Who wants to hear about another sponsor? Another possible prize? How about #WholesaleSports? Three stores, Kamloops, Westbank, and Langley, have all jumped in to sponsor our #fishingderby and raise money for a great cause! Whether you go in the store or shop online, they have everything you need to tackle the outdoors.
The #CanadianDiabetesAssociation and #SteelheadSociety of BC will both be attending the Anglers’ Dinner and tell us about their organizations.
A big welcome to Sage Rods as they join the Sponsorship team again this year. Sage will be donating a Circa Rod to this year’s derby.
To anyone who knows, the CIRCA is a perfect addition to your rod collection, allowing you to approach a river with stealthy, short-range accuracy. Its hypnotically smooth slower tempo combined with crisp and precise loading and unloading of each cast results in unmatched accuracy and delicate presentations. Will you be the lucky winner?
Well, anglers and friends, it’s finally happened. We’ve been working towards this for quite a while now and it’s time to unveil the new PCM Memorial Derby Logo!
With help from Carolyn at Sprokit Media, we have come up with a great new design.
We hope you like it as much as we do. All participants in the derby will be receiving a PCM Derby t-shirt with the new logo on it. Remember we are only allowing sixty entries this year and space is filling up fast. So call and get your spot reserved for the May Long Weekend!
There are still camping spaces available at Whispering Pines, but like the entries, they are going fast. Call Jamie at 604-807-3005 for more information.
To everyone that has already entered, can you send us an e-mail with your t-shirt size? We are trying to get an accurate order in this year. We’re offering women’s shirts this year as well so, ladies, that goes for you too.
Tight Lines, everyone! This year is going to be amazing!
We are so excited to officially announce that the talented artist, Charlie Clark, has agreed to do some ORIGINAL artwork for the PCM Memorial Derby!
Charlie is incredibly skilled at painting wildlife. If you haven’t seen his work, definitely check out his website.
The piece he is doing for the PCM Derby will be the first in a series he is willing to do specifically for the derby every year. Each year we will be auctioning off a new painting to raise money for our deserving charities. This is your chance to own a one of a kind piece of art from an up and coming artist! Attend every year and start your collection.
Thank you, Charlie! Welcome to the PCM Derby family!
Has again graciously donated t-shirts and swag for this years derby! Attendees last year will remember the cool “Got Trout?” shirts they got with their entries. We have a new design coming this year. Who wants to start a collection?
We’re also looking at offering hats and t-shirts for sale at the derby to add to the charity fund raising. In any case there will be plenty of fun to be had and with the available SIXTY spots fast filling up, there is only one question.
Have you registered yet?
The 2016 Derby is fast approaching and with it, more sponsors!
Cooper’s Foods in Merritt has graciously offered to provide food for the Anglers’ Dinner on Sunday. For those of you that attended last year, you’ll remember the feast of salads, smoked Turkey (thanks to Bradley Smokers), vegetarian lasagna, and slow roasted whole pork (thanks to Pacific Northwest Garden Supply). This year will be bigger and better than last year! Thank You Paul from Cooper’s foods!
Purity Feeds of Merritt is also making a prize donation! What is it? You’ll have to attend to find out!
Work N’ Play of Merritt is also donating. Will it be a raffle item, prize donation or auction item? Only the lucky attendees will know!
Don’t worry if you’re not a fisherman (person?), everyone is welcome to attend. We will be having a by-donation pancake breakfast on Sunday morning and the cost for attending the Anglers’ Dinner for non-participants is $20 per person and entitles you to our raffle and live auction. All proceeds go to our two fantastic charities, The Canadian Diabetes Association and the Steelhead Society of BC.
Looking forward to keeping you updated on new sponsors and news as they unfold as we count down to Derby Day!
Stay tuned! Tight Lines!
The 2016 PCM Memorial Fly Fishing Derby is fast approaching and plans are really starting to ramp up!
More sponsors are being added daily and it’s looking like another great prize line up as well as some truly outstanding auction and raffle items. The deadline for the Early Bird Entries is coming fast. Have you reserved your spot yet? The Early Bird Entry Form 2016 is downloadable and payment can be made by credit card by calling Jamie Parsons at 604-807-3005
If you would like to sponsor the derby, it’s not too late. We’d love to welcome you on board. Sponsors are eligible for tax receipts issued by the Canadian Diabetes Association, promotion on our website and at the derby, as well as mentions during the Anglers’ Dinner on Sunday night.
The Early Bird Entries are now open!
We are limiting participation to 60 entrants this year so securing your spot will be important!
Entries must be received by March 15, 2016 however preferred camping availability at Whispering Pines Ranch subject to availability .
Early Bird entries include three nights camping at Whispering Pines Ranch. Once all available camping has been reserved there, the Early Bird Entries will close and participants will have to rely on first come/first serve camping at the derby eligible lakes. These are forest service campsites and are subject to province/forestry mandated fees.
A PDF form is downloadable here and can be filled out and returned either by e-mail or regular post. Entry fees can be paid in advance to secure camping spots by cheque or credit card.
That’s right! The date announcement you’ve all been waiting for!
This year will be bigger and better than ever with a two day derby! As it was last year, it will be a multi-lake event hosted by Whispering Pines Ranch located 18 km south of Aspen Grove, halfway between Merritt and Princeton.
Stay tuned for info on camping, prizes, and sponsors. Participation will be limited to 60 entries this year so reserve your spot soon.
Here are the 2015 derby eligible lakes and their locations in relation to Whispering Pines Ranch.
click here >>>> Derby Lakes Map <<<< for the pdf file for easier viewing.
The angler’s dinner is being held at the Lonestar Saloon at the 7 Half Diamond Ranch. The derby runs from 8-5 and dinner will be served at seven. Shuttles to and from Whispering Pines will be provided for the safety of our guests.