CRVA Impressed with Newcomer Turnout at Toronto Spring Show

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The Canadian RV Association has announced that it set record numbers for attendance during last week’s Toronto Spring Camping & RV Show and Sale which ended Feb. 28 at The International Centre in Mississauga, Ontario.

The RV Show billed as “The BIG One” did not disappoint, according to the association. Show management conducted a survey of dealer and booth exhibitors who gave a 4.31 of 5 rating when asked about their success and satisfaction during the 4-day event.

The Toronto Spring Camping & RV Show offered a Grand Prize RV & Camping Accessory package worth more than $15,000, which included a new sport edition Rockwood Folding Tent Camper from Forest River.

“We had several computer tablets set up in front of the RV for attendees to enter into a draw and the display area was a zoo the whole show,” CRVA Executive Director Shane Devenish said. “It was very evident walking around there were more RV lifestyle newbies at this show than at previous shows in recent history and this is exactly what we had hoped to accomplish.”

Partnerships with Forest River, Dodge Ram Trucks, Arctic Cat, Golf Town, Cottage Toys, Dometic, Truma, My Custom Sports Chair, Dickson BBQ, Coleman Canada and Berkley Fishing all also helped to create the perfect experience for RV consumers.

“What surprised me was the amount of Chinese press who came by the show,” CRVA’s Show Director Shannon O’Callaghan said. “We are aware that the RV industry in China is growing quickly, but it is very evident that the interest has extended into North America as well.”

Given the current state of the economy in Canada, CRVA hopes that the overwhelmingly positive results of their RV show, held in Canada’s largest City, turns out to be a positive watershed moment for the 2016 calendar year for RVDA of Canada dealers and CRVA member manufacturers and suppliers.


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