Kids, cops and fishing. What a great combination. Partner that with Bob Izumi and Dryden Canadian Tire, and you have a day sought by many children.
The Kids, Cops and Canadian Tire is coming to this year’s Walleye Masters Tournament on Saturday, June 18 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Government Dock.
Kids aged 9 through 12 will be given the opportunity to fish in their very own tournament, at no cost, chaperoned by the Dryden Police Service and OPP.
The tournament will offer a brand new bicycle for first place, free fishing rods, tackle, hats and many other prizes along with free lunch and other activities hosted by Standard Insurance.
The Kids, Cops and Canadian Tire Fishing Day is part of a grassroots program to encourage children to enjoy the benefits of recreational fishing supported by Fish For Ever.
According to Bob Izumi, chair of the Fish For Ever Foundation and star of Real Fishing Television, there is nothing that puts a smile on a kids face faster than catching a fish.
“That’s why I love to create opportunities for children and families to go fishing,” stated Izumi. “Fishing is one of the very best ways for parents and other adults to establish productive and healthy relationships with children. Police officers spend their entire careers protecting children. This program is a perfect way for kids to learn that these dedicated men and women care about them as individuals, not as potential young offenders.”
For more information on this event, or to register, please see the Shaw Walleye Masters website at www.drydenwalleyemasters.ca or call Andi Kidd at the Dryden Recreation Complex at 223-1426.
By Ally Dunham