July 25 - Pembroke Kin Club to Host Annual Kids & Cops Fishing Derby


FROM/DE: Upper Ottawa Valley OPP                                                                                             DATE: July 25, 2017




(PEMBROKE, ON)  - Upper Ottawa Valley OPP officers will be helping children learn the joys of fishing this summer during the annual Kin Club of Pembroke Kids and Cops Fishing Derby on Saturday July 29, 2017. 

Children will join local Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers from 9 am until 12 noon at the Marina Breakwater in Pembroke. Free to children 12 and under, the catch and release derby is hosted by the Pembroke Kin Club and will feature giveaways and prizes for the largest fish caught in various age categories.  Young anglers are asked to bring their own rods, reels and bait as well as an adult buddy.

This event is sponsored by Fishing Forever, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to funding worthwhile fishing, conservation and education projects. It is also supported by the Police Association of Ontario, Canadian Tire, the Upper Ottawa Valley OPP and the Pembroke Kin Club.

According to Bob Izumi, chair of Fishing Forever, there is nothing that puts a smile on a kid’s face faster than catching a fish. “That’s why I love to create opportunities for children and families to go fishing,” states Izumi. “Fishing is one of the very best ways for parents and other adults to establish productive and healthy relationships with children.”


To learn more about Kid’s, Cops and Canadian Tire, please visit www.kidsandcops.ca or contact Joanne Vaughan at events@kidsandcops.ca or 905 632 8679 ext. 224.


Contact:  Cst. Shawn Peever

                Upper Ottawa Valley OPP Detachment

                Tel# (613) 732-3332

                Cell # (613) 633-3294