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11th Annual Fishing for Kids Tournament

September 1, 2016 | 413 Views

The West Coast Fishing Club is pleased to announce that the 11th annual Fishing for Kids Tournament raised an incredible $820,000 for the Canucks Autism Network (CAN).

<em>* Paolo Aquilini, Carlos Carinha, Katy Harandi, John Carinha, Fin, Brian Grange, Kirk McLean, Brandon Carinha, Derek Dorsett, Sven Baertschi, Jim Benning, Glenn Fereday , and Willie Desjardins. </em>

* Paolo Aquilini, Carlos Carinha, Katy Harandi, John Carinha, Fin, Brian Grange, Kirk McLean, Brandon Carinha, Derek Dorsett, Sven Baertschi, Jim Benning, Glenn Fereday, and Willie Desjardins.

This year’s remarkable milestone was achieved by a group of just 42 anglers, from business and community leaders across Canada. Special guests included Vancouver Canucks players, Derek Dorsett and Sven Baertschi, Vancouver Canucks Coach, Willie Desjardins, Canucks General Manager, Jim Benning, Vancouver Canucks Alumnus, Kirk McLean, and CAN Founder, Paolo Aquilini.

<em>* 2016 Participants, sponsors and support staff gather on the back deck. </em>

* 2016 Participants, sponsors and support staff gather on the back deck of The Clubhouse.

Tournament winner, Glenn Fereday, of Thompson Bros Construction, caught a 41.6 pound Chinook during the three day event and donated the whole of his $200,000 winnings back to CAN. Funds raised will benefit the Canucks Autism Network (CAN), which was founded by Paolo and Clara Aquilini in 2008. The charity provides community-level support to over 2,000 families living with autism in British Columbia.

<em>* Glenn Fereday's 41.6 lbTyee being hoisted into the boat by gudie Kuima St. Gelais. </em>

* Glenn Fereday’s 41.6 lbTyee being hoisted into the boat by guide Kuima St-Gelais.

<em>* Guide Kuiama St. Gelais, Glenn Fereday and John Klassen pose with the winning Tyee. </em>

* Guide Kuiama St-Gelais, Glenn Fereday and John Klassen pose with the winning Tyee.

<em>* 2015 Tournament winner Bob Wallis presents 2016 winner Glenn Fereday with the coveted trophy. </em>

* 2015 Tournament winner Bob Wallis presents 2016 winner Glenn Fereday with the coveted trophy.

“Clara and I are so grateful that this first-class tournament continues to fuel CAN in its mission to provide high-quality programming for the growing number of families living with autism in BC,” says Paolo Aquilini. “With 1 in 68 children now being diagnosed, the need for support is more important than ever.”

<em>*Christian and Paulo Aquilini enjoying some time together on the water.

*Christian and Paulo Aquilini enjoying some time together on the water.

“We are thrilled to have made such a meaningful impact on the lives of thousands of BC children in-need in just 11 short years,” says Brian Grange, Director of the West Coast Fishing Club. “We could not do what we do without the ongoing support of our generous sponsors including the Vancouver Canucks organization, Silver Wheaton, Helijet and global financial specialist Macquarie, who returned as our title sponsor for the sixth year running.”

<em>* Guide Bryce, Will Pauga and Dave Akins pose with Will's second place 30.76lb Tyee. </em>

* Guide Bryce, Will Pauga and Dave Akins pose with Will’s second place 30.76lb Tyee.

The 11th annual Fishing for Kids Tournament, presented by Macquarie, was a huge success and we look forward to another great event August 27 to 30, 2017.  Thanks to all of the sponsors: Macquarie, The Vancouver Canucks, Silver Wheaton, Cosmopolitan Las Vegas, RYU Apparel, Helly Hansen, Penta 5 Packaging, Rosewood Hotel Georgia, Tesla Motors, Ritchie Brothers Auctioneers, Central City Brew, Two Rivers Meats, Triple O’ s Restaurant, J.P. Wisers, Tom Lee Music and Adcentives.

For more information, please call 1-888-432-6666 or visit fishingforkidstournament.com.

 About Canucks Autism Network

 
The Canucks Autism Network (CAN) is a non-profit organization that provides year-round, high-quality sports, recreational, social and arts programs for individuals and families living with autism, while increasing awareness and providing training in communities across British Columbia. The prevalence of autism has increased dramatically in recent years, to one in 68 children and more than 11,000 in B.C.

<em>* Fin, Champion Child Brandon Carinha, Derek Dorsett, and Sven Baertschi on the back deck of The Clubhouse. </em>

* Fin, Champion Child Brandon Carinha, Derek Dorsett, and Sven Baertschi on the back deck of The Clubhouse.

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  1. chuck says:

    good for you folks….a wonderful event for a wonderful cause

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2016 Pricing & Packages

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  • WCFC All-Inclusive Fishing4 Days/3 Nights5 Days/4 Nights
  • Self Guided Package
  • 19’ Boston Whaler & Standard Room
  • 2 guests per boat$4,865$5,135
  • Guided Package
  • 22’ Boston Whaler boat & Standard Room
  • 2 guests per boat$6,080$6,800
  • 3 guests per boat$5,595$6,135
  • Offshore Guided Package
  • 25’ or 27’ Boston Whaler & Standard Room
  • 2 guests per boat$6,590$7,470
  • 3 guests per boat$5,930$6,590
  • 4 guests per boat$5,600$6,150
  • Deluxe Offshore Guided Package
  • 29’ Boston Whaler & Standard Room
  • 2 guests per boat$6,655$7,560
  • 3 guests per boat$5,975$6,645
  • 4 guests per boat$5,630$6,195
  • Room Supplements
  • Standard Room$Incl$Incl
  • Ocean View Room$180$230
  • Single Room Supplement$310$410
  • Ocean View Room Supplement$410$540
  • Owner's Suite - Henslung Cove$510$690
  • Owner's Suite - Grange Point$770$1,025
  • Private Dining Room (for full trip)$770$1,025
  • Rates are per person based on double occupancy
  • Single rooms, ocean view rooms and owners suites are subject to availability
  • Private Dining Room is $250 per night based on availability
    Each package includes:
  • Flights from Vancouver to The Clubhouse (private charter & helicopter)
  • Luxury accommodations, guided fishing, gourmet dining, host bar including beer, liquor and wine
  • Custom fishing equipment & weather gear, fish cleaning, freezing and packaging for travel home
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  • Tax, fishing licenses, gratuities, beer on boats and custom fish processing
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  • WCFC All-Inclusive Fishing4 Days/3 Nights5 Days/4 Nights
  • Guided Package
  • 22’ Boston Whaler
  • 2 guests per boat$5,545$6,450
  • 3 guests per boat$4,940$5,850
  • Rates are per person based on double occupancy
    Each package includes:
  • Flights from Vancouver to The Outpost (private charter & helicopter)
  • Luxury accommodations, guided fishing, gourmet dining, host bar including beer, liquor and wine
  • Custom fishing equipment & weather gear, fish cleaning, freezing and packaging for travel home
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  • WCFC All-Inclusive Fishing4 Days/3 Nights5 Days/4 Nights
  • Guided Package
  • 21' EagleCraft$5,080$5,220
  • 18’ EagleCraft$4,920$5,065
  • Self Guided Package
  • 18’ EagleCraft$4,190$4,295
  • Rates are per person based on double occupancy
    Each package includes:
  • Flights from Vancouver to North Island Lodge (private charter & helicopter)
  • Luxury accommodations, guided or self-guided fishing, gourmet dining, host bar including beer and wine
  • Custom fishing equipment & weather gear, fish cleaning, freezing and packaging for travel home
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