The fifth annual Friends of Island Lake Bass Derby raised $30,000 in support of the Island Lake Community Trails Campaign. The event took place on July 7 and 8.
“Fish were not harmed in the making of this derby,” said Wayne White, Friends co-chair. “We are very proud that our tournament is a live release derby. It allows us to raise money, promote the fantastic fishing at Island Lake and conserve fish populations.”
The Bass Derby winners included:
- Tomasz Czerniawski – first place
- Ben Hatcher – second place
- Peter Duster – third place
- Steve Sherman – fourth place
- Victorio Capobianco – fifth place
- Matt Potter – sixth place
- Stephen Wixson – seventh place
- Scott Stuck – eighth place
- Denis Ferland – ninth place
- Jay Hayashi -tenth place
Other winners included:
- Sandro Macri – largest perch
- Hoj MacDonald – largest Black Crappie
- Benjamin Mohabir – largest Northern Pike
The title sponsor of the event was Sunshine Design & Construction. Other major sponsors were Aragon Hockley Developments (Watermark); Dufferin Northern Peel Anglers and Hunters; and Brookfield Homes.
“The CVCF is incredibly proud of what the Friends of Island Lake have accomplished and the derby is just one small example,” said Terri LeRoux, Executive Director, CVCF. “In the last five years, the derby has raised more than $97,000 for the trail construction. Sincere thanks to the Friends for improving the quality of life for local residents and visitors to Island Lake Conservation Area.”
For more information, visit www.creditvalleyca.ca/cvc-foundation.
About the Friends of Island Lake
The Friends of Island Lake (a sub-committee of the CVC Foundation) that have been raising funds for trail construction at Island Lake Conservation Area since 2005. To date they have raised more than $1 million dollars and completed more than 8 kilometres of trail.
About Credit Valley Conservation Foundation (CVCF)
CreditValley Conservation Foundation (CVCF) is a registered environmental charity that raises funds in support of the conservation projects of Credit Valley Conservation (CVC). Conservation Authorities are a provincial/municipal partnership. CVC was established by an act of the province in 1954 with a mandate to protect all natural resources other than minerals in the area drained by theCreditRiver. We have been working for almost 60 years with our partner municipalities and stakeholders to protect and enhance the natural environment of theCreditRiver watershed for present and future generations.
Conservation Authorities are a provincial/municipal partnership. CVC was established by an act of the province in 1954 with a mandate to protect all natural resources other than minerals in the area drained by theCreditRiver. We have been working for almost 60 years with our partner municipalities and stakeholders to protect and enhance the natural environment of theCreditRiverwatershed for present and future generations. CVC is a member of Conservation Ontario.
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