450 Anglers set to hit the ice to Fish for Cure
Its not too late to participate!
WHEN: Saturday March 7, 2015
WHERE: Sibbald Point Provincial Park, Sutton, ON.
TIME: check in and inspections begin at 6:30am and event ends around 5 pm.
It’s a cold morning and members of the Perchin for MS team are up and moving. It’s 4:30am and director and founder Doug Poirier and his brother are already heading out on the ice. They aren’t fishing…but instead setting up their fishing zone for the 5th Annual Perchin for MS Tournament. Teams start arriving within no time and soon the whole place is a buzz.
Celebrating its 5th year, Perchin for MS – Lake Simcoe’s Premier Ice Fishing Event was started by Doug Poirier, an MS sufferer himself. As a way of fighting back against his Multiple Sclerosis, Doug started this tournament to raise awareness and encourage others to keep fighting, and to keep being active in the outdoors even with a disability.
Selling out with over 225 teams each year since the start, and raising over $45 000 to date, this is one of Ontario’s top ice fishing events. Boasting over $20 000 worth of cash and prizes also seems to help make the event that much more fun. “Everyone is fishing to help the cause, but who wouldn’t want to win something amazing while doing so” said Poirier.
“I’m proud of what we have done to date and can only hope it continues to stay fun and helps make a bit of a difference” continues Poirier.
This year, organizers are inviting you to come out and catch the fun. Although the event is sold out, organizers are hoping people from all over Ontario will come cheer on their local teams and take part in the weigh in at 1pm. During the weigh in, a charity bbq and silent and live auction takes place for some amazing items. Items such as smokers, charter fishing trips, fly-in fishing trip, rods, golf, etc…
Both cash and prize donations are still being accepted.
We look forward to seeing everyone out at the event and wish all competitors good luck!
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