PRESS RELEASE: 2016 Tofino Saltwater Classic Fishing Derby to Welcome 125 Anglers From Across North America

Former NHL Player Brendan Morrison's Event is Tofino's Largest Fundraiser for Community Initiatives

Tofino, British Columbia, Canada, December 9, 2015 – Brendan Morrison, formerly of the National Hockey League, today announced that the 7th Annual Tofino Saltwater Classic fundraiser fishing derby will be held from July 1-3, 2016 in Tofino on the west coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia. The largest fundraiser in Tofino, the derby has raised more than $250,000 for community initiatives since its inception. 125 anglers from across North America will compete for approximately $13,000 in cash prizes to be awarded in several categories.

All proceeds from the Tofino Saltwater Classic support a variety of beneficiaries including Wickaninnish School Parent Advisory Council's Healthy Lunch and Literacy Programs, the Tofino Salmon Enhancement Society, Tofino General Hospital Foundation, Tofino Parks and Recreation Commission, and the Tofino Legion Youth Night Program.

In addition to participant registration fees, the Tofino Saltwater Classic raises funds via business sponsorships, the event's silent auction, and private donations.


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Presenting Sponsor


Platinum Partners

The Wickaninnish Inn Marina West WITF Lowrance Gibbs-Delta

Weigh Station Partner


Gold Partners

Port Boathouse Yamaha RedCan Gourmet The Shore Trilogy Fish Co. Coast Mountain Harbour Chandler Jay's Clayoquot Ventures Wildside Grill Br4eakaway Matting Vancouver Canucks The Calgary Flames Chicago Blackhawks Calgary Stampeders Long Beach Automotive Pure Fishing Method Marine Graywood Scotty Kitetail Lures Stump Artist Pacific Salmon Foundation Orca Air Sysco SOBO Jamies Weldcraft Hills Foods Ocean Village Chesterman Beach Beach B&B Linden Long Beach Lodge Resort Vancouver Island Brewery West Pacific Seafoods Rod's Power & Marine Long Beach Golf Course Hetherington Surf Sister Nikka Fishing & Marine

Marketing / Media Partners

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