Third Annual Tofino Saltwaater Classic Fishing Derby Fundraiser
Derby Dates Now Set for July 7 – 8, 2012
NHL's Brendan Morrison to Host West Coast Vancouver Island Event
Tofino, British Columbia, Canada, January 3, 2012
– Canadian professional ice hockey centre Brendan Morrison with the Calgary Flames of the National Hockey League today announced that he will again host the Tofino SW Classic Fishing Derby fundraising event to be held for the third consecutive year in Tofino on the west coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, from July 7 – 8, 2012.
To date, the SW Classic has raised more than $45,000 to support Tofino community initiatives including the Wickaninnish School Parent Advisory Council’s Healthy Lunch Program, the Tofino General Hospital Foundation, The Tofino Parks and Recreation program and the Tofino Salmon Enhancement Society.
"I’m really pleased that the SW Classic continues to be such a popular and positive event,” said Tofino SW Classic Fishing Derby host, Brendan Morrison. "My family and I look forward to again welcoming anglers from all over the world to the pristine waters around Tofino for this year's derby.”
Open to pre-registered participants, the Tofino SW Classic $250 entry fee includes a celebratory dinner and silent auction hosted by Brendan Morrison on July 7. Anglers will compete for up to $12,000 in cash prizes awarded in five categories:
• Three largest Chinook salmon
• Largest Coho salmon
• Largest halibut
The remainder of the entry fee proceeds, along with the proceeds from the silent auction, will support a number of Tofino community initiatives.
About the Tofino SW Classic
In its third year, the Tofino SW Classic fishing derby was created by the National Hockey League's (NHL) Brendan Morrison as a fundraiser for Tofino community initiatives. Participant entry forms and other information can be found at on the SW Classic website link on the left hand side of the Tofino Fishing Home Page
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Tofino is a year-round travel destination on the rugged west coast of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. Bounded by the open Pacific Ocean, Pacific Rim National Park Reserve and the Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Tofino is known for its miles of pristine beaches and unparalleled adventures, including whale and wildlife watching, saltwaater and freshwater fishing, surfing, kayaking, boating, hiking, and winter storm watching.
Kaye Public Relations for the Tofino SW Classic
Clayoquot Ventures Tofino Fishing
has been proudly involved with the Tofino SW Classic Derby since its inception, and continues to be a supporter and promoter of this great local fundraising initiative.
With new dates now set for this season, Charters and Accommodations will get booked quickly, so we look forward to helping with questions and further planning for your involvement in this memorable event.
Call us directly 1-888-534-7422 or e-mail
to discuss fishing with us during these prime dates in early July.