About the Events - a "Snowbird's-eye" view
It began in 1993, when the Canadian Snowbird Association held its inaugural Annual General Meeting at the State Fairgrounds in Tampa, Florida. So great was the turnout that local businesses begged to be a part of this "Canadian Magic", and Snowbird Extravaganza was born.
Now, more than 15 years later, our Extravaganzas are bigger and better than ever!
In 1998, Snowbird Extravaganza grew to include two additional events for snowbirds in the western sunbelt - Winter Texans' Snowbird Extravaganza and Arizona Canadian Snowbird Celebration, which are now held in South Padre Island, Texas, and Mesa, Arizona respectively.
These fun-filled events include hundreds of exhibits, keynote speakers, interactive feature areas, and world-class entertainment. Using a proven technique of customer re-direction, attendees are guided from the exhibit floor to the feature areas to the main stage, and then back again.
Look who we've had keeping our guests entertained!
Canada's "Sweetheart of Song" Rita MacNeil
Classic rock 'n rollers, The Diamonds
Funny guy who juggles stuff, Sean Emery
America's greatest singing impressionist, Bob Anderson
Canada's Polka King, Walter Ostanek
The world's greatest story teller, Gordie Tapp
Canadian Juno award winner, Catherine McKinnon
Performer-composer John Bressler and his state-of-the-art electronic "orchestra"
World renowned vibraphonist, Peter Appleyard
"Spirit of Nova Scotia" tenor, Tom Leadbeater
Unique roving entertainment act Mo Vint and his traveling "Mo Train"
Harmonica virtuosos The Harmonicats
Florida's talented Sahib Shriners Pipe & Drum Band
Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame inductee Ronnie Prophet, with his wife and song partner Glory-Anne Prophet
A capella sensations, The Nylons
Canada's #1 comedy duo, Bowser and Blue
Each event has an exciting Main Stage on which we showcase world-class entertainment, hosted by Medipac's Christopher Bradbury.
The Internet is a valuable tool of which everyone should learn to take advantage. Our trained specialists are on hand to guide attendees through the process of registering a free e-mail account, uploading digital pictures to share with friends and family and teaching the basic navigation skills they need to find their way on the information highway.
The Snowbird Village, sponsored by The Canadian Snowbird Association, Medipac Travel Insurance and the CSA Auto Home Insurance Plan, provides CSA members with an opportunity to get a first-hand report on the status of CSA's recent initiatives, pick up the latest edition of CSANews Magazine, enrol with a membership, sign up for the Canada Club Registry, grab some placemats for their next picnic and take a look at the CSA-Endorsed Member Benefit Programs.
Door Prize Ballot Area
Contribute a door prize for added exposure! Your company's name will be featured on the list of contributions to the door prizes.