planning to attend the show can pre-register online at <a href="https://secure.masterpromotions.ca/cwe2014/">www.CanadaWoodworkingEast.ca</a> to save 50% off admission and fast track their entrance directly into the show.</p> <p>Canada Woodworking East will be co-located with <strong>InterSaw</strong>, the international sawmilling Expo, and <strong>BiomassExpo</strong>, featuring the latest biomass equipment available in today’s market. Combined, these events are expected to attract some 250 exhibiting companies and over 5,000 tradeshow visitors. One admission price will grant attendees admission to all events and all seminars.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong><br/>For more information, please visit:<br/></strong><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Canada Woodworking East – <a href="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/canada-woodworking-east-2014/">www.CanadaWoodworkingEast.ca</a><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">InterSaw/BiomassExpo – <a href="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/intersaw-2014/">www.InterSawScie.ca</a></span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>Media Inquiries:</strong></span></p> <p>Mike Neeb, Show Manager<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:mneeb@mpltd.ca">mneeb@mpltd.ca</a><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1-888-454-7469</span></p> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:47:22 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/seminar-schedule-for-secondary-woodworking-show-announced/ Seminar Schedule for International Sawmilling Expo Announced http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/seminar-schedule-for-international-sawmilling-expo-announced/ <p><em>Montréal, QC</em> – InterSaw, the international sawmilling expo, will offer an extensive educational program. This cutting-edge seminar series will cover diverse topics that will be of interest to a wide variety of industry professionals.</p> <p>Seminars will take place onsite at the show on <strong>Friday, September 26th and Saturday, September 27th, 2014</strong>, and will include such topics as…</p> <ul><li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>Maximizing Value at the Softwood and Hardwood Sawmill </strong>(presented in English)<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Presenter: Eugene Wengert, The Wood Doctor’s Rx, LLC</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>Pellet Market Opportunities / Opportunités du marché des granules</strong> (presented in French and English)<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Presenter: John Arsenault, Wood Pellet Association of Canada &amp; Québec Wood Export Bureau</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>Séchage de la biomasse forestière</strong> (presented in French)<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Presenter: Feng Ding, CRiQ</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>Drying – Do Not Let Profits Evaporate</strong> (Sawmilling) (presented in English)<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Presenter: Eugene Wengert, The Wood Doctor’s Rx, LLC</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>Improving Biomass Quality: Immediate Payback!</strong> (presented in English)<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Presenter: Sylvain Volpé, FPInnovations</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>Combustible Dust Explosion Protection</strong> (presented in English)<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Presenter: Ed Chovanec, IEP Technologies</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>Pertes monétaires associées aux procédés de fabrication du bois de sciage</strong> (presented in French)<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Presenter: Jacques Lajoie, FPInnovations</span></li> </ul><p> </p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.4;">InterSaw takes place at Montreal’s Olympic Stadium and will feature leaders from the sawmilling industry. The show has been endorsed by Resolute Forest Products, as well as J.D. Irving Limited, and will be a site for networking, training and acquiring new technology for the industry.</span></p> <p>Visitors planning to attend the show can pre-register online at <a href="https://secure.masterpromotions.ca/intersaw2014/">www.InterSawScie.ca</a> to save 50% off admission and fast track their entrance directly into the show.</p> <p>InterSaw will include the <strong>BiomassExpo</strong>, featuring the latest biomass equipment available in today’s market, and will be co-located with <strong>Canada Woodworking East</strong>, a new show for secondary woodworkers. Combined, these events are expected to attract some 250 exhibiting companies and over 5,000 tradeshow visitors. One admission price will grant attendees admission to all events and all seminars.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>For more information, please visit:<br/></strong><span style="line-height: 1.4;">InterSaw/BiomassExpo – </span><a style="line-height: 1.4;" title="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/intersaw-2014/" href="https://secure.masterpromotions.ca/intersaw2014/">www.InterSawScie.ca</a><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><br/>Canada Woodworking East – </span><a style="line-height: 1.4;" title="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/canada-woodworking-east-2014/" href="https://secure.masterpromotions.ca/intersaw2014/">www.CanadaWoodworkingEast.ca</a></p> <p><strong style="line-height: 1.4;"><br/>Media Inquiries:</strong></p> <p>Shawn Murphy, Show Manager<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:smurphy@mpltd.ca">smurphy@mpltd.ca</a><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1-888-454-7469</span></p> Mon, 25 Aug 2014 14:06:40 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/seminar-schedule-for-international-sawmilling-expo-announced/ Western Canada's Largest Trucking & Logistics Show to Feature Michael "Pinball" Clemons as Keynote Speaker http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/western-canada-s-largest-trucking-and-logistics-show-to-feature-michael-pinball-clemons-as-keynote-speaker/ <p><em style="line-height: 1.4;">Abbotsford, BC</em><span style="line-height: 1.4;"> – TRUXPO, Western Canada’s largest trucking and logistics show, is presented in partnership with the British Columbia Trucking Association (BCTA) and takes place September 19-20, 2014 at TRADEX in Abbotsford.</span></p> <p>Show organizers are thrilled to announce the addition of <strong>Michael “Pinball” Clemons</strong> as the keynote speaker for the industry luncheon, a new component of the conference program for the 2014 edition. Clemons joins the <strong>Honourable Todd Stone, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure</strong>, who will give opening remarks and officially open the show.</p> <table style="width: 100%;" border="0"><tbody><tr valign="top"><td><img class="leftAlone" src="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/assets/Uploads/Truxpo2014/pinball-web_2.png" width="140" alt="" title=""/></td> <td> <p>As a former all-star running back, Grey Cup winning coach, President and CEO, <span style="line-height: 1.4;">and now the Vice-Chair for the Toronto Argonauts, Michael “Pinball” Clemons </span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">is a man of unquestionable character and spirit. He is equally renowned for </span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">his achievements on the football field as he is for his impact as a motivational speaker. He inspires audiences by demonstrating what it means to beat the </span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">odds and encourages listeners to use teamwork to achieve their goals.</span></p> </td> </tr></tbody></table><p><span style="line-height: 1.4;"> <br/>TRUXPO attracts local, national and international exhibitors and visitors and showcases new products and the latest in commercial trucking, logistics and transportation equipment. This year, it will take over the entire TRADEX complex, plus 80,000 square feet of outdoor exhibit space. To date, the show is <strong>95% sold out</strong>.</span></p> <p>In addition to the industry luncheon, the 2014 TRUXPO conference program features seminars that offer a look ahead at British Columbia’s economy, as well as information on how industry members can support growth and take advantage of upcoming opportunities in key resource sectors. Presented by the BCTA, it will include updates from key personnel in sectors such as mining, construction, intermodal shipping, forestry, and oil and gas. Click here to visit the BCTA’s website for details.</p> <p>Additional features for the 2014 edition of TRUXPO include:</p> <ul><li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>BIG RIG SHOW &amp; SHINE – Hosted by Pro-Trucker Magazine<br/></strong></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">An impressive grouping of both show and working trucks, all vying for honors in the Truck Beauty Pageant, which will be professionally judged. Pick up your People’s Choice ballot at Pro-Trucker Magazine’s booth and vote for your favourite rig!<br/> </span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>RIDE &amp; DRIVE<br/></strong></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Attendees will have the opportunity to test-drive brand new OEM trucks and experience the latest in comfort, efficiency, and performance. Get up close and personal to this machinery to make an informed, hands-on decision.<br/> </span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>FREE INDUSTRY SEMINARS</strong><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Sessions are designed to educate and inform – including Natural Gas sessions and “Driving for Dollars” seminars.</span></li> </ul><p><span style="line-height: 14px;"><br/>As well, the </span><strong style="line-height: 14px;">Pacific Heavy Equipment Show</strong><span style="line-height: 14px;"> will be taking place concurrently and co-located at TRADEX. It welcomes equipment owners, operators and purchasers representing general construction, trucking, public works, utilities, aggregate production, road building and maintenance from across western Canada to see, demo and purchase the equipment and services they will need to sustain their operations into the future. Visit </span><a style="line-height: 14px;" href="http://WWW.PACIFICEQUIPMENTSHOW.CA">WWW.PACIFICEQUIPMENTSHOW.CA</a><span style="line-height: 14px;"> for details.</span></p> <h3 style="text-align: center;"><span style="line-height: 1.4;"> <br/>For complete details and event updates visit </span><a style="line-height: 1.4;" href="http://WWW.TRUXPO.COM">WWW.TRUXPO.COM</a><span style="line-height: 1.4;">.</span></h3> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong style="line-height: 1.4;"> <br/>Media Inquiries:</strong><br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;"> <br/>Mark Cusack, National Show Manager</span><br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.</span><br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1-888-454-7469</span><br/><a style="line-height: 1.4;" href="mailto:mcusack@mpltd.ca">mcusack@mpltd.ca</a><br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;"> <br/>Kate Stilwell, Communications &amp; Marketing Coordinator</span><br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.</span><br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1-888-454-7469</span><br/><a style="line-height: 1.4;" href="mailto:kstilwell@mpltd.ca">kstilwell@mpltd.ca</a></p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:47:11 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/western-canada-s-largest-trucking-and-logistics-show-to-feature-michael-pinball-clemons-as-keynote-speaker/ Dates Announced for Nova Scotia's Leading Commercial Fisheries Event http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/dates-announced-for-nova-scotia-s-leading-commercial-fisheries-event/ <p><em>Yarmouth, Nova Scotia</em> – The next edition of Canada’s longest-running, most successful commercial fishing show, the <strong>Eastern Canadian Fisheries Exposition</strong>, will take place <strong>February 6-7, 2015</strong>. Held every two years in southwestern Nova Scotia, it will offer visitors a comprehensive collection of marine and commercial fisheries products and services.</p> <p>“Attendance at Fish Canada Workboat Canada – held in January 2014 in Moncton – was up nearly 12%, with more than 4,500 buyers,” said Show Manager Shawn Murphy. “Building on the momentum of that hugely successful show, the 2015 edition of the Eastern Canadian Fisheries Exposition is poised to be a banner event.”</p> <p>“The port of Yarmouth is located in the heart of Nova Scotia’s largest lobster fishing district, LFA # 34,” said Emery White, a marine broker from Yarmouth. “Locally, <strong>fishing and related industries have had a very successful year</strong> with record catches; higher prices for lobster and scallops than the previous few years; and a bustling trade for boat builders. We are hopeful this trend will continue into the future.”</p> <p>Nova Scotia is Canada’s largest exporter of fish and seafood, with <strong>exports valued in excess of $1.1 billion</strong>. The coming year is a pivotal time for the industry, with the province focused on developing a commercial fisheries strategy to ensure the fishing industry is sustainable, creates jobs, and helps grow the economy.</p> <p>Visitors to the 2015 Eastern Canadian Fisheries Exposition will be greeted with displays of engines of all types and sizes, boats, safety and lighting equipment, foul weather gear, hydraulics, electronics, ropes, lobster traps, nets, and everything an enterprise owner, captain or deckhand would want to see. There will also be companies offering marine insurance, legal services and the like; and DFO, Canadian Coast Guard and provincial government agencies will be on hand to show visitors the latest items they have available.</p> <p>Be sure to mark your calendars for two exciting days… February 6-7, 2015 at the <strong>Mariners Centre in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia</strong>. For more information on the Eastern Canadian Fisheries Exposition, please visit: <a href="http://www.EasternCanadianFisheriesExpo.ca">www.EasternCanadianFisheriesExpo.ca</a>.</p> <p><strong><br/>Media Inquiries:</strong><span style="line-height: 1.4;"> </span></p> <p>Shawn Murphy, Show Manager<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1-888-454-7469<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:smurphy@mpltd.ca">smurphy@mpltd.ca</a></span></p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 13:15:01 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/dates-announced-for-nova-scotia-s-leading-commercial-fisheries-event/ CNRE IS BACK: MAY 29 & 30, 2015! http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/cnre-is-back-may-29-and-30-2015/ <p>Canada North Resources Expo (CNRE) returns to take over the CN Centre in Prince George in 2015! With four acres of indoor and outdoor exhibits focusing on forestry, heavy construction and project infrastructure, this show features all the equipment needed to get the big jobs done.</p> <p>CNRE launched in 2013 to huge accolades. Now hailed as a must-attend industry event, the 2015 edition of this biennial expo will build on the success of the 2013 edition and will welcome representatives from the following industries:</p> <ul><li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Forestry – harvesting, woodlots, community forests, silviculture, pulp and chips</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Heavy Equipment – excavation, grading, crushing and screening, road building, land clearing</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Mining – exploration, construction</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Independent Power Producers – run of the river, wind farms, solar</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Biomass Industry – wood pellets, power co-generation, bio-fuels</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Resource Industry Professionals – engineers, foresters, planners, GIS technology, project managers, consultants, technicians</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Transportation Industry – air, rail, land, sea</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Suppliers and Service Providers – equipment, manufacturing, machining, camps, caterers</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Training and Employment Services – career planners, assessors, training schools, post-secondary institutions, HR managers</span></li> </ul><p> </p> <p><strong>Stay tuned for Show Launch to book your space and keep an eye on <a href="http://www.CNRE.ca">www.CNRE.ca</a> which will be updated soon with all the key details!</strong></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>What Last Edition’s Exhibitors Are Saying:</strong></span></p> <p>“Best attendance in years; I have filled my notebook with leads, tasks, to-dos and I have booked 4 more presentations. I have customers that came from communities out of town and they said they heard about the show with your well placed ads. I will be booking for 2015 for sure!”</p> <p style="text-align: right;"><em>- Scott Chipman, Atlantic Industries Limited</em></p> <p>“We had a very successful show and your team was very professional and most helpful in every way. We will be rebooking for 2015.”</p> <p style="text-align: right;"><em>- Ron Trainor, Western Equipment Limited</em></p> <p>“The big story about CNRE is that it blew everyone’s expectations out of the water. So many shows have been marginal lately, and then this one comes, and everything worked out perfectly. It was well organized and managed. Promotion for the show was everywhere and it blanketed the market! It worked and people came. The parking lot was full, and that explains it!”</p> <p style="text-align: right;"><em>- Rob Stanhope, the Logging &amp; Sawmilling Journal</em></p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 15:20:46 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/cnre-is-back-may-29-and-30-2015/ Online Registration Now Open for Cutting-Edge Industry Events http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/online-registration-now-open-for-cutting-edge-industry-events/ <p><em>Montreal, QC</em> – Visitors planning to attend the 2014 editions of InterSaw and BiomassExpo are invited to pre-register online now. These exciting industry events are taking place September 26 and 27, 2014 at Montreal’s Olympic Stadium.</p> <p>Preparations are going extremely well, according to Show Manager Shawn Murphy. “This is shaping up to be a great event,” he said. “Our exhibitors will be bringing tons of sawmilling equipment and technology – from the log yard through primary and secondary breakdown, to the final shipping of the product.”</p> <p>“We are also very pleased to have participation from research-based industry associations, including FPInnovations and CRIQ,” Murphy added.</p> <p>InterSaw, the international sawmilling expo, will feature industry leaders from the sawmilling and secondary woodworking market. The show has been endorsed by Resolute Forest Products, as well as J.D. Irving, Limited. It will be a prime venue for networking, training, and acquiring new technology for the mill industry.</p> <p>The recent addition of BiomassExpo pairs the sawmilling sector with the emerging biomass industry – a natural fit. The latest biomass equipment available in today’s market will be featured, including grinders, pellet mills, fibre dryers, boilers, conveyors, silos, packaging, mill yard equipment, and more.</p> <p>InterSaw and BiomassExpo will be co-located at Olympic Stadium with Canada Woodworking East, a new show for secondary woodworkers in Quebec and Eastern Canada. One admission price will grant attendees admission to all three shows.</p> <p>By pre-registering, visitors will save 50% and fast-track their entrance directly into the show. Online registration is available at <a href="http://www.InterSawScie.ca">www.InterSawScie.ca</a> or simply <a href="https://secure.masterpromotions.ca/intersaw2014/">CLICK HERE</a>.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>For more information on these events, please visit:</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;">InterSaw / BiomassExpo – <a href="http://www.InterSawScie.ca">www.InterSawScie.ca</a><br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Canada Woodworking East – <a href="http://www.CanadaWoodworkingEast.ca">www.CanadaWoodworkingEast.ca</a></span></p> <p><strong>Media Inquiries:</strong></p> <p>Shawn Murphy, Show Manager<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:smurphy@mpltd.ca">smurphy@mpltd.ca</a><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1.888.454.7469</span></p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 10:07:00 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/online-registration-now-open-for-cutting-edge-industry-events/ Heavy Equipment & Trucking Industries Super Event Taking Place This Fall, Expected to Attract Thousands http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/heavy-equipment-and-trucking-industries-super-event-taking-place-this-fall-expected-to-attract-thousands/ <p><em>Abbotsford, BC</em> – Equipment owners, operators, and purchasers representing general construction, trucking, public works, utilities, aggregate production, road building and maintenance will congregate at the TRADEX grounds September 19-20, 2014 for the <strong>Pacific Heavy Equipment Show</strong>.</p> <p>The 2014 edition of the show will feature tons of big iron on display. An outdoor and tented event, the show will encompass <strong>three acres of exhibit space</strong> in the TRADEX north parking lot.</p> <p>“With just a few months until the show, momentum is building,” said Mark Cusack, National Show Manager. “This show runs on a three year cycle and <strong>the BC market is booming</strong> so our exhibitors are excited to get back in front of a qualified audience. There’s quite a lot of buzz.”</p> <p>This year, the Pacific Heavy Equipment Show will be <strong>co-located with TRUXPO</strong>, Western Canada’s largest trucking and logistics show. Presented in partnership with the BC Trucking Association, it attracts local, national and international exhibitors and visitors and showcases the latest in commercial trucking, logistics and transportation equipment. It will take over the entire TRADEX complex, plus 80,000 square feet of outdoor exhibit space.</p> <p>Hailed as a one-stop industry event for those in the heavy equipment and trucking industries, an expected 8,000+ visitors will be able to check out the latest rigs, the newest equipment and all the parts, services and accessories to get their jobs done.</p> <p><strong>WHEN:<br/></strong><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Friday, September 19: 12 noon – 9:00 p.m.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Saturday, September 20: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.</span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"> </span></p> <p><strong>WHO:<br/></strong><span style="line-height: 1.4;">The Pacific Heavy Equipment Show is produced by Master Promotions Ltd. and is presented in partnership with JGS Events. It has been endorsed by the BC Chapter of the Canadian Association of Equipment Distributors.</span></p> <p><strong>FOR MORE INFORMATION:<br/></strong><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Visit <a href="http://www.PacificEquipmentShow.ca">www.PacificEquipmentShow.ca</a></span></p> <p><br/><strong>Media Inquiries:</strong></p> <p>Kate Stilwell, Marketing &amp; Communications Coordinator<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1-888-454-7469<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:kstilwell@mpltd.ca">kstilwell@mpltd.ca</a></span></p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 12:56:24 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/heavy-equipment-and-trucking-industries-super-event-taking-place-this-fall-expected-to-attract-thousands/ Online Registration Now Open for Secondary Woodworking Show http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/online-registration-now-open-for-secondary-woodworking-show/ <p><em>Montreal, QC</em> – Visitors planning to attend the 2014 edition of Canada Woodworking East, taking place September 26 and 27 at Montreal’s Olympic Stadium, are invited to pre-register online now.<span style="line-height: 1.4;"> </span></p> <p>This unique industry event is the only show focused on Canada’s bilingual secondary wood marketplace. It will attract commercial and residential cabinet manufacturers and installers, commercial and home furniture manufacturers, architectural woodworkers, as well as millwork, molding, door, window and stair manufacturers, and more.</p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Canada Woodworking East will be co-located at Olympic Stadium with InterSaw – the international sawmilling expo – featuring industry leaders from the sawmilling and secondary woodworking market. BiomassExpo will also be part of this exciting industry event, providing a focus on the latest in biomass equipment and technology, including grinders, pellet mills, fibre dryers, boilers, conveyors, silos, packaging, mill yard equipment, and more.</span></p> <p>One admission price will grant attendees admission to all shows. By pre-registering, visitors will save 50% and fast-track their entrance directly onto the show floor. Online registration is available at <a href="http://www.CanadaWoodworkingEast.ca">www.CanadaWoodworkingEast.ca</a> or simply <a href="https://secure.masterpromotions.ca/cwe2014/">CLICK HERE</a>.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><br/><strong>For more information on these events, please visit:</strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;">Canada Woodworking East – <a href="http://www.CanadaWoodworkingEast.ca">www.CanadaWoodworkingEast.ca</a><br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">InterSaw / BiomassExpo – <a href="http://www.InterSawScie.ca">www.InterSawScie.ca</a></span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>Media Inquiries:</strong></span></p> <p>Mike Neeb, Show Manager<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:MNEEB@MPLTD.CA">MNEEB@MPLTD.CA</a></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><br/>1-888-454-7469</span></p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 09:11:26 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/online-registration-now-open-for-secondary-woodworking-show/ Introducing BiomassExpo - Part of InterSaw 2014 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/introducing-biomassexpo-part-of-intersaw-2014/ <p><em>Montreal, QC</em> – This fall already marks the arrival of the international sawmilling expo <strong>InterSaw</strong> in Montreal, co-located at Olympic Stadium with <strong>Canada Woodworking East</strong>, the only show focused on Canada’s French and bilingual secondary wood marketplace. Now, to meet the demands of another facet of the Canadian forest industry, a third component has been added to this exciting lineup – the <strong>BiomassExpo</strong>.</p> <p><strong>“Biomass is a thriving industry and the perfect complement to InterSaw,”</strong> said Show Manager Shawn Murphy. “Thousands of potential buyers will walk the show floor to see the latest biomass equipment available in today’s market, including grinders, pellet mills, fibre dryers, boilers, conveyors, silos, packaging, mill yard equipment, and more!”</p> <p>“We are happy to support this joint event in Montreal marrying the sawmilling sector with the emerging biomass industry – it’s a natural fit,” said <strong>Scott Jamieson, Group Publisher, Canadian Biomass Magazine</strong>. “Sawmillers have the fibre access as well as the energy and market diversification needs, and the biomass sector has a role to play around both.”</p> <p>Endorsed by <strong>Resolute Forest Products</strong>, as well as <strong>J.D. Irving, Limited</strong>, the InterSaw event will be a site for networking, training and acquiring new technology for the mill industry. Canada Woodworking East is endorsed by the<strong> Architectural Woodwork Manufacturers Association of Canada – Quebec Chapter</strong> and will be the ideal venue for secondary woodworkers to meet face to face with manufacturers and distributors of machinery, hardware, and accessories.</p> <p>All three events will take place<strong> Friday, September 26 and Saturday, September 27</strong><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>, at Montreal’s internationally renowned Ol</strong></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>ympic Stadium</strong>. Combined, the shows are expected to attract some <strong>250 exhibiting companies and over 5,000 tradeshow visitors</strong>. Tradeshow badges from one show will grant attendees admission to all events.</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>For more information, please visit:<span style="line-height: 1.4;"> </span></strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;">BiomassExpo / InterSaw – <a href="http://www.InterSawScie.ca">www.InterSawScie.ca</a><br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Canada Woodworking East – <a href="http://www.CanadaWoodworkingEast.ca">www.CanadaWoodworkingEast.ca</a></span></p> <p><strong>Media Inquiries:</strong></p> <p>Shawn Murphy, Show Manager<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:smurphy@mpltd.ca">smurphy@mpltd.ca</a><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1.888.454.7469</span></p> <p>Mike Neeb, Show Manager<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:mneeb@mpltd.ca">mneeb@mpltd.ca</a><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1.888.454.7469</span></p> Thu, 22 May 2014 09:11:19 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/introducing-biomassexpo-part-of-intersaw-2014/ TRUXPO & PHES 2014: Two Great Events Coming to Abbotsford in September http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/truxpo-and-phes-2014-two-great-events-coming-to-abbotsford-in-september/ <p><em>Abbotsford, BC</em> – This fall, the construction and trucking industries will take over TRADEX in Abbotsford. <strong>September 19-20, 2014</strong> will see the return of <strong>TRUXPO</strong> and the arrival of the <strong>Pacific Heavy Equipment Show</strong>. The two shows will be co-located at TRADEX and are expected to draw thousands of visitors.</p> <p>“We are excited to be pairing these two events for the first time,” said <strong>Mark Cusack, National Show Manager</strong>. “It’s a natural fit to combine the trucking and construction industries. There’s a lot of crossover in terms of both exhibitors and audience. Whether you are talking about a small vocational operation or large road building contractor, you will find trucks, trailers and heavy equipment. This is exactly what you will see in September.”</p> <p>Presented in partnership with the <strong>BC Trucking Association</strong>, TRUXPO is Western Canada’s largest trucking and logistics show. It attracts local, national and international exhibitors and visitors and showcases new products and the latest in commercial trucking, logistics and transportation equipment. This year, it will take over the <strong>entire TRADEX complex, plus 80,000 square feet </strong>of outdoor exhibit space.</p> <p>Special features for the 2014 edition include:</p> <ul><li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>CONFERENCE PROGRAM<br/></strong></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">The Conference Program is organized by the BC Trucking Association. Sessions will educate and inform trucking association and industry personnel with relevant industry information.<br/> </span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>I</strong></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>NDUSTRY LUNCHEON</strong><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">As part of the conference program, there will be a ticketed industry luncheon with a special keynote speaker.<br/> </span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>MULTICULTURAL FOCUS<br/></strong></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">We'll celebrate Canada's diverse trucking industry with a full day of hands-on driver and industry information sessions – plus special entertainment and ethnic &amp; Canadian food.<br/> </span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>RECRUITING HERE</strong><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">This popular feature encourages job seekers to come with resume in-hand. Drivers, mechanics and other related professionals are in demand all across the nation. Exhibitors will have the option to display special signage indicating they are hiring.<br/> </span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>SHOW &amp; SHINE</strong><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Showcasing an impressive grouping of Show Trucks, all vying for honors in the Truck Beauty Show, the Show &amp; Shine will be professionally judged. Presented by Pro-Trucker Magazine.</span></li> </ul><p><br/>The <strong>Pacific Heavy Equipment Show</strong> will welcome equipment owners, operators and purchasers representing general construction, trucking, public works, utilities, aggregate production, road building and maintenance from across western Canada to see, demo and purchase the equipment and services they will need to sustain their operations into the future.</p> <p>It will be an outdoor and tented event encompassing <strong>three acres of both static and demo exhibits</strong> in the TRADEX north parking lot. The <strong>Demo Zone</strong> will provide visitors with an opportunity to test equipment right on site – in real operating conditions, so they can see exactly what the machines can do.</p> <p>For complete details and event updates visit:<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="http://WWW.TRUXPO.COM">WWW.TRUXPO.COM</a> and <a href="http://WWW.PACIFICEQUIPMENTSHOW.COM">WWW.PACIFICEQUIPMENTSHOW.COM</a>.</span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong><br/>Media Inquiries:</strong></span></p> <p>Mark Cusack, National Show Manager<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1-888-454-7469<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:mcusack@mpltd.ca">mcusack@mpltd.ca</a><br/> </span></p> <p><img class="leftAlone" src="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/assets/Uploads/Truxpo2014/_resampled/resizedimage15038-MASTER-PROMOTIONS.jpg" width="150" height="38" alt="" title=""/></p> <p><br/><em>Master Promotions Ltd. has been producing trade shows, consumer shows and conferences in Canada since 1973. Managing in excess of twenty-five events annually, Master Promotions Ltd. is Canada’s largest independent trade and consumer event management company. For complete company information and event schedule, visit <a href="http://www.masterpromotions.ca">www.masterpromotions.ca</a>.</em></p> <p><img class="leftAlone" src="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/assets/Uploads/Truxpo2014/_resampled/resizedimage15070-BCTA.jpg" width="150" height="70" alt="" title=""/><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><br/></span></span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><em>BCTA, a member-based, non-profit, non-partisan advocacy organization, is the recognized voice of the British Columbia motor carrier industry, representing over 1,200 truck and motor coach fleets and over 250 suppliers to the industry. BCTA members operate over 13,000 vehicles, employ 26,000 people, and generate over $2 billion in revenue annually in the province.</em></span></span></p> Tue, 13 May 2014 15:08:21 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/truxpo-and-phes-2014-two-great-events-coming-to-abbotsford-in-september/ Thousands of Visitors in Moncton for Trade Event http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/thousands-of-visitors-in-moncton-for-trade-event/ <p><em>Moncton, NB</em> – Thousands of exhibitors and attendees from across Canada and the US congregated in Moncton on May 7 &amp; 8 for MEET 2014 – the Mechanical Electrical Electronic Technology Show.</p> <p><strong>The number of buyers was up 8%</strong> over the previous show, with <strong>over 6,200 people in attendance</strong>. Held biennially, MEET is the largest trade event east of Montreal and the nation’s second largest overall.</p> <p>“MEET has proven itself to be one of the <strong>top industry events in Canada</strong>,” said Show Manager Shawn Murphy. “This year’s edition was a great success. Attendance was up, our seminar series was well attended, the industry dinner was a huge hit, and our Innovation Awards recognized some truly cutting-edge products.”</p> <p><strong><span style="color: #ce0f42;"><br/>SKILLS CANADA NB COMPETITION</span></strong><br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">As part of the 2014 edition of the show, MEET hosted the Plumbing; Electrical Installation; and Refrigeration &amp; Air Conditioning portions of the Skills Canada NB Competition. These three challenges served as provincial qualifiers for the Skills Canada National Competition, the largest national multi-trade and technology competition for Canadian students and apprentices, which takes place in Toronto next month.</span></p> <p>This year, New Brunswick is expected to send a team of more than 30 students. Congratulations to the following winners of the competitions that took place on site at MEET 2014:</p> <table border="0"><tbody><tr><td> <p><span style="line-height: 14px;"><strong>Refrigeration:</strong></span></p> <p>Aaron Wright (gold)<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Matthew MacFarlane (silver)<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Chris McConnell (bronze)</span></p> </td> <td> <p><strong>Plumbing:</strong></p> <p>Brad Stiles (gold)<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Kevin Goguen (silver)<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Jean-Francois Savoie (bronze)</span></p> </td> <td> <p><strong>Electrical:</strong></p> <p>Taylor Welch (gold)<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Allan MacDougall (silver)<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Joey Bard (bronze)</span></p> </td> </tr></tbody></table><p><br/><strong><span style="color: #ce0f42;"><span style="color: #ce0f42;">MEET INNOVATION AWARDS<br/></span></span></strong><span style="line-height: 1.4;">The third biennial MEET Innovation Awards were handed out on the opening morning of the show. These awards honour innovative products in the mechanical and electrical industries and an award is presented for each of the MEET Show’s sponsoring associations. Congratulations to this year’s recipients:</span></p> <p><strong>ASHRAE – NB/PEI Chapter Innovation Award<br/></strong><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Product: SKD Direct Multi-Steam Injection Humidifier with Integrated Re-Evaporator<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Recipient: Neptronic</span></p> <p><strong>CIPH Innovation Award<br/></strong><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Product: NCB- 180/210/240 ASME<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Recipient: Navien America Inc.</span></p> <p><strong>Electro-Federation Canada Innovation Award<br/></strong><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Product: SIMpull® CoilPAK™<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Recipient: Southwire Canada</span></p> <p><strong>IES Innovation Award<br/></strong><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Product: Trilia™<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Recipient: Acuity Brands Lighting</span></p> <p><strong><span style="color: #ce0f42;"><span style="color: #ce0f42;"><br/>MEET INDUSTRY DINNER &amp; INAUGURAL MEET SHOW RECOGNITION AWARD<br/></span></span></strong><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Industry members came together at the Delta Beauséjour Hotel for an evening of networking, entertainment and a delicious meal. The event included a performance by comedian Matthew DiSero, as well as the presentation of the <strong>MEET Show Recognition Award</strong>. This special award was created to honour a committee member or another individual who has positively impacted and made significant contributions to the MEET Show.</span></p> <p>The inaugural recipient of the MEET Show Recognition Award is <strong>Ralph Smith</strong>, an icon in the Electrical Engineering and Lighting community, not only in New Brunswick, but across Atlantic Canada. Ralph played a major role in establishing the very first MEET Show in 1986 and chaired the committee for many years. His various show committee roles have been a key part of the MEET Show’s continued success.</p> <p><strong><span style="color: #ce0f42;"><span style="color: #ce0f42;"><br/>ASHRAE NB/PEI CHAPTER SCHOLARSHIPS<br/></span></span></strong><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Several scholarships were awarded on site at MEET 2014. Dwight Scott, Chair of Student Activities Committee, ASHRAE NB/PEI Chapter, presented <strong>Colin Murphy</strong> of NBCC-Fredericton and <strong>Shelby Gallant </strong>of NBCC-Moncton, both graduating engineering technology students, with $1,000 scholarships. Additionally, <strong>Nicholas Hooper</strong> was the recipient of the ASHRAE NB/PEI Chapter Scholarship, also valued at $1,000.</span></p> <p>The MEET Show is proudly sponsored by: the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers, the Illuminating Engineering Society, the Canadian Institute of Plumbing &amp; Heating, and Electro-Federation Canada.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="center" src="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/assets/Uploads/MEET2014/Sponsors-Associations.jpg" width="500" height="105" alt="" title=""/></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.4;">The MEET Show will return in 2016. Stay tuned to <a href="http://www.MEETSHOW.ca">www.MEETSHOW.ca</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/TheMEETShow" target="_blank">find us on Facebook</a>.</span></p> <p><br/><strong>Media Inquiries:</strong></p> <p>Shawn Murphy, Show Manager<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:SMURPHY@MPLTD.CA">SMURPHY@MPLTD.CA</a><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1-888-454-7469</span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><br/></span></p> <p><img class="leftAlone" src="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/assets/Uploads/MEET2014/_resampled/resizedimage15038-MASTER-PROMOTIONS.jpg" width="150" height="38" alt="" title=""/></p> <p><br/><em>Master Promotions Ltd. has been producing trade shows, consumer shows and conferences in Canada since 1973. Managing in excess of twenty-five events annually, Master Promotions Ltd. is Canada’s largest independent trade and consumer event management company. For complete company information and event schedule, visit <a href="http://www.masterpromotions.ca">www.masterpromotions.ca</a>.</em></p> Tue, 13 May 2014 09:46:30 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/thousands-of-visitors-in-moncton-for-trade-event/ Valley Community Expo Showcases New Exhibitors, Partnership with Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/valley-community-expo-showcases-new-exhibitors-partnership-with-juvenile-diabetes-research-foundation/ <p><em>Saint John, NB</em> – The 3rd annual <strong>Valley Community Expo</strong> took place at the qplex April 26 &amp; 27, 2014.</p> <p>Visitors from southern New Brunswick and beyond came to check out the latest in home building and renovation products, landscape and gardening, sports and recreation, family living and more.</p> <p>One of the biggest successes of the weekend was a new partnership with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation for the second annual <strong>Meet a Machine Family Fun Day</strong>. Visitors were able to get up close and personal with fire trucks, ambulances, police cars, a school bus, tractors, 4-wheelers, dump trucks and more, all in support of juvenile diabetes research. A crowd favourite, this new partnership succeeded in almost doubling the amount of money raised compared to last year.</p> <p>“Our Meet a Machine Family Fun Day raised more than $10,550,” said <strong>Kelly Hare, Senior Fundraising Development Coordinator with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation</strong>. “Thanks for the fantastic support from Master Promotions! Last year we raised about $5,900 so this was a great increase!”</p> <p>Another fan favourite was Ground Zero laser tag on Sunday – even the periodic rain showers didn’t keep participants away. Comments from visitors indicated they were pleased with the content and variety of exhibitors that were showcased. Exhibitors were also pleased with the event.</p> <p>“This year’s Valley Community Expo was a perfect venue to display our business and meet face to face with families in our community,” said <strong>Mark McAloon, Eco Heat</strong>. “It was an excellent event all around!”</p> <p>Congratulations to the winners of this year’s door prizes:</p> <ul><li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>Amy Watters</strong>, winner of a Honda rear-bag mower courtesy of Eldridge’s.</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>Paul Stevens</strong>, winner of a ductless split heat pump courtesy of Eco Heat.</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>Venessa McLellan</strong>, winner of a Costco prize package.</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>Melissa Daly</strong>, winner of a patio heater courtesy of Eco Heat.</span></li> </ul><p><br/>Thanks to our sponsors: <strong>Saint John Toyota Scion</strong>, <strong>Kool 98</strong> and <strong>K100</strong> for their generous support of this event.</p> <p>Be sure to join us next year for the fourth annual Valley Community Expo. Stay tuned to <a href="http://www.ValleyExpo.ca">www.ValleyExpo.ca</a> for details.</p> <p><strong><br/>Media Inquiries:</strong></p> <p>Kate Stilwell, Communications &amp; Marketing Coordinator<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:kstilwell@mpltd.ca">kstilwell@mpltd.ca</a><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">(506) 658-0818</span></p> Tue, 06 May 2014 10:09:14 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/valley-community-expo-showcases-new-exhibitors-partnership-with-juvenile-diabetes-research-foundation/ MEET 2014 Takes Place This Week, Bringing a Boost to Moncton-Area Hospitality Industries http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/meet-2014-takes-place-this-week-bringing-a-boost-to-moncton-area-hospitality-industries/ <p><em>Moncton, NB</em> – Later this week, on <strong>May 7th and 8th</strong>, thousands of exhibitors and attendees from across Canada and the US will be taking part in MEET 2014 – the Mechanical Electrical Electronic Technology Show.</p> <p>Held biennially at the Moncton Coliseum, 2014 marks the 21st edition of this show. As the largest trade event east of Montreal and the nation’s second largest overall, the MEET Show will welcome an estimated <strong>6,000+ tradespeople, including electrical and mechanical contractors, engineers, architects, and municipal workers</strong>, to the Moncton area.</p> <p><strong>Over 400 companies</strong> will be exhibiting in <strong>close to 500 booths</strong> at the show. Each one of these booths will be manned by several people, all of whom have travelled to Moncton <strong>from across North America</strong> to greet and do business with the thousands of people in attendance at the MEET Show.</p> <p>The economic benefit that an event of this nature brings to Moncton hospitality industries is tremendous – with area hotels selling out and restaurant traffic increasing substantially. Exhibitors and visitors alike will flock to the hub city to attend the event, with many bringing along their families to visit local attractions and take in a little shopping during down time, creating a boom for area businesses.</p> <p>The MEET Show will include<strong> exhibits featuring plumbing, electrical, automation, lighting, HVAC, and hardware products &amp; services</strong>. Visitors can attend a cutting edge seminar program and take in the excitement of the onsite Skills Canada NB Competition. Those attending the show and seminars can also be eligible for informal education credits from professional associations including <strong>Engineers Nova Scotia</strong>, <strong>Engineers PEI</strong>, and the <strong>APEGNB</strong>.</p> <p>The MEET Show is proudly sponsored by: the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers, the Illuminating Engineering Society, the Canadian Institute of Plumbing &amp; Heating, and Electro-Federation Canada.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="center" src="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/assets/Uploads/MEET2014/Sponsors-Associations.jpg" width="500" height="105" alt="" title=""/></p> <p>For all the exciting details on the 2014 MEET Show, please visit: <a href="http://masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/meet-2014/">www.MEETSHOW.ca</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/TheMEETShow" target="_blank">find us on Facebook</a>.</p> <p><strong><br/>Media Inquiries:</strong></p> <p>Shawn Murphy, Show Manager<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:SMURPHY@MPLTD.CA">SMURPHY@MPLTD.CA</a><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1-888-454-7469</span></p> Mon, 05 May 2014 10:16:24 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/meet-2014-takes-place-this-week-bringing-a-boost-to-moncton-area-hospitality-industries/ Miramichi Home & Community Showcase Promotes Region's Products, Services and Resources http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/miramichi-home-and-community-showcase-promotes-region-s-products-services-and-resources/ <p><em>Miramichi, NB</em> – The 27th edition of the <strong>Miramichi Home &amp; Community Showcase</strong> took place this past weekend, April 25-27, 2014, at the Miramichi Civic Centre.</p> <p>This year’s show included a mix of new exhibitors and seasoned veterans representing lawn and garden, homebuilding, renovation, and hunting and fishing products and services, as well as a variety of nutritional products and community resources as part of the Be Alive Northumberland Community Wellness Feature.</p> <p>“We love returning to the Miramichi year after year,” said <strong>Show Manager Brian McKiel</strong>. “The 2014 edition of the Miramichi Home &amp; Community Showcase offered visitors an opportunity not only to win great door prizes, but also to get information on a broad range of offerings from companies serving the greater Miramichi area.”</p> <p>Exhibitors were pleased to meet with show visitors and were thrilled to see that many came to discuss specific projects and to purchase the products and services they saw at the show.</p> <p>A number of prizes were given out over the course of the weekend, including:</p> <ul><li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">A Toro Personal Pace lawn mower as part of the Dynaco/ New Holland &amp; Re/Max Curbalicious promotion, won by <strong>Kelly Matchett</strong>.</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">An all-purpose fishing rod from Miramichi City Surplus, won by <strong>Sharon Poirier</strong>.</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Two $100 dollar gift cards from Baie Ste Anne Home Building Center, won by <strong>Jim Ward</strong> and <strong>Crystal Mullin</strong>.</span></li> </ul><p><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><br/>Congratulations to all our winners!</span></p> <p>Thank you to our community partner, <strong>Hospice Miramichi</strong> – a charitable organization dedicated to bringing hospice and palliative care services to the Miramichi and surrounding areas – and all the volunteers who are working to make this incredibly worthy project a reality.</p> <p>Thanks as well to everyone who attended this year’s show. Be sure to join us next year for the 28th annual Miramichi Home &amp; Community Showcase – stay tuned for a date announcement and details at <a href="http://WWW.MIRAMICHIHOMESHOW.CA">WWW.MIRAMICHIHOMESHOW.CA</a>.</p> <p><br/><strong>Media Inquiries:</strong></p> <p>Kate Stilwell, Communications &amp; Marketing Coordinator<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:KSTILWELL@MPLTD.CA">KSTILWELL@MPLTD.CA</a><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1-888-454-7469</span></p> Fri, 02 May 2014 10:06:08 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/miramichi-home-and-community-showcase-promotes-region-s-products-services-and-resources/ Second Annual Island Outdoor Show Ushers in Spring 2014 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/second-annual-island-outdoor-show-ushers-in-spring-2014/ <p><em>Charlottetown, PE</em> – With snowbanks finally melting and spring in the air, Islanders came to check out the latest in boats, RVs and powersport products at the 2014 edition of the <strong>Island Outdoor Show</strong>, held April 25-27, 2014.</p> <p>“It was great to see that boats and RVs were selling,” said <strong>Show Manager Scott Sprague</strong>. “It’s a positive sign for 2014. After the winter we had, people are beyond excited to get back outdoors and enjoy the upcoming season.”</p> <p>Congratulations to the winners of this year’s door prizes:</p> <ul><li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>Christine Barbrick</strong>, winner of two general admission weekend passes for the Cavendish Beach Music Festival.</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>Jessica Pigott</strong>, winner of eight-foot Inflatable Rave Saturn, compliments of Bayside Recreation.</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>Randy MacDonald</strong>, winner of a 7-night camping stay, courtesy of PEI Provincial Parks, at any of the nine Provincial Parks across the Island.</span></li> </ul><p><br/>Thanks to everyone who attended this year’s show as well as our sponsors, including <strong>RV Insure</strong>. Be sure to join us next year for the third annual Island Outdoor Show. Stay tuned to <a href="http://www.IslandOutdoorShow.ca">www.IslandOutdoorShow.ca</a> for details.</p> <p><strong><br/>Media Inquiries:</strong></p> <p>Kate Stilwell, Communications &amp; Marketing Coordinator<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:kstilwell@mpltd.ca">kstilwell@mpltd.ca</a><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1-888-454-7469</span></p> Thu, 01 May 2014 14:27:04 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/second-annual-island-outdoor-show-ushers-in-spring-2014/ Mark Your Calendar for for a Bigger and Better BC Log Home, Timber Frame & Outdoor Living Show: March 14-15, 2015 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/mark-your-calendar-for-for-a-bigger-and-better-bc-log-home-timber-frame-and-outdoor-living-show-march-14-15-2015/ <p><em>Abbotsford, BC</em> – Master Promotions Ltd., producers of the <strong>BC Log Home, Timber Frame &amp; Outdoor Living Show</strong>, are pleased to announce the return of a bigger and better show in 2015 at TRADEX in Abbotsford!</p> <p>Get inspiration for outdoor living and all the latest innovations in log and timber frame homes. Whether you’re looking for ideas for your weekend getaway property or your main residence, this show is where you’ll find all the newest products and services for buying, building, renovating and maintaining your little piece of paradise.</p> <p>“We’re thrilled to be returning with this show after the success it’s enjoyed in previous years,” said <strong>Show Manager Les Trendall</strong>. “The 2015 edition will be bigger and better with a special focus on outdoor living and will offer something for all lifestyles: waterfront property, cabin, cottage, recreational property, country living, and more!”</p> <p>The beautiful province of British Columbia boasts an enviable quality of life, from its spectacular Pacific coastline, to the bountiful Okanagan, majestic mountain range, untouched rugged wilderness, surging rivers and beyond, it is known as Canada’s outdoor playground. The new and improved <strong>BC Log Home, Timber Frame &amp; Outdoor Living Show</strong> will encompass everything under one roof: docks, decks, watercraft, outdoor furniture, BBQs, hot tubs, solar/renewable energy technology, canoes, kayaks and all the latest in outdoor and backyard products and services.</p> <p>Join us for outdoor living at its best and mark your calendar for <strong>March 14-15, 2015</strong>! Stay tuned to <a href="http://www.masterpromotions.ca">www.masterpromotions.ca</a> for the latest details.</p> <p><strong><br/>Media Inquiries:</strong></p> <p>Les Trendall, Show Manager<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:ltrendall@mpltd.ca">ltrendall@mpltd.ca</a><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1-877-888-7111</span></p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 15:01:34 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/mark-your-calendar-for-for-a-bigger-and-better-bc-log-home-timber-frame-and-outdoor-living-show-march-14-15-2015/ Spring-Like Weather Welcomed Visitors to the 2014 Edition of the Atlantic National Home Show http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/spring-like-weather-welcomed-visitors-to-the-2014-edition-of-the-atlantic-national-home-show/ <p><em>Saint John, NB</em> – With the arrival of some spring-like weather at last, New Brunswickers came out to Harbour Station in full force for the <strong>Atlantic National Home Show</strong>, held April 4-6, 2014. Attendance was brisk over the three-day event, and totaled an impressive <strong>18,900 visitors</strong>!</p> <p>The 2014 edition of the show offered up a variety of exhibitors from the homebuilding, renovation and related industries along with many exciting features. Children and parents alike were entertained with the Kids’ CBC mascots and CBC personalities. The King Cole Kitchen was a non-stop tea party and visitors tasted a myriad of flavours of tea and nut butters. Cake and tea was given out during Seniors Appreciation Day on Friday, and on Saturday, CBC and Shred Guard helped visitors protect themselves against identity theft by offering free document shredding.</p> <p>Exhibitors were pleased to meet with show visitors and were thrilled to see that many came to discuss specific projects with plans in hand.</p> <p>“DesignBy &amp; The Window Shop had another successful year at the Atlantic National Home Show,” said <strong>Bev Long of DesignBy</strong>. “It’s the time of year when people are looking at renovating and building. The Home Show allows us to meet and educate the public on our award-winning, top-of-the-line products from Cabico, Eastland, All Weather Windows and Allsco Windows. Our team looks forward to helping the people we met on the weekend with their renovation and building needs.”</p> <p>A number of prizes were given out over the course of the weekend, including:</p> <ul><li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">$7,500 worth of installed windows, kitchens or siding compliments of DesignBy and The Window Shop, won by <strong>Theresa Beamish</strong> of Saint John, NB.</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">$500 worth of hardware from The Window Shop, won by <strong>Debbie Simpson</strong> of Quispamsis, NB.</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Entry into a draw for a trip for two with Air Canada (valued at $5,000) in support of The Joshua Group and a fleece jacket, won by <strong>Michael Gillespie</strong> of Saint John, NB.</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">$500 worth of kitchen hardware from DesignBy Dream Kitchens, won by <strong>Donna Howw </strong>of Saint John, NB.</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">A pair of tickets to the Cavendish Beach Music Festival, won by <strong>Elvin McKinney</strong> of Saint John, NB.</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Fleece jackets courtesy of DesignBy and The Window Shop were also given to: Chris Hussey, Rob Frenette, Brenda Best, Chantal Forgey, Karen Daley, Mavis White, and Mark Levesque.</span></li> </ul><p>Congratulations to all our winners!</p> <p>Stay tuned to <a href="http://www.AtlanticNationalHomeShow.ca">www.AtlanticNationalHomeShow.ca</a> for details on the 2015 edition of the Atlantic National Home Show.</p> <p><strong> <br/>Media Inquiries:</strong></p> <p>Kate Stilwell, Communications &amp; Marketing Coordinator<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:KSTILWELL@MPLTD.CA">KSTILWELL@MPLTD.CA</a><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1-888-454-7469</span></p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 14:14:32 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/spring-like-weather-welcomed-visitors-to-the-2014-edition-of-the-atlantic-national-home-show/ 2nd Annual Island Outdoor Show Opens This Weekend http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/2nd-annual-island-outdoor-show-opens-this-weekend/ <p><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><em>Charlottetown, PE</em> – Come play on your Island at the second annual <strong>Island Outdoor Show</strong>, taking place this weekend – April 25-27, 2014 – at the Eastlink Centre in Charlottetown!</span></p> <p>This is the Island's most inclusive recreation show, with the region's leading dealers of everything to do with outdoor living: RVs, boats, powersport products, campgrounds, tourism destinations and lots more!</p> <p>“We are excited to be returning to the Eastlink Centre for the second annual Island Outdoor Show,” said <strong>Show Manager Scott Sprague</strong>. “This year’s edition will offer some great chances to win as well as lots of toys for people to check out to help make this summer a great one!”</p> <p>Exhibitor categories for the 2014 edition include boats, chandleries, marine equipment/electronics, marine engines, docks and dock builders, RV dealers, campgrounds, RV parts and accessories, RV insurance and financing, canoes and kayaks, off-road and utility vehicles, powersport products and power equipment. A full list of exhibitors can be found at <a href="http://masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/island-outdoor-show-2014/exhibitor-list-2/v">www.IslandOutdoorShow.ca</a>.</p> <p>Visitors will have a chance to enter to win one of our exciting door prizes:</p> <ul><li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Two <strong>general admission weekend passes</strong> for the <strong>Cavendish Beach Music Festival</strong>, held July 4-6, 2014 and featuring Lady Antebellum, Blake Shelton, Hunter Hayes as well as Darius Rucker, Gord Bamford and Brett Kissel.</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">A <strong>7-night camping stay</strong>, courtesy of PEI Provincial Parks, at any of the nine Provincial Parks across the Island. All reservations are based on availability.</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">An <strong>eight-foot Inflatable Rave Saturn</strong>, compliments of Bayside Recreation. Climb aboard this floating, tilting, spinning planet! Go from side-to-side and watch it tilt, or try to climb the ball for hours of water fun!</span></li> </ul><p><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong> <br/>SHOW HOURS</strong></span></p> <p>Friday April 25<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">12 noon - 9 pm</span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Saturday April 26<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">10 am - 8 pm</span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Sunday April 27<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">10 am - 4 pm</span></p> <p><strong>ADMISSION</strong></p> <p>Adult (17-64) - $5<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Senior (65+) - $4<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Junior (10-16) - $4<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Children under 10 FREE</span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"> </span></p> <p>For full show details, visit: <a href="http://www.IslandOutdoorShow.ca">www.IslandOutdoorShow.ca</a>.</p> <p> <br/><strong>Media Inquiries:</strong></p> <p>Kate Stilwell, Communications &amp; Marketing Coordinator<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:kstilwell@mpltd.ca">kstilwell@mpltd.ca</a><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1-888-454-7469</span></p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 08:56:40 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/2nd-annual-island-outdoor-show-opens-this-weekend/ Valley Community Expo... You've Got to Be There! http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/valley-community-expo-you-ve-got-to-be-there/ <p><em>Quispamsis, NB</em> – Come meet your neighbours and friends and enjoy tons of free activities at the <strong>3rd annual Valley Community Expo, April 26th and 27th, 2014 at the qplex</strong>.</p> <p>This unique mix of business, leisure, community and family fun is presented by the <strong>Kennebecasis Valley Chamber of Commerce</strong>. Encompassing everything from home building and renovation products, to landscape and gardening, sports and recreation, family living and more, this event has something for everyone. We are excited to welcome tons of new exhibitors for 2014!</p> <p>“We are thrilled with how the show came together this year. We have lots of new features and exhibitors that are sure to be crowd pleasers,” said Show Manager <strong>Jason Peters</strong>. “We are especially pleased to offer such a variety of businesses,” added Show Manager <strong>Denise Miller</strong>, “including exhibits of generators, propane, wood stoves and other solutions for those who were affected by the infamous power outage of late 2013.”</p> <p>For a complete listing of all exhibitors, visit the <a href="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/valley-community-expo-2014/">Valley Community Expo website</a>.</p> <p>New this year is a partnership with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation for the <strong>2nd annual Meet a Machine Family Fun Day!</strong> Get-up-close and personal with fire trucks, ambulances, police cars, a school bus, tractors, 4-wheelers, dump trucks and more, all in support of juvenile diabetes research. <em>Saturday from 10am-4pm.</em></p> <p>“We are very excited to be joining forces with Valley Expo this year,” said <strong>Kelly Hare</strong>, Senior Fundraising Development Coordinator with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. “We think this partnership is a perfect fit for Meet a Machine. This year we’ve teamed up for a huge weekend of fun for the whole family!”</p> <p>Additional features this year include:</p> <ul><li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>Enter at the Show to Win!</strong> Door prizes include:</span> <ul><li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">A 12,000 BTU <strong>ductless split heat pump</strong> made by Daikin Industries, which can be installed in any home and offers heating, cooling, air filtration &amp; dehumidification.</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">A <strong>Honda rear-bag mower</strong> courtesy of Eldridge’s Honda and Harley Davidson.</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">A <strong>Costco Prize Package</strong>.</span></li> </ul></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>Ground Zero Laser Tag </strong>will be at the show with their mobile laser tag unit. Bring the kids out for a day of FREE laser tag! Children 12 and under must be supervised by a parent or guardian. <em>Sunday from 10am-4pm.</em></span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>Dairy Farmers of Canada</strong> will present their “All You Need is Cheese” seminars throughout the event. Sample, learn and gain ideas right at the show. <em>Various times on Saturday and Sunday, <a href="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/valley-community-expo-2014/features/v#cheese">click here for details</a>.</em></span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>Enjoy the Y Kids Corner:</strong> Kids will enjoy arcade-grade Dance Dance Revolution, art, activities, games and movies. Just look for the balloon archway to enter FREE! Plus, enjoy free face painting both Saturday and Sunday!</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Join <strong>CA-R-MA</strong> on-site and adopt your fur-ever friend right at the show!</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>Show &amp; Dine Offer:</strong> Take advantage of our exclusive offer for show visitors: pick up a coupon at the Valley Community Expo and then visit the Barrel’s Head Gastropub and Wine Bar. You’ll receive a free glass of 19 Crimes Durif Shiraz wine with the purchase of any entrée!</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Kids can meet the <strong>Party Princess by Mandi!</strong> Bring a camera for photographs and plan your next Princess Party!</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Learn something new by attending one of our <strong>Exhibitor Seminars</strong> – located on the upper level of the qplex. <em>Various times on Saturday and Sunday, <a href="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/valley-community-expo-2014/seminar-schedule/v">click here for details</a>.</em></span></li> </ul><p style="text-align: center;"><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong> <br/>Visit the Valley Expo! You’ve Got to be There!</strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong><span style="line-height: 1.4;">For complete details visit <a href="http://www.ValleyExpo.ca">www.ValleyExpo.ca</a>.</span></strong></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>SHOW HOURS </strong></span></p> <p>Saturday, April 26 <br/>10am – 6pm</p> <p>Sunday, April 27 <br/>10am – 4pm<span style="line-height: 1.4;"> </span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>ADMISSION</strong></span></p> <p>Adults $5<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Seniors (65+) $4<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Juniors (10-18) $4<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Family Pass Max </span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">(2 adults, 2 juniors) $10<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Children 10 years and under are free when accompanied by an adult</span></p> <p> <br/>Thanks to our sponsors: <strong>Toyota Scion</strong>, <strong>Kool 98</strong> and <strong>K100 </strong>for their generous support of this event.</p> <p><strong><br/>Media Inquiries:</strong><span style="line-height: 1.4;"> </span></p> <p>Kate Stilwell, Communications &amp; Marketing Coordinator<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:kstilwell@mpltd.ca">kstilwell@mpltd.ca</a><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">(506) 658-0018</span></p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:44:49 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/valley-community-expo-you-ve-got-to-be-there/ 2014 Spring Ideal Home Show a Winner with Big Crowds and Great Features http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/2014-spring-ideal-home-show-a-winner-with-big-crowds-and-great-features/ <p><em>Halifax, NS</em> –The 2014 edition of the <strong>Nova Scotia Spring Ideal Home Show</strong> took place at Exhibition Park March 28-30, 2014 and despite some weather-related challenges, was a huge success!</p> <p>For many, the highlight of the weekend was an appearance by <strong>HGTV’s Damon Bennett</strong>, star of Holmes Makes it Right. Bennett spoke about home renovation dos and don’ts and offered some home inspection tips for protecting one’s home, and both of his sessions generated huge crowds!</p> <p>The <strong>King Cole Maritime Kitchen</strong> was also a big hit, as was the <strong>Girl Guides of Canada Kids’ Corner</strong>. Visitors also got excited about the upcoming gardening season listening to author <strong>Niki Jabbour</strong> talk about growing fruits, vegetables and herbs and her book ‘Groundbreaking Food Gardens’. The families in attendance also loved getting a chance to meet <strong>Kids’ CBC characters</strong> Bo from Bo on the Go, Maxx from the Monster Math Squad and Fresco del Gecko from Pirates, Adventures in Art.</p> <p>Exhibitors were pleased with the turnout and commented on the fact that so many visitors came prepared to ask advice and talk about their specific home improvement or renovation projects.</p> <p>“Pioneer Fuels very much appreciated the ability to be able to talk with so many interested customers regarding our brand and offerings,” said <strong>Charles Higgins, Pioneer Fuels</strong>. “The show was very successful and we look forward to the Fall Ideal Home Show.”</p> <p>“Consumers are attending the show being more prepared in knowing what they are looking for, said <strong>Glenn Geddes, Glenmar Heating</strong>. “They’re asking good educated questions about the products they are looking for.”</p> <p>We next look forward to the Nova Scotia Fall Ideal Home Show, October 3-5, 2014. Stay tuned to <a href="http://www.FallIdeal.ca">www.FallIdeal.ca</a> for details.</p> <p><strong><br/>Media Inquiries:</strong></p> <p>Kate Stilwell, Communications &amp; Marketing Coordinator<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:kstilwell@mpltd.ca">kstilwell@mpltd.ca</a></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><br/>1-888-454-7469</span></p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 15:34:17 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/2014-spring-ideal-home-show-a-winner-with-big-crowds-and-great-features/ 2014 Colchester County Home Show a Success with New Features and Big Sales http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/2014-colchester-county-home-show-a-success-with-new-features-and-big-sales/ <p><em>Truro, NS</em> – Held this past weekend, April 11th-13th, at the Rath Eastlink Community Centre, the 2014 edition of the <strong>Colchester County Home Show</strong> offered some great new features, strong attendance – particularly on Saturday – and big sales!</p> <p>“It was a great show,” said <strong>Show Manager Scott Sprague</strong>. “The weather really worked in our favour this year; Saturday’s weather drove people directly to the building, and Sunday’s made people excited about spring and renovation season!”</p> <p>Exhibitors reported strong leads and sales coming out of this year’s show.</p> <p>“I've been working the Truro Home Show for 21 years and this year was definitely the best I've seen for direct sales,” said <strong>Doug MacInnes, Wilsons Home Heating</strong>. “On the Monday morning following the show, we had four sales signed and booked for installation. The Colchester County Home is never an expense for us; it's an investment that we see a return on immediately after the show. Thanks for another great year!”</p> <p>“I very much enjoyed our third year at the Colchester County Home Show,” said <strong>Teresa Dunlop, Little Luxuries Soapworks</strong>. “The addition of the home-based business section three years ago has given small businesses an opportunity to showcase their products and services, and adds interest and variety for consumers attending the show. Each year our success at the show has grown and we have made valuable contacts. Great vendors, great customers, and a smooth, well-organized show. We are already looking forward to next year!”</p> <p>“Overall one of the best home shows we get to attend in Nova Scotia,” said <strong>Barry Walker, Efficiency Nova Scotia</strong>. “The Rath Eastlink Community Centre is a great facility – well lit and uncrowded so customers can move around easily and speak with vendors and suppliers. Scott and Master Promotions do a great job every year!”</p> <p>This year’s edition of the Home Show included tons of exciting features, like the <strong>Dairy Farmers of Canada</strong> “All You Need is Cheese” seminars; a visit from <strong>Mayor Mills</strong> and cake courtesy of the <strong>Atlantic Superstore</strong>; a BBQ demo and samples with the <strong>Big Green Egg</strong> presented by <strong>LL Masonry, Stoves &amp; Fireplaces</strong>; PLINKO with <strong>Wilsons Home Heating</strong>; the latest models from <strong>Hollis Ford</strong>, the official vehicle sponsor of the Home Show; and lots of prizes, including:</p> <ul><li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">A Northern Lights Fire Table by Kozy Heat courtesy of L.L. Masonry, Stoves &amp; Fireplaces, won by <strong>Alex Manicom</strong>; and</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">A $500 gift card or a Peter Kohler Entrance System courtesy of Harris Home Hardware, won by <strong>C. Zwicker</strong>.</span></li> </ul><p><span style="line-height: 1.4;"> <br/>Thank you to presenting sponsor, the <strong>Truro and Colchester County Chamber of Commerce</strong>, for their continued support of this event, as well as our media partners, <strong>99.5 Cat Country</strong> and <strong>100.9 Big Dog</strong>.</span></p> <p>We also recognize the contributions of our long-standing exhibitors with our 2014 Colchester Home Show Exhibitor Appreciation Awards. This year’s recipients include:</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">5 YEARS – BRONZE</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;">Patterson Sales<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Trinity Maintenance Solutions</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style="line-height: 1.4;">15+ YEARS – GOLD</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;">Royal Bank Mortgage Team - 15 years<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Municipality of Colchester - 15 years<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Harris Home Centre - 16 years<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Bath Fitter - 18 years<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">J.W. Bird - 18 years<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Mary Kay Cosmetics - 19 years<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">McBurney Pools &amp; Spas - 19 years</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">20 Years – PLATINUM</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;">Renu Water Centre - 20 years<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Wilson Fuels - 20 years<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">University First Class Painters - 21 years</span></p> <p>We now look forward to the 2015 edition of the Home Show; stay tuned to <a href="http://www.ColchesterCountyHomeShow.ca">www.ColchesterCountyHomeShow.ca</a> for details.</p> <p><strong><br/>Media Inquiries:</strong></p> <p>Kate Stilwell, Communications &amp; Marketing Coordinator<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:kstilwell@mpltd.ca">kstilwell@mpltd.ca</a><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1-888-454-7469</span></p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:34:17 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/2014-colchester-county-home-show-a-success-with-new-features-and-big-sales/ Moncton Boat Show a Welcome Beginning to Spring http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/moncton-boat-show-a-welcome-beginning-to-spring/ <p><em>Moncton, NB</em> – Despite cool temperatures and uncooperative weather leading up to the show, more than <strong>9,200 visitors</strong> attended <strong>New Brunswick’s largest boat show</strong>, March 28-30 at the Moncton Coliseum.</p> <p>The 2014 edition of the <strong>Moncton Boat Show</strong>, which was co-located with the New Brunswick Sportsmen’s Show and the Dieppe Fly Fishing Forum, offered visitors a respite from the extended winter weather and an opportunity to dream about the summer boating season!</p> <p>This year’s show saw its <strong>highest-ever Saturday attendance</strong>, which was great news for exhibitors.</p> <p>“We are extremely pleased with the sales and leads that we received at the 2014 Moncton Boat Show, considering the winter weather we had,” said <strong>Jason Craig of Quartermaster Marine</strong>.</p> <p>Congratulations to <strong>Daniel Hebert</strong> of Moncton, NB, who won a $500 gift card from Action Car &amp; Truck Accessories. Thank you to our official vehicle sponsor of the Moncton Boat Show, Porsche of Halifax.</p> <p>We now look forward to 2014 boating season, as well as the 2015 edition of the Moncton Boat Show. Stay tuned to <a href="http://www.MonctonBoatShow.ca ">www.MonctonBoatShow.ca</a> for details.</p> <p><strong><br/>Media Inquiries:</strong></p> <p>Kate Stilwell, Communications &amp; Marketing Coordinator<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:kstilwell@mpltd.ca">kstilwell@mpltd.ca</a><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1-888-454-7469</span></p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:10:34 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/moncton-boat-show-a-welcome-beginning-to-spring/ Dates Announced for 2015 Edition of National Heavy Equipment Show http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/dates-announced-for-2015-edition-of-national-heavy-equipment-show/ <p><em>Mississauga, ON</em> – Preparations for the next edition of the <strong>LARGEST heavy equipment show in the country </strong>are full steam ahead with the recent announcement of the show dates for the next <strong>National Heavy Equipment Show: March 5-6, 2015.</strong></p> <p>The 2015 show will represent the 14th edition of this mammoth biennial event. It takes over the International Centre in Mississauga, Ontario, showcasing cutting-edge products, big machine displays, and demos from the leaders of the heavy equipment and construction industries.</p> <p>“The Government of Canada has committed more than $50 billion over the next 10 years to build roads, bridges, subways, and other types of public infrastructure,” said National Show Manager Mark Cusack. “This show will see key decision makers and purchasers out in full force to get the machinery required for these much-needed infrastructure upgrades.”</p> <p>2015 show features will include:</p> <ul><li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Rock To Road magazine recognizing 10 outstanding individuals under the age of 40 from throughout Canada's aggregates and roadbuilding industry, as they present the <strong>‘Top 10 under 40’</strong>.</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">A <strong>strong educational component</strong> offering thought-provoking and topical seminars during the event.</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">The <strong>Gravel Pit</strong>, treating visitors to a huge display of aggregate machinery, including equipment like crushers, conveyors, scales, recyclers, front end loaders, hammers, drives/motors, and more.</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">A <strong>snow and ice removal</strong> area showcasing the products, services, equipment and technology used in snow and ice removal, and winter operations – big business when it comes to life in Canada.</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">The <strong>Rental Pavilion</strong>, which will include the latest equipment, tools, and products for sale or rent to the contractors and road building professionals who faithfully attend this event every two years.</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">A <strong>focus on employee safety and worksite security </strong>throughout the show, encouraging attendees to get up to speed on important industry challenges, such as roadside safety for workers.</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">A <strong>‘Recruiting Here’</strong> feature, allowing exhibitors looking to grow their ranks and hire new employees to hunt for new talent onsite.</span></li> </ul><p><br/>For complete details on the 2015 National Heavy Equipment Show, visit <a href="http://www.NHES.ca">www.NHES.ca</a>.</p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong><br/>Media Inquiries:</strong></span></p> <p>Mark Cusack, National Show Manager<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:mcusack@mpltd.ca">mcusack@mpltd.ca</a><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1.888.454.7469</span></p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 09:31:00 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/dates-announced-for-2015-edition-of-national-heavy-equipment-show/ NB Sportsmen’s Show a Welcome Beginning to Spring http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/nb-sportsmen-s-show-a-welcome-beginning-to-spring/ <p><em>Moncton, NB</em> – Despite cool temperatures and uncooperative weather leading up to the show, more than <strong>9,200 visitors</strong> attended this year’s <strong>New Brunswick Sportsmen’s Show</strong>, March 28-30 at the Moncton Coliseum.</p> <p>The 2014 edition of the NB Sportsmen’s Show, which was co-located with the Dieppe Fly Fishing Forum and the Moncton Boat Show, offered visitors a respite from the extended winter weather and an opportunity to dream about the summer outdoor season!</p> <p>This year’s show saw its <strong>highest-ever Saturday attendance</strong>, which was great new for exhibitors.</p> <p>"According to our participants, the partnership between Master Promotions and the Dieppe Fly Fishing Forum makes the Sportsmen's Show, the Fly Fishing Forum and the Boat Show one of the best – if not THE best and most complete – outdoor shows in eastern Canada,” said <strong>Jacques Heroux of the Dieppe Fly Fishing Forum</strong>. “And next year should be even bigger and better!"</p> <p>“We love coming to the NB Sportsmen’s Show each year,” said <strong>Larry Northrup, Toys for Big Boys</strong>. “It’s an excellent opportunity for us to connect with customers in a more social environment. It’s a great show with great clientele!”</p> <p>"The NB Sportsman's Show was the first tradeshow that the newly-formed CWTF had the opportunity to display our organization to the public and the response was overwhelmingly positive!” said <strong>Mike Holland, Canadian Wild Turkey Federation</strong>. “Not only did we get to deliver our message to thousands of people, many strategic relationships and partnerships were forged with other vendors. I can definitely say that the show made a very positive impact on the CWTF in many areas. Where do we sign up for next year?”</p> <p>Congratulations to <strong>Matt Wilson </strong>on his double victory over dozens of competitors in the Atlantic Duck and Goose Calling Championships. Thank you to all our seminar presenters, as well as the Moncton Retriever Club and Alec Hoyt for some great demos throughout the weekend.</p> <p>Congratulations as well to the following winners of our door prizes:</p> <ul><li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>Reg Ross</strong> of Riverview, NB, who won a Hatsan shotgun from Better Buy Sports</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>Monique Landry</strong> of Saint John, NB, who won a knife from Triple X</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>Angela Parlee</strong> of Hampton, NB, who won a knife from Triple X</span></li> </ul><p><br/>Thank you to our generous sponsors: Taylor Ford Lincoln, our official truck sponsor this year; and Action Car and Truck Accessories, sponsor of our visitor courtesy bags.<span style="line-height: 1.4;"> </span></p> <p>We now look forward to the 2014 hunting and fishing seasons, as well as the 2015 edition of the NB Sportsmen’s Show and the 12th annual Dieppe Fly Fishing Forum. Stay tuned to <a href="http://www.NBSportsmenShow.ca">www.NBSportsmenShow.ca</a> for details.</p> <p><br/><strong>Media Inquiries:</strong></p> <p>Kate Stilwell, Communications &amp; Marketing Coordinator<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:kstilwell@mpltd.ca">kstilwell@mpltd.ca</a><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1-888-454-7469</span></p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:00:45 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/nb-sportsmen-s-show-a-welcome-beginning-to-spring/ Fredericton Home Show a Success In Spite of Stormy Weather on Friday & Sunday http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/fredericton-home-show-a-success-in-spite-of-stormy-weather-on-friday-and-sunday/ <p><em>Fredericton, NB</em> – Despite several days of relentless snow, ice and rain making show preparations quite challenging, the 2014 edition of the <strong>Fredericton Home Show</strong> went full steam ahead March 28-30 at the Fredericton Exhibition Grounds.</p> <p>This marked the 32nd edition of the show and it was bigger than ever, filling the entire Complex.</p> <p>“Visitors were not apprehensive to venture out before, during and after the storm,” said <strong>Show Manager Brian McKiel</strong>. “The number of people attending remained steady throughout the weekend and we ended up with more than 10,000 visitors!”</p> <p>Exhibitors, including the leaders of New Brunswick’s home renovation and improvement industries, reported qualified traffic, sales and solid leads coming out of this year’s show.</p> <p>The <strong>King Cole Maritime Kitchen</strong> was extremely popular and well-occupied all weekend long. Our <strong>Wheels with Meals for the Fredericton Food Bank</strong> feature was also a huge success! Visitors were asked to donate a non-perishable food item to receive an extra door prize ballot and the response was phenomenal! Jim Gilbert’s Wheels &amp; Deals, “Canada’s Huggable Car Dealer” filled their van full of food and donated it to the Food Bank. Thanks to everyone who participated!</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="center" src="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/assets/Uploads/FHS2014/_resampled/resizedimage300225-Food-Drive.jpg" width="300" height="225" alt="" title=""/> </p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Congratulations to <strong>Amy Rossignol</strong>, winner of our RD Pond 30-inch Toro Lawn Mower prize; as well as <strong>Audra Frederiks</strong>, winner of our Windmill Outdoor Fire Pit Kit courtesy of Shaw Brick.</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><img class="center" src="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/assets/Uploads/FHS2014/_resampled/resizedimage300225-Fred-Home-Show-2014-Toro-Winner.jpg" width="300" height="225" alt="" title=""/></span></p> <p>Show staff would like to thank the <strong>Epsilon Y’s Men</strong> for their invaluable assistance and support in putting on this event. Stay tuned to <a href="http://www.FrederictonHomeShow.ca">www.FrederictonHomeShow.ca</a> for information on the 2015 edition of the Fredericton Home Show!</p> <p><strong><br/>Media Inquiries:</strong></p> <p>Kate Stilwell, Communications &amp; Marketing Coordinator<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:kstilwell@mpltd.ca">kstilwell@mpltd.ca</a><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1-888-454-7469</span></p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 15:02:06 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/fredericton-home-show-a-success-in-spite-of-stormy-weather-on-friday-and-sunday/ Atlantic Heavy Equipment Show a Great Success Despite Weather, Sees Highest-Ever Single Day Attendance http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/atlantic-heavy-equipment-show-a-great-success-despite-weather-sees-highest-ever-single-day-attendance/ <p><em>Moncton, NB</em> – Despite several days of relentless snow, ice and rain making show preparations quite challenging, the 2014 edition of the <strong>Atlantic Heavy Equipment Show</strong> went full steam ahead April 3rd and 4th at the Moncton Coliseum.</p> <p>This marked the 15th edition of the show and it was bigger than ever, filling the entire Coliseum Complex, plus 80,000 square feet of outdoor exhibit space. All the major players in the heavy equipment, road building, forestry, and logging sectors from across Atlantic Canada and beyond were represented.</p> <p>“Visitors were a bit apprehensive to venture out after the storm,” said National Show Manager Mark Cusack, “but the numbers were steady throughout Thursday, and Friday ended up being a banner day. The crowds began early and the line-ups were continuous until late in the day.”</p> <p>Cusack reported that Friday’s turnout was the <strong>single largest one-day tally in the history of the show</strong>. Total attendance over the two days of the Atlantic Heavy Equipment Show came in at 13,877.</p> <p>New features for the 2014 edition of this biennial show included the <strong>Innovative Product Showcase</strong>, allowing show visitors to get a sneak peek of the many exciting products exhibitors would be bringing to the show, as well as a new<strong> “Recruiting Here” </strong>feature that had exhibitors looking to hire skilled workers display signage at the show. This feature was sponsored by Maizis &amp; Miller, Recruitment Specialists.</p> <p>Exhibitors reported sales and solid leads coming out of this year’s show, and many have already rebooked for the 2016 edition. We next look forward to the <a href="http://masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/pacific-heavy-equipment-show-2014/">Pacific Heavy Equipment Show</a> and <a href="http://masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/truxpo-2014/">TRUXPO</a>, taking place September 19-20, 2014 in Abbotsford, BC, as well as the <a href="http://masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/national-heavy-equipment-show-2015/">National Heavy Equipment Show</a> taking place in 2015 in Mississauga, ON.</p> <p><br/><strong>Media Inquiries:</strong></p> <p>Mark Cusack, National Show Manager<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1-888-454-7469<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:mcusack@mpltd.ca">mcusack@mpltd.ca</a></span></p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 15:11:04 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/atlantic-heavy-equipment-show-a-great-success-despite-weather-sees-highest-ever-single-day-attendance/ The Colchester County Home Show Returns to the Rath Eastlink Community Centre April 11-13, 2014 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/the-colchester-county-home-show-returns-to-the-rath-eastlink-community-centre-april-11-13-2014/ <p><em>Truro, NS</em> – Mark your calendar to join us for the biggest show yet as the <strong>Colchester County Home Show</strong> kicks off the start to the building and renovation season <strong>April 11-13, 2014</strong> at the <strong>Rath Eastlink Community Centre</strong>.</p> <p>Visitors will find all the products that make a house a home at this year’s show, which brings together the leaders of the homebuilding, renovation and related industries under one roof to help consumers make informed decisions about their home-based projects.</p> <p>The 2014 edition of the Colchester County Home Show has a variety of exciting features for visitors to take advantage of, including:</p> <ul><li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Enter to Win<strong> Awesome Door Prizes!</strong></span> <ul><li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">A <strong>Northern Lights Fire Table</strong> by Kozy Heat (valued at $2,500) courtesy of LL Masonry, Stoves &amp; Fireplaces.</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">A <strong>Windmill Outdoor Fire Pit</strong> (retail value $700) to improve your outdoor space courtesy of Re/Max and Shaw Brick.</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">A <strong>$500 gift certificate</strong> from Harris Home Hardware or a Peter Kohler Entrance System.</span></li> </ul></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Attend a complimentary <strong>“All You Need is Cheese”</strong> seminar, presented by the <strong>Dairy Farmers of Canada</strong>. Taking place throughout the weekend – <a href="http://masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/colchester-home-show-2014/prizes-and-features/v#cheese">click here for exact times</a>.</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Sample some <strong>delicious cake</strong> courtesy of the <strong>Atlantic Superstore</strong> in Truro on Saturday from 11am - 3pm, during the Cat Country on-site radio broadcast!</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Check out the latest models from <strong>Hollis Ford</strong>, the official vehicle sponsor of the Colchester County Home Show.</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Enjoy a BBQ demo and samples with the <strong>Big Green Egg</strong>, presented by <strong>LL Masonry, Stoves &amp; Fireplaces</strong> on Saturday from 11am - 1pm and 2pm - 4pm, weather permitting.</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Plus LOTS MORE!</span></li> </ul><p><strong><br/>Show Hours:</strong></p> <p><strong>Friday, April 11:</strong> 4pm – 9pm<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>Saturday, April 12:</strong> 10am – 6pm<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>Sunday, April 13:</strong> 10am – 4pm</span></p> <p><strong><br/>Show Admission:</strong></p> <p>Adults - <strong>$5<br/></strong><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Seniors (65+) - </span><strong style="line-height: 1.4;">$4<br/></strong><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Juniors (10-16) - </span><strong style="line-height: 1.4;">$4<br/></strong><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Children under 10 - </span><strong style="line-height: 1.4;">Free</strong></p> <p><br/>For full event details, visit <a href="http://masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/colchester-home-show-2014/">www.ColchesterHomeShow.ca</a>.</p> <p><strong><br/>Media Inquiries:</strong></p> <p>Kate Stilwell, Communications &amp; Marketing Coordinator<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:kstilwell@mpltd.ca">kstilwell@mpltd.ca</a><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1-888-454-7469</span></p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 09:04:00 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/the-colchester-county-home-show-returns-to-the-rath-eastlink-community-centre-april-11-13-2014/ MEET 2014 Presents Skills Canada NB Competition and Innovation Awards http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/meet-2014-presents-skills-canada-nb-competition-and-innovation-awards/ <p><em>Moncton, NB</em> – Less than six weeks from now, <strong>May 7-8, 2014</strong>, the MEET Show (Mechanical Electrical Electronic Technology) will return to the Moncton Coliseum for its 21st edition. With 400+ exhibitors from across Canada and the United States, along with more than 6,000 visitors, MEET is the <strong>largest trade event east of Montreal</strong>.</p> <p>As part of the 2014 edition of the show, MEET is pleased to present the Plumbing, Electrical Installations, and Refrigeration &amp; Air Conditioning portions of the <strong>Skills Canada NB Competition</strong>. These three challenges serve as provincial qualifiers in the selection of Team New Brunswick members who will participate in the Skills Canada National Competition, taking place in Toronto in June 2014. Electrical Installations and Plumbing will take place at the show on Wednesday, May 7th and Refrigeration and Air Conditioning will take place Thursday, May 8th. For more information on Skills Canada NB, visit <a href="http://WWW.SKILLSCANADA.NB.CA" target="_blank">WWW.SKILLSCANADA.NB.CA</a>.</p> <p>The MEET 2014 Sponsoring Associations will also be presenting the 3rd biennial <strong>MEET Innovation Awards</strong>, honouring innovative products in the mechanical and electrical industries. Nominations have been accepted from individuals and businesses in the categories below, and awards will be presented to the winners at their booths during the show.</p> <ul><li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>ASHRAE – NB/PEI Chapter Innovation Award</strong> – presented by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>CIPH Innovation Award</strong> – presented by the Canadian Institute of Plumbing &amp; Heating</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>Electro-Federation Canada Innovation Award</strong> – presented by Electro-Federation Canada</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>IES Innovation Award</strong> – presented by the Illuminating Engineering Society</span></li> </ul><p><br/>With attendees comprising a wide variety of industry professionals including electrical and mechanical contractors, engineers, architects, municipal workers and more, MEET’s education component is also a key feature of the show. Presented by MEET’s four sponsoring associations: ASHRAE, IES, CIPH and Electro-Federation Canada, this year’s cutting-edge seminar series will be relevant and informative. Attendance also counts toward informal <strong>education credits for various professional associations</strong>.</p> <p>Visit <a href="http://masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/meet-2014/">www.MEETSHOW.ca</a> for full details on the show, along with the complete schedule and seminar information. Also watch our <a href="https://twitter.com/masterpromotion" target="_blank">Twitter account</a> for <strong>#MEET2014</strong> as the show nears!</p> <p>MEET is proudly sponsored by:<img class="center" src="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/assets/Uploads/MEET2014/sponsor-organizations-combined-logos.jpg" width="475" height="89" alt="" title=""/></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>Media Inquiries:</strong></span></p> <p>Shawn Murphy, Show Manager<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:SMURPHY@MPLTD.CA">SMURPHY@MPLTD.CA</a><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1-888-454-7469</span></p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 09:44:10 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/meet-2014-presents-skills-canada-nb-competition-and-innovation-awards/ The Atlantic Heavy Equipment Show: Recruiting Here http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/the-atlantic-heavy-equipment-show-recruiting-here/ <p><em>Moncton, NB</em> – The <strong>Atlantic Heavy Equipment Show</strong> returns to the Moncton Coliseum Complex this week,<strong> April 3-4, 2014</strong>. This year marks the 15th edition of this colossal event, which will encompass the entire Coliseum and Agrenas, in addition to 80,000 square feet of outdoor exhibit space. Visitors will see the leading equipment and services from the heavy equipment, road building, forestry, logging, and municipal sectors.</p> <p>As part of the 2014 edition, the Atlantic Heavy Equipment Show is pleased to present a new <strong>‘Recruiting Here’ </strong>feature. This new addition is proudly sponsored by Maizis &amp; Miller, a recruiting company dedicated to placing heavy equipment technicians, diesel mechanics and related positions in management, parts, sales and service.</p> <p>At the show, exhibitors who are looking to hire skilled workers will display special signage at their booth, indicating they are on the hunt for new talent. Show attendees who may be job hunting, or looking to enhance their career, are encouraged to come with their resume in hand. Some of the companies who will be recruiting at the show include:</p> <table border="0"><tbody><tr><td> <ul><li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Atlantic Cat</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">B</span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">arnes Distribution</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Brandt Tractor Ltd.</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Cansel</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Commercial Safety College</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Craig Manufacturing Ltd.</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Dynamic Tire</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">East Coast International Trucks, Inc. </span></li> </ul></td> <td> <ul><li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Groundmax Ltd.</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">McLennan Sales</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Never Enuf Chrome &amp; Detailing Ltd.</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Parts for Trucks, Inc.</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Strongco Corporation</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Unifirst Canada Ltd.</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><span style="line-height: 14px;">United Rentals</span><br/></span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><span style="line-height: 14px;"><span style="line-height: 14px;">Universal Truck &amp; Trailer</span><br/></span></span></li> </ul></td> </tr></tbody></table><p><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><br/>A second new feature for 2014 is the show’s <strong>‘Innovative Product Showcase’</strong>. The <a href="http://masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/atlantic-heavy-equipment-show-2014/innovative-product-showcase/">show website</a> now offers a sneak peek of the exciting, innovative products that exhibitors will be bringing to the show, including everything from compact spiral hydraulic hoses, to brushcutter-mowers, to portable sawmills and much more!</span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.4;">For complete details on the show and more information on these exciting new features, please visit the show website: <a href="http://masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/atlantic-heavy-equipment-show-2014/">www.AHES.ca</a></span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong><br/>Media Inquiries:</strong></span></p> <p>Mark Cusack, National Show Manager<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1-888-454-7469<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:mcusack@mpltd.ca">mcusack@mpltd.ca</a></span></p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 10:34:30 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/the-atlantic-heavy-equipment-show-recruiting-here/ Nearly 10,000 Visitors Attend Inaugural Motorcycle & Powersport Atlantic Show http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/nearly-10-000-visitors-attend-inaugural-motorcycle-and-powersport-atlantic-show/ <p><em>Halifax, NS</em> – Attendance at the <strong>first Motorcycle and Powersport Atlantic Show</strong> surpassed expectations with nearly <strong>10,000 visitors</strong>. Held this past weekend, March 21-23, 2014, at Halifax’s Exhibition Park, the inaugural edition of this annual event was produced via a partnership between Master Promotions Ltd. and Bikerboy PowerSports Limited.</p> <p>“We are thrilled with the success of the show and can’t wait for an even bigger and better 2015,” said <strong>Show Manager Scott Sprague</strong>. “It was a beautiful weekend weather-wise, and everyone was feeling optimistic that spring and motorcycle season is just around the corner!”</p> <p>“I would like to thank Master Promotions Ltd. for keeping my vision alive as we grow into the future,” said <strong>Tim Leslie, Bikerboy PowerSports Ltd.</strong> “The Motorcycle and Powersport Atlantic Show was a great success!”</p> <p>More than <strong>70 exhibitors</strong> showcased over 250 motorcycles plus ATVs, UTVs, scooters, clothing, parts and accessories, clubs, rallies, and associations. Reports of strong sales and solid leads left exhibitors and visitors happy.</p> <p>“The Motorcycle and Powersport Atlantic Show was a great event for us,” said <strong>Glen “Bic” Carew, Privateers Harley Davidson</strong>. “We had great retail traffic in merchandise and accessories and we generated a lot of buzz with our new Harley Davidson models. Exhibition Park is a perfect location – spacious and accommodating. Thanks to Scott and the crew from Master Promotions Ltd. on a great show; we are already looking forward to next year's event!”</p> <p>“Our plan going into this show was to make it the greatest we’ve ever done, and it was!” said <strong>Mark Green, Freedom Cycle Inc.</strong> “The crowd was awesome and looking to buy so we sold a lot of units. At the end of the day, we do shows to make more customers for life, and we achieved our goal!”</p> <p>“A motorcycle show like this one is a great way to kick off the riding season,” said <strong>Rob O’Brien, Pro Cycle</strong>. “The steady flow of motorcycle enthusiasts visiting our display throughout the weekend was a sure sign that spring is finally here!”</p> <p>“As a local builder, this show was a great opportunity to showcase what we do and meet people that are into motorcycles, whether stock machines or total ground-up customs, like ours,” said <strong>Sean MacLennan, Sean’s Non-Stock Customs Ltd.</strong> “We had a great time and heard so much positive feedback. Finally there is a cool show in the spring that has something for everyone!”</p> <p>Congratulations to our door prize winners: <strong>Margo Young</strong>, who won a Joe Rocket Ladies Motorcycle Suit and Ed Hardy Helmet;<strong> Justin Black</strong>, who won a $500 gift card from Action Car &amp; Truck Accessories; and <strong>Karl Downton</strong>, who won a weekend getaway courtesy of Investors Group.</p> <p>We also congratulate the winners from our <strong>Show &amp; Shine</strong> feature, which allowed owners to display their custom, competition, vintage, sport or touring motorcycles on the show floor.</p> <ul><li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1st Place: <strong>Barry Yeadon</strong> – 2013 Harley Davidson Street Glyde</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">2nd Place: <strong>Barry Sheppard</strong> – 2010 Ultra Classic</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">3rd Place: <strong>Chris Lutz </strong>– 1984 Harley Davidson</span></li> </ul><p><br/>Stay tuned to <a href="http://www.MotorcyclePowersportAtlantic.ca">www.MotorcyclePowersportAtlantic.ca</a> for details on the 2015 edition of the Motorcycle and Powersport Atlantic Show.</p> <p><strong>Media Inquiries:</strong></p> <p>Kate Stilwell, Communications &amp; Marketing Coordinator<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:kstilwell@mpltd.ca">kstilwell@mpltd.ca</a></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><br/>1-888-454-7469</span></p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 09:30:44 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/nearly-10-000-visitors-attend-inaugural-motorcycle-and-powersport-atlantic-show/ The Atlantic National Home Show Returns to Harbour Station April 4-6, 2014 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/the-atlantic-national-home-show-returns-to-harbour-station-april-4-6-2014/ <p><em>Saint John, NB</em> – It’s a sure sign of spring when the <strong>Atlantic National Home Show</strong> returns to Harbour Station. This year, mark your calendar for <strong>April 4-6, 2014!</strong></p> <p>For 37 years, the Atlantic National Home Show has offered New Brunswickers inspiration for their home and landscaping projects. It brings the leaders of the homebuilding, renovation and related industries together under one roof to help consumers make informed decisions about their building, remodeling and renovation projects, just as the season is set to begin.</p> <p>The 2014 edition of the Home Show has a variety of exciting features, including:</p> <ul><li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>Get Curbalicious<br/></strong></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Enter to win a Windmill Outdoor Fire Pit (retail value $700) to improve your outdoor space courtesy of Re/Max and Shaw Brick.</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>Exciting Contests and Awesome Prizes!</strong></span> <ul><li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>Grand Prize:</strong> Enter to win your choice of $7,500 worth of installed windows, kitchens or siding, compliments of Design By and The Window Shop. Second prize is $500 worth of hardware from the Window Shop. Note: you must be at the show between 1-3pm on Sunday, April 6th to win.</span></li> <li><strong style="line-height: 1.4;">Prize #2:</strong><span style="line-height: 1.4;"> Enter to win a pair of tickets for the Cavendish Beach Music Festival. Note: you must be at the show at 7pm on Saturday, April 5th to win.</span></li> <li><strong style="line-height: 1.4;">Prize #3:</strong><span style="line-height: 1.4;"> Enter to win $500 worth of kitchen hardware from Design By Dream Kitchens.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><br/>P</span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">LUS… help us fill the Design By Kitchen Shelves with food for the Joshua Group for an EXTRA chance to win kitchen hardware!</span></li> </ul></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>The King Cole Maritime Kitchen<br/></strong></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">S</span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">it down, relax and make yourself at home with a cup of King Cole tea! Browse our selection of Barbour’s tea, peanut and almond butters, spices, and more.</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>Seniors’ Appreciation Day – Special $4 admission on Friday afternoon<br/></strong></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">On Friday April 4th from 12-5pm, seniors pay only $4 admission. PLUS pick up a piece of cake, compliments of the Atlantic Superstore, as well as a free cloth bag filled with special offers (while supplies last).</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>Meet your favourite CBC personalities &amp; Kids' CBC characters<br/></strong></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Drop by the Kids' CBC booth on Saturday to meet Daniel Tiger and Super WHY! Plus, look for CBC Radio One’s Information Morning host, Hance Colburne, as well as Sarah Trainor. On Sunday, meet CBC News New Brunswick host, Harry Forestell, along with Rachel Cave and CBC's Gas Guru, Bob Jones.</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>CBC and Shred Guard helping to protect against personal identity theft<br/></strong></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Bring your personal documents to the Atlantic National Home Show on Sunday to have them shredded for free, and receive $2 off admission to the show.</span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"> </span></li> </ul><p><strong><br/>Show Hours:</strong></p> <p><strong>Friday, April 4</strong> – 12 noon - 9pm<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>Saturday, April 5</strong> – 10am - 8pm<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>Sunday, April 6</strong> – 10am - 4pm</span></p> <p><strong><br/>Show Admission:</strong><span style="line-height: 1.4;"> </span></p> <p>Adults - $8<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Seniors (65+) - $6<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Juniors (10-16) - $6<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Children under 10 - Free<br/>F</span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">amily Pass (2 adults, 2 juniors) - $20 (NEW!)</span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"> </span></p> <p><strong><br/>For full event details, visit <a href="http://masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/atlantic-national-home-show-2014/">www.AtlanticNationalHomeShow.ca</a></strong></p> <p><strong><br/>Media Inquiries:</strong></p> <p>Kate Stilwell, Communications &amp; Marketing Coordinator<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:kstilwell@mpltd.ca">kstilwell@mpltd.ca</a><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1-888-454-7469</span></p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 13:55:45 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/the-atlantic-national-home-show-returns-to-harbour-station-april-4-6-2014/ Irving Announces Major Investments in its Sawmills and InterSaw Offers Solutions http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/irving-announces-major-investments-in-its-sawmills-and-intersaw-offers-solutions/ <p><em>Montréal, QC</em> – The 2014 edition of <strong>InterSaw </strong>takes place <strong>September 26 and 27</strong> in Montreal’s internationally renowned <strong>Olympic Stadium</strong>. The show will attract sawmill owners, mill workers and other industry leaders from the sawmilling and secondary woodworking markets.</p> <p>InterSaw, which has been endorsed by <strong>Resolute Forest Products</strong>, as well as <strong>J.D. Irving, Limited</strong> (JDI), will be a site for networking, training and acquiring new technology for the mill industry. The timing for this event could not be better, with Irving’s recent announcement that it will invest <strong>$38 million in the modernization of its sawmills</strong>, including a new factory in Doaktown, NB, as well as a new production line at its plant in Chipman, NB.</p> <p>To date, show management is extremely pleased with the response to this market-driven event. The city of Montreal delivers an ideal location, as home to the corporate headquarters of many of Quebec’s large sawmills, which produce more than a quarter Canada’s lumber supply in more than 400 primary processing plants.</p> <p>Attendees will have the opportunity to compare their current equipment to the latest state-of-the-art, most technologically-advanced equipment on the market. The more than <strong>200,000 square feet of exhibit space</strong> means an extensive amount of equipment will be displayed, along with active product and machinery demonstrations. This allows for a unique hands-on aspect.</p> <p>InterSaw will be co-located at Olympic Stadium with <strong>Canada Woodworking East</strong>, a new show for secondary woodworkers in Quebec and Eastern Canada. Combined, the two shows are expected to attract some 250 exhibiting companies and over 5,000 tradeshow visitors. Tradeshow badges from either show will allow attendees to have admission to both events.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>For more information, please visit:<br/></strong><span style="line-height: 1.4;">InterSaw – <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><br/></span></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Canada Woodworking East – <a href="http://masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/canada-woodworking-east-2014/">www.CanadaWoodworkingEast.ca</a></span></p> <p><strong>Media Inquiries:</strong></p> <p>Shawn Murphy, Show Manager<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:smurphy@mpltd.ca">smurphy@mpltd.ca</a><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1-888-454-7469</span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"> </span></p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 14:13:09 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/irving-announces-major-investments-in-its-sawmills-and-intersaw-offers-solutions/ PEI’s Newest Woodworking Show Hits a Bull’s-eye! http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/pei-s-newest-woodworking-show-hits-a-bull-s-eye/ <p><em>Charlottetown, PE</em> – Woodworking enthusiasts from across PEI converged on the Eastlink Centre in Charlottetown last weekend, March 7-9, 2014, for the launch of a brand new woodworking show, <strong>Woodwork East</strong>.</p> <p>The inaugural edition of this new concept show, co-located with the PEI Provincial Home Show, saw thousands of woodworking hobbyists pack the aisles to check out equipment, tools, demonstrations, the Skills Canada PEI carpentry competition for Holland College students, and much more, including:</p> <ul><li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Art sculptures carved up by a Canadian electric chainsaw champion</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">A two-story ecological small-footprint home built and assembled right on-site</span></li> </ul><p><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><br/>Feedback from both exhibitors and visitors was overwhelmingly positive and the event’s success makes Show Management excited to plan and build on this for next year!</span></p> <p>Congratulations to the winner of our door prize,<strong> Beth Barrington</strong>, who won a swing set courtesy of JR’s Log Creations.</p> <p>Thank you to all of the exhibitors that made this event a resounding success and mark your calendars for March of 2015 and the second annual Woodwork East Show! Stay tuned to <a href="http://www.WoodworkEast.ca">www.WoodworkEast.ca</a> for details.</p> <p><strong><br/>Media Inquiries:</strong></p> <p>Kate Stilwell, Communications &amp; Marketing Coordinator<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:kstilwell@mpltd.ca">kstilwell@mpltd.ca</a><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1-888-454-7469</span></p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 09:12:38 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/pei-s-newest-woodworking-show-hits-a-bull-s-eye/ The NB Sportsmen’s Show Returns to Moncton March 28-30, 2014! http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/the-nb-sportsmen-s-show-returns-to-moncton-march-28-30-2014/ <p><em>Moncton, NB</em> – The NB Sportsmen’s Show returns to the Moncton Coliseum Complex March 28-30, 2014. As with previous editions, visitors can enjoy three great events – the <strong>NB Sportsmen’s Show</strong>, the <strong>Moncton Boat Show</strong> and the <strong>Dieppe Fly Fishing Forum </strong>– for one admission price!</p> <p>This year’s seminar schedule includes a range of topics from rod and line selection, to taking perfect fishing photos, to casting for beginners. There will be 24 total sessions throughout the three days, including those on stage, those in the fly casting aisle in the main arena, as well as retriever demos at the Moncton Retriever Club booth. <a href="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/nb-sportsmen-show-2014/seminars/v">Full seminar information is available here</a>.</p> <p>Additional features for the 2014 NB Sportsmen’s Show include:</p> <ul><li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">The<strong> 11th annual Dieppe Fly Fishing Forum</strong> will draw fly fishers from all over the Maritimes to discuss and offer up tips in the fly casting aisle. This year includes a new and bigger fly casting aisle with pro-caster Steve Smith available close to exhibitors. For additional details, visit <a href="http://www.flyfishingforum.ca" target="_blank">www.flyfishingforum.ca</a>.</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Be sure to stop by the <strong>Elite</strong> booth to take the <strong>Shootability Challenge</strong> and try the <strong>world’s most shootable bow!</strong></span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">The<strong> New Brunswick Big Game Club </strong>wants to SEE YOUR RACK! Get scored at the NB Big Game Club booth, plus incredible mounts on display. Let's see what you have – could be one for the record books!</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">The <strong>2014 International Fly Fishing Film Festival</strong> will be presented on Friday night at the Moncton Coliseum, starting at 6 PM. Admission for the movie is $8 per person, payable at the door.</span></li> </ul><p><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><br/>Door prizes for this year’s show include a Hatsen Firearm, courtesy of <strong>Better Buy Sports</strong>; plus, win big from <strong>Triple X Knives!</strong></span></p> <p>Thank you to our generous sponsors: <strong>Taylor Ford Lincoln</strong>, our official truck sponsor this year; and <strong>Action Car and Truck Accessories</strong>, sponsor of our visitor courtesy bags; as well as our media partners <strong>C103</strong> and <strong>XL-96 Radio</strong>.</p> <p><strong style="line-height: 1.4;"><br/>SHOW HOURS:</strong></p> <p>Friday, March 28 <br/>Noon - 9pm</p> <p>Saturday, March 29 <br/>10am - 6pm</p> <p>Sunday, March 30 <br/>10am - 5pm</p> <p><br/><strong>ADMISSION:</strong></p> <p>Adults - $10<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Seniors (65+) - $8<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Juniors (10-16) - $8<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Family Pass (2 adults, 2 juniors) - $25<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Weekend Pass - $15 (non-transferrable)</span></p> <p><a href="https://secure.masterpromotions.ca/coupons/nbss/">Click here for a $1 off coupon to save on your admission!</a></p> <p>For complete details, visit <a href="http://masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/nb-sportsmen-show-2014/">www.NBSportsmenShow.ca</a></p> <p><strong><br/>Media Inquiries:</strong></p> <p>Kate Stilwell, Communications &amp; Marketing Coordinator<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:kstilwell@mpltd.ca">kstilwell@mpltd.ca</a><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1-888-454-7469</span></p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 13:56:19 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/the-nb-sportsmen-s-show-returns-to-moncton-march-28-30-2014/ Fredericton Home Show Kicks Off 2014 Building and Renovation Season http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/fredericton-home-show-kicks-off-2014-building-and-renovation-season/ <p><em>Fredericton, NB</em> – The Capital Region’s official kick off to the building and renovation season will take place <strong>March 28-30, 2014</strong>, as the Fredericton Home Show returns to the Fredericton Exhibition Grounds!</p> <p>The 2014 edition of the Fredericton Home Show is presented by <strong>Capital FM</strong> and welcomes nearly 250 booths and 150 exhibitors, including the leaders of the region’s homebuilding, renovation and related industries. Exhibitor categories for this year include lawn care, green energy and products, home inspection services, water treatment, real estate, flooring, stoves and fireplaces, renovations, painting, home décor and so much more!</p> <p>2014 marks the 32nd edition of the Fredericton Home Show, and features this year include:</p> <ul><li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>Two chances to win from RD Pond and Toro</strong> – the grand prize draw will take place Sunday at 3 pm and includes a Toro 30” lawn mower valued at more than $1,000, plus if the winner is present, he or she will also win a winter snow thrower valued at $700!</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>Get Fired Up</strong> – enter to win a Windmill Outdoor Fire Pit (retail value $700) to improve your outdoor space courtesy of Shaw Brick. </span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>The King Cole Maritime Kitchen</strong> – sit down, relax and make yourself at home with a cup of King Cole tea! Browse our selection of tea, peanut and almond butters, spices, and more. </span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Plus, enjoy complimentary cake with your King Cole tea on Saturday from 5-8 pm, courtesy of the Smythe Street Atlantic Superstore!</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>Wheels with Meals for the Fredericton Food Bank</strong> – Jim Gilbert's Wheels &amp; Deals, "Canada's Huggable Car Dealer" will be at the show all weekend. Bring a non-perishable food item to the show and receive an extra ballot to win show door prizes!</span></li> </ul><p><br/>Thank you to our bag sponsor, <strong>Pioneer Fuels</strong>, and our media partner, <strong>Capital FM 106.9</strong>. We would also like to thank our partner, the <strong>Epsilon Y's Men's Club</strong>. The Fredericton Home Show was first held in 1982 and was organized by Epsilon Club Members. It served to bring businesses together to exhibit and talk with the many interested shoppers who attended. The funds raised through these shows enabled the Epsilon Club to support more worthy causes, such as establishing annual scholarships that are awarded to high school graduates. Since the club’s inception more than 55 years ago, more than $1 million has been distributed.</p> <p><strong>Show Hours:</strong></p> <p><strong>Friday March 28, 2014</strong> – 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>Saturday March 29, 2014</strong> – 10:00 am - 8:00 pm<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>Sunday March 30, 2014</strong> – 11:00 am - 4:00 pm</span></p> <p><strong>Show Admission:</strong></p> <p>Adults - $6<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Seniors (65+) - $4<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Juniors (10-16) - $4<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Children under 10 - Free</span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"> </span></p> <p><br/>For full event details, visit <a href="http://http://masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/fredericton-home-show-2014/">www.FrederictonHomeShow.ca</a>.</p> <p><strong><br/>Media Inquiries:</strong><span style="line-height: 1.4;"> </span></p> <p>Kate Stilwell, Communications &amp; Marketing Coordinator<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:kstilwell@mpltd.ca">kstilwell@mpltd.ca</a><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1-888-454-7469</span></p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 09:50:12 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/fredericton-home-show-kicks-off-2014-building-and-renovation-season/ 30th Edition of the PEI Provincial Home Show is a Home Run! http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/30th-edition-of-the-pei-provincial-home-show-is-a-home-run/ <p><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><em>Charlottetown, PE</em> – With reports of brisk attendance throughout the three days of the show, the 2014 edition of the <strong>PEI Provincial Home Show </strong>– held this past Friday through Sunday, March 7-9, 2014 at the Eastlink Centre in Charlottetown – was a success!</span></p> <p>2014 marked the show’s <strong>30th anniversary</strong>, and producers of the PEI Home Show, Master Promotions Ltd., would like to thank all exhibitors and visitors for their involvement in making this year’s event one of the best ever.</p> <p>“We started this show at the Parkdale Sportsplex 30 years ago, with 100 booths in one arena,” said <strong>Show Manager Brian McKiel</strong>. “Today at the Eastlink Centre we have well over 350 booths and it is such a good feeling to have built such strong relationships with so many great customers who service the province of PEI. I look forward to another 30 years of working with them!”</p> <p>Attendance was significantly up over last year with more than<strong> 13,000 visitors</strong>, who, at times, were hard-pressed to find a parking spot! Exhibitors met with serious customers and attained robust sales along with many solid leads to follow up on in the coming months. As always, building and renovation products were a huge hit, and other hot sellers this year were pools and spas, as Islanders look forward to a beautiful summer!</p> <p>“There is no other way to expose a business to so many people at one time,” said <strong>Mike James, Metro Building Supplies</strong>. “We get some good business and we’re meeting and greeting people. It’s worth the effort to come out. You meet people face-to-face that you wouldn’t necessarily see in your store.’’</p> <p><strong>Eustace Reeves</strong> has been manning the Reeves Water Treatment Systems booth for the past 29 years. <span style="line-height: 1.4;">“Results,’’ he replied when asked why he keeps coming back to the show every year. “This is the best show on the Island and has been for years. It’s promoted well and it is done professionally.’’</span></p> <p>Home Show features were well-attended, including the King Cole Maritime Kitchen and the Dairy Farmers of Canada “All You Need is Cheese” seminars, and visitors flocked to see and interact with the CBC hosts and CBCKids characters.</p> <p>Congratulations to our door prize winners:</p> <ul><li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>Gloria McNeill</strong> of Kensington, PE, who won a $1,500 gift card from Island Grown Sod &amp; Landscaping.</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>Chad Redmond</strong> of Mount Stewart, PE, who won a Windmill Fire Pit Kit from Shaw Brick (retail value $700) as part of the Re/Max Curbalicious promotion.</span></li> </ul><p><br/>In addition to the success of the PEI Provincial Home Show, the brand new <strong>Woodwork East Show</strong>, co-located with the Home Show, was well received and Mother Nature cooperated with great weather! Thousands of woodworking hobbyists came to the show to see equipment, demonstrations, the Skills Canada competition for Holland College students, and so much more.</p> <p>We now look forward to 2015 and the next edition of the PEI Provincial Home Show. Watch <a href="http://www.PEIHomeShow.ca" target="_blank">www.PEIHomeShow.ca</a> for details!</p> <p><strong>Media Inquiries:</strong></p> <p>Kate Stilwell, Communications &amp; Marketing Coordinator<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:kstilwell@mpltd.ca">kstilwell@mpltd.ca</a><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1-888-454-7469</span></p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 08:32:29 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/30th-edition-of-the-pei-provincial-home-show-is-a-home-run/ Enthusiasts Prepare for Boating Season with the 2014 Moncton Boat Show http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/enthusiasts-prepare-for-boating-season-with-the-2014-moncton-boat-show/ <p><em>Moncton, NB</em> – Boating enthusiasts from across the province and beyond will be dropping anchor at the Moncton Coliseum Complex for this year’s edition of the Moncton Boat Show, taking place March 28-30, 2014.</p> <p>This is New Brunswick’s largest boat show and will bring together dealers from NB, NS and PEI, all in one place at one time. Boats ranging in size from 6’ to 30’+ will be on display – including cruisers, bowriders, pontoon boats, fishing boats, runabouts, inflatables, RIBS, and personal watercraft. Exhibits will also include marine equipment; diesel, gas, outboard and inboard engines; marine electronics and accessories; and docks and dock builders.</p> <p>The 2014 edition of the Moncton Boat Show will include these great features:</p> <ul><li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Enjoy three great events for the price of one! A single admission will grant visitors access to the Moncton Boat Show, the New Brunswick Sportsmen’s Show, and the Dieppe Fly Fishing Forum! Visit <a href="http://http://masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/nb-sportsmen-show-2014/">www.NBSportsmenShow.ca</a> for details.</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Porsche of Halifax is the official vehicle of the Moncton Boat Show – check out the Porsche of Halifax feature at the show.</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Enter to win a $500 gift card from Action Car and Truck Accessories</span></li> </ul><p> </p> <p><img class="leftAlone" src="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/assets/Uploads/MBS2014/_resampled/resizedimage20029-DB-Logo-horizontal.jpg" width="200" height="29" alt="" title=""/></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Plus, drop by the Discover Boating Booth for some great info for those new to boating… find out why life is better with a boat!</span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong><br/>Show Hours:</strong></span></p> <p>Friday, March 28<br/>Noon - 9pm</p> <p>Saturday, March 29<br/>10am - 6pm</p> <p>Sunday, March 30 <br/>10am - 5pm</p> <p><strong><br/>Admission:</strong></p> <p>Adults - $10</p> <p>Seniors (65+) - $8</p> <p>Juniors (10-16) - $8</p> <p>Family Pass (2 adults, 2 juniors) - $25</p> <p>Weekend Pass - $15 (non-transferrable)</p> <p><strong><br/>For more information, visit <a href="http://masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/moncton-boat-show-2014/">www.MonctonBoatShow.ca</a>.</strong></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong><br/>Media Inquiries:</strong></span></p> <p>Kate Stilwell, Communications &amp; Marketing Coordinator<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:kstilwell@mpltd.ca">kstilwell@mpltd.ca</a><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1-888-454-7469</span></p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 12:46:29 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/enthusiasts-prepare-for-boating-season-with-the-2014-moncton-boat-show/ BC Boat & Sportsmen’s Show and BC Hunting Show Enjoy Another Fantastic Edition, Increased Numbers Over Last Year http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/bc-boat-and-sportsmen-s-show-and-bc-hunting-show-enjoy-another-fantastic-edition-increased-numbers-over-last-year/ <p><em>Abbotsford, BC</em> – The 2014 edition of the BC Boat &amp; Sportsmen’s Show and BC Hunting Show saw <strong>record-high attendance</strong> and <strong>very well-attended seminars</strong>, making it another successful year for these two long-standing shows. The shows took place this past Friday to Sunday, March 7-9, at TRADEX in Abbotsford.</p> <p>The BC Boat &amp; Sportsmen’s Show celebrated its 23rd anniversary; while the BC Hunting Show had its 11th edition. Between the two shows, the combined total of visitors for 2014 was just over <strong>34,600</strong> – an increase of approximately <strong>3% over last year</strong>.</p> <p>“The BC Boat &amp; Sportsmen’s Show/BC Hunting Show is like a candy store for sportsmen and sportswomen enthusiasts – all under one roof!” said <strong>Show Manager Les Trendall</strong>. “The buzz in the aisles was that our guests could hardly wait to use the products and services they purchased at the show!”</p> <p>More than <strong>275 exhibitors and seminars</strong> were showcased, and visitors were impressed with the tremendous displays of boating, fishing and hunting supplies. Exhibitors remarked on this increase in traffic, along with the fact that the audience was there to shop. Reports of brisk sales and solid leads abounded:</p> <p>“This is the third year that the BC Camping &amp; RVing Coalition has exhibited,” said<strong> Anne Philley, BC Lodging &amp; Campgrounds Association</strong>. “The show is a tremendous success for us as we distribute over 5,000 camping packages to attendees. With record-breaking attendance each year, we always look forward to participating in the next show.”</p> <p>“The show was very busy – it seems to grow in numbers every year,” said <strong>Victor Camele, Italian Sporting Good Ltd.</strong> “I noticed people spent more money this year; I definitely had more buyers, which was nice. Overall I think the show was very well promoted.”</p> <p>“I'll be back next year for sure!” said <strong>Dean Meikle, Swabbies</strong>. “The show itself was well advertised and the event staff were great.”</p> <p>“As first time exhibitors, we were pleasantly surprised at the high attendance levels,” said <strong>Josh Littler, Artisan Custom Log Homes</strong>. “Our log home booth stayed consistently busy throughout the weekend with a number of very promising leads and we plan to return to the show next year.”</p> <p>“We experienced very good retail this year; better than previous years – our phone has been ringing since right after the show,” said <strong>Brendan Keys, GA Checkpoint</strong>. “There was great traffic flow, right up to the last hour. The seminars were excellent this year and really helped keep people in the building.”</p> <p>The 2014 seminar series included more than <strong>50 seminars</strong> on the Rapala Pro-Fishing, 2014 Pro-Hunting and Toyota Trucks World of Fly Casting Stages, which were entertaining, informative, and well-attended. A particular highlight of the weekend was the legendary <strong>Wayne Carlton</strong> (Montrose, CO), who presented “Game Calling at its Best”.</p> <p>Congratulations to <strong>Justin Desnoyers</strong> of Surrey, BC, our grand prize winner. Justin won a 2014 Sea-doo Spark, generously provided by Greater Vancouver Powersports &amp; BRP!</p> <p>We also congratulate:</p> <ul><li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>Jason Pearson</strong> of Male Ridge, BC, winner of a Stoney Creek Fishing Adventure on Douglas Lake Ranch;</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>Anna Larsen</strong> of Langley, BC, winner of an Osoyoos Weekend Adventure at NK'MIP RV Resort;</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>Seth Nussbaum</strong> of Chilliwack, BC, winner of a Vancouver Island Getaway, courtesy of Camping &amp; RV BC;</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>Michael Dubeau</strong> of Langley, BC, winner of the Gold Panning with Yukon Dan prize; and</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>Pete Peters</strong> of Chilliwack, BC; <strong>William Dunn</strong> of Chilliwack, BC; <strong>Jonathan Kick</strong> of Delta, BC; and <strong>Cathy Gordy</strong> of Prince George, BC; winners of Chylan Outdoor Survival Packs.</span></li> </ul><p><br/>Stay tuned to <a title="www.BCBoatandSportsmenShow.ca" href="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/">www.BCBoatandSportsmenShow.ca</a> for details on the <strong>March 6-8, 2015</strong> edition of the BC Boat &amp; Sportsmen’s Show and the BC Hunting Show.</p> <p><strong>Media Inquiries:</strong></p> <p><a href="mailto:kstilwell@mpltd.ca">Kate Stilwell</a>, Communications &amp; Marketing Coordinator or<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:ltrendall@mpltd.ca">Les Trendall</a>, Show Manager<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1-888-454-7469</span></p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 12:56:13 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/bc-boat-and-sportsmen-s-show-and-bc-hunting-show-enjoy-another-fantastic-edition-increased-numbers-over-last-year/ The Nova Scotia Spring Ideal Home Show Welcomes HGTV Star Damon Bennett! http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/the-nova-scotia-spring-ideal-home-show-welcomes-hgtv-star-damon-bennett/ <p><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><em>Halifax, NS</em> – Fans of the HGTV network will no doubt recognize the name <strong>Damon Bennett</strong>, a lead hand and crew supervisor who’s appeared on the Mike Holmes’s television shows for the past decade.</span></p> <p>Bennett – an Ottawa native and star on <strong><em>Holmes on Homes</em></strong>; <strong><em>Holmes in New Orleans</em></strong>; <strong><em>Holmes Inspection</em></strong>; and, most recently, <strong><em>Holmes Makes it Right</em></strong> – will appear at the <strong>2014 Nova Scotia Spring Ideal Home Show, taking place March 28-30 at Exhibition Park</strong>.</p> <p>“I am really looking forward to coming to the Ideal Home Show,” said Bennett. “I love talking to homeowners across the country and this will be my first appearance in Halifax. Come and see me March 29th and 30th, and tweet <strong>@damonbennett_</strong> if you are attending!”</p> <p>Bennett will present two seminars on Saturday, March 29 and Sunday, March 30: <strong>Reno 101 </strong>(covering some of the DOs and DON’Ts of home renovation) and <strong>Protecting Your Home</strong> (covering home inspection tips and what to do about mold). The sessions will also include a question and answer period. Consult <a href="http://www.springideal.ca">www.springideal.ca</a> for exact times.</p> <p>“We are delighted to be hosting a contractor of Damon’s caliber. His experience and expert advice are invaluable tools for anyone planning a renovation this year,” said Bev Campbell, Show Manager, Ideal Home Show Series. “His work on the Holmes Makes it Right series has brought him a high profile in the home building and renovation industries, but make no mistake… Damon is an experienced contractor in his own right. We are proud to be offering these presentations as an added value for our guests this year!”</p> <p>The Nova Scotia Spring Ideal Home Show is the region’s largest and longest running home show. Sponsored by RE/MAX, it runs Friday, March 28 from 10am to 9pm; Saturday, March 29 from 10am to 6pm; and Sunday, March 30 from 10am to 5pm.</p> <p><a href="https://secure.masterpromotions.ca/coupons/SpringIdeal/" target="_blank">Click here for a $1 off coupon on your admission</a>, and visit <a href="http://www.SpringIdeal.ca">www.SpringIdeal.ca</a> for full show details!</p> <p><br/><strong>Media Inquiries:</strong></p> <p>Kate Stilwell, Communications &amp; Marketing Coordinator<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">aster Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:kstilwell@mpltd.ca">kstilwell@mpltd.ca</a><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1-888-454-7469</span></p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 10:51:16 -0400 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/the-nova-scotia-spring-ideal-home-show-welcomes-hgtv-star-damon-bennett/ BC’s Largest Boating, Fishing, Hunting and Sportsmen’s Show Opens This Friday! http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/bc-s-largest-boating-fishing-hunting-and-sportsmen-s-show-opens-this-friday/ <p><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><em>Abbotsford, BC</em> – The <strong>BC Boating &amp; Sportsmen’s Show</strong> and <strong>BC Hunting Show </strong>return to TRADEX this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, <strong>March 7-9, 2014</strong>. Together these shows represent more than 250 exhibitors and seminars offering a wide variety of fishing, boating, camping, hunting and outdoor products and services. For fishing, boating and hunting, get ready to be blown away!</span></p> <p>The <strong>official show guide</strong> for the 23rd annual BC Boat &amp; Sportsmen's Show and the 11th annual BC Hunting Show is now available online; <a href="http://http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001QOv5xN3BPntRNPHEFT36NtA7-_xglWyAHEwgFCqAJGde5Pu_BYSTjA_gccQHhcgCNxntJFD3YK3uuGKyTKbbFjX2PEoV0yPF5wH5ic5f25SmUg6WBCjBmYDhEfuCetlm0XXSdcoaygm1vxh-6qJMn5X7CmClmpR7yL5H6OiInyYy6UJaMeG_cALh0RESaWYNkeuRe20yGJ1MMOCfaScyjqlW8DobpeJ-TlHKAvIGJVNpfaxldHgzrJuQaV6Ief0zg9Rmdphwgh_WTP68QtrBBqCAO0E_I3eK3feYiuLpBuH_zjtaNeSJVXY0d_KatYPDFHro3nvl_J8PYIBo3k32wQ==" target="_blank">click here</a> to browse through it.</p> <p>For 2014, we are offering a <strong>full schedule of seminars</strong> – with more than 50 sessions held throughout the weekend on the Rapala Pro-Fishing Stage, the PRO Hunting Stage (North Hall B), and the Toyota Trucks World of Fly Casting. Special guests include <strong>Hunting Pro Wayne Carlton</strong> and <strong>Fishing Pro Phil Rowley</strong>. You can review the complete schedule <a href="http://masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/bc-boat-and-sportsmen-s-show-bc-hunting-show-2014/seminar-schedule/v" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> <p>In addition to a wide range of features – including fly-tying lessons, the Western Canada Wild Elk Calling Championships, gun dog demos and a kids’ fishing pond – we’ll also be giving away <strong>more than $12,000 in prizes</strong>, including a 2014 Sea-doo Spark, generously provided by Greater Vancouver Powersports &amp; BRP!</p> <p>The <strong>Fly Fishing Film Tour</strong> will return this year with Long Live the King – a story of hope and resurgence for Alaska’s great King Salmon fishery.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>For all the exciting details and to purchase your ticket online,<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">visit <a href="http://www.BCBoatandSportsmenShow.ca" target="_blank">www.BCBoatandSportsmenShow.ca</a>.</span></strong></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong/><strong style="line-height: 1.4;"><br/>SHOW HOURS:</strong></p> <p><strong>Friday, March 7, 2014</strong> - Noon – 9pm</p> <p><strong>Saturday, March 8, 2014</strong> - 9 am – 6pm</p> <p><strong>Sunday, March 9</strong>, 2014 -10am – 5pm</p> <p> <span style="line-height: 1.4;"> </span></p> <p><strong>Media Inquiries:</strong></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:LTrendall@mpltd.ca">Les Trendall</a>, Show Manager OR<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:MPellerine@mpltd.ca">Moira Pellerine</a>, Marketing and Operations Manager<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">(604) 864-6800</span></p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 14:05:29 -0400 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/bc-s-largest-boating-fishing-hunting-and-sportsmen-s-show-opens-this-friday/ Canada’s Largest Furniture Producing Province Welcomes Canada Woodworking East http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/canada-s-largest-furniture-producing-province-welcomes-canada-woodworking-east/ <p><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><em>Montréal, QC</em> – Canada Woodworking East is the <strong>only show focused on Canada’s French and Bilingual secondary wood marketplace</strong>. Taking place <strong>September 26 and 27, 2014</strong> in Montreal’s internationally renowned <strong>Olympic Stadium</strong>, this unique event will welcome a wide spectrum of secondary woodworkers from Quebec and across Eastern Canada.</span></p> <p>Show management is pleased at the response to this market driven event. It is being very well received by the key players, gaining interest from industry associations, exhibitors, and visitors alike, all eager to find the best products, services, partnerships and solutions for their industry. <strong>Over 200,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space</strong> will attract Commercial and Residential Cabinet Manufacturers and Installers, Commercial and Home Furniture Manufacturers, Architectural Woodworkers, as well as Millwork, Molding, Door, Windows and Stair Manufacturers, and the list goes on.</p> <p><strong>Endorsed by the Architectural Woodwork Manufacturers Association of Canada – Quebec Chapter</strong> (AWMAC-Quebec), Canada Woodworking East will be the venue for secondary woodworkers to meet face to face with manufacturers and distributors of the machinery, hardware and accessories needed for their shops to run at maximum capacity and profitably every day. It’s been over five years since secondary woodworkers in the Quebec market have had a bilingual show in their own market, and the timing for this event could not be better.</p> <p>Canada Woodworking East will be <strong>co-located at Olympic Stadium with InterSaw</strong> – the international sawmilling expo, endorsed by J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) and Resolute Forest Products. Combined, the two shows are expected to attract some 250 exhibiting companies and over 5,000 tradeshow visitors. Tradeshow badges from either show will allow attendees to have admission to both events.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>For more information, please visit:<br/></strong><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Canada Woodworking East – <a href="http://www.CanadaWoodworkingEast.ca" target="_blank">www.CanadaWoodworkingEast.ca</a></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><br/>InterSaw – <a href="http://www.InterSawScie.ca" target="_blank">www.InterSawScie.ca</a></span></p> <p><strong>Media Inquiries:</strong></p> <p>Mike Neeb, Show Manager<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:mneeb@mpltd.ca">mneeb@mpltd.ca</a><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1-888-454-7469</span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"> </span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.4;"> <hr/></span></p> <h4>La plus grande province productrice de meubles au Canada présente le salon Bois ouvré de l’est du Canada</h4> <p><em>Montréal, QC</em> – Le salon Bois ouvré de l’est du Canada est la <strong>seule exposition bilingue axée sur le marché de la transformation secondaire du bois au Canada</strong>. Cet événement unique, qui aura lieu les <strong>26 et 27 septembre 2014</strong> au réputé <strong>Stade olympique de Montréal</strong>, accueillera une vaste gamme de travailleurs du bois du Québec et de l’est du Canada.</p> <p>Les gestionnaires de l’exposition sont heureux de la réaction que suscite cet événement centré sur le marché. Il est très bien reçu par les acteurs majeurs du secteur, soulève de plus en plus d’intérêt des associations industrielles, des exposants et des visiteurs, tous impatients de trouver les meilleurs produits, services, partenariats et solutions pour leur industrie. <strong>Un espace d’exposition de plus de 200 000 pieds carrés</strong> attirera les fabricants et installateurs d’armoires commerciales et résidentielles, les fabricants de meubles commerciaux et résidentiels, les menuisiers architecturaux, les fabricants de menuiserie préfabriquée, de moulures, de portes et fenêtres et d’escaliers, et bien d’autres.</p> <p><strong>Appuyé par la Section Québec de l’Association des manufacturiers de menuiserie architecturale du Canada</strong> (AWMAC-Québec), le salon Bois ouvré de l’est du Canada sera l’endroit par excellence pour rencontrer directement les fabricants et distributeurs de la machinerie, du matériel et des accessoires nécessaires pour assurer chaque jour la pleine capacité et la rentabilité des opérations. Il y a plus de cinq ans qu’il n’y a pas eu d’exposition bilingue pour le secteur québécois de la transformation secondaire du bois et le moment ne pouvait être mieux choisi pour la tenue de cet événement.</p> <p>Le salon Bois ouvré de l’est du Canada aura lieu <strong>au Stade olympique conjointement avec InterScie</strong> – l’exposition internationale de sciage appuyée par J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) et Produits forestiers Résolu. Combinés, ces deux événements devraient attirer quelque 250 exposants et plus de 5000 visiteurs. Le laissez-passer de chaque exposition donnera accès aux deux événements.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Pour plus d’information :<br/></strong><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Bois ouvré de l’est du Canada – <a href="http://www.CanadaWoodworkingEast.ca" target="_blank">www.CanadaWoodworkingEast.ca</a><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">InterScie – <a href="http://www.InterSawScie.ca" target="_blank">www.InterSawScie.ca</a></span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Demandes de la part des médias :</strong></p> <p>Mike Neeb, directeur d’exposition<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:mneeb@mpltd.ca">mneeb@mpltd.ca</a><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1-888-454-7469</span></p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 14:46:23 -0400 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/canada-s-largest-furniture-producing-province-welcomes-canada-woodworking-east/ 2014 Edition of Moncton RV Show Saw Modest Increase in Attendance, $1.5 Million in Inventory Sold http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/2014-edition-of-moncton-rv-show-saw-modest-increase-in-attendance-1-5-million-in-inventory-sold/ <p><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><em>Moncton, NB</em> – Held the last weekend in February, the 2014 edition of the Moncton RV Show resulted in pleased visitors and dealers alike.</span></p> <p>Show attendance for 2014 was up a modest <strong>2%</strong> over 2013 numbers. Exhibitors reported sales in excess of <strong>$1.5 million</strong>, with solid leads to follow up on over the next few months.</p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Congratulations to this year’s winner of the TEN GRAND in YOUR HAND promotion: <strong>Luc &amp; Suzanne LeBlanc</strong> from Hardwicke, NB. Luc and Suzanne purchased a 2014 Koala travel trailer from <strong>Rae’s Trailer &amp; Sports Centre</strong>, Miramichi.</span></p> <p>Congratulations also goes to <strong>Suzanne Sonier</strong> from Dieppe, NB, who won a $500 gift card from <strong>Action Car and Truck Accessories</strong>; as well as <strong>Monte Allaby</strong> from Douglas, NB, who won a one-week getaway courtesy of <strong>Prince Edward Island Parks</strong>.</p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>Moncton RV Center</strong> captured gold in the <strong>Best Dealer Booth</strong> competition with their Canadian Olympic Hockey theme:</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><img class="center" src="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/assets/Uploads/MRV2014/_resampled/resizedimage400300-DSC02020_2.JPG" width="400" height="300" alt="" title=""/><br/></span></p> <p>This year’s special features were a huge hit and extremely well-attended, including Saturday’s <strong>Bluegrass Special</strong>, a festival presented by the <strong>Downeast Bluegrass &amp; Oldtime Music Society</strong>; and the <strong>Girl Guides of Canada Kids Campground Corner</strong>. Thanks to all who came out!</p> <p>The continued success of the Moncton RV Show would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors: <strong>Action Car and Truck Accessories</strong>, <strong>RV Insure</strong>, and our media partner, <strong>XL-96 Radio</strong>.</p> <p>Watch for details on next year’s edition at <a href="http://www.MonctonRVShow.ca" target="_blank">www.MonctonRVShow.ca</a>.</p> <p><strong>Media Inquiries:</strong></p> <p>Kate Stilwell, Communications &amp; Marketing Coordinator<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/><a href="mailto:kstilwell@mpltd.ca">kstilwell@mpltd.ca</a><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1-888-454-7469</span></p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 15:16:17 -0400 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/2014-edition-of-moncton-rv-show-saw-modest-increase-in-attendance-1-5-million-in-inventory-sold/ Chart a Course for the 2014 North Atlantic Fish & Workboat Show http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/chart-a-course-for-the-2014-north-atlantic-fish-and-workboat-show/ <p><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><em>St. John’s, NL</em> – Catering to those who work on or around the water, the <strong>North Atlantic Fish &amp; Workboat Show</strong> returns to the Mile One Centre in St. John’s, <strong>November 28-29, 2014</strong>.</span></p> <p>This year marks the fourth edition of this biennial event and promises to be very exciting! If the success of the 2014 Fish Canada Workboat Canada show held in Moncton, NB in late January is any indication, <strong>thousands of key buyers from across the region</strong> will be sure to be in attendance.</p> <p>As with past editions, this <strong>all-encompassing commercial marine event</strong> will offer everything for today’s commercial fishermen and all those who make their living on the water:</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Commercial Fisheries Products + Boats, Equipment, and Services for…</strong></p> <table style="width: 100%;" border="0" align="center"><tbody><tr valign="top"><td width="50%"> <ul><li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Onboard and onshore fishing &amp; harvesting equipment</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Fish processing and transportation</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Vessel design and construction</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Boats</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Electronics</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Hardware</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Engines and propulsion systems</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">The latest equipment and products required by the many successful aquaculture firms around the region</span></li> </ul><p> </p> </td> <td> <ul><li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Offshore service vessels</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Law enforcement boats </span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Ferries</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Fire and rescue boats</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Tour and dive boats</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Barges, tugs and towing equipment</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Shipyards and commercial boat builders</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Port authorities</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Military vessels &amp; equipment</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Research vessels</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Port operations &amp; pilot boats</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Supply boats</span></li> </ul></td> </tr></tbody></table><p>As well as many other industry specific products for these industries!</p> <p>The <strong>Navigator </strong>magazine is pleased to once again partner with Master Promotions Ltd. to present this important industry event. Based in Newfoundland, the Navigator is Canada's largest fisheries magazine, covering commercial fisheries news from across the Atlantic Canadian provinces.</p> <p>As part of the North Atlantic Fish &amp; Workboat Show, deserving individuals will be inducted into the <strong>Atlantic Canada Marine Industries Hall of Fame</strong>. This special recognition formally acknowledges some of the many people who have made valuable contributions to all sectors of the marine industry in Atlantic Canada.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>For all the latest details on this exciting event, please visit:</em> <br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="http://www.NAFISH.ca" target="_blank">www.NAFISH.ca</a></span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>Media Inquiries:</strong></span></p> <p>Shawn Murphy, Show Manager<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1-888-454-7469<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:smurphy@mpltd.ca">smurphy@mpltd.ca</a></span></p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 15:09:02 -0400 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/chart-a-course-for-the-2014-north-atlantic-fish-and-workboat-show/ Halifax International Boat Show Builds Excitement for Upcoming Boating Season http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/halifax-international-boat-show-builds-excitement-for-upcoming-boating-season/ <p><em>Halifax, NS</em> – With a range of well-received features including a live mermaid and a series of topical seminars, the 2014 edition of the Halifax International Boat Show was a winner!</p> <p>Reports from many dealers indicate that sales at the show were excellent:</p> <p>“We are thrilled to have sold our Beneteau 34 at the show and are working on numerous quotes with other qualified buyers,” said <strong>John Roy of Ocean Yacht Sales Ltd.</strong>, a long-time exhibitor at the Boat Show. “With 100 local brokerage boats in our stable, our pre-owned activity was awesome. The offers are rolling in and new listings are brisk,” he added.</p> <p>“As a first time exhibitor of Avalon Pontoon Boats we were extremely impressed with the quality of the show,” said <strong>Brian Hubley of Hubley Auto, Marine &amp; RV</strong>. “The sales and prospects surpassed our expectations, show staff were great to deal with, and we are looking forward to next year!”</p> <p>"This year’s show saw four days of nice weather, combined with good attendance at the show,” said <strong>Angus Buchanan of North Sails Atlantic Ltd.</strong> “With a wide range of products on display and the spring-like weather on the weekend, people were very upbeat and looking forward to getting back on the water as soon as possible. On Monday morning I spoke to a few of the dealers who conveyed that the show will produce some good sales numbers and that they were very pleased.”</p> <p>Similar sentiments were echoed by <strong>Wayne Hoskin of Schooner Cove Marine</strong>: “The show was a tremendous start to the 2014 boating season for us and we thank all of our existing customers along with the new customers that we met at the show.” as well as <strong>David Trott of Seamasters Services Ltd.</strong>: “We were very happy with the outcome of the 2014 Halifax International Boat Show. It was a busy and successful weekend for our company and a great kick off to the 2014 boating season!”</p> <p><strong>Patricia Nelder, Executive Director with Atlantic Marine Trades Association</strong>, owner of the Halifax International Boat Show, remarked that once again the recreational marine industry of Atlantic Canada transformed Exhibition Park into a welcoming environment for boaters and folks who want to be boaters. “It was great to see long term exhibitors and new exhibitors welcoming the crowds and managing to watch the Canadian Olympic hockey teams at the same time!” she added.</p> <p>Congratulations to <strong>Carlton Lunn </strong>of Marion Bridge, Cape Breton, winner of a $19,000 prize package including a Glastron GTX 160 fiberglass bow-rider boat, a Mercury 60 horsepower ELPT four stroke motor an a custom-matched Glastron trailer, all courtesy of our generous door prize sponsor, <strong>Iron Wind!</strong></p> <p>“We were very excited about being the major door prize sponsor and giving away a sporty Glastron boat package,” said <strong>Kathryn Newwell of Iron Wind</strong>. “The Halifax International Boat Show has provided a strong start to the boating season and we are looking forward to having fun on the water!”</p> <p>A huge thank you goes to our media partner for the Halifax International Boat Show, <strong>Q104</strong>. The team from the radio station did a great job promoting the show and doing live broadcasts onsite! We also thank our sponsors <strong>Discover Boating</strong>; <strong>Action Car and Truck Accessories</strong>; and our stage sponsor <strong>Carroll Bridgewater Honda Power House</strong>.</p> <p>Congratulations to the winners of our second annual <strong>Facebook Photo Contest</strong>, where entrants could submit photos via the Halifax International Boat Show Facebook page and fans could vote for their top choices. Thanks to everyone who submitted photographs for the contest! A panel of judges made the ultimate decision on the winning entries, which included:</p> <p> </p><ul><li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">First place: <strong>Christian O'Neill</strong>, with a photo of his pups. Christian won a Jensen Boat Stereo.</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Second place: <strong>Lauren Catherine</strong>, with her photo 'Magical'. Lauren won a Helly Hansen inflatable PFD.</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Third place: <strong>Adam Hayden</strong>, with his photo ‘Maqtaquac Morning Mist’. Adam won a Helly Hansen inflatable PFD.</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Honourable Mention went to <strong>Hilda MacDonald</strong>, with her photo ‘Christina Lynn in the Mist’ as well as<strong> Malcolm Mann</strong>, with his sky cam picture.</span></li> </ul><p>The winning photos can be viewed on the Boat Show Facebook page, <a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.670123663044312.1073741828.145298652193485&amp;type=1" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> <p>Our range of <strong>informative seminars</strong> were well attended, with topics including boat buying, offshore racing, power boat cruising, navigating with smart phones and tablets, and more. Visitors also enjoyed interacting with <strong>Raina the Halifax Mermaid</strong> as well as the <strong>Bluenose Coastal Action Foundation’s saltwater touch tank</strong>.</p> <p>We now look forward to 2014 boating season, as well as the 2015 edition of the Halifax International Boat Show. Stay tuned to <a href="http://www.HalifaxBoatShow.com" target="_blank">www.HalifaxBoatShow.com</a>!</p> <p><strong>Media Inquiries:</strong></p> <p>Kate Stilwell, Communications &amp; Marketing Coordinator<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:kstilwell@mpltd.ca">kstilwell@mpltd.ca</a><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1-888-454-7469</span></p> <p><em>The Halifax International Boat Show is owned by the Atlantic Marine Trades Association and produced by Master Promotions Ltd.</em></p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 15:33:15 -0400 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/halifax-international-boat-show-builds-excitement-for-upcoming-boating-season/ Major Updates to Motorcycle & Powersport Atlantic Announced http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/major-updates-to-motorcycle-and-powersport-atlantic-announced/ <p><em>Halifax, NS</em> – As announced in November, a brand new event – <strong>Motorcycle &amp; Powersport Atlantic</strong> – will be held <strong>March 21-23, 2014 at Exhibition Park in Halifax</strong>.</p> <p>The show is being produced via a partnership between Master Promotions Ltd. and Bikerboy Power Sports Limited, producers of the Halifax International Motorcycle Show. “This strong partnership means a bigger and better show,” said <strong>Tim Leslie</strong>, of the Halifax International Motorcycle Show. “The combination of our show production team, exhibitors, and special features will make this show a truly remarkable event.”</p> <p>Motorcycle &amp; Powersport Atlantic will be an all-encompassing powersport event, showcasing motorcycles, ATVs, UTVs, scooters, the latest clothing, parts and accessories, clubs, rallies, associations and much more. The event will be held at Exhibition Park, a venue that is known for hosting large-scale tradeshow and consumer events.</p> <p>“Master Promotions has a history of bringing great events to Exhibition Park and we’ve enjoyed a wonderful partnership with them for many years,” said <strong>Scott Ferguson</strong>, president and CEO of Trade Centre Limited, the Crown Corporation that manages Exhibition Park. “We’re excited to host the new Motorcycle &amp; Powersport Atlantic Show and look forward to welcoming new visitors to our facility.”</p> <p>Exhibitors will be wide-ranging, and visiting motorcycle and ATV enthusiasts of every level will find something of interest, from the latest models, to brand new accessories, to unique touring destinations.</p> <p>“We’re excited to be displaying as many new models as possible at this year’s event,” said <strong>Keith Ramsay</strong> of Pro Cycle, one of the exhibitors who will be showcasing motorcycles at the event. “This event is the kick-off to the motorcycle season and it certainly gets the buzz going.”</p> <p>“We are thrilled to be a part of the new Motorcycle &amp; Powersport Atlantic Show,” added<strong> Randy Sutton</strong> of Freedom Cycle. “The timing of this show is just perfect, with the riding season right around the corner. We’ll have our top bikes out on display at the show and we know motorcycle and powersport enthusiasts from across the Maritimes will be out and ready to buy.”</p> <p>Visitors can also expect to be blown away by performances by Stunt 902, a Halifax-based streetbike stunt group. “This show is a great opportunity to help us promote streetbike freestyle,” said <strong>Sam Dube</strong> of Stunt 902. “The sport is relatively new to the East coast and we are looking forward to introducing it to the motorcycle and powersport community by presenting some live demos and tricks at the show.”</p> <p><strong>SHOW DETAILS:</strong></p> <p>Friday, March 21<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">12noon – 9pm</span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Saturday, March 22<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">10am – 6pm</span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Sunday, March 23<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">10am – 5pm</span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><br/><strong>Media Inquiries:</strong></span></p> <p>Kate Stilwell, Communications &amp; Marketing Coordinator<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:kstilwell@mpltd.ca">kstilwell@mpltd.ca</a><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1-888-454-7469</span></p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 11:41:10 -0400 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/major-updates-to-motorcycle-and-powersport-atlantic-announced/ 2014 Edition of North America’s Leading Potato Expo Saw Substantial Crowds, Informative Conference Topics http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/2014-edition-of-north-america-s-leading-potato-expo-saw-substantial-crowds-informative-conference-topics/ <p><em>Charlottetown, PE</em> – The International Potato Technology Expo (IPTE) welcomed<strong> 3,087 attendees</strong> to the Eastlink Centre this past Friday and Saturday, February 21-22, 2014. This biennial event began more than 20 years ago and has grown to become North America’s leading potato expo, with some of the most innovative products and equipment available on the market today.</p> <p>Feedback from exhibitors indicates they felt positively about the 2014 edition of the show and were pleased with the attendee turnout:</p> <ul><li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">“The quality of visitors was very good, and I believe I left the show with more leads than ever before,” said <strong>Greg Raynor</strong> of Green Diamond Equipment, a repeat IPTE exhibitor.</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">“It was a great show, and provided us with great exposure,” said <strong>Danie BanSchalkwyk</strong> from Allan Potato Equipment. “It was a well-organized event and we are already looking forward to 2016!”</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">“I spent both days of the Expo talking to the key players from the PEI and Eastern Canadian potato industry,” said <strong>Brian Beaton</strong>, PEI Department of Agriculture &amp; Forestry. “I was extremely happy to see that this year’s event was once again very successful with strong attendance by representatives from all facets of the potato industry.”</span></li> </ul><p><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><br/>Expo attendees traveled from as far away as Maine and across Canada to visit the more than <strong>100 exhibitor booths</strong> as well as take part in the conference sessions that were presented as part of this year’s show. This year, more than <strong>170 delegates</strong> attended the conference seminars.</span></p> <p>“It was a pleasure to be part of this year’s Expo and to partner with show staff on our “Agriculture More Than Ever” program,” said <strong>Faith Matchett</strong>, Vice President, Atlantic and Eastern Ontario Operation, Farm Credit Canada (FCC), who presented a conference seminar on What does 2014 Hold in Store for the Agriculture Industry? “At FCC, we’re proud to support the agriculture industry by financing growth, providing value-added services, and sharing our knowledge of agriculture at events like this.”</p> <p><strong>Dr. Rick Knowles</strong>, another conference presenter from Washington State University, said that he greatly enjoyed visiting PEI, interacting with potato industry stakeholders and sharing some of his organization’s research findings on seed physiological age. “Thanks to show staff for their hard work in putting together a very successful event,” he added.</p> <p>Additional conference presenters included <strong>Greg Donald</strong> (PEI Potato Board), <strong>Josh Dillman</strong> (PEI Department of Agriculture &amp; Forestry) and <strong>Pierre Petelle</strong> (Crop Life Canada), who spoke on 2014 Potato Crop Stewardship.</p> <p>The success of the 2014 edition of the International Potato Technology Expo would not have been possible without the generous support of our sponsors:</p> <p>Presenting Sponsor: <strong>Farm Credit Canada<br/></strong><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Breakfast Sponsor/ Bag Sponsor: <strong>Syngenta<br/></strong></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Lanyard Sponsor: <strong>BayerCrop Science<br/></strong></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Showguide Sponsor: <strong>Journal Pioneer</strong></span></p> <p>We now look ahead to the next edition of the Potato Expo, to be held in February 2016. Watch for details at <a href="http://www.PotatoExpo.ca" target="_blank">www.PotatoExpo.ca</a>.</p> <p><strong><br/>Media Inquiries:</strong></p> <p>Kate Stilwell, Communications &amp; Marketing Coordinator<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:kstilwell@mpltd.ca">kstilwell@mpltd.ca</a><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1-888-454-7469</span></p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 10:09:06 -0400 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/2014-edition-of-north-america-s-leading-potato-expo-saw-substantial-crowds-informative-conference-topics/ The Atlantic Heavy Equipment Show Returns April 3-4, 2014: Exhibit Space Now Sold Out! http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/the-atlantic-heavy-equipment-show-returns-april-3-4-2014-exhibit-space-now-sold-out/ <p>Moncton, NB – Join us at this year’s <strong>Atlantic Heavy Equipment Show</strong>, April 3-4, 2014 at the Moncton Coliseum Complex. <strong>Exhibit space is now 100% sold out</strong> for this jam-packed event, which has now expanded to include <strong>80,000 square feet of outdoor exhibit space</strong>.</p> <p>This marks the 15th edition of the show and it’s bigger than ever . Visitors can expect to see all of the major players in the heavy equipment, road building, forestry, and logging sectors from across Atlantic Canada and beyond.</p> <p>Along with a mammoth display of exhibits, show management is pleased to announce two new features for 2014:</p> <ul><li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>Innovative Product Showcase</strong> – Visitors can visit the show website to get a sneak peek of the many exciting products exhibitors will be bringing to the show.</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>‘Recruiting Here’ feature </strong>– Exhibitors who are looking to hire skilled workers will display signage at the show indicating they are on the hunt for new talent. Visitors are encouraged to come with their resume in hand. This feature is proudly sponsored by Maizis &amp; Miller – Recruitment Specialists.</span></li> </ul><p><br/>For complete details on the show and more information on these exciting new features, including a full list of products included in the Innovative Product Showcase, as well as a list of exhibitors participating in the ‘Recruiting Here’ feature, please visit the show website: <a href="http://www.AHES.ca">www.AHES.ca</a></p> <p><strong>Media Inquiries:</strong></p> <p>Mark Cusack, National Show Manager<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1-888-454-7469<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:mcusack@mpltd.ca">mcusack@mpltd.ca</a></span></p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 10:13:38 -0400 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/the-atlantic-heavy-equipment-show-returns-april-3-4-2014-exhibit-space-now-sold-out/ The PEI Home Show Celebrating Thirty Years of Making a House a Home! http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/the-pei-home-show-celebrating-thirty-years-of-making-a-house-a-home/ <p><em>Your Island, Your Home Show… Let’s Get Building</em></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Charlottetown, PE – For <strong>three decades</strong>, the PEI Provincial Home Show has been welcoming visitors from across Prince Edward Island.</span></p> <p>Building on the tremendous success of last year’s edition, show management is planning for this year to be the best yet! Each year, the PEI Home Show showcases the leaders of the homebuilding, renovation and other related industries in Prince Edward Island. For 2014, we’ll be welcoming well over <strong>100 exhibitors with over 250 booths</strong> at the Eastlink Centre in Charlottetown.</p> <p>This year, we are pleased to announce a new concept show that will be held in conjunction with the PEI Home Show: <strong>Woodwork East 2014</strong>!</p> <p>The two shows will be co-located together, and one admission will grant access to both shows. Woodwork East aims to provide a platform for woodworking hobbyists and professionals looking for the latest tools, products and services available to the diverse woodworking industry in Atlantic Canada.</p> <p>“This is a natural fit with a home show event because most home owners do a lot of their own repairs and dabble in woodworking,” says Show Manager Brian Mckiel. “We will have exhibitors with entry level products and tools that the average homeowner would need, right up to specialty tools for a professional tradesperson,” he explained. “If it’s working with wood, you will find it at Woodwork East.”</p> <p>Exhibit categories will include almost anything relating to woodworking or do-it-yourself, like power tools, cabinet tools and hardware, safety equipment, home improvement products, veneers, carving tools and machinery, hardware, exotic woods and much more! You can also enter to win a swing set, compliments of JR’s Log Creation.</p> <p>The 2014 edition of the PEI Home Show will once again feature <strong>Make Yourself at Home at the King Cole Maritime Kitchen</strong>! Visitors will be able to sit down, relax, and sample King Cole tea as well as a selection of tea, peanut and almond butters, spices and more.</p> <p>Additionally, the Dairy Farmers of Canada will be back with their <strong>“All You Need is Cheese”</strong> seminars, happening throughout the three days of the Home Show. Visitors will also be able to meet CBC personalities and Kids' CBC characters including <strong>Daniel Tiger &amp; Fresco del Gecko</strong> and enter to win tons of prizes and giveaways, including a <strong>Windmill fire pit kit</strong> <strong>courtesy of Re/Max and Shaw Brick</strong>, as well as a <strong>$1,500 gift card from Island Grown Sod &amp; Landscaping</strong>!</p> <p><strong>SHOW HOURS:</strong></p> <p>Friday, March 7:  Noon - 9pm<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Saturday, March 8:  9am - 6pm<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Sunday, March 9:  10am - 4pm</span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"> </span></p> <p>For complete details, visit <a href="http://www.PEIHomeShow.ca">www.PEIHomeShow.ca</a> for the Home Show and <a href="http://www.WoodWorkEast.ca">www.WoodWorkEast.ca</a> for the Woodworking Show.</p> <p><strong>Media Inquiries:</strong></p> <p>Kate Stilwell, Communications &amp; Marketing Coordinator<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:kstilwell@mpltd.ca">kstilwell@mpltd.ca</a></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1-888-454-7469</span></p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 10:20:37 -0400 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/the-pei-home-show-celebrating-thirty-years-of-making-a-house-a-home/ North America’s Leading Potato Expo Opens on Friday http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/north-america-s-leading-potato-expo-opens-on-friday/ <p>Charlottetown, PE – The International Potato Technology Expo (IPTE) returns to the Eastlink Centre this Friday and Saturday, February 21-22, 2014.</p> <p>Held every two years since 1992, this popular event has become a must-attend industry event for those involved in the potato industry – both locally from across the Island as well as elsewhere in Canada and the United States.</p> <p><strong>International Potato Technology Expo – Show Details:</strong></p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;">SHOW HOURS<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Friday, February 21 -- 9:00am – 6:00pm<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Saturday, February 22 -- 9:00am – 4:00pm</span></p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;">LOCATION<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Eastlink Centre,<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Charlottetown, PE</span></p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;">TRADE SHOW &amp; CONFERENCE REGISTRATION</span></p> <p>Trade Show registration is $10 per person for both show days. Conference registration is $25 + tax (totaling $28.50) per person and includes a trade show pass and breakfast. All conference sessions take place at the Red Shores Racetrack &amp; Casino on Friday, February 21. Visit <a href="https://secure.masterpromotions.ca/ipte2014/" target="_blank">https://secure.masterpromotions.ca/ipte2014/</a> for online registration.</p> <p>This year, a full educational conference program complements the trade show, including sessions from <strong>Dr. Rick Knowles</strong> (Washington State University) on "Managing physiological age and productive potential of seed potatoes"; <strong>Faith Matchett</strong> (Farm Credit Canada) on "What does 2014 Hold in Store for the Agriculture Industry"; and <strong>Greg Donald</strong> (PEI Potato Board),<strong> Josh Dillman</strong> (PEI Department of Agriculture &amp; Forestry) and<strong> Pierre Petelle</strong> (Crop Life Canada) on “2014 Potato Crop Stewardship”.</p> <p>For complete details, visit <a href="http://www.potatoexpo.ca">www.potatoexpo.ca</a>.</p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><strong>Media Inquiries:</strong></span></p> <p>Kate Stilwell, Communications &amp; Marketing Coordinator<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:kstilwell@mpltd.ca">kstilwell@mpltd.ca</a><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1-888-454-7469</span></p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 09:50:44 -0400 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/north-america-s-leading-potato-expo-opens-on-friday/ MEET 2014 Presents Extensive Educational Program http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/meet-2014-presents-extensive-educational-program/ <p>Moncton, NB - Taking place in Moncton on May 7th &amp; 8th, 2014, and with <strong>exhibit space nearly sold-out,</strong> the MEET Show (Mechanical Electrical Electronic Technology) will welcome more than 400 exhibitors from across Canada and the US, presenting the very latest equipment available to the mechanical and electrical industries.</p> <p>As the <strong>largest trade event east of Montreal </strong>and the nation’s second largest overall, MEET has proven itself to be one of the top industry events in Canada. Event attendees include more than 6,000 visitors comprising electrical and mechanical contractors, engineers, architects, municipal workers and more.</p> <p>As part of the 2014 show – the 21st edition of this biennial event – there will be an extensive education component presented by MEET’s four sponsoring associations: the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers, the Illuminating Engineering Society, the Canadian Institute of Plumbing &amp; Heating, and Electro-Federation Canada.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="center" src="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/assets/Uploads/MEET2014/sponsor-organizations-combined-logos.jpg" width="475" height="89" alt="" title=""/> </p> <p>Each of the above associations will present <strong>cutting-edge seminars</strong> relevant to the industries they represent, including such topics as:</p> <ul><li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Integrated Building Design</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Canadian Electrical Code Update / Electrical Inspector Panel Discussion</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Rainwater &amp; Greywater Challenges</span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Building Lighting Control Systems and the Interface with Building Automation Systems</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Developing an Integrated Personal Management System to help Get Things Done</span></li> </ul><p><span style="line-height: 1.4;">With such diverse topics, these seminars are sure to be of interest to a wide variety of industry professionals.</span></p> <p>Attending the MEET Show and taking in the seminars can count as informal education for various professional associations, including <strong>Engineers Nova Scotia</strong>, <strong>Engineers PEI</strong>, and the <strong>APEGNB</strong>. Visit the <a href="http://http://www.masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/meet-2014/">show website</a> to find out more.</p> <p>For all the exciting details on the 2014 MEET Show, as well as for further information on seminars, including the full schedule, please visit: <a href="http://http://www.masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/meet-2014/">www.MEETSHOW.ca</a>.</p> <p><strong><br/>Media Inquiries:</strong></p> <p>Shawn Murphy, Show Manager<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Master Promotions Ltd.<br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:smurphy@mpltd.ca">smurphy@mpltd.ca</a></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><br/>1-888-454-7469</span></p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 13:23:30 -0400 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/meet-2014-presents-extensive-educational-program/ 2014 Edition of Halifax RV Show Sees Highest Numbers in Five Years http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/2014-edition-of-halifax-rv-show-sees-highest-numbers-in-five-years/ <p>Halifax, NS – Producers of the Halifax RV Show are pleased to report that the 2014 edition was a great success!</p> <p>With attendance up slightly <strong>more than 10% </strong>over last year, Saturday saw the <strong>highest total of visitors</strong> since 2009. This year, <strong>106 RV units</strong> were sold at the show.</p> <p><strong>Thomas and Marilyn Muise</strong> of Halifax were the winners of the TEN GRAND in YOUR HAND promotion. They purchased a 2014 Keystone Retreat travel trailer from Stone’s RV. Congratulations from management and staff of the Halifax RV Show!</p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Congratulations also goes to <strong>Myra Redden</strong> of Windsor Junction, NS, the recipient of a $500 gift card from Action Car and Truck Accessories; as well as <strong>Tessa Burney </strong>of Bedford, NS, winner of a Simmons RV mattress. <strong>Stone’s RV</strong> was recognized for Best Dealer Booth Display at this year’s show:</span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><img class="center" src="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/assets/Uploads/HRV2014/Stones-RV-staff.jpg" width="600" height="338" alt="" title=""/></span></p> <p>A special feature of this year’s edition was Saturday’s <strong>Halifax Bluegrass Special</strong>. Many thanks to The Downeast Bluegrass &amp; Oldtime Music Society for presenting this series of highly entertaining and well-attended performances.</p> <p>Another popular feature of the weekend included the <strong>Kids Campground Corner</strong>. Thanks to the <strong>Girl Guides of Canada</strong> for providing games, a craft table and face painting, as well as<strong> Hope for Wildlife</strong> for bringing some animals for the children to meet.</p> <p>We would also like to acknowledge the generous support of our show sponsors: A<strong>RVDA, Go RVing Canada, Simmons Mattress Gallery, Action Car and Truck Accessories, PEI Parks, RV Insure, Neptune Theatre,</strong> and a very special thank you to our media partner <strong>Q104 FM:</strong> The Home of Rock &amp; Roll, who were onsite at the event all weekend.</p> <p>Thanks to everyone who stopped by the show last weekend and happy trails to those who purchased RVs!</p> <p>Please join us for the<strong> Moncton RV Show</strong>, to be held <strong>February 21-23</strong> at the <strong>Moncton Coliseum Complex</strong> in Moncton, New Brunswick. For more information on this event, visit us online at <a href="http://www.monctonrvshow.ca/" target="_blank">http://www.MonctonRVShow.ca</a>.</p> <p><strong>Media Inquiries:</strong></p> <p>Scott Sprague, Show Manager<br/><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="mailto:SSPRAGUE@MPLTD.CA">SSPRAGUE@MPLTD.CA</a><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1-888-454-7469</span></p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 08:05:50 -0400 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/2014-edition-of-halifax-rv-show-sees-highest-numbers-in-five-years/ 2014 Edition of Fish Canada Workboat Canada Exceedingly Well-Attended! http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/2014-edition-of-fish-canada-workboat-canada-exceedingly-well-attended/ <p><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Moncton, NB</span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"> – The Moncton Coliseum Complex welcomed a steady stream of attendees to </span><strong style="line-height: 1.4;">the nation’s largest commercial marine tradeshow</strong><span style="line-height: 1.4;"> this past Friday and Saturday.</span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Both days saw big crowds right from the start, and the numbers continued to hold strong throughout the event. In fact, show management is pleased to announce a significant increase over last show’s numbers, with </span><strong style="line-height: 1.4;">4,583 buyers in attendance</strong><span style="line-height: 1.4;"> for 2014.</span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Show attendees were thrilled to examine the wide range of high quality boats – from smaller inflatables to 45-foot vessels. Alongside the workboat component, exhibitors displayed new and innovative commercial fisheries products. A selection of informative seminars was also offered as part of a strong, industry-focused educational program.</span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.4;">“Exhibitors are reporting sales and solid leads coming out of the event,” said Shawn Murphy, Show Manager. “We want to thank all of our exhibitors, who make this show truly great and raise the standard of quality every year.”</span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Additionally, the success of the 2014 edition would not have been possible without the generous support of our sponsors:</span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.4; text-decoration: underline;">Presenting Sponsors</span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">:  </span></p> <ul><li>TriNav Group of Companies</li> <li>The Navigator Magazine</li> </ul><p><span style="line-height: 1.4; text-decoration: underline;">Additional Sponsors</span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">:  </span></p> <ul><li>Blue Water Group</li> <li>Mermaid Marine Products</li> <li>Marindustrial</li> <li>Twin-Disc</li> </ul><p><span style="line-height: 1.4; text-decoration: underline;">Prize Sponsors</span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">:                       </span></p> <ul><li>Helly Hansen Workwear</li> <li>DSS Marine Inc.</li> <li>Madsen Diesel and Turbine</li> <li>The Blanchard Group</li> <li>New Way Diesel</li> <li>Vernon d’Eon Fishing Supplies Ltd.</li> <li>Esterline CMC Electronics</li> </ul><p><span style="line-height: 1.4; text-decoration: underline;">Seminar Sponsors</span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">:                 </span></p> <ul><li>Fisheries Safety Association of Nova Scotia</li> <li>Clean Nova Scotia</li> <li>Royal Star Foods Ltd.</li> <li>Canadian Council of Professional Fish Harvesters</li> <li>Fishermen and Scientists Research Society</li> <li>Nova Scotia Boatbuilders Association</li> <li>Fisheries and Oceans Canada</li> </ul><p><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><br/>This year, </span><strong style="line-height: 1.4;">three honorees were inducted to the</strong><span style="line-height: 1.4;"> </span><strong style="line-height: 1.4;">Atlantic Canada Marine Hall of Fame</strong><span style="line-height: 1.4;"> at a special presentation. They include:</span></p> <ul><li>R J (Bob) Allain – Builder</li> <li>Shelton Barlow – Mariner </li> <li>Francis Morrisey – Processor </li> </ul><p><span style="line-height: 1.4;">The Atlantic Canada Marine Hall of Fame was created by The Navigator Magazine and Master Promotions Ltd. in 2008 to recognize individuals for outstanding contributions to the industry.</span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.4;">We invite you to join us for the</span><strong style="line-height: 1.4;"> North Atlantic Fish &amp; Workboat Show, to be held November 28-29, 2014 at the Mile One Centre in St. John’s, Newfoundland</strong><span style="line-height: 1.4;">. For more information on that event, visit us online at </span><a style="line-height: 1.4;" href="http://www.NAFISH.ca">www.NAFISH.ca</a><span style="line-height: 1.4;">. </span></p> <p><strong style="line-height: 1.4;"><br/>Media Inquiries:</strong></p> <p>Shawn Murphy, Show Manager<br/><a style="line-height: 1.4;" href="mailto:smurphy@mpltd.ca">smurphy@mpltd.ca</a><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><br/></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">1-888-454-7469</span></p> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 08:42:50 -0400 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/2014-edition-of-fish-canada-workboat-canada-exceedingly-well-attended/ Conference Program Released for North America’s Leading Potato Expo http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/conference-program-released-for-north-america-s-leading-potato-expo-2/ <p>Charlottetown, PE- The International Potato Technology Expo (IPTE) returns to the Eastlink Centre February 21-22, 2014. This popular event has been running biennial in Charlottetown since 1992. Over the years, this has become a must-attend industry event for potato farmers from across the Island, while attracting visitors from as far away as the United States.</p> <p>“We are excited to present a jam packed educational conference program to compliment the trade show this year. The quality, content and relevancy of this year’s conference sessions is second to none and the International Potato Technology Expo is shaping up to be stronger and larger than 2012,” says Show Manager, Matt Mitchell. Sessions will take place at the Red Shores Racetrack &amp; Casino.</p> <p>The educational component features Dr. Rick Knowles, Washington State University, speaking on "Managing physiological age and productive potential of seed potatoes"; Faith Matchett, Farm Credit Canada presenting on "What does 2014 Hold in Store for the Agriculture Industry"; and the “2014 Potato Crop Stewardship” presentation with Greg Donald, PEI Potato Board, Josh Dillman, PEI Department of Agriculture &amp; Forestry, and Pierre Petelle, Crop Life Canada. For full details visit: www.potatoexpo.ca</p> <p>This year’s show boasts over 85 booths encompassing the entire Eastlink Centre with everything from seed to soil to growing to harvesting. You will see the latest from the manufacturers of harvesters, sprayers, pilers, cultivators, storage and climatization technology, tractors, bagging machinery, seed cutters, the very latest in plant genetics, research and the list goes on…</p> <p>This is just a brief glimpse of what will be happening at the Potato Expo. For a full list of exhibitors, complete schedule of events and to register for conference sessions, visit us online at <a href="http://www.potatoexpo.ca">www.potatoexpo.ca</a>.</p> <p> Media Inquiries:</p> <p>Moira Pellerine, Manager of Marketing &amp; Operations<br/>Master Promotions Ltd.<br/><a href="mailto:mpellerine@mpltd.ca">mpellerine@mpltd.ca</a><br/>1-888-454-7469</p> <p> </p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 15:09:22 -0400 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/conference-program-released-for-north-america-s-leading-potato-expo-2/ Canada Woodworking East announces AWMAC-Quebec endorsement http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/canada-woodworking-east-announces-awmac-quebec-endorsement/ <p>Canada Woodworking East - THE show for secondary woodworkers in Quebec and Eastern Canada is pleased to announce that the Architectural Woodwork Manufacturers Association of Canada – Quebec Chapter (AWMAC-Quebec) have offered their support and endorsement for Canada’s only bilingual secondary wood trade show being held September 26 &amp; 27, 2014 in Montreal, Canada.</p> <p>AWMAC-Quebec, AWMAC Canada’s newest provincial chapter, is an association of dedicated industry professionals sharing the common vision of continually designing, engineering, manufacturing and installing the highest quality of architectural woodwork. Martin Boutet of Heritage Architectural Woodwork Inc. is the founder and President of AWMAC-Quebec.</p> <p>The timing for Canada Woodworking East could not be better and exhibitors are excited about the event. It’s been over five years since secondary woodworkers in the Quebec market have had a show of their own, to be face to face with manufacturers and distributors of the machinery, hardware and accessories needed for their shops to run at maximum capacity and profitably every day. Canada Woodworking East is the ideal show to put your sales and technical staff front and center with Quebec’s woodworking market.</p> <p>Canada Woodworking East will be co-located with InterSaw – the international sawmilling expo at the Olympic Stadium in Montreal September 26 &amp; 27, 2014. Combined, the two shows are expected to attract some 250 exhibiting companies and over 5,000 tradeshow visitors. Tradeshow badges from either show will allow attendees to have admission to both events.</p> <p> </p> <p>Media Inquiries:</p> <p>Mike Neeb, Show Manager</p> <p><a href="mailto:mneeb@mpltd.ca">mneeb@mpltd.ca</a></p> <p>1-888-454-7469</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 12:10:37 -0400 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/canada-woodworking-east-announces-awmac-quebec-endorsement/ FISH CANADA WORKBOAT CANADA RETURNS TO MONCTON http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/fish-canada-workboat-canada-returns-to-moncton/ <p>Fish Canada Workboat Canada, the nation’s largest commercial marine tradeshow, returns to the Moncton Coliseum Complex, January 24th and 25th.</p> <p>For over 30 years, this has been the place where the marine industry gathers to source, spec and learn about the products, equipment and resources they rely on.</p> <p>A wide range of international, national, and regional exhibitors will feature the most modern, innovative and leading edge products available on the market today – engines, electronics, boat builders and dealers, commercial fishing and aquaculture equipment, industry services and marine safety equipment. An exciting line-up of boats will be onsite, including Samson Enterprise’s 45’ fishing boat, Boston Whaler, Zodiac, ABCO and Rosborough.</p> <p>Fish Canada Workboat Canada draws from a wide variety of Maritime, Quebec and Newfoundland visitors, including commercial fishermen, aquaculturists, tour operators, military and Coast Guard personnel, as well as Police and Fire Departments.</p> <p>A strong industry focused educational program will cover both show days and will include topics on important commercial marine issues, as well as touching upon programs and safety issues facing the industry today, such as…</p> <p>• How can traceability help you be more productive; presented by Geoff Irvine, Executive Director at Lobster Council of Canada</p> <p>• The need for marketing and better co-operation between provinces and fishers; presented by Francis Morrissey, manager of Tignish Fisheries Co-op</p> <p>• Crew Member Lost Overboard!: Fishing Vessel Silver Angel Charlesville Fisheries Ltd; presented by Ray Belliveau, Owner, Charlesville Fisheries Ltd.</p> <p>New inductees will be added to the Atlantic Canada Marine Hall of Fame at a special presentation on the show floor on Friday, January 24th at 1:30pm. Begun by The Navigator Magazine and Master Promotions Ltd. in 2008, the Atlantic Canada Marine Hall of Fame recognizes industry individuals for outstanding contributions to the industry. Additions are made at each of the region’s industry shows: the North Atlantic Fish &amp; Workboat Show in St. John’s, NL, the Eastern Canadian Fisheries Exposition in Yarmouth, NS, and Fish Canada Workboat Canada.</p> <p>Pre-registration for Fish Canada Workboat Canada is available online. <a href="https://secure.masterpromotions.ca/fcwc2014/">Visit our website to register now – thousands of dollars in prizes to be won! </a></p> <p>Media Inquiries:</p> <p>Shawn Murphy, Show Manager<br/><a href="mailto:smurphy@mpltd.ca">smurphy@mpltd.ca</a><br/>1-888-454-7469</p> <p> </p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 08:17:42 -0400 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/fish-canada-workboat-canada-returns-to-moncton/ The Atlantic Heavy Equipment Show Nearly Sold Out of Exhibit Space http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/the-atlantic-heavy-equipment-show-nearly-sold-out-of-exhibit-space/ <h3><span style="color: #ff6600;">The Atlantic Heavy Equipment Show; Big Equipment, Huge Show! </span></h3> <p>Moncton, NB – The Maritimes’ largest Heavy Equipment show is back and bigger than ever at the Moncton Coliseum, April 3-4, 2014. Since 1986 and 15 editions later <strong>The Atlantic Heavy Equipment Show</strong> (AHES) has evolved into a must attend event for the heavy equipment, road building, forestry and logging sectors.</p> <p>All the major players in the heavy equipment and forestry industries will be at this fantastic show, highlighting the latest and most innovative heavy equipment that will be needed to get infrastructure projects done on time, and on budget. The event already has 90% of exhibit space SOLD OUT and will surely be at capacity for show time.</p> <p>It’s not just dozers and big tractors. This event showcases many industries, including the forestry and logging sectors, which are a huge part of the economy in Atlantic Canada, so sales of this sort of equipment is extremely popular and relevant at this event.</p> <p>Show Management is pleased to include the “Recruiting Here” feature for 2014, sponsored by Maizis and Miller Consultants. Skilled workers are needed for the above mentioned industries and visitors will be encouraged to come with resumes in hand. Exhibitors that are on the hunt for new talent will be identified with signage in their booth.</p> <p align="center"> </p> <p align="center">QUICK FACTS<br/> • 13,700 Buyers Came to the Show in 2012!<br/> • Over 200,000 sq.ft. of exhibit space was sold in 2012…</p> <p align="center">Every inch at the Moncton Coliseum was utilized... INCLUDING outdoor space.<br/> • Even bigger crowds and an even larger event are pegged for 2014!</p> <p align="center"> </p> <p align="center">For a <span style="text-decoration: underline;">complete</span> exhibitor list, visit <a href="http://www.ahes.ca/">WWW.AHES.CA</a>.</p> <p align="center"> </p> <p><br/><strong>About ALICA</strong><br/><br/></p> <p><em>The Atlantic Land Improvement Contractors Association (ALICA) is pleased to be the sponsor and driving force behind this very successful industry event since its inception in 1986. <br/></em></p> <p><em>For several decades, ALICA has supported the construction and forestry industries by way of training, education and relevant industry discussion. ALICA is proud to give back to these thriving industries by sponsoring bursaries, scholarships and other initiatives, thus supporting the future of these trades. <br/></em></p> <p><em>The Atlantic Heavy Equipment Show has become a gathering place for road building, construction and forestry professionals who look to this show to keep themselves apprised of the trends in their respective industries and to help them make purchasing decisions. The high quality and profile of this event is due in large part to the effort of our Exhibitors who “go all out” every two years with impressive displays and equipment. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your past support and we look forward to seeing you in Moncton in April of 2014. <br/></em></p> <p><em>Mike Shea</em></p> <p><em>President, ALICA</em></p> <p><em> </em></p> <p><strong>Master Promotions Ltd.</strong></p> <p><em>Master Promotions Ltd. has been producing trade shows, consumer shows and conferences in Canada since 1973. Managing in excess of twenty-five events annually, Master Promotions Ltd. is Canada’s largest independent trade and consumer event Management Company. We specialize in Heavy Equipment, Forestry and Construction shows from coast to coast.<br/><br/> These extremely popular trade events have been growing year after year and have evolved into must-attend industry events in the provinces that they are hosted by and beyond.</em></p> <p><em> </em></p> <p align="center"> </p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 09:50:54 -0400 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/the-atlantic-heavy-equipment-show-nearly-sold-out-of-exhibit-space/ New Dates Announced for Nova Scotia Motorcycle and Powersports Event http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/new-dates-announced-for-nova-scotia-motorcycle-and-powersports-event/ <p><strong>For Immediate Release <br/></strong></p> <p><strong><em>Motorcycle and Powersport Atlantic</em></strong></p> <p>Halifax, Nova Scotia –The newly launched Motorcycle and Powersport Atlantic event is pleased to announce earlier dates for 2014.  <strong>March 21-23, 2014</strong> will be the new window for this event to be held at Exhibition Park in Halifax.</p> <p>Working together with venue partner, Trade Centre Limited, Master Promotions was able to offer an alternate date window to coincide with new product launches, sales initiatives and buying cycles.  The March dates will allow the industry to come together and will solidify maximum participation in this dynamic new show.  Motorcycle &amp; powersport enthusiasts will be getting primed to buy as they know the riding season will soon be upon them.  We thank Exhibition Park for helping us secure the March dates. </p> <p>This all encompassing powersports event will showcase Motorcycles, ATV’s, UTV’s, Scooters, the latest clothing, parts and accessories, clubs, rallies, associations and so much more! If it rolls and revs, you will find it here.</p> <p>This event will be professionally produced with displays and décor up to the standards of national and international events, coupling that with exciting features and motorcycle and power sport displays, this event promises to be fantastic. Exhibition Park is in a great location with plenty of free parking.</p> <p>The 2014 event is a result of a partnership between Bikerboy Power Sports Limited and Master Promotions Ltd. and will showcase everything from motorcycles to ATVs to accessories, and all points in between.  All the major players will be there in one place, at one time.</p> <p>For complete details visit <a href="http://www.MotorcyclePowersportAtlantic.ca">www.MotorcyclePowersportAtlantic.ca</a></p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 08:27:57 -0400 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/new-dates-announced-for-nova-scotia-motorcycle-and-powersports-event/ Brand New Motorcycle and Powersports Event to Roar into Atlantic Canada http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/brand-new-motorcycle-and-powersports-event-to-roar-into-atlantic-canada/ <p><strong>Motorcycle and Powersport Atlantic</strong></p> <p>Halifax, Nova Scotia – Canada’s largest independent event Management Company, Master Promotions Ltd. is pleased to announce they have joined forces with the producers of the Halifax International Bike Show, Bikerboy Power Sports Limited to present the brand new Motorcycle and Powersport Atlantic event, March 21-23, 2014 at Exhibition Park in Halifax.</p> <p>This all encompassing powersports event will showcase motorcycles, ATV’s, UTV’s, Scooters, the latest clothing, parts and accessories, clubs, rallies, associations and so much more! If it rolls and revs, you will find it here.</p> <p>Motorcycle and Power Sports enthusiasts from all over the region will bear witness to the exciting transformation of the Halifax International Motorcycle Show as it evolves into an Atlantic Canada Powersports powerhouse.</p> <p><em>“</em>The Halifax International Motorcycle Show has grown to the point that it’s time to hand it off to an established event management company that is well known in the region. They have extensive resources to deal with an event of this magnitude. I am excited about the direction it is heading and the growth and expansion will be beneficial for all involved,” said Tim Leslie, of the Halifax International Motorcycle Show.</p> <p>“I look forward to continue working on the new event with my customer base and in this team atmosphere.” said Leslie. </p> <p> “This partnership and new event is an exciting venture for Master Promotions Ltd.,” says Show Manager Scott Sprague. “Tim Leslie from the Halifax International Motorcycle Show brings vast knowledge of the power sports industry in this region, coupling that with our experience in producing recreation events across Canada, this is bound to be a sure fire hit and we are excited to host it in Halifax.” said Sprague.</p> <p>Halifax is the perfect location to hold an event such as this especially with plenty of free parking at Exhibition Park. The event will be rounded out with exciting features and special guests and is the perfect way to kick off the impending spring sales season</p> <p>A recent report indicated that there are nearly 18,000 motorcycles, moped and scooters and roughly 30,000 registered ATV’s and UTV’s in the province of Nova Scotia. Neighboring New Brunswick has 21,086 motorcycles, scooters and mopeds registered and nearly 36,000 ATV’s and UTV’s registered in the province. Atlantic Canadians want these leisure products and this is the venue to source them out! All the major players, in one place, at one time.</p> <p>For complete details visit <a href="http://www.MotorcyclePowersportAtlantic.ca" target="_blank">www.MotorcyclePowersportAtlantic.ca</a></p> <p> </p> <p>Media Inquiries:</p> <p>Denise Miller, Publicist</p> <p>Master Promotions Ltd.</p> <p><a href="mailto:dmiller@Mpltd.ca">Dmiller@mpltd.ca</a></p> <p>1-888-454-7469</p> <p><em>We Know the Maritimes!</em></p> <p><em>Master Promotions Ltd. has successfully managed and produced several recreation events in and around the Maritimes for decades including the Atlantic Motorcycle and ATV Show in Moncton and the Halifax International Boat Show. Master Promotions Ltd. owns and produces the NB Sportsmen Show, the Moncton Boat Show, The Nova Scotia Hunting and Outdoor Show, the Island Outdoor Show, the Moncton RV Show and the Halifax RV Show.  Master Promotions also own and produce the BC Boat and Sportsmen’s Show in Abbotsford, British Columbia.</em></p> <p><em>The time is right to bring all the powersports people in one place, at one time for one super-event. </em></p> <p> </p> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 09:22:49 -0400 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/brand-new-motorcycle-and-powersports-event-to-roar-into-atlantic-canada/ North America’s Leading Potato Expo Returns to Prince Edward Island in 2014! http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/north-america-s-leading-potato-expo-returns-to-prince-edward-island-in-2014/ <p>For Immediate Release</p> <p>Charlottetown, PE- The International Potato Technology Expo (IPTE) returns to the Eastlink Centre February 21-22, 2014. This popular event has been running biennially in Charlottetown since 1992.   Over the years, this has become a must-attend industry event for potato farmers from across the Island, while attracting visitors from as far away as Manitoba and the United States.</p> <p>“Booth sales are strong — we are at 85% sold, which is well ahead of where we were at this time for the 2012 event,” said Show Manager, Matt Mitchell. “There is a lot of optimism after a successful maritime harvest and we are excited to return to the Island for this event to showcase the latest equipment, products and services available to the region’s potato producers” said Mitchell.</p> <p>The P.E.I. Potato Board says the quality of this year’s crop is especially good which great news for the industry as a whole. General manager Greg Donald says the harvest is nearly complete across the island, thanks to favorable fall weather. Donald says the new crop of P.E.I. potatoes are already on store shelves across Atlantic Canada and will soon become more prominent in other Canadian and American markets. Industry officials also indicate the exporters should fetch a decent price for the crop this year due to increase in demand from shortages in other parts of the globe.</p> <p>P.E.I.’s potato industry has a total economic impact of more than $1 billion, and employs 12 per cent of the island’s workforce both directly and in spinoff employment.</p> <p><em>Source: Chronicle Herald October 2013</em></p> <p>The IPTE is in the planning stages of its extensive educational conference program and other developments are in the works and will be rolled out in the near future.</p> <p>This year’s show will boasts nearly 100 booths filling the entire Trade Centre and will encompass everything from seed to soil to growing to harvesting.  You will see the latest from the manufacturers of harvesters, sprayers, pilers, cultivators, storage and climatization technology, tractors, bagging machinery, seed cutters, the very latest in plant genetics, research and the list goes on…</p> <p>Pre-registration for this event is now open. <a href="https://secure.masterpromotions.ca/ipte2014">CLICK HERE to pre-register today!</a></p> <p>To keep up to date on the latest development, visit:  <a href="http://www.potatoexpo.ca/"><strong>www.potatoexpo.ca</strong></a><strong> </strong></p> <p> </p> <p>Media Inquiries:</p> <p>Denise Miller, Publicist</p> <p>Master Promotions Ltd.</p> <p><a href="mailto:dmiller@Mpltd.ca">dmiller@Mpltd.ca</a></p> <p>1-888-454-7469</p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 07:47:37 -0400 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/north-america-s-leading-potato-expo-returns-to-prince-edward-island-in-2014/ Fish Canada Workboat Canada Dropping Anchor in Moncton, New Brunswick in 2014! http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/fish-canada-workboat-canada-dropping-anchor-in-moncton-new-brunswick-in-2014/ <p><em>Regions Largest Commercial Fisheries and Workboat Event Returns to the Moncton Coliseum in 2014</em></p> <p>For Immediate Release</p> <p>Moncton, NB- Mark your calendars for January 24-25, 2014! This marks the return of the Fish Canada Workboat Canada show; the must-attend industry event for those who make their living on the water or provide the services for those who do.</p> <p>The Moncton Coliseum will be the venue for this exciting industry event.</p> <p>The buzz is growing for this event, which promises to bring visitors the most comprehensive group of marine and commercial fisheries products and services assembled for 2014 in Eastern Canada!</p> <p>This show will be jam-packed with the same wide range of international and local exhibitors visitors have come to expect and appreciate, featuring the newest, most innovative products on the market. The show floor will have all of the suppliers and equipment, engines, electronics, boat builders, marine and commercial fisheries equipment, showcasing the latest and most innovative products available, including exhibitors from all over the globe!</p> <p>This event will appeal to a diverse audience group, with products and services for commercial fishermen, aquaculture vessel operators, tour boat operators, fire and police marine operations, search and rescue, research and scientific vessel operators, surveyors off shore oil service vessels and so much more.</p> <p>Show Management is pleased to launch an educational component that will feature timely and relevant speakers, including: Francis Morrissey from the Tignish Fisheries Co-operative Association, Fisheries Safety Association of Nova Scotia, Clean Nova Scotia, Fishermen &amp; Scientist Research Society, Nova Scotia Boatbuilders Association, Canadian Council of Professional Fish Harvesters, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, and more sessions are in the works<strong>! Further details will be released in the near future.</strong></p> <p>The Navigator Magazine is pleased to join Master Promotions Ltd. in presenting this premiere event.  Based in Newfoundland, The Navigator is Canada's largest fisheries magazine, covering commercial fisheries news from all Atlantic Canadian provinces.</p> <p>Nominations are now being accepted for the Atlantic Marine Industries Hall of Fame. If you know a person in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia or Prince Edward Island who deserves special recognition for his/her contributions to the marine industries, we would love to hear from you. Inductions will be in three categories: <strong>Mariner</strong> (anyone who works or has worked on the water in any marine industry), <strong>Processor</strong> (anyone involved in the business of processing from line workers to company owners), and <strong>Builder</strong> (recognizing those who have made contributions without having directly participated, i.e. industry advocates, organizers, boat builders, etc.).</p> <p>Individuals and businesses are encouraged to submit nominations by completing <a href="http://masterpromotions.ca/assets/Uploads/FishCanada2014/Hall-of-Fame-Nomination-Form-fin-2014-ECFE.pdf" target="_blank">this form</a>, and emailing or faxing it to The Navigator (contact information below) before <span style="text-decoration: underline;">December 31, 2013</span>.</p> <p align="center"><strong>Contact Jim Wellman/The Navigator by email at <a href="mailto:editor@thenavigatormagazine.com">editor@thenavigatormagazine.com</a> or by fax at 1-709-754-6225  by December 31, 2013. We look forward to your submissions.</strong></p> <p><strong>Pre-registration for this event is now open and visitors are encouraged to do so in advance for a chance to win one of several prizes from Helly Hansen and the Blanchard Group! Visit <a href="https://secure.masterpromotions.ca/fcwc2014/">our website</a> to register now!</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;">Visit <a href="http://www.FCWC.ca">www.FCWC.ca</a> for all the exciting details.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 07:50:48 -0400 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/fish-canada-workboat-canada-dropping-anchor-in-moncton-new-brunswick-in-2014/ InterSaw Returns in 2014 with Canada Woodworking East! http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/intersaw-returns-in-2014-with-canada-woodworking-east/ <p><strong>InterSaw Returns in 2014 with Canada Woodworking East!</strong></p> <p>For Immediate Release</p> <p>Montreal, QC – Mark your calendars for September 26-27, 2014 as industry leaders from the sawmilling and secondary woodworking market converge on Olympic Stadium for the relocated InterSaw event, which is now sharing the spotlight with the brand new Canada Woodworking East event.</p> <p>Presented by Master Promotions Ltd., combined, these two shows are expected to attract some 250 exhibiting companies and over 5,000 trade show visitors, with over 200,000 sq.ft of exhibit space available!</p> <p>“We are very pleased to return with InterSaw and debuting Canada Woodworking East in Montreal,” says Show Manager Shawn Murphy. “The opportunity to have these facets of the woodworking and sawmilling industry in one place, at one time, in a major venue like Olympic Stadium is very exciting and will offer huge sales potential to exhibiting companies and convenience for visitors,” says Murphy.</p> <p>The <strong>InterSaw</strong> portion of the event will attract sawmill owners, mill workers and other stakeholders.  It will focus on the full spectrum of sawmilling equipment and technology, from influences in the log-yard through primary and secondary breakdown, to the final shipping of the product. Quebec sawmills produce over a quarter of the nation’s lumber with over 400 primary processing plants throughout the region. Visitors will find the latest and most innovative products and equipment to help these mills run at the highest rate of efficiency.</p> <p><strong>Canada Woodworking East</strong> will allow exhibitors to connect with Eastern Canada’s secondary woodworking market.  “This event will attract commercial and residential cabinet manufacturers and installers, commercial and home furniture manufacturers, architectural woodworkers, millwork, molding, door and stair manufacturers and the list goes on,” explains Show Manager Mike Neeb. “This event will have the machinery, hardware and accessories needed to transform wood into these much sought after products,” says Neeb. “We are very excited to present this event to the sawmilling and secondary wood processing market,” says Neeb.</p> <p>Trade show badges from either event will allow attendees admission to both events.</p> <p>For complete details on these events, please visit <a href="http://www.InterSawScie.ca">www.InterSawScie.ca</a> or <a href="http://www.BOEC.ca">www.BOEC.ca</a></p> <p> <em>Master Promotions Ltd. has been producing trade shows, consumer shows and conferences in Canada since 1973. Managing in excess of twenty-five events annually, Master Promotions Ltd. is Canada’s largest independent trade and consumer event management company. For complete company information and event schedule, visit </em><a href="http://www.masterpromotions.ca"><em>www.masterpromotions.ca</em></a></p> <p> </p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 07:56:28 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/intersaw-returns-in-2014-with-canada-woodworking-east/ InterSaw Returns in 2014 with Canada Woodworking East! http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/intersaw-returns-in-2014-with-canada-woodworking-east-2/ <p>For Immediate Release</p> <p>Montreal, QC – Mark your calendars for September 26-27, 2014 as industry leaders from the sawmilling and secondary woodworking market converge on Olympic Stadium for the relocated InterSaw event, which is now sharing the spotlight with the brand new Canada Woodworking East event.</p> <p>Presented by Master Promotions Ltd., combined, these two shows are expected to attract some 250 exhibiting companies and over 5,000 trade show visitors, with over 200,000 sq.ft of exhibit space available!</p> <p>“We are very pleased to return with InterSaw and debuting Canada Woodworking East in Montreal,” says Show Manager Shawn Murphy. “The opportunity to have these facets of the woodworking and sawmilling industry in one place, at one time, in a major venue like Olympic Stadium is very exciting and will offer huge sales potential to exhibiting companies and convenience for visitors,” says Murphy.</p> <p>The <strong>InterSaw</strong> portion of the event will attract sawmill owners, mill workers and other stakeholders.  It will focus on the full spectrum of sawmilling equipment and technology, from influences in the log-yard through primary and secondary breakdown, to the final shipping of the product. Quebec sawmills produce over a quarter of the nation’s lumber with over 400 primary processing plants throughout the region. Visitors will find the latest and most innovative products and equipment to help these mills run at the highest rate of efficiency.</p> <p><strong>Canada Woodworking East</strong> will allow exhibitors to connect with Eastern Canada’s secondary woodworking market.  “This event will attract commercial and residential cabinet manufacturers and installers, commercial and home furniture manufacturers, architectural woodworkers, millwork, molding, door and stair manufacturers and the list goes on,” explains Show Manager Mike Neeb. “This event will have the machinery, hardware and accessories needed to transform wood into these much sought after products,” says Neeb. “We are very excited to present this event to the sawmilling and secondary wood processing market,” says Neeb.</p> <p>Trade show badges from either event will allow attendees admission to both events.</p> <p>For complete details on these events, please visit <a href="http://www.InterSawScie.ca">www.InterSawScie.ca</a> or <a href="http://www.BOEC.ca">www.BOEC.ca</a></p> <p><em>Master Promotions Ltd. has been producing trade shows, consumer shows and conferences in Canada since 1973. Managing in excess of twenty-five events annually, Master Promotions Ltd. is Canada’s largest independent trade and consumer event management company. For complete company information and event schedule, visit </em><a href="http://www.masterpromotions.ca"><em>www.masterpromotions.ca</em></a></p> <p> </p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 07:57:24 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/intersaw-returns-in-2014-with-canada-woodworking-east-2/ TRUXPO 2014 to Showcase Class 1 to 8 Trucks, New Conference Program & Features http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/truxpo-2014-to-showcase-class-1-to-8-trucks-new-conference-program-and-features/ <p><em>For Immediate Release<br/> October 17, 2013</em></p> <p><strong><em>Langley, BC</em></strong> – TRUXPO, Western Canada’s largest trucking and logistics show, will return to TRADEX in Abbotsford, British Columbia, September 19 and 20, 2014, with exciting new developments!</p> <p>TRUXPO is the event where industry meets to find new products and see the latest in commercial truck and transportation equipment. Fleet managers, truck buyers, operators, service personnel and distributors will be able to talk to sales and technical staff face to face to assist and plan their next purchase.</p> <p>Local, national and international exhibitors and visitors will be at TRUXPO, which is one of Canada’s largest exhibitions of Class 5-8 trucks and equipment and other industry-related products and services. The event will also showcase trucks used in forestry, construction and other vocational trucks with an emphasis on Class 1-4 vehicles. If it’s a work truck, it will be showcased at TRUXPO next September.</p> <p>The BC Trucking Association (BCTA) is once again hosting the event.</p> <p>“BCTA is pleased to present TRUXPO 2014 in partnership with Master Promotions, which has developed an outstanding event representing the entire trucking industry in Western Canada,” said Greg Munden, BCTA Chairperson and President of Munden Ventures Ltd.</p> <p>“We would like to welcome the Alberta Motor Transport Association, the Saskatchewan and Manitoba Trucking Associations, the Northern BC Truckers Association and the Central Interior Logging Association as new sponsors of the show. Their endorsement truly creates a western Canadian event,” said Munden.</p> <p>Several new developments are planned for 2014, including a conference program. Conference sessions are designed to appeal to industry professionals from the western provinces and these will be timely, informative and full of relevant industry information. BCTA will provide a detailed conference program in the near future. Show producer Master Promotions Ltd. is also planning a Show &amp; Shine, Multi-cultural Events and Driver Appreciation Day, among other new highlights, and the popular Recruiting Here feature will also return for 2014.</p> <p>TRUXPO 2014 will attract decision makers and stakeholders from the trucking and logistic industries from all over Western Canada and beyond. Make plans to attend!</p> <p>For complete details and event updates visit <a href="http://www.truxpo.com/" target="_blank">www.truxpo.com</a>.</p> <p align="center">– 30 –</p> <p><em>Master Promotions Ltd. has been producing trade shows, consumer shows and conferences in Canada since 1973. Managing in excess of twenty-five events annually, Master Promotions Ltd. is Canada’s largest independent trade and consumer event management company.</em></p> <p><em>BCTA, a member-based, non-profit, non-partisan advocacy organization, is the recognized voice of the British Columbia motor carrier industry, representing over 1,200 truck and motor coach fleets and over 250 suppliers to the industry. BCTA members operate over 13,000 vehicles, employ 26,000 people, and generate over $2 billion in revenue annually in the province.</em></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>MEDIA CONTACTS</strong></p> <p><strong>Master Promotions Ltd.</strong></p> <p>Denise Miller – Publicist, <a href="mailto:Dmiller@mpltd.ca" target="_blank">Dmiller@mpltd.ca</a>, <a href="tel:1-888-454-7469" target="_blank">1-888-454-7469</a></p> <p><strong>Exhibit Sales</strong></p> <p>Mark Cusack, National Show Manager – <a href="mailto:mcusack@mpltd.ca" target="_blank">mcusack@mpltd.ca</a><br/>  Matt Mitchell, Show Manager – <a href="mailto:mmitchell@mpltd.ca" target="_blank">mmitchell@mpltd.ca</a><br/> Les Trendall, Show Manager – <a href="mailto:ltrendall@mpltd.ca" target="_blank">ltrendall@mpltd.ca</a></p> <p><strong>BC Trucking Association</strong></p> <p>Michele Nicol, Business Director, <a href="mailto:michelen@bctrucking.com" target="_blank">michelen@bctrucking.com</a></p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 09:27:09 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/truxpo-2014-to-showcase-class-1-to-8-trucks-new-conference-program-and-features/ The Big One Returns to Exhibition Park this Week the IDEAL Location to Kick-Off Renovation Month http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/the-big-one-returns-to-exhibition-park-this-week-the-ideal-location-to-kick-off-renovation-month/ <p>For Immediate Release</p> <p>Halifax, NS – The Nova Scotia Fall Ideal Home Show is returning to Exhibition Park, October 4<sup>th</sup> thru October 6<sup>th</sup> and is sure to be a crowd pleaser!</p> <p>Visitors are sure to take advantage of the largest home show in the region in terms of content and floor space. The Fall Ideal Show lives up to its moniker “The Big One.” After a highly successful spring home show season in all our maritime markets, the anticipation is ramping up for one of the largest fall home shows on record! Over 200 exhibiting companies will take over the floors of Exhibition Park!</p> <p>October is National Renovation Month, a time to focus on the latest in home renovation. Homeowners and potential homeowners will be tackling projects that were put off during spring and summer and will flock to the home show to find the quality products and services they need.<strong> </strong></p> <p>Besides all the leaders in Nova Scotia’s building and home improvement companies being under one roof at one time, there is so much more going on inside the facility during the Fall Ideal Home show.</p> <p>Visitors can shop the show and <span style="text-decoration: underline;">SAVE BIG</span>!  Exhibitors always offer show specials and you can buy and arrange for delivery right on site!</p> <p>The Fall Ideal Home Show is pleased to present the ALL NEW Gluten Free Feature! This section will showcase Gluten free, Lactose free and Allergen free food.  This growing niche market has already overtaken our mainstream grocery stores and restaurants and caters to a high-end consumer and is proudly supported by The Canadian Celiac Association – Halifax Chapter. They will be on hand with Celiac and Gluten-Free Information and Education. There will also be cooking demonstrations with <strong>Chef Mary Ellen McInnis, Gluten Free Certified Chef </strong>and a Gluten-Free Smack-Down Cook Off between Chef Richard Julien and Bobby Mac from Q104!</p> <p>We are pleased to welcome back the Dairy Farmers of Canada who will provide seminars and have tastings of several types of Canadian cheese. Complete seminar schedule and times are available on our website.</p> <p>All new for 2013 is the Ideal Home Heating Feature and Stage. Exhibitors in this feature will be identified with signage and will be pleased to help visitors determine the best way to heat their homes AND save money!!! The stage schedule is jam packed with informative topics from these exhibitors and as temperatures drop this fall, the timing is perfect to research the latest home heating products! The Atlantic Chapter of the Canadian Rental Association will be presenting Demo Days! They will have some hands on equipment that you can rent to assist you with your household projects and more.</p> <p>Visitors can enter to win a $3000.00 Home Décor Package from Simmons Mattress Gallery, LaZboy Gallery &amp; Jordan’s Home Furniture! The winning continues with Radio 96 5 and McBurney Pools and Spas as visitors can also enter to win a Bullfrog Spa!</p> <p>Visitors have a chance to win big with Q104 and Murphy Gear! Visit the Murphy Gear Booth or store and shop TAX FREE all weekend!  Plus check out a ton of show specials to get outfitted for fall.  And be sure to visit the Q104 booth for your chance to win $50,000.00 and great swag from Murphy Gear including Boots and gift certificates.</p> <p>Show Management is pleased to announce the co-location of a brand new event with the Fall Ideal Home Show; the Ideal Pet Show! The Fall Ideal Home Show typically welcomes 20,000 visitors annually; many of them are pet owners so this is an “Ideal” fit!</p> <p>The Ideal Pet Show is proudly sponsored by the President’s Choice® Nutrition First® pet food brand.  The team from President’s Choice® will also be on site to answer questions, and provide pet food samples and coupons to show attendees. </p> <p>The Ideal Pet Show Stage is also sponsored by Invisible Fence Brand and will offer up several informative seminars daily! Visit <a href="http://www.idealpetshow.ca">www.idealpetshow.ca</a> for complete details!</p> <p>Visit Ace LumberMart to pre-purchase your three day scratch and win entry bracelet for $8.00! That gets you in the show ALL THREE DAYS for the price of one day!  Then visit the Ace LumberMart booth at the show to win big!</p> <p>For Complete details visit <a href="http://www.fallideal.ca">www.fallideal.ca</a>  or the <a href="http://www.idealpetshow.ca">www.idealpetshow.ca</a> TWO SHOWS  + ONE ADMISSION PRICE = SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE!</p> <p>Media Inquiries:</p> <p>Denise Miller, Publicist</p> <p>Master Promotions Ltd.</p> <p><a href="mailto:dmiller@mpltd.ca">dmiller@mpltd.ca</a></p> <p>1-888-454-7469</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 07:37:32 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/the-big-one-returns-to-exhibition-park-this-week-the-ideal-location-to-kick-off-renovation-month/ The Brand New Ideal Pet Show Joins the Fall Ideal Home Show this Week at Ex Park! http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/the-brand-new-ideal-pet-show-joins-the-fall-ideal-home-show-this-week-at-ex-park/ <p>For Immediate Release</p> <p>Halifax, NS – The Nova Scotia Fall Ideal Home Show is returning to Exhibition Park, October 4<sup>th</sup> thru October 6<sup>th</sup> and is sure to be a crowd pleaser!</p> <p>Visitors are sure to take advantage of the largest home show in the region in terms of content and floor space. The Fall Ideal Show lives up to its moniker “The Big One.” After a highly successful spring home show season in all our maritime markets, the anticipation is ramping up for one of the largest fall home shows on record! Over 200 exhibiting companies will take over the floors of Exhibition Park!</p> <p>October is National Renovation Month, a time to focus on the latest in home renovation. Homeowners and potential homeowners will be tackling projects that were put off during spring and summer and will flock to the home show to find the quality products and services they need.<strong> </strong></p> <p>Besides all the leaders in Nova Scotia’s building and home improvement companies being under one roof at one time, there is so much more going on inside the facility during the Fall Ideal Home show.</p> <p>Visitors can shop the show and <span style="text-decoration: underline;">SAVE BIG</span>!  Exhibitors always offer show specials and you can buy and arrange for delivery right on site!</p> <p>The Fall Ideal Home Show is pleased to present the ALL NEW Gluten Free Feature! This section will showcase Gluten free, Lactose free and Allergen free food.  This growing niche market has already overtaken our mainstream grocery stores and restaurants and caters to a high-end consumer and is proudly supported by The Canadian Celiac Association – Halifax Chapter. They will be on hand with Celiac and Gluten-Free Information and Education. There will also be cooking demonstrations with <strong>Chef Mary Ellen McInnis, Gluten Free Certified Chef </strong>and a Gluten-Free Smack-Down Cook Off between Chef Richard Julien and Bobby Mac from Q104!</p> <p>We are pleased to welcome back the Dairy Farmers of Canada who will provide seminars and have tastings of several types of Canadian cheese. Complete seminar schedule and times are available on our website.</p> <p>All new for 2013 is the Ideal Home Heating Feature and Stage. Exhibitors in this feature will be identified with signage and will be pleased to help visitors determine the best way to heat their homes AND save money!!! The stage schedule is jam packed with informative topics from these exhibitors and as temperatures drop this fall, the timing is perfect to research the latest home heating products! The Atlantic Chapter of the Canadian Rental Association will be presenting Demo Days! They will have some hands on equipment that you can rent to assist you with your household projects and more.</p> <p>Visitors can enter to win a $3000.00 Home Décor Package from Simmons Mattress Gallery, LaZboy Gallery &amp; Jordan’s Home Furniture! The winning continues with Radio 96 5 and McBurney Pools and Spas as visitors can also enter to win a Bullfrog Spa!</p> <p>Visitors have a chance to win big with Q104 and Murphy Gear! Visit the Murphy Gear Booth or store and shop TAX FREE all weekend!  Plus check out a ton of show specials to get outfitted for fall.  And be sure to visit the Q104 booth for your chance to win $50,000.00 and great swag from Murphy Gear including Boots and gift certificates.</p> <p>Show Management is pleased to announce the co-location of a brand new event with the Fall Ideal Home Show; the Ideal Pet Show! The Fall Ideal Home Show typically welcomes 20,000 visitors annually; many of them are pet owners so this is an “Ideal” fit!</p> <p>The Ideal Pet Show is proudly sponsored by the President’s Choice® Nutrition First® pet food brand.  The team from President’s Choice® will also be on site to answer questions, and provide pet food samples and coupons to show attendees. </p> <p>The Ideal Pet Show Stage is also sponsored by Invisible Fence Brand and will offer up several informative seminars daily! Visit <a href="http://www.idealpetshow.ca">www.idealpetshow.ca</a> for complete details!</p> <p>Visit Ace LumberMart to pre-purchase your three day scratch and win entry bracelet for $8.00! That gets you in the show ALL THREE DAYS for the price of one day!  Then visit the Ace LumberMart booth at the show to win big!</p> <p>For Complete details visit <a href="http://www.fallideal.ca">www.fallideal.ca</a>  or the <a href="http://www.idealpetshow.ca">www.idealpetshow.ca</a> TWO SHOWS  + ONE ADMISSION PRICE = SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE!</p> <p> </p> <p>Media Inquiries:</p> <p>Denise Miller, Publicist</p> <p>Master Promotions Ltd.</p> <p><a href="mailto:dmiller@mpltd.ca">dmiller@mpltd.ca</a></p> <p>1-888-454-7469</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 07:38:58 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/the-brand-new-ideal-pet-show-joins-the-fall-ideal-home-show-this-week-at-ex-park/ Démo Forêt 2000 Celebrates Saguenay and the Forestry Industry/Démo Forêt 2000 : le Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean et l’industrie forestière en vedette http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/demo-foret-2000-celebrates-saguenay-and-the-forestry-industry-demo-foret-2000-le-saguenay-lac-saint-jean-et-l-industrie-forestiere-en-vedette/ <p>For Immediate Release &lt;&lt;French Below&gt;&gt;</p> <p>Dolbeau-Mistassini, QC -<strong> Démo Forêt </strong><strong>2000</strong> returned September 20-22, 2013 in Dolbeau-Mistassini, Québec and  showcased the most innovative products, equipment, services and technology available to the forestry and logging industries to date. The event also celebrated the 175<sup>th</sup> Anniversary of the Saguenay-Lac St-Jean Region which is home to many who work in these industries.</p> <p>The wet weather did not deter the 5,123 registered visitors who came out over the course of the three day event to view the latest offerings from some of the leaders of the forestry industry; and they did not leave disappointed with a fantastic and varied display of forestry equipment on display. Exhibitors reported solid traffic on Saturday afternoon with several pieces of equipment sold on-site and many have qualified sales leads to follow up on in the coming months.</p> <p>The two industry suppers were sold out on both evenings and a good time was enjoyed by all with some time to network and mingle with industry counterparts.</p> <p> Event management was very pleased to welcome Premier Pauline Marois to the event on Friday. The Premier took a tour of the event and spoke with some exhibitors. While at Démo Forêt 2000, Premier Marois announced government funding of 8.5 million for the Québec Silviculture industry; further meetings will take place this fall with industry stakeholders to discuss the future of the forestry industry in Québec.</p> <p>Organizers would like to thank the sponsors of the event, the City of Dolbeau-Mitassini and the entire region for their support of this event.</p> <p>Master Promotions Ltd. is now looking forward to 2014 and the newly launched Québec Forestry and Construction Expo which is co-locating with the brand new Salon Cam Québec at the Centre de Foires in Québec City, April 25-26, 2014.</p> <p align="center"><strong>Démo Forêt 2000 : le Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean et l’industrie forestière en vedette</strong></p> <p>Pour publication immédiate</p> <p>Dolbeau-Mistassini, QC -<strong> Démo Forêt </strong><strong>2000</strong> a eu lieu de nouveau à Dolbeau-Mistassini (Québec) du 20 au 22 septembre 2013 et a présenté les produits, équipements, services et technologies les plus innovateurs offerts à l’industrie forestière à ce jour. L’événement soulignait aussi le 175<sup>e</sup> anniversaire de la région du Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, foyer de bien de gens dans l’industrie.  </p> <p>Le temps pluvieux n’a pas découragé les 5123 visiteurs inscrits qui sont venus au cours des trois journées de l’événement pour voir les dernières nouveautés de certains des chefs de file du domaine. Ils n’ont pas été déçus, car on pouvait y voir une variété incroyable d’équipement forestier. Les exposants ont fait état d’un achalandage important le samedi après-midi, plusieurs pièces d’équipement ayant été vendues sur place et de nombreux exposants ayant une liste de clients éventuels à relancer au cours des prochains mois.</p> <p>Les deux soupers de l’industrie ont fait salle comble et tous les participants ont pris du bon temps tout en échangeant et en discutant avec leurs collègues du milieu forestier.</p> <p>Les organisateurs de l’événement ont été très heureux d’accueillir la première ministre, Pauline Marois, le vendredi. Elle a visité l’exposition et parlé à certains exposants. À cette occasion, Madame Marois a annoncé un financement de 8,5 millions de dollars pour des travaux sylvicoles au Québec. D’autres rencontres auront lieu cet automne avec les intervenants de l’industrie pour discuter de l’avenir du secteur forestier québécois.</p> <p>Les organisateurs aimeraient remercier les commanditaires de l’événement, la ville de Dolbeau-Mistassini ainsi que toute la région pour leur appui.</p> <p>Master Promotions Ltd. se tourne maintenant vers 2014 pour l’Expo Foresterie et construction de Québec, qui vient tout juste d’être lancée et qui aura lieu avec le nouveau Salon Cam Québec, au Centre de foires de Québec, les 25 et 26 avril 2014.</p> <p> </p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 09:42:57 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/demo-foret-2000-celebrates-saguenay-and-the-forestry-industry-demo-foret-2000-le-saguenay-lac-saint-jean-et-l-industrie-forestiere-en-vedette/ Démo Forêt 2000 ouvre cette semaine à Dolbeau-Mistassini http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/demo-foret-2000-ouvre-cette-semaine-a-dolbeau-mistassini/ <p align="center">Pour diffusion immédiate</p> <p align="center">Démo Forêt 2000 est de retour à Dolbeau-Mistassini (Québec) du 20 au 22 septembre pour sa 15<sup>e</sup> édition.  On y trouvera les produits, équipement, technologies et services les plus innovateurs disponibles pour le secteur forestier.</p> <p align="center">Les gestionnaires de l’exposition sont heureux d’annoncer qu’un nouveau site accueillera l’événement, soit le site du <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Festival Western de Dolbeau-Mistassini</span>, au centre de Dolbeau. Une autre nouveauté est que l'événement est ouvert pendant trois jours.</p> <p align="center">Le moment ne pouvait être mieux choisi pour revenir dans cette région en cette année de célébration du 175<sup>e</sup> anniversaire du Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, au moment d’une reprise dans l’industrie forestière.</p> <p align="center">La portion exposition de Démo Forêt 2000 s’annonce bien, car tous les leaders de l’industrie forestière seront présents à ce rassemblement. Pour une liste complète des participants, cliquez <a href="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/demo-foret-2013/exhibitor-list/v"><strong>ici</strong></a><strong>.</strong></p> <p align="center">Dans le cadre des activités de Démo Forêt 2000, l’industrie se réunira lors de 2 soupers organisés sur le site. Le vendredi 20 septembre, le souper « Hommage aux bâtisseurs »  commémorera le 175<sup>e</sup> anniversaire du Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean. On peut acheter les billets en ligne dès maintenant.</p> <p align="center">Le samedi 21 septembre aura lieu le souper « Le retour au chantier », sous la présidence d’honneur de Denis Trottier, député de Roberval et adjoint parlementaire de la ministre des Ressources naturelles. Les billets pour ce souper sont aussi offerts en ligne.</p> <p align="center">Plusieurs entreprises embauchent, y compris JD Irving et Rémabec, alors assurez-vous d'apporter votre curriculum vitae.</p> <p align="center">Vivez l’expérience d’un tour de camion lourd dans les rues de Dolbeau-Mistassini (Gratuit, groupes de 1 à 6 personnes). En collaboration avec le Centre de Formation en Transport de Charlesbourg kiosque # O-19.</p> <p align="center">Les visiteurs qui le souhaitent auront la chance de demeurer directement sur le site, car des emplacements de camping (avec ou sans services) seront disponibles. Pour plus d’information et la liste de prix, visitez notre site Web.</p> <p align="center"><strong>Ce sera une grande célébration qui se tiendra dans la région du Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean et pour célébrer l’ensemble de l’industrie forestière. Pour éviter les files d’attente et vous préinscrire gratuitement pour les deux journées de l’événement, visitez le </strong><a href="http://www.demoforet2000.org"><strong>www.demoforet2000.org</strong></a></p> <p align="center"><strong> </strong></p> <p align="center"><strong> </strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>Demandes de la part des médias :</strong></p> <p align="center">Denise Miller, agente de publicité</p> <p align="center">Master Promotions Ltd.</p> <p align="center"><a href="mailto:dmiller@mpltd.ca">dmiller@mpltd.ca</a></p> <p align="center"> </p> <p align="center">OU</p> <p align="center">Michel Mallette, Directeur d’exposition</p> <p align="center">Info@demoforet2000.org</p> <p align="center">(418) 592-7332</p> <p align="center"> </p> <p align="center"> </p> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 07:38:02 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/demo-foret-2000-ouvre-cette-semaine-a-dolbeau-mistassini/ Nova Scotia’s Newest Hunting and Outdoor Show Hits a Bull’s-eye!! http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/nova-scotia-s-newest-hunting-and-outdoor-show-hits-a-bull-s-eye/ <p>Truro, Nova Scotia - Outdoor enthusiasts from all over the Maritimes converged on the Rath Eastlink Community Centre in Truro, on September 6-8<sup>th</sup> and they were not left disappointed!</p> <p>Thousands of hunters came to the show to shop and shop they did. The aisles were jam packed all weekend with streams of firearms and other related merchandise heading out the door with buyers anxious for the season’s opening day.</p> <p>There was plenty of positive feedback from visitors and exhibitors and the success of this inaugural event makes show management excited to plan and build on this for next year!</p> <p> We would like to thank the following stage presenters, Don Bates, DoinDogs Kennel, the Nova Scotia Association of Cross Bow Hunters, the Nova Scotia Federation of Hunters and Anglers, Jeff Campbell from the Truro Chapter of the Delta Water Fowl Foundation and the Truro Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation.</p> <p align="center">Congratulations to the following winners of our door prizes:</p> <p align="center"><strong>The National Wild Turkey Federation Print</strong>: Rick Morine</p> <p align="center"><strong>Triple X knife</strong>: Shawn O’Hara</p> <p align="center"><strong>Quigley-Ford Scopes</strong>: Andrew Flemming, Tom Kennedy Jr, Jacob Roper, Greg MacDonald, Stacey Brenton and  Doug MacKenzie .</p> <p>Show management is thankful for the support and direction of some of the province’s most well known associations including: The Nova Scotia Federation of Anglers and Hunters, the Nova Scotia Association of Cross Bow Hunters and the National Wild Turkey Federation.</p> <p>Thank you to all of the exhibitors that made this event a resounding success and mark your calendars for September 5-7, 2014 and the second annual Nova Scotia Hunting and Outdoor Show!</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 11:51:09 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/nova-scotia-s-newest-hunting-and-outdoor-show-hits-a-bull-s-eye/ Nova Scotia's Brand New Hunting and Outdoor Show Opens Today in Truro http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/nova-scotia-s-brand-new-hunting-and-outdoor-show-opens-today-in-truro/ <p style="text-align: left;"><strong>Nova Scotia’s Newest Hunting and Outdoors Show Opens Friday</strong></p> <p>For Immediate Release</p> <p>Halifax, Nova Scotia –Hunting enthusiasts from all over the Maritimes are expected in Truro, Nova Scotia this weekend for the inaugural Nova Scotia Hunting and Outdoors Show which is being held at the Rath Eastlink Community Centre September 6-8, 2013.</p> <p>This show is jam packed with over 100 booths showcasing the region’s leading retailers of hunting gear and equipment,  firearms, archery, guiding and outfitters, taxidermist, clubs and associations, ATV/UTV’s, boats, outboards and other power and outdoor equipment with plenty of show sales to be had! This event is just in time to gear up for the upcoming hunting season with the kick off just days away!</p> <p>Show management is proud to have the endorsement and support of some of the province’s most well known associations including: The Nova Scotia Federation of Anglers and Hunters, the Nova Scotia Association of Cross Bow Hunters and the National Wild Turkey Federation.</p> <p>Several exciting features are shaping up including a display from Valley Taxidermy, Jeff Campbell from the Truro Chapter of the Delta Waterfowl Group and former Canadian duck calling champ will be doing calling demonstrations and showcasing some winning techniques and Ace Boater.com will be providing boat card testing right at the show!</p> <p>Hunt Outdoors presents the Crossman Air Rifle Shooting Tent and the Traditional Archers Association and the Scotia Bowmen are manning an archery demo area where visitors can try their hand at shooting a bow!</p> <p>The Big Game Society of Nova Scotia wants hunters to “Show them YOUR Rack!” They will be set up to score and display some of Nova Scotias most impressive trophies! Make sure to bring yours to the show! It could be one for the books!</p> <p>Several prizes are available for visitors to the event including several long range hunting scoped from Quigley-Ford, beautiful custom knives from Triple X Knives and the Truro Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation is donating a print. Visitors can fill out ballots right at the show!</p> <p>The seminar stage is chock full of informative sessions, including retriever demonstrations and obedience techniques from Don Bates and DoinDogs Kennel, the NWTF Truro Struttin Gobblers, talking wild turkeys and so much more.</p> <p>Admission prices for this event are $8.00 for general admission, Youth from 10-18 years are $6.00, a weekend pass is $15.00 and children under 10 accompanied by an adult are admitted free.</p> <p>Show hours are Friday, September 6<sup>th</sup>, from 5pm-9pm, Saturday, September 7<sup>th</sup> from 10am-6pm and Sunday, September 8<sup>th</sup> from 10am-4pm.</p> <p>For more information, visit <a href="http://www.nshuntingandoutdoorshow.ca">www.nshuntingandoutdoorshow.ca</a></p> <p> </p> <p>Media Inquiries:</p> <p>Denise Miller, Publicist</p> <p>Master Promotions Ltd.</p> <p><a href="mailto:dmiller@mpltd.ca">dmiller@mpltd.ca</a></p> <p>1-888-454-7469</p> <p> </p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 11:10:08 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/nova-scotia-s-brand-new-hunting-and-outdoor-show-opens-today-in-truro/ Brand New Event to be Launched in Prince Edward Island in 2014 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/brand-new-event-to-be-launched-in-prince-edward-island-in-2014/ <p>Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island</p> <p>For Immediate Release</p> <p>Atlantic Canada based Master Promotions Ltd. is pleased to announce the dates and location for the newest event in its ever growing portfolio. Woodwork East will be held at the Charlottetown Civic Centre on March 7-9, 2014.</p> <p>Woodwork East is a new concept show which will be co-located with the popular PEI Provincial Home Show, which is celebrating its 30th Anniversary in 2014! Our built in audience of home show visitors will bring 13,000 people to the event.</p> <p>The goal of this event is to provide a platform for woodworking hobbyists and professionals looking for the latest tools, products and services available to the diverse woodworking industry in Atlantic Canada.</p> <p>“This is a natural fit with a home show event because most home owners do a lot of their own repairs and dabble in wood working,” says Show Manager Brian Mckiel. “We will have exhibitors with entry level products and tools that the average home owner would need right up to specialty tools for your professional trades person,” explained Mckiel.</p> <p>We will bring the woodworking community together to share specialty products, information, tools, machines and instruction with a relevant and topical seminar stage.</p> <p>Exhibit categories include:</p> <table border="0" align="center"><tbody><tr><td> <p>Power Tools</p> <p>Finishing Tools &amp; Products</p> <p>Adhesives</p> <p>Cabinet Tools &amp; Hardware</p> <p>Cleaning Tools/Supplies</p> <p>Dust collection</p> <p>Mouldings &amp; Millwork</p> <p>Powertools &amp; Accessories</p> <p>Safety Equipment</p> <p>Home Improvement Products</p> </td> <td> <p>Turning Tools &amp; Supplies</p> <p>Veneers</p> <p>Exotic Woods</p> <p>Stationary Machinery</p> <p>Carving Tools &amp; Machinery</p> <p>Dovetail Jigs &amp; Features</p> <p>Shop Equipment</p> <p>Work/Time Savers</p> <p>Hardware</p> <p>Anything Woodworking or DIY Related</p> </td> </tr></tbody></table><p> </p> <p>For complete details and the latest updates visit www.woodworkeast.ca often!</p> <p> Media Inquries:</p> <p>Denise Miller, Publicist</p> <p>Master Promotions Ltd.</p> <p>dmiller@mpltd.ca</p> <p>1-888-454-7469</p> <p>Master Promotions Ltd. Proudly Atlantic Canadian</p> <p><em>Uniquely Qualified, and Highly Dedicated to Producing Professional Events. <br/></em></p> <p><em> </em></p> <p><em>Master Promotions Ltd. is Canada’s Largest Independent Trade and Consumer Event Management Company, based right here in Atlantic Canada with offices in Saint John, New Brunswick and Halifax, Nova Scotia. <br/></em></p> <p><em> </em></p> <p><em>Our portfolio is ever-growing with nearly 4 decades of successful trade and consumer shows from diverse markets that include in excess of 25-events annually in 7 provinces across Canada including Prince Edward Island which is home to the PEI Provincial Home Show and the Island Outdoor Show. <br/></em></p> <p><em> </em></p> <p><em>Our events cover a broad spectrum of industries including: agriculture, fisheries, marine, sawmilling, forestry, trucking, heavy equipment, construction, mechanical &amp; electronic technology and a wide variety of consumer shows including home shows and a successful recreation portfolio including boating, RVing and motorcycles. <br/></em></p> <p><em> </em></p> <p><em>For a detailed description of our full event schedule please visit our website at www.masterpromotions.ca</em></p> <p><em> </em></p> <p><em> </em></p> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 08:02:34 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/brand-new-event-to-be-launched-in-prince-edward-island-in-2014/ Set Your Sights on Nova Scotia’s Newest Hunting and Outdoors Show http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/set-your-sights-on-nova-scotia-s-newest-hunting-and-outdoors-show/ <p>For Immediate Release</p> <p>Halifax, Nova Scotia – Planning and preparation is well underway for the inaugural Nova Scotia Hunting and Outdoors Show which is being held at the Rath Eastlink Community Centre in Truro,Nova Scotia on September 6-8, 2013.</p> <p>This show will be jam packed with the region’s leading retailers of hunting gear and equipment,  firearms, archery, guiding and outfitters, taxidermist, clubs and associations, ATV/UTV’s, boats and outboards and other power and outdoor equipment with plenty of show sales to be had! This event is just in time to gear up for the upcoming hunting season!</p> <p>Show management is proud to have the endorsement and support of some of the province’s most well known associations including: The Nova Scotia Federation of Anglers and Hunters, the Nova Scotia Association of Cross Bow Hunters and the National Wild Turkey Federation.</p> <p>Several exciting features are shaping up including a display from Valley Taxidermy, Jeff Campbell from the Truro Chapter of the Delta Waterfowl Group and two time Canadian duck calling champ will be doing calling demonstrations and showcasing some winning techniques and Ace Boater.com will be providing boat card testing right at the show!</p> <p>The Big Game Society of Nova Scotia wants hunters to “Show them YOUR Rack!” They will be set up to score and display some of Nova Scotias most impressive trophies! Make sure to bring yours to the show! It could be one for the books!</p> <p>Several prizes are available for visitors to the event including beautiful custom knives from Triple X Knives and the Truro Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation is donating a print. Visitors can fill out ballots right at the show!</p> <p>There are lots more developments in the works that will be announced in the coming weeks but this event will surely be a hit for hunting and outdoor enthusiasts from all over Nova Scotia and beyond!</p> <p>Admission prices for this event are $8.00 for general admission, Youth from 10-18 years are $6.00, a weekend pass is $15.00 and children under 10 accompanied by an adult are admitted free.</p> <p>Show hours are Friday, September 6<sup>th</sup>, from 5pm-9pm, Saturday, September 7<sup>th</sup> from 10am-6pm and Sunday, September 8<sup>th</sup> from 10am-4pm.</p> <p>For more information, visit <a href="http://www.nshuntingandoutdoorshow.ca">www.nshuntingandoutdoorshow.ca</a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 07:48:01 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/set-your-sights-on-nova-scotia-s-newest-hunting-and-outdoors-show/ À toute vapeur vers Démo Forêt 2000/ Full Steam Ahead for Démo Forêt 2000 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/a-toute-vapeur-vers-demo-foret-2000-full-steam-ahead-for-demo-foret-2000/ <p>Pour diffusion immédiate &lt;&lt;ENGLISH BELOW&gt;&gt;</p> <p>Démo Forêt 2000 est de retour à Dolbeau-Mistassini (Québec) du 20 au 22 septembre pour sa 15<sup>e</sup> édition.  On y trouvera les produits, équipement, technologies et services les plus innovateurs disponibles pour le secteur forestier.</p> <p>Les gestionnaires de l’exposition sont heureux d’annoncer qu’un nouveau site accueillera l’événement, soit le site du <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Festival Western de Dolbeau-Mistassini</span>, au centre de Dolbeau.</p> <p>Le moment ne pouvait être mieux choisi pour revenir dans cette région en cette année de célébration du 175<sup>e</sup> anniversaire du Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, au moment d’une reprise dans l’industrie forestière.</p> <p>La portion exposition de Démo Forêt 2000 s’annonce bien, car tous les leaders de l’industrie forestière seront présents à ce rassemblement. Pour une liste complète des participants, cliquez <a href="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/demo-foret-2013/exhibitor-list/v"><strong>ici</strong></a><strong>.</strong></p> <p>Dans le cadre des activités de Démo Forêt 2000, l’industrie se réunira lors de 2 soupers organisés sur le site. Le vendredi 20 septembre, le souper « Hommage aux bâtisseurs »  commémorera le 175<sup>e</sup> anniversaire du Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean. On peut acheter les billets en ligne dès maintenant.</p> <p>Le samedi 21 septembre aura lieu le souper « Le retour au chantier », sous la présidence d’honneur de Denis Trottier, député de Roberval et adjoint parlementaire de la ministre des Ressources naturelles. Les billets pour ce souper sont aussi offerts en ligne.</p> <p>Les visiteurs qui le souhaitent auront la chance de demeurer directement sur le site, car des emplacements de camping (avec ou sans services) seront disponibles. Pour plus d’information et la liste de prix, visitez notre site Web.</p> <p><strong>Ce sera une grande célébration qui se tiendra dans la région du Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean et pour célébrer l’ensemble de l’industrie forestière. Pour éviter les files d’attente et vous préinscrire <span style="text-decoration: underline;">gratuitement</span> pour les deux journées de l’événement, visitez le </strong><a href="http://www.demoforet2000.org"><strong>www.demoforet2000.org</strong></a></p> <p><em>Cette année, les programmes en opérations forestières et en évaluation de la ressource de FPInnovations tiendront leur rencontre annuelle de transfert de connaissances et de consultation à Dolbeau-Mistassini, le<strong> 19 septembre 2013</strong>,<strong> </strong>tout juste avant l’événement Forêt Démo 2000! Cette rencontre d’une demi-journée (<strong>13h30 à 17h00</strong>) se tiendra au motel Chute des Pères, 46, boul. Panoramique, Dolbeau-Mistassini, salle Le Meeting. Elle vise à fournir un survol des plus récentes solutions et innovations pour l’aménagement et les opérations en forêt.  Les thèmes de recherche suivants seront abordés :</em></p> <ul><li><em>Récolte des bois;</em></li> <li><em>Sylviculture;</em></li> <li><em>Routes et camionnage;</em></li> <li><em>Foresterie de précision;</em></li> <li><em>Biomasse;</em></li> <li><em>Efficacité énergétique;</em></li> <li><em>Inventaire forestier.</em></li> </ul><table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr><td width="633" valign="top"> <p><em>Vous et vos collègues êtes donc cordialement invités à ce forum d’échanges qui vous donnera la chance d’entendre parler des nouveautés dans le domaine des opérations et de l’aménagement forestier, et également de contribuer à déterminer la direction des travaux futurs chez FPInnovations. </em></p> <p><em> </em></p> </td> </tr></tbody></table><p><em>Si vous êtes intéressés à participer, veuillez communiquer avec Mme Guyta Mercier, du Partenariat Innovation Forêt, pour confirmer votre présence <strong>avant le 13 septembre</strong> au  418‑648-5828 ou au </em><em><a href="mailto:guyta.mercier@fpinnovations.ca">guyta.mercier@fpinnovations.ca</a></em><em>. Veuillez noter qu’il n’y a aucuns frais d’inscription.</em></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>Demandes de la part des médias :</strong></p> <p>Denise Miller, agente de publicité</p> <p>Master Promotions Ltd.</p> <p><a href="mailto:dmiller@mpltd.ca">dmiller@mpltd.ca</a></p> <p>1-888-454-7469</p> <p> </p> <p>Michel Mallete</p> <p><a href="mailto:info@demoforet2000.org">info@demoforet2000.org</a></p> <p>(418) 592-7332</p> <p> </p> <p align="center"><strong>Full Steam Ahead for Demo Foret 2000</strong></p> <p align="center"><strong> </strong></p> <p>For Immediate Release</p> <p>Démo Forêt 2000 returns for its 15<sup>th</sup> edition on September 20-22, 2013 in Dolbeau-Mistassini, Quebec and will showcase the most innovative products, equipment, services and technology available to the forestry and logging industries to date.</p> <p>Show Management is pleased to announce an exciting new location for this event:  the site of the <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Festival Western de Dolbeau-Mistassini</span>, in the center of Dolbeau.</p> <p>The timing could not be better to return to this region and to be included in their year of celebration of the 175<sup>th</sup> Anniversary of the Saguenay-Lac St-Jean Region and resurgence in the forestry industry.</p> <p>The trade show portion of Demo Foret 2000 is shaping up nicely with all the leaders of the forestry industry being showcased at this industry gathering. For a complete list, please click <a href="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/demo-foret-2013/exhibitor-list/v"><strong>here</strong></a><strong>:</strong></p> <p>As part of the festivities of Demo Foret 2000, there will be several industry dinners held on-site. On Friday, September 20<sup>th</sup>, the “Tribute to our Pioneers” dinner commemorating the 175th anniversary of Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, will be held. Tickets are available to purchase online now.</p> <p>On Saturday, September 21<sup>st</sup>, the “Return to the Logging Camp” dinner, with Honourary President Denis Trottier, MNA for Roberval, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Natural Resources will be held. Tickets for this are also available for purchase at this time.</p> <p>Visitors to the event will have the unique opportunity to stay right on-site with the availability of full service camping sites. For more information and pricing, please visit our website.</p> <p><strong>This will truly be a celebration of the Saguenay region and the industry as a whole. To avoid line-ups, and to pre-register for a complimentary two day pass for this event, please visit </strong><a href="http://www.demoforet2000.org"><strong>www.demoforet2000.org</strong></a></p> <p> </p> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 09:02:32 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/a-toute-vapeur-vers-demo-foret-2000-full-steam-ahead-for-demo-foret-2000/ New Event to Co-Locate with Popular Halifax Home Show http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/new-event-to-co-locate-with-popular-halifax-home-show/ <p style="text-align: left;">The owners of the successful Ideal Home Show series are proud to announce the co-location of a new event at Exhibition Park.  The Ideal Pet Show will provide pet owners with the ideal resource for pet-related supplies, services and education, all under one roof.</p> <p style="text-align: left;">This is the only event of its kind in the HRM, where visitors can peruse the most up to date equipment, supplies, and care products for their companion animals PLUS source out all their home based purchases at the same event at the long standing Fall Ideal Home Show.</p> <p style="text-align: left;">The business of owning and pampering pets has become huge in North America, with the estimated market of sales in Canada alone reaching as much as $4.5 BILLION annually.</p> <p style="text-align: left;">Pet enthusiasts can expect to find exhibits and ongoing stage demonstrations pertaining to pet nutrition, health, apparel, training, fencing, accessories, grooming and rescue efforts.  The event will focus sharply on education, and the demonstration stage will be jam packed all weekend.  Some of the highlights include Hope for Wildlife; Saint John Ambulance Dog Therapy Program; Alley Cat Rescue;  The W.O.O.F Dog Training program  at the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility, Litters to Critters Animal Rescue, Invisible Fence demonstrating puppy training and the Greyhound Pets of Atlantic Canada Society; </p> <p style="text-align: left;">Expect to see &amp; talk to representatives from national and international Pet food companies, who will explain to you the rationale and science behind why you should be buying a particular type &amp; brand for your pet. There will also be a chance to meet the many independent manufactures of Dehydrated Dog Food &amp; Treats that are manufactured right here in Nova Scotia. Visitors will be able to talk to the retail store representatives who will be on hand to help you decide what items are available for your pet and where to purchase them.</p> <p style="text-align: left;">Visitors can find out what is involved in adopting a pet for your family and prepare for when they get a pet by meeting the many doggie daycare representatives on hand.  For those who already have pets, information will be available to learn what is involved if your pet requires Orthotics or Prosthetics and what the procedures are to have this done</p> <p style="text-align: left;">Among some of the visitor resources available, you can find out what happens when your dog is lost &amp; what the NS Lost Dog Network can do for you; Why you should have pet Insurance; The cat population problems &amp; solutions in Nova Scotia; Therapy Dog program for the ill &amp; elderly; and last but not least,  If you’re Travelling with a pet, find out which hotels &amp; motels are pet friendly.</p> <p style="text-align: left;">The SPCA will be on-site with the Wet Nose Weekend.  Attendees can come and visit with their potential fur-ever pet and adopt right at the show.  Be sure to visit their website for pre approval.</p> <p style="text-align: left;">We’ll top the weekend off with a pet Halloween costume contest.</p> <p style="text-align: left;">Check our website for all the details. <a href="http://www.idealpetshow.ca">www.idealpetshow.ca</a></p> <p style="text-align: left;">Media Inquiries:</p> <p style="text-align: left;"> </p> <p style="text-align: left;">Denise Miller, Publicist</p> <p style="text-align: left;">Master Promotions Ltd.</p> <p style="text-align: left;"><a href="mailto:dmiller@mpltd.ca">dmiller@mpltd.ca</a></p> <p style="text-align: left;">1-888-454-7469</p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 09:30:57 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/new-event-to-co-locate-with-popular-halifax-home-show/ Attendance Up for the 2013 Edition of the Atlantic Truck Show http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/attendance-up-for-the-2013-edition-of-the-atlantic-truck-show/ <p>For Immediate Release<strong> <br/></strong></p> <p>Moncton, NB – The owners of the Atlantic Truck Show, the Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association (APTA) are happy to report that the 15<sup>th</sup> edition of the event exceeded all of their expectations in terms of exhibitors, content and visitor attendance.</p> <p>12, 250 visitors streamed through the gates during the two-day event and they did not leave disappointed.  This is up from attendance in 2011 and show management is extremely pleased with the results of this event.</p> <p>Attendees were in awe of the gleaming displays of big rigs and industry related products and services that encompassed the entire Moncton Coliseum Complex and parking lot.</p> <p>The recruitment drive was a huge hit with visitors and company representatives were pleased with the enthusiasm job seekers displayed about the industry.</p> <p>Exhibitors were extremely pleased with the high quality traffic and reported solid sales activity and many leads to follow up on in the coming months.</p> <p>“The show ABSOLUTELY was a success for us. We booked 6 additional loads and are sure we will recruit at least 4-5 more drivers for East Coast work, not to mention we strengthened our truck/trailer delivery position with our existing customers. We're very happy with the outcome,” said Wendi L. Keller with the Drive Star Group of Companies.</p> <p>Brian Donovan of Permanon Canada Limited echoed these sentiments. “Just a quick note to let you know how pleased we were with the quality of the decision makers who visited our booth this year at the Atlantic Truck Show.  We will be back in 2015.”</p> <p>The leaders of the industry were well represented with impressive displays featuring the latest trucks and trucking related products on the market today. Manufacturers have raised the bar when it comes to fuel efficiency and environmentally friendly products as well as the launch of newer engines and hybrid technology which was showcased at the Atlantic Truck Show. The new Ride and Drive was well received with many buyers enjoying the fact they could drive the latest big rigs and compare, in one place at one time.</p> <p>The APTA breakfast was well attended, as was the charity lobster dinner and silent auction with nearly 500 attendees!  Proceeds from that event benefit the juvenile diabetes research.</p> <p>We now look towards 2015 and our next edition of the Atlantic Truck Show and wish all of our visitors and exhibitors continued success until then.</p> <p><strong>Media Inquiries: <br/></strong></p> <p><strong>Denise Miller, Publicist</strong></p> <p><strong>Master Promotions Ltd. </strong></p> <p><strong>1-888-454-7469</strong></p> <p><strong><a href="mailto:dmiller@Mpltd.ca">dmiller@Mpltd.ca</a></strong></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 08:14:41 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/attendance-up-for-the-2013-edition-of-the-atlantic-truck-show/ Two BIG Weeks for Canada’s Largest Independent Trade Show Company http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/two-big-weeks-for-canada-s-largest-independent-trade-show-company/ <p><strong>For Immediate Release</strong></p> <p>It has been a very busy two weeks in the trade show industry across the nation. Master Promotions Ltd. has hosted two major trade events in a two week span. Both events were extremely successful and show management hope to keep the momentum going, for future events and company growth.</p> <p>On May 31-June 1<sup>st</sup>, the Canada North Resources Expo was held at the CN Centre in Prince George, British Columbia. This event was recently acquired by Master Promotions Ltd. and with much fanfare was dubbed the largest, most successful event in decades for the booming resources industry in Northern British Columbia.</p> <p>Exhibitors reported brisk sales activities and many qualified leads to follow up on. Comments were made that this edition was the best in a decade and are already planning on rebooking for 2015.</p> <p>“Best attendance in years, I have filled my notebook with leads, tasks, to-dos and I have booked four more presentations. I have customers that came by from communities out of town and they said they heard about the show with your well placed ads, I will be booking for 2015 for sure.” said Scott Chipman, Atlantic Industries Limited<strong>.</strong></p> <p> “We had a very successful Show and your Team was very professional and most helpful in every way. We will be <strong>REBOOKING FOR 2015</strong><strong>”</strong>,<strong> </strong>said Ron Trainor of Western Equipment Limited<strong>.</strong></p> <p>The results were much the same on June 7<sup>th</sup> and 8<sup>th</sup> at the Coliseum in Moncton, New Brunswick at the Atlantic Truck Show which is also managed by Master Promotions Ltd.</p> <p>Over the course of the two day event 12,250 industry professionals took in this massive trucking and logistics event. This is up from the amount of registered visitors at the 2011 edition.</p> <p>Exhibitors were extremely pleased with the high quality traffic and reported solid sales activity and many leads to follow up on in the coming months.</p> <p>“The show ABSOLUTELY was a success for us. We booked 6 additional loads and are sure we will recruit at least 4-5 more drivers for East Coast work, not to mention we strengthened our truck/trailer delivery position with our existing customers. We're very happy with the outcome,” said Wendi L. Keller with the Drive Star Group of Companies.</p> <p>Brian Donovan of Permanon Canada Limited echoed these sentiments. “Just a quick note to let you know how pleased we were with the quality of the decision makers who visited our booth this year at the Atlantic Truck Show.  We will be back in 2015.”</p> <p> “With the 2013 spring show season coming to a close I would like to thank everyone for their support and partnership in what was one of the best yet!  With unprecedented growth in Northern BC it could not have been a better time to introduce the Canada North Resources Expo.  Buyers and decision makers alike converged on Prince George, B.C .this May and were not left disappointed.  The turnout was more than predicted and very welcomed by exhibitors ready to do business!” said Executive Show Manger Mark Cusack.</p> <p>“Growth and Industry upswing was not limited to the West as discovered at the latest installment of the Atlantic Truck Show in Moncton NB.  There is no doubt that the Trucking Industry is experiencing growth. We are seeing an influx of carriers adding to their already large fleets and the talent they rely on to keep them moving. Thank you for your continued partnership and support, I look forward to working with you in 2015!” said Cusack</p> <p>Show management has a full slate of trade events lined up for 2014 including TRUXPO in Abbotsford, British Columbia and the Atlantic Heavy Equipment Show in Moncton, New Brunswick.</p> <p>For more information about these and Master Promotion Ltd.’s other events, please visit: <a href="http://www.masterpromotions.ca">www.masterpromotions.ca</a></p> <p> </p> <p>Media Inquiries:</p> <p>Denise Miller, Publicist</p> <p>Master Promotions Ltd.</p> <p><a href="mailto:dmiller@Mpltd.ca">dmiller@Mpltd.ca</a></p> <p>1-888-454-7469</p> <p> </p> Tue, 11 Jun 2013 15:05:50 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/two-big-weeks-for-canada-s-largest-independent-trade-show-company/ The Atlantic Truck Show Rolls into Moncton Today and Tomorrow! http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/the-atlantic-truck-show-rolls-into-moncton-today-and-tomorrow/ <p>Moncton, New Brunswick - The Atlantic Truck Show (ATS) will be rolling into the Hub City this Friday and Saturday.  The Moncton Coliseum will play host to Atlantic Canada’s largest and most inclusive trucking show.</p> <p>“Exhibit space is completely sold out! Over 275 indoor and outdoor exhibits compromised of some new exhibitors but plenty of regular exhibitors with their new lines!” explained Show Manager Mark Cusack.</p> <p> In 2011, nearly 12,000 visitors streamed through the gates during the two-day event and they did not leave disappointed. Visitors and exhibitors alike are still talking about the success of that edition and Show Management plans to meet or exceed that in 2013.  Visitors to the show are pre-registered from all across Canada and the United States, including buyers from Arizona and Illinois.</p> <p>The 2013 event, which is the 15<sup>th</sup> edition, promises to be an outstanding business opportunity and will surely ramp up sales. The ATS is where decision makers come to source out new products and to see the latest in commercial truck and transportation equipment. Fleet managers, truck buyers and distributors want to talk with sales and technical staff face to face to plan their next purchase. This has become THE must-attend industry event.</p> <p>“We are pleased to present several new features for 2013,” says Cusack. “We have the Show &amp; Shine this year sponsored by NeverEnuf Chrome and Detailing in the outdoor exhibits area which has room for 36 trucks and combos and should draw a good local contingent of big rigs ,” explained Cusack.  Proceeds from the public voting of this feature will be presented to the Children’s Wish Foundation. This takes place on the Saturday of the show. Each entry will have a box placed next to it where visitors can drop in a donation to support that truck.</p> <p>“The Ride &amp; Drive Feature has also generated a lot of interest and participants so far include Mack, Peterbilt, Volvo, International and Western Star,” said Cusack. “This will be extremely popular with visitors as it allows a customer to try before they buy and to see these dealers in one place, at one time,” said Cusack.</p> <p>Many trucking and logistic companies in the region are in growth mode, which means they will be modernizing and expanding their fleets and facilities. Companies are hunting for new talent and the show will also return with the “Recruiting Here” feature sponsored by Maizis &amp; Miller Recruiting Specialists. Visitors will be encouraged to come with resume in hand and to meet with HR representatives from companies who are hiring.</p> <p>Visitors to the event can also attend free educational seminars that are being held daily including used oil analysis and driving for dollars fuel efficiency seminar just to name a few. The complete schedule is available on our website.</p> <p>The ATS is the venue to witness the launch of the newest and most innovative products on the market that are paramount to the trucking and transportation industry, including trucks, trailers, engine components and parts manufacturers, as well as services catering to the heavy and medium duty truck industry.</p> <p>“This show is an ideal venue for people in this industry to ask questions to the experts face to face,” says Cusack. “For a driver in this industry who is on the road so much, this is the perfect time for them to stop in and see what is new and available to them to make their operations safer and more efficient, and I think that is why this show has stayed so popular over the years and continues to grow,” said Cusack.</p> <h3>Another part of this biennial event is the APTA organized Breakfast, which will be held at 7:30 am on Friday, June 7<sup>th</sup> at the Coliseum. The breakfast Shifting Gears - With Keynote Speaker Walter Spracklin, managing director of RBC Capital Markets.</h3> <p> The always popular charity Lobster Dinner and Silent Auction will be that evening at the Delta Beausejour, with proceeds benefitting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. For those interested in attending either event, they can contact the APTA at 1-866-866-1679 or email <a href="mailto:APTA@APTA.ca"><strong>APTA@APTA.ca</strong></a>. Registration forms are also available on our website.</p> <p>Visit <a href="http://www.atlantictruckshow.com">www.atlantictruckshow.com</a> for updates and all the exciting details! The truck stops here!</p> <p> </p> <p>Media Inquiries:</p> <p>Denise Levesque-Miller, Publicist</p> <p>Master Promotions Ltd.</p> <p><a href="mailto:dmiller@mpltd.ca">dmiller@mpltd.ca</a></p> <p>1-888-454-7469</p> <p><a href="http://www.masterpromotions.ca">www.masterpromotions.ca</a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> Mon, 03 Jun 2013 07:59:28 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/the-atlantic-truck-show-rolls-into-moncton-today-and-tomorrow/ The Resource Show Returns to Prince George with a Vengeance http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/the-resource-show-returns-to-prince-george-with-a-vengeance/ <p>Producers of the Canada North Resources Expo are pleased to report that the 2013 edition was a resounding success.</p> <p>Show Management reported that the Expo attracted 8,321 registered industry visitors over the course of the two day event and they were not left disappointed.</p> <p>Visitors were in awe at the amount of exhibitors and equipment being showcased at the CN Centre and grounds that totaled 4 acres of outdoor and indoor exhibits, showcasing the leaders of the flourishing Northern industries.</p> <p>Exhibitors reported brisk sales activities and many qualified leads to follow up on. Comments were made that this edition was the best in a decade and are already planning on rebooking for 2015.</p> <p>“Best attendance in years, I have filled my notebook with leads, tasks, to-dos and I have booked 4 more presentations. I have customers that came by from communities out of town and they said they heard about the show with your well placed ads, I will be booking for 2015 for sure.” said Scott Chipman, Atlantic Industries Limited<strong>.</strong></p> <p> “We had a very successful Show and your Team was very professional and most helpful in every way. We will be <strong>REBOOKING FOR 2015</strong>,<strong> </strong>said Ron Trainor of Western Equipment Limited<strong>.</strong></p> <p>The Recruiting Here Feature was a hit as visitors came with resumes in hand looking for careers in the booming natural resource field. The Health &amp; Wellness Zone presented by the BC Forest Safety Council was steady and seminars were well attended. The live equipment demonstrations were a huge attraction.</p> <p>“The Resources Expo Society is very pleased with how Canada North Resources Expo went,” said Mary Anne Arcand, Executive Director of the Central Interior Logging Association.  “The feedback we have received is all very positive, and we are hearing about millions of dollars of sales being made during the show.  From our share of the proceeds, in keeping with our historical traditions, we will be making donations to the Hospice Society, the Railway and Forestry Museum, and Minor Soccer.  We were also able to support the Big Brothers and Big Sisters, and the Eagles football team by presenting them with opportunities for fundraising during the show,” said Arcand.</p> <p>“We are particularly pleased with our partnership with Master Promotions.  We heard so many comments from exhibitors about their organization, marketing and logistical skills.  We want to grow the show, and it was just too hard to do off the side of our desks with volunteers anymore.  So thank you to Master Promotions – and we are looking forward to 2015!” said Arcand.</p> <p>“The big story about CNRE is that it blew everyone’s expectations out of the water. So many shows have been marginal lately, and then this one comes, and everything worked out perfectly. It was well organized and managed. Promotion for the show was everywhere and t blanketed the market! It worked and people came. The parking lot was full, and that explains it!” said Rob Stanhope of the Logging &amp; Sawmilling Journal.</p> <p>Master Promotions Ltd. would like to thank all members of the local Prince George steering committee including the Central Interior Logging Association for the guidance and assistance enabling us to return this event to the stature it once was.</p> <p>Master Promotions Ltd. is looking forward to the 2015 edition and dates will be announced in the near future.</p> <p>Media Inquiries:</p> <p>Denise Miller, Publicist</p> <p>Master Promotions Ltd.</p> <p><a href="mailto:dmiller@mpltd.ca">dmiller@mpltd.ca</a></p> <p>1-888-454-7469</p> Mon, 03 Jun 2013 14:29:51 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/the-resource-show-returns-to-prince-george-with-a-vengeance/ The Canada North Resources Expo Opens Today With 4 Acres of Exhibits! http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/the-canada-north-resources-expo-opens-today-with-4-acres-of-exhibits/ <p>The Canada North Resources Expo Opens Friday in Prince George</p> <p>For Immediate Release</p> <p>Prince George, B.C. – Friday, May 31, will be an exciting day in Prince George, British Columbia as the doors open for the first day of the Canada North Resources Expo at the CN Centre.</p> <p>Over 4 acres of indoor and outdoor exhibits will showcase the people, businesses and equipment necessary to complete the $70 billion of resource projects already underway or planned for northern BC over the next 10 years and beyond.</p> <p>“We are very pleased about how well this event came together,” explained Executive Show Manager Mark Cusack. “We are completely sold out of exhibit space with over 200 exhibitors and we look forward to presenting this show to industry stakeholders,” said Cusack.</p> <p>On day 1, the CNRE Luncheon sponsored by Scotiabank will feature keynote speaker Patricia Mohr, Vice-President &amp; Commodity Market Specialist.</p> <p>The BC Forest Safety Council has organized a Health and Wellness Zone at the event; come by and have your passport filled out for a chance to win great prizes! Start your day off with the Pancake Breakfast from 7:30 – 9:30 am on Friday.  Attend a free educational <a href="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/canada-north-resources-expo/seminars/v">seminar</a>.  Don’t miss the <a href="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/canada-north-resources-expo/cnre-luncheon/v">CNRE Luncheon</a> Friday at noon.  Check out the <a href="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/canada-north-resources-expo/new-product-showcase/v">New Product Showcase</a>.  Participate in the Pre-Trip Skills Competition from 10am – 3pm on Saturday. </p> <p>Day two (June 1) has been dubbed <strong><em>“Future of the Industry Day”</em>.</strong>  Industry stakeholders and workers are encouraged to bring their families to introduce the next generation to these thriving industries and career opportunities.</p> <p><strong>Recruitment</strong> is a major focus for these businesses.  Exhibitors invite you to stop by, chat and inquire.  Visitors interested in prospective careers in these industries are encouraged to come with resume in hand, as several companies are seeking new talent.  Watch for booths identified by <a href="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/canada-north-resources-expo/recruiting-here/v">Recruiting Here</a> signage.</p> <p><strong>Come Test Drive your New Dodge Truck</strong>! Tests drive the New Ram 1500 and Ram 2500 models at the Canada North Resources Expo. Test drives available during full show hours. Maybe you will be driving away with a brand new truck after the show! <em>Trucks Courtesy of Northland Dodge Chrysler Jeep - The #1 Volume Truck Dealer in Canada!</em></p> <p><strong>Live Equipment Demos</strong></p> <p>This outdoor venue featuring actual working machinery is a huge draw and promises to be a crowd pleaser! Visitors are able to dig, drill, lift, carry, chip, break, bore, push and cut with the equipment; just like being on an actual worksite! The big iron will be on display AND working outside the CN Centre.</p> <p>For complete details visit <a href="http://www.cnre.ca">www.cnre.ca</a></p> <p>Show Hours are Friday, May 31 – 9:00 am and Saturday, June 1<sup>st</sup> from 9am – 5pm</p> <p>Media Inquiries:</p> <p>Denise Miller, Publicist</p> <p>Master Promotions Ltd.</p> <p><a href="mailto:dmiller@mpltd.ca">dmiller@mpltd.ca</a></p> <p>1-888-454-7469</p> Wed, 29 May 2013 08:48:11 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/the-canada-north-resources-expo-opens-today-with-4-acres-of-exhibits/ New Hunting & Outdoor Show Launched for Truro, Nova Scotia http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/new-hunting-and-outdoor-show-launched-for-truro-nova-scotia/ <p><em>THE CALL OF THE WILD AWAITS YOU at the BRAND NEW  Nova Scotia Hunting &amp; Outdoor Show at the </em></p> <p><em>Brand New Rath Eastlink Community Centre!</em></p> <p>For Immediate Release</p> <p>Truro, Nova Scotia – Atlantic Canada based Master Promotions Ltd. is pleased to announce the dates and location for the newest event in its ever growing portfolio; The Nova Scotia Hunting and Outdoors Show will take place September 6-8, 2013 at the Rath Eastlink Community Centre.</p> <p>This is the ideal time for an event of this nature…just weeks away from hunting season and fall outdoor activities with winter on the horizon.  This is the perfect time to showcase and retail hunting and recreational outdoor products and services.</p> <p>This event will showcase the best of the hunting; power sports/power products and recreational outdoors activities in one place, at one time!</p> <p>If hunters and outdoor enthusiasts are your target market then you can’t afford to miss this selling and marketing opportunity.  Sell more…promote more…THREE BIG DAYS IN SEPTEMBER!</p> <table border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr><td width="319" valign="top"> <ul><li>Hunting gear &amp; equipment</li> <li>Firearms</li> <li>Archery </li> <li>Guiding and Outfitters </li> <li>Taxidermy</li> <li>Clubs and Associations</li> <li>Wildlife Conservation</li> <li>Muzzle Loading and Black Powder</li> </ul><p> </p> </td> <td width="319" valign="top"> <ul><li>ATV/UTV</li> <li>Boats and outboards</li> <li>Power equipment</li> <li>Outdoor equipment</li> <li>Trucks</li> <li>Trailers</li> <li>Snowmobiles</li> </ul><p> </p> </td> </tr></tbody></table><p> Anything and Everything to with the Outdoor Lifestyle that Maritimers enjoy plus exciting features including:</p> <ul><li>New Firearms Sale</li> <li>Calling Demos</li> <li>Hunting Expertise</li> <li>Big Game Displays &amp; Scoring</li> <li>Retrieving and Obedience Training  Demos</li> <li>Special Guests</li> <li>So Much More…</li> </ul><p>“The new facility in Truro is beautiful and we are excited to be hosting another one of our events there,” said Show Manager Scott Sprague. “We are pleased to present another fantastic event that will bring together the leading Hunting, outdoor, marine and power sport dealers from all over Nova Scotia, in one place, at one time,” said Sprague. “This event will compliment our existing and successful outdoor events from our recreation portfolio, including the New Brunswick Sportsmen Show, the Island Outdoor Show and several other boat and RV shows,” said Sprague.</p> <p>The call of the wild awaits you! Mark your calendar now…September 6-8 for the first annual Nova Scotia Hunting and Outdoor Show at the Rath Eastlink Community Centre in Truro.</p> <p>For complete details or booking information please visit <a href="http://www.nshuntingandoutdoorshow.ca">www.nshuntingandoutdoorshow.ca</a></p> <p> Media Inquiries:</p> <p>Denise Miller, Publicist</p> <p>Master Promotions Ltd.</p> <p><a href="mailto:dmiller@mpltd.ca">dmiller@mpltd.ca</a></p> <p>1-888-454-7469</p> Thu, 02 May 2013 15:09:16 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/new-hunting-and-outdoor-show-launched-for-truro-nova-scotia/ The Canada North Resources Expo Less than a Month Away! http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/the-canada-north-resources-expo-less-than-a-month-away/ <p><strong><em>Future of the Industry an Integral Part of the Canada North Resources Expo</em></strong></p> <p>For Immediate Release</p> <p>Prince George, BC – We are less than a month away from the brand new Canada North Resources Expo, (CNRE) that is being held May 31 and June 1<sup>st</sup> at the CN Centre in Prince George, British Columbia.</p> <p>This event will showcase over 4<strong> acres</strong> of indoor and outdoor exhibits featuring all equipment needed to build the infrastructure for the 70 Billion dollars worth of resource projects planned and underway in northern British Columbia over the next 10 years and beyond.</p> <p>Day two of the event has been dubbed Future of the Industry Day where industry stakeholders and workers will be encouraged to bring their families to the CNRE. This will enable them to introduce and educate the next generation to these thriving industries and possible career choices.  Recruitment is a major issue for these industries and the families of the current workers could very well be the next generation of skilled trades’ people to continue on with these mega projects and we welcome them to the event. Anyone who purchases a regular admission ($10.00) on this day or have pre-registered will receive free entry for their families. </p> <p>Visitors that are interested in prospective careers in these industries are also encouraged to come with resume in hand as several exhibiting companies are on the hunt for new talent and will be identified at their booths with recruiting here signage. The seminar schedule including the Health and Safety Zone is now posted online.</p> <p>To celebrate the launch of this event, we encourage visitors to pre-register in advance on our website. The benefits include receiving half price off the cost of admission at the gate.  Doing this will also ensure speedy entry into the event and will keep you up to date on all the latest happenings with this event.</p> <p><strong>For complete show details and to see WHO is hiring</strong>, visit <a href="http://www.CNRE.ca">www.CNRE.ca</a></p> Wed, 01 May 2013 13:51:19 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/the-canada-north-resources-expo-less-than-a-month-away/ Largest National Heavy Equipment Show on Record http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/largest-national-heavy-equipment-show-on-record/ <p>For Immediate Release</p> <p>Mississauga, ON- The big iron was gleaming and the floors of the International Centre were jam-packed, as the sold out National Heavy Equipment Show rolled into Toronto on April 18-19, 2013.</p> <p>Over 12 thousand thousand visitors came through the doors of this massive event and they were not left disappointed. Many remarked about the size and diversity of the heavy equipment being showcased. The aisles were packed even though the show encompassed the largest floor space ever which included almost 7.5 acres of exhibit space! Over 300 exhibitors participated in this biennial event, up 25% over the last show, some from as far away as Austria.</p> <p>All the major manufacturers and brands were well represented with impressive displays featuring the latest, most innovative machinery and products on the market to date. Exhibitors reported excellent traffic and many sales and solid leads to follow up on in the months to come. Major construction projects are in the works during the next several years and the buyers were definitely at this event.</p> <p>Aggregates and Roadbuilding Magazine was proud to sponsor the Gravel Pit again in Hall 5 and also produced the high caliber show guide.</p> <p>The Bell Push-to-Talk Backhoe Rodeo filled the bleachers once again with some of the best backhoe operators in the area taking the controls and doing the seemingly impossible with these machines. Thank you to Case, Volvo and New Holland for the use of their equipment for the rodeo.  We would like to congratulate Octavio Miranda, the winner of the 2013 NHES Backhoe Rodeo. Octavio has won every rodeo except one since 1996, so he is definitely a force to contend with. Octavio’s final time on the three machine circuit was 1:13. Second place was Joe Trecapelli with a time of 1:17 and in third place was Eric Cousins with a time of 1:26. We would like to thank David Fiddler and Most Excellent Productions for managing this exciting feature.</p> <p>Thank you to the following organizations for their continued support of this event: Aggregates and Roadbuilding Magazine, the CAED, OHMPA.</p> <p>We now look towards 2015.  Stay tuned for updates about our next National Heavy Equipment Show and we wish all of our visitors and exhibitors continued success until then.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> Thu, 25 Apr 2013 15:46:00 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/largest-national-heavy-equipment-show-on-record/ The Brand New Island Outdoor Show Opens this Friday thru Sunday http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/the-brand-new-island-outdoor-show-opens-this-friday-thru-sunday/ <p>The Brand New Island Outdoor Show Opens this Friday thru Sunday<em> <br/></em></p> <p><em>Come Play on YOUR Island</em></p> <p>For Immediate Release</p> <p>Charlottetown, PE – Master Promotions Ltd. are pleased to launch an exciting outdoor extravaganza for Prince Edward Island; the Island Outdoors Show that is being held this week at the Charlottetown Civic Centre.</p> <p>This all encompassing event will showcase the leaders of the outdoor recreational market in one place at one time including boats, rv’s, ATV’s, campgrounds, destinations and this list goes on.</p> <ul><li>The Island is THE prime camping destination of the Maritimes including residents! </li> <li>Prince Edward Island is the premiere boating destination in Atlantic Canada!</li> <li>Spring is just around the corner – kick start your season at this premiere event.</li> </ul><p>This will surely become a must attend annual event that will offer visitors the opportunity to see the latest products available in the marine, recreational vehicle, power sport and power equipment industries!</p> <p>“This will be the largest event of its type that the Island has seen,” says Show Manager Scott Sprague. “We have over 50 exhibitors are we are pleased with the high caliber dealers that have come onboard with big displays,” said Sprague.</p> <p>“Prince Edward Island is a mecca for recreational activities for visitors and residents alike, so we feel that the market will welcome an event of this nature and this will be an excellent forum to showcase these fantastic recreational products,” said Sprague.</p> <p>“We are also excited to announce that in conjunction with Quartermaster Marine we have secured a fantastic boat and trailer door prize which consists of a Crestliner aluminum boat and trailer,” said Sprague.</p> <p>Visitors to the show are also encouraged to take their pleasure craft operators card test at the show if they have not already done so. Ace Boater Dot Com, Canadian Safe Boating School will be providing this.</p> <p>We are also encouraging visitors to visit and like our facebook page for a chance to win tickets to the Lotto Max Presents Cavendish Beach Music Festival this summer! Extra chances will be available to qualify by visiting the Cavendish Beach Music Festival booth at the show!</p> <p>There will be something for everyone!</p> <p>To see a complete list of exhibitors, please visit <a href="http://www.Islandoutdoorshow.ca">www.Islandoutdoorshow.ca</a></p> <p>Media Inquiries:</p> <p>Denise Miller, Publicist</p> <p>Master Promotions Ltd.</p> <p><a href="mailto:dmiller@mpltd.ca">dmiller@mpltd.ca</a></p> <p>1-888-454-7469</p> <p><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Show Hours</span></strong></p> <p>Friday, April 19  Noon-9pm</p> <p>Saturday, April 20  10am-8pm</p> <p>Sunday, April 21  10am-4pm</p> <p> <strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Admission</span></strong></p> <p>$5.00 Adult Day Pass</p> <p>$4.00 Senior/Student Day Pass</p> <p>$8.00 Weekend Pass</p> <p>$15.00 Family Pass (Includes two adults &amp; two children) </p> <p>Children UNDER 10 Free!</p> <p> </p> Tue, 16 Apr 2013 20:30:47 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/the-brand-new-island-outdoor-show-opens-this-friday-thru-sunday/ The National Heavy Show Returns with One of the Largest Editions Ever this Week http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/the-national-heavy-show-returns-with-one-of-the-largest-editions-ever-this-week/ <p><strong>The National Heavy Equipment Show Returns to the International Centre this Thursday and Friday</strong></p> <p>For Immediate Release</p> <p>Mississauga, Ontario- The excitement is growing for the country’s largest heavy equipment event, the National Heavy Equipment Show (NHES), which will be held at the International Centre in Mississauga, this Thursday and Friday, April 18-19, 2013.</p> <p>“We are very excited to return to Mississauga for the 13<sup>th</sup> edition of this event,” says National Show Manager, Mark Cusack. “We have over 300 exhibitors which is one of our largest exhibitor bases to date,” explained Cusack. “Pre-registration numbers are way up over 2011 which is definitely a positive sign and we are aiming for big attendance this year,” said Cusack. The show typically draws 11,000 buyers over the course of 2 days.</p> <p>The NHES will encompass a huge portion of the massive International Centre and will showcase the leaders of the Heavy Equipment and Construction Industry. Over 331,000 square ft. of exhibit space has been sold which is equivalent to 7.5 acres! This event is mammoth!</p> <p>Several Heavy features that will showcase specialised industries and equipment will include the Gravel Pit, the Rental Pavilion, the Backhoe Rodeo, and the all new Winter Management Show and educational program. </p> <p>The Bell Push to Talk Backhoe Rodeo will be a crowd pleaser as always as the regions most skilled operators put these huge machines through their paces. Good luck to all participants. Registration starts at show open on both days.</p> <p>The Winter Management Show presented by SIMA, the Snow and Ice Management Association, will offer a unique opportunity to network with the top manufacturers, distributors and dealers from the leading snow and ice management companies. This venue is the ideal location to showcase the products, services, equipment and technology used in snow &amp; ice removal and winter operations.</p> <p>If you are in the business of snow plows, attachments, sanders, de-icers/anti-icers, spreaders, trucks, salt storage, professional services and other solutions for Canada’s multi-billion dollar snow and ice removal industry, this is the event for you!</p> <p>In conjunction with the trade show component, the Winter Management Show will present a relevant and topical educational component that will draw even more attendees to this exciting event.  Topics will include: <strong>Build a Bid Series with Rich Arlington, CSP and Growing Snow Series with Phil Harwood, CSP. </strong><strong>Complete schedule is available on our website. <br/></strong></p> <p><strong>Visitors are also encouraged to come with resume in hand as several exhibitors are on the hunt for new talent as part of the “Recruiting Here” feature, sponsored by Maizis and Miller Recruiting Specialists. There is a complete list of who’s hiring on our website and they will have signage at their booth.</strong></p> <p><strong>Show Hours are Thursday, from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm and Friday, from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm</strong>.</p> <p>For all the exciting details on this event, please visit <a href="http://www.NHES.ca">www.NHES.ca</a></p> <p> Media Inquiries:</p> <p>Denise Miller, Publicist</p> <p>Master Promotions Ltd.</p> <p>1-888-454-7469</p> <p><a href="mailto:dmiller@mpltd.ca">dmiller@mpltd.ca</a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> Tue, 16 Apr 2013 20:33:49 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/the-national-heavy-show-returns-with-one-of-the-largest-editions-ever-this-week/ The Atlantic Truck Show Rolls into Moncton in June! http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/the-atlantic-truck-show-rolls-into-moncton-in-june/ <p>For Immediate Release</p> <p>Moncton, New Brunswick - The Atlantic Truck Show (ATS) will be rolling into the Hub City June 7–8, 2013.  The Moncton Coliseum will play host to Atlantic Canada’s largest and most inclusive trucking show.</p> <p>Booth sales are going very well and the show’s exhibit space is at 80% sold out and with 9 weeks to go, indicating this will surely be another sell out. In 2011, nearly 12,000 visitors streamed through the gates during the two-day event and they did not leave disappointed. Visitors and exhibitors alike are still talking about the success of that edition and Show Management plans to meet or exceed that in 2013. </p> <p>The 2013 event, which is the 15<sup>th</sup> edition, promises to be an outstanding business opportunity and will surely ramp up sales. The ATS is where decision makers come to source out new products and to see the latest in commercial truck and transportation equipment. Fleet managers, truck buyers and distributors want to talk with sales and technical staff face to face to plan their next purchase. This has become THE must-attend industry event.</p> <p>“We are pleased to present several new features for 2013,” says Show Manager Mark Cusack. “We have the Show &amp; Shine this year in the outdoor exhibits area which has room for 36 trucks and combos and should draw a good local contingent of big rigs ,” explained Cusack.</p> <p>“The Ride &amp; Drive Feature has also generated a lot of interest and participants so far include Mack, Peterbuilt, Volvo, International and Western Star,” said Cusack. “This will be extremely popular with visitors as it allows a customer to try before they buy and to see these dealers in one place, at one time,” said Cusack.</p> <p>Many trucking and logistic companies in the region are in growth mode, which means they will be modernizing and expanding their fleets and facilities. Companies are hunting for new talent and the show will also return with the “Recruiting Here” feature sponsored by Maizis &amp; Miller Recruiting Specialists. Visitors will be encouraged to come with resume in hand and to meet with HR representatives from companies who are hiring.</p> <p>The ATS is the venue to witness the launch of the newest and most innovative products on the market that are paramount to the trucking and transportation industry, including trucks, trailers, engine components and parts manufacturers, as well as services catering to the heavy and medium duty truck industry.</p> <p>“This show is an ideal venue for people in this industry to ask questions to the experts face to face,” says Cusack. “For a driver in this industry who is on the road so much, this is the perfect time for them to stop in and see what is new and available to them to make their operations safer and more efficient, and I think that is why this show has stayed so popular over the years and continues to grow,” said Cusack.</p> <p>Another part of this biennial event is the APTA organized Breakfast, which will be held at 7:30 am on Friday, June 7<sup>th</sup> at the Coliseum. The breakfast Shifting Gears - With Keynote Speaker Walter Spracklin, managing director of RBC Capital Markets.</p> <p> The always popular charity Lobster Dinner and Silent Auction will be that evening at the Delta Beausejour, with proceeds benefitting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. For those interested in attending either event, they can contact the APTA at 1-866-866-1679 or email <a href="mailto:APTA@APTA.ca">APTA@APTA.ca</a>. Registration forms are also available on our website.</p> <p>Visit <a href="http://www.atlantictruckshow.com">www.atlantictruckshow.com</a> for updates and all the exciting details! The truck stops here!</p> <p> </p> <p>Media Inquiries:</p> <p>Denise Levesque-Miller, Publicist</p> <p>Master Promotions Ltd.</p> <p><a href="mailto:dmiller@mpltd.ca">dmiller@mpltd.ca</a></p> <p>1-888-454-7469</p> <p><a href="http://www.masterpromotions.ca">www.masterpromotions.ca</a></p> <p> </p> Tue, 09 Apr 2013 07:16:59 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/the-atlantic-truck-show-rolls-into-moncton-in-june/ You’ve Got to Be There!….Visit the Valley Expo at the QPLEX This Weekend! http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/you-ve-got-to-be-there-visit-the-valley-expo-at-the-qplex-this-weekend/ <p>For Immediate Release</p> <p>Quispamsis, NB – Master Promotions Ltd., Canada’s largest independent trade and consumer event Management Company is proud to present the second annual Valley Expo which is being held this weekend, April 13-14, 2013 at the QPlex in Quispamsis, New Brunswick.</p> <p>The Valley Expo is presented by the Kennebecasis Valley Chamber of Commerce. Additional sponsors include Lexus, Toyota, Scion, Eldridge’s, Country 94 and the Wave.</p> <p>This even<span style="text-decoration: underline;">t</span> will encompass everything from home building and renovation products, landscape and gardening, sports and recreation, family living plus focusing on the Kennebecasis Valley and surrounding communities unique and much sought after lifestyle.</p> <p>This one-stop shop mix is sure to please! Visitors are invited to come and meet the nearly 100 exhibitors face to face at this event with several exciting features to compliment the business side.</p> <p>This event showcases a diverse group of exhibitors; among them are home renovators, interior decorators, pool and spa companies and landscapers. There are also representatives from summer camps showing what's available for children this summer and educational facilities in the area. There will be boats, motorcycles and other recreational products. There really is something for everyone.</p> <p>Eldridge’s Honda, Harley Davidson are providing the door prize for 2013, just in time for gardening and landscaping season, which is a Honda mower and Honda trimmer package!</p> <p>The Saint John Sea Dogs will be onsite selling Sea Dogs merchandise and will also have information about 2013-2014 season ticket packages. Their mascot Fleaburn will be at the show between 12:00 – 2:00 pm each day.</p> <p>There will be free face painting for kids and there will be more fun for the kids with the YMCA! Leave the kids for some supervised activities and crafts in the YMCA Community Centre at the QPLEX! Saturday from 11-3 and Sunday from 11-2! Brunswick Nurseries will be introducing the newest additions to the corral! Two baby lambs will be at the show and there will be ballots to help chose names for them!</p> <p>The Saint John SPCA Animal Rescue will be at the QPLEX with some furry friends! You can adopt your next furry family member right at the show! Visitors can also enter to win a Ken-Val Co-Op gift card. The Ken-Val Co-Op Country Store is generously supplying some cat food to the group while they are at the Valley Expo!</p> <p>All visitors to the show will receive our Show &amp; Dine Offer! Guests will get a coupon to the Barrels Head Gastro Pub and Wine Bar Saturday or Sunday and will receive a complimentary glass of Ravenwood Zinfandel with food purchase and show coupon!</p> <p>Meet Firefighter Karen Trecartin of the Kennebecasis Valley Fire Department. Find out about your Home Safety Plan and how to enter their Fire Chief for a Day contest.</p> <p>The Valley Expo will run Saturday, April 13, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on Sunday, April 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission will be $6 for adults, $4 for seniors/student, Children 15 years and under are FREE when accompanied by an adult. Members of the KV Chamber of Commerce will have coupons for Buy One, Get One Free Admission! Be sure to visit a participating KVCC member store and get yours’ today!</p> <p align="center"> <strong>Visit the Valley Expo! You’ve Got to be There!</strong></p> <p align="center"><strong> For complete details visit </strong><a href="http://www.valleyexpo.ca"><strong>www.valleyexpo.ca</strong></a></p> <p align="center"><strong> </strong></p> <p align="center"> </p> <p><strong><em> </em></strong></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> Tue, 09 Apr 2013 07:54:45 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/you-ve-got-to-be-there-visit-the-valley-expo-at-the-qplex-this-weekend/ The Colchester County Home Show is this Friday thru Sunday! http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/the-colchester-county-home-show-is-this-friday-thru-sunday/ <p><em><strong>The Colchester County Home Show; New Facility, Even Better Event!</strong></em></p> <p>For Immediate Release</p> <p>Truro, NS- The Colchester County Home Show is happening at the brand new Rath Eastlink Community Credit Union Arena and exhibitors and show management could not be more excited!</p> <p>The 50-million dollar centre is the new jewel of Central Nova Scotia and we're anxious for the region to see it filled with the very latest in spring ideas in the Community Credit Union Arena at the RECC.</p> <p>“The new facility is beautiful and we are excited to be hosting one of the first major trade events there,” said Show Manager Scott Sprague. “Exhibitors are excited and we are pleased to present another fantastic event that will bring together the leading building and renovation specialists from all over Nova Scotia, in one place, at one time,” said Sprague.</p> <p>We are pleased to welcome his Worship, Mayor Mills. At 1:00 PM, in conjunction with Cat Country and Big Dog Radio, we will be cutting and handing out cake to visitors! Thank you to the Truro Atlantic Superstore on Elm Street for providing the cake to highlight this celebration!</p> <p>This show has evolved from a concept from the Truro &amp; Colchester Chamber of Commerce into one of the region’s must attend events and has been wowing the area for over two decades.</p> <p>Truro is the largest town in the province and is the hub of Nova Scotia. This region is on the move with nearly 13,000 residents and is a thriving business community. The County of Colchester boats a population of over 51,000. Exhibitors know that this is the ideal venue to showcase their homebuilding, renovation or related products and services to a qualified market.</p> <p>Visitors attending the show can enter for a chance to win prizes from Harris Home Hardware or Peter Kohler Windows and Entrance Systems! Visitors also will have the chance to win a Big Green Egg Smoker from LL Masonry Stoves &amp; Fireplaces.</p> <p>All new to the show is the King Cole Maritime Kitchen! Make yourself At Home – At the King Cole Maritime Kitchen – Sit down, relax, have a cup of tea and some delicious samples.</p> <p>SHOP AT THE SHOW!  Visitors will enjoy the new Home-based business and retail section; with exhibitors of various crafts, personal products, and take-home goods.</p> <p>We encourage visitors to check with their local Re/max agent to inquire about VIP passes to the show!<strong> <br/></strong></p> <p>Nova Scotians await the Home Show each year to plan their new homes, additions, renovations and gardening purchases, and they have come to trust this event and the exhibitors that are there.</p> <p>The benefit of seeing the latest trends, ideas and innovations for the home is always enjoyed by the thousands that attend this event on a regular basis.</p> <p>Regardless of size, there are a lot of benefits for a home building and renovation based business to exhibit in one of these events. You get to put your products and services in front of a live audience and have face to face discussions with past, existing and prospective customers.</p> <p>Attendees tend to talk about what they saw at the event with friends and associates; this could lead to a referral for the company. One of the greatest benefits of exhibiting in a local home show is that it identifies your business as one that supports the community and local industry.</p> <p>MAKE SURE IT INCLUDES YOU! Let’s get building!</p> <p> </p> <p align="center"><strong>Admission Prices for the Colchester County Home Show</strong></p> <p align="center">$5.00 Regular Adult Admission $5.00 Senior/Student Admission Children under 10 FREE when accompanied by an adult.</p> <h3/> <p> </p> <p><strong>2013 Colchester Home Show Exhibitor Appreciation awards</strong></p> <p> <strong>10 YEARS – SILVER</strong></p> <p>Colchester Area Girl Guides</p> <p>Re/Max Fairlane Realty</p> <p>Underground Irrigation Systems</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>15+ YEARS – GOLD</strong></p> <p>Maritime Permanent Roofing- 15 years</p> <p>Harris Home Centre- 15 years</p> <p>Irving Oil- 16 years</p> <p>Bath Fitter- 17 years</p> <p>Bird Stairs- 17 years</p> <p>Mary Kay Cosmetics- 18 years</p> <p>McBurney Pools &amp; Spas – 18 years</p> <p>Wilson Fuels - 19 years</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>20 Years- Platinum</strong></p> <p>University Painters- 20 years</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> Mon, 08 Apr 2013 11:10:10 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/the-colchester-county-home-show-is-this-friday-thru-sunday/ The Miramichi Home Show Returns to the Civic Centre this Week http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/the-miramichi-home-show-returns-to-the-civic-centre-this-week/ <p>The Miramichi Home Show returns to the Miramichi Civic Centre, April 12th thru April 15th for what promises to be one of the best editions ever.</p> <p>For over 20 years the Miramichi Home Show has been wowing audiences from all and showcases the leaders of the homebuilding, renovation and related industries. If the product is in a home, it will be found at the Miramichi Home Show.</p> <p>Visitors to the home show come for many different reasons, but the convenience and accessibility to all of the exhibitors in one place, at one time is the main one. Homeowner’s source out their purchases at this event…it is the show that consumers have come to trust.</p> <p>The sun is shining a lot brighter in the beautiful Miramichi this year. Yes, spring is here and the days are getting longer, but it’s the sense of rebirth and rejuvenation in the region that is making this year even better for area business, residents and families as a whole. The Arbec Mill reopening, the new Pay Centre that is on the horizon is creating excitement in the region that is long overdue.</p> <p>60 exhibitors are expected to take centre stage at the Miramichi Civic Centre and throughout the three day event between 3,000 and 5,000 visitors are expected to attend.</p> <p>The Be Alive Northumberland Community Room is a free resource centre for visitors to gain expert advice on wellness, retirement, extracurricular activities and so much more! Seminars are in the Community Room on the Second Floor! Some topics for 2013 include: what you need to know about energy drinks, presented by Public Health, and Working with a Live Well/Bien Vivre Health Coach, presented by the Diabetes Association just to name a few. The Complete seminar schedule is available on our website.</p> <p>On Saturday, Sobeys will be hosting chef demonstrations and sampling from 11-4 and all visitors can enter to win a beautiful cabinet from Triple H Kitchens and Baths.</p> <p>Efficiency New Brunswick will be on hand providing money saving energy tips for your home and check with YOUR Re/Max agent for a VIP pass to the show.</p> <p>We are pleased to be partnered with a very worthwhile organization in 2013, Hospice Miramichi Inc. A portion of show proceeds will go towards this worthwhile project. Visitors are encouraged to bring a roll of pennies to the show on Saturday and receive half price admission! This is for SATURDAY ONLY! So get rolling!</p> <p>There is so much to see and do at the Miramichi Home Show! Let’s Get Ready to Renovate!</p> <p>For the latest information on this high caliber event, visit www.miramichihomeshow.ca</p> <h2/> <h2/> <h2>Good News in the Region!</h2> <p> </p> <p>• The strategy to bring cruise ships to Miramichi and other ports in northern New Brunswick is currently being developed. This is a boon for local economies as demonstrated in other centres such as Saint John and Halifax.</p> <p>• NBCC Miramichi is introducing a payroll program which ties directly into the Public Works and Government Services Canada Pay Centre of Expertise in the city which will hire on as many as 500 full time workers by 2015.</p> <p>• Forestry products are once again in demand and with that came the re-opening of the Miramichi Lumber Products Mill. This put nearly 130 people back to work and has obvious local economic spinoffs.</p> <p>• The newly formed the Miramichi Valley Business Association will provide resources and support to businesses in order to foster economic growth in its coverage area, which stretches from the Anderson Bridge near Miramichi city west to McGivney, past Doaktown.</p> <p> </p> Mon, 08 Apr 2013 13:52:37 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/the-miramichi-home-show-returns-to-the-civic-centre-this-week/ The Spring Ideal Home Show…Ushering in a Big Year for Nova Scotia http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/the-spring-ideal-home-show-ushering-in-a-big-year-for-nova-scotia/ <p><strong><em>Look for the Big One…April 5-7 at Exhibition Park</em></strong></p> <p>For Immediate Release</p> <p>Spring is finally here which signals a rebirth of plants and vegetation, but in 2013 it is also ushering in growth and a bright horizon for the province of Nova Scotia.</p> <p>The largest home show in Atlantic Canada, the Spring Ideal Home Show &amp; the Ideal Garden and Patio Show sponsored by RE/MAX is tomorrow thru Sunday and with it comes homeowners and prospective homeowners, looking to build, buy, renovate, landscape and plan.</p> <p>The full impact of the 8 billion Halifax Shipyard contract has yet to be felt, but the promise of what is to come has seriously bolstered economic performance, both provincially and locally. The government contract, in conjunction with Shell’s $1 billion investment in exploration for hydro-carbons off the coast of Nova Scotia and the resumption of paper production at the NewPage mill are all expected to contribute to an upswing provincially. In total, an estimated 130 major projects have been identified in the province worth approximately <strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">$32.7 billion</span></strong> – 75 of which are located within Halifax-Dartmouth – which should serve to buoy residential homebuying activity moving forward. Coupling those stats with the revitalization of the downtown core- including the first major downtown office construction in 22 years, the New Nova Centre and the TD Building expansion; this is welcome news for area contractors and suppliers.</p> <p><em>Source: Re/Max 2013 Housing Market Outlook 2013</em></p> <p>Nova Scotians await the Home Show each year to plan their new homes, additions, renovations and gardening purchases, and they have come to trust this event and the exhibitors that are there. The benefit of seeing the latest trends, ideas and innovations for the home is always enjoyed by the thousands that attend this event on a regular basis.</p> <p>Gardening gurus will surely be impressed with the Ideal Garden &amp; Patio Show; showcasing the latest products and services to green up your home with lush landscaping and floral products. Learn from experts like Niki Jabbour and the region’s leading contractors.</p> <p>Regardless of size, there are a lot of benefits for a home building and renovation based business to exhibit in one of these events. You get to put your products and services in front of a live audience and have face to face discussions with past, existing and prospective customers. Attendees tend to talk about what they saw at the event with friends and associates; this could lead to a referral for the company. One of the greatest benefits of exhibiting in a local home show is that it identifies your business as one that supports the community and local industry. MAKE SURE IT INCLUDES YOU! Let’s get building!</p> <h3 style="text-align: left;"><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Show Highlights!</span></strong></h3> <ul><li><strong>This is the LARGEST Home Show in Atlantic Canada</strong><strong> <br/></strong></li> </ul><ul><li><strong>More than 500 booths</strong><strong> <br/></strong></li> </ul><ul><li><strong>See the latest in homebuilding, renovation products! If its in a home…you will find it here</strong><strong> <br/></strong></li> </ul><ul><li><strong>Also see the Ideal Garden and Patio Show! Presented by Landscape Nova Scotia! Get ready to garden with the regions leading landscapers, designers, garden centres and many other professionals</strong><strong> <br/></strong></li> </ul><ul><li><strong>Show-goers also will have a chance to win a $5,000 gift certificate toward products and professional installation services from Payzant Home Hardware. You can get a coupon to save $2 on show admission if you go to the Payzant store in Lower Sackville or Burnside,</strong> </li> </ul><ul><li><strong>Gardening expert Niki Jabbour will offer free advice at seminars about low-maintenance fruits and berries for your home garden, and how to grow vegetables and herbs without an in-ground garden</strong>.</li> <li><strong>Vanessa Roman of HGTV’s Reno vs Relocate will be one of the speakers on the Herald Homes Stage. She will talk about the local real estate market, tips for buyers and sellers, and HGTV.</strong></li> <li><strong>Solar Nova Scotia and the Nova Scotia Home and Building Designers Association will present several seminars, such as Passive Solar Home Designs, and Renovating Homes for Today and Tomorrow’s Needs.</strong><strong> <br/></strong></li> </ul><ul><li><strong>The King Cole Maritime Kitchen is a new feature at this year’s home show. You can sit down and relax with a cup of tea and other delicious samples, all for free.</strong><strong> <br/></strong></li> </ul><ul><li><strong>The Canterbury Group of Companies, one of the regular exhibitors, will offer expert advice on custom kitchens and kitchen cabinet refacing, plus the opportunity to win a $1,000 gift certificate.</strong></li> </ul><p align="center"> </p> <p align="center"><strong>Admission: $10.00 per adults….Seniors/Juniors $8.00 Children under 10 FREE.</strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>Friday April 5<br/> 10:00am ­ 9:00pm</strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>Saturday April 6<br/> 9:00am ­ 6:00pm</strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>Sunday April 7<br/> 10:00am ­ 5:00pm</strong></p> <p align="center"><strong><a href="http://WWW.SPRINGIDEAL.CA">WWW.SPRINGIDEAL.CA</a> or on facebook  Nova Scotia Spring Ideal</strong></p> <p align="center"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"> </span></p> <p> </p> <p>Media Inquiries</p> <p>Denise Miller, Publicist</p> <p>Master Promotions Ltd.</p> <p><a href="mailto:dmiller@mpltd.ca">dmiller@mpltd.ca</a></p> <p>1-888-454-7469</p> Thu, 04 Apr 2013 09:01:41 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/the-spring-ideal-home-show-ushering-in-a-big-year-for-nova-scotia/ Job Seekers Invited to Northern British Columbia Resources Expo http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/job-seekers-invited-to-northern-british-columbia-resources-expo/ <p><strong><em>Skilled Trades a Sought After Resource</em><br/></strong></p> <p>For Immediate Release</p> <p>Prince George, BC- The Canada North Resources Expo (CNRE) is coming to Prince George on May 31 through June 1<sup>st</sup> at the CN Centre.  Aside from showcasing the infrastructure and construction equipment needed for the booming Northern Canada Resources projects, employers will be on the hunt for new talent to get these projects done on time and on budget.</p> <p>The ‘Recruiting Here’ feature’ is shaping up nicely for this event as several firms are participating and are identified on the website and will have signage at their booth indicating that they are accepting resumes at their companies.</p> <p>The timing for this could not be better. British Columbia has a large list of ongoing and planned resource development projects in mining, pipelines, LNG plants and electrical power generation and transmission. The list includes projects with planned start dates in 2017 and with completion dates that extend beyond the 2013-2021 outlook period,</p> <p>Project plans extend far into the future and would retain a large skilled workforce with many having to come in from outside the provincial industry.</p> <p>More than <span style="text-decoration: underline;">10,000</span> jobs will be added in non-residential construction, with many of these jobs on resource projects. Companies will be on the lookout for the following trades and occupations:</p> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr><td width="319" valign="top"> <ul><li>Boilermakers</li> <li>Contractors and supervisors</li> <li>Bricklayers</li> <li>Gasfitters</li> <li>Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics</li> <li>Ironworkers</li> <li>Heavy Equipment Operators</li> </ul></td> <td width="319" valign="top"> <ul><li>Plumbers</li> <li>Sheet metal workers</li> <li>Steam fitters and pipefitters</li> <li>Truck Drivers</li> <li>Welders</li> <li>Ironworkers</li> <li>And other related industries</li> </ul><p> </p> </td> </tr></tbody></table><p>There is similar potential for mobility across industries. In, BC, skilled labour requirements for the new shipbuilding industry will compete with construction. It is likely that several trades and occupation will be in high demand for the new government contracts and many would be drawn from the construction industry.</p> <p><em>Source: Construction Sector Council Report</em></p> <p>Growing labour demands in “centre of resource construction” often in remote northern locations, are creating a unique and mobile skilled workforce that includes many from the provinces key labour pool but more workers are needed. Industry is looking to fill these positions NOW.</p> <p>The CNRE will attract decision makers from all over British Columbia, Alberta and beyond. Day two of the event will be the Future of the Industry Day where industry people will be encouraged to bring their families to the CNRE. This will enable them to introduce and educate the next generation to these thriving industries and possible career choices.  Anyone who purchases a regular admission ($10.00) on this day or have pre-registered will receive free entry for their families.  </p> <p>To celebrate the launch of this event, we encourage visitors to pre-register in advance on our website. The benefits include receiving half price off the cost of admission at the gate.  Doing this will also ensure speedy entry into the event and will keep visitors up to date on all the latest happenings with this event.</p> <p><strong>For complete show details and to see WHO is hiring, visit <a href="http://www.CNRE.ca">www.CNRE.ca</a></strong></p> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr><td width="319" valign="top"> <p align="center"><strong>Media contact:</strong></p> <p align="center">Denise Miller, Publicist</p> <p align="center">Master Promotions Ltd.</p> <p align="center">1-888-454-7469</p> <p align="center"><a href="mailto:dmiller@mpltd.ca">dmiller@mpltd.ca</a></p> <p align="center"> </p> <p align="center"> </p> </td> <td width="319" valign="top"> <p align="center"><strong>Exhibitor Contact:</strong></p> <p align="center">Mark Cusack, National Sales Manager</p> <p align="center">Master Promotions Ltd.</p> <p align="center">1-888-454-7469</p> <p align="center"><a href="mailto:mcusack@mpltd.ca">mcusack@mpltd.ca</a></p> <p> </p> </td> </tr></tbody></table><p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> Wed, 03 Apr 2013 08:08:18 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/job-seekers-invited-to-northern-british-columbia-resources-expo/ The Fredericton Home Show Opens this Friday thru Sunday! http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/the-fredericton-home-show-opens-this-friday-thru-sunday/ <p style="text-align: left;"><strong><em>The Fredericton Home Show Celebrating OVER Three Decades of Quality Home Shows</em></strong></p> <p>For Immediate Release</p> <p>Fredericton, NB - The Fredericton Home Show returns to the Fredericton Exhibition Grounds, April 5-7,2013, for what promises to be one of the best editions ever.</p> <p>For 31 years the Fredericton Home Show has been wowing audiences from all over Southern New Brunswick and showcases the leaders of the homebuilding, renovation and related industries. If the product is in a home, it will be found at the Fredericton Home Show.</p> <p>The Show is completely sold out of exhibitor space and will feature 225 booths, representing 150 companies.</p> <p>Visitors to the home show come for many different reasons, but the convenience and accessibility to all of the exhibitors in one place, at one time is the main one. Homeowner’s source out their purchases at this event…it is the show that consumers have come to trust.</p> <p align="center"><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Show Highlights!</span></strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>Win with RD Pond</strong></p> <p align="center">Enter to win a ride on Lawnmower from RD Pond!</p> <p align="center"><strong> </strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>Win with Simms Home Hardware Building Centre<br/><br/></strong></p> <p align="center">Enter to win A Big Green Egg!</p> <p align="center"> </p> <p align="center"><strong>Visit the ALL NEW King Cole Maritime Kitchen</strong></p> <p align="center">Make Yourself At Home – At the King Cole Maritime Kitchen – Sit down, relax, have a cup of tea and some delicious samples</p> <p align="center"><strong>SAMPLING ON SATURDAY NIGHT!</strong></p> <p align="center">Join us Saturday night from 5-8pm for sampling of Pump House Beer, Zuccardi Fuzion Alta Malbec Tempranillo and Chenin Torrentes Wines!</p> <p align="center"><strong>Efficiency New Brunswick</strong></p> <p align="center">They will be on-site offering up energy saving tips and information on government grants that are still available to retrofit your home!</p> <p><em>We would like to thank our partner the Epsilon Y's Men's Club.­ The Fredericton Home Show was first held in 1982 and was organized by Epsilon Club Members. It served to bring interested businesses together to exhibit and talk with many interested shoppers who attended. The funds received from these shows have enabled the Epsilon Club to support more worthy causes and included the establishment of annual scholarships that are awarded to high school graduates. Since the clubs inception over 50 years ago, it has been estimated that over one million dollars has been distributed.</em></p> <p><strong>There is so much to see and do at the Fredericton Home Show! Let’s Get Ready to Renovate!</strong></p> <p><strong>Housing Market Outlook 2013</strong></p> <p>New Brunswick’s GDP growth is expected to improve next year, following a lackluster one percent gain in 2012. Reduced government spending and a focus on greater efficiencies is likely to have a greater impact on Fredericton, the provincial capital, through 2013.</p> <p>Several projects and developments have raised optimism in the city, including the on-going expansion of the Fredericton Knowledge Park, the announcement by the World Curling Federation that Fredericton has been chosen to host the 2013 Senior Men’s and Women’s World Curling Championships and the Mixed- Doubles Championships, the construction of the new Hampton Inn, Suites on Bishop Drive, and the new francophone elementary school on the north side of the city (to be completed in 2014), the</p> <p>expansion and major renovations to Geary Elementary, the emergence of big-box retailer Target to be located at Uptown Centre, and the announcement by Xplorenet that it intends to hire 55 new workers.</p> <p>The approval of the Stonecrest residential development in Southwood Park, estimated at $65 million to $70 million and expected to be completed over the next five years, should also have an impact on Fredericton’s economy.</p> <p> Population growth, however, will continue to bode well for housing demand. Fredericton’s saw its population jump 11.3 per cent between 2006 and 2011, with the capital now home to 56,224 residents.</p> <p>Fredericton is forecast to see both sales and prices climb three per cent in 2013, bringing the number of homes sold to 1,950 units by year-end, while the average sale price reaches $187,500. Move-up purchasers will remain the most active segment of the market. Inventory will be critical in the lower end in 2013, as prices for starter homes may begin to soften if absorption rates fail to improve.</p> <p><em>Source: Re/Max Housing Outlook 2013</em></p> <p> Media Inquiries:</p> <p>Denise Miller, Publicist</p> <p>Master Promotions Ltd. <a href="mailto:dmiller@mpltd.ca">dmiller@mpltd.ca</a> 1-888-454-7469</p> Wed, 03 Apr 2013 08:15:30 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/the-fredericton-home-show-opens-this-friday-thru-sunday/ MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICAL SUPPLIERS FROM ACROSS NORTH AMERICA TO CONVERGE ON MONCTON IN 2014 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/mechanical-and-electrical-suppliers-from-across-north-america-to-converge-on-moncton-in-2014/ <p><strong>For Immediate Release</strong></p> <p>Moncton, NB - The MEET (Mechanical Electrical Electronic Technology) Show is set to open in Moncton, <strong>May 7- 8, 2014</strong>.  This biennial event attracts exhibitors from all over Canada and the US, displaying the very latest equipment available to the mechanical and electrical industries.</p> <p>MEET has proven itself to be one of the top industry events in Canada and we are excited to launch more than a year in advance to make it even better! Acting as a comprehensive marketplace, this show gives industry professionals the unique opportunity to see mechanical and electrical companies from across North America under one roof.</p> <p>MEET is the second largest event for this industry in Canada and THE largest trade event east of Montreal.  The economic impact for Moncton is significant given that the majority of exhibitors come from outside the local area.  The last edition of MEET in 2012 welcomed over 5,000 industry professionals and we expect even more for 2014.</p> <p>Since 2000, Master Promotions Ltd., based out of Saint John, NB, has produced this high caliber event and has watched it grow to the must-attend event it is today.</p> <p>From a show that utilized only a portion of the Moncton Coliseum and now, the 21st edition, has over 400 booths and encompasses the entire complex.</p> <p>In addition to the wide-ranging exhibits, the MEET show is pleased to present the exciting Skills Canada NB Competition. This will showcase the plumbing, electrical installations and refrigeration &amp; air conditioning portions of the Skills Canada NB Competitions. Visit <a href="http://www.skillscanada.nb.ca">www.skillscanada.nb.ca</a> for all the details about Skill Canada NB!</p> <p>The MEET Show is owned and sponsored by four associations: CIPH, ASHRAE N.B.-P.E.I. Chapter, IES and Electro-Federation Canada, who will be presenting a cutting edge seminar program relevant to the industries they represent.</p> <p>For complete show details, please visit <a href="http://www.meetshow.ca">www.meetshow.ca</a></p> <p>Media Inquiries:</p> <p>Denise Miller, Publicist</p> <p>Master Promotions Ltd.</p> <p><a href="mailto:dmiller@mpltd.ca">dmiller@mpltd.ca</a></p> Tue, 02 Apr 2013 07:23:42 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/mechanical-and-electrical-suppliers-from-across-north-america-to-converge-on-moncton-in-2014/ The Atlantic National Home Show Returns this Friday thru Sunday at Harbour Station Saint John! http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/the-atlantic-national-home-show-returns-this-friday-thru-sunday-at-harbour-station-saint-john/ <p><strong>The Atlantic National Home Show Returns! </strong></p> <p>For Immediate Release – It is a sure sign of spring when the Atlantic National Home Show returns to Harbour Station.</p> <p>The 2013 edition on March 15-17 promises to be one of the best events ever with exciting features and a high caliber exhibitor base.</p> <p>For 36 years the Atlantic National Home Show has been wowing audiences from all over New Brunswick and showcases the leaders of the homebuilding, renovation and related industries. If the product is in a home, it will be found at the Atlantic National Home Show.</p> <p>Visitors to the home show come for many different reasons, but the convenience and accessibility to all of the exhibitors in one place, at one time is the main one. Homeowner’s source out their purchases at this event…it is the show that consumers have come to trust.</p> <p>Saint John, New Brunswick is one of the most affordable places in Canada to live….Affordability allows homeowners to build, buy and renovate and the  Atlantic National Home Show is the venue where they will do their research for their next home based project.</p> <p align="center"><strong>HIGHLIGHTS</strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>The Window Shop and Design by is giving away $20,000 worth of prizes! <br/></strong></p> <ul><li>The Grand Prize, $10,000 towards your Dream Kitchen supplied and installed by DesignBy Dream Kitchens! Daily Prizes will presented by the Window Shop! A $5,000 new front door package, a $5,000 mini bathroom makeover and a $2,000 installed window package! Complete details are available on our website!</li> <li><strong>All New</strong> to the Home Show is the <strong>King Cole Maritime Kitchen</strong>! Relax, sit down and have a cup of tea and some delicious samples!</li> <li><strong>Lunar Jim</strong> will land at Harbour Station and the Atlantic National Home Show on Friday and Saturday at the CBC Booth! CBC will also be presenting the Ugly Couch Contest! Does your run down sofa have what it takes? You could win a new couch from Lounsbury’s! Meet CBC personalities on-site! </li> <li>Sample and learn at the <strong>Free Dairy Farmers of Canada Cheese Seminars</strong></li> <li>Enter the <strong>Ugly Couch Contest</strong> at CBC New Brunswick’s Website! You could win a new couch from Lounsbury’s Furniture</li> <li><strong>The Saint John SPCA Animal Rescue</strong> will be on-site! You could take home your fur-ever friend from the Home Show! </li> </ul><p align="center"> </p> <p align="center">All of this and SO MUCH MORE! Harbour Station will be filled to the rafters with the leaders of the home building and renovation industries from all over southern New Brunswick and beyond! Make sure it includes you!</p> <p align="center"> </p> <p align="center">Visit <a href="http://www.atlanticnationalhomeshow.ca">www.atlanticnationalhomeshow.ca</a> for all the details!</p> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 08:15:53 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/the-atlantic-national-home-show-returns-this-friday-thru-sunday-at-harbour-station-saint-john/ The Moncton Boat Show Cruises into the Coliseum This Friday thru Sunday http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/the-moncton-boat-show-cruises-into-the-coliseum-this-friday-thru-sunday/ <p>For Immediate Release</p> <p>Moncton, New Brunswick – The Moncton Boat Show returns March 15-17, 2013 at the Coliseum in Moncton. The boat show is located in Agrena’s A, B and C and brings together the leading dealers from New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, all in one place at one time; this is New Brunswick’s largest boat show.</p> <p>This will be the biggest and most diverse display of boats EVER at this event with several new dealers and new lines of boats and products making their debuts.</p> <p>Exhibited boats range in size from 6' to over 35' and include runabouts, cruisers, bowriders pontoon boats, fishing boats, inflatables, RIBS and personal water craft.</p> <p>There are exhibits of marine equipment, marine engines, diesel, gas, outboard and inboard, of marine electronics and marine accessories, of docks and dock builders. The show is a place for boaters to SHOP!</p> <p>Marine chandleries bring their stores to this show, and there are great deals as well as all the latest gear backed up by product manufacturers and distributors. The Show is a great time to buy a boat as Dealers and Manufacturers offer great show specials.</p> <p align="center"><strong>Some highlights for 2013 include:</strong></p> <ul><li>Enter to win a $500 Action Car and Truck Accessories Gift Card </li> </ul><ul><li>Write your Pleasure Craft Operators Card test right at the show with the Canadian Power &amp; Sail Squadron! </li> </ul><ul><li>Drop by the Discover Boating Booth to find out why Life IS Better With a Boat </li> </ul><ul><li>Exhibitors from all 3 Maritime Provinces will be in the Hub City for the Moncton Boat Show.</li> </ul><p> </p> <p>That is just a sampling of what is available at the 2013 edition of the Moncton Boat Show! Visit our website and check out the new product showcase.</p> <p align="center"><a href="http://www.monctonboatshow.ca">www.monctonboatshow.ca</a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>All visitors get free entry to the NB Sportsmen Show featuring the Dieppe Fly Fishing Forum! Three great shows + One Admission Price = HUGE FUN!</p> <p> </p> <p align="center"> </p> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 07:59:57 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/the-moncton-boat-show-cruises-into-the-coliseum-this-friday-thru-sunday/ The NB Sportsmen’s Show featuring the Dieppe Fly Fishing Forum Takes Aim at the Moncton Coliseum this Weekend http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/the-nb-sportsmen-s-show-featuring-the-dieppe-fly-fishing-forum-takes-aim-at-the-moncton-coliseum-this-weekend/ <p><strong>For Immediate Release</strong></p> <p>The second annual NB Sportsmen’s Show featuring the Dieppe Fly Fishing Forum debuts this week at the Moncton Coliseum on the ice surface of the Coliseum Complex.</p> <p>This event will co-locate with the popular Moncton Boat Show, which will encompass Agrena’s A, B and C of the Coliseum. Visitors can enjoy both events for one admission price.</p> <p>This show is even bigger than the first year with over 100 exhibitors encompassing everything and anything to do with fishing and hunting.</p> <p>We’re bringing out the big guns as visitors will be able to shop from various reputable dealers and to see the latest hunting firearms and ammo available and there will also be a draw for a Savage 111 rifle from Green Diamond Outfitters.</p> <p>The other door prize that is generating a huge amount of buzz is the chance to win a guided moose hunt in Northern Newfoundland with Northern Lights Adventures Ltd. Trip includes qualified guide service, license, meals &amp; lodging, field transportation and trophy preparation and use of camp equipment. For details about North Light Adventures, please visit <a href="http://www.moosecanada.com">www.moosecanada.com</a></p> <p>A big part of the Sportsmen Show is the Dieppe Fly Fishing Forum. They are celebrating their 10<sup>th</sup> edition and are back in a big way!</p> <p> </p> <table style="width: 650px;" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr><td width="10" valign="top"><br/></td> <td valign="top"> <p>·  The IF4 2013, International Fly Fishing Film Festival, will be presented on Friday night at the Moncton Coliseum starting at 6 PM. Admission for the movie is 8$/person payable at the door.<a href="http://flyfilmfest.com/IF4/" target="_blank"> IF4</a></p> <p>· The Atlantic Salmon Federation and the NB Salmon Council are having their annual Moncton Dinner at the Crystal Palace Convention Centre on Saturday March 16th. For more information, contact Geoff Giffin at <a href="mailto:ggiffin@asf.ca">ggiffin@asf.ca</a></p> <p>· A new and bigger Fly Casting aisle with Pro caster Steve Smith will be available close to exhibitors.</p> </td> </tr></tbody></table><p>For all the details on the Fly Fishing Forum, visit <a href="http://www.flyfishingforum.ca">www.flyfishingforum.ca</a></p> <p> This event will showcase the latest products and services available for this popular maritime pastime including:</p> <p>-          Seminars and Demonstrations</p> <p>-          Fishing Gear &amp; Equipment</p> <p>-          Hunting Gear &amp; Equipment</p> <p>-          Oufitters</p> <p>-          Outdoor Products</p> <p>-          ATV/Off Road Vehicles</p> <p>-          Fly Tying/Fly Casting Demonstrations</p> <p>-          Fishing &amp; Hunting Clubs &amp; Associations</p> <p>-          SHOW SPECIALS</p> <p>“We are very excited for this event this year especially after the success of year one. This mega event will surely entice anyone who has any interest in any of the outdoor activities that New Brunswick has to offer, including Fishing, Hunting and recreational boating,” said Show Manager Scott Sprague. “There is a lot of cross over in this industry and we are pleased to offer these events, at one time, in one place in the hub of the Maritimes,” said Sprague.</p> <p>We are pleased to welcome back Canadian Duck Calling Champion Matthew Wilson and Alec Hoyt of the Moncton Retriever Club will be doing some retriever demos. Complete stage schedule is available on our website.</p> <p>The New Brunswick Big Game Club wants to <strong>SEE YOUR RACK</strong>! Get scored at the NB Big Game Club booth! Incredible mounts on display! Let's see what YOU have! Could be one for the record books! The Bill McIntire Buck to be showcased at the NB Sportsmen Show at the NB Big Game Booth!!! The Deer was shot in New Brunswick in 1999 by William McIntire. Buckmaster has it ranked as the largest deer ever shot in Canada by a non resident and No 1 in the world. It is the highest typical grossing deer ever shot in the world. It is the highest scoring deer ever shot east of the Mississippi. It has been written up in every major hunting magazine in North American... Every serious deer hunter in New Brunswick or Nova Scotia will want to see this deer rack, it is a full mount and will be the centre of the NB Big Game Showcase. This deer has never been seen at a show in New Brunswick until now.....see it at the NB Sportsmen Show.</p> <p>The NB Pro Zone is a new section of the event as well. This will showcase fishing experts with the latest technologies from the leading dealers and manufacturers of fishing products! There will be seminars, giveaways and a kids casting area for charity with all proceeds going towards Dave Mercer’s Casting for a Cure Charity.</p> <p>Once again, this outdoors extravaganza gets underway on March 15-17, 2013 and will encompass the entire Moncton Coliseum Complex.</p> <p align="center"> </p> <p align="center">For complete details, please visit <a href="http://www.nbsportsmenshow.ca">www.nbsportsmenshow.ca</a></p> <p align="center"> </p> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 07:57:55 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/the-nb-sportsmen-s-show-featuring-the-dieppe-fly-fishing-forum-takes-aim-at-the-moncton-coliseum-this-weekend/ Exciting Transformation of Abbotsford Event Planned for 2014 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/exciting-transformation-of-abbotsford-event-planned-for-2014/ <p><strong>Exciting Transformation of Abbotsford Event for 2014</strong></p> <p>For Immediate Release</p> <p>The BC Log Home, Timber Frame and Country Living annually held in Abbotsford, British Columbia will be undergoing an exciting transformation over the next year.</p> <p>Show Management is pleased to announce the event will now be known as <strong>West Coast Living…Buy, Visit, Shop, Learn.</strong></p> <p>The province of British Columbia is diverse with an enviable quality of life and this event will showcase the best of it, demonstrating what living in the region is all about, in one weekend, all in one convenient location at the TRADEX.</p> <p>“This is very exciting news for Tradex and the region as a whole,” said Dan Stefanson, Executive Director, Tourism Abbotsford and TRADEX.  “This is a unique opportunity for the regional destination marketing groups in the province to showcase their areas to an engaged and qualified audience and we are very excited to host this in Abbotsford,” explained Stefanson.</p> <p>This concept will be anchored by the popular and long running BC Log Home, Timber Frame and Country Living Show, but will encompass more facets of living in this area of Canada and all the fantastic things that come with it.</p> <p>There will be several sections including:<strong> <br/></strong></p> <p><strong>Unique Retail</strong> – This section of the show will feature local artisans, carvers, craftsmen, and other sought after products from this region.<strong> <br/></strong></p> <p><strong>Taste of Home</strong> – This taste bud tempting feature will draw aficionados of food, wine, beer and other products. This section will feature cooking demonstrations and sampling the finest foods and drink made with local flare.<strong> <br/></strong></p> <p><strong>Regional Travel</strong> – This one of a kind section will promote regional tourism locations to let the locals know what is available in their own backyard! Several regional tourism marketing associations and groups that represent hotels, tourism attractions, restaurants, cultural and musical festivals and outlets will be front and centre region displaying what their area has to offer.<strong> <br/></strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>Log Home &amp; Country Living</strong>- This section will continue to showcase the beautiful log and timber frame homes and cottage living that is much sought after in this area. Several homes will be built on-site and will demonstrate the craftsmanship that goes into these fantastic buildings. Product suppliers and the leading builders will be on-site to offer expert advice as always.  Everything to do with your log/timber home or your home away from home.</p> <p>For all the exciting details on the West Coast Living Show, please visit <a href="http://www.bclogandcountrylivingshow.ca">www.bclogandcountrylivingshow.ca</a> for future updates on this concept. For more information about this event, please contact Show Manager, Les Trendall at <a href="mailto:ltrendall@mpltd.ca">ltrendall@mpltd.ca</a> or at 1-877-888-7111.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 08:42:51 -0400 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/exciting-transformation-of-abbotsford-event-planned-for-2014/ BC Log Home, Timber Frame & Country Living Show Opens Saturday at Tradex http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/bc-log-home-timber-frame-and-country-living-show-opens-saturday-at-tradex/ <p><em>Find your Home Away From Home at the BC Log Home, Timber Frame &amp; Country Living Show</em></p> <p>Abbotsford, BC – Master Promotions Ltd., producers of the BC Log Home, Timber Frame &amp; Country Living Show are pleased to announce the return of this high caliber event on March 9-10, 2013 at the Tradex Centre.</p> <p>Over 75 exhibitors and seminars and four actual structures built right on site, including a log home by Maurer Log Homes of Penticton which is fully landscaped by Mijodelu Landscaping, and three other structures by Pioneer Log Home, Trout Creek Timber Frame &amp; Artisan Log Homes.</p> <p>This event is ideal for anyone who has or who is thinking of owning a log or timber frame home or cabin or for anyone who wants to dream! This show has been dubbed as the biggest and best of its kind all across the nation, where individuals can find everything they are looking for all under one roof in this unique market.</p> <p>Visitors will see the latest products and technologies from the leaders of the log and timber frame home industry and the products and services needed for them, including alternative energy, tanks, generators and outdoor furniture.</p> <p>The BC Log Home, Timber Frame &amp; Country Living Show are excited to present Angie Quaale, BC’s Queen of the BBQ and owner of Well Seasoned, a Gourmet Food Store.</p> <p>Angie will be transforming Tradex into a “foodie paradise” with her Well Seasoned Products, demonstrations and recipes that will be available right in the show!</p> <p>BBQ’ing, cottage and country living go hand in hand and make Angie the perfect ingredient in this recipe for a great show!</p> <p>Check out Angie’s Demo’s at 1pm and 3pm on both days of the event!</p> <p> </p> <p align="center"><strong>Visitors can ENTER TO WIN $1500 Grand prize!</strong></p> <p align="center">A Bob Whitehead hand-carved wooden panel</p> <p align="center">From the Cottage Magazine Booth!</p> <p>The leaders of the industry will be showcased at the The BC Log Home, Timber Frame and Country Living Show in Abbotsford, March 9-10, 2013 at Tradex in Abbotsford, British Columbia. Let’s get building!</p> <p>Show hours are 10:00 am – 5:00 pm on both days, Admission is $10.00 for adults, $8.00 for seniors (60+) $6.00 for juniors (6-16) and children under 6 are free. There is also a family pass available (Two Adults, Two Juniors) for $25.00</p> <p>For Complete Details Visit   www.bclogandcountrylivingshow.ca</p> <p> Media Inquires:</p> <p>Denise Miller, Publicist</p> <p>Master Promotions Ltd.</p> <p>1-888-454-7469</p> <p>dmiller@mpltd.ca</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> Thu, 07 Mar 2013 10:42:58 -0400 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/bc-log-home-timber-frame-and-country-living-show-opens-saturday-at-tradex/ The Moncton RV Show Promoting Affordable Family Fun! http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/the-moncton-rv-show-promoting-affordable-family-fun/ <p>For Immediate Release</p> <p>Moncton, NB- New Brunswick’s largest dedicated RV Show is back this Friday thru Sunday, March 1-3 at the Moncton Coliseum, in Moncton, NB.</p> <p>This is the ideal time to source out your next RV purchase, as the complex will be jam packed with the latest models and styles from the leading dealers in the provinces of New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. Over seventy different lines will be represented with nearly 200 units on-site. This is also the leading venue to see the regions leading Campgrounds, destinations and to purchase the products and accessories needed to perfect the RV lifestyle!</p> <p>“If I can say anything, it would be that RV’ing is gaining popularity,” says Show Manager Scott Sprague. “It’s evident with the different age groups you see coming to the shows, including a lot more young couples and families.”</p> <p>“This will be one of the largest selection of RV’s in Atlantic Canada, with great pricing, complete with on-site financing; it will be a veritable one-stop shop,” says Sprague. Several new lines from area dealers will be unveiled at the show so there will be some hot new product on the show floor.</p> <p>We are excited to launch our on-line ticketing options! Visitors can go to our website at <a href="http://www.monctonrvshow.ca">www.monctonrvshow.ca</a> , buy and print out their tickets immediately! Avoid line ups at the door! Admission is $10 for adults,  Senior/Juniors(11-16 years) are $8.00, there is also a new family pass available which is $30.00 which will gain entry for two adults and  two juniors and as always, children under 10 free when accompanied by an adult.</p> <p>This year we have the all new Towing Centre Feature presented by Action Car &amp; Truck Accessories. This will feature some of the hottest towing and truck accessories to complete that RV Purchase. Vehicles will be on display from Taylor Ford Moncton, Lounsbury Chevrolet Moncton, Champlain Nissan and Moncton Chrysler Jeep Dodge.</p> <p>Another plus about purchasing your RV at this event is that it is endorsed by the Atlantic Recreational Vehicle Dealers Association. ARVDA is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to the recreation vehicle industry in Atlantic Canada and is associated with the RVDA of Canada. Membership in the Atlantic Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association is voluntary.  Applicants must provide two industry references, and agree to abide by the RVDA Code of Ethics, as well as, adhere to our Standards of Business Practice. </p> <p>The ARVDA hosts two successful annual RV shows in Halifax and Moncton each spring.  For more information on the ARVDA and their members, visit their website at <a href="http://www.arvda.ca">www.arvda.ca</a>.</p> <p>We are pleased to present the Ten Grand in YOUR Hand contest for 2013! If a visitor buys an RV at the Moncton RV Show, they have approximately a 1 in 100 chance of winning $10,000.00, this makes the decision to purchase an RV at this event 10,000 times easier. In 2012 our winners of the Moncton RV Show Ten Grand in Your Hand Promotion was Jeff and Roxanne MacLean, from Oakfield, NS. They purchased a Cedar Creek 5th Wheel from Pine Acres RV of Kensington, PEI.</p> <p>Another exciting new promotion at the Moncton RV Show is presented by PEI Parks. Anyone who purchases an RV at the show this week will receive a free 2 night stay at any PEI Provincial Park!</p> <p>Visitors also have the chance to win a $500.00 gift certificate from Action Car and Truck Accessories or a Casino NB Getaway! Our bag sponsor RV Insure will be on-site providing information on all your insurance needs for your home away from home; there is really something for everyone!</p> <p>For complete details including show hours, please visit our website at <a href="http://www.MonctonRVShow.ca">www.MonctonRVShow.ca</a></p> <p align="center"> </p> <p align="center">SHOW HOURS</p> <p align="center">Friday, March 1, 2013<br/> 10 am ­ 9 pm</p> <p align="center">Saturday, March 2, 2013<br/> 10 am ­ 9 pm</p> <p align="center">Sunday, March 3, 2013<br/> 10 am ­ 5 pm</p> <p align="center"> </p> <p>2012 was a year of growth on many levels for the RV industry. The year kicked off with outstanding RV show attendance figures and moved into the summer with a jump in RV sales. The RV industry has seen a change in ownership trends, overall growth of the industry, a national sales rebound, increased outdoor engagement and an evolution in the economic benefits for the RV traveler.</p> <p><strong>1. Majority of RV owners under the age of 55:</strong></p> <ul><li>The RV industry is seeing a significant increase in young families, busy career couples, outdoor enthusiasts as well as retirees embarking on their first RV adventure.</li> </ul><p><strong>2. Towable trailers most popular RVs sold in 2012:</strong></p> <ul><li>There are over one million RVs on Canada’s roads which translates to 14% of households owning an RV.</li> <li>Starting at just $6,000, consumers are taking advantage of the variety of units available. The most popular RVs sold this year were the towable RVs, which include the folding camping trailer and fifth wheel RV.</li> </ul><p><strong>3. While other travel sectors continue to struggle and see declines, RV sales surged 13% this year:</strong></p> <ul><li>By mid-summer, RV sales had increased on a national level by 13% compared to 2011 with Alberta seeing the largest sales increase of 42%.</li> <li>The biggest factor driving this is the affordability of the lifestyle as RV purchase prices are at historic lows. A number of other factors include intense competition in the industry, increased consumer awareness and a strong Canadian dollar.</li> </ul><p><strong>4. More Canadians are spending time outdoors:</strong></p> <ul><li>90% of RV owners say RVing is the best way to see the country.</li> <li>Many campground operators have begun the process of upgrading their sites to accommodate the increase of RV travelers to their campgrounds. The Alberta government announced mid-summer that they were investing $24 million this year into modernizing several of its campgrounds, as they noted the increase in number of people using RVs versus tents.</li> </ul><p><strong>5. Raw cost savings:</strong></p> <ul><li>In February, Go RVing Canada released results of a cost comparison study conducted by PKF consulting that proved RV vacations can be up to 78% less expensive than all other forms of travel. This statistic has increased by 3% since the last study, conducted in 2009.</li> <li>The associated savings come from a variety of factors including the flexibility of cooking in your RV, as well as the low cost of accommodation.</li> </ul><p>“RVers share a great passion for the lifestyle and it’s easy to recognize the many benefits associated with it,” said Go RVing Executive Director, Chris Mahony. “What the 2012 RV trends show is that RVing clearly remains a popular vacation choice, especially for those who are looking for an affordable vacation that offers freedom, flexibility, and fun.”</p> <p><em>Source Go RVing Canada</em></p> <p><em>For more details visit </em><a href="http://www.gorving.ca"><em>www.gorving.ca</em></a></p> <p><em> </em></p> Wed, 27 Feb 2013 08:37:44 -0400 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/the-moncton-rv-show-promoting-affordable-family-fun/ The P.E.I. Home show Celebrating Nearly Three Decades of Making a House, a Home http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/the-p-e-i-home-show-celebrating-nearly-three-decades-of-making-a-house-a-home/ <p><em>Your Island.  Your Home Show.  Let’s Start Building</em></p> <p> For Immediate Release</p> <p>Charlottetown, PE - For 29 years the PEI Home Show has been welcoming audiences from all over Prince Edward Island.  This event is renowned for showcasing the leaders of the homebuilding, renovation and related industries of Prince Edward Island.</p> <p>Islanders await the Home Show each year to plan their new homes, additions, renovations and gardening purchases, and they have come to trust this event and the exhibitors that are there. The benefit of seeing the latest trends, ideas and innovations for the home is always enjoyed by the thousands that attend this event on a regular basis.</p> <p>Show management is pleased to announce 120 exhibiting companies will be showcasing their products for this edition and it is expected that nearly 12,000 visitors will come to the show during the three day span and they will not be disappointed.</p> <p>In 2013 in conjunction with Live for Today Pools, spas and Saunas, all visitors to the PEI Home Show can enter to win a Serenity Special Edition Hot Tub. Visitors can also enter to win a Fujitsu Ductless Split Heat Pump from Atlantic Heating &amp; Cooling Solutions. Visitors can enter to win an outdoor pondless kit from Island Grow Sod &amp; Landscaping.</p> <p>The PEI Office of Energy Efficiency will be on-site delving out tips on how to help home owners save money and visitors to their booth also have a chance to win an IPAD mini.</p> <p>Show Management is pleased to welcome the King Cole Maritime Kitchen to the show! This interactive feature will showcase and offer samplings of some of tea and other products. Red Shores Race Track &amp; Casinos are presenting Demonstrations with Chef Andrew Smith! These will be conducted at 11am and 4pm on Friday and Saturday in the Civic Centre on the main stage.</p> <p>Visitors young and old will be able to meet several CBC Personalities on-site. <strong>Drop by the CBC booth over the weekend to meet Bo on the Go, Peter Puck and other CBC-PEI personalities! And on Friday, CBC News Compass will broadcast Boomer's weather and community group from the PEI Home Show.</strong> CBC is also holding an Ugly Couch contest online. Visitors are encouraged to send in pictures of their ugly couch and they could win a NEW couch from Beck’s Furniture.  We are also pleased to welcome back the ever popular Dairy Farmers of Canada and their tasty cheese seminars.</p> <p>Over the last 29 years, the PEI Home Show has also given back to the community by supporting local nonprofit organizations. In 2013, that includes the PEI Special Olympics and Crime Stoppers. The event is proud to be sponsored by The Guardian Newspaper.</p> <p>Regardless of size, there are a lot of benefits for a home building and renovation based business to exhibit in one of these events. You get to put your products and services in front of a live audience and have face to face discussions with past, existing and prospective customers. Attendees tend to talk about what they saw at the event with friends and associates; this could lead to a referral for the company. One of the greatest benefits of exhibiting in a local home show is that it identifies your business as one that supports the community and local industry. <strong>MAKE SURE IT INCLUDES YOU</strong>! Let’s get building!</p> <p> </p> <p>For Complete details, visit <a href="http://www.peihomeshow.ca">www.peihomeshow.ca</a></p> <p> </p> <p>Media Inquiries</p> <p>Denise Miller, Publicist</p> <p>Master Promotions Ltd.</p> <p><a href="mailto:dmiller@mpltd.ca">dmiller@mpltd.ca</a></p> <p>1-888-454-7469</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Show Hours</strong></p> <p>Friday, March 1  Noon - 9pm</p> <p>Saturday, March 2  9am - 6pm</p> <p>Sunday, March 3  10am - 4pm</p> Wed, 27 Feb 2013 08:36:07 -0400 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/the-p-e-i-home-show-celebrating-nearly-three-decades-of-making-a-house-a-home/ Experience the Great Outdoors at Western Canada’s largest Boat, Fishing, Hunting & Sportsmen’s Show This Friday in Abbotsford! http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/experience-the-great-outdoors-at-western-canada-s-largest-boat-fishing-hunting-and-sportsmen-s-show-this-friday-in-abbotsford/ <h2 align="center"><strong><em>Over 10 Million dollars in Boating, Hunting and Fishing inventory to be showcased and sold! </em></strong></h2> <p><strong>For Immediate Release <br/></strong></p> <p>Abbotsford, BC - Set your sights on the biggest and well-established 22<sup>nd</sup> annual BC Boat &amp; Sportsmen Show and the 10<sup>th</sup> annual BC Hunting Show, March 1-3, 2013 at Tradex in Abbotsford. Two great shows…at one price.</p> <p>For the first time EVER, visitors are able to buy tickets in advance and avoid the line-ups as thousands flock to this event on a regular basis. These can be purchased on the show website <a href="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/www.bcboatandsportsmenshow.ca">www.bcboatandsportsmenshow.ca</a></p> <p>The economy is on the upswing in British Columbia with huge construction and natural resources projects on the horizon, giving people the confidence to make those leisure purchases and they will found those at this event!</p> <p><strong>EXCITING NEW FEATURE</strong></p> <p>Another first for the show is the <strong>HUGE 50' Giant Fish Tank</strong>! This LIVE and interactive feature will allow visitors to watch how the Pros catch 'em -Fly, Spey and Bait Casting at its best.</p> <p> </p> <p align="center"><strong>QUICK FACTS</strong></p> <p align="center"> </p> <ul><li><strong>Over 250 exhibitors and seminars for only $13.00</strong></li> <li><strong>Hundreds of boats and ATV's, Fishing Gear, Camping Supplies and Lodges</strong></li> <li><strong>Hunting Equipment, Archery, Camo Gear, Outfitters,</strong></li> <li><strong>Exciting Special Guests!</strong></li> <li><strong>The Sturgeon Slayers Present their Fly Fishing Film Tour</strong></li> <li><strong>FREE Fly Tying and Fly Casting Demonstrations</strong></li> </ul><p align="center"><strong>And so much more!</strong></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>Show Presenters are pleased to offer new “Hands on Seminars” with Pro’s Brian Chan, Peter Morrison and Phil Rowley.</p> <p>The popular “Heads and Horns” feature returns for 2013. Hunters and enthusiasts are invited to bring in the heads, horns and antlers for professional scoring. You just may have one for the books!</p> <p>The excitement continues as thousands of dollars in prizes are up for grabs including a 2013 Can-am Outlander. You could win a chance to fish at the Stoney Lake Lodge on Douglas Lake Ranch, or another fishing experience from Canadian Princess Resort.  All this and so much more!. **See our website for complete details.</p> <p>Sturgeon Slayers will be bringing the <a href="http://flyfishingfilmtour.com" target="_blank">Fly Fishing Film Tour</a> to Canada this March at the Sportsman show. This is the biggest Fly Film Tour in the world. They will be adding some hunting content as an added bonus to this show.</p> <p> </p> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr><td width="295" valign="top"> <p align="center">Show Hours</p> <p align="center"><strong>Friday, March 1st </strong>12 noon - 9 pm</p> <p align="center"><strong>Saturday, March 2nd </strong>10 am - 8 pm</p> <p align="center"><strong>Sunday, March 3rd </strong>10 am – 5 pm</p> <p> </p> </td> <td width="295" valign="top"> <p align="center">Adults  $12.00</p> <p align="center">Seniors (60+)   $10.00</p> <p align="center">Students (6 - 16) $8.00</p> <p align="center">Kids (5 and under) Free</p> <p align="center">Family (max. 2 adults) $30.00</p> <p> </p> </td> </tr></tbody></table><p> </p> <p align="center">For all the exciting details, visit <a href="http://www.bcboatandsportsmensshow.ca">www.bcboatandsportsmenshow.ca</a> and be prepared to be wowed at BC’s biggest Boat &amp; Sportsmen Show AND the BC Hunting Show!</p> <p align="center"> </p> <p> </p> <p>Media Inquiries:</p> <p>Denise Miller, Publicist</p> <p>Master Promotions Ltd.</p> <p><a href="mailto:dmiller@mpltd.ca">dmiller@mpltd.ca</a></p> <p>1-888-454-7469</p> Wed, 27 Feb 2013 08:31:19 -0400 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/experience-the-great-outdoors-at-western-canada-s-largest-boat-fishing-hunting-and-sportsmen-s-show-this-friday-in-abbotsford/ The National Heavy Equipment Show Presents the ALL NEW Winter Management Feature! http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/the-national-heavy-equipment-show-presents-the-all-new-winter-management-feature/ <h2><strong><em>WE KNOW SNOW</em></strong></h2> <p>For Immediate Release</p> <p>Mississauga, Ontario- The excitement is growing for the country’s largest heavy equipment event, the National Heavy Equipment Show (NHES), which will be held at the International Centre in Mississauga, April 18-19, 2013.</p> <p>“We are very excited to return to Mississauga for the 13<sup>th</sup> edition of this event,” says National Show Manager, Mark Cusack. “At this stage of the game we have our largest exhibitor base ever. We are nearing capacity with new bookings still coming in,” explained Cusack.</p> <p>The NHES will encompass a huge portion of the massive International Centre and will showcase the leaders of the Heavy Equipment and Construction Industry.</p> <p>Several Heavy features that will showcase specialised industries and equipment will include the Gravel Pit, the Rental Pavilion, the Backhoe Rodeo and the all new Winter Management Show and educational program. </p> <p>The Winter Management Show presented by SIMA, the Snow and Ice Management Association, will offer a unique opportunity to network with the top manufacturers, distributors and dealers from the leading snow and ice management companies. This venue is the ideal location to showcase the products, services, equipment and technology used in snow &amp; ice removal and winter operations.</p> <p>If you are in the business of snow plows, attachments, sanders, de-icers/anti-icers, spreaders, trucks, salt storage, professional services and other solutions for Canada’s multi-billion dollar snow and ice removal industry, this is the event for you!</p> <p>In conjunction with the trade show component, the Winter Management Show will present a relevant and topical education component that will draw even more attendees to this exciting event.  Topics will include:</p> <p><strong>Build a Bid Series with Rich Arlington, CSP</strong></p> <p>The Build a Bid program, developed by an experienced team of snow professionals, is a comprehensive breakdown of estimating and selling snow and ice management services. Attend these sessions stand-alone or together to get some insight into creating a sustainable, consistent bidding process for snow and ice services.</p> <p><strong>Growing Snow Series with Phil Harwood, CSP</strong></p> <p>Managing snow with equipment has never been easy, and yet the business climate and challenges confronting a snow contractor may be tougher than ever. Join Phil Harwood, CSP in a two-part series as he discusses some real-life strategies to grow in snow. Attend these sessions stand-alone or together to get a better grip on developing a long term sales strategy to grow profits in snow.</p> <p>For complete details on all the exciting details on this event, please visit <a href="http://www.NHES.ca">www.NHES.ca</a></p> <p>Media Inquiries:</p> <p>Denise Miller, Publicist</p> <p>Master Promotions Ltd.</p> <p>1-888-454-7469</p> <p><a href="mailto:dmiller@mpltd.ca">dmiller@mpltd.ca</a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 10:30:42 -0400 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/the-national-heavy-equipment-show-presents-the-all-new-winter-management-feature/ The 2013 Canadian International Farm Show Delivers a Qualified Audience http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/the-2013-canadian-international-farm-show-delivers-a-qualified-audience/ <p>Mississauga, Ontario</p> <p>The 27<sup>th</sup> Annual Canadian International Farm Show wrapped up after showcasing the leaders of the thriving Canadian AG industry at the International Centre in Mississauga, Ontario, February 5-7, 2013.</p> <p>The effect of soaring crop prices still have farmers walking with some extra bounce in their step and exhibitors at the 2013 Canadian International Farm Show were happy to see it.  The audience was also happy to see the return of certain brands in 2013.</p> <p>Producers from all facets of the farming industry came through the doors and they were in a buying mood. Many solid leads were gathered by exhibitors, which will bode well for boosting sales in 2013. Several international visitors also arrived to the event and were very pleased with the equipment on display at the show.</p> <p>Day 2 of the Farm Show was jam-packed, with visitor numbers way up. The show also welcomed visitors from our door-to-door motorcoach program. We thank the organizers of this program for assisting in delivering a qualified audience directly to the show.</p> <p>With a major winter storm forecast for the final day of the event, Show Management was pleasantly surprised with the visitors that came to take in the final day.  Crowds were quite steady until the early afternoon.  When all was said and done, the event welcomed over 18,500 visitors during this edition.</p> <p>The educational program offered a great variety with topics including Farm Level Bio-security, the Manure Forum and tips on how to increase farming business with social media.</p> <p>The exhibitor reception on the opening evening was well attended, as the awards for the Producer of the Year were handed out. These awards were presented to Roger Harley and Family of Harley Farms, Nathan Streef of Streef Produce and Amy Darroch of Darroch Farm. Exhibitors commented on these high caliber winners and we look forward to more Ontario Ag innovation in 2014.</p> <p>Congratulations to Shawn Bierworth of Cobourg, Ontario!!! He was the winner of the door prize – a Cub Cadet lawn mower!</p> <p>Planning and preparations for the next edition of show are already well underway!  Show Management is actively gathering feedback to ensure the event delivers what our customers want and have come to expect from a show of this caliber.  Surveys are currently being finalized to direct us where to focus to build a better event, and many ideas were received pre-show and onsite that we will be incorporating for 2014.  We also have a brand new theme in the works, which we will be announcing at a future date.  Next year’s audience can anticipate even more exciting new features and content for the 28<sup>th</sup> annual Canadian International Farm Show!</p> <p>For updates and announcements, please visit <a href="http://www.canadianfarmshow.ca">www.canadianfarmshow.ca</a> often!</p> <p> </p> <p>Media Inquiries:</p> <p>Denise Miller, Publicist</p> <p>Master Promotions Ltd</p> <p>1-888-454-7469</p> <p>dmiller@mpltd.ca</p> Wed, 20 Feb 2013 10:26:36 -0400 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/the-2013-canadian-international-farm-show-delivers-a-qualified-audience/ Several New Lines of Boats to Debut at the Halifax International Boat Show! http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/several-new-lines-of-boats-to-debut-at-the-halifax-international-boat-show/ <p>Halifax, Nova Scotia – The Halifax International Boat Show returns this Thursday thru Sunday at Exhibition Park in Halifax. This event encompasses the largest and most sought after brands of boats and boating equipment in Eastern Canada and it’s all under one roof.</p> <p>The Halifax International Boat Show is the largest boat show in Eastern Canada. Exhibited boats range in size from 6' to over 30' and include runabouts, cruisers, motor yachts, sail boats, sailing dinghies, pontoon boats, bass boats, inflatables, RIBS and personal water craft.</p> <p>“For nearly four decades this show has not disappointed,” says Show Manager Scott Sprague. “This high caliber event will draw boating enthusiasts from all over the Maritimes and has become the must-attend event for industry in Eastern Canada,” says Sprague.</p> <p>“We are very excited for 2013 and will be presenting a show with one of the most extensive and diverse lines of boats that the region has seen in quite some time,” says Sprague.</p> <p>Some exciting new additions include Malibu Boats, Pursuit, Premier, Palm Beach, Ranger Tugs and the Trailerable Catboat from Com-Pac Yacht, just to name a few!</p> <p>There is also a great new opportunity to avoid line-ups at the door. For the first time ever, the Halifax International Boat Show is offering on-line ticketing! Buy and print your tickets from the comfort of your PC! Visit our website for more details.</p> <p>There are exhibits of marine equipment, marine engines, diesel, gas, outboard and inboard, of marine electronics and accessories, of docks and dock builders. Seminars and Panel Discussions about boating are on-going during the show and The Bluenose Coastal Action Foundation is bringing their touch tank and talking about the coastal environment.</p> <p>The show is a place for boaters to SHOP! Marine chandleries bring their stores to this show, and there are great deals as well as all the latest gear backed up by product manufacturers and distributors. It’s also a great time to buy a boat as Dealers and Manufacturers offer super show specials.</p> <h3 style="text-align: left;">Some highlights for 2013 include:</h3> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong>WIN A BOAT AT THE BOAT SHOW</strong></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><span style="color: #000000;">Win a New Carolina Skiff j1250 with a 9.9 Mercury Motor! Presented by Quartermaster Marine, Carolina Skiff &amp; Mercury and Q104</span></p> <ul><li>Visit the Discover Boating Centre and find out why life is better with a boat! </li> </ul><ul><li>Take Your PCOC Test at the show with Boat Smart Canada! </li> </ul><ul><li>Exciting guest speakers on the main stage<strong> <br/></strong></li> </ul><ul><li>Visit the Bluenose Coastal Action Foundation Salt Water Touch Tank</li> </ul><p> </p> <p style="text-align: left;">That is just a sampling of what is available at the 2013 edition of the Halifax International Boat Show! Boats Start Here!</p> <p> For complete information please visit <a href="http://www.halifaxboatshow.com/">www.halifaxboatshow.com</a></p> <p align="center"> </p> <p>Media Inquiries:</p> <p>Denise Miller, Publicist</p> <p>Master Promotions Ltd.</p> <p><a href="mailto:dmiller@mpltd.ca">dmiller@mpltd.ca</a></p> <p>1-888-454-7469</p> Tue, 19 Feb 2013 09:40:11 -0400 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/several-new-lines-of-boats-to-debut-at-the-halifax-international-boat-show/ Démo Forêt 2000 de retour à Dolbeau-Mistassini/ Démo Forêt 2000 Returns to Dolbeau-Mistassini http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/demo-foret-2000-de-retour-a-dolbeau-mistassini-demo-foret-2000-returns-to-dolbeau-mistassini/ <h3 align="left">Démo Forêt 2000 de retour à Dolbeau-Mistassini</h3> <p><em>&lt;English Below&gt;</em></p> <p>Pour publication immédiate</p> <p>Démo Forêt 2000 est de retour à Dolbeau-Mistassini (Québec) pour sa 15<sup>e</sup> édition, qui aura lieu du 20 au 22 septembre 2013. On y trouvera les produits, équipement, technologies et services les plus innovateurs disponibles pour le secteur forestier.</p> <p>Les gestionnaires de l’exposition sont heureux d’annoncer qu’un nouveau site accueillera l’événement, soit le site du <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Festival Western de Dolbeau-Mistassini</span>, au centre de Dolbeau.</p> <p>Démo Forêt 2000 offrira des stands d’exposition statique avec possibilités de démonstration et présentera les plus récents produits offerts à l’industrie forestière et du sciage.</p> <p>Le moment ne pouvait être mieux choisi pour revenir dans cette région et participer à l’année de célébration du 175<sup>e</sup> anniversaire du Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, au moment d’une reprise dans l’industrie forestière.</p> <p>La tendance positive dans le secteur du sciage a été alimentée par une remontée des mises en chantier d’habitations aux États-Unis, par de robustes exportations vers la Chine, par des approvisionnements en bois limités au Canada et par une série de fermetures de scieries en Amérique du Nord.</p> <p>« Historiquement, les prix élevés pour le bois d’œuvre ont été passagers, ne durant que quelques mois. Le marché du sciage demeurera volatil, mais au plan structurel, compte tenu des changements dans l’offre et la demande, nous anticipons une période soutenue de prix plus élevés », a indiqué  Daryl Swetlishoff, analyste des produits forestiers pour Raymond James Ltd.</p> <p>« La combinaison du rétablissement du marché de l’habitation aux États-Unis  et du resserrement des approvisionnements en bois aidera à susciter un supercycle sans précédent pour le bois d’œuvre – une longue période à la hausse pour les produits courants, selon M. Swetlishoff. Il y a encore certaines fluctuations à l’horizon, mais le bois d’œuvre est à l’aube d’un marché haussier soutenu », a-t-il conclu.</p> <p><em>Source : The Globe and Mail, 22 janvier 2013</em></p> <p>Pour plus de détails, visitez le <a href="http://www.demoforet2000.org">www.demoforet2000.org</a></p> <p> </p> <h3> </h3> <h3 align="left">Démo Forêt 2000 Returns to Dolbeau-Mistassini</h3> <p>For Immediate Release</p> <p>Démo Forêt 2000 returns for its 15<sup>th</sup> edition on September 20-22, 2013 in Dolbeau-Mistassini, Quebec and will showcase the most innovative products, equipment, services and technology available to the forestry and logging industries to date.</p> <p>Show Management is pleased to announce a new location for this event:  the site of the <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Festival Western de Dolbeau-Mistassini</span>, in the center of Dolbeau.</p> <p>Démo Forêt 2000 will offer static booths with demo opportunities and will surely showcase the latest and relevant products available to the forestry and sawmilling industries.</p> <p>The timing could not be better to return to this region and to be included in their year of celebration of the 175<sup>th</sup> Anniversary of the Saguenay-Lac St-Jean Region and resurgence in the forestry industry.</p> <p>Lumber’s winning streak has been fuelled by a rebound in U.S. housing starts, robust exports to China, restricted timber supplies in Canada and a series of North American sawmill closures.</p> <p>“Historically, high lumber prices have been transitory, lasting only for a period of months. Lumber markets will still be volatile, but structurally, with the changes in supply and demand, we see a period of sustained higher prices,” said Daryl Swetlishoff, forest products analyst at Raymond James Ltd.</p> <p>“The combination of a revived U.S. housing market and tightened timber supplies will help spark an unprecedented supercycle for lumber – a long period of rising prices for the commodity, Mr. Swetlishoff said. While there will some bumps ahead, lumber is in the early stages of an extended bull run,” he said.</p> <p><em>Source: The Globe and Mail, January 22, 2013</em></p> <p>For all the exciting details, please visit <a href="http://www.demoforet2000.org">www.demoforet2000.org</a></p> <p> </p> <p>Media Inquiries:</p> <p>Denise Miller, Publicist</p> <p><a href="mailto:dmiller@mpltd.ca">dmiller@mpltd.ca</a></p> <p>1-888-454-7469 </p> Mon, 18 Feb 2013 13:45:06 -0400 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/demo-foret-2000-de-retour-a-dolbeau-mistassini-demo-foret-2000-returns-to-dolbeau-mistassini/ The 2013 Eastern Canadian Fisheries Delivered a Qualified Audience! http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/the-2013-eastern-canadian-fisheries-delivered-a-qualified-audience/ <p>Yarmouth, NS- Fishermen from all over the Maritimes plotted a course for the Mariners Centre and the Eastern Canadian Fisheries Exposition (ECFE), and they were not left disappointed in this 25<sup>th</sup> Anniversary edition.</p> <p>Show management are pleased to report that attendance was solid and qualified, with the number of registered visitors coming in at 3,348. Exhibitors report that retail on the floor was brisk, especially on the Friday, and many braved the blizzard on Saturday to visit this biennial event. Sales were made and there were plenty of solid leads to follow up on for the upcoming season and beyond.</p> <p>Exhibitors and attendees alike were pleased with the event. Over 100 exhibitors displayed the newest and most innovative commercial fisheries products and services, which intrigued visitors and helped them to make decisions about new, efficient product purchases.</p> <p>We would like to thank the Honourable Sterling Belliveau, the Nova Scotia Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, for taking time out of his busy schedule to attend the event, as well as the Atlantic Canada Marine Industries Hall of Fame inductions. Congratulations to the three newest members:  River John, NS, fisherman <strong>Ronald Heighton</strong>, who was inducted as a Mariner; Louisburg, NS-based processing company leader <strong>Joe Anthony</strong><strong>,</strong><strong> </strong>who was inducted as a Processor; and Mercury Marine representative <strong>Arthur McNeil</strong> of Baddeck, NS, who was inducted posthumously as a Builder.</p> <p>It was also a pleasure to share the spotlight with the Navigator Magazine. They are celebrating their 15<sup>th</sup> anniversary! This went hand in hand with the event’s 25<sup>th</sup> anniversary and we are proud of this partenership.</p> <p>Congratulations to Josh Porter of Deerfield, NS, the winner of the door prize – a Zodiac Bombard Typhoon 310S Inflatable boat that was provided by SeaPro and Mermaid Marine.</p> <p>The exhibitor reception at the Rodd Grand was also well attended and enabled exhibitors to relax after a busy day on the show floor.</p> <p>A special thank you to our sponsors.  We appreciate your ongoing support of this event and the industry as a whole:</p> <ul><li>Marindustrial</li> <li>Vernon D'Eon Lobster Plugs Ltd.</li> <li>A.L. LeBlanc Ltd.</li> <li>DSS Marine</li> <li>Atlantic Cat</li> <li>Cat Rental</li> <li>Novatec Braids Ltd. </li> </ul><p>We are now looking towards the horizon and a positive future for this industry.  Stay tuned for the 2015 dates for this high caliber event! We will see many of you at Fish Canada/Workboat Canada in Moncton in 2014!</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 08:14:33 -0400 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/the-2013-eastern-canadian-fisheries-delivered-a-qualified-audience/ Three Nova Scotians Inducted into Marine Industries Hall of Fame http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/three-nova-scotians-inducted-into-marine-industries-hall-of-fame/ <p><strong>Three new NS members to be inducted into Atlantic Canada Marine Industries Hall of Fame <br/></strong></p> <p>Yarmouth, NS — The Navigator Magazine and Master Promotions Ltd. is pleased to announce that three new Nova Scotia members have been selected to be inducted into the Atlantic Canada Marine Industries Hall of Fame.</p> <p>The three newest members are River John, NS, fisherman <strong>Ronald Heighton</strong>, who will be inducted as a Mariner; Louisburg, NS-based processing company leader <strong>Joe Anthony</strong> who will be inducted as a Processor; and Mercury Marine representative <strong>Arthur McNeil</strong> of Baddeck, NS, who will be inducted posthumously as a Builder (see biographies in the backgrounder below).</p> <p><strong>The inductions will take place at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at the Eastern Canadian Fisheries Exposition (ECFE) at the Mariners Centre in Yarmouth. Members of the public and media are invited to attend. The Honourable Sterling Belliveau Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture and Minister of Environment will be in attendance. <br/></strong></p> <p>The three individuals were nominated by their peers and chosen by a selection committee — all three are very worthy inductees who have made major impacts in the marine industries field.</p> <p>For further information, contact Jamie Baker at The Navigator at (709) 754-7977 or by email at <a href="mailto:jbaker@thenavigatormagazine.com">jbaker@thenavigatormagazine.com</a></p> <p><strong>ABOUT THE HALL</strong></p> <p>The Atlantic Canada Marine Industries Hall of Fame was developed by The Navigator Magazine, which is currently celebrating its 15<sup>th</sup> Anniversary, in partnership with Master Promotions Ltd.</p> <p>The hall will pay a lasting tribute — by way of developing a website and also a public display to be shown at marine shows in St. John’s, NL, Yarmouth, NS, and Moncton, NB —  to those who have made or are making valuable contributions in any marine industry in Atlantic Canada: The <strong>Mariner</strong> category recognizes individuals who have made a significant contribution at sea in any marine field — this could include anyone from a captain or crewmember on anything from fishing boats to cargo ships to oil tankers to Coast Guard and all points in between. The <strong>Processor</strong> category recognizes individuals involved in the business of processing/developing marine products from fish and seafood to oil and gas, including everyone from frontline workers right up to company owners.</p> <p>And finally, the <strong>Builder</strong> category recognizes those individuals who have made significant contributions to any of Atlantic Canada’s marine industries without having necessarily directly participated in them (including, but not limited to, industry advocates, organizers, service providers, marine builders, business people, media, government, etc.)</p> <p>The Hall of Fame replaces the Industry Achievement Awards that had traditionally been handed out as part of the aforementioned marine shows since 2008. All past industry achievement award recipients have been automatically inducted into the Hall of Fame.</p> <p>The current Hall of Fame members include: Mark Small, Vernon Petten and Wilfred Bartlett from Newfoundland and Labrador (2008); Ashton Spinney, Henry Surrette and Denny Morrow of Nova Scotia (2009); Frank McLaughlin and Delma Doucette of New Brunswick and Doug Fraser of PEI (2010); Don Best, Gerard Chidley and Jack Troake of Newfoundland and Labrador (2010); Dick Stewart, Hubert Saulnier, and Jean Guy d’Entremont of Nova Scotia (2011); Jim Bateman and Paul-Aimé Mallet of New Brunswick, and Francis Morrissey, Norman Peters, and Robert “Bobby” MacInnis of PEI (2012); and Ross Petten, Alec D. Moores and Henry Vokey of Newfoundland and Labrador (2012).</p> <p align="center"> <strong>BACKGROUNDER</strong></p> <p align="center"><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">HALL OF FAME BIOGRAPHIES, NS 2012</span></strong></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>RONALD HEIGHTON — Mariner</strong></p> <p><strong>Ronald Heighton of River John, NS, has spent the bulk of his lifetime working on the water and also striving for the betterment of the fishing industry in the Maritimes.</strong></p> <p>Heighton has almost 50 years fishing experience fishing lobster, herring and he fished ground fish for over 30 years. He has a Fishing Master IV and has taken several courses in leadership and communication.</p> <p><strong>He currently serves as the president of the Gulf of Nova Scotia Fleet Planning Board (GNSFP), an organization that examines broad based issues and common concerns in the Gulf area and one that looks at ways to improve the area’s fishery including the creation of programs. </strong></p> <p>Heighton has been the Vice-President for the Canadian Council of Professional Fish Harvesters (CCPFH) for the past three terms and is a long standing board member of the CCPFH. In addition to serving as president of GNSFP, he is also president of the Northumberland Fishermen’s Association. For over 25 years he has participated in multiple Nova Scotia Gulf species advisory committees, and he is a member of the Northumberland Fishermen’s Association and the Lobster Council of Canada</p> <p>He has also volunteered to be part of the Technical Advisory Committee for the recently released Fishing Vessel Stability Simulator program, a program meant to enhance the safety of fish harvesters across Canada.</p> <p>In addition to his direct fisheries work, Heighton also volunteers his time working with harbour authorities and he has done volunteer work for the Northumberland Fisheries Museum.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><strong>JOE ANTHONY — Processor</strong></p> <p>The success story Joe Anthony has written in the seafood processing business is one born of good timing, hard work and finding out that a dream he had as a young boy actually wasn’t for him. Hailing from Sydney Mines, NS, all Anthony ever wanted to be going back to his earliest days fishing on the salmon rivers was a Fishery Officer with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO).</p> <p>In 1988 he went off to Holland College with that dream in his sights. He took the fisheries technology training at the college, a course aimed directly at the fish processing business, and started on his way. In the summers, he worked both with the science branch at DFO with a focus on lobsters — but he also worked with Clearwater in the snow crab processing sector. Snow crab wasn’t a big deal at the time, fetching upwards of 30 cents per pound for soft shell and 50 cents per pound for hardshell.</p> <p>Landing a Fisheries Officer position at the time wasn’t easy, so while he entered job competitions and kept his name on the list, Anthony bided his time working in the processing sector.</p> <p>The Victoria Co-Op Fisheries plant, which had never done lobster or crab, wanted to get into that business so Anthony spent five years with them running that operation. The manager of that plant, Lloyd Laney, bought a plant in Cheticamp, NS, and he went off and ran that operation for a couple of years.</p> <p>Finally, the call came and Joe landed the job as a Fisheries Officer. But it turned out to be like the old adage: A dog can chase a car, but what will he do when he catches it?</p> <p>After only six months in his dream job, Anthony decided it wasn’t for him and he quickly returned to his real love: seafood processing.</p> <p>A relatively new but redundant groundfish plant went up for sale in Louisburg, NS. Anthony and Laney went to the provincial government and borrowed $900,000 at 9.25 per cent interest to buy the facility, which had been completely gutted, and went about setting up a processing operation focused on snow crab. In a stroke of good fortune, during that first year of operation, crab quotas off Louisburg tripled, the company took NL-based Quinlan's as silent partners and the rest is history — the debt was paid off without ever missing a payment, and the operation continues to be a Cape Breton success story today.</p> <p>Anthony said when he finally decided that processing was the life he wanted he had two simple goals: make the best of it and to love his job.</p> <p>He did, and he does.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>ARTHUR “ART” McNEIL — Builder</strong></p> <p>Art began his career in the marine industry at an early age with a summer job at the Baddeck Marina in his home town of Baddeck, Nova Scotia. He soon developed a love of everything boating and quickly became very adept at repairing marine engines. This first job was followed by a certification in engine repair from Sir Sanford Flemming College in Ontario.</p> <p>From there Art decided a move to the British Columbia coast was in order, where he worked using his expertise in marine engines at several marina operations. His talents were soon recognized by Mercury Marine and an appointment to that organization in Vancouver soon followed. Mercury Marine is where Art would spend the rest of his working career.</p> <p>Art’s love of Baddeck and Cape Breton was too great for him to stay in British Columbia and he returned to Cape Breton in. Here, Art continued with Mercury Marine as the Business Development Manager, sales and service for the entire Atlantic Region. He also married his long time friend Rosanne. Art and Rosanne had two sons, Dennis and Donald.</p> <p>Now firmly settled in his home town, Art was able to become fully involved with the marine industry in Atlantic Canada and would go on to become the most recognized, knowledgeable and respected industry representative in the region. His territory was the largest in the country for Mercury Marine. Also instrumental in the ongoing training and education of marine technicians, Art established, ran and taught at Mercury University, a marine engine training facility established at the Canadian Coast Guard College in Sydney, Nova Scotia.</p> <p>Art was a tremendous supporter of his product, the industry, his dealers and customers and could always be found at a boat or commercial marine show, fishing tournaments, boating events, marine dealerships, wharfs and yacht clubs solving problems, supporting fundraising and industry events or just hanging around boats. His friendly manner and wealth of knowledge drew people to him.</p> <p>Art was a member of the Atlantic Marine Trades Association, serving in several executive and committee positions, member of the Nova Scotia Yachting Association, member of the Bras d’Or Yacht Club, the Barnacles Diving team, St. Mark’s Masonic Lodge and the Baddeck Royal Canadian Legion.</p> <p>Art unfortunately passed away at the early age of 55 while enjoying a sport he loved, scuba diving, on September 16, 2012 near his home in Baddeck. He will be greatly missed by local community and the hundreds of friends and business associates throughout Canada.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>-30-</p> Mon, 11 Feb 2013 08:45:13 -0400 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/three-nova-scotians-inducted-into-marine-industries-hall-of-fame/ The Eastern Canadian Fisheries Exposition Opens Today! http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/the-eastern-canadian-fisheries-exposition-opens-today/ <p>For Immediate Release</p> <p>Yarmouth, NS- Show management is excited to announce the doors opened this morning for the Eastern Canadian Fisheries Exposition! Thousands of industry people are expected to converge on the community of Yarmouth to visit this must-attend event.</p> <p>The Mariners Centre in Yarmouth will be the backdrop for Canada’s longest-running, most successful commercial fishing show in the nation.  Exhibitor excitement is building, as all the major players have signed on for this year’s event, bringing visitors the most comprehensive group of marine and commercial fisheries products and services assembled for 2013 in Eastern Canada!</p> <p>“Our exhibitors know that getting their products out there and meeting face-to-face with customers new and old is especially important. No other advertising does what a trade show does,” says Show Manager Shawn Murphy. This big event also leads to big economic spin-offs for Yarmouth and the surrounding communities.</p> <p>“The Eastern Canadian Fisheries Exposition has always been a really good show because of the high level of interest from both the fishermen and the companies that sell fishing gear,” said Murphy.</p> <p>“Yarmouth is ideally located in southwestern Nova Scotia whereby most fishing people from the entire area can get there within an hour’s drive. There are always excellent displays of engines of all types and sizes, safety, lighting equipment, foul weather gear, hydraulics, electronics, ropes, lobster traps, nets and everything an enterprise owner, captain or deckhand would want to see,” said Murphy.</p> <p>There are also companies that offer services like marine insurance, legal services and the like. DFO and provincial government agencies are always on hand to show people the latest items they have available. And, of course there will be boats on the floor including rigid hull, and inflatables.</p> <p>Show Management is also pleased to present the second inductions into the Atlantic Canada Marine Industries Hall of Fame, which honours individuals who have contributed to the betterment of the industry. These will be presented today, Friday, February 8<sup>th</sup> at 1:30pm on the show floor, in the presence of the Honourable Sterling Belliveau Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture and Minister of Environment.</p> <p align="center">Be sure to mark your calendars for two exciting days, February 8-9, 2013 in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, the Eastern Canadian Fisheries Exposition!</p> <p align="center">For more information and to see our complete list of outstanding exhibitors, please visit: <a href="http://www.easterncanadianfisheriesexpo.ca/">www.easterncanadianfisheriesexpo.ca</a></p> <p> </p> <p>Media Inquiries:</p> <p>Denise Miller, Publicist</p> <p>Master Promotions Ltd</p> <p>1-888-454-7469</p> <p><a href="mailto:dmiller@mpltd.ca">dmiller@mpltd.ca</a></p> <p> </p> Thu, 10 Jan 2013 08:52:42 -0400 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/the-eastern-canadian-fisheries-exposition-opens-today/ The Canada North Resources Expo Launches Exciting New Features http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/the-canada-north-resources-expo-launches-exciting-new-features/ <p>For Immediate Release</p> <p>Prince George, B.C. – The producers of the all new Canada North Resources Expo (CNRE) are pleased to report that the event is well underway.  Booth sales are going extremely well, with lots of machinery exhibits and several exciting features planned that will showcase the Big Iron front and centre at this mammoth event.</p> <p>The CNRE comes at an exciting time for this region and the industry as a whole.</p> <p>“We are so pleased to be the host city for Canada North Resources Expo 2013. As BC’s northern capital and the largest supply and service centre for one of the fastest growing regions in Canada, Prince George is the ideal location for this show,” said Heather Oland, CEO of Initiatives Prince George. “With $70 Billion in resource projects planned and underway in northern BC over the next 10 years, there is a lot of business to be done and we look forward to welcoming everyone to Prince George,” said Oland.</p> <p>Northern B.C. is bustling with activity in regards to forestry, mining, pipelines, energy generation, transportation, oil &amp; gas and so much more. This event will showcase the leaders and rising stars of all of those industries.</p> <p>The event will focus on the machinery, products, technology, services, talent and manpower needed to get the infrastructure developed, as these mega-projects ramp-up.</p> <p>Show Management recently attended the BC Natural Resource Forum in Prince George. Traffic and interest at their booth was excellent and the buzz around this new event was extremely positive.</p> <p>“Contractors and dealers alike are already talking about CNRE, and making plans to attend,” explains MaryAnne Arcand, Chair of Resources Expo, and Executive Director of the Central Interior Logging Association. “Concurrent events will bring billions of dollars’ worth of projects and their representatives together to showcase contract opportunities. Our steering committee is energized and excited, full of creative ideas to make this the best Expo Prince George has ever seen,” said Arcand. </p> <p>The <strong>Canada North Resources Expo</strong> will surely be a must attend event for decision makers, buyers, industry workers and their  families to see the latest products and services required by these flourishing industries , in one place at one time...</p> <ul><li>Forestry- harvesting, woodlots, community forests, silviculture, pulp and chips</li> <li>Oil &amp; Gas- drillers, exploration, pipeline, well servicing</li> <li>Mining- exploration, construction</li> <li>Independent Power Producers - run of the river, wind farms, solar</li> <li>Bio-mass Industry - wood pellets, power co-generation, bio-fuels</li> <li>Resource Industry Professionals - engineers, foresters, planners, GIS technology, project managers, consultants, technicians</li> <li>Power Transmission Lines</li> <li>Transportation Industry - air, rail, land, sea; from hot shot to heavy haul</li> <li>Suppliers and Service Providers - equipment, manufacturing, machining, camps, caterers</li> <li>Training and Employment Services - career planners, assessors, training schools, post-secondary institutions, HR managers</li> </ul><p>And the list goes on…</p> <p>Show Management is excited to launch the “Recruiting Here” feature. Visitors are encouraged to come with resume in hand! Your next career could start at the CNRE. Exhibitors who are looking to grow their ranks and hire new employees will display signage indicating they are on the hunt for new talent!</p> <p>The event will also showcase live equipment demonstrations and Chrysler Canada will be offering their Ride &amp; Drive program on-site.</p> <p>This two-day, biennial event, will attract decision makers from all over British Columbia, Alberta and beyond. Day two of the event will be the Future of the Industry Day where industry people will be encouraged to bring their families to the CNRE. This will enable them to introduce and educate the next generation to these thriving industries and possible career choices.  Anyone who purchases a regular admission ($10.00) on this day or have pre-registered will receive free entry for their families.</p> <p>To celebrate the launch of this event, we encourage visitors to pre-register in advance on our website. The benefits include receiving half price off the cost of admission at the gate.  Doing this will also ensure speedy entry into the event and will keep visitors up to date on all the latest happenings with this event.</p> <p>For complete show details, visit <a href="http://www.CNRE.ca">www.CNRE.ca</a></p> <p> </p> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr><td width="319" valign="top"> <p align="center"><strong>Media contact:</strong></p> <p align="center">Denise Miller, Publicist</p> <p align="center">Master Promotions Ltd.</p> <p align="center">1-888-454-7469</p> <p align="center"><a href="mailto:dmiller@mpltd.ca">dmiller@mpltd.ca</a></p> <p align="center"> </p> <p align="center"> </p> </td> <td width="319" valign="top"> <p align="center"><strong>Exhibitor Contact:</strong></p> <p align="center">Mark Cusack, National Sales Manager</p> <p align="center">Master Promotions Ltd.</p> <p align="center">1-888-454-7469</p> <p align="center"><a href="mailto:mcusack@mpltd.ca">mcusack@mpltd.ca</a></p> <p> </p> </td> </tr></tbody></table><p> </p> Wed, 23 Jan 2013 10:48:18 -0400 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/the-canada-north-resources-expo-launches-exciting-new-features/ The Halifax RV Show Returns This Thursday Thru Sunday at Exhibition Park! http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/the-halifax-rv-show-returns-this-thursday-thru-sunday-at-exhibition-park/ <p><strong>The Halifax RV Show Promoting Affordable Family Fun!</strong></p> <p>For Immediate Release</p> <p>Halifax, NS- Halifax, Nova Scotia – Atlantic Canada’s largest dedicated RV Show is back this Thursday thru Sunday, January 24-27, 2013 at Exhibition Park in Halifax.</p> <p>This is the ideal time to source out your next RV purchase, as the complex will be jam packed with the latest models and styles from the leading dealers in the provinces of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. Over seventy different lines will be represented with nearly 200 units on-site. This is also the leading venue to see the regions leading Campgrounds, destinations and to purchase the products and accessories needed to perfect the RV lifestyle!</p> <p>“If I can say anything, it would be that RV’ing is gaining popularity,” says Show Manager Scott Sprague. “It’s evident with the different age groups you see coming to the shows, including a lot more young couples and families.”</p> <p> “This will be the largest selection of RV’s in Atlantic Canada, with great pricing, complete with on-site financing; it will be a veritable one-stop shop,” says Sprague.</p> <p>Admission is $10 for adults,  Senior/Juniors(11-16 years) are $8.00, there is also a new family pass available which is $30.00 which will gain entry for two adults and  two juniors and as always, children under 10 free when accompanied by an adult.</p> <p> </p> <p>This year we have something fun for the entire family! Friday afternoon thru Sunday you can meet Yogi Bear™ and Boo Boo™ from Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park™ in Kingston, NS.</p> <p>Another plus about purchasing your RV at this event is that it is endorsed by the Atlantic Recreational Vehicle Dealers Association. ARVDA is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to the recreation vehicle industry in Atlantic Canada and is associated with the RVDA of Canada. Membership in the Atlantic Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association is voluntary.  Applicants must provide two industry references, and agree to abide by the RVDA Code of Ethics, as well as, adhere to our Standards of Business Practice. </p> <p>The ARVDA hosts two successful annual RV shows in Halifax and Moncton each spring.  For more information on the ARVDA and their members, visit their website at <a href="http://www.arvda.ca">www.arvda.ca</a>.</p> <p>We are pleased to present the Ten Grand in YOUR Hand contest for 2013! If a visitor buys an RV at the Halifax RV Show, they have approximately a 1 in 100 chance of winning $10,000.00, this makes the decision to purchase an RV at this event 10,000 times easier. In 2012 our winners were <em>Glenn and Anita Isenor, from Nine Mile River, Nova Scotia. They purchased a Keystone Travel Trailer from Stone's RV Centre.</em> Visitors also have the chance to win a $500.00 gift certificate from Action Car and Truck Accessories or a Casino NB Getaway! Our bag sponsor RV Insure will be on-site providing information on all your insurance needs for your home away from home; there is really something for everyone!</p> <p>For complete details including show hours, please visit our website at <a href="http://www.halifaxrvshow.ca">www.halifaxrvshow.ca</a></p> <p align="center">SHOW HOURS</p> <p align="center">Thursday, January 24 <br/> 12 Noon – 9pm</p> <p align="center">Friday, January 25<br/> 10AM – 9pm</p> <p align="center">Saturday, January 26 <br/> 9AM – 7pm</p> <p align="center">Sunday, January 27 <br/> 10AM – 5pm</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>2012 was a year of growth on many levels for the RV industry. The year kicked off with outstanding RV show attendance figures and moved into the summer with a jump in RV sales. The RV industry has seen a change in ownership trends, overall growth of the industry, a national sales rebound, increased outdoor engagement and an evolution in the economic benefits for the RV traveler.</p> <p><strong>1. Majority of RV owners under the age of 55:</strong></p> <ul><li>The RV industry is seeing a significant increase in young families, busy career couples, outdoor enthusiasts as well as retirees embarking on their first RV adventure.</li> </ul><p><strong>2. Towable trailers most popular RVs sold in 2012:</strong></p> <ul><li>There are over one million RVs on Canada’s roads which translates to 14% of households owning an RV.</li> <li>Starting at just $6,000, consumers are taking advantage of the variety of units available. The most popular RVs sold this year were the towable RVs, which include the folding camping trailer and fifth wheel RV.</li> </ul><p><strong>3. While other travel sectors continue to struggle and see declines, RV sales surged 13% this year:</strong></p> <ul><li>By mid-summer, RV sales had increased on a national level by 13% compared to 2011 with Alberta seeing the largest sales increase of 42%.</li> <li>The biggest factor driving this is the affordability of the lifestyle as RV purchase prices are at historic lows. A number of other factors include intense competition in the industry, increased consumer awareness and a strong Canadian dollar.</li> </ul><p><strong>4. More Canadians are spending time outdoors:</strong></p> <ul><li>90% of RV owners say RVing is the best way to see the country.</li> <li>Many campground operators have begun the process of upgrading their sites to accommodate the increase of RV travelers to their campgrounds. The Alberta government announced mid-summer that they were investing $24 million this year into modernizing several of its campgrounds, as they noted the increase in number of people using RVs versus tents.</li> </ul><p><strong>5. Raw cost savings:</strong></p> <ul><li>In February, Go RVing Canada released results of a cost comparison study conducted by PKF consulting that proved RV vacations can be up to 78% less expensive than all other forms of travel. This statistic has increased by 3% since the last study, conducted in 2009.</li> <li>The associated savings come from a variety of factors including the flexibility of cooking in your RV, as well as the low cost of accommodation.</li> </ul><p>“RVers share a great passion for the lifestyle and it’s easy to recognize the many benefits associated with it,” said Go RVing Executive Director, Chris Mahony. “What the 2012 RV trends show is that RVing clearly remains a popular vacation choice, especially for those who are looking for an affordable vacation that offers freedom, flexibility, and fun.”</p> <p><em>Source Go RVing Canada</em></p> <p><em>For more details visit </em><a href="http://www.gorving.ca"><em>www.gorving.ca</em></a></p> <p><em> </em></p> <p> </p> <p align="center"> </p> <p> </p> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 09:49:03 -0400 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/the-halifax-rv-show-returns-this-thursday-thru-sunday-at-exhibition-park/ Brand New Outdoor Show Slated for Prince Edward Island for Spring of 2013 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/brand-new-outdoor-show-slated-for-prince-edward-island-for-spring-of-2013/ <p><em>Come Play on YOUR Island</em></p> <p>For Immediate Release</p> <p>Charlottetown, PE – Master Promotions Ltd. are pleased to launch an exciting outdoor extravaganza for Prince Edward Island; the Island Outdoors Show that is being held April 19-21, 2013 at the Charlottetown Civic Centre.</p> <p>This all encompassing event will showcase the leaders of the outdoor recreational market in one place at one time.</p> <ul><li>The Island is THE prime camping destination of the Maritimes including residents! </li> <li>Prince Edward Island is the premiere boating destination in Atlantic Canada!</li> <li>Spring is just around the corner – kick start your season at this premiere event.</li> </ul><p>This will surely become a must attend annual event that will offer visitors the opportunity to see the latest products available in the marine, recreational vehicle, power sport and power equipment industries!</p> <p>“This will be the largest event of its type that the Island has seen,” says Show Manager Scott Sprague. “Exhibit space has been selling quite nicely and we are pleased with the high caliber dealers that have come onboard with big displays, Quartermaster Marine, Toymaster Motorsports, Traveller’s Rest RV, Pine Acres RV and PEI Home &amp; RV just to name a few,” said Sprague.</p> <p>“Prince Edward Island is a mecca for recreational activities for visitors and residents alike, so we feel that the market will welcome an event of this nature and this will be an excellent forum to showcase these fantastic recreational products,” said Sprague.</p> <p>“We are also excited to announce that in conjunction with Quartermaster Marine we have secured a fantastic boat and trailer door prize which consists of a Crestliner aluminum boat and trailer,” said Sprague.</p> <p align="center">Exhibit categories include:</p> <table border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr><td width="319" valign="top"> <ul><li>Boats from 6’ to 30’</li> <li>Personal watercraft</li> <li>Chandleries</li> <li>Marine equipment/electronics</li> <li>Marine engines</li> <li>Docks and dock builders</li> </ul><ul><li>RV Dealers</li> <li>Campgrounds </li> </ul><ul><li>RV Parts and Accessories </li> </ul><p> </p> </td> <td width="319" valign="top"> <ul><li>RV Insurance</li> <li>RV Financing</li> <li>Canoes/kayaks</li> <li>Hiking</li> <li>Off road</li> <li>Utility vehicles</li> <li>Power Sports</li> <li>Power Equipment</li> </ul><p> </p> <p>And so much more!</p> </td> </tr></tbody></table><p>There will be something for everyone!</p> <p>For updates and more information, please visit <a href="http://www.Islandoutdoorshow.ca">www.Islandoutdoorshow.ca</a></p> <p>Media Inquiries:</p> <p>Denise Miller, Publicist</p> <p>Master Promotions Ltd.</p> <p><a href="mailto:dmiller@mpltd.ca">dmiller@mpltd.ca</a></p> <p>1-888-454-7469</p> <p> </p> Thu, 10 Jan 2013 08:33:18 -0400 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/brand-new-outdoor-show-slated-for-prince-edward-island-for-spring-of-2013/ The Canadian International Farm Show Presents Expanded Educational Program http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/the-canadian-international-farm-show-presents-expanded-educational-program/ <p>Mississauga, ON - Management and staff of the Canadian International Farm Show (CIFS) have been busy organizing an exciting educational program comprised of seminars on the hottest topics in the industry.  These seminars will be free to all attendees of the event.</p> <p> “Farmers are always on the hunt for new ideas and products, and want to arm themselves with the most up to date product knowledge to assist them in saving time and money, and to promote optimal efficiency in their farm operations,” said Show Manager Rob Etmanski. “That is why the show is the perfect venue for this. We know their time is valuable, so if they can take in the trade show and a seminar or two in the run of a day, it makes the visit to the show even more beneficial to them,” explained Etmanski.</p> <p>Some of the presenters and topics include:</p> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong>THE TRAGICALLY SUCCESSFUL FARMER' – DAVE WOLPIN, DAVE'S PRODUCE PACKS                                     </strong></p> <p style="text-align: left;">Learn Marketing Strategies, Season Extension Methods and the In’s &amp; Out’s of a Successful Business Venture in Agriculture</p> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong>HOW TO INCREASE BUSINESS USING SOCIAL MEDIA' – NIKI HILTON, SPRINGRIDGE FARM                 </strong></p> <p style="text-align: left;">From hashtags to dollar signs learn how to increase interest in your business by effectively using social media online. Niki’s top 10 tips are informative, easy and will generate ideas of how you can communicate and engage with your online audience. Join her in a discussion of creating a presence on Facebook and Twitter that suits your farm business.</p> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong>MANURE FORUM - SPONSORED BY MANURE MANAGER – Keynote Speaker Dustin Ransom           </strong></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong> </strong>Dustin Ransom is a commercial manure applicator based in southern Wisconsin. He has partnered with T-K AgWorks, a custom application firm specializing in the use of GPS technology on tanker and drag hose applications systems. Dustin will be discussing the use of GPS technology and other precision technology in manure application and management plus variable rate application technology.</p> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong>FARM-LEVEL BIOSECURITY - DR. LORNE JORDAN, CANADIAN FOOD INSPECTION AGENCY</strong>               </p> <p style="text-align: left;">About the Speaker:  Lorne Jordan is a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) graduate of the Ontario Veterinary College, Guelph at which he also obtained a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in animal virology.  He started his federal career in the predecessor to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and joined the CFIA when formed, working in disease diagnostics and research at laboratories in Hull, Quebec and Lethbridge, Alberta.  After twenty years in the lab, he joined the CFIA's Office of Animal Biosecurity in Ottawa.</p> <p>These are just a few of the seminars being offered at the CIFS on February 5-7, 2013 at the Canadian International Farm Show at the International Centre in Mississauga, Ontario.</p> <p>For complete details, or to pre-register and avoid the line-ups, visit <a href="http://www.canadianfarmshow.ca">www.canadianfarmshow.ca</a></p> <p> </p> Mon, 17 Dec 2012 08:01:59 -0400 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/the-canadian-international-farm-show-presents-expanded-educational-program/ The North Atlantic Fish & Workboat Show a Success! http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/the-north-atlantic-fish-and-workboat-show-a-success/ <p>For Immediate Release</p> <p>St. John’s, NL- The producers of the North Atlantic Fish &amp; Workboat Show, Master Promotions Ltd., are pleased to report that the third edition of this industry event was a success.</p> <p>The show was larger than ever before with a more diverse exhibitor base showcasing new, innovative and relevant products. This was presented to 3126 registered visitors who came to the show over the two- day span. These attendance numbers were up from the 2010 edition. Attendees came from all over North America and beyond including Saint-Pierre et Miquelon, France, the United States, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, the Gaspe, QC, Iceland and beyond.</p> <p>Exhibitors commented that this was an engaged audience and they were in the market to buy. Many sales were made on the floor and many left with several leads to follow up on during the upcoming year.</p> <p>The Navigator Magazine and Master Promotions Ltd. are pleased to announce that three new Newfoundland and Labrador members were inducted into <strong>the Atlantic Canada Marine Industries Hall of Fame </strong>on the opening day of the event<strong>.  </strong>The awards were well attended and the inductees were truly honoured.</p> <p>The three newest members are <strong>Ross Petten</strong>, who was inducted as a Mariner; <strong>Alec Moores</strong> who was inducted as a Processor; and <strong>Henry Vokey</strong> who was inducted as a Builder. The next inductions will be at the Eastern Canadian Fisheries Exposition in Yarmouth in 2013.</p> <p>We would like to thank The Newfoundland and Labrador Toyota Dealers – who were the official truck sponsor of the North Atlantic Fish &amp; Workboat Show, presenting sponsor the Navigator Magazine, which is celebrating its 15<sup>th</sup> anniversary and the TRINAV Group for sponsoring the exhibitor reception along with Molson.</p> <p>The reception was at Club One on the evening of Friday Nov 30<sup>th</sup> with hundreds passing through. Guests were entertained by television personality, fisher and country artist Sabrina Whyatt, as well as the rock/country quartet Raggedy Band and Andy. As always, a great time was had by all.</p> <p>We now look forward to our next commercial fisheries event, the Eastern Canadian Fisheries Exposition in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia on February 8-9, 2013.</p> <p>The next edition of the North Atlantic Fish and Workboat Show will be in 2014, stay tuned for dates!</p> <p> </p> <p>Media Inquiries:</p> <p>Denise Miller, Publicist</p> <p>Master Promotions Ltd.</p> <p><a href="mailto:dmiller@Mpltd.ca">dmiller@Mpltd.ca</a></p> <p>1-888-454-7469</p> <p> </p> Wed, 05 Dec 2012 07:47:09 -0400 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/the-north-atlantic-fish-and-workboat-show-a-success/ The North Atlantic Fish & Workboat Show Returns to St.John’s this Week! http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/the-north-atlantic-fish-and-workboat-show-returns-to-st-john-s-this-week/ <p>For Immediate Release</p> <p>St. John’s, NL - The producers of the North Atlantic Fish &amp; Workboat Show are pleased to announce that the show will return to the Mile One Centre in St. John’s, Newfoundland this Friday and Saturday, November 30 - December 1<sup>st</sup>, 2012.</p> <p>The North Atlantic Fish &amp; Workboat Show is poised to offer an even bigger and better show for 2012, which will include more floor space and several new exhibitors! There will also be actual boats onsite for visitors to view the latest innovations in the industry. Our website has the complete exhibitor list.</p> <p>The North Atlantic Fish &amp; Workboat Show brings together the key buyers from across the region to the Mile One Centre on a biannual basis to see firsthand the cutting-edge developments in equipment and technology involved in the fisheries and marine industries.</p> <p>The Navigator Magazine and Master Promotions Ltd. are pleased to announce that three new Newfoundland and Labrador members have been selected to be inducted into <strong>the Atlantic Canada Marine Industries Hall of Fame.</strong></p> <p>The three newest members are <strong>Ross Petten</strong>, who will be inducted as a Mariner; <strong>Alec Moores</strong> who will be inducted as a Processor; and <strong>Henry Vokey</strong> who will be inducted as a Builder.</p> <p><strong><em>The inductions will take place at 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 30, 2012.</em></strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>CASTING NEWFOUNDLAND FISHERMEN FOR T.V PILOT <br/></strong></p> <p>T.V production company Tyson Media (<a href="http://www.tysonmedia.ca">www.tysonmedia.ca</a>) is looking for Fishermen (and women) for a new T.V pilot.</p> <p>The T.V pilot will be focused on the Newfoundland fishing industry and they are interested in talking to skippers, deckhands and crew members who may be interested. </p> <p>If you think you've got what it takes, they will be talking to people and conducting interviews at the North Atlantic Fish and Work Boat Show!</p> <p>If you have any questions, please email Tyson Hepburn at <a href="mailto:info@tysonmedia.ca">info@tysonmedia.ca</a></p> <p><em>Tyson Hepburn and John Driftmier are co-creators on 'PYROS', a Discovery Channel T.V show, currently filming its second season.</em></p> <p>Show Management is pleased to welcome aboard the Newfoundland and Labrador Toyota Dealers! Toyota is the Official Truck Sponsor of the North Atlantic Fish and Workboat Show.</p> <p>Visit our website <a href="http://www.nafish.ca/">WWW.NAFISH.CA</a> for all the exciting details and the latest developments.</p> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr><td width="319" valign="top"> <p>Media Inquiries:</p> <p>Denise Miller, Publicist</p> <p>Master Promotions Ltd.</p> <p>1-888-454-7469</p> <p><a href="mailto:dmiller@mpltd.ca">dmiller@mpltd.ca</a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> </td> <td width="319" valign="top"> <p>To Speak with Tyson Hepburn:</p> <p>1-604-250-9012</p> <p><a href="mailto:info@tysonmedia.ca">info@tysonmedia.ca</a></p> <p> </p> </td> </tr></tbody></table> Mon, 26 Nov 2012 14:00:09 -0400 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/the-north-atlantic-fish-and-workboat-show-returns-to-st-john-s-this-week/ The National Heavy Equipment Show well on its way to Selling Out! http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/the-national-heavy-equipment-show-well-on-its-way-to-selling-out/ <p>For Immediate Release</p> <p>Mississauga, Ontario- Planning and preparation is full steam ahead for the country’s largest heavy equipment event, the National Heavy Equipment Show (NHES), which will be held at the International Centre in Mississauga, April 18-19, 2013.</p> <p>“We are very excited to return to Mississauga for the 13<sup>th</sup> edition of this biennial event,” says National Show Manager, Mark Cusack. “At this stage of the game we have our largest exhibitor base ever. We are at 80% sold-out, with new bookings coming in daily,” explained Cusack.</p> <p>The NHES will encompass Halls 1-5 of the massive International Centre and will showcase the leading equipment manufacturers, dealers and distributors of the heavy equipment and construction industry.</p> <p>Show Management is actively pursuing the top 100 movers, shakers and decision makers in the construction and heavy equipment industry, from across Canada.  A special VIP Industry Breakfast will be held for this group of contractors on day 2 of the event.  More details on this will be released shortly.</p> <p>Several Heavy features will showcase specialized industries and equipment, including the ever popular Backhoe Rodeo, the Gravel Pit and the Rental Pavilion, as well as the all new Winter Management Show, Recruiting Here feature and Safety Zone.</p> <p>The Winter Management Show will be presented by SIMA, the Snow and Ice Management Association.  This new component will offer a unique opportunity to network with the leading manufacturers, distributors and dealers from the leading snow and ice management companies. This will also include an educational component and displays of snow removal and control equipment.  </p> <p>Show Management is offering a new ‘Recruiting Here’ feature for 2013. Exhibitors who are looking to grow their ranks and hire new employees will display signage indicating they are on the hunt for new talent. Visitors should come with resume in hand to meet prospective new employers in the industry.</p> <p>Another exciting new feature is the <strong>Safety Zone</strong>,<em> Insuring the Safety of Your Employees and Security of Your Work Site. </em>This section will showcase this rapidly growing market that caters to the needs of safety, health and environmental professionals from across Canada.</p> <p>This includes products such as:</p> <table border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr><td width="319" valign="top"> <ul><li>Personal Protective Equipment</li> <li>Machine Guards &amp; Light Curtains</li> <li>Height Safety &amp; Confined Space Equipment</li> <li>Health &amp; Safety Management Software</li> <li>Hazardous Goods Handling &amp; Storage Products</li> <li>Risk Management Programs</li> <li>Security &amp; Communication Equipment</li> </ul><p><strong> </strong></p> </td> <td width="319" valign="top"> <ul><li>Training Resources</li> <li>Safety Signage</li> <li>Measurement, Control &amp; Monitoring Equipment</li> <li>Flooring &amp; Flooring Surfaces, </li> <li>Health &amp; Safety Consultants </li> <li>And So Much More...</li> </ul></td> </tr></tbody></table><p> </p> <p>For complete details, visit <a href="http://www.NHES.ca">www.NHES.ca</a></p> <p>Media Inquiries:</p> <p>Denise Miller, Publicist</p> <p>Master Promotions Ltd.</p> <p>1-888-454-7469</p> <p><a href="mailto:dmiller@mpltd.ca">dmiller@mpltd.ca</a></p> Mon, 26 Nov 2012 08:52:41 -0400 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/the-national-heavy-equipment-show-well-on-its-way-to-selling-out/ The Atlantic Truck Show Rolls into Moncton in 2013 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/the-atlantic-truck-show-rolls-into-moncton-in-2013/ <p>For Immediate Release</p> <p>Moncton, New Brunswick - The Atlantic Truck Show (ATS) will be rolling into the Hub City June 7–8, 2013.  The Moncton Coliseum will play host to Atlantic Canada’s largest and most inclusive trucking show. In 2011, nearly 12,000 visitors streamed through the gates during the two-day event and they did not leave disappointed. Visitors and exhibitors alike are still talking about the success of that edition and Show Management plans to meet or exceed that in 2013. </p> <p>The 2013 event, which is the 15<sup>th</sup> edition, promises to be an outstanding business opportunity and will surely ramp up sales. The ATS is where decision makers come to source out new products and to see the latest in commercial truck and transportation equipment. Fleet managers, truck buyers and distributors want to talk with sales and technical staff face to face to plan their next purchase. This has become THE must-attend industry event.</p> <p>“The market in Atlantic Canada is thriving,” says Show Manager Mark Cusack. “This was evident at the Atlantic Heavy Equipment Show in 2012 and if the last edition of the Atlantic Truck Show was any indication, this should be a banner year as well,” explained Cusack.</p> <p>“Exhibit sales are way ahead of our last edition at this stage of the game. We are sitting at nearly 75% sold out at this point and we could not be more pleased,” said Cusack.</p> <p>Many trucking and logistic companies in the region are in growth mode, which means they will be modernizing and expanding their fleets and facilities. Companies are hunting for new talent and the show will also return with the “Recruiting Here” feature. Visitors will be encouraged to come with resume in hand and to meet with HR representatives from companies who are hiring.</p> <p>The ATS is the ideal venue to witness the launch of the newest and most innovative products on the market that are paramount to the trucking and transportation industry, including trucks, trailers, engine components and parts manufacturers, as well as services catering to the heavy and medium duty truck industry.</p> <p>Visit <a href="http://www.atlantictruckshow.com">www.atlantictruckshow.com</a> for updates and all the exciting details! The truck stops here!</p> <p> </p> <p>Media Inquiries:</p> <p>Denise Levesque-Miller, Publicist</p> <p>Master Promotions Ltd.</p> <p><a href="mailto:dmiller@mpltd.ca">dmiller@mpltd.ca</a></p> <p>1-888-454-7469</p> <p><a href="http://www.masterpromotions.ca">www.masterpromotions.ca</a></p> Wed, 21 Nov 2012 10:33:01 -0400 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/the-atlantic-truck-show-rolls-into-moncton-in-2013/ The Canadian International Farm Show to Present ‘Youth in Agriculture’ Bursary http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/the-canadian-international-farm-show-to-present-youth-in-agriculture-bursary/ <p>For Immediate Release</p> <p>Mississauga, ON – The producers of the Canadian International Farm Show are pleased to announce that, for the fourth year, they will be presenting a deserving student the ‘Youth in Agriculture’ educational bursary.</p> <p>Since the event was taken over by Master Promotions Ltd. 5 years ago, we have annually given back to the Agriculture Community by presenting this bursary to a deserving student who is pursuing an agricultural based career, thus supporting the development of the next generation of agricultural leaders.</p> <p>In 2013, we will present a $1,000.00 bursary to a qualified recipient. The selection committee will once again consist of and be managed by the Junior Farmers’ Association of Ontario.</p> <p>We would once again like to congratulate our 2012 recipient, Ashleigh Landman from Grand Valley, Ontario. Ashleigh attends the University of Guelph, Ridgetown Campus, working towards her associate diploma in Agriculture. Her goals post graduation include taking over the family goat farm, which includes 150 milking does. Ashleigh plans on expanding and has future aspirations of an on-site dairy. We wish her luck in all her future endeavours.</p> <p>Master Promotions Ltd. would like to thank the Junior Farmers’ Association of Ontario for their assistance in administering and organizing a selection committee to determine the winners of these awards.</p> <p>Also, we encourage members of the Agricultural community to nominate a deserving producer or agribusiness for our annual Producer of the Year Award. The purpose of this award is to recognize excellence in farm operations or any sort of Agribusiness. Individuals are encouraged to make nominations by completing the nomination form on our website before December 3rd, 2012.</p> <p>Nominees must reside in the province of Ontario to be considered for this prestigious award. The awards will be presented at the Industry Reception on February 05, 2013 as part of the CIFS festivities.</p> <p>Nomination forms are available on our website.</p> <p>The 2013 Canadian International Farm Show will take place February 5-7, 2013 at the International Centre in Mississauga, Ontario.</p> <p>For complete details and a bursary application, please visit <a href="http://www.canadianfarmshow.ca">www.canadianfarmshow.ca</a></p> <p> </p> <p>Media Inquires:</p> <p>Denise Miller, Publicist</p> <p>Master Promotions Ltd.</p> <p><a href="mailto:dmiller@mpltd.ca">dmiller@mpltd.ca</a></p> <p>1-888-454-7469</p> Mon, 29 Oct 2012 09:36:24 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/the-canadian-international-farm-show-to-present-youth-in-agriculture-bursary/ Full Steam Ahead for the Canada North Resources Expo http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/full-steam-ahead-for-the-canada-north-resources-expo/ <p>For Immediate Release</p> <p>Saint John, New Brunswick – Preparations are well underway for the revamped Resources Expo, now named the <strong>Canada North Resources Expo</strong>, which is now owned and managed by New Brunswick based Master Promotions Ltd. This event will take place <strong>on May 31-June 1, 2013</strong> at the CN Centre in Prince George.</p> <p>This event had been organized and managed by the Resources Society and Central Interior Logging Association (CILA) for many years and this group will still be a driving force behind this event. Master Promotions Ltd., with its many years of experience with forestry, heavy equipment and construction shows, plans to grow this event which will now be known as the <strong>Canada North Resources Expo</strong>, presented by the CILA.</p> <p>Prince George is the hub for northern British Columbia, which is an ideal location for an event of this nature as it is connected to all points north via rail and inland port to Prince Rupert. The city has an airport, which has daily flights to Vancouver and other major centres making it readily accessible for attendees and exhibitors.</p> <p>The timing could not be better for an event such as this in this location. 32 Billion Dollars in Capital projects are underway with another 40 billion earmarked for future consideration. Northern B.C. is bustling with activity in regards to forestry, mining, pipelines, energy products, transportation, oil &amp; gas and so much more. This event will showcase the leaders and rising stars of all of those industries.</p> <p>The <strong>Canada North Resources Expo</strong> will surely be a must attend event for industry workers, decision makers and buyers of these flourishing industries to see everything in one place at one time...</p> <ul><li>Forestry- harvesting, woodlots, community forests, silviculture, pulp and chips</li> <li>Oil &amp; Gas- drillers, exploration, pipeline, well servicing</li> <li>Mining- exploration, construction</li> <li>Independent Power Producers - run of the river, wind farms, solar</li> <li>Bio-mass Industry - wood pellets, power co-generation, bio-fuels</li> <li>Resource Industry Professionals - engineers, foresters, planners, GIS technology, project managers, consultants, technicians</li> <li>Transportation Industry - air, rail, land, sea; from hot shot to heavy haul</li> <li>Suppliers and Service Providers - equipment, manufacturing, machining, camps, caterers</li> <li>Training and Employment Services - career planners, assessors, training schools, post-secondary institutions, HR managers</li> </ul><p>And the list goes on…</p> <p>“We are very excited about our continued growth in B.C. and are pleased to be on board with the <strong>Canada North Resources Expo</strong> for the 2013 edition,” said Mark Cusack, National Sales Manager with Master Promotions Ltd. </p> <p>“This event meshes perfectly with our current portfolio of heavy equipment, construction, forestry, commercial fisheries and trucking shows that we currently own or manage across the country and solidifies our presence in Western Canada,” said Cusack.</p> <p>“We are looking forward to meeting new and current exhibitors and working with the Resources Expo Board of Directors and the Central Interior Logging Association, continuing on with their guidance, to make <strong>Canada North Resources Expo</strong> one of the best and most inclusive events for this industry in North America,” explained Cusack.</p> <p>“We are so pleased to partner with Master Promotions, and to see the expansion of our show.   It has been part of our strategic plan for years, as the North diversifies and we take advantage of the world’s demand for our resources,” explains MaryAnne Arcand, Chair of Resources Expo, and Executive Director of the CILA. “We will be working side by side with Master Promotions to ensure local involvement and expertise,” said Arcand.</p> <p>Master Promotions Ltd. is a Saint John, New Brunswick based trade and consumer show event Management Company with additional offices in Halifax, Nova Scotia and Abbotsford, British Columbia.</p> <p>Master Promotions Ltd. currently owns or manages over 30 high quality events from St. John's, Newfoundland to Abbotsford, British Columbia.</p> <p>For complete show details, visit <a href="http://www.CNRE.ca">www.CNRE.ca</a></p> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr><td width="319" valign="top"> <p align="center"><strong>Media contact:</strong></p> <p align="center">Denise Miller, Publicist</p> <p align="center">Master Promotions Ltd.</p> <p align="center">1-888-454-7469</p> <p align="center"><a href="mailto:dmiller@mpltd.ca">dmiller@mpltd.ca</a></p> <p align="center"> </p> <p align="center"> </p> </td> <td width="319" valign="top"> <p align="center"><strong>Exhibitor Contact:</strong></p> <p align="center">Mark Cusack, National Sales Manager</p> <p align="center">Master Promotions Ltd.</p> <p align="center">1-888-454-7469</p> <p align="center"><a href="mailto:mcusack@mpltd.ca">mcusack@mpltd.ca</a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> </td> </tr></tbody></table><p align="center"> </p> <p align="center"> </p> Thu, 25 Oct 2012 08:17:57 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/full-steam-ahead-for-the-canada-north-resources-expo/ Master Promotions Ltd. Founder Honoured with Entrepreneurial Achievement Award http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/master-promotions-ltd-founder-honoured-with-entrepreneurial-achievement-award/ <p style="text-align: left;"><em><strong> </strong></em></p> <div class="captionImage left" style="width: 177px;"><em><strong><img class="left" src="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/assets/awards-and-community-partners/_resampled/resizedimage177177-W-PIC.jpg" width="177" height="177" alt="" title=""/><p class="caption">Wendell and Debbie Howes</p> </strong></em></div> <p><em><strong> Founder of Saint John Based Trade Show Firm Honored</strong></em></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>For Immediate Release</strong></p> <p>Saint John, New Brunswick – The Founder and President of Canada’s largest independent Trade and Consumer Show event management firm, Master Promotions Ltd. was honoured with a prestigious award in Saint John, New Brunswick.</p> <p>Wendell Howes was presented with the Saint John Board of Trade’s Outstanding Business Achievement award in the Entrepreneurial Achievement Award category in front of a packed house at the Saint John Trade and Convention Centre. The Entrepreneurial Achievement Award is designed to recognize a company or individual that has started a business, considerably improved a company, or modified an existing enterprise.</p> <p>From humble beginnings in Wendell’s basement in 1973, to becoming one of Canada’s largest and most recognized event management firms has come with much hard work and dedication.</p> <p>“To be recognized in our home town, by the business community for what we have achieved is fantastic,” said Howes. “We will continue to grow Master Promotions Ltd. over the next few years and we are very excited with what the future has in store for this company,” explained Howes.</p> <p>For a complete schedule of Master Promotions Ltd. events visit <a href="http://www.masterpromotions.ca">www.masterpromotions.ca</a></p> <p> </p> <p>Media Inquiries:</p> <p>Denise Miller, Publicist</p> <p><a href="mailto:dmiller@Mpltd.ca">dmiller@Mpltd.ca</a></p> <p>1-888-454-7469</p> <p><em>Founded in 1973 by Wendell Howes, Master Promotions Ltd. has grown to become one of Canada’s most recognized names in the Trade Show industry. From its meager beginnings with the launch of the Saint John Boat &amp; RV Show, Master Promotions Ltd. has grown to a portfolio of over 40 Trade and Consumer Shows from St.John’s, Newfoundland to Vancouver, British Columbia. </em></p> <p><em>In 2000, a Halifax office was added with the purchase of the Halifax based DENEX Group. This acquisition included several established Maritime events and solidified Master Promtions Ltd.’s presence in Atlantic Canada.</em></p> <p><em>In 2009, Master Promotions Ltd. purchased Square Feet North West Events Management of Burnaby, British Columbia and the addition of a Western Canadian Office. </em></p> <p><em>Much of Master Promotions Ltd.’s growth has come from specific industry research and being associated with various industry groups, associations and individuals to develop highly successful Trade and Consumer events.</em></p> <p><em>Master Promotions Ltd. currently owns and manages Canada’s largest trade shows in the forestry, heavy construction equipment, marine, commercial fishing, trucking and logistics and agricultural industries.</em></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> Fri, 12 Oct 2012 08:38:16 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/master-promotions-ltd-founder-honoured-with-entrepreneurial-achievement-award/ The North Atlantic Fish & Workboat Show is at Mile One Centre Next Month http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/the-north-atlantic-fish-and-workboat-show-is-at-mile-one-centre-next-month/ <p>For Immediate Release</p> <p>St. John’s, NL - The producers of the North Atlantic Fish &amp; Workboat Show are pleased to announce that the show will return to the Mile One Centre in St. John’s, Newfoundland November 30 - December 1<sup>st</sup>, 2012.</p> <p>The North Atlantic Fish &amp; Workboat Show is poised to offer an even bigger and better show for 2012, which will include more floor space and several new exhibitors! There will also be actual boats onsite for visitors to view the latest innovations in the industry. Our website has the complete exhibitor list.</p> <p>The North Atlantic Fish &amp; Workboat Show brings together the key buyers from across the region to the Mile One Centre on a biannual basis to see firsthand the cutting-edge developments in equipment and technology involved in the fisheries and marine industries.</p> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong>Some of the many categories for this exciting event are: <br/></strong></p> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr><td width="295" valign="top"> <ul><li>Onboard and onshore fishing and harvesting equipment</li> <li>Fish processing and transportation</li> </ul><ul><li>Vessel design and construction</li> <li>Actual boats</li> <li>Barge and towing equipment</li> </ul><p><strong> </strong></p> </td> <td width="295" valign="top"> <ul><li>Electronics</li> <li>Hardware</li> <li>Engines and propulsion systems</li> <li>The latest equipment and products required by the many successful aquaculture firms around the region</li> <li>As well as many other industry specific products</li> </ul><p> </p> <p><strong> </strong></p> </td> </tr></tbody></table><p>Show Management is pleased to welcome aboard the Newfoundland and Labrador Toyota Dealers! Toyota is the Official Truck Sponsor of the North Atlantic Fish and Workboat Show.</p> <p>This year, we are proud to host the first ever inductions into <strong>The</strong> <strong>Atlantic Canada Marine Industries Hall of Fame</strong>.  If you know a person in Newfoundland and Labrador who deserves special recognition for his/her contributions to the marine industries, we would love to hear from you. Inductions will be in three categories:</p> <ul><li>Mariner (anyone who works or has worked on the water in any marine industry)</li> <li>Processor (anyone involved in the business of processing from line workers to company owners)</li> <li>Builder (recognizing those who have made contributions without having directly participated, i.e. industry advocates, organizers, boat builders, etc.).</li> </ul><p> </p> <p>Visit our website <a href="http://www.nafish.ca/">WWW.NAFISH.CA</a> to nominate a deserving industry person and for all the exciting details and the latest developments.</p> Tue, 09 Oct 2012 09:17:07 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/the-north-atlantic-fish-and-workboat-show-is-at-mile-one-centre-next-month/ The Eastern Canadian Fisheries Exposition Returns to Yarmouth in 2013 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/the-eastern-canadian-fisheries-exposition-returns-to-yarmouth-in-2013/ <p>For Immediate Release</p> <p>Yarmouth, Nova Scotia - Nova Scotia’s leading commercial fisheries event<strong> </strong> returns to Yarmouth February 8-9, 2013 –  the <strong>Eastern Canadian Fisheries Exposition</strong>.</p> <p>The Mariners Centre in Yarmouth will be the backdrop for Canada’s longest-running, most successful commercial fishing show in the Nation.  This year’s event will showcase for visitors the most comprehensive group of marine and commercial fisheries products and services assembled for 2013 in Eastern Canada!</p> <p>The commercial fishery in Nova Scotia has an annual landed value of approximately $661 million and a market value of approximately $1.0 billion. The fisheries are the main employer in many regions of the province and drive the economies of the coastal communities.</p> <p>This industry is thriving and stakeholders are constantly looking for new and innovative products and services to <span style="text-decoration: underline;">improve their bottom line</span>; they will source out these products at the <strong>Eastern Canadian Fisheries Exposition, </strong>in one place at one time.</p> <p>For over a quarter of a century, this event has delivered a platform to secure sales and to showcase industry products and services.  It has become THE must-attend event for the commercial fisheries in Atlantic Canada.</p> <p>“The Eastern Canadian Fisheries Exposition has always been a really good show because of the high level of interest from both the fishermen and the companies that sell fishing gear,” says Show Manager Shawn Murphy.</p> <p>“Yarmouth is ideally located in southwestern Nova Scotia whereby most fishing people from the entire area can get there within an hour’s drive. There are always excellent displays of engines of all types and sizes, safety, lighting equipment, foul weather gear, hydraulics, electronics, ropes, lobster traps, nets and everything an enterprise owner, captain or deckhand would want to see,” says Murphy.</p> <p>There are also companies that offer services like marine insurance, legal services and the like. DFO, Canadian Coast Guard and provincial government agencies are always on hand to show people the latest items they have available.</p> <p>Be sure to mark your calendars for two exciting days, February 8-9, 2013 in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia – the Eastern Canadian Fisheries Exposition!</p> <p align="center">For more information and to see our complete list of outstanding exhibitors, please visit: <a href="http://www.EasternCanadianFisheriesExpo.ca">www.EasternCanadianFisheriesExpo.ca</a></p> <p align="center"> </p> <p>Media Inquiries:</p> <p>Denise Miller, Publicist</p> <p>Master Promotions Ltd.</p> <p>1-888-454-7469</p> <p><a href="mailto:dmiller@mpltd.ca">dmiller@mpltd.ca</a></p> <p> </p> Tue, 09 Oct 2012 09:19:21 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/the-eastern-canadian-fisheries-exposition-returns-to-yarmouth-in-2013/ TRUXPO 2012 Rolls out a Winner! http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/truxpo-2012-rolls-out-a-winner/ <p>For Immediate Release</p> <p>Abbotsford, B.C. – The producers of TRUXPO, Western Canada’s largest trucking and logistics show, are pleased to announce that the 2012 event was a success.</p> <p>Nearly 8500 registered visitors attended the event, which encompassed the Tradex complex inside and out, and they were not left disappointed.</p> <p>Nearly 200 exhibitors from all over North America, including OEM’s, national and local representation showcased their latest products to excited visitors.</p> <p>The biennial event kicked off Thursday afternoon with the ‘Premier Showing’, as a beautiful sunny and warm evening greeted invited guests for the opening of the 2012 edition.<br/><br/> Guests were treated to a wide assortment of hors d'oeuvres and a roast suckling pig BBQ as they browsed the nearly 200,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor exhibits which encompassed everything the industry suppliers have to offer.</p> <p>The newly incorporated educational component was well attended with visitors attending several different seminars including, How to prepare a truck (all classes) for a DOT roadside inspection, presented by the Canadian Association of Fleet Supervisors, Saving Fuel and reducing the carbon footprint of your fleet, presented by E3 Fleet and Fortis presented Natural Gas for Fleets, just to name a few.</p> <p>The new Medium Duty/Private Fleet feature which placed more emphasis on lighter class vehicles with exhibits and education was well received and solidified TRUXPO as an all encompassing event for any sort of work truck in this thriving industry.</p> <p>The ‘Recruiting Here’ feature was a resounding success.  Initially, 15 companies were participating but several more came during the show looking for signage to promote the fact that they too were on the hunt for new talent; this was an ideal venue for doing it.</p> <p>The outdoor exhibit area grew significantly this year and the Ride &amp; Drive program was very busy, and many visitors took advantage of the Big Rig free parking that was available.</p> <p>Show management would like to thank the BC Pioneer Truck Society and SWAT Machines for the impressive display of antique trucks. We would also like to thank Jamie Davis for stopping by Tradex with his ‘Highway Thru Hell’ display as seen on the Discovery Channel.</p> <p>Show management would like to thank the following sponsors for their support of TRUXPO; E3 Fleet, Canadian Association of Fleet Supervisors, Husky, Wajax Equipment, Michelin, Fort Garry Industries and Smart Truck Canada.</p> <p>A special word of thanks to the British Columbia Trucking  Association for their continued support and guidance with TRUXPO and we look forward to 2014.</p> <p> </p> <p>Media Inquiries:</p> <p>Denise Miller, Publicist</p> <p>Master Promotions Ltd.</p> <p><a href="mailto:dmiller@Mpltd.ca">dmiller@Mpltd.ca</a></p> <p>1-888-454-7469</p> Thu, 27 Sep 2012 14:05:49 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/truxpo-2012-rolls-out-a-winner/ The Fall Ideal Home Show Return to Exhibition Park Tomorrow thru Sunday http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/the-fall-ideal-home-show-return-to-exhibition-park-tomorrow-thru-sunday/ <p style="text-align: left;"><strong>The Big One Returns to Exhibition Park; the Ideal Location to Kick-Off Renovation Month</strong></p> <p>For Immediate Release</p> <p>Halifax, NS – The Nova Scotia Fall Ideal Home Show is returning to Exhibition Park, September 28<sup>th</sup>-September 30<sup>th</sup>  and is sure to be a crowd pleaser!</p> <p>Visitors are sure to take advantage of the largest home show in the region in terms of content and floor space. The Fall Ideal Show lives up to its moniker “The Big One.” After a highly successful spring home show season in all our maritime markets, the anticipation is ramping up for one of the largest fall home shows on record!</p> <p>October is National Renovation Month, a time to focus on the latest in home renovation. Homeowners and potential homeowners will be tackling projects that were put off during spring and summer and will flock to the home show to find the quality products and services they need.<strong> </strong></p> <p> Besides all the leaders in Nova Scotia’s building and home improvement companies being under one roof at one time, there</p> <p>is so much more going on inside Exhibition Park during the Fall Ideal Home show.</p> <p>Visitors can shop the show and <span style="text-decoration: underline;">SAVE BIG</span>!  We are offering Show Specials &amp; Big Deals! Our website has all the details. Check the Herald Flyer bags on Wednesday, September 26<sup>th</sup> for the complete show flyer!</p> <p>The Fall Ideal “Tastes of Home” feature will showcase and offer samplings from local companies including Prince Edward Distillery and Sainte-Famille Wines, and the Cake Lady with authentic german baking!  We are pleased to welcome back the Dairy Farmers of Canada who will provide seminars and have tastings of several types of Canadian cheese. Complete seminar schedule and times are available on our website.</p> <p>All new for 2012 is the Herald Homes Stage. This exciting stage area will feature contests and DIY seminars. Special guests will take to the stage including comedian Mag Ruffman, Deb Nelson, Lawrence Englehart, Jane Veldhoven, Lindsey Bunin and more!</p> <p>Visitors attending the Home Show will also have several chances to win BIG with Q104 &amp; the Canterbury Group! Enter for a chance to win $5000.00 to spend on YOUR “Honey-do” list including custom kitchens, kitchen refacing, flooring, etc!</p> <p>Visitors can enter to win a $5000.00 Home Décor Package with KOOL FM, Simmons Mattress Gallery, LazBoy Gallery &amp; Jordan’s Home Furniture!</p> <p>Find your Furrever Friend right at the show! The Nova Scotia SPCA and KOOL FM are presenting Wet Nose Weekend! Adopt a cat right at the show! Visit their website to pre-qualify!</p> <p>The Q104 Man Stage will host seminars all weekend to help YOU with your home renovation projects including heating, flooring solutions and more! Also on the Man Stage at noon, check out Q104’s Bobby Mac and Chef Live’s Chef Rich cook it out! It will be an epic battle!</p> <p>There really is something for everyone at the Nova Scotia Fall Ideal Home Show.</p> <p> For Complete details visit <a href="http://www.fallideal.ca">www.fallideal.ca</a></p> Tue, 25 Sep 2012 09:37:41 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/the-fall-ideal-home-show-return-to-exhibition-park-tomorrow-thru-sunday/ Succès éclatant pour DEMO International 2012/DEMO International 2012 a Resounding Success http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/succes-eclatant-pour-demo-international-2012-demo-international-2012-a-resounding-success/ <p>Pour publication immédiate &lt;English to Follow&gt;&gt;</p> <p>Saint-Raymond (Québec) – On l’attendait depuis quatre ans et les visiteurs de DEMO International 2012 n’ont pas été déçus par cet événement d’envergure qui s’est déroulé de nouveau dans les forêts du Québec. Au total, 8578 visiteurs ont parcouru la boucle de 2,6 km pour assister à des démonstrations de machinerie et voir les produits, services et équipements les plus récents offerts à l’industrie.</p> <p>L’exposition DEMO International 2012 était présentée par le Forum canadien des opérations forestières sur une propriété de Gestion Solifor, La Seigneurie de Perthuis, située à 75 km de Québec. C’était un endroit parfait dont les paysages ont fait de l’événement une expérience mémorable pour les milliers de visiteurs qui se sont rendus sur place au cours des trois journées de l’exposition.</p> <p>Le soleil a été au rendez-vous pendant tout l’événement et la région de Saint-Raymond a profité de cet afflux de visiteurs et d’exposants qui ont rempli les hôtels et les restaurants des alentours.</p> <p>L’enthousiasme démontré par la centaine d’exposants et les milliers de visiteurs montre bien que le secteur est à l’aube d’une reprise majeure. DEMO International 2012 présentait le passé et l’avenir de l’industrie forestière. Nous sommes très heureux d’avoir accueilli plusieurs groupes d’étudiants, ce qui inspire une confiance accrue dans l’avenir de cette industrie en Amérique du Nord.</p> <p>Les chefs de file de l’industrie ont présenté leurs produits en action. Certains des meilleurs opérateurs au pays étaient aux commandes de ces imposantes machines, ce qui a permis aux acheteurs potentiels de prendre des décisions éclairées.</p> <p>La foule a aussi eu droit à des démonstrations de bombardiers d’eau, d’exploitation forestière à l’aide de chevaux, avec Jacques Bournival, ainsi qu’au Défi des opérateurs de porteurs forestiers. Ce défi était présenté conjointement par le Forum canadien des opérations forestières, Gestion Solifor et SMS Equipment. Voici le nom des gagnants :</p> <p align="center">1<sup>re</sup> place - Steve Sirois</p> <p align="center">2<sup>e</sup> place - Charles Pilote</p> <p align="center">3<sup>e</sup> place - Adrien Sirois</p> <p>Nous aimerions remercier André Tremblay, président-directeur général du Conseil de l’industrie forestière du Québec, qui était président d’honneur de DEMO International 2012.</p> <p>Le Forum canadien des opérations forestières travaille maintenant activement à la planification de DEMO International 2016; nous vous invitons à rester à l'affût des annonces dans un avenir rapproché.</p> <h3/> <h3 align="center"><strong>DEMO International 2012 a Resounding Success</strong></h3> <p><strong> </strong>For Immediate Release</p> <p>Saint-Raymond, Quebec - The anticipation was four years in the making, but visitors to DEMO International 2012 were not left disappointed as this massive event made its way back to the forests of Quebec.  A total of 8,578 visitors made their way around the approximately 2.6 km long loop to take in demonstrations and to see the latest products, services and equipment available to the industry.</p> <p>DEMO International 2012 was presented by the Canadian Woodlands Forum and was hosted by Gestion Solifor on its property, La Seigneurie de Perthuis, which is located 75km outside of Quebec City.  It was hailed as a fantastic venue with beautiful scenery that made for a memorable experience for the thousands that converged on this event over the three day span.</p> <p>The event and massive crowds enjoyed three days of sunshine and the region of Saint Raymond was inundated with an influx of visitors and exhibitors that filled local hotels and restaurants.</p> <p>The enthusiasm from the nearly 100 exhibitors and thousands of visitors alike is a sure indication that this business is surely on the cusp of a major revival.  DEMO International 2012 showcased the past and the future of the forestry industry. We were very pleased to welcome several student groups, which instills more confidence in the future of this industry in North America.</p> <p>Visitors were treated to live and in-action displays from the leaders of the industry. Some of the country’s best operators were at the controls of these massive machines, which enabled buyers to make informative purchasing decisions, based on watching these machines in action.</p> <p>The crowds were also treated to water bomber demonstrations, logging with horses from Jacques Bournival and the Forwarder Challenge. The Forwarder Challenge was jointly presented by the Canadian Woodlands Forum, Gestion Solifor and SMS Equipment.  The Challenge winners were as follows:</p> <p align="center">1<sup>st</sup> place - Steve Sirois</p> <p align="center">2<sup>nd</sup> place - Charles Pilote</p> <p align="center">3<sup>rd</sup> place - Adrien Sirois</p> <p>We would like to thank André Tremblay, Président-directeur général of the Conseil de l’industrie forestière du Québec, for being the honorary President of DEMO International 2012.</p> <p>The Canadian Woodlands Forum is now actively at work planning for DEMO International 2016, so stay tuned for exciting details and announcements in the near future.</p> <p> </p> <p align="center"><strong> </strong></p> <p align="center"><strong> </strong></p> <p> </p> Tue, 25 Sep 2012 09:35:23 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/succes-eclatant-pour-demo-international-2012-demo-international-2012-a-resounding-success/ Truxpo 2012 Opens with Huge 'Premier Showing' http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/truxpo-2012-opens-with-huge-premier-showing/ <p>For Immediate Release</p> <p>Abbotsford, BC- A convoy of trucking industry professionals from all over Western Canada and beyond will be converging on Tradex in Abbotsford for the opening industry day of TRUXPO, which is open from 10-6 today and 10-4pm tomorrow.</p> <p>The biennial event kicked off yesterday with the ‘Premier Showing’, as a beautiful sunny and warm evening greeted invited guests for the opening of the 2012 edition.<br/><br/> Guests were treated to a wide assortment of hors d'oeuvres and a roast suckling pig BBQ as they browsed the nearly 200,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor exhibits which encompassed everything the industry suppliers have to offer for 2012.<br/><br/> TRUXPO is open to the general industry today and Saturday, and is offering a wide variety of educational and critical informational seminars, including:</p> <ul><li>How to prepare a truck (all classes) for a DOT roadside inspection, presented by the Canadian Association of Fleet Supervisors. </li> </ul><p> </p> <ul><li>Saving Fuel and reducing the carbon footprint of your fleet, presented by E3 Fleet. </li> </ul><p> </p> <ul><li>Fortis presents Natural Gas for Fleets. Join them for a session to learn why natural gas is ideal for return-to-base fleets, and how you can benefit from adding natural gas to your vehicles. This will be presented by Vito Triggiano. </li> </ul><p> </p> <p>These are just a few of the relevant and timely seminar schedule which are <span style="text-decoration: underline;">free</span> for all visitors to the event.</p> <p>Visit <a href="http://www.TRUXPO.com">www.TRUXPO.com</a> for all the details, as well as the new product showcase for a sneak peak of what will be at TRUXPO!</p> <p> Media Inquiries:</p> <p>Denise Miller, Publicist</p> <p>Master Promotions Ltd.</p> <p><a href="mailto:dmiller@mpltd.ca">dmiller@mpltd.ca</a></p> <p>1-888-454-7469</p> Fri, 21 Sep 2012 11:16:31 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/truxpo-2012-opens-with-huge-premier-showing/ Démo International® de revenir au Québec demain http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/demo-international-de-revenir-au-quebec-demain/ <p align="left">St-Raymond, le 19 septembre 2012 </p> <p align="left">DEMO International® 2012 se tiendra à Saint-Raymond, au Québec, du 20 au 22 septembre 2012.  C’est Gestion Solifor Inc., une société de gestion d’actifs forestiers créée par le Fonds de solidarité FTQ, qui sera l’hôte de l’événement dans l’une de ses propriétés, la Seigneurie de Perthuis, située à 75 km de la ville de Québec.</p> <p align="left">Ce sera la 12<sup>e</sup> édition de cette exposition en action qui a lieu en forêt et est qui présentée par le Forum canadien des opérations forestières tous les quatre ans. Au cours de ses 40 années d’histoire, DEMO International® est devenue l’une des expositions extérieures d’équipement les plus importantes et les plus remarquables d’Amérique du Nord et elle attire des visiteurs du monde entier.</p> <p align="left">André Tremblay, Président-directeur général du Conseil de l’industrie forestière du Québec, a gracieusement accepté cette nomination et se réjouit du succès de cet événement forestier à nul autre pareil.</p> <p align="left">« C’est pour moi un immense plaisir de m’associer à la 12<sup>e</sup> édition de DEMO International® car cet événement unique offre à ses participants la vision d’une industrie forestière moderne, diversifiée et en adéquation avec l'évolution des marchés », selon M. Tremblay.</p> <p align="left">« DEMO international est un événement d’envergure qui nous aidera à relever les défis auxquels nous sommes confrontés en dressant un portrait positif et dynamique de notre industrie. Je suis donc très heureux d’assurer la présidence de cet événement », a ajouté M. Tremblay.</p> <p align="left">Le Forum canadien des opérations forestières, SMS Equipment et Gestion Solifor sont heureux d'annoncer conjointement que le Défi des opérateurs de porteurs forestiers aura lieu dans le cadre de l'édition 2012 du salon de l'industrie forestière DEMO International.<br/>  <br/> Les participants devront faire preuve d'adresse pour piloter les porteurs Komatsu de renommée mondiale sur un parcours où les manœuvres de précision seront de mise, notamment l'empilage de billes de bois, le chargement et le déchargement, ainsi que l'extraction de billes à partir d'endroits difficiles d'accès.<br/>  <br/> Ce défi prend la forme d'un tournoi par élimination où les concurrents de partout au Canada s'affrontent sur un parcours défini pour remporter des prix en argent, et peut-être le titre de meilleur opérateur de porteur au Canada! Veuillez communiquer avec SMS Equipment pour connaître les renseignements relatifs à l'inscription.</p> <p><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Info DEMO International 2012</span></strong></p> <p> </p> <ul><li>Présenté par le Forum canadien des opérations forestières, qui en est propriétaire</li> <li>L’événement se tient tous les 4 ans</li> <li>L’année 2012 marque la 12<sup>e</sup> édition en 40 ans d’histoire</li> <li>L’hôte de l’édition 2012 est Gestion Solifor Inc.</li> <li>L’exposition présente plus de 125 exposants, dont 25 réalisant des démonstrations en action des équipements</li> <li>Entre 8 000 à 10 000 visiteurs sont attendus durant les 3 jours d’activités</li> </ul><p align="left"> </p> <p align="left">Les heures d’ouverture sont les suivantes :</p> <ul><li>Jeudi 20 septembre 2012 : 9h à 17h</li> <li>Vendredi 21 septembre 2012 : 9h à 17h</li> <li>Samedi 22 septembre 2012 : 9h à 16h</li> </ul><p align="left"> </p> <p align="left">Le détail complet de l’exposition peut être consulté sur :  <a href="http://www.demointernational.com">www.demointernational.co</a></p> <p align="left"> </p> <p align="left"> </p> <p>-30-</p> Wed, 19 Sep 2012 08:04:26 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/demo-international-de-revenir-au-quebec-demain/ TRUXPO….Rolls into Abbotsford this Week! http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/truxpo-rolls-into-abbotsford-this-week/ <p>For Immediate Release</p> <p>Abbotsford, BC - TRUXPO will be rolling into Abbotsford September 20-22, 2012.  TRADEX will play host to Western Canada’s largest and most inclusive trucking show. The 2012 edition promises to be the place to do business, as key decision makers in the transportation and logistics industry prepare to modernize their fleets and warehouses.</p> <p>TRUXPO is the event where industry meets to find new products and to see the latest in commercial truck and transportation equipment. Fleet managers, truck buyers, operators, service personnel and distributors want to talk with your sales and technical staff face to face to plan their next purchase.</p> <p>Local, national and international exhibitors and visitors will be at TRUXPO, which is one of Canada’s largest shows of class 5-8 trucks and equipment.</p> <p>Show Management is pleased to roll out some new features for this year’s edition, including the “Recruiting Here” feature. Exhibitors who are looking to grow their ranks and hire new employees are encouraged to let us know. We will provide signage indicating that they are on the hunt for new talent! Visitors are invited to come with resume in hand to meet prospective new employers in the massive trucking and logistics industry. Our website also has details about which companies are currently involved in this feature.</p> <p>Another new facet of TRUXPO is the New Medium-Duty/Private Fleet Feature.  Whether you manufacture, distribute, install, sell or repair commercial trucks, the new Medium-Duty/Private Fleet component to TRUXPO 2012 is the venue for your business to showcase your products.</p> <ul><li>A strong emphasis on Trucks within Classes 3-7</li> <li>Vocational Trucks</li> <li>Service</li> <li>Parts</li> <li>Private Fleets</li> <li>Medium-Duty Trucks</li> </ul><p> </p> <p>Audience will be targeted via various industry associations to invite stakeholders to see the latest products and services available on the market today.</p> <p>This includes:</p> <ul><li>Landscaping Companies</li> <li>Service Vehicles</li> <li>Furniture Companies</li> <li>Contractors</li> <li>Pick-up &amp; Delivery Companies</li> <li>Municipalities</li> <li>Beverage Companies</li> </ul><p> </p> <p>An educational component will also be added this year featuring relevant and timely topics, including a presentation from E3 Fleet.  They will speak on: “Saving fuel, reducing the carbon footprint of your fleet”. Fortis presents Natural Gas for Fleets. Join them for a session to learn why natural gas is ideal for return-to-base fleets, and how you can benefit from adding natural gas to your vehicles. This will be presented by Vito Triggiano.</p> <p>For a complete seminar schedule, visit our website, www.TRUXPO.com</p> <p>We are also proud to be endorsed by the Canadian Association of Fleet Supervisors (CAFS). They are a professional organization promoting the safe operation, maintenance and management of Commercial and Municipal Fleet Vehicles and Trucks through education, training and industry representation in Greater Vancouver, BC and throughout British Columbia.</p> <p>Visit <a href="http://www.TRUXPO.com">www.TRUXPO.com</a> for all the details, as well as the new product showcase for a sneak peak of what will be at TRUXPO!</p> <p> </p> <p>Media Inquiries:</p> <p>Denise Miller, Publicist</p> <p>Master Promotions Ltd.</p> <p><a href="mailto:dmiller@mpltd.ca">dmiller@mpltd.ca</a></p> <p>1-888-454-7469</p> Wed, 19 Sep 2012 08:20:34 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/truxpo-rolls-into-abbotsford-this-week/ Nomination du président d’honneur de DEMO International® 2012 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/nomination-du-president-d-honneur-de-demo-international-2012/ <p align="center">Nomination du président d’honneur de DEMO International® 2012</p> <p>Pour publication immédiate</p> <p>Saint-Raymond (Québec) – Les organisateurs de DEMO International® 2012 ont le plaisir d’annoncer qu’une figure familière de l’industrie forestière québécoise a été nommée à la présidence d’honneur de l’événement qui aura lieu du 20 au 22 septembre prochain à Saint-Raymond (Québec).</p> <p>André Tremblay, Président-directeur général du Conseil de l’industrie forestière du Québec, a gracieusement accepté cette nomination et se réjouit du succès de cet événement forestier à nul autre pareil.</p> <p>« C’est pour moi un immense plaisir de m’associer à la 12<sup>e</sup> édition de DEMO International® car cet événement unique offre à ses participants la vision d’une industrie forestière moderne, diversifiée et en adéquation avec l'évolution des marchés », selon M. Tremblay.</p> <p>« DEMO international est un événement d’envergure qui nous aidera à relever les défis auxquels nous sommes confrontés en dressant un portrait positif et dynamique de notre industrie. Je suis donc très heureux d’assurer la présidence de cet événement », a ajouté M. Tremblay.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;"> Info DEMO </span></strong></p> <ul style="text-align: center;"><li>Présenté par le Forum canadien des opérations forestières, qui en est propriétaire </li> </ul><ul style="text-align: center;"><li>L’événement se tient tous les 4 ans </li> </ul><ul style="text-align: center;"><li>C’est la 12<sup>e</sup> édition en 40 ans d’histoire </li> </ul><ul style="text-align: center;"><li>L’hôte de l’édition 2012 est Gestion Solifor Inc. </li> </ul><ul style="text-align: center;"><li>Le nombre de visiteurs varie selon l’endroit où se tient l’événement, de 5000 à 16 000. </li> </ul><ul style="text-align: center;"><li>Plus de 150 exposants attendus</li> </ul><p style="text-align: center;"> </p> <p style="text-align: center;">Pour plus de détails, visitez le <a href="http://www.DemoInternational.com">www.DemoInternational.com</a></p> <p>Demo International est présenté par le Forum canadien des opérations forestières, un organisme sans but lucratif reconnu pour l’importance qu’il accorde à des opérations forestières efficaces et de qualité en vue d’un aménagement forestier durable. Le FCOF compte 500 membres au Canada, spécialisés dans les industries liées à la foresterie.</p> <p>Solifor gère près de 160 000 hectares de forêts au Québec dans une optique d’utilisation polyvalente du bois afin d’assurer l’aménagement durable de son territoire forestier.  Situés dans l’un des blocs de forêts aménagées de Solifor, les 29 000 hectares de la Seigneurie de Perthuis, dont elle est copropriétaire avec la Scierie Dion, constituent un territoire forestier idéal pour un événement de l’envergure de DEMO International® 2012, à une heure de route seulement de la ville de Québec.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> Thu, 23 Aug 2012 08:26:14 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/nomination-du-president-d-honneur-de-demo-international-2012/ Exciting New Partnership Announced for the Canadian International Farm Show! http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/exciting-new-partnership-announced-for-the-canadian-international-farm-show/ <p><img class="left" src="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/assets/Uploads/CIFS2013/_resampled/resizedimage179152-Horse-Depot.jpg" width="179" height="152" alt="" title=""/>For Immediate Release</p> <p>Mississauga, Ontario – Management and staff of the Canadian International Farm Show (CIFS) are pleased to announce a new facet to Canada’s largest indoor farm Show, the <strong>Horse Depot</strong> – presented by the Ontario Equestrian Federation.</p> <p>The dictionary defines equine as horses, and everything to do with horses and the Horse Depot will not disappoint. This section of Canada’s largest indoor farm show will showcase all the products and services that horse owners are on the hunt for!</p> <p>“We are pleased to launch this section of the CIFS in 2013,” says Show Manager Rob Etmanski. “This type of section will blend well with the current exhibitor base that we have for farm equipment, products and services,” said Etmanski.</p> <p>“This new demographic of customers will also open up more sales potential for our current exhibitor base, because there is so much cross-over and will provide guaranteed exposure for any new exhibitors in this section or any facet of this event,” said Etmanski.</p> <p>The CIFS welcomes over 23,000 buyers on an annual basis and this partnership with the Ontario Equestrian Federation will surely entice even more AG industry professionals to source out this event for their farm related purchases.</p> <p>The Ontario Equestrian Federation (OEF) represents more than 21,000 individual members who come from all sectors of the horse industry.  Their membership base includes professionals, amateurs, competitors and recreational enthusiasts of all ages and disciplines.  </p> <p>“The Ontario Equestrian Federation is pleased to be a presenting sponsor for the upcoming Canadian International Farm Show,” says Allan Ehrlick, president of the Ontario Equestrian Federation. “Products, services and educational seminars geared to the unique needs of stable operators and small farm owners make this a must-attend event.” </p> <p>“The Ontario Equestrian Federation is working closely with the Canadian International Farm Show to develop an equestrian exhibit that is informative and relevant to small farm and stable owners,” says Ehrlick. “Our hope is that everyone who walks through those doors leaves with the knowledge and resources they need to make the most of their equine operation, no matter how big or small it might be.”</p> <p>Exhibit categories for the Horse Depot will include and are not limited to:</p> <table border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr><td width="295" valign="top"> <ul><li><strong>feed</strong></li> <li><strong>tack/harnesses </strong></li> <li><strong>clothing </strong></li> <li><strong>grooming supplies </strong></li> <li><strong>fencing</strong></li> <li><strong>trailers </strong></li> <li><strong>riding groups </strong></li> <li><strong>tractors</strong></li> </ul><p> </p> </td> <td width="295" valign="top"> <ul><li><strong>farriers </strong></li> <li><strong>veterinarian services</strong></li> <li><strong>insurance </strong></li> <li><strong>breeders </strong></li> <li><strong>associations</strong></li> <li><strong>outbuildings/barns</strong></li> <li><strong>hay bailers</strong></li> </ul><p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>... and the list goes on!</strong></p> </td> </tr></tbody></table>   <p align="center">For complete details, visit <a href="http://www.CANADIANFARMSHOW.com">www.CANADIANFARMSHOW.ca</a></p> <p align="center"> </p> <p>Media Inquiries:</p> <p>Denise Miller, Publicist</p> <p>Master Promotions Ltd.</p> <p><a href="mailto:dmiller@mpltd.ca">dmiller@mpltd.ca</a></p> <p>1-888-454-7469</p> Mon, 20 Aug 2012 10:57:44 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/exciting-new-partnership-announced-for-the-canadian-international-farm-show/ TRUXPO….On the Road to a SELL-OUT! http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/truxpo-on-the-road-to-a-sell-out/ <p>For Immediate Release</p> <p>August 8, 2013</p> <p>TRUXPO will be rolling into Abbotsford September 20-22, 2012.  TRADEX will play host to Western Canada’s largest and most inclusive trucking show. The 2012 edition promises to be the place to do business, as key decision makers in the transportation and logistics industry prepare to modernize their fleets and warehouses.</p> <p>TRUXPO is the event where industry meets to find new products and to see the latest in commercial truck and transportation equipment. Fleet managers, truck buyers, operators, service personnel and distributors want to talk with your sales and technical staff face to face to plan their next purchase.</p> <p>Preparations are well underway and booth space is filling up quickly for TRUXPO.  Show Management is reporting that booth space is over <span style="text-decoration: underline;">90% SOLD OUT</span>.</p> <p>Local, national and international exhibitors and visitors will be at TRUXPO, which is one of Canada’s largest shows of class 5-8 trucks and equipment.</p> <p>Show Management is pleased to roll out some new features for this year’s edition, including the “Recruiting Here” feature. Exhibitors who are looking to grow their ranks and hire new employees are encouraged to let us know. We will provide signage indicating that they are on the hunt for new talent! Visitors are invited to come with resume in hand to meet prospective new employers in the massive trucking and logistics industry. Our website also has details about which companies are currently involved in this feature.</p> <p>Another new facet of TRUXPO is the New Medium-Duty/Private Fleet Feature.  Whether you manufacture, distribute, install, sell or repair commercial trucks, the new Medium-Duty/Private Fleet component to TRUXPO 2012 is the venue for your business to showcase your products.</p> <ul><li>A strong emphasis on Trucks within Classes 3-7</li> <li>Vocational Trucks</li> <li>Service</li> <li>Parts</li> <li>Private Fleets</li> <li>Medium-Duty Trucks</li> </ul><p> </p> <p>Audience will be targeted via various industry associations to invite stakeholders to see the latest products and services available on the market today.</p> <p>This includes:</p> <ul><li>Landscaping Companies</li> <li>Service Vehicles</li> <li>Furniture Companies</li> <li>Contractors</li> <li>Pick-up &amp; Delivery Companies</li> <li>Municipalities</li> <li>Beverage Companies</li> </ul><p> </p> <p>An educational component will also be added this year featuring relevant and timely topics, including a presentation from E3 Fleet.  They will speak on: “Saving fuel, reducing the carbon footprint of your fleet”, which will feature some of the innovations that their members are implementing. TRUXPO is also proud to announce that E3 Fleet is endorsing the 2012 edition of the show.  E3 Fleet is Canada’s first and only national program dedicated to green performance by fleets of vehicles.</p> <p>We are also proud to be endorsed by the Canadian Association of Fleet Supervisors (CAFS). They are a professional organization promoting the safe operation, maintenance and management of Commercial and Municipal Fleet Vehicles and Trucks through education, training and industry representation in Greater Vancouver, BC and throughout British Columbia.</p> <p>Visit <a href="http://www.TRUXPO.com">www.TRUXPO.com</a> for all the details, as well as the new product showcase for a sneak peak of what will be at TRUXPO!</p> <p> </p> <p>Media Inquiries:</p> <p>Denise Miller, Publicist</p> <p>Master Promotions Ltd.</p> <p><a href="mailto:dmiller@mpltd.ca">dmiller@mpltd.ca</a></p> <p>1-888-454-7469</p> Wed, 08 Aug 2012 09:13:52 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/truxpo-on-the-road-to-a-sell-out/ The North Atlantic Fish &Workboat Show Returns to Newfoundland this November http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/the-north-atlantic-fish-and-workboat-show-returns-to-newfoundland-this-november/ <p>For Immediate Release</p> <p>St.John’s, NL – The producers of the North Atlantic Fish and Workboat Show are pleased to announce the return of this industry event to the Mile One Centre in St.John’s, Newfoundland, November 30<sup>th</sup> – December 1<sup>st</sup>, 2012.</p> <p>This will be the third edition of this biennial event that brings together the key buyers from across the region.</p> <p>The North Atlantic Fish and Workboat Show caters to all those that work on or around the water including boats, supplies and services and safety equipment for:</p> <table border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr><td width="319" valign="top"> <ul><li>Offshore service vessels </li> <li>Supply boats </li> <li>Commercial fishing and aquaculture operations</li> <li>Law enforcement</li> <li>Fire and rescue</li> <li>Tour and dive boats. </li> </ul><ul><li>Onboard and onshore fishing and harvesting equipment</li> <li>Fish processing and transportation</li> </ul><p> </p> </td> <td width="319" valign="top"> <ul><li>Vessel design and construction</li> <li>Actual boats</li> <li>Barge and towing equipment</li> <li>Electronics</li> <li>Hardware</li> <li>Engines and propulsion systems</li> <li>The latest equipment and products required by the many successful aquaculture firms around the region</li> <li>As well as many other industry specific products</li> </ul><p> </p> </td> </tr></tbody></table><p> </p> <p>In an exciting development, we would like to welcome aboard the Newfoundland and Labrador Toyota Dealers – official truck sponsor of the North Atlantic Fish and Workboat Show.</p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p>Toyota has long been a leader in the world of trucks. From the tough and flexible Tacoma to the rough and rugged Tundra, people looking for a truck that can play as hard as it can work know that there’s no better choice than a Toyota. Huge towing and payload capacities paired with massive powertrains, innovative features and class-leading resale values are just a few of the points that put Toyota Trucks on top, both on and off the road.</p> <p>We are pleased to be continuing our relationship with the Navigator Magazine and wish to congratulate them on their 15<sup>th</sup> Anniversary of producing a high quality publication.</p> <p>The Navigator is Canada's largest fisheries magazine, covering commercial fisheries news from all the Atlantic Canadian provinces. "As the Navigator continues to grow in Atlantic Canada, it simply makes good business sense to partner with such a professional and reputable organization as Master Promotions to help present the best fisheries and marine shows possible in the region. We are delighted to have this opportunity,” explains the editor of The Navigator Jamie Baker.</p> <p align="center">Stay tuned for all the developments and growing exhibitor list by visiting:</p> <p align="center"><a href="http://WWW.NAFISH.CA">WWW.NAFISH.CA</a></p> <p align="center"> </p> <p>Media Inquiries:</p> <p>Denise Miller, Publicist</p> <p><a href="mailto:dmiller@mpltd.ca">dmiller@mpltd.ca</a></p> <p>1-888-454-7469</p> Wed, 08 Aug 2012 15:11:33 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/the-north-atlantic-fish-and-workboat-show-returns-to-newfoundland-this-november/ Master Promotions Ltd. Acquires Well Established British Columbia Forestry and Natural Resources Event http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/master-promotions-ltd-acquires-well-established-british-columbia-forestry-and-natural-resources-event/ <p>For Immediate Release</p> <p>Saint John, New Brunswick – New Brunswick based Master Promotions Ltd. is further expanding its BC portfolio of Trade Shows by acquiring a highly successful British Columbia Trade Event, Resources Expo, previously known as the Forestry and Resources Expo which is held in Prince George, British Columbia.</p> <p>This event has been organized by the Resources Society and Central Interior Logging Association (CILA) for many years and this group will still be a driving force behind this event. Master Promotions Ltd., with its many years of experience with forestry, heavy equipment and construction shows plan to grow this event which will now be known as the <strong>Canada North Resources Expo</strong>, presented by the CILA. This revamped event will take place <strong>on May 31-June 1, 2013</strong> at the CN Centre in Prince George.</p> <p>Prince George is the hub for northern British Columbia, which is an ideal location for an event of this nature as it is connected to all points north via rail and inland port to Prince Rupert. The city has an airport, which has daily flights to Vancouver and other major centres making it readily accessible for attendees and exhibitors.</p> <p>The timing could not be better for an event such as this in this location. 32 Billion Dollars in Capital projects are underway with another 40 billion earmarked for future consideration. Northern B.C. is bustling with activity in regards to forestry, mining, pipelines, energy products, transportation, oil &amp; gas and so much more. This event will showcase the leaders and rising stars of all of those industries.</p> <p>The <strong>Canada North Resources Expo</strong> will surely be a must attend event for industry workers, decision makers and buyers of these flourishing industries to see everything in one place at one time.</p> <ul><li>Forestry- harvesting, woodlots, community forests, silviculture, pulp and chips</li> <li>Oil &amp; Gas- drillers, exploration, pipeline, well servicing</li> <li>Mining- exploration, construction</li> <li>Independent Power Producers - run of the river, wind farms, solar</li> <li>Bio-mass Industry - wood pellets, power co-generation, bio-fuels</li> <li>Resource Industry Professionals - engineers, foresters, planners, GIS technology, project managers, consultants, technicians</li> <li>Transportation Industry - air, rail, land, sea; from hot shot to heavy haul</li> <li>Suppliers and Service Providers - equipment, manufacturing, machining, camps, caterers</li> <li>Training and Employment Services - career planners, assessors, training schools, post-secondary institutions, HR managers</li> </ul><p>And the list goes on…</p> <p>“We are very excited about our continued growth in B.C. and are pleased to be on board with the <strong>Canada North Resources Expo</strong> for the 2013 edition,” said Keith Peacock, Vice President of Operations and Sales with Master Promotions Ltd. </p> <p>“This event meshes perfectly with our current portfolio of heavy equipment, construction, forestry, commercial fisheries and trucking shows that we currently own or manage across the country and solidifies our presence in Western Canada,” said Peacock.</p> <p>“We are looking forward to meeting exhibitors and working with the Resources Expo Board of Directors and the Central Interior Logging Association, continuing on with their guidance, to grow make <strong>Canada North Resources Expo</strong> one of the best and most inclusive events for this industry in North America,” explained Peacock.</p> <p>“We are so pleased to partner with Master Promotions, and to see the expansion of our show.   It has been part of our strategic plan for years, as the North diversifies and we take advantage of the world’s demand for our resources,” explains MaryAnne Arcand, Chair of Resources Expo, and Executive Director of the CILA. “We will be working side by side with Master Promotions to ensure local involvement and expertise,” said Arcand.</p> <p>Master Promotions Ltd. is a Saint John, New Brunswick based trade and consumer show event Management Company with additional offices in Halifax, Nova Scotia and Abbotsford, British Columbia.</p> <p>Master Promotions Ltd. currently owns or manages over 30 high quality events from St. John's Newfoundland to Abbotsford, British Columbia.</p> <p>For complete details about Master Promotions, please visit <a href="http://www.masterpromotions.ca">www.masterpromotions.ca</a></p> <p>For details about CILA, please visit <a href="http://www.CILA.ca">www.CILA.ca</a></p> <p> </p> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr><td width="319" valign="top"> <p align="center"><strong>Media contact:</strong></p> <p align="center">Denise Miller, Publicist</p> <p align="center">Master Promotions Ltd.</p> <p align="center">1-888-454-7469</p> <p align="center"><a href="mailto:dmiller@mpltd.ca">dmiller@mpltd.ca</a></p> <p align="center"> </p> <p align="center"> </p> </td> <td width="319" valign="top"> <p align="center"><strong>Exhibitor Contact:</strong></p> <p align="center">Mark Cusack, National Sales Manager</p> <p align="center">Master Promotions Ltd.</p> <p align="center">1-888-454-7469</p> <p align="center"><a href="mailto:mcusack@mpltd.ca">mcusack@mpltd.ca</a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> </td> </tr></tbody></table><p style="text-align: center;">MaryAnne Arcand</p> <p style="text-align: center;">Chair, Resources Expo Society</p> <p style="text-align: center;">Executive Director, Central Interior Loggers Association</p> <p style="text-align: center;">1-250-563-3967</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><a href="mailto:Maryanne@cila.ca">Maryanne@cila.ca</a></p> <p style="text-align: left;"> </p> Wed, 09 May 2012 07:58:34 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/master-promotions-ltd-acquires-well-established-british-columbia-forestry-and-natural-resources-event/ Un intérêt croissant pour Demo International® 2012 /Excitement Grows For Demo International® 2012 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/un-interet-croissant-pour-demo-international-2012-excitement-grows-for-demo-international-2012/ <p>Pour publication immédiate &lt;&lt;english to follow&gt;&gt;</p> <p>Saint-Raymond, Québec – La fébrilité grandit et la rumeur s’accentue à l’approche de l’un des événements forestiers les plus originaux d’Amérique du Nord, qui se produit seulement tous les quatre ans : DEMO International<strong><sup>®</sup></strong>.</p> <p>Le 14 juin dernier, des exposants, des représentants des médias et d’autres intervenants de l’industrie se sont rencontrés à l’hôtel Roquemont, à Saint-Raymond, pour un aperçu de cet événement de calibre international.</p> <p>Magella Morasse, du CLD de Portneuf, a animé la conférence de presse, qui a donné lieu à de courtes présentations. On a ainsi pu entendre Peter Robichaud, directeur général du Forum canadien des opérations forestières, Marc Bergeron, de Solifor, hôte de l’édition 2012 de l’événement, Gaston Arcand, président du CLD de Portneuf, Daniel Dion, maire de Saint-Raymond, ainsi que Doris Moisan, agent de communications pour la région de Portneuf.</p> <p>Tous convenaient que Portneuf est un endroit idéal pour un tel événement. Les retombées économiques pour la région seront exceptionnelles, car des acheteurs de l’industrie forestière viendront de partout en Amérique du Nord et d’Europe. Ils logeront dans des hôtels des environs, mangeront dans les restaurants locaux et profiteront des attractions régionales.</p> <p>Après les rencontres de la matinée et un léger repas, les visiteurs se sont rendus en autocar sur le site même où se tiendra l’événement, la Seigneurie de Perthuis, à quelque 75 km de Québec.</p> <p>« C’est cette visite du site, la quatrième et dernière avant l’exposition, qui a attiré le plus de gens et a suscité le plus d’enthousiasme jusqu’ici », s’est réjoui le directeur de l’exposition, Mark Cusack. « Les médias, les exposants, la ville de Saint-Raymond et le comté de Portneuf sont emballés et prêts à accueillir tous les visiteurs de ces « Olympiques » du monde forestier : Demo International 2012 ».</p> <p>Se déroulant « en direct, en action et en milieu forestier », ce salon accueillera plus de 150 exposants représentant les plus grands noms de l’industrie, qui présenteront les plus récentes avancées technologiques en matière d'équipements, de produits et de services liés à l'un ou l'autre des volets des opérations forestières, c'est-à-dire de la sylviculture aux méthodes de récolte jusqu'à la construction de routes, en passant par la récolte de la biomasse, les systèmes de récupération et de transport ou la gestion des terres à bois privées.</p> <p>DEMO International<sup>MD</sup> est présenté par le Forum canadien des opérations forestières, soit un organisme à but non lucratif reconnu pour son engagement envers l’efficacité et la qualité des activités forestières dans le souci d’une gestion durable des forêts. À l’échelle canadienne, le Forum regroupe 500 membres qui se spécialisent dans les activités du secteur forestier.</p> <p>Gestion Solifor gère près de 160 000 hectares de forêt répartis sur le territoire québécois dans le but d’atteindre divers objectifs liés à l’utilisation du bois d’œuvre, et de veiller à la gestion durable des ressources du territoire forestier. Située sur l'une des aires forestières dont Solifor assure la gestion durable en copropriété avec la Scierie Dion, la terre à bois de Perthuis s'étend sur 29 000 hectares et constitue un site tout indiqué et un milieu boisé idéal pour la tenue d'une activité de l'envergure de DEMO International<sup>MD</sup> 2012, et ce, à un peu moins d'une heure de route de Québec.</p> <p> </p> <h3 align="center"><strong>Excitement Grows For Demo International</strong><strong><sup>®</sup> 2012</strong></h3> <p>For Immediate Release</p> <p>St-Raymond, Quebec – The anticipation is growing and the buzz is getting louder for one of the most unique forestry events in North America, that happens only once every four years; DEMO International<strong><sup>®</sup></strong>.</p> <p>On June 14<sup>th</sup>, exhibitors, media and other industry stakeholders met at the Roquemont Hotel in St-Raymond for a preview of this world-class event.</p> <p>Magella Morasse of the CLD Portneuf, was the Master of Ceremonies for the press conference, which included brief presentations by Peter Robichaud, Executive Director of the Canadian Woodlands Forum, Marc Bergeron of Solifor, which is hosting the 2012 event, Gaston Arcand, President of CLD Portneuf, Daniel Dion, Mayor of St-Raymond and Doris Moisan, Communications Officer for the Region of Portneuf.</p> <p>Everyone was in agreement that the region of Portneuf is the ideal location for such a high caliber event as DEMO International<strong><sup>®</sup></strong>. The economic spinoffs for the region will be fantastic, as buyers from the forestry industry will be coming from all over North America and Europe. They will stay in area hotels, eat in local restaurants and enjoy regional attractions.</p> <p>After morning meetings and a light luncheon, visitors were transported via motorcoach to the actual site location, La Seigneurie de Perthuis, which is located just 75km from Quebec City.</p> <p>“This, our fourth and final site visit before the actual event, enjoyed the largest attendance and highest level of enthusiasm to date” Says Show Manager Mark Cusack. “ The media,  exhibitors,  Town of St.Raymond and the County of port neuf alike are excited and ready to welcome everyone to the “Olympics of Forestry Events; Demo International 2012,” said Cusack.</p> <p>The “all live and in action, in-woods” equipment show will attract over 150 exhibitors featuring some of the biggest names in the business, showcasing the latest technologies in equipment, products and services. These industry leaders will cover all aspects of woodlands operations, from silviculture and harvesting practices, road construction, biomass harvesting, recovery and transportation systems, and private woodland management.</p> <p>For complete details visit <a href="http://www.demointernational.com">www.demointernational.com</a></p> <p> </p> <p>Demo International is presented by the Canadian Woodlands Forum, which is a non-profit organization recognized for its commitment to effective, quality woodlands operations in support of sustainable forest management. The CWF has 500 members across Canada specializing in forestry-related industries.</p> <p>Solifor manages nearly 160,000 hectares of woodlands located throughout Quebec to meet multiple timber use objectives and ensure sustainable management of its forest resource land base. Situated in one of Solifor’s sustainably managed forested blocks co-owned with Scierie Dion, the 29,000 hectare Perthuis woodlot provides an ideal location and forested venue for an event of the scope of DEMO International® 2012, all within hardly an hour’s drive of Quebec City.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> Mon, 09 Jul 2012 15:02:43 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/un-interet-croissant-pour-demo-international-2012-excitement-grows-for-demo-international-2012/ The Canadian International Farm Show Announces 2013 Dates and New Developments http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/the-canadian-international-farm-show-announces-2013-dates-and-new-developments/ <p>The 27<sup>th</sup> edition of the Canadian International Farm Show returns to the International Centre in Mississauga, February 5-7, 2013 and will be showcasing all of the leaders of Canada’s thriving AG market. This is Canada’s largest indoor and all-encompassing farm show covering all facets of the AG industry!</p> <p>After a fantastic 2012 edition which welcomed over 20,000 visitors, management is looking forward to presenting a relevant event once again, showcasing the latest products, big iron, farming equipment and services on the market today including some exciting new features and a timely educational component.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>NEW for 2013!</strong></p> <ul><li><strong>Small Farm and Equestrian Exhibition</strong></li> <li><strong>New Product Launches</strong></li> <li><strong>Tractor Demo Areas</strong><strong> <br/></strong></li> </ul><p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>The Energy Feature Returns!</strong></p> <p>Ontario is leading the way with manufacturing and development of energy efficient products and with Solar, Bio-mass, Small Hydro, Wind and Bio-Energy. Our energy feature will highlight products that can reduce farm related expenses, increase efficiency and potentially earn new farm related sources of revenue for those looking to get on-board and off the grid.</p> <p><strong>Bursary Winner Announced!</strong></p> <p><img class="left" src="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/assets/Uploads/CIFS2013/_resampled/resizedimage10094-ashleigh.jpg" width="100" height="94" alt="" title=""/>Congratulations to the 2012 Canadian International Farm Show ‘Youth in Agriculture’ Bursary winner Ashleigh Landman from Grand Valley, Ontario. Ashleigh attends the University of Guelph, Ridgetown Campus, working towards her associate diploma in Agriculture. Her goals post graduation include taking over the family goat farm which includes 150 milking does. Ashleigh plans on expanding and has future aspirations of and on-site dairy. We wish her luck in all her future endeavours. We would like to thank the Junior Farmers’ Association of Ontario for their assistance in administering and organizing a selection committee to determine the winners of these awards.</p> <p>Stay tuned for details of the 2013 Canadian International Farm Show vintage replica toy tractor and more developments. Find us on facebook or visit our website and sign up for our e-newsletter for the latest details! Mark your calendars for February 5-7, 2013!</p> <p>For complete details, visit <a href="http://www.canadianfarmshow.ca/">www.canadianfarmshow.ca</a></p> <p>Media Inquiries:</p> <p>Denise Miller, Publicist</p> <p>Master Promotions Ltd</p> <p>1-888-454-7469</p> <p>dmiller@mpltd.ca</p> Fri, 01 Jun 2012 09:14:04 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/the-canadian-international-farm-show-announces-2013-dates-and-new-developments/ "The Kent Homes Big Win" Winner Announced http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/the-kent-homes-big-win-winner-announced/ <p><img class="right" src="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/assets/Uploads/_resampled/resizedimage300225-Kent-HomeWinner.jpg" width="300" height="225" alt="" title=""/>Saint John, NB- Organizers of Atlantic Canada’s largest and most popular home shows, Master Promotions Ltd. and the leaders of homebuilding in this region, Kent Homes, are proud to unveil the winner of the most exciting giveaways in home show history; The Kent Homes Big Win!</p> <p>Congratulations to Angela Wall of Mount Herbert, Prince Edward Island, her name was drawn from thousands of ballots from all over Atlantic Canada from those eager to win this fantastic prize.</p> <p>Today, in Borden-Carleton Prince Edward Island, Angela met with representatives from Master Promotions Ltd. and Kent Homes Ltd. at Travellers Home Centre, the Islands Kent Homes dealer, and was presented with ceremonial keys to her future home and took a tour of the beautiful Kent Homes on-site at Travellers Home Centre.</p> <p>Thousands of visitors from all across Atlantic Canada attended one of four events across the region - the PEI Provincial Home Show, the Atlantic National Home Show, the Fredericton Home Show or the Nova Scotia Ideal Home Show – and had the opportunity to enter the contest to win a beautiful brand new 3 bedroom bungalow from Kent Homes.</p> <p>“The buzz and excitement that this contest generated was phenomenal,” says Master Promotions Ltd. Publicist Denise Miller. “We are extremely pleased with the visitor response and the partnership with Kent Homes for this promotion. Congratulations to Angela Wall, the Island’s newest homeowner!” said Miller.</p> <p>“Kent Homes was pleased to be involved with such a fantastic promotion,” said David Saucy, General Manager of Kent Homes. “To have the ability to showcase the Kent Homes Brand in these venues all across Atlantic Canada was the perfect fit for us and our dealer network. We are pleased with the outcome and look forward to working with Angela to build her dream home!” said Saucy.</p> <p>Angela will be able to select from a variety of colors and other options for her new home. The specifications of this beautiful prize are as follows:</p> <ul><li>1232 sq. ft. bungalow, 3 bedroom, 1 &amp; 3/4 bath</li> <li>Open concept living area</li> <li>Main floor washer and dryer hook up</li> <li>Cathedral ceilings</li> <li>Heat pump</li> <li>Low E argon windows</li> <li>Oak Cabinets</li> <li>Meets or exceeds EnerGuide E83</li> </ul><p> </p> <p>And so much more...</p> <p>We thank everyone who took part in this exciting promotion and look forward to a busy home show season in Atlantic Canada in 2013!</p> <p>For further information:</p> <table border="0"><tbody><tr><td> <p>Media Inquiries:</p> <p>Denise Miller<br/>Publicist - Master Promotions Ltd.<br/>Saint John, N.B.<br/>dmiller@mpltd.ca<br/>1-888-454-7469</p> </td> <td> <p> </p> <p>Mary Keith<br/>Vice President Communications - J.D. Irving, Limited<br/>keith.mary@jdirving.com<br/>(506) 632-5122 Phone</p> </td> </tr></tbody></table> Fri, 25 May 2012 11:00:30 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/the-kent-homes-big-win-winner-announced/ Winner of the KENT HOMES BIG WIN to be Unveiled May 25th in Prince Edward Island http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/winner-of-the-kent-homes-big-win-to-be-unveiled-may-25th-in-prince-edward-island/ <p><strong>Winner of the KENT HOMES BIG WIN to be Unveiled May 25<sup>th</sup> in Prince Edward Island</strong></p> <p><strong>For Immediate Release <br/></strong></p> <p><strong>The excitement is building and the wait is almost over. Organizers are pleased to announce that the winner of the largest promotion in the history of Master Promotions Ltd.’s Home Show portfolio has been drawn! <br/></strong></p> <p><strong>Ballots were collected from the Atlantic National Home Show in Saint John, the PEI Provincial Home Show in Charlottetown, the Fredericton Home Show in Fredericton and the Nova Scotia Ideal Home Show in Halifax. <br/></strong></p> <p><strong>The winner was a visitor at the PEI Provincial Home Show that attended between the dates of March 9-11, 2012. <br/></strong></p> <p><strong>The winner of the KENT HOMES BIG WIN will be unveiled on May 25<sup>th</sup> at the Travellers Home Centre in Borden-Carleton, Prince Edward Island. <br/></strong></p> <p><strong>Members of the media are invited to meet the Island’s newest home owner and take a tour of a high quality Kent Home on-site with the winner. <br/></strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>*Coffee and refreshments will be served*</strong></p> <h2 align="center">Where: Travellers Home Centre</h2> <h2 align="center">23724 Trans Canada Highway<br/> Borden - Carleton, PE C0B 1X0<br/> Phone: (902) 855-3333</h2> <h2 align="center"><strong>When</strong>: <strong>May 25<sup>th</sup> at 10:30 am</strong></h2> <p> </p> <p> </p> Thu, 10 May 2012 09:53:09 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/winner-of-the-kent-homes-big-win-to-be-unveiled-may-25th-in-prince-edward-island/ 2012 Edition of the MEET Show Deemed a Success! http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/2012-edition-of-the-meet-show-deemed-a-success/ <p>The MEET (Mechanical Electrical Electronic Technology) Show that took place on May 2-3, 2012 at the Moncton Coliseum has been deemed a resounding success!</p> <p>Traffic was up over 2010, with the event welcoming 6,023 visitors during the 2-day run. Day one was extremely busy and day two was steady as well.</p> <p>Exhibitors commented on the qualified audience that this show always attracts and MEET has once again solidified itself as a must-attend industry event. Sales were made and many solid leads were gathered that will surely be followed up on in the coming months.</p> <p>Exhibitors from all over Canada and the US displayed the very latest equipment available to the mechanical and electrical industries.  Visitors to the show commented on the diverse and high quality products that were showcased.  Hotels in the area were sold out with many exhibitors being billeted by local industry people. Media coverage for the event was extensive and demonstrates the growth that this event has enjoyed.</p> <p>The Skills Canada Competition showcased the talents of the up and comers in these industries. Congratulations to the following winners:</p> <p align="center"><strong>PLUMBING</strong>:</p> <p align="center">Gold: Sébastien LaBrie</p> <p align="center">Silver: Justin MacPhee</p> <p align="center">Bronze: James Keith</p> <p align="center"><strong>ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION:</strong></p> <p align="center">Gold: John Cronkhite</p> <p align="center">Silver: Stephane LaPrise</p> <p align="center">Bronze: Sean Morrow</p> <p align="center"><strong>REFRIGERATION HVAC:</strong></p> <p align="center">Gold: Denis Levesque</p> <p align="center">Silver: Charles Ouellette</p> <p align="center">Bronze: Shane Brewer</p> <p> </p> <p>The second biennial MEET Innovation Awards were handed out on the opening morning of the show.  The show owners and management would like to congratulate the winners and look forward to continuing these awards in the future:</p> <p align="center"><strong>Electro-Federation Canada Innovation Awar</strong>d</p> <p align="center"><strong>Max Punch Pro</strong></p> <p align="center">(Southwire Canada – Booth #830)</p> <p align="center"><strong>CIPH Innovation Awar</strong>d</p> <p align="center"><strong>Wilo Stratos Z</strong></p> <p align="center">(Wilo Canada Inc. – Booth #350)</p> <p align="center"><strong>IES Innovation Awar</strong>d</p> <p align="center"><strong>nWIFI by nLIGHT</strong></p> <p align="center">(Acuity Brands Controls – Booth #1022)</p> <p align="center"><strong>NB/PEI Chapter of ASHRAE Innovation Awar</strong>d</p> <p align="center"><strong>ISAAC (the Inspecting, Sealing and Advanced Cleaning robot)</strong></p> <p align="center">(Carlisle Creative Services – Booth #277)</p> <p>The Gala Industry Dinner was once again sold out, as members of the industry came together at the Delta Beausejour for a relaxing evening of networking, entertainment and fine cuisine.</p> <p>Congratulations Lucas Younker, the winner of the $2500.00 commercial accessory package from Action Car &amp; Truck Accessories.</p> <p align="center">We now look forward to 2014… until we MEET again.</p> <p><em>Attention Editors- Pictures of innovation award winners are available upon request.</em></p> <p>Media Inquiries</p> <p>Denise Miller, Publicist</p> <p>Master Promotions Ltd.</p> <p><a href="mailto:dmiller@mpltd.ca">dmiller@mpltd.ca</a></p> <p>1-888-454-7469</p> <p><em>Attention Editors- Pictures of innovation award winners are available upon request.</em></p> Tue, 08 May 2012 10:13:52 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/2012-edition-of-the-meet-show-deemed-a-success/ MEET Trade Show Expected to Bring Thousands of Contractors to Moncton this Wednesday and Thursday http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/meet-trade-show-expected-to-bring-thousands-of-contractors-to-moncton-this-wednesday-and-thursday/ <p>MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICAL SUPPLIERS FROM ACROSS NORTH AMERICA TO CONVERGE ON MONCTON, MAY 2-3</p> <p><strong>For Immediate Release</strong></p> <p>Moncton, NB - The MEET (Mechanical Electrical Electronic Technology) Show is set to open this week in Moncton, May 2-3.  This biennial event attracts exhibitors from all over Canada and the US, displaying the very latest equipment available to the mechanical and electrical industries.</p> <p>MEET has proven itself to be one of the top industry events in Canada.  Acting as a comprehensive marketplace, this show gives industry professionals the unique opportunity to see mechanical and electrical companies from across North America under one roof.</p> <p>MEET is the second largest event for industry in Canada and THE largest trade event east of Montreal.  The economic impact for Moncton is significant given that the majority of exhibitors come from outside the local area.  The last edition of MEET in 2010 welcomed over 5,000 industry professionals and we expect even more for 2012.</p> <p>Since 2000, Master Promotions Ltd., based out of Saint John, NB, has produced this high caliber event and has watched it grow to the must-attend event it is today. From a show that utilized only a portion or the Moncton Coliseum and now, the 20<sup>th</sup> edition has over 400 booths and encompasses the entire complex.</p> <p>MEET is pleased to launch the 2<sup>nd</sup> edition of the ‘MEET Innovation Awards’ at the 2012 edition of the show. The purpose of this award is to recognize innovative products in the industry. These will be presented to the winning exhibitors at their booths on the opening morning of the show.</p> <p>The MEET Show is owned and sponsored by four associations: CIPH, NB/PEI Chapter of ASHRAE, IES and Electro-Federation Canada, who will be presenting a cutting edge seminar program relevant to the industries they represent.</p> <p>The MEET seminar schedule has been unveiled and promises to be timely and relevant with speakers expected from Efficiency New Brunswick and Efficiency Nova Scotia. Other topics include: ‘<strong>Green Practices and ASHRAE Standards 90.1 and 62.1 – How to Have a Healthier, More Profitable Building with Better Mechanical/Electrical Design (and More Thought to the Building Envelope)’, ‘Fundamental energy issues/challenges; Status on the 'Maritime' electricity industry &amp; provincial policies; regional wind installations and the Lower Churchill interconnection; and Tidal energy progress’. These are just a few of the topics that will be discussed during the two day exposition. <br/></strong></p> <p>In addition to the wide-ranging exhibits, the MEET show is pleased to present the exciting Skills Canada NB Competition. This will showcase the plumbing, electrical installations and refrigeration &amp; air conditioning portions of the Skills Canada NB Competitions.<br/>  <br/><strong><em>Skills/Compétences Canada</em></strong><em><br/>  <br/> Skills/Compétences Canada® is a national, not for profit organization that actively promotes careers in skilled trades and technologies to Canadian youth<br/>  <br/> Since its inception in 1989, S/CC has evolved into a pan-Canadian organization offering skilled trades and technology competitions at the regional, provincial/territorial, national and international levels as well as other awareness programs for thousands of young Canadians.<br/>  <br/> Skills/Compétences Canada is also a founding partner of the national awareness campaign, </em><em><strong>"Skilled Trades: A Career You Can Build On"</strong></em><em>.</em></p> <p>Organizers would like to thank Action Car and Truck Accessories for providing a door prize that one lucky industry person will win by visiting the event; a $2,500.00 Commercial Accessory Package.</p> <p>For complete show details, please visit <a href="http://www.meetshow.ca/">www.meetshow.ca</a></p> <p>Media Inquiries: <br/> Denise Miller, Publicist <br/> Master Promotions Ltd. <br/><a href="mailto:dmiller@mpltd.ca">dmiller@mpltd.ca</a> <br/> 1-888-454-7469</p> Wed, 25 Apr 2012 14:25:33 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/meet-trade-show-expected-to-bring-thousands-of-contractors-to-moncton-this-wednesday-and-thursday/ Big Rigs, Big Names, New Developments for TRUXPO http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/new-brunswick-based-event-management-company-purchases-british-columbia-truck-show/big-rigs-big-names-new-developments-for-truxpo/ <p>For Immediate Release</p> <p>TRUXPO will be rolling into Abbotsford on September 20 – 22, 2012.  Tradex will play host to Western Canada’s largest and most inclusive trucking show. The 2012 edition promises to be the place to do business as key decision makers in the transportation and logistics industry prepare to modernize their fleets and warehouses.</p> <p>TRUXPO is the event where industry meets to find new products and to see the latest in commercial truck and transportation equipment. Fleet managers, truck buyers, operators, service personnel and distributors want to talk with your sales and technical staff face to face to plan their next purchase.</p> <p>Preparations are well underway and booth space is filling up quickly for TRUXPO. Local, national, international exhibitors and visitors will be at TRUXPO, which is one of Canada’s largest shows of class 5-8 Trucks and equipment.</p> <p>Show management is currently working on the development of several exciting features, including a new recruitment campaign and educational program, as well as the popular Premier Showing.  Master Promotions Ltd. will also utilize its Marketing Department, including the Exhibitor Complimentary Pre-Registration Program, to grow and develop a larger buying audience. This will only enhance this already mammoth event.</p> <p>All the leaders in the trucking and logistics industry will be on-site for the largest and only major Western Canadian motor transport industry show. To view the current floor plan with a listing of exhibitors please click here: <a href="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/truxpo-2012/floor-plan/v">TRUXPO Floor Plan</a></p> <p>To view a complete list of exhibitors click here: <a href="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/truxpo-2012/exhibitor-list/v">TRUXPO Exhibitor List</a></p> <p align="center">Follow the convoy to TRUXPO! September 20-22, 2012!</p> <p align="center">Anything and EVERYTHING to do with Trucking, Transportation and Logistics.</p> <p> </p> <p>To Reserve <strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">YOUR</span></strong> Location Contact:</p> <p>Mark Cusack, National Show Manager</p> <p><a href="mailto:mcusack@mpltd.ca">mcusack@mpltd.ca</a></p> <p>1-888-454-7496</p> <p>Les Trendall, Regional Show Manager</p> <p><a href="mailto:ltrendall@mpltd.ca">ltrendall@mpltd.ca</a></p> <p><em>Abbotsford Office</em></p> <p>(604) 864-6800<br/> (877) 888-7111</p> <p><em> </em></p> <p><em>TRUXPO was recently acquired from the British Columbia Trucking Association by Master Promotions Ltd., one of Canada’s most recognized producers of trucking, forestry and construction equipment shows, TRUXPO will continue to provide a strong venue and sales platform for the trucking and logistics sector. A strong industry driven show committee will assist Master Promotions Ltd. with direct industry participation and assist with the continued growth and organization of this high caliber event.</em></p> <p><em>The BCTA is the recognized voice of the commercial motor carrier industry in BC. Founded in 1913, BCTA has effectively represented its members on all matters affecting the commercial motor carrier industry for close to 100 years.</em></p> <p><em>BCTA members include trucking companies hauling every conceivable type of freight requiring highway transportation, including manufactured goods, dry and liquid bulk products, forest products, household goods and general freight. BCTA also represents many waste management companies, ready-mixed concrete companies, container haulers, most charter and scheduled motor coach companies in BC, and a number of courier companies. Some of our members are among Canada's largest trucking companies, but the majority are small to medium-sized, BC-based and often family-owned enterprises. BCTA also has associate members that provide goods and services to the trucking industry.</em></p> <p><em>BCTA represents about 1,200 companies. BCTA motor carrier members operate approximately 13,000 to 14,000 vehicles in BC, employ about 26,000 people, and generate over $2 billion in revenue in the province annually. BCTA is affiliated with similarly constituted trucking associations in the other Canadian provinces and with the Canadian Trucking Alliance, which represents the industry nationally in Ottawa.</em></p> Tue, 24 Apr 2012 08:59:14 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/new-brunswick-based-event-management-company-purchases-british-columbia-truck-show/big-rigs-big-names-new-developments-for-truxpo/ Dates Announced for the 2013 National Heavy Equipment Show in Toronto http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/dates-announced-for-the-2013-national-heavy-equipment-show-in-toronto/ <p><strong>Batten Down the Hatches, The National Heavy Equipment Show is Returning to Ontario in the Spring of 2013!</strong></p> <p>Coming off two record breaking Heavy Equipment and Construction events in Eastern and Atlantic Canada, Master Promotions Ltd. is poised to return to Ontario with the <strong>National Heavy Equipment Show April 18-19, 2013</strong>.</p> <p>The timing for this event could not be better if the Atlantic Heavy Equipment Show and Expo Grands Travaux are any indication. These two events set record breaking attendance records and huge sales activity was reported by exhibitors’ at both venues. We expect nothing less at the highly successful National Heavy Equipment Show.</p> <p>Show management are pleased to confirm the dates for this edition of the National Heavy Equipment Show, so mark your calendars and stay tuned for the sales brochure that will soon be on the way.</p> <p><strong>Exhibit Inquiries:</strong></p> <p><strong>Mark Cusack, National Show Manager</strong></p> <p><a href="mailto:mcusack@mpltd.ca">mcusack@mpltd.ca</a></p> <p>1-888-454-7469</p> <p><strong>Matt Mitchell, Exhibit Sales</strong></p> <p><a href="mailto:mmitchell@mpltd.ca">mmitchell@mpltd.ca</a></p> <p>1-888-454-7469</p> Fri, 20 Apr 2012 08:41:01 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/dates-announced-for-the-2013-national-heavy-equipment-show-in-toronto/ Expo Grands Travaux pulvérise les précédents records d’affluence/Expo Grands Travaux Smashes Previous Attendance Record http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/expo-grands-travaux-pulverise-les-precedents-records-d-affluence-expo-grands-travaux-smashes-previous-attendance-record/ <p>Les producteurs d’Expo Grands Travaux sont très heureux d’annoncer que l’édition 2012 s’est avérée un succès retentissant! En effet, 15 632 acheteurs potentiels ont foulé le parquet du Stade olympique de Montréal, et n’ont pas été déçus.</p> <p>Un peu plus de 350 exposants ont envahi les espaces d’exposition réservés à guichets fermés (y compris la galerie adjacente dite des « Grandes Hauteurs »). Les visiteurs s’y sont montrés tout à fait disposés à faire des affaires, comme en témoignent les ventes importantes réalisées sur place ainsi que les transactions éventuelles à survenir au cours des prochains mois.</p> <p>Du reste, le tout nouveau volet consacré à l’entretien hivernal a remporté un vif succès, alors que de nombreux entrepreneurs en déneigement ont pris part au salon, attirés par cette nouvelle facette. La qualité des composantes d’exposition liées à l’entretien hivernal a permis de confirmer le choix de Montréal comme site tout indiqué pour ce type de présentation, et les exposants y ont grandement participé en proposant de nombreux équipements de déneigement. La conférence de la SIMA a également connu un franc succès alors que les participants ont été présents tout au long des séances, souhaitant mieux connaître la SIMA et discuter d’enjeux inspirants en matière d’entretien hivernal. Les organisateurs du salon tiennent à remercier la SIMA pour sa participation, ainsi que le magazine <em>L’Écho du transport</em> qui agissait à titre de commanditaire de ce volet du salon.</p> <p>Le salon proposait par ailleurs une autre nouveauté, soit l’initiative d’affichage « Nous recrutons ». De nombreux visiteurs du salon ont ainsi pu trouver des perspectives d’emploi puisque bon nombre d’entreprises en pleine croissance sont actuellement à la recherche de main-d’œuvre. Voilà qui est sûrement de bon augure pour l’industrie des grands travaux et de l’équipement lourd au Québec.</p> <p>Expo Grands Travaux se réjouit d’avoir pu compter sur le soutien de l’Association des constructeurs de routes et grands travaux du Québec (ACRGTQ), de l’Association des propriétaires de machinerie lourde du Québec (APMLQ) et de l’aile québécoise de l’Association canadienne de distributeurs d’équipement (ACDE). Les organisateurs tiennent également à témoigner leur reconnaissance aux associations sectorielles ayant participé à la promotion de cette initiative.</p> <p>Enfin, nous remercions tous nos exposants de haut calibre pour leur participation, et nous souhaitons retrouver bon nombre d’entre eux dans le cadre du Salon national de l’équipement lourd qui se tiendra à Toronto, en 2013. La prochaine édition d’Expo Grands Travaux aura lieu en 2015.</p> <p align="center"><em> </em></p> <p align="center"><em>Merci à nos partenaires médias</em></p> <p align="center"><img class="center" src="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/assets/Uploads/EGT2012/_resampled/resizedimage39882-Media-logos.jpg" width="398" height="82" alt="" title=""/></p> <p align="center"> </p> <p>Renseignements pour les médias :</p> <p>Denise Miller, agente de publicité</p> <p>Master Promotions Ltd.</p> <p><a href="mailto:dmiller@Mpltd.ca">dmiller@Mpltd.ca</a></p> <p>1-888-454-7469</p> <p align="center"> </p> <h2 align="center"><strong>Expo Grands Travaux Smashes Previous Attendance Record</strong></h2> <p>The producers of Expo Grands Travaux are ecstatic to announce that the 2012 edition was a resounding success! 15,632 buyers walked the floors of Olympic Stadium in Montreal and they were not left disappointed.</p> <p>A little over 350 exhibitors encompassed the sold-out Olympic Stadium, including the Great Heights. Visitors were in the mood to do business and it was demonstrated by major sales activity on the floor and plenty of solid leads to follow up on in the months ahead.</p> <p>The all-new Winter Management component was a huge hit, as many snow contractors came to the show to check out this inaugural feature. The quality of snow related exhibits reinforced the fact that Montreal was the perfect venue for this type of showcase and exhibitors brought out the snow removal equipment in force. The SIMA conference was well attended and attendees stayed for entire sessions, eager to learn what SIMA represented and to further discuss the thought provoking winter management topics. Show Management would like to thank SIMA for their involvement and L’Echo du Transport magazine for sponsoring this section of the show.</p> <p>Another new innovation at the show was the “Recruiting Here”  signage. Many visitors to the show were able to source out employment leads due to the number of organizations currently in growth and hiring mode; this surely bodes well for the Heavy Construction and Equipment industry in the province of Quebec.</p> <p>Expo Grands Travaux was very pleased to have the endorsement of the ACRGTQ (Association des constructeurs de routes et grands travaux du Québec), APMLQ (Association des propriétaires de machinerie lourde du Québec Inc) and the CAED (Association canadienne de distributeurs d’equipement – Chapitre du Québec). We would also like to thank all the other industry associations that assisted in the promotion of this event.</p> <p>We thank all of our high caliber exhibitors for attending and will see many of them in Toronto for the National Heavy Equipment Show in 2013. The next Expo Grands Travaux will be held in 2015.</p> <p align="center"><em> </em></p> <p align="center"><strong><em>Thank you to our Media Partners</em></strong> <img class="center" src="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/assets/Uploads/EGT2012/_resampled/resizedimage45093-Media-logos.jpg" width="450" height="93" alt="" title=""/></p> <p align="center"> </p> <p>Media Inquiries:</p> <p>Denise Miller, Publicist</p> <p>Master Promotions Ltd.</p> <p><a href="mailto:dmiller@Mpltd.ca">dmiller@Mpltd.ca</a></p> <p>1-888-454-7469</p> Thu, 19 Apr 2012 07:48:09 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/expo-grands-travaux-pulverise-les-precedents-records-d-affluence-expo-grands-travaux-smashes-previous-attendance-record/ DEMO International Launches Forwarder Challenge and Conference Program http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/demo-international-launches-forwarder-challenge-and-conference-program/ <p>For Immediate Release</p> <p>Saint John, New Brunswick- Planning is well underway and the excitement is building for DEMO International® 2012, which will be held in Saint-Raymond, Quebec, on September 20-22, 2012.  Gestion Solifor Inc., a forest asset management company under the solidarity fund QFL, has offered to host the event on one of its properties, La Seigneurie de Perthuis, located just 75 km from Quebec City.</p> <p>This world class event, occurring only every four years, will mark the 12<sup>th</sup> edition of DEMO International®. During the course of its 40 year history, DEMO International® has evolved into one of North America’s largest and most unique outdoor equipment shows.</p> <p>The “all live and in action, in-woods” equipment show will attract over 150 exhibitors featuring some of the biggest names in the business, showcasing the latest technologies in equipment, products and services. These industry leaders will cover all aspects of woodlands operations, from silviculture and harvesting practices, road construction, biomass harvesting, recovery and transportation systems, and private woodland management.</p> <p align="center"><strong>FORWARDER OPERATOR CHALLENGE <br/></strong></p> <p>Canadian Woodlands Forum, SMS Equipment and Solifor jointly announce the 2012 Demo International Forwarder Operator Challenge to be held September 20-22! </p> <p>Contestants will skillfully navigate world-class Komatsu forwarders through a course which simulates the challenges of precision operation including; stacking logs, loading/unloading and extracting logs from difficult locations.<br/>  <br/> The Challenge is a tournament elimination-style competition placing contestants from across Canada in head-to-head trials on a preset course competing for cash prizes and the right to be named Canada’s best forwarder operator!  Contact SMS Equipment for sign-up information.</p> <p align="center"><strong> </strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>CONFERENCE PROGRAM UNVEILED!</strong></p> <p align="center"><strong><em>"Canada's Forest Sector at a Turning Point."</em></strong></p> <p> </p> <p>Plan to be in Quebec City this September for the forestry event of the year!</p> <p>The Canadian Woodlands Forum and the Canadian Institute of Forestry would like to cordially invite you and your colleagues to Quebec City to attend the Demo International® 2012 Conference scheduled for September 17 – 20, 2012.  The event is being organized in collaboration with the Ordre des ingénieurs forestiers du Québec (OIFQ) and will take place in the beautiful city of Québec at the Loews Le Concorde Hôtel.</p> <p>In addition to the diverse technical program, the event will also host the Annual General Meetings of both the CIF/IFC and the OIFQ, along with interesting and informative pre and post conference field trips as well as an opportunity to attend Demo International® 2012. </p> <p>The conference titled <strong>"Canada's Forest Sector at a Turning Point" </strong>will feature timely topics to address the question ‘what approach to forest land-use, management, silviculture and harvesting operations will best fit the ecological function of our forest, meet the needs of the new forest products industry and the values of society?’</p> <p>Over the course of the conference, nine individual themes will offer a diverse and comprehensive program presenting an opportunity for conference participants to discuss timely issues affecting different areas of forestry. Over thirty speakers from across Canada will address topics such as: global forest economics, First Nations forestry, ecosystem management, forest biomass and its potential, wildlife, the multiple uses of wood, ecological forest services, new logging practices, carbon and the forest industry, and the labor force.</p> <p align="center"><strong>Watch for full program and registration details! <br/></strong></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Quick Facts</strong></span></p> <ul><li>           This event is held every 4 years</li> <li>          Attendees depending on venue range from 5,000-16,000 attendees.</li> <li>          Over 150 exhibitors expected</li> <li>          One of the most unique live and in action forestry events in the nation!</li> </ul><p style="text-align: center;"> </p> <p style="text-align: center;">The 2012 show promises to be huge with the buzz growing louder around the industry and hotels in and around Quebec City booking up with international guests, excited to take in this event.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">Demo International is presented by the Canadian Woodlands Forum, which is a non-profit organization recognized for its commitment to effective, quality woodlands operations in support of sustainable forest management. The CWF has 500 members across Canada specializing in forestry-related industries.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">Solifor manages nearly 160,000 hectares of woodlands located throughout Quebec to meet multiple timber use objectives and ensure sustainable management of its forest resource land base. Situated in one of Solifor’s sustainably managed forested blocks co-owned with Scierie Dion, the 29,000 hectare Perthuis woodlot provides an ideal location and forested venue for an event of the scope of DEMO International® 2012, all within hardly an hour’s drive of Quebec City.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> </p> <h3><strong>Demo International® 2012l lance le Défi des opérateurs de porteurs forestiers ainsi que le programme du congrès!</strong></h3> <p>Saint John (Nouveau-Brunswick) – Les préparatifs vont bon train et l’effervescence grandit à mesure que nous nous rapprochons du salon DEMO International<sup>MD </sup>2012, qui se tiendra à Saint-Raymond (Québec), du 20 au 22 septembre 2012.  Gestion Solifor, une société de gestion d’actifs forestiers chapeautée par le Fonds de solidarité FTQ, a proposé l’un de ses sites pour la tenue de l’activité. Il s’agit de la Seigneurie de Perthuis qui est située à 75 kilomètres à peine de Québec.</p> <p>Cette activité quadriennale d’envergure internationale marquera la 12<sup>e</sup> édition de DEMO International<sup>MD</sup>. Au fil de ses 40 ans d’existence, DEMO International<sup>MD</sup> a peu à peu acquis son caractère tout à fait unique et est devenu l’un des plus importants salons extérieurs d’équipement en Amérique du Nord.</p> <p align="center">Se déroulant « en direct, en action et en milieu forestier », ce salon accueillera plus de 150 exposants représentant les plus grands noms de l’industrie, qui présenteront les plus récentes avancées technologiques en matière d'équipements, de produits et de services liés à l'un ou l'autre des volets des opérations forestières, c'est-à-dire de la sylviculture aux méthodes de récolte jusqu'à la construction de routes, en passant par la récolte de la biomasse, les systèmes de récupération et de transport ou la gestion des terres à bois privées.</p> <p align="center"><strong>Défi des opérateurs de porteurs forestiers</strong></p> <p>Le Forum canadien des opérations forestières, SMS Equipment et Gestion Solifor sont heureux d'annoncer conjointement que le Défi des opérateurs de porteurs forestiers aura lieu du 20 au 22 septembre dans le cadre de l'édition 2012 du salon de l'industrie forestière DEMO International, qui se tiendra à Saint-Raymond (Québec).<br/>  <br/> Les participants devront faire preuve d'adresse pour piloter les porteurs Komatsu de renommée mondiale sur un parcours où les manœuvres de précision seront de mise, notamment l'empilage de billes de bois, le chargement et le déchargement, ainsi que l'extraction de billes à partir d'endroits difficiles d'accès. </p> <p>Ce défi prend la forme d'un tournoi par élimination où les concurrents de partout au Canada s'affrontent sur un parcours défini pour remporter des prix en argent, et peut-être le titre de meilleur opérateur de porteur au Canada! Veuillez communiquer avec SMS Equipment pour connaître les renseignements relatifs à l'inscription.</p> <p align="center"><strong>Programme</strong><strong> </strong><strong>du </strong><strong> Congrès </strong><strong>Dévoilé</strong></p> <p><strong><em>Le secteur forestier canadien à un point tournant</em></strong></p> <p>Prévoyez un séjour à Québec en septembre pour l’événement forestier de l’année!</p> <p>Le Forum canadien des opérations forestières et l’Institut forestier du Canada vous invitent cordialement à Québec pour assister à la Conférence Demo International® 2012, qui aura lieu du 17 au 20 septembre 2012. L’événement est organisé en collaboration avec l’Ordre des ingénieurs forestiers du Québec (OIFQ) et aura lieu à l’hôtel Loews Le Concorde, dans la magnifique ville de Québec.</p> <p>En plus d’un programme technique varié, l’événement comprendra l’assemblée générale annuelle de l’IFC et de l’OIFQ, d’intéressantes visites de terrain avant et après la conférence ainsi que la possibilité de visiter l’exposition Demo International® 2012. </p> <p>Intitulée <strong>« Le secteur forestier canadien à un point tournant »</strong>, la conférence abordera des sujets d’actualité pour tenter de répondre à la question suivante : quelle approche d’utilisation du territoire, d’aménagement, de sylviculture et d’opérations forestières conviendra le mieux à la fonction écologique de nos forêts, aux besoins de la nouvelle industrie des produits forestiers et aux valeurs de la société?</p> <p>Un programme diversifié articulé autour de neuf thèmes permettra aux participants de discuter de questions de l’heure touchant les divers secteurs de la foresterie. Plus de trente conférenciers de partout au Canada traiteront de sujets comme l’économie forestière mondiale, la foresterie des Premières nations, l’aménagement écosystémique, la biomasse forestière et son potentiel, la faune, les multiples usages du bois, les services écologiques des forêts, les nouvelles pratiques de récolte, le carbone en lien avec l’industrie forestière ainsi que la main-d’œuvre.</p> <p align="center"><strong>Regardez</strong><strong> pour le programme complet et les détails d'inscription!</strong></p> <p><strong>Quelques données</strong></p> <p>-          Cette activité est organisée tous les quatre ans.</p> <p>-          Selon le site, on accueille de 5 000 à 16 000 visiteurs.</p> <p>-          Plus de 150 exposants sont attendus.</p> <p>-          L’une des initiatives les plus singulières de l’industrie forestière au pays, en direct et en action!</p> <p>Le salon 2012 promet grandement si l’on se fie à l’effervescence croissante au sein de l’industrie, et si l’on tient compte des réservations (à Québec et dans les environs) de la part des visiteurs internationaux qui s’y préparent.</p> <p>DEMO International<sup>MD</sup> est présenté par le Forum canadien des opérations forestières, soit un organisme à but non lucratif reconnu pour son engagement envers l’efficacité et la qualité des activités forestières dans le souci d’une gestion durable des forêts. À l’échelle canadienne, le Forum regroupe 500 membres qui se spécialisent dans les activités du secteur forestier.</p> <p>Gestion Solifor gère près de 160 000 hectares de forêt répartis sur le territoire québécois dans le but d’atteindre divers objectifs liés à l’utilisation du bois d’œuvre, et de veiller à la gestion durable des ressources du territoire forestier. Située sur l'une des aires forestières dont Solifor assure la gestion durable en copropriété avec la Scierie Dion, la terre à bois de Perthuis s'étend sur 29 000 hectares et constitue un site tout indiqué et un milieu boisé idéal pour la tenue d'une activité de l'envergure de DEMO International<sup>MD</sup> 2012, et ce, à un peu moins d'une heure de route de Québec.</p> <p> </p> <p style="text-align: center;"> </p> <p style="text-align: center;"> </p> Tue, 17 Apr 2012 10:35:25 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/demo-international-launches-forwarder-challenge-and-conference-program/ It’s Time for Something New….Visit the Valley Expo at the QPLEX this Satuday and Sunday! April 14-15! http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/it-s-time-for-something-new-visit-the-valley-expo-at-the-qplex-this-satuday-and-sunday-april-14-15/ <p>For Immediate Release</p> <p>Quispamsis, NB – Master Promotions Ltd., Canada’s largest independent trade and consumer event Management Company is proud to launch the latest event in its growing portfolio, the Valley Expo which is being held April 14-15, 2012 at the QPlex in Quispamsis, New Brunswick.</p> <p>This all new exposition will encompass everything from home building and renovation products, landscape and gardening, sports and recreation, family living plus focusing on the Kennebacasis Valley and surrounding communities unique and much sought after lifestyle.</p> <p>The Valley Expo will complete the mix with demonstrations and samplings of products and services that are sought after in this area. This one-stop shop mix is sure to please! Visitors are invited to come and meet the exhibitors face to face at this inaugural event, which will be one of the largest held to date at the brand new QPlex.</p> <p>“We saw a need to develop an event that would be specific to this area and the QPlex presented a great venue to attain that goal”</p> <p> Camille Bordage, President of the Kennebacasis Valley Chamber of Commerce is excited about this first major event for trade at the QPlex and the possible spin offs for future events and the community as a whole… “I am very excited about this first Valley Expo. I believe it is a great event for the QPlex and for the Kennebecasis Valley, and my hope is that we can make it an annual showcase,” said Bordage.</p> <p>The Valley Expo is presented Kennebacasis Valley Chamber of Commerce. Additional sponsors include Lexus, Toyota and the Wave. Hall Brothers Enterprises Ltd. has come to the table with an amazing door prize; Visitors can enter to win the "Tools of the Trade" to create YOUR perfect landscape with the right power equipment. Prize Includes: Snapper NXT Electric Start Push Mower, Shindaiwa T242 Multi-tool with cultivator and trimmer attacments and Exho HC-150 Hedge Trimmer.</p> <p>“We have a very impressive list of exhibitors that represent a huge cross section of Renovation, Leisure and Lifestyle products and services with a strong focus on what is of interest to those living in the Valley”</p> <p>Among them are home renovators, interior decorators, pool and spa companies and landscapers. But there are also representative from some summer camps showing what's available for children this summer and marine companies. There will be motorcycles and other recreational products as well as a pure electric car from Loch Lomond Mitsubishi; the <strong>i-MiEV. <br/></strong></p> <p>Sobeys will be doing product samplings in their booth and visitors are invited to check out a seminar with the Sobeys registered dietitian Karen Simon to learn tips for making better choices this summer, <strong>FREE</strong> face painting for the kids and so much more! There really is something for everyone.<strong> <br/></strong></p> <p>The show will also feature an Outdoor Oasis, complete with a pool, hot tub, stonework showcasing the work of Emmerson Pools and Urban Landscaping.</p> <p>"There is such a wide variety of exhibitors and we are extremely impressed by the reception from local business and the buzz about the event is everywhere," Miller said. "This will be a unique experience for a unique facilty and a perfect time to check out the beautiful QPlex if you have not had the opportunity up until now."</p> <p>The expo will run Saturday, April 14, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on Sunday, April 15, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission will be $6 for adults, $4 for seniors/student, Children 15 years and under are FREE when accompanied by an adult.</p> <p align="center"><strong>Anything and Everything that the Valley has to Offer! <br/></strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>For complete details visit </strong><a href="http://www.valleyexpo.ca/"><strong>www.valleyexpo.ca</strong></a></p> <p align="center"><strong> </strong></p> Tue, 03 Apr 2012 14:34:58 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/it-s-time-for-something-new-visit-the-valley-expo-at-the-qplex-this-satuday-and-sunday-april-14-15/ Expo Grands Travaux ouvre ses portes ce vendredi et samedi au Stade Olympique de Montréal http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/expo-grands-travaux-ouvre-ses-portes-ce-vendredi-et-samedi-au-stade-olympique-de-montreal/ <p><strong>Pour diffusion immédiate &lt;ENGLISH BELOW&gt; <br/></strong></p> <p>Le Stade olympique de Montréal accueillera l’un des plus importants salons d’équipement lourd de l’Est du Canada : Expo Grands Travaux! Près de 13 000 visiteurs s’y étaient donné rendez-vous à l’occasion de la dernière édition et les organisateurs s’attendent à un public encore plus nombreux en 2012!</p> <p>Nous sommes heureux d'annoncer que le salon des 13 et 14 avril se tiendra à guichets fermés!</p> <p>Il s'agit incontestablement du plus important rassemblement d'équipements lourds en un seul et même lieu au Québec depuis de nombreuses années. Non seulement le parquet du Stade sera-t-il plein à craquer, mais ce sera aussi le cas de la galerie adjacente dite des « Grandes Hauteurs ».</p> <p>« La réputation d’Expo Grands Travaux n’est plus à faire : un public averti, une grande variété d’exposants et le site idéal pour tenir un événement d’une telle ampleur, explique le directeur de l’exposition, Mark Cusack. C’est la meilleure façon pour les fabricants, les concessionnaires et l’ensemble des intervenants de l’industrie d’élargir leur réseau, de découvrir de nouvelles entreprises, de se démarquer de la concurrence, de miser sur leur marque de commerce et, d’abord et avant tout, de mousser leurs ventes. Aucun doute : Expo Grands Travaux ne décevra pas. »</p> <p>« Du point de vue de l’acheteur, ajoute M. Cusack, il s’agit là d’une occasion hors pair de préparer votre prochaine acquisition parce que tous les acteurs y seront réunis en même temps. »</p> <p>CASE, Yanmar, Doosan, Komatsu, CAT, Liebherr, New Holland, Link Belt, Kawasaki, Deere, Kobelco, Volvo, Sennebogen, Hitachi, JCB, Terex et plusieurs autres…</p> <p>En présence des concessionnaires et des distributeurs, qui mettront en vedette les plus grandes marques et les noms les plus réputés dans le domaine de l’équipement lourd,  sera présenté une nouvelle composante dans l’enceinte même du Stade olympique.</p> <p>Les organisateurs d’Expo Grands Travaux sont fiers d’inaugurer le Salon de la gestion hivernale. Cette initiative représente une occasion unique de réseautage pour rencontrer les plus grands fabricants, distributeurs et concessionnaires représentant les plus importantes entreprises œuvrant dans le domaine de la gestion de la neige et de la glace. Il s’agit de la vitrine idéale pour faire connaître les produits, les services, l’équipement et la technologie servant aux opérations de déneigement et de déglaçage ainsi qu’à l’entretien hivernal.</p> <p>Si vous faites affaire dans le domaine des chasse-neige, des fixations, des camions d’épandage, des antiglaçants et produits de dégivrage, des épandeurs, du camionnage, du stockage de sel ou encore des services professionnels et autres solutions relativement à l’industrie du déneigement et du déglaçage (d’une valeur de plusieurs milliards de dollars au Canada), cette initiative s’adresse à vous!</p> <p>Outre les activités d’exposition, le Salon de la gestion hivernale proposera aussi un volet éducatif pertinent et ciblé qui saura attirer encore plus de visiteurs dans le cadre de cette initiative digne d’intérêt. Visitez notre site web pour tous les détails.</p> <p>Par ailleurs, la tenue du salon Expo Grands Travaux dans la province de Québec ne saurait être plus opportune. En effet, le gouvernement poursuit ses investissements en infrastructures. Ainsi, le Plan québécois des infrastructures 2009-2014 représentera au total des investissements de 42,6 milliards de dollars. De cette somme, 28,5 milliards de dollars seront consacrés au maintien en bon état d’établissements de santé, à la rénovation d’écoles et à l’entretien du réseau routier. Les autres 14,1 milliards de dollars serviront à la construction de nouvelles infrastructures dans le domaine de la santé, de l’éducation et des transports. De nouveaux équipements seront nécessaires pour que le budget et les échéanciers de ces chantiers soient respectés. Dans un tel contexte, Expo Grands Travaux représente la destination de choix des acheteurs.</p> <p>Expo Grands Travaux se réjouit du soutien de l’Association des constructeurs de routes et grands travaux du Québec (ACRGTQ), de l’Association des propriétaires de machinerie lourde du Québec (APMLQ) et de l’aile québécoise de l’Association canadienne de distributeurs d’équipement (ACDE).</p> <p>Pour en savoir davantage ou pour vous inscrire et éviter les files d’attente, rendez-vous à l’adresse <a href="http://www.expograndstravaux.ca/">www.ExpoGrandsTravaux.ca</a></p> <h1 align="center">BIG NAMES, BIG EQUIPMENT, BIG AUDIENCE</h1> <p align="center"><strong>Expo Grands Travaux Returns April 13-14, 2012, featuring the Winter Management Show </strong></p> <p align="center"><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>For Immediate Release <br/></strong></p> <p>Olympic Stadium in Montreal will host one of Eastern Canada’s largest heavy equipment shows, Expo Grands Travaux! Nearly 13,000 visitors came through the doors during the last edition and organisers are expecting an even larger turnout in 2012!</p> <p>We are very pleased to report that the show on April 13-14 is now Sold-Out!  This is by far the largest assembly of heavy equipment, in one place, in Quebec, in many years.  Not only is the Stadium floor full, but the adjacent “Great Heights” area is also bulging at the seams.</p> <p>“Expo Grands Travaux has a proven track record, with an excellent audience, a vast exhibitor base and the best possible building for a show of this magnitude,” explains Show Manager, Mark Cusack.  “This is the ideal way for manufacturers, dealers and anyone in this industry to build contacts, find new business, stand out from your competition, build brand awareness and most important, make sales. Expo Grands Travaux will deliver,” says Cusack.</p> <p>“For buyers, what better time to source out your next purchase, because all the players will be here in one place, at one time,” says Cusack.</p> <p>CASE , Yanmar , Doosan, Komatsu , CAT , Liebherr, New Holland , Link Belt, Kawasaki, Deere , Kobelco, Volvo, Sennebogen , Hitachi, JCB, Terex and many more.</p> <p>The biggest and the best names in Heavy Equipment, along with their Dealer / Distributors, will be front and centre in another gigantic show inside Olympic Stadium.</p> <p>The producers of Expo Grands Travaux are pleased to launch the Winter Management Show feature. This will offer a unique opportunity to network with the top manufacturers, distributors and dealers from the leading snow and ice management companies. This venue is the ideal location to showcase the products, services, equipment and technology used in snow &amp; ice removal and winter operations.</p> <p>If you are in the business of snow plows, attachments, sanders, de-icers/anti-icers, spreaders, trucks, salt storage, professional services and other solutions for Canada’s multi-billion dollar snow and ice removal industry, this is the event for you!</p> <p>In conjunction with the trade show component, the Winter Management Show will present a relevant and topical education component that will draw even more attendees to this exciting event. Visit <a href="http://www.masterpromotions.ca/Previous-Events/expo-grands-travaux-2012/sima-conference/v">Our Website for Complete Details...</a></p> <p>The timing for an event of this nature in the province of Quebec is ideal. The government is continuing to invest in infrastructure. The 2009-2014 Québec Infrastructures Plan represents investments totaling $42.6 billion. Of this amount, $28.5 billion is to be applied to maintain and renovate the province's health institutions, schools and road network, while the remaining $14.1 billion is slated for new infrastructure in the health, education and transportation sectors. New equipment will be needed to keep these projects on time and on budget and Expo Grands Travaux is the venue the buyers will come to.</p> <p>Expo Grands Travaux is very pleased to have the endorsement of the ACRGTQ (Association des constructeurs de routes et grands travaux du Québec), APMLQ (Association des propriétaires de machinerie lourde du Québec Inc) and the CAED (Association canadienne de distributeurs d’equipement – Chapitre du Québec).</p> <p>For complete details and to pre-register to avoid line-ups, visit <a href="http://www.expograndstravaux.ca/">www.ExpoGrandsTravaux.ca</a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> Wed, 14 Mar 2012 14:15:44 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/expo-grands-travaux-ouvre-ses-portes-ce-vendredi-et-samedi-au-stade-olympique-de-montreal/ The Atlantic Heavy Equipment Show Rolls out a Winner; the Largest Show on Record! http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/the-atlantic-heavy-equipment-show-rolls-out-a-winner-the-largest-show-on-record/ <p>Moncton, NB – Producers of The 2012 edition of The Atlantic Heavy Equipment Show are pleased to report that the show was a resounding success.</p> <p>This was by far the largest show ever, showcasing more exhibitors and more floor space. 13,700 buyers walked through the doors of this massive event and were not left disappointed. Visitors remarked at the gleaming displays of Big Iron and could only describe the sights as “awesome”.</p> <p>“It was literally shoulder-to-shoulder throughout every square inch of the Moncton Coliseum complex including the parking lot,” explained Show Manager Mark Cusack. “This event was one of the largest that the Coliseum has ever hosted and we could not be more pleased,” said Cusack.</p> <p>“Manufacturers have really raised the bar when it comes to quality and fuel efficient equipment. This was evident on the floor and the decision makers from many large agencies were on site making purchases or researching what their next heavy equipment purchase would be.  Exhibitors were very pleased with the traffic and sales activity, this bodes well for our other events and shows that business is good in the Maritimes,” explains Cusack.</p> <p>We would like to thank all the visitors that made there way over from the Canadian Woodlands Forum. They too were treated to a large and diverse display of forestry related equipment and services.</p> <p>Exhibitors reported that sales were made and many solid leads were gathered that will be followed up in the upcoming months. Many exhibitors have already rebooked for the 2014 edition of the Atlantic Heavy Equipment Show to ensure they do not lose their floor space to someone on the ever-growing waitlist for this high caliber event.</p> <p>We will see many visitors next week at Expo Grands Travaux at Olympic Stadium in Montreal on April 13-14, 2012.</p> <p>For complete details, visit <a href="http://www.expograndstravaux.ca/">www.expograndstravaux.ca</a></p> <p>We now look forward to 2014 and our next huge edition of the Atlantic Heavy Equipment Show.</p> <p> </p> Tue, 03 Apr 2012 14:19:09 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/the-atlantic-heavy-equipment-show-rolls-out-a-winner-the-largest-show-on-record/ The Moncton Boat Show and NB Sportsmen’s Show Featuring the Dieppe Fly Fishing Forum a Huge Success http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/the-moncton-boat-show-and-nb-sportsmen-s-show-featuring-the-dieppe-fly-fishing-forum-a-huge-success/ <p>For Immediate Release</p> <p>Moncton, NB – The producers of the Moncton Boat Show, Master Promotions Ltd., are pleased to announce that the 2012 edition was a huge success! The addition of the NB Sportsmen’s Show featuring the Dieppe Fly Fishing Forum was a perfect fit and visitors were blown away by this outdoors extravaganza that encompassed the entire Moncton Coliseum Complex.</p> <p>Attendance to this event was phenomenal as nearly 10,000 buyers came through the doors of the Coliseum. Visitors were lined up before the show opened on Friday and the aisles were jammed all day on Saturday and Sunday. </p> <p>Exhibitors reported excellent sales activity on the floor in relation to actual boat sales with many solid leads to follow up on, while marine chandleries enjoyed a booming business this year as product streamed out the doors at a steady pace as people readied themselves for the upcoming boating season! People came to shop and it definitely showed. Seminars were well attended as visitors learned about ethanol and marine engines with Art MacNeil, heard stories from the high seas from Derek Hatfield and learned boat buying basics from Pat Nelder with Discover Boating, just to name a few.</p> <p>Long time Moncton Boat Show exhibitor Phil Barrett from Fredericton’s Phil’s Auto and Recreation thought it was a great idea to combine the two shows under one roof.</p> <p>“It’s very good. The crowd that’s in that show over there are duck hunters, fishermen and outdoors people, so it brings people that are interested in these (fishing) boats,” he said. “The consumer gets to see even more. Even I like it because I like to fly fish, so I get to go over and check things out too.”</p> <p>Barrett said they’ve come to the Moncton show every year since the beginning and this weekend, they sold a lot and that they could have sold even more.</p> <p>“We’ve had a very good show. We always have a good show down here; Moncton’s always a good show.”</p> <p>On the NB Sportsmen’s Show side, visitors were stocking up on hunting and fishing supplies eagerly waiting for the opening of fishing season in the Maritimes!  Visitors were impressed with the high quality and variety of products available at this event. The seminar stage was well attended as guest took in session from Canadian Duck Calling champ Matthew Wilson and Kathryn Maroun from What a Catch Television Show! The Fly Fishing Forum was very well attended and visitors were pleased with the one stop shopping opportunity at this venue.</p> <p>Media coverage for the event was extensive as we received blanket coverage from the Moncton Times and Transcript and several exhibitors commented on the high quality advertising campaign for this year’s event.</p> <p>We would like to thank Quartermaster Marine for sponsoring the awesome door prize of a Crestliner Boat, motor and trailer package; congratulations to Ryan Cormier!</p> <p>We now look towards our 2013  dition of the Moncton Boat Show and the 2<sup>nd</sup> annual NB Sportsmen’s Show featuring the Dieppe Fly Fishing Forum on <strong>March 15-17</strong>! Until then, Bon Voyage!</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> Mon, 02 Apr 2012 08:49:30 -0300 http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/the-moncton-boat-show-and-nb-sportsmen-s-show-featuring-the-dieppe-fly-fishing-forum-a-huge-success/ Welcome Home...The Spring Ideal Home Show is on Today thru Sunday at Exhibition Park! http://www.masterpromotions.ca/news/welcome-home-the-spring-ideal-home-show-is-on-today-thru-sunday-at-exhibition-park/ <h3>THIS IS THE BIG ONE</h3> <p>We are really excited about our 2012 Home Show Season!  At the Spring Ideal Home Show we are presenting a jam packed show!  As demonstrated in some of the other events we produce, consumer confidence is definitely back on track and the qualified audiences are coming out and they are buying.</p> <p>We expect nothing less at the Ideal Home Show especially with the red-hot housing market! People are buying, building renovating, planning and the Ideal Home Show is typically the venue to kick off that “unofficial season.” The Spring Ideal Home Show is viewed by many as the official kick-off to spring and home renovations and building!</p> <p>We are pleased to welcome RE/MAX back to be the major sponsor of the spring show. They always have a fabulous display and 2012 will not disappoint. They will be showcasing their “Fit to Buy” and “Fit to Sell” programs by offering visitors a chance to sit down, and get some expert advice which will help in selling their homes.</p> <p><strong>Breaking News</strong>…<strong>Huge Ship Building Announcement to Buoy Nova Scotia Economy for Years to Come Including the Housing Market!</strong></p> <p><strong>The benefits will be spread beyond employment. The Greater Halifax Partnership study predicted an increase of 420 new homes constructed and 750 new cars sold each year of peak production. Other spinoffs are projected to include nearly $50-million annually in groceries and restaurant meals.</strong></p> <p>That’s welcome news to many area contractors and Housing based businesses and The Ideal Home Show is the perfect venue to research your next project.</p> <p>The Spring Ideal Home Show in conjunction with Kent Homes, are proud to launch one of  most exciting giveaways in home show history; The Kent Homes BIG Win! Putting the Home Back In the Home Show!</p> <p align="center"><strong>WE’RE GIVING AWAY A HOME! </strong></p> <p>Visitors all across Atlantic Canada that attend the PEI Provincial Home Show, the Atlantic National Home Show, the Fredericton Home Show or the Nova Scotia Ideal Home Show will have the opportunity to enter  the contest which gives them the chance to win a beautiful brand new 3 bedroom bungalow from Kent Homes! Sponsored by Q104!</p> <p>Spring is a great time to spruce up your backyard…make it easy by winning the KOOL FM Landscape of a Lifetime Contest. Win $7500.00 worth of prizes from Shaw Brick, Prices Cobblestone Paving and Kel Ann Organics!</p> <p>Visitors can enter to win with Bell Aliant.... Fill out a ballot at the show to enter to win 12-months of complimentary fibre-op bundle services!</p> <p>The winning continues with the Canterbury Group is on-site offering home renovation make-over clinics with one lucky participant walking away with a $2500.00 Home improvement package. Sign up on our website to enter. </p> <p>Another sure sign of spring is Niki Jabbour who will grace the seminar stage and offer gardening seminars! This is a perfect fit the Ideal Garden and Patio Show which encompasses the Good Wood Room at Exhibition Park!</p> <p>You can Shop the Show for huge deals including a tax free sale from Murphy Gear and also win some great prizes and be sure to check out LumberMart which will be showcasing their new line of ACE Hardware.</p> <p>Why would you miss the largest home show east of Montreal?  Everything is laid out for you in one location . . . inside where it's warm!!  It's like we took a home &amp; gardening magazine and set it to life!  If you own a home or are even thinking about buying one this is the place to come get ideas for current and future projects.</p> <p>There really is something for everyone! We don’t call it “The Big One” for nothing!</p> <p> </p> <p align="center">For complete details visit <a href="http://www.springideal.ca/">www.springideal.ca</a></p> <p> </p> <p>Med