After a couple of day's of Christmas Dinners and Boxing Day Open Houses, a chance to get away for a bit and maybe reel in some great prizes arrives on Friday with the Blue Knuckle Day, the popular day on the water for some that makes for an annual holiday tradition on the North Coast.
This years event takes place on Friday, 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. Carlson's name to the event following his passing last 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, part of the raffle that the Lions host as part of the event.
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 Pacific Net and Twine, 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 and it remains one of the popular holiday events in the region.
You can learn more about the event from the Lions Facebook page here,
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