Schumacher Lions Club’s 76th Spring Sportsman Show

It’s an annual sign that summer is just around the corner in the Timmins area.

The 76th edition of the Schumacher Lions Club Spring Sportsman Show was held April 27 and 28 at the McIntyre Arena and Curling Club.

Lion Treasurer John McCauley has been chairing the event for the past 17 shows. He reported the event raised about $43,000 for the club this year. In all, about 7,000 people came through the McIntyre Community Centre complex this year for the show.

It was all hands on deck for volunteers from the club, who worked diligently to set up, host and clean up after the popular community event.

For part of the Saturday, we had student volunteers do a survey of paid attendees. This was divided into home base regions. There were 233 people who came to our show from Sudbury or North Bay. There were more than 1,500 from outside the Timmins area. The reason? Ours is the premier sportsman show in the North. Also, vendors from out of town spent three nights in Timmins.

Sadie the red-tailed hawk swoops over the heads of the audience during the Birds of Prey Show during the Schumacher Lions Club Spring Sportsman Show.
Lions Rachelle and Guy Kingsbury get ready for the opening of the box office for the Schumacher Spring Sportsman Show.
A few of the arena section of the Schumacher Lions Club Spring Sportsman Show. Vendors also filled the curling club and curling club’s lounge areas during the event.