The first-ever Royal LePage Advance Campbell River Salmon Derby will be held June 11.

New salmon derby to benefit two local charities

Royal LePage Advance Realty wants to put Campbell River back in the fishing spotlight with the first annual Royal LePage Advance Campbell River Salmon Derby with a $5,000 cash prize for the largest Salmon.

It is hoped this June 11 event will attract hundreds of anglers. The Foreshore/Robert Ostler Park in downtown Campbell River will have a day full of activities arranged for family fun and will be the event headquarters where awards and dozens of prizes will be distributed later in the day.

Campbell River is a beautiful city with great people and the area has been built on and known for many things, fishing being just one of them. Salmon fishing is an enjoyed,

cherished and necessary part of local life in the area. Hoping to reaffirm Campbell River as “The Salmon Capital of the World” and raise funds for good causes, all funds raised at the Royal LePage Advance Campbell River Salmon Derby will be donated to two local causes. The Royal Lepage Shelter Foundation will benefit The Campbell River and North Island Transition Society (Rose Harbour and Ann Elmore house) in supporting local women and children in need and the Campbell River Salmon Foundation in supporting rehabilitation and enhancement of local salmon habitat. Royal Lepage – Advance Realty is locally owned and has Realtors living in or handling Real Estate sales for clients in Haida Gwaii, Port Hardy and area, Sointula, Sayward, Tahsis, Gold River, Quadra and Cortes Islands, Black Creek/Merville, and of course, Campbell River and area, where the company’s head office is located. Entry fee is $40 per person, online at CRsalmonderby.com (Preferred registration) or in person, at local outlets (Royal Lepage head office and others to be named at a later date). Information about the event and registration details will be upcoming in various media announcements or if you are interested in being a sponsor of the event, contact the

Royal LePage office at 972 Shoppers Row in Campbell River. Phone 250-286-3293 or by e-mail at tickets@CRsalmonderby.com