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Tofino's Largest Fundraiser's Contributions Exceed $185,000

Tofino, British Columbia, Canada, July 8, 2014 – Former National Hockey League (NHL) player Brendan Morrison today announced that the recent Tofino Saltwater Classic Fishing Derby fundraiser event, held for the fifth consecutive year in Tofino on the west coast of Vancouver Island, netted a record $52,000 — bringing the total amount raised for local community initiatives since the event's inception to more than $185,000.

Above: Tofino Saltwater Classic Winner Kary Cuthill with Brendan Morrison  (Photo: Todd Byrnes)

125 anglers participated in the 2014 Tofino Saltwater Classic with the following winners and prizes:
Top Chinook (29.7 pounds): Kary Cuthill - Prize $6,000
2nd Place Chinook (29.1 pounds): Sean Hart - Prize $3,000
3rd Place Chinook (25.3 pounds): Duncan Armitage - Prize $2,000
Top Coho (6.8 pounds): Colin Marshall - Prize $1,500
Top Halibut (hidden weight 12.6 pounds): Matt Thornton - Prize $1,500

2014 Tofino Saltwater Classic beneficiaries are:
• 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

"The generosity of our derby's participants and fans is truly inspiring," said Tofino Saltwater Classic Fishing Derby host, Brendan Morrison. "Tofino is a great place to live, work and fish and I am very pleased to be able to help support such a great community in a meaningful way."

If you are interested in becoming a 2015 event, silent auction or marketing partner, please contact us:

Lynda Kaye, Kaye Public Relations


2014 Presenting Sponsor


2014 Platinum Partners

Marina West The Wickaninnish Inn Lowrance Berkley Gibbs-Delta Harbour Chandler

2014 Weigh Station Partner


2014 Gold Partners

RedCan Gourmet Trilogy Fish Co. Coast Mountain Jay's Clayoquot Ventures The Shore Wildside Grill Br4eakaway Matting Vancouver Canucks The Calgary Flames Chicago Blackhawks Firststar Long Beach Automotive Kitetail Lures Method Marine Graywood Scotty Stump Artist Pacific Salmon Foundation Orca Air Sysco SOBO Jamies Weldcraft Hills Foods Ocean Village Chesterman Beach Beach B&B Linden Long Beach Lodge Resort Spotted Bear Vancouver Island Brewery West Pacific Seafoods Rod's Power & Marine Wayne Gretsky Wines Long Beach Golf Course Hetherington Surf Sister Nikka Fishing & Marine

2014 Marketing / Media Partners

Long Beach Radio Sport Fishing Adventures White Paper Kaye Public Relations Jenkai Internet BC Outdoors BC Outdoors Sport Fishing TV Tourism Tofino