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Posted: February 6, 2014

Family Fishing Derby this Monday

“Remember, it’s all about the kids.”

Founder Shane Westle is looking forward to the return of the Family Fishing Derby at Horseshoe Lake (off the Fort Steele – Wardner Road) and he reminds folks that the event is all about raising funds to supply emergency aid for children fighting cancer.

FamFishDerThe derby was called off last year because of poor ice conditions on the lake but thanks to a ‘normal’ winter this year, the popular family event is returning Monday, Feb. 10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with help from Canadian Cancer Society and B.C. Friends of Children.

A wealth of prizes awaits participants including the first prize of a 12-foot Lund boat and trailer donated by Fabrite Services.

The first prize for children is a massive 55” 3-D Samsung tv with a five-year warranty and Playstation donated by Caliper Machine.

Also available: Disneyland and $1,000 (draw for child with cancer) donated by Dacota Frieght; Sunshine Houseboat vacation (runner up child with cancer); a three-quarter diamond white gold bracelet ($2,400) donated by Jay’s Jewellers in Fernie; a hand carved six inch yellow cedar bench and table; a six foot mounted blue marlin; family dinner with the mayor; six foot camouflage truck tent with air bed; a nice bathtub donated by Rona; Morrison Shooting Gallery (archery included); Freshwater Fishing Society learn to fish tent; an auction and more.

Along with ice fishing, the event will feature women’s ski jumping, best dressed dog contest, best decorated toboggan contest; toboggan races and lots more.

There will be: Snowcat rides for kids donated by Chill Snowcat Adventures; best chili in the west made by chef Reggie Racoon with a farting contest to follow; hot dogs, hot chocolate and coffee; lots of wacky/crazy contests and absolutely no tongues on metal poles.

All rules and schedules will be handed at gate

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