Our Team

Who is Carter Shows Ltd.? Who are the people that keep this great company running?

Bruce – President

Bruce started in the carnival industry at the age of 2. His family was fully involved; his dad owned and operated rides, while bruce his mom is a manufacturer of vinyl tarps, banners and flags. Bruce worked for many midways before buying his first ride in 1984. After that purchased two more and toured eastern USA until 1992 and bought Plaza Amusements, an Ontario midway based in Southern Ontario. Plaza worked at many fairs and festivals until 2007 when Bruce bought Classic Amusements Co. Ltd. Classic Amusements became one of Ontario’s preferred midways providing its services to over 40 events each season. Classic Amusements was called on for many events including the Prime Ministers House, the Governor Generals House, many movie shoots and TV commercials as well as a vast list of Ontario Agriculture Fairs. In February 2014, Bruce purchased Carter Shows Ltd. and amalgamated both companies and began operating both as Carter Shows Ltd. Also in February 2014, Bruce became the 55th President of the Showmen’s League of America – Canadian Chapter. Bruce has 3 daughters and calls the town of Bothwell, Ontario home in the off season. Bruce is also an avid pilot and is a licensed Amusement Device Mechanic (ADM). Contact Bruce

 

Tony  – Show Manager – West

Tony is a well-recognized face when it comes to Carter Shows. He has worked closely alongside former owner Jerry O’Neill tony fislerfor 32 years. Tony has handled the day-to-day operations and staffing for the past 20 years. Tony has been in the amusement business since 1983. He has a daughter who owns and operates a food concession on Carter Shows midway. Tony can always be found taking great photos out on the midway, day and night. Born and raised in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Tony moved to Ontario, Canada when he was just 10 years old. He began working for Carter Shows as an independent game operator. It didn’t take long for Tony to move on to bigger things. In the off season, Tony can be found driving the streets of Thamesville, Ontario where he co-owns with Jerry O’neill A bar/restaurant called Johnny Quest. Tony is a longtime member of the Showmen’s League of America – Canadian Chapter. He is a licensed Amusement Device Mechanic (ADM) Contact Tony

 

Graham – Show Manager – East

Graham also known as the “Big newfie” has been working along side Mr. Brock since 1980. He has a vast knowledge of day to grahamday operations of a midway. He not only runs the ticket boxes, office and staff, but also drives multiple loads every week. He comes from the far east of Canada in Newfoundland. In the off season he works on the oil rigs in western Canada. He has a love for old time tv shows like the Beverly Hillbillies. He can always be seen with a icey cold can of Pepsi or a small cup of tea. Contact Graham

 

 

Geordie – Concessions Owner – East

Geordie started his career in the carnival industry working in games for Ten Toes concessions on Worlds Finest Shows in geordie1991. He spent the next 8 years traveling Canada and the United States. His love for the business grew stronger until he had an opportunity to own some concessions of his own and In 2000, Geordie moved back to Ontario and began his career as an owner-operator. Geordie quickly moved up and by 2005, working along side Tom Wilcox at Classic Amusements he owned and operated the entire game line up. More recently, he expanded his business into the food industry and In 2012 he purchased one of the largest food concessions in Ontario. Also in 2012 Geordie had the honor of being the 53rd President of the Showmen’s League of America-Canadian Chapter. Geordie has 2 children: Dustin and Emma, and can be found in the off season living with his family in the village of Dalkeith, Ontario. Contact Geordie

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The Team

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