Snowbird Extravaganza 2009, Lakeland Florida

Posted date : Jan 26, 2009.Back to list

Media Advisory - January 26, 2009
For Immediate Release

Snowbird Extravaganza

An active lifestyle event produced for the benefit of Florida's winter visitors (snowbirds).

The year 2009 marks the 15th annual Snowbird Extravaganza in the Sunshine State and is the 9th year in Lakeland.

Snowbird Extravaganza is the largest single gathering of Canadians outside of Canada and is one of the largest mature lifestyle events in the world.

Extravaganza 2008 was attended by over 35,000 snowbirds over a two day period.

The Lakeland Center
701 W. Lime Street, Lakeland, Florida, 33815

Tuesday January 27 & Wednesday January 28, 2009
9:00AM to 4:30PM both days

Free Admission (parking $5) /Free Prizes – All Are Welcome

This event combines a consumer show featuring products and services of local and national organizations with three stages of entertainment and a special presentation by The Hockey Hall of Fame and Florida Lottery.

Every year, tens of thousands of Canadian and American winter visitors migrate to the state of Florida to escape the cold winter weather of the north. Snowbird Extravaganza is a homecoming and a celebration of this unique way of life, the "Snowbird Lifestyle".

Entertainment featured at this event includes Canadian singing superstar Rita MacNeil, 3 time Grammy award winner Walter Ostanek, Las Vegas legend Bob Anderson, musical comedy duo Bowser & Blue, NHL hockey great Ron Ellis, Cape Breton tenor Tom Leadbeater, the "funny guy who juggles" Sean Emery, Nashville recording artist Crystal Gage, Canadian Country Music Award and Juno nominee Terry Kelly, perennial crowd pleasers The Harmonicats and french Canadian singing sensation Lucie Thibodeau.

Sponsors that made this event possible with their generous support include, The Tampa Tribune, Medipac International Inc., Manulife Financial, Florida Lottery, Paragon Casino & Resort, Bright House Networks, Seaworld & Busch Gardens, CSA Auto/Home and the Canadian Snowbird Association.

Note: Keynote speakers and entertainers are available for interviews.

For media inquiries please call Michael MacKenzie at: (cell) 647-401-6953 or

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