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Fourth Annual Fishing For Kids Fundraising Tournament

by Staff Writer / Vancouver Canucks
(Vancouver, BC) – For the fourth year running, the West Coast Fishing Club is proud to host the Fishing for Kids Tournament Fundraiser, raising much needed funds for British Columbia-based children’s charities.

In just three years, the event has raised more than $1.5 million in charitable dollars. Funding has been granted to BC Children’s Hospital Foundation for the Child and Family Research Institute, a facility committed to world-class research spanning a wide range of children’s health concerns.

The September 2009 event will benefit the Canuck’s Autism Network (CAN) and BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. CAN’s goal is to enhance the quality of life for over 4,500 children and youths living with Autism in British Columbia. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex neurological condition that affects one in every 150 children in British Columbia. ASD families face challenges in access to programs, services and opportunities. Canucks Autism Network (CAN) delivers high caliber innovative sports, recreation, social and vocational programs to the children and families living with autism in BC.

As well as supporting local causes, the event presents keen and talented anglers with the chance to win over $150,000 in prizes, which is often kindly donated back, directly into the fundraising pot. Returning celebrity competitors include Vancouver Canucks Defenceman, Willie Mitchell and international culinary star, David Hawksworth. Mitchell and Hawksworth have both been instrumental in raising the profile of the event in the past three years and making valuable contributions to its success.

During the competition, guests stay at the Clubhouse, one of the West Coast Fishing Club’s unique fishing lodges, located on the dramatically beautiful Queen Charlotte Islands. Boasting luxurious accommodation, gourmet meals and, of course, the best fishing in the world – fundraising has never been so enjoyable! For more information on the West Coast Fishing Club’s Fishing for Kids Fundraising Tournament, call toll-free 1-888-432-6666 or visit

WEST COAST FISHING CLUB offers guests the most exclusive fishing adventures on the coast. Four unique, luxurious fishing properties, each spectacularly located, feature world-class fishing, accommodation, food and wine, service and staff. Guests have access to the most abundant runs of salmon on the coast, simply the best boats and equipment, and the most knowledgeable guides. West Coast Fishing Club prides itself on dedication to the local community and the urgent need to maintain wilderness resources for future generations. For more information call toll-free 1-888-432-6666 or visit
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