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Information compiled and written by Nathan Wertheimer
What is the Florida Snowbird Extravaganza? This show is for consumers, watching some great entertainment, participating in many interactive activities, hospitality, and much more. The extravaganza is known as North America’s Largest Mature Lifestyle Show. This event is geared towards senior citizens who are tired. The 2019 Florida Snowbird Extravaganza produced by Canadian Snowbird Association is being held on Jan 29 & 30, 2019. Everyone is welcome to attend. Rain or shine this event goes on. Purchase your tickets at the door.
It is a 45-minute drive from Downtown Orlando to RP Funding Center in Lakeland (Formerly at the Lakeland Center) depending on traffic. Check your GPS for the best route there. There is plenty of parking including handicap parking too. The RP Funding Center is located at 701 West Lime Street, Lakeland, Florida 33815.
What is the Canadian Snowbird Association? The CSA started in 1994 and is a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to defending and improving the rights and privileges of traveling Canadians. They are based in Toronto, Canada. Information came from Wikipedia.org
Don’t miss the some great live entertainment included with your ticket. There will be a variety of acts including comedy, singers, and much more. Here is a list of acts at this year’s extravaganza. They are George Canyon, John McDermott, Valdy, John Wing, Walter Ostanek, Jimmy Flynn, Sean Emery, Crystal Gage, and The Next Generation Leahy. Note some acts maybe be added or changed without notice during this two day show. Catch these acts in the Youkey Theatre (Main stage). More acts will be performing at the Jerkins Arena.
Learn more about Medipac at the Sikes Hall. What is Medipac? The Medipac Travel Insurance brand (“Medipac“) stands for Quality, Value, Reliability and Financial Strength. Four reasons why Canada’s most experienced travellers and Canadian snowbirds have chosen the Medipac Travel Insurance Plan as their preferred travel insurance plan. Information from website.
There will be many vendors and service providers on hand show casing their products and services. Grab a bag and load up all the free things one can carry. Many of these vendors are attractions, hotels, restaurants, and much more. This is the time to ask questions about their business.
Need to get connected to the world? Then take a break and stop by the Spectrum Internet Café to access an on-site Internet access connection. Looking for some fun activities? They have you covered. I promise you one will not be bored.
Without these fine sponsors this event would not be possible. These sponsors are Medipac – Travel Insurance, CSA-Canadian Snowbird Association, GSK – Consumer Healthcare, Florida Lottery, Bealls, Tampa Bay Times, Winn-Dixie, The Ledger, Spectrum, and Snowbird Currency Exchange Program. All of these sponsors will have booths at this show. Stop by their booth while at this show.
This is one event you will not want to miss. Plan your time accordingly when attending this show. If you miss this extravaganza there are two others to attend, which are in Texas and Arizona. For more information on this extravaganza please visit www.snowbirds.org or www.snowbirdextravaganza.com
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