Monday, December 24, 2018

Third event of the Holiday week ahead looks to reel in some support for the Prince Rupert Lions Club

In December there are three days in short succession that mark the start of the holiday period in Prince Rupert, with Christmas Day, Boxing Day and Blue Knuckle Day, the latter the popular day on the water for some as part of an annual tradition on the North Coast.

This years event takes place on Thursday, December 27th from Daylight until Dark in the tidal waters around Prince Rupert with the proceeds this year to be delivered to the Salvation Army, Search and Rescue 64 and the Oldfield Creek Hatchery.

The event which this year will be honouring the memories of Marc Desautels and Jeff Carlson has been a fixture on the Prince Rupert Calendar since December of 1992, making for larger and larger numbers of participants looking for a break from the hectic pace of the holiday celebrations.

The Lions took on the project following the passing of Marc Desautels in 2009, the Lions added Mr. Calrson's name to the event following his passing earlier this year, the two popular members of the community gave much in the way of their time and support for a range of activities.

This years Weigh in takes place from 3 until 6 at the Moose Hall, with the awarding of prizes to come from 6 to 7 PM

The entrance fee to the event is 25 dollars and participants will then be in the running for  range of prizes donated by local merchants, with the Top Three prizes for those who do some fishing and deliver the largest Cleaned Salmon as follows:

Fist Place -- $1,200 Cash courtesy of Harbour Machining

Second Place -- $800 Cash courtesy of Lighten Up electric and R and R Rewind

Third Place -- $500 Cash courtesy of the Port of Prince Rupert

Participants are also up for door prizes, with a 1,000 Door prize to be awarded courtesy of Gateway Dental.

DP World has also donated a $1,500 Gift Certificate for Travel through Quadra Travel in Prince Rupert.

There are also raffle tickets available for five dollars for a large number of other prizes to be given away at the Moose Hall event.

Tickets can be purchased at J and E Tackle, Seasport, The Northern View and Northwest Fuels.

Tickets are also available from Lions Club members.

Over 400 tickets for the Blue Knuckle Derby were sold at last years event, with funds put towards some of the Lions projects around Prince Rupert.

You can learn more about the event from the Lions Facebook page here,

Find more items of note from Community Events around the Northwest here.

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