Fishing Forever is the BCWF`s annual fishing program

Fishing Forever is the BCWF`s annual fishing program designed to get British Columbians living with disabilities out for a day of fishing. In operation since 1989, the BCWF Member Clubs run this program in select locations across BC. If you know someone who would benefit from a day out fishing or would like to volunteer or donate please contact: David Oliver at 604-850-1140 or 604-309-2110 Or email daveirma@shaw.ca

On April 26, 2018 at 4:26:20 PM, BC Wildlife Federation (leeann.pughe@bcwf.bc.ca) wrote:

Fishing Forever Dates, Press Release and AGM Update

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BCWF PRESS RELEASE:
RECOGNIZING THE PUBLIC INTEREST IN NATION TO NATION FISHERY NEGOTIATIONS

On April 20th, the BCWF sent out a press release regarding the Ahousaht decision made by the Supreme Court of Canada.

 

2018 FISHING FOREVER DATES AND LOCATIONS

 

Fishing Forever is the BCWF`s annual fishing program designed to get British Columbians living with disabilities out for a day of fishing. In operation since 1989, the BCWF Member Clubs run this program in select locations across BC. If you know someone who would benefit from a day out fishing or would like to volunteer or donate
please contact:
David Oliver at 604-850-1140 or 604-309-2110 Or email daveirma@shaw.ca

2018 Fishing Forever Program Dates:

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

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

Nanaimo, BC, June 5th
325 Nanaimo Lakes Rd.

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

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

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WELCOME AND CONGRATS TO OUR NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Introducing the BCWF's 2018/2019 Board of Directors:

EXECUTIVE

Harvey Andrusak, President
Bill Bosch, Vice President
Dave Carleton, Vice President
George Wilson, Past President
Victor Skaarup, Treasurer

DIRECTORS

Boris Ivanoff
Brian Hancock
Carl Gitscheff
John Thornton
Mike Langegger
Rod Parker
Barbara Konig
Rick Morley

REGIONAL PRESIDENTS

Region 1 Vancouver Island: Dennis Popplestone
Region 2 Lower Mainland: Chuck Zuckerman
Region 3 Thompson-Nicola: Bruce Ambler
Region 4E Kootenay East: Glenn Flynn
Region 4W Kootenay West: Wally Kampen
Region 5 Cariboo-Chilcotin: Ken Last
Region 6 Skeena: David Lewis
Region 7A Omineca: TBD
Region 7B Peace: Gerry Paille
Region 8 Okanagan: Dave Carleton

We would also like to extend a special thank you to Les Husband, Jared Wilkison and Jeff Berdusco for their service to the BCWF last year.

 

A HUGE THANK YOU TO OUR TOP CLUB DONORS!

 

We were overwhelmed by the cavalcade of donations this year at our 62nd Annual General Meeting and Conference held in Kamloops, BC. On behalf of all members of the BC Wildlife Federation, we would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the following clubs for their generosity and support! 

Burnaby Fish and Game Club: $40,000
Oceola Fish and Game Club: $7,926
Vernon Fish and Game Club: $6,500
Summerland Sportsmens Association: $6,000
Revelstoke Rod and Gun Club: $2,000
North Shore Fish and Game Club: $1,400

Whether big or small, every donation helps us advocate for BC's fish and wildlife.
Please considering donating today.

 

HAVE YOU PURCHASED YOUR LOTTERY TICKETS?

The final draw date is coming up fast with the lucky winners taking home a bunch of amazing prizes including our Grand Prize - a 2018 Gator Tough 1652 WOF Boat and Trailer PLUS a Yamaha F40 Jet Drive Motor valued over $17,000.

The more tickets you buy, the more chances you have to win! Final draw date is May 31st, 2018!

To all our clubs out there helping us fundraise with the BCWF Lottery, Thank You!

 

HELP THE BCWF ADVOCATE FOR SPORT SHOOTING
AND HUNTERS NOW

The BCWFRecreational Sports Shooting and Firearms Committees, led by Chairs Vic Skaarup and Gary Mauser, have embarked on a vigarous campaign to combat Bill C-71. Show your support by downloading a template letter and email The Honorable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety. Or better yet, find your MP and Book a meeting with them to talk about why you personally oppose Bill C-71.

Visit the BCWF Website to learn more about what you can do to help us advocate for sport shooting and hunters nows.

 

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On behalf of the BCWF, we would like to extend our thanks to Outdoor Specialty Publications Group for their generous donation to our live auction held at the AGM & Convention in Kamloops, BC.

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