Westview Marina & Lodge September Report
The season is not over but, there are LOT's of positives to reflect on!
15th Annual Salmon Enhancement Derby once again went over the TOP!
Largest # of fishing Participants, the most people who attended the awards banquet, the largest number of prizes, more commitments to the VIP donation board than ever before, the largest # of Major Sponsors. YES everything was BIGGER & BETTER including the results:
$54,782 - YES that is a $10,000 increase over 2017 "WOW"!!
Volunteers and Volunteerism Make IT HAPPEN!" Just a few of the many, many, many Volunteers from left to right Mike & Robbi Carey, Graeme Easton "THANK YOU ALL"
How did this happen? Answer - the newly formed Salmon Enhancement Derby volunteer committee. Member of the Tahsis Salmon Enhancement Society, summer residents from all over Canada & the U.S. and local Tahsis citizens all came together to make the derby at all levels BIGGER & BETTER!
Special Thanks to our Major Sponsors:
Breakers Marine/Suzuki Canada - Redl/Big Rock Sports - Lorco Auto Parts - Scotty Marine Products - SHOCKWAVE Marine Suspension Seating - Gibbs/Delta Tackle - Great Canadian Super Store - Canadian Tire - Coastal Mountain Fuels - Bradley Smokers - Tony Wiederkehr (Seahawk Tickets) - Endurance Marine - Grieg Seafood - Nootka Is. Lodge - Reel Obsession Lodge - Critter Cover
New/ Notable Sponsors: Bass Pro - Island Fisherman Mag - Cabela's
"Thank You" to the nearly 200 Gift Sponsors!!
"Yes it Really is All About the FISH"
Canadian Coast Guard Station coming to Tahsis
Yes! While a crew of Coast Guard personnel attended with an information
booth and participated in this year Salmon Enhancement Fishing Derby,
the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Fisheries, Ocean and
Coast Guard, announced that a new search and rescue station will be built
in Tahsis to allow for an enhanced response to marine emergencies on the
northwest coast of Vancouver Island.
Tahsis part of a Huge ATV and Quad trail system
Yes! Ride your Off Road Vehicle (ORV) from Campbell River to Gold River
then to Tahsis on an existing approved trail system NOW!
Local logging roads allow for an enjoyable high caliber outdoor recreation
experiences in a pristine and accessible environment which surrounds Tahsis.
SOON! In the works is multi-use trails between Tahsis and Zeballos 2019.
Future plans include a broader trail network in the North Island.
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Thank you note:
Hi John, thank you again for your hospitality! The group thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Westview Marina. The facilities were clean and complete, the employees helpful and capable, and the food delicious. Your fishing tips paid off (Ralph owes you an email!) and the courtesy car made it an easy run into town for groceries and liquor.