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11th Annual Peter Larmand Outdoors Kids Charity Fishing Tournament Wrap Up

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There were many changes to our event this year; we changed charity from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County to Jump Start. The biggest of course was the change of venue from Rideau Ferry Harbour Marina to Lower Reach Park in Smiths Falls. The reason for the change to try and attract more local people to the event which I believe we succeeded in doing.

Like all outdoor events the weather plays a big role in the outcome as far as participates is concerned. On this day the weather was not in our favour. It rained off and on most of the day but that didn’t not deter the 79 participants that we had attend the event. Thank you to the parents that stuck it out as they watched their young angler catch and release fish in hopes to win big prizes.

We are happy to announce that we have raised $600 for Smiths Falls Jump Start. Speaking with Joe Cayan from the Smiths Falls Canadian Tire after the event, he is very happy with the event and so is the town of Smiths Falls. We will be starting to plan for next year’s event soon in hopes of making it bigger and better.

Congratulations to all of the winners.

There are a lot of people that work behind the scenes at an event like this and right now I would like to take the time to thank them for donating their time in helping me make this another successful day.

Setup/Tear Down:
• Al
• Tim
• Joe
• Darrell
• Jake
• Brian
• Kevin
• Andrew
• John
• Mike

Cooks:
• Katrine
• Robin
• Maria Elena
• Kevin
• Al

Score Keepers:
• Tim
• John
• Chris

Registration:
• Madge
• Kim
• Jacqui
• Tanya

Media:
• Sean
• Trevor

I want to give a big shout out to Dave who looked after everything during the event so that I could spend time with the kids. It is a very busy day and I hope I got to everyone that was there. If I didn’t I apologize. I also need to send a special thank you to my family, in particular Robin. The weeks leading up to the event are always chaotic in our house and she always supports me as we do this and without her and the above mentioned people this event would not be possible. So Thank You

Each participate receives a prize whether they catch a fish or not. This would not be possible without the generous support from the following sponsors:

George’s Marine and Sports Hunt and Dopson Insurance
Bob Fitzgerald from Wonder Andress’ Independent
A & B Ford Angler’s Choice
Livingston Lures Bennett’s Bait and Tackle
Smiths Falls Canadian Tire Jackson Kayaks
John Kerr from Dell Mark’s
South Woodworking and Construction Schur’s Automotive
Kindness Starts with One Satellite Truss Limited
Trapper Tackle Coffee Culture
Rapala Canada Limit Fish Media
Fishing 101 for Women RJnBirdees Outdoors Adventures
Tammy’s Nails The Rideau Winery
Pools 200 Smiths Falls Fire Department
Rideau Lumber Roosteraunt
Dave and Maria Elena for the trailer Town of Smiths Falls
Gib from the Smiths Falls Civitan

I ask that if you are in the market for any of the products/services that any of these companies offer, that you give them the opportunity to earn your business.

Lord willing we will do this again next, please tell all of your friends and let’s make it bigger next year. Keep an eye on Facebook as well as www.peterlarmand.com for news on next year’s event. I encourage you to watch this site as well as our Facebook Pages “What’s New” The Peter Larmand Outdoors Radio Show and Peter Larmand Outdoors as we get more information coming out.

Make sure you mark May 13th, 2017 on your calendar as you are not going to want to miss this years event.

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