Feb 12

Calgary Boat and Sportsman Show 2013

The 2013 Calgary Boat and Sportsman Show

That’s a RAP

Once again the Calgary Boat and Sportsman’s show is in the books. Each and every year I go down to network with all my fishing friends from all over Canada. This time I decided it was daddy/daughter day to mosey on down and network. I took my daughter over to see Steve Gower who is the Western Canadian Rapala Representative. We stayed and chatted with Steve for quite some time as I usually do, then Steve reached into his box of goodies and presented my 4 year old with a black Rapala hat. She was a little shy at first with Steve, but soon warmed up and was posing for pictures for me. We finished with Steve and walked over to my friends from B.C. at Serengeti Fishing Charters to shake hands and trade stories from the 2012 fishing season. Heather, the mother was so good to my daughter talking to her and even brought her over to pet some puppies across from their booth. It’s funny how I am so protective of my daughter, but in the fishing community it’s a whole different story!

My daughter and I stayed and chatted with Heather and David Senior before leaving for the Crestliner booth to visit my old high school friend Cory. Unfortunately Cory was away from the booth and we never got a chance to visit with him. So onward we went sitting on boats and other cool toys that were on display. My daughter loves boats and wanted to sit on each and every one of them. I would prop her up and take her picture on as many as I could before my phone was so low that the camera would not open. We had such a great time and were blessed to chat and network with so many great fishing folks.

I was looking to inquire about setting up my own booth for next year and found out the information I was looking for. I could not believe it was only 1000.00 for a booth at the show. Next year I will set up shop there and hope to see you all down at the show next year. Until then, here is hoping I see you out on the river this year in the boat on an extreme guided fishing trip.

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