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January 12 - 20, 2013 Direct Energy Center
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Special Preview Night

2014 Special Preview Night

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Enjoy Exclusive VIP Experience
At Special Preview Night
While Supporting Children’s Charities!

Friday, January 10, 2014, 4 to 9 pm 

Advance sales only


Click here to buy tickets today!


Top-Tier $100 Platinum VIP ticket includes:

  • Exclusive ticket access and preview of the entire show without large weekend crowds, with one-on-one access to exhibitors. Be the first to take advantage of the best deals of the season!
  • Live musical entertainment
  • Platinum VIP access to delicious, catered cuisine area; plus three drink tickets per person for beer and wine stations located throughout the show
  • The option of bidding on more than 100 silent and live auction items, with proceeds benefiting children’s charities
  • In addition to the pre-show access listed above, includes a free General Admission ticket to return to the show any other day (January 11 to 19, 2014)
  • Accompanying children of a platinum VIP ticket holder is $30 (ages 6 – 16), over 16 years $100.

$50 VIP ticket includes:

  • Exclusive ticket access and preview of the entire show without large weekend crowds, with one-on-one access to exhibitors. Be the first to take advantage of the best deals of the season!
  • Live musical entertainment
  • Two drink tickets per person for beer and wine, food available for purchase
  • The option of bidding on more than 100 silent and live auction items, with proceeds benefiting children’s charities
  • Accompanying children of a VIP $50 ticket holder; no charge (under 16), over 16 years $50.

All proceeds go to charity partners:

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Toronto Star Fresh Air Fund Able Sail, Access BOOM Program CNIB Lake Joe Summer Camp


Top Live Auction item is an 18’ Chaparral H20 donated by Buckeye Marine and Pride Marine Group.


To date, Special Preview Night has raised more than $630,000 for initiatives that are close to the hearts of the boating community.


Plan on staying in town while visiting the show?
Click here for Special Boat Show Hotel Rates, and information on free shuttle service to and from your hotel.


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(Left to right) Representatives of 2013 Special Preview Night charities: Ryan Chin, CNIB, Barb Mrozek, Toronto Star Fresh Air Fund (with Cynthia Hare, Toronto International Boat Show), and Glenn Lethbridge, Ontario Sailing.

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Children Benefit From $47,352
Raised at 2013 Special Preview Night!


  • Toronto Star Fresh Air Fund – “This tremendous donation will help The Toronto Star Fresh Air Fund support 103 camps and allow as many as 25,000 underprivileged and special needs children enjoy an unforgettable camp experience,” says Barb Mrozek, Director, Toronto Star Charities and Philanthropy. “We are truly grateful for the hard work and efforts put into this event to help give children a memory that will last a lifetime.”
  • Ontario Sailing: Able Sail, Access BOOM Program – Travelling around the province with a trailer of specially designed Australian Access Dinghies, the mobile Access BOOM sailing program makes the opportunity to sail possible for children and young adults dealing with disabilities. With a well-designed weighted dagger board ensuring they will not capsize, the boats each accommodate one to two participants. “This year’s generous support of Special Preview Night means we can start the process to order another one or two boats to help replenish our aging fleet,” says Glenn Lethbridge, Executive Director, Ontario Sailing. As boats must be ordered from overseas, taxes, duty and transportation can drive costs up to about $10,000 each.
  • CNIB Lake Joe Summer Camp – “This generous donation enables CNIB Lake Joseph Centre to provide additional waterfront programming for children and youth with vision loss,” says Ryan Chin, CNIB, Manager, Community Giving. “Each summer, hundreds of people who are blind or partially sighted have an opportunity to participate in waterfront programs such as pontoon boat rides, fishing, waterskiing, wakeboarding, and water tubing. This tremendous support allows CNIB to empower more children and youth with the skills, confidence and opportunities they need to fully participate in life and, above all, to have fun on the water!”



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