OCOA PROVIDES TORONTO KIDS WITH TRIP OF A LIFETIME
On the morning of July 9, twenty youth from the Toronto Kiwanis Boys and Girls Club (http://believeinkids.ca) will be climbing onto a Greyhound bus for 4 days of fishing, canoeing, campfires, and more – and it’s all being provided to them free of charge!
For the 8th consecutive year, the OCOA – with the support of numerous partners – is organizing the Kids and Wardens Fishing Adventure, which this year sees the kids being hosted by our members at Waterfalls Lodge near Spanish, ON (www.waterfallslodge.com).
“This event is often the highlight of the summer for these kids”, say OCOA President Joe McCambridge. “It’s also a lot of fun for our members, who are thrilled to be able to introduce kids from an urban environment to the wonders of the great outdoors.”
While at the camp, the children will be guided by OCOA members as they fish for walleye, pike, and panfish. In between fishing trips, they will experience demonstrations by a Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) forest fire fighting crew (guaranteed to result in an epic water fight!), the MNR canine unit, instruction in canoeing by certified instructors, and much more.
Thanks to the amazing support of our sponsors, each child will receive all the equipment needed to fully enjoy the trip: rain suit, fishing rod and reel, a fully stocked tackle box – all of which goes home with them at the end of the trip! We can’t thank our supporters enough, without their generous support this event would not be possible.
The OCOA is a non-profit Association of active and retired Ontario Conservation Officers and other natural resources law enforcement officers who are dedicated to supporting and promoting children’s education with regard to Ontario’s natural resources.
For more information about natural resources regulations and enforcement, please visit the OCOA website at www.ocoa.ca, or contact your local Conservation Officer.