Fishing derby, river run, set up to support MVIHES

The prize for the largest saltwater fish is a Yamaha Outboard Engine T9.9 Power Tilt 4-Stoke from the Boathouse in Parksville

Two upcoming events will get residents in the outdoors, fundraising for the conservation and restoration of local salmon habitat.

A Fishing Derby is taking place from June 9 through 14 and all legally caught species in the area can be brought to the Boathouse in Parksville for the chance to win big prizes.

The prize for the largest saltwater fish is a Yamaha Outboard Engine T9.9 Power Tilt 4-Stoke. First place for the largest freshwater fish is a Yamaha F2.5msH. There are also hidden weight prizes. Pay $10 to register before June 9 or $25 to register after June 9.

All proceeds go to the Mid Vancouver Island Habitat Enhancement Society (MVIHES). Bring in your catch to be weighed uncleaned between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily (Saturday until 4 p.m.).

There will be sales at the store, fresh coffee and donuts and an on-site Texas barbecue. The Boathouse is located at 1300 Springhill Road, visit www.parksvilleboathouse.com or call 250-947-9666 for more information.

The annual River Run will also benefit MVIHES, taking place June 8. The five km Fun Run/Walk goes through the trails in the Englishman River Regional Park.

This year there is another 10 km run for more serious runners. Participants can enjoy snacks and drinks provided by Thrifty Foods.

Registration is $30 for adults, $20 for seniors and students and free for children under 14 when accompanied by an adult.

Online registration ends June 6. Visit www.theriverrun.ca to register or call 250-607-7038 for more information.

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