June 4, 2015 - Victoria, BC - In collaboration with SportFishingBC.com, PEETZ Outdoors is pleased to support the 6th annual Tofino Saltwater Classic, a salmon fishing derby off the West Coast of Vancouver Island, Canada, that will be held this year from July 3rd to 5th, 2015.
Hosted by former National Hockey League (NHL) player Brendan Morrison, the Tofino Saltwater Classic has proven to be a successful regional derby over the last five years, with contributions exceeding $185,000 to-date. Funds from this year's event will be directed to a wide range of Tofino's community programs, including:
- The Wickaninnish Community School WEPAC Healthy Food and Scholastic Programs
- Wickaninnish Community School Society after-school care program
- Tofino Hospital Foundation
- Tofino Parks and Recreation Commission
- Tofino Salmon Enhancement Society
- West Coast Multiplex Society
- Tofino Legion Youth Night Program
"We are proud to be a member of the sponsorship team for the derby this year," states Marc Hoelscher, a partner in PEETZ Outdoors. "With more than 100 entrants last year, The Tofino Saltwater Classic has become a popular event and one of Tofino's largest fundraisers. Its contributions are having a significant impact on the wonderful community of Tofino (one of my favourite places on the planet). On behalf of the team here at PEETZ, congratulations to Brendan Morrison and the volunteers who have made this derby such a success, and good luck to all of this year's entrants!"
PEETZ Outdoors has donated an "Evolution Package" for the derby, which includes one of its new 5" PEETZ Evolution Reels, a PEETZ Stryke Zone 7" flasher (blue with white glow) and two Sitka Sand Lance salmon lures (blue with white glow). All items are handcrafted by artisans in Victoria, BC. "The blue/white tackle selection may have been inspired by a couple of Canuckle Heads here at the PEETZ shop!" As an added bonus, Brendan Morrison will be autographing the flasher for the winner!
Enter to Win Today
To register for the derby and have a chance to win one of the exclusive SportFishingbBC member prizes, including the PEETZ "Evolution Package", follow these two steps:
1) Register for the derby.
2) Once you have completed your derby registration, send an email with your name, your SFBC forum username and the email address you use for the forum to firstname.lastname@example.org and cc email@example.com. If you have already entered the derby and are a member of the forum, simply provide the information required in step two above to enter the draw.
Upon verification of your membership, you will be entered in the draw for these exclusive prizes. If you require any assistance please email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the Tofino Saltwater Classic, visit www.tofinosaltwaterclassic.com. For more information about the Evolution reel and the other unique fishing gear and tackle available through PEETZ, visit www.peetzoutdoors.com.