Media Release: Laurentian Valley Ice Fishing Derby

Media Release
Township of Laurentian Valley
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                 March 2, 2020
Laurentian Valley, ON -The Township of Laurentian Valley hosted its 1st Family Ice Fishing Derby on February 29, 2020 from 10 am to 2 pm on Lemke Lake and it proved to be a great success with 91 attendees of all ages coming out to enjoy this free fun event. 
The lucky winners of the day included:

  • Longest Fish – Deborah Murphy (Pike, 47cm)
  • 2nd Longest Fish – Jarrett Stewart (Perch, 20 cm)
  • 3rd Longest Fish – Elie Maynes (Perch, 19.3cm)
  • 4th Longest Fish – David Schori (Perch, 12.2cm)
  • 5th Longest Fish – David Schori (Perch, 12.2cm)
Many door prizes were handed out thanks to the generosity of local businesses and event supporters. The Township of Laurentian Valley would like to thank all who donated prizes to the event including:
  • Boston Pizza
  • Greco Pizza Xpress - Phil Saar
  • Jennifer Shainline - Ontario Wholesale Energy
  • Bee-Line Wreckers
  • Pickle Vixen - Monica Matthews
  • East Side Marios - Todd & Sally Fletcher
  • Rick Klatt
A very special thank you, as well, to Alice & Fraser Minor Sports Association who donated money to cover the cost of the free BBQ Lunch and St. George’s Anglican Church who donated cookies, coffee and hot chocolate. Finally, a big thank to Rick Klatt who volunteered many hours to the event, as well as, Carl Ranger and Nolan Ranger who came out to help on the day of the event. We truly appreciate your commitment to the Township and are grateful for your support!  The success of the event is very much due to the wonderful contributions from our great community.  The Township looks forward to hosting the event again in 2021 so plan to come out and enjoy.