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Date/Time
Date(s) - February 19, 2018
8:00 am - 3:30 pm

Location
Nepean Sailing Club
3259 Carling Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario


The Harbour Harvest – Ice Fishing Derby and Brunch Fundraiser is OPEN to EVERYONE.

The Harbour Harvest is a family and rookie friendly Ice Fishing tournament that features a delicious brunch in the Harbour View Hall at the Galley Restaurant in the Nepean Sail Club in Ottawa!

No fishing license is required! This is the best opportunity in Ottawa to introduce someone to this sport! Equipment will be available on site for anyone who doesn’t own their own. We will also have bait and lures to choose from!

Prizes/Cash:

$300+ Trophy for 1st place (Longest live fish), and $200 for person with most legal species caught (if a tie, we will use total length of fish). Every participant will also receive a ticket for door prizes.

How it works:
-Organizers drill your hole (max 2 per person). Limit is two lines per angler (Ontario Fishing Regulations)
-If you need equipment, we can provide a tip-up fully rigged up with some bait/lure for $5.00 (Free for kids 10 and under)
-$1 each additional minnow or worm
-Experts will be roaming to help with set up and advice (and creature handling if you wish).
-Species that qualify include Pike, Walleye, Perch, Catfish, Crappie, Sunfish (Ontario Fishing Regulations page 88)

About the charity:

Funds are being raised for the Friends of the Family Program at OCISO. The Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization is serving more than 11,000 immigrants and refugees annually in Ottawa since 1978. Come and meet some newcomers and help make this a true Canadian welcoming experience for all!

Come for the entire day, or just drop in for a bite or two! Trophies presented at 3:30pm.

Things to keep in mind…

Wear warm and dry boots.

We have limited equipment – register early and reserve equipment

Each registration can have a max of 2 holes to use and share as you wish

Bring a chair

FAQs:
I can’t attend, how can I still support you?

If you or your friends can’t make it to the event, try:

“Betting on a hole” (50/50 contest). If the biggest fish is caught in your assigned hole then you will win 50% of the “Bet on a hole sales”. Holes will be randomly labeled/assigned as holes are drilled during of the event.
Share – spread the word
DONATE (see ticket items)
tax receipts available for donations of $20 or more

I’ve never been ice fishing before. Can I still participate?

Absolutely! We’ll get you set up and show you how it’s done!

If I want to go ice fishing with a friend, do we each need to buy a ticket?

No, if you would like to share a fishing hole and equipment you only need to purchase one individual angler ticket. Having your own hole is more fun though 🙂

What do I bring?

waterproof boots!
Please remember to dress warm and feel free to bring lawn chairs and outdoor friendly snacks. The Galley is a restaurant and for health code reasons no outside food or drinks will be allowed inside. There will be some communal tents on the ice for anyone to use all day.
Bring your own gear if you got it.
a camping or portable chair

Where can I park for the event?

There is free parking available on-site at the Nepean Sailing Club.

Can I get there by Bus?

Yes, try OC Transpo route 152, or get to Bayshore and walk 14 min.

Will food and drinks be available for purchase?

The Bar and Galley at the Nepean Sailing Club will be open to participants all day after 10:30am. Ticket options get you a delicious brunch and a bracelet that gives you access to unlimited coffee and hot chocolate until 2:30pm.
Unlimited hot chocolate and coffee available for $5 on site!

Can I hang out in the Galley restaurant all day?

Not really, please avoid staying indoors – get outside and jig, jig, jig. Of course you can go in and out as you please to warm up as needed, just dont fall asleep on those cozy couches by the fire place 🙂

What time does it start?

We will start on site registrations at 7:30am. However the event starts officially at 8:00am

Will we catch fish?

If you always caught fish, they would not have called it fishing, it would have been called “catching”. Ideally we all get some action
Side activities (weather depending) will take place – such as Ice soccer, Ice Volleyball, and Curling (depending on ice conditions), and “pull your spouse” or family tobaggan challenges.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

No

Can I be a SPONSOR or be a bigger supporter of this event and its participants?

Yes! Contact us and we can find a package that works for you and your goals! Lets talk SOON! Dan@dropinsports.ca

What’s the refund policy?

If the event does not happen due to severe weather or other uncontrollable factors, ticket sales will be refunded (except for donations to OCISO – we thank you for those)

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No
Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

yes, it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn’t match the person who attends

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

If you have any questions regarding this event please contact Drop in Sports by email at hello@dropinsports.ca
We will post updates on Facebook and Twitter closer to the event date so make sure to follow @dropinsports.ca

No fishing license is required! This is an official OFFE event! This is the best opportunity in Ottawa to introduce someone to this sport!

Prizes/Cash:

$300+ for 1st place, and $100+ for 2nd place! Longest live fish wins. Every participant will receive a ticket for door prizes. 2 Trophies: biggest fish and smallest fish

Rookie Division:

No equipment? No worries! Organizers drill your hole, provide all you will need (bait or lure, fishing rod or “tip up”, etc) and experts will be roaming to help with set up (and creature handling if you wish).

Competitive Division:

Seasoned anglers who bring their own gear and bait/lure can join the competitive division zone located further out in the harbour.

We drill one hole for you and can drill you another one for $5 each (100% of this fee goes to our charity!) Limit is two lines per angler (Ontario Fishing Regulations)

About the charity:

Funds are being raised for the Friends of the Family Program at OCISO. The Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization is serving more than 11,000 immigrants and refugees annually in Ottawa since 1978. Come and meet some newcomers and help make this a true Canadian welcoming experience for all!

Come for the entire day, or just drop in for a bite or two! Trophies presented at 3:00pm.

FAQs:

I can’t attend, how can I still support you?

If you or your friends can’t make it to the event, try:

“Betting on a hole” (50/50 contest). If the biggest fish is caught in your assigned hole then you will win 50% of the “Bet on a hole sales”. Holes will be randomly labeled/assigned as holes are drilled during of the event.
Share – spread the word
DONATE (see ticket items)

How much goes to charity?

100% (after minor event expenses)
This event is volunteer driven
tax receipts available for donations of $20 or more

I’ve never been ice fishing before. Can I still participate?

Absolutely! We’ll get you set up and show you how it’s done!

If I want to go ice fishing with a friend, do we each need to buy a ticket?

No, if you would like to share a fishing hole and equipment you only need to purchase one individual angler ticket. Having your own hole is recommended though 🙂

What do I bring?

waterproof boots!
Please remember to dress warm and feel free to bring lawn chairs and outdoor friendly snacks. The Galley is a restaurant and for health code reasons no outside food or drinks will be allowed inside. There will be some communal tents on the ice for anyone to use all day.
Bring your own gear if you got it.
a folding chair

Where can I park for the event?

There is free parking available on-site at the Nepean Sailing Club.

Can I get there by Bus?

Yes, try OC Transpo route 152, or get to Bayshore and walk 14 min.

Will food and drinks be available for purchase?

The Bar and Galley at the Nepean Sailing Club will be open to participants all day after 10:30am. Ticket options get you a delicious brunch and a bracelet that gives you access to unlimited coffee and hot chocolate until 2:30pm.
Unlimited hot chocolate and coffee available for $5 on site!
Tim Hortons will provide coffee and hot chocolate on the ice while supplies last, for any donation. Outside drinks cannot be brought into the sailing club.

Can I hang out in the Galley restaurant all day?

Not really, please avoid staying indoors – get outside and jig, jig, jig.

What time does it start?

The competetive division starts at 6:00am. If you are bringing your own equipment you can set up and start fishing after 6:00am! For the more sane participants, we will start on site registrations at 8:30am.

Will we catch fish?

If you always caught fish, they would not have called it fishing, it would have been called “catching”. Ideally we all get some action (Pike, Walleye, Perch, …); regardless, other activities are running after 11am – Games of Ice Cricket, Ice soccer, Ice Volleyball, and Curling (depending on ice conditions), Pull your spouse or family tobaggan challenges etc and more.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

No

Can I be a SPONSOR?

Yes! Contact us and we can find a package that works for you and your goals! Lets talk SOON! Dan@dropinsports.ca

What’s the refund policy?

If the event does not happen due to severe weather or other uncontrollable factors, ticket sales will be refunded (except for donations to OCISO – we thank you for those)

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

yes, it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn’t match the person who attends

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

If you have any questions regarding this event please contact Drop in Sports by email at hello@dropinsports.ca
We will post updates on Facebook and Twitter closer to the event date so make sure to follow @dropinsports.ca

For inquiries please contact:

Dan Dubeau
613-355-0735
dan@dropinsports.ca

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