Here is a partial list of the items that we will have on our silent Auction at the "Muskie Sunday" event at the Spring Fishing & Boat Show on Feb 19th at the International Centre, Mississauga.
Scotsman Point Lodge: 2 night stay for up to 4 persons in 3 bedroom cottage. To be used opening muskie weekend, June 1 to 3, 2012 (full moon on 4th).
Scotsman Point Lodge: 4 night stay for up to 6 persons in 3 bedroom cottage. To be used between Aug 25 and 31, 2012 (full moon on 31st).
Chaudiere Lodge: 2 night all inclusive trip for 2 people at time to be agreed.
South Shore Camping & Ice Condos: 2 night stay for 4 people in 6 person condo (Mon. to Thurs.)
Pigeon Lake Resort: 2 night stay for 2 people, weekend or midweek (off season & subject to availability)
Lowrance Elite-5 Fishfinder / Chartplotter (Donated by Ian Young)
Guided 1 day outing for muskellunge on Lake Nipissing - Greg Videki
Guided 1 day outing for muskellunge or rainbows or perch in Southern Ontario - Keith Davison
Complete set of Musky Hunter DVD`s (donated by Jim Saric)
Autographed Special Musky Hunter TV Shirt that was worn on his show (donated by Jim Saric)
A Selection of Hose Baits (donated by Shawn Maher)
Selection of Videki spinnerbaits (donated by Greg Videki)
Selection of Handlebarz baits (donated by Mike Parker)
Selection of fishing equipment (donated by Bare Bones Baits)
St. Croix rod (donated by Bob Stirling)
Red October Tubes (Rigged), DVD and Apparel - donated by Red October Baits
Overnight Stay & $20 breakfast voucher at Holiday Inn Waterfront Hotel, Peterborough (NOT for use the weekend of 24-26 February 2012)
Giant poppers (2) (donated by Jonathan Taylor)
JB's Fishing Depot Gift certificate
CL Fishin Custom Muskie shirts (3 short and 1 long sleeve) (donated by Carl at CL Fishin)
Toronto Rock Lacrosse tickets (top category) - any date, rest of regular season (Donated by Ian Young)
Trojan Tackle Rod Holders donated by Dave Dutchak
Beckman Net, Legend Plow and NMA Embroidered Jacket - donated by the Niagara Musky Association
Lure package from Yvon Grise
Glide Bait lure package from Joe Spagnoli
Our 'Muskie Sunday' events in conjunction with the 2012 Spring Fishing & Boat Show were a tremendous success. Nearly $8000 was raised which will benefit the Muskellunge fishery in Canada through various conservation and research projects.
This would not have been possible were it not for the generous support of Andy and Vita Pallotta, the organizers of the Spring Fishing & Boat Show.
We had a great turnout of over 250 people that showed up to hear Jim Saric, Gord Pyzer and 'Big' Jim McLaughlin in an informal question and answer type seminar. These three top Muskie Anglers, with some help from the audience informed and entertained us for almost two hours!
The success of 'Muskie Sunday' was also possible due to the generous support of many other people who donated product to an amazing silent auction. Muskies Canada would like to thank, Andrea Childs - Scotsman Point Resort. Steve Niedzwiecki - Chaudiere Lodge. Cara Lee & Garnet Hughes - South Shore Camping and Ice Condos, Wayne & Karen Haagsma - Pigeon Lake Resort, Ian Young, Greg Videki, Keith Davison, Jim Saric - Musky Hunter TV Show & Magazine, Shawn Maher - Hosebaits, Mike Parker - Handlebarz Lures, Dave Michaluk - Bare Bones Baits, Bob Stirling – St. Croix Rods, Phil Harrison - etackle.ca, Marc Arena - Red October Baits, Holiday Inn Waterfront Hotel Peterborough, Jonathan Taylor - Frantic Baits, Brian & Steve Lo - JB's Fishing Depot, Carl Linker - CL Fishing, Dave Dutchak - Trojan Tackle, The Niagara Musky Association, Yvon Grise, Joe Spagnoli, Pure Fishing Canada, 'Big' Jim McLaughlin/ Shimano Canada, Charles Weiss, Tony Gallucci - Beaver Lures, Jared Chartrand - Northstar Marine Insurance (who provided the refreshments).
Thanks to fellow MCI members who gave freely of their time in the planning and running of this event. Ian Young, Vince Giuliani, Mike McCutcheon, Tom McCutcheon, Bruce Park, and Kevin Linder. Thanks to Richard Bennett, Chris Chilcott, Steve Stewart, and Harry Valters for working hard Sunday morning to help make it happen!
These kinds of fund raising events define what Muskies Canada is all about. It would not happen without the efforts of dedicated members who both ran the event, and showed up to support it!
Eights G's! Holy scrap! Nice job Muskies Canada.