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Tofino Saltwater Classic raises funds for community initiatives

Former NHL’er Brendan Morrison will once again host his fundraising derby

Former NHL forward Brendan Morrison, will once again host the Tofino Saltwater Classic. The fundraiser fishing derby will be held for the sixth consecutive year in Tofino this weekend, July 4-5.

To date, the Saltwater Classic has raised more than $185,000 to support various Tofino community initiatives.

In the past, these have included the Wickaninnish School Parent Advisory Council’s Healthy Lunch Program, the Tofino General Hospital Foundation, The Tofino Parks and Recreation Commission, The Tofino Legion Youth Night Program and the Tofino Salmon Enhancement Society.

“The generosity of our derby’s participants and fans is truly inspiring,” said Morrison.

“Tofino is a great place to live, work and fish and I am very pleased to be able to help support such a great community in a meaningful way.”

Black Press is a major media sponsor for the event.

“The Saltwater Classic is by far the largest fundraiser in Tofino and has made a number of important community programs possible,” said Tofino Mayor, Josie Osborne. “Mr. Morrison’s enthusiasm and the continued support from Tofino Saltwater Classic participants, volunteers and donators are much appreciated.”

The Tofino Saltwater Classic is open to 125 anglers who compete for thousands of dollars in prize money in a number of fishing categories.

In addition to the $250 participant registration fee, the Tofino Saltwater Classic raises funds via the event’s silent auction and by private donations from Tofino residents and business owners from around the province and across North America. To learn more, visit tofinosaltwaterclassic.com.

— NEWS Staff / Black Press

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