The Courtenay and District Fish & Game Protective Association ended 2018 on a good note with the announcement of an agreement with the Comox Valley Regional District that would see the association providing a key piece of land and statutory rights of way needed for the construction of key infrastructure for the new Comox Valley Water Treatment Project. In exchange, the CVRD will provide the raw water needed for the association’s proposed hatchery project. It’s a win-win for the community and we all live together in the community.
The association has changed its membership application process to streamline it and work towards an easier and more accurate administration process. Of course, it’s always difficult to get into the digital age but we will persevere. The membership year runs from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31. This is a transition year with no penalties for not renewing prior to Dec. 31.
However, all renewing members must renew before Dec. 31, 2019, for the 2020 year or they will be considered new members in the system rather than renewals.
For 2019 membership, renewing and new members are now asked to visit the association website at www.courtenayfishandgame.org to apply online. You now have the option of paying online and having your membership card/key mailed to you. It is important to note that new members’ applications will be vetted by the membership committee and must be approved at a general meeting. This will mean that you will not receive your membership status immediately, but it will be worth the wait for the benefits of the association you will enjoy.
Tickets are now available for our Annual Banquet Fundraiser to be held on Feb. 23, 2019, at the Florence Filberg Centre. They are $40 each, with round tables of eight available, and the tickets are available at the association office from Monday to Wednesday (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) or save a drive and purchase them at the Brian McLean Chev Buick GMC Ltd. dealership. Please note, no minors.
The theme this year is Greek Gods and Goddesses, so time warp back to ancient Greece and find your togas! There will be costume prizes! The dinner is catered by Tria Fine Catering and we will have prizes from our generous local merchants and businesses for raffles, silent and live auctions, including a WestJet trip for two! All monies raised from these will go toward Courtenay and District Fish & Game Protective Association’s conservation projects that serve our Comox Valley community. So bring your cash!
There are many events put on by the Association out at the lake which will be advertised as the dates near; but, we are pleased to announce that we have two major championships coming to the Comox Valley and the association. They are the 2019 Canadian Open Skeet Championships over the Canada Day weekend and the 2019 SASS (Single Action Shooting Society) Canadian National Championships over the Labour Day weekend. Competitors will come from all over Canada, US and sometimes internationally for these events. Stay tuned for more news about Fish and Game and what’s happening out at the Lake!