Kora Sportsmen Expo

Kora Shrine Temple  ~ 11 Sabattus Street, Lewiston

April 12 – 14, 2024

Step into the great outdoors without leaving the comfort of the indoors at the Kora Shriners Sportsmen Expo! Join us for a thrilling weekend filled with unique experiences, learning opportunities, and endless fun for outdoor enthusiasts of all stripes. From expert-led seminars on hunting, trapping, and outdoor photography to exciting mini-golf challenges, there’s something for everyone.

Note that seating for our engaging seminars, except for the special comedy show by Juston McKinney, is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Don’t miss your chance to dive into adventure and expert insights—mark your calendar now!

Schedule is subject to change. For most up to date information, please follow our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/KoraSportsmenExpo/

Saturday, April 13th

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Putt-n-Play Mini Golf

It’s back, it’s bigger and it’s better!!
Just a $5 suggested donation gets you unlimited play on this course created with the help of our Kora units and nobles!

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

ATV Safety Course

We’re hosting an ATV Safety Course! This in-person course is open to all students ages 10 and up.
There’s NO FEE to complete this traditional in-person course – but you have to RSVP to participate!

10:00 AM

Mr Drew & His Animals Too

Mr. Drew And His Animals Too is a natural science and exotic animal rescue and rehabilitation center in Lewiston, Maine. They provide a hands-on approach to learning about science and animals. Come enjoy this free event at Kora Shrine Center!
We have FREE seminars all weekend and 19 amazing outdoor themed raffle prizes to purchase raffle tickets for. We hope to see you there. 

10:30 AM

John LaMarca - How to Begin Hunting coming from a Non-Hunting Background

In this informative session, Registered Maine Guide John LaMarca will share valuable insights and practical advice on how to embark on the sport of hunting, even if you don’t come from a hunting background. Drawing from his extensive experience as a seasoned outdoorsman and hunting guide, John will discuss essential how-to’s, key skills to develop, and actionable steps to help you get started on your hunting journey. Whether you’re a complete beginner or simply looking to expand your outdoor pursuits, this presentation promises to be a valuable resource for anyone interested in exploring the world of hunting.

11:30 AM

Jeanie Cote - Intro to beaver trapping

Jeanie Cote, Registered Maine Guide, will provide valuable insights and practical guidance on the fundamentals of beaver trapping. With her wealth of experience and expertise in outdoor pursuits, Jeanie will cover essential topics such as the basics of setting beaver traps, identifying optimal trapping locations, selecting effective lures, and even share tips on cooking beaver meat. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from a seasoned expert and take your trapping skills to the next level.

1:00 PM

Kate Wentworth - Friction Fire Building

Kate Wentworth is more than just a two-time survivalist from Discovery Channel’s Naked and Afraid. She was born with clubbed feet and with the help from the Shriners, she is able to walk. 

1:30 PM

Matt LeRoy - Kayak Rigging

Matt LeRoy, an avid kayak fisherman with a wealth of experience in the field will share valuable insights and practical tips on rigging your kayak for a successful and enjoyable trip. From essential gear setup to safety precautions, attendees will learn the ins and outs of preparing their kayak for various fishing adventures. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from a seasoned expert and take your kayak fishing experience to the next level. 

2:00 PM

Tenley Skolfield - Capturing the Wild: Mastering Outdoor Recreation, Trophy, and Landscape Photography with Your Cell Phone

Tenley Skolfield, Master Maine Guide, will delve into the realms of outdoor recreation, trophy, and landscape photography—all through the lens of your cell phone camera. From capturing your outdoor adventure memories to immortalizing the the story of
your hunting or fishing trip, this program offers a unique opportunity to enhance your overall photography prowess.

2:30 PM

Kevin Fowler - Mushroom Basics

Kevin Fowler will utilize his extensive collection of photos to provide an engaging exploration of mushrooms, covering topics such as their anatomy, growth patterns, and ecological significance.
Additionally, Kevin will delve into the fascinating world of mushroom foraging in Maine, offering valuable insights on how to identify edible species and forage safely in the wild.

8:00 PM

Comedy Show - Juston McKinney

Are you ready to Laugh?

Back by popular demand – Juston McKinney Comedy at the Kora Shrine Center in Lewiston, ME on Saturday, April 13th.

His 2023 performance was a “home-run” and Juston promises all new material for our 2024 event. Come join us for a great night of comedy to support the Kora Shrine. Light Refreshments & Non-Alcoholic Drink Sales Onsite • 50/50 Raffle. 

Doors open at 7 PM

Sunday, April 14th

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Putt-n-Play Mini Golf

It’s back, it’s bigger and it’s better!!
Just a $5 suggested donation gets you unlimited play on this course created with the help of our Kora units and nobles!

10:00 AM

Tonya Fons - Basic Gun Safety

Tonya Fons, Independent Firearm Instructor, will provide valuable insights and practical guidance on the fundamental principles of gun handling safety. From the general rules on how to handle a firearm to best practices for safe storage and use, attendees will gain essential knowledge to ensure responsible firearm handling. Plus, there will be ample time for questions and answers, allowing participants to clarify doubts and deepen their understanding of firearm safety. 

10:30 AM

John LaMarca - Getting Kids In the Outdoors

John Lamarca, a Registered Maine Guide, and founder of Lamarca Outfitters will share valuable strategies and practical tips on how to introduce children to the joys of hunting, fishing, and trapping. Drawing from his passion for the outdoors and extensive experience working with youth, John will discuss effective approaches to encourage kids to participate in outdoor activities, from planning engaging outings to fostering excitement and success in their pursuits. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from a knowledgeable expert and empower the next generation of outdoor adventurers. 

11:00 AM

Aimee Dorval - What is a Land Trust?

Join us for “What is a Land Trust?”, a vibrant 30-minute presentation exploring the vital role and triumphs of land trusts, with a special focus on Androscoggin Land Trusts efforts. Discover how land trusts have become guardians of nature and work tirelessly to conserve landscapes, protect wildlife, and connect communities, inspiring action and stewardship for our future. 

11:30 AM

Jason Vance - Coyote Trapping 101

Jason Vance of AdVance Predator Management will share invaluable knowledge and practical techniques for successful coyote trapping. Attendees will have the unique opportunity to see welded traps up close, providing a firsthand look at what a live trap entails. Additionally, Jason will provide a hands-on experience with a sand box, allowing participants to learn how to bed a trap effectively. Don’t miss this chance to learn from a knowledgeable expert and enhance your trapping abilities.

1:00 PM

Wild Cheff - Taste the Wild

Join us with Renowned Wild Game Chef Denny Corriveau at Kora on April 14, 2024! Learn how to take your wild game to a whole new level!
Dubbed the Emeril Lagasse of Wild Game” and known as “The WildCheff”, Denny has been educating and inspiring wild game enthusiasts nationally for three decades. He is a Celebrity Wild Game Chef that flies under the radar and is well respected as a Pioneer of Wild Cuisine.