The 6th Annual Family Fishing Derby hosted by the North Thompson Fish and Game Society (NTF&G) proved to be the most impressive one yet. The Father’s Day event brought out 88 anglers, plus 23 youth under 15 years of age. The oldest participant clocked in at 91, and the youngest at age three. The farthest away participant in the event was from Maple Ridge, along with anglers from Abbotsford and Summerland. Although the weather started out unsettled in the morning, by the final weigh-in time at 4 p.m., everyone was looking for a shady spot at the Bandshell in Fadear park where the awards were presented.
Prizes were thanks to a large number of generous sponsors, including from Barriere; Timbermart, IDA, Interior Savings CU, The Bear Radio, AG Foods, RE/MAX Integrity, North 40, and Bryan Smith; from Clearwater -Jim’s Market and Buy Low Foods; from Kamloops – BC Wildlife Federation, Princess Auto and Wholesale Sports.
All of the participating children had their names written in chalk on the brick walkway in front of the Bandshell, and every one of them went home with a prize.
NTF&G rep Kathy Campbell said, “So many prizes – such a wonderful day. Thank you all for making our Father’s Day Fishing Derby an activity of choice in the Barriere area for the sixth year. We look forward to seeing everyone back next year,.”