OUR VIEW: Important vote coming up

Nobody beats us as top fishing town without a fight

Okay, it’s a cheesy promotion designed to drive viewers to a website – goodness knows, we here at the Campbell River Mirror can understand that.

But when people start laying claims to being the ultimate fishing town in Canada, we here in the Salmon Capital of the World get a little up in arms, so to speak. When the World Fishing Network launched its Ultimate Fishing Town poll last year –promising to give the winning community $25,000 for fishing-related community work – Campbell Riverites put out the call to arms. They may have started a little too late – how else do you explain Port Alberni, of all places, winning?

This year, however, the word is out early and Campbell Riverites are being urged to get on the bandwagon, or, at least, their computers and vote for Campbell River on the specialty television channel’s website (www.wfnfishingtown.ca/home). Voting begins on April 12, so we’ve got time to muster the troops and exercise those button-pushing fingers.

Fishing’s something that’s near and dear to our hearts and we’re not letting some other community stake a claim to being the ultimate fishing town – whether its deserved or not – without a fight.

Last year’s vote generated a lot of discussion in town and word was passed around urging anybody and everybody to vote. The interest was high so let’s give this our best shot this year.

It’s all ultimately for fun – although the publicity generated for our city and region would not go amiss – and $25,000 could be put to good use so why not get on board?

Cast your vote.

– Campbell River Mirror

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