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Derby Wrap Up Celebration & Winners

On Sunday, March 27th, we gathered together to celebrate the derby winners, remember, give out some awesome prizes, and, most importantly, hand over a check to the Fraser Valley Watershed Coalition.

Through the Wally Hall Boxing Day Derby, Wrap Up Raffle, and Wally Hall Jr. Memorial Steelhead Derby, there was a total of $30,060 raised. The FVWC will then turn this into anywhere from $90,000 to $150,000 via matching grants through public and private funding efforts. With that money going straight back into the Chilliwack / Vedder River for salmon and steelhead habitat restoration.

Thank you all for a job well done, and we can't wait to see what happens in 2022/23!

Without further ado, here are this year's winners from the various events.

Wally Hally Jr. Memorial Steelhead Derby

First Place - $1,000 - Ed Fogarty · 13.55lbs

Second Place - John Milner Kingfisher Reel - Bill Reekie · 13.42lbs

Third Place - 13Fishing Rod/Reel Combo - Brian Mirea · 12.85lbs

First Fish Weighed In - $50 - Curt Batschkewitz

Hidden Weight - $100 - Kyle Erikson

Hidden Weight - $100 - Cody Fisher

Hidden Weight - $100 - Emile Barry

Hidden Weight - $100 - Devin Noel

Hidden Weight - $100 - Brody Mansell

Hidden Weight - $100 - Jay Sabellaga

Wrap Up Raffle

Rapala Concept Centerpin Reel - Kee Tan

G.Loomis GLX CP Rod - Chris Lumbama

Simms G3 Waders - Patrick Keenan

Kingpin Imperial Centerpin Reel - John K P Leung

Custom Centerpin Rod and Islander Reel - Lucas Robinson

Fred's 8hr Sturgeon Trip - Gord Bain

Boxing Day Derby

First Place - Brian Mirea

Second place - Justin Michael

Third place - Kevin Johnson

Fourth place -Devin Noel

First Fish - Jacob Bergen

Congratulations to all of the winners, and especially to our precious river that will see projects like the Peach Road side-channel thrive.


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