The 19th annual Quinte Sportsman, Boat and R.V. show is nicely underway. It was a bit of a slow start for the 3 day event. With that — here’s Mike Postovit.
The old saying — good things come to those who wait. Could certainly apply to the Sportsman Show. A morning gas leak at the Wellness Centre forced vendors and the public to wait about
90 minutes to get things started.
Catharine Cox/Organizing Committee
“We were a little bit behind schedule unfortunately but we did get a lot done over our 2 days of set-up on Wednesday and Thursday but it did put us a little behind — probably a lot of people annoyed and we do apologize for that.
Peter Lyng/Belleville Facilities Manager
“The show itself was delayed unfortunately by an hour and a half — but we have to be safe — we have to make it safe for everybody — we can’t risk anybody on this.”
Over 140 vendors from all over are on hand for the event — in fact it sounds cliche but —
“Something for everybody — it really is.”
If you like boats — well — there are boats of every shape and size. Or how about some extreme terrain vehicles including this 8 wheeler. Or how about a 3 wheeler. This is known as the “Slingshot”. The largest exhibit here is this cottage.
Steve Ward/Quinte’s Isle Campark
Yes — we’re selling cottages.
It’s actually a 2 piece cottage that is assembled on site.
“It’s a roof top patio model with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms — the roof top patio allows you a view of the lake — you don’t have to be right close to the lake — but you do get a view of the lake from up here.”
Motorcycles, tractors — and cars — dozens of cars. Even cars that aren’t really cars.
Becky Babiak/Barbeque Party in a Box
“It’s a barbeque. We are a catering business. We’re local here in Belleville — we do all of the cooking and we cook right on here — we come to you, we’re a mobile company.
In fact — Barbeque Party in a Box is a driving concern.
“My husband came-up with it — he dreams things all the time and he’s always coming-up with things.
The Quinte Sportsman Show wraps-up on Sunday. Mike Postovit, CKWS News, Belleville.