The Alameda Fishing Derby was a success despite the uncooperative Saskatchewan weather. Although cold and windy, a total of 235 anglers were out to try their luck in catching a big one out at the Alameda Dam.
Moose Creek Regional Park played host to the numerous anglers throughout the day, while a beef supper was held under the tents in the Alameda Rink parking lot that evening by the Oxbow Lions.
Darin McNabb, one of the organizers, of the day was disappointed in the weather, but glad to still have great support in hosting the event.
“It’s a great way to bring the community together,” McNabb said. “Our rink renos are coming along. We have Custom Ice on the scene and our insulation and rebar will be going in this week; our cement should be poured July 6-7. And we’ll also have squares of cement to do a legacy board, so for $100 a piece people can get their names on that. We’ll also be looking for board sponsors and there’s other opportunities to help as well, just contact one of our sponsorship committee: Jason Hammerstein, Clayton Millions, or Carri-Lee Rutten.”
“We’ve had a really busy June though with the mosquito ball league finals in town this weekend, last weekend there was the Fireman Rodeo, and the 4-H Show and Fair was this month as well”
Overall, McNabb says that the rink is more than just a place to play hockey, that it’s an epicentre of the community. It’s a place for everyone to come together and enjoy small town Saskatchewan, which is why it’s important to ensure it remains running and is kept in good shape.
The Alameda Fishing Derby is one of the main fundraisers the recreation group in Alameda is able to operate it and make improvements to the rink, so they are thankful to all their sponsors and participants for the 2017 Fishing Derby.
2017 Youth Winners:
1 – Elizabeth Linius – 7.620 lbs
2 – Adrianna Marcie – 7.055 lbs
3 – Brennan Lerot – 4.560 lbs
4 – Spencer Copeland – 4.500 lbs
5 – Joseph Marcie – 4.490 lbs
6 – Hunter McNabb – 3.585 lbs
2017 Adult Winners:
1 – Paul Skoczylas – 19.785 lbs
2 – Cal Dumaine – 19.080 lbs
3 – Joel Lesage – 18.935 lbs
4 – Kevin Frith – 15.165 lbs
5 – Clinton Harkins – 15.115 lbs
6 – Don Norbert – 14.20 lbs
7 – Lynn Wood – 14.140 lbs
8 – Nolan Berg – 14.045 lbs