Visitors win aquaculture tourney

Port Hardy teams took home the championship trophies in both divisions of the annual aquaculture awareness slo-pitch tournament.

Team work at its best as teammates try to make the catch at second base at the same time.

Positive Aquaculture Awareness hosted its 15th annual Aquaculture Slo-Pitch Tournament at Willow Point Park last weekend.

Twelve teams from Port Hardy, Campbell River, Comox and Tofino competed in this year’s exciting tournament.

All teams and players participating in the tournament have ties with the aquaculture industry.

“The slo-pitch tournament is another great event that brings our entire industry, including both salmon farming companies and suppliers, to one venue for a fun-filled weekend,” said Cory Percevault, President of Positive Aquaculture Awareness.

Round robin play finished on Saturday with single knockouts taking place on Sunday.

The Division A trophy, after spending the past year with Tofino’s Creative Salmon team, is now spending the year in Port Hardy with the Marine Harvest Canada sponsored team, the Stray Katz.

The Stray Katz were awarded the trophy after a very competitive final game with  Mainstream Canada’s team, Slammin’.

Stray Katz team players Braydon Demoe and Arlene Clair were named male and female tournament MVPs respectively.

The B division trophy is also heading to Port Hardy after being in Campbell River with Grieg Seafoods this past year.

The Marine Harvest Canada sponsored team, Salmon Kings, were the winners of this year’s trophy.

The Salmon Kings played off a fun game with a new team to the tournament this year, the O-Fish-ials. The Salmon Kings’ MVP awards were presented to players Dan Christianson and Rosie Dugas.

The Marine Harvest Canada BBQ trailer was on site Saturday and the proceeds from the delicious BBQ salmon allowed Positive Aquaculture Awareness to contribute a $500 donation to Campbell River’s Cameryn’s Cause.

Positive Aquaculture Awareness Society’s mandate is to promote awareness of the aquaculture industry through public education and community involvement. To learn more about Positive Aquaculture Awareness visit


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