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PRESS RELEASE:  6th Annual Tofino Saltwater Classic Fishing Derby Fundraiser Set for July 4-5, 2015

Tofino, British Columbia, Canada, June 19, 2015 – Canadian professional ice hockey centre Brendan Morrison, formerly of the National Hockey League, today announced that he will again host the Tofino Saltwater Classic fundraiser fishing derby to be held for the 6th consecutive year in Tofino on the west coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, from July 4-5, 2015.

To date, the Saltwater Classic has raised more than $185,000 to support various Tofino community initiatives including 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 Tofino Saltwater Classic Fishing Derby host, Brendan 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."

"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 thousand of dollars in prize money in a number of fishing categories. The $250 entry fee includes a welcome gift bag with an event-branded shirt, a "Brendan and Friends" meet and greet gathering on July 3rd at Wolf in the Fog restaurant, and a celebratory dinner and silent auction at Marina West on July 4th. In addition to participant registration fees, 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.

If you are interested in becoming a 2015 event, silent auction or marketing partner, please contact us:

Lynda Kaye, Kaye Public Relations


2015 Presenting Sponsor


2015 Platinum Partners

Marina West The Wickaninnish Inn Lowrance Harbour Chandler Gibbs-Delta Berkley

2015 Weigh Station Partner


2015 Gold Partners

Br4eakaway Matting Chesterman Beach Beach B&B Yamaha Storm Light Outfitters West Pacific Seafoods Trilogy Fish Co. Coast Mountain Sea Wench Long Beach Automotive Vancouver Canucks Chicago Blackhawks Graywood Long Beach Lodge Resort Stump Artist Pacific Salmon Foundation Tofino Fishing and Trading Port Boat House Kitetail Lures SOBO The Calgary Flames Scotty Ocean Village Rod's Power & Marine Orca Air Method Marine Hetherington Surf Sister

2015 Event Partners

Wolf in the Fog Sandhill Winery Tofino Brewing Company Ballistic Pig RedCan Gourmet Wildside Grill Sysco

2015 Marketing / Media Partners

Tourism Tofino Black Press Westerly News Tuff City Radio Sport Fishing BC Sport Fishing Adventures White Paper Kaye Public Relations Jenkai Internet BC Outdoors BC Outdoors Sport Fishing TV