Hit the ice for fishing derby

Family Day weekend will once again feature ice fishing on Wilgress Lake with proceeds going to programs for Boundary youth.

The 4th Annual Wilgress Lake Ice Fishing Derby is set to go on Family Day weekend, Feb. 7 – 9.The Boundary All Nations Aboriginal Council (BANAC) and the Boundary Metis Community Association (BMCA) sponsor the fishing derby, with proceeds going to enhance youth programs in the Boundary Area.

Co-organizer Danny Williamson said the two groups have a family focus and a family tradition. “If families need help, we want to be there for them.”

The snow carving contest that began last year is back again too. In 2014 the top prize went to the Wilgress Monster—six metres long, rising out of the lake and made entirely of sculpted snow.

“We are trying to make the weekend kidfriendly,” said Greg Sterling, the other main organizer of the event. “And all you need is a license (if over 16), pail and a fishing rod.”

There will be prizes and trophies to be won, and food, drinks and snacks will be available on site.

Tickets may be purchased in Greenwood at the Udder Store and in Grand Forks at Super Save, Shell, Winnipeg Liquor Store and Crowsnest Keep.

Volunteers and prize sponsors are welcome too. Contact Greg at 250-442-5848 or Danny at 250-442-0392.