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Father's Day fishing derby fun, free event for families

Telkwa free fishing derby enters second year
Settling in Tyhee Lake was busy on the weekend as at least four pair s of common loons set about establishing their territories.

A free fishing derby is coming up in Telkwa.

The 2nd annual event has expanded this year to include boat rides, face painting, a kiddie pond fishing game, and more fishing lessons with some rods provided.

Michelle Finch of Michelle’s Tackle Box is organizing the event and she said there will be a family-style fishing competition.  

“We have so many wonderful prizes,” she said. “We have fantastic sponsors. And we also are doing a barbecue. We will give away hot dogs and and drink or a hamburger and drink and chips. And we also give away a free ice cream. Everything is free. And it's just a great fun day.”

She said it is about keeping families together and learning new hobbies.

"With the electronics and stuff like that nowadays...  we need time to get outside and regenerate and have fun and not worry about anything. That's why I wanted to do it as a free event. Because I want everybody to have access to it."

The event will be held at Tyhee Lake Provincial Park on Father’s Day, June 16 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Finich said last year they had about 200 people attend and she is hoping to double that attendance number this year. 

Marisca Bakker

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