The days Schedule is as follows
The Children will be supplied with life jackets, fishing tackle, bait, snacks and cold beverages. Volunteers will be on hand to assist in launching and loading the boats. Support boats will be available for additional drinks and assistance. We must keep in mind that all of our attending families are at different stages fighting this illness and sometimes a family is unable to attend last minute. Every year we have some that register but due to illness are unable to attend , we do our best to make sure all boat operators get to take someone fishing. As well alot of the families are larger so we have to split them into 2 boats so if that's the case with your families we ask that those boat operators work together to fish together so the family can still enjoy the day somewhat together.
Please note also that this is a rain or shine event and we do have rain ponchos for the attendees
Once again THANK YOU for volunteering your time next Saturday and we look forward to seeing everyone
If for some reason you can't attend please Email KFFAC1@SHAW.CA as soon as possible
Thanks Dave Girling
Kids Fishing For A Cure was founded in 1996 by local Selkirk Resident John Harbor. John was a volunteer driver for CancerCare Manitoba and on these trips he noticed the many children battling cancer. John an avid fisherman, thought wouldn't it be wonderful to take these children out fishing and make it a fun day for them John enlisted the help of local outfitters Wally Kostinuik. Bob Check and Jim Hyslop. Together with the help of their families and friends the first Kids Fishing For a Cure derby was held in the Selkirk Park. The derby was a huge success and it was their dream to make this an annual event. Unfortunately John passed away in 2000. In 1999 a new executive was formed with the intent of carrying on to keep this dream alive. Various fundraisers are organized to raise money for the fishing derby, along with the help of sponsors and donations. We are very fortunate to have a great bunch of volunteers that work with the executive committee to put these events together. Derby day includes a pancake breakfast, boat operators taking participants out to fish on the Red river, followed by a lunch of hot dogs, hamburgers, drinks and treats. We have face painting and visits from various mascots. There is a raffle and silent auction, then the presentation of trophies , medallions and the presentation of a bicycle to the overall derby winner. The Kids Fishing For a Cure derby is a fun packed day where kids can just be kids. Patients and their families enjoy this special day. Kids Fishing For A Cure is a non profit organization with net proceeds going to benefit Pediatric Cancer patients.