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Hamilton & District Aquarium Society presents CAOAC Aquatic Expo 2017
May 19-21 at Holiday Inn Burlington Hotel & Conference Centre.



Friday, May 19
4:00pm Registration Opens
4:00pm Show Room Opens
7:00pm Registration Closes
Opening Ceremony
7:30pm Ian Fuller ‘Keeping and Breeding Corydoradinae Catfish’
8:00pm Show Room Closes
9:00pm Gerald Griffin ‘Anabantoids’

Saturday, May 20
8:00am Registration Opens
Show Room Opens
9:00am Regina Spotti ‘Rasboras and Tetras’
10:30am Eric Bodrock “Spawning Oddball Fish’
Show Room Closed for Judging (~2hrs)
1:00pm Lawrence Kent ‘Cichlids in East Africa: Going Beyond the Big 3’
2:00pm Registration Closes
2:30pm Ian Fuller ‘Identifying Corydoradinae Catfish’
4:00pm BBC Betta Auction
6:00pm Show Room Closes
6:30pm Cocktails
7:00pm Awards Banquet Dinner
10:30pm Hospitality Room Opens

Sunday, May 21
8:30am Auction Registration Opens
10:30am Auction Registration Closes
11:00am Auction Begins


  • Full convention (after April 18) – $90
  • Saturday banquet dinner only – $50
  • Speakers only – $45
Congratulations to Terry Clements who won our Early Bird Draw for this beautiful 9″x12″ watercolour by Ken McKeighen!


CAOAC Aquatic Expo 2017

Show Sponsorship

Consider sponsoring a class at our show.  Class sponsorship must be prearranged with Catherine at shows@hdas.ca

Show Class Sponsorship


Holiday Inn Burlington Hotel & Conference Centre

Holiday Inn Burlington Hotel & Conference Centre

Reserve at Holiday Inn Burlington Hotel & Conference Centre using Group Code CAC  by April 18, 2017.


In Association With

Canadian Association of Aquarium Clubs

Canadian Association of Aquarium Clubs

Southern Ontario Killifish Society

Betta Breeders Canada

Betta Breeders Canada

Trans Canada Guppy Group

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