New for 2016 - Preview Day

Enjoy Exclusive VIP Experience While Supporting Children’s Charities!



Friday, January 8, 2016, 2 to 8 pm
Advance tickets only
Click here to buy advance tickets today!

Platinum Ticket: $100
  • 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
  • Food will be served between 4:30 – 7:30 pm in the VIP Platinum Food Lounge
  • 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 9 to 17, 2016)
New Gold Ticket: $35
  • 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
  • Food and beverage 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 Gold Ticket holder: 16 years & under, no charge; over 16 years, $35
Live Auction:

Pride Marine Group is a generous sponsor and have generously donated to the live auction

  1. Nautique VIP Masters Experience
  2. Custom Nautique Bike & Athlete for A Day

Raffle tickets on sale all show days at the Pride booth 201 for a Custom Nautique edition “Vintage Electric Bicycle”.
All proceeds go to children’s charities.


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.




From left to right Representatives of 2015 Special Preview Night charities:
  • Barb Mrozek, The Toronto Star Fresh Air Fund
  • Glenn Lethbridge, Ontario Sailing Access Boom Program
  • Cynthia Hare, TIBS Show Manager
  • Ryan Chin, CNIB Lake Joseph Centre

Children Benefit from Funds Raised at Special Preview Night!

To date, Special Preview Night has raised more than $709,000 for initiatives close to the hearts of the boating community.

2016 Preview Day proceeds will go to charity partners:


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 generous support means we can start to replenish our aging fleet,” says Glenn Lethbridge, Executive Director, Ontario Sailing.


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 have fun on the water!”


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