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FMLA 2017 Kids Fishing Derby

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Children's Fishing Derby 2017 - SUCCESS!

Although rain threatened at the beginning, sunny skies prevailed at the Four Mile Lake Children's Fishing Derby held on Sunday July 2nd. There were a few drivers and participants with sleepy eyes, after all the Canada 150 Birthday Celebrations the day before, but all our young participants had fun. Our anglers spent approximately 2 hours trying to catch The Big One and enjoying time out on the lake with family. No better way to spend a Canada Day long weekend!  As with past years, we had many types of fishing vessels including fishing boats, tin boats, pontoon boats, ski boats, and even a canoe!

All boats gathered at the south end near the mouth of the bay, to pick up their prizes from the prize canoe and lunch of burgers, hot dogs, potato chips, and water. One lucky participant got a surprise when she opened up her hot dog to find a gift certificate from Walstens. Congratulations Storbeck-Pulling family!

We couldn't have executed this event if it were not for our generous sponsors and dedicated volunteers.

Foodland in Coboconk donated all the burgers, hot dogs, buns, chips, and water.  Walsten Marine provide a gift certificate for one lucky winner. Coboconk Buck & Up Closeouts provide discounts on the prizes. Monitory donation to support this event came from Grace Cork, Shepherd Environmental, Kawartha Waterfront Real Estate, Handley Plumbing, Handley Lumber, Irene McCool, RWH and Houston Marine. Thank You Sponsors!

Mike Vidas and Simon Martin have planned, organized and executed this event since it's inception. Whether is contacting our sponsors, or flipping burgers these two are always there to ensure the Derby goes off without a hitch.  Thank you Mike and Simon for all you do! This year's cooks and packagers were Mike and Vanessa Vidas, Ardys and David Currie , Cara Letton, Sophie and Wyatt Currie, Julia and Alison Vidas. The meal organizers on the water were Simon Martin, Eric and Ryan Leslie, Sophie and Wyatt Currie, Julia and Alison Vidas. Thanks to Rob Spitz for loaning us the pontoon boat to use as the base station. The Lee Family for getting the boats in the lake in the rain, and loading the water on to our base station first thing in the morning.  Thank you Volunteers! 

If you have photos you would like to share on the Four Mile Lake web site, we would love to see them. Please forward any photos to mvidas@hitachisolutions.com

Cara Letton

FMLA is holding a "Kids Fishing Derby" on July 2nd, 2017 - a fun community event for everyone on 4 Mile Lake. Get all the details below, and Register now to participate!

[29June2017 - Anyone interested in registering should call me at the number below and we will do our best to accommodate.  Simon Martin 647 381 9943]



More Info for FMLA Kids Fishing Derby
July 2nd, 2017
10:00am to 1:00pm

Like to sign-up? Okay!

Click here if you're a member of the Four Mile Lake Association and provide your name, cottage address, email, and other requested information.

If you're not a member, click here to become a FMLA member. The Four Mile Lake Association and its sponsors work hard to provide events like this, not to mention dozens of other services targeted at the preservation and enjoyment of our great Lake. We need your membership to continue our service. Find out more at the above link.

If you're not a member and don't wish to become one at this time, then please consider again J. If after reconsidering and you're still not interested, we'll still welcome you as we trust one day you'll join the cause and support our Lake. Just click here and provide the requested information.

  • Feel free to join us regardless of your vessel (motorized or not).
  • Be sure to bring your required safety gear/licensing.
  • Meet at the entrance of the arm of the lake (east side, closer to south end of lake) just before 10am.
  • Don't forget to bring friends - the more the merrier. See you soon!

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Any questions, contact Simon at simonmartin@rogers.com] OR 647 381 9943


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