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September 28, 2016; Liverpool, NS: Those looking for the newest and more innovative gear, materials and supplies for home renovations, fishing, hunting and outdoor adventures will see it all under one roof, a first for the South Shore. The South Shore Home, Sport and Travel Expo will be held at Queens Place Emera Centre in Liverpool, NS from April 28 – 30, 2017.


“Ever since Queens Place was built, the community has expressed an interest in having trade shows there, and Council is pleased that Darwin Event Group has entered into a contract to have the South Shore’s first Home Sport and Travel expo here,” said Christopher Clarke, Mayor of the Region of Queens Municipality. “The desire to have a consumer trade show came up again at the Queens Place public meetings held this winter. Hats off to our leadership team at Queens Place Emera Centre, Steve Burns and Roslyn Rowter, for their hard work in securing the contact for the South Shore Home, Sport & Travel Expo. ”


The South Shore Home, Sport & Travel Expo is expected to be an annual event, showcasing the home, sport and travel industry experts and offerings from the best in each sector, conveniently located all under one roof. The Home show component will bring remodelers, contractors, designers and landscapers together; outdoor sport fishing and hunting enthusiasts will see the latest in gear, ATV’s, watercraft and more; and outdoor adventure seekers will be enthralled with the latest tours, expeditions and more along with gear and apparel for campers, runners, cyclists and additional hobbies and interests.


“We are very excited to announce this new show taking place in Liverpool. Queens Place Emera Centre is a new state-of-the-art facility that is the hub of recreational, social and cultural activity throughout the South Shore. I’m confident that Queens Place can draw event attendance from the entire southern half of Nova Scotia,” said Matthew Schurman, President of the Darwin Event Group. “We’ve been organizing trade shows for a long time. The economic impact of this new event to the local area is significant. We create a unique marketplace of businesses looking to sell products or services and attract thousands of visitors looking to buy. The economic impact spreads further to the local economy with the money spent on organizing and advertising this event as well as the dollars going into the local hotels and restaurants. This is a win-win for everybody.”


Built in 2011, Queens Place Emera Centre is a municipally operated community recreation facility. It is a popular venue that has hosted local, provincial, national and international sporting events; concerts by such well known performers as the Beach Boys, Blue Rodeo, Charlie Pride and Travis Tritt; and home of the annual Hank Snow Tribute. Queens Place Emera Centre is located at 50 Queens Place Drive, Liverpool, NS.