Blue Ant Media Acquires Ottawa’s Cottage Life And Backyard Show As Part Of Canadian Consumer Show Expansion

By September 11, 2017Press Releases

Ottawa event joins Blue Ant Media’s existing portfolio of consumer shows across Canada, including the annual Spring and Fall Cottage Life Shows, Seasons Christmas Show and the Edmonton Cottage Life & Cabin Show

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Toronto, ON (September 11, 2017) Blue Ant Media announced today that it will be expanding its Canadian consumer show business with the acquisition of the Ottawa-based Cottage and Backyard Show from Caneast Shows. The sixteen-year-old consumer show, re-branded to Ottawa Cottage Life and Backyard Show, will be operated by Blue Ant Media’s Consumer Shows Division. The deal will see the three-day, springtime exhibition added to the media company’s portfolio of consumer events, which include the Spring and Fall Cottage Life Shows in Toronto, the Edmonton Cottage Life and Cabin Show and the Seasons Christmas Show in Toronto.

The Ottawa show launched in 2001 and has grown to include more than 275 exhibitors, offering a variety of outdoor living products and services, ranging from docks, outdoor furniture and cottage building products to boats, watersports and real estate companies. The next show will take place from Friday, April 13 to Sunday, April 15 at the EY Centre in Ottawa.

“The Ottawa Cottage Life and Backyard Show is a natural fit to our roster of consumer shows that offer a one-stop destination for everything related to cottaging and outdoor recreation,” said Al Zikovitz, CEO, Cottage Life Media. “We’re excited to extend the Cottage Life brand, and our extensive knowledge and success building consumer shows, to this thriving event”

Sales Director, Paul Le Guerrier, will continue his in his current role, overseeing and managing exhibitor sales at the Ottawa Show. Le Guerrier, who was instrumental in building the success of the Ottawa Cottage and Backyard Show over the last decade, will report to Greg McLeod, Director, Consumer Shows, Blue Ant Media.

Cottage Life Media, a division of Blue Ant Media, has been the definitive source for weekend living entertainment since 1988. Cottage Life Media publishes Cottage Life and Cottage Life West magazines and broadcasts the Cottage Life television channel across Canada. Cottage Life Media produces the annual Spring and Fall Cottage Life Shows in Toronto, the Ottawa Cottage Life and Backyard Show and the Edmonton Cottage Life & Cabin Show.

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Blue Ant Media is a privately held, international content producer, distributor and channel operator. From our production houses around the world, we create content for multiple genres including factual, factual entertainment, short-form digital series and kids programming. Our distribution business, Blue Ant International, offers a catalogue of 2,300+ hours of content, including the largest 4K natural history offering on the market. Blue Ant Media’s international channel business offers a portfolio of media brands such as Love Nature (International), ZooMoo Networks (International), Smithsonian Channel Canada, BBC Earth (Canada) and HGTV (New Zealand). Blue Ant Media is headquartered in Toronto, with operations in Los Angeles, Singapore, Auckland, Dunedin, London, Sydney, Beijing and Taipei.

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