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Fishing Forever

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2018 Fishing Forever Event Dates:
 

Vernon/Lumby Area, BC, May 12th
Mable Lake Provincial Park

Coombs, BC, May 24th
Coombs Campground

Lower Mainland, June 2nd and 3rd
Freshwater Fisheries Hatchery, Abbotsford, BC

Nanaimo, BC, June 2nd
1325 Nanaimo Lakes Rd.

Courtenay, BC,
2 week-long events at the Courtenay Fish & Game Clubhouse
June 4th to 8th 
AND
June 11th to 14th


Babine Lake Marine Provincial Park, BC, Smithers Landing
June 12th

 

 Vanderhoof, BC, June 16th - Nulki Lake at Sai'Kuz Campground

Williams Lake, BC, June 17th

Biffs Pond

South Okanagan, BC, June 21st
Strohmans Pond, Osoyoos


Peachland Lake, BC, July 21st
Heritage Park

Fishing Forever came into existence in 1989. The idea for this project came from a broadcast journalist named Walt Liimatainen to create a venue through which people with disabilities could learn to, or continue to, fish and enjoy the outdoors.
 
Run by the BCWF, The Fishing Forever program wants all of the B.C. clubs to recognize that there are people in their community that could benefit greatly from a day out fishing, if they could only get there... And calls upon our Clubs to help make that happen.

The tireless volunteers behind Fishing Forever work to help spread the message, within the community of people with disabilities, that you can still get out and enjoy the natural offerings around you. Though it may require some help you didn't need before, it can be done if you want it and are willing to try. Life is to be enjoyed, not just endured.

The Fishing Forever Project uses cash funding for education and project support on an annual basis and relies on the generousity of additional corporate and industrial sponsors to help provide assistance. The BCWF and Fishing Forever Programs welcome retail food outlets, local retailers and more who may wish to become involved in providing in kind donations to help take the financial load off of the local club in return for promotion.

We also rely on equipment and tackle companies for assistance to help make our Fishing Forever events happen.There are also a number of philanthropic organizations interested in bettering the lives of people with disabilities or in promoting the responsible use of our natural outdoor resources and they are also invited to donate and participate to help make these events happen.

Everyone wins when this is done correctly: the clubs, the BC Wildlife Federation, contributing sponsors, and the client group of people with disabilities.

Everybody learns something about disabilities, something about abilities and something about the resource that can provide all of this positive outcome.

If you're interested in Fishing Forever, please contact:

David Oliver
Phone: 604-850-1140 and 604-309-2110

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2016 Fishing Forever Events

BCWF’s Fishing Forever program is gearing up for the 2016 season!

The program provides an opportunity for people with disabilities to learn to, or continue to, fish and enjoy the outdoors. Each year, BCWF affiliated clubs host Fishing Forever events across BC, recognizing that there are people in their community that could benefit greatly from a day out fishing, if they could only get there. Each year for hundreds of disabled anglers, these Clubs help make that happen.
 
Fishing Forever wants to help spread the message, within the community of people with disabilities, that you can still get out and enjoy the natural offerings around you!

See below for a 2016 Fishing Forever events in your area!


July 2016

On Saturday, July 23rd, more than 40 disabled persons and seniors joined Fishing Forever's Peachland event. If you include volunteers, club members, health care workers and family and friends of participants, more than 100 people took part.

Lots of fish were caught, trophies and prizes were awarded and lunch was provided for everyone at the BBQ that followed and every disabled person received a shirt, hat, and gift bag from the club.

A special thank you goes out to the local IGA for supplying the food for the BBQ and the Lions Club for their help. Of course, the great event was only made possible through massive volunteer work by the Peachland Sportsmen's Association.

For more on Peachland's Fishing Forever event, read this Blog by Judie Steeves.

The BCWF wants to help spread the message that if you have a disability you can still get out and enjoy nature. Though it may require some help you didn't need before, it can be done if you want it and are willing to try. Life is to be enjoyed, not just endured.

Everyone wins: the clubs, the BC Wildlife Federation, contributing sponsors, and the client group of people with disabilities. Everybody learns something about disabilities, something about abilities and something about the resource that can provide positive outcomes. The picture tells the story!

     

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