Events at OutDoor 2011

Release date: 28 June 2011

Sandals, Savings and South Pole for Conservation at OutDoor 2011!!

In anticipation of a hectic OutDoor this July, the European Outdoor Conservation Association is asking visitors and exhibitors to take a minute to plan a bit of conservation into their day.
Beer and Fun at Outdoor!
Beer and Fun at Outdoor!

With the number of products on offer at the Conservation Fundraiser rising faster than can be typed, this annual excitement is aiming to smash the €20,000 record set at last year’s show. Not only this, but several other EOCA members have come up with their own zany ideas for raising funds – and 100% of all the monies raised will go into conservation projects in 2012. The Association is aiming to reach the target total of € 1 million put into conservation by 2012, so the race is on to raise as much money as possible this July!

Here is how you can be involved:

Conservation Fundraiser, EOCA stand, Entrance Foyer East
Thursday - Saturday 14.00-15.00hrs, and Sunday 10.30-11.30hrs

Pick up some great gear, make a donation and help support conservation! A wealth of amazing gear donated by our members – more than ever before, including fabrics and products completely new to the market. For all those marketing people – consumer and trade magazine advertising available as well. Slash your advertising budget with an amazing deal, and pick up some presents for Aunt Hilda and Crazy Chris at the same time! Every last cent will be put into conservation projects in 2012 – what could be better than that?

Bergans Competition; EOCA Stand Entrance Foyer East and Bergans stand A5/301.
Throughout the show, and to mark the 100th anniversary of Roald Amundsen reaching the South Pole, enter Bergans competition at either the EOCA or the Bergans stand to be in with a chance to win prizes- 5 lucky winners will receive a Bergans rucksack! Plus, for every entry, Bergans will donate €1 to EOCA

Vaude Anakonda Washbag
Vaude Anakonda Washbag

Vaude Sport GmbH Anakonda washbags; B2/304
Grab a washbag and make a donation at the reception of the Vaude stand for the duration of the show. All proceeds are being generously donated to EOCA.

Friday 15th
Unveiling of this year’s EOCA funded projects; EOCA stand, Entrance Foyer East, 09.30hrs
Come and witness the unveiling of this years projects - more projects than ever before!

Keen HybridCare Event -Beer & Sandals fundraiser; A6/303 from 15.00hrs
Get a limited edition beer mug for €5 - and the beer for free! Plus a HybridCare KEEN sandal sale, get a pair of KEENs at special prices. All the money raised from Beer & Sandals will go to EOCA. There will be good music and entertainment too!

Smartwool - Party by the Lake, from 19.00hrs;
By invitation from Smartwool. More details from their stand (B5/202)

Saturday 16th
OutDoor Party; Entrance West and Atrium from 18.30 hrs
Buy your T-shirt and come along to the party! Food, drink and entertainment provided. Sponsored by Polartec supporting EOCA.

The European Outdoor Industry is taking conservation seriously – come along and do your bit to help!

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The funding that EOCA and Original Buff, S.A. have given Ennerdale's Squirrel Woodlands has enabled us to make a massive step change in our conservation of red squirrels, allowing us to purchase equipment, employ local people and support the local community in extending native woodlands and helping keep red squirrels in the valley. The simple funding process has meant we can focus on doing real tangible stuff on the ground"
Gareth Browning, Wild Ennerdale