Port Renfrew Marina is pleased to host the 9th annual Davey Derby, July 24, 25, and 26, 2009. This event offers a great weekend's fishing, super prizes, as well as a good cause. The derby is a major fundraiser for Port Renfrew and the Cowichan Valley. Entry fee is $45/rod, with all proceeds going to charity.
Below is the thank you letter that the Davey Derby organizers sent to the Port Renfrew Marina. The letter explains the good that this derby is doing in the local community.
But maybe more importantly....here's Des Hatchard with the winning fish, a 41 pound beauty! Good fishing, good times, come on out to Port Renfrew and join in the fun!
The Dave Nicholson Benevolent Fund, its participants, and our associated charities would like to give thanks to the fine people at the Port Renfrew Marina for their kind donation to the 8th annual Davey Derby.
Through your help we were able to raise over $21,000 at last years’ event which was sent out to: the Cowichan Valley Food Basket Society, Chemainus Harvest House, the Lake Cowichan Community Services (Soup Kitchen), Lake Cowichan Food Bank, Cowichan Food Connection (Bread Bus), the CIBC Run for the Cure, Victoria and Cowichan General Hospital’s Neo-Natal Care Units, Cowichan Valley Search and Rescue, the Cowichan Lake Salmonid Enhancement Society, the San Juan Enhancement Society, Victoria’s Pink Salmon Foundation, and 6 families in the Cowichan Valley area who are were facing difficult financial times through loss of a loved one or serious illness.
You should feel proud that through your continued help The Davey Derby has been able to raise and distribute over $80,000.00 since our inception. This could not have been accomplished without the help of the caring people at the Port Renfrew Marina. Thanks again,
Audie Williams Derby Organizer