Guiding Principles To have a family friendly derby that will support local salmon enhancement projects. To create a template for future groups to support their local enhancement projects. To have a derby based on the trust of our local virtual SFBC community. To remove the pressure on any single area by not hosting the derby at a set location. To make the salmon the real winners of the derby. And of course, to give someone bragging rights. Dates May 1st 2014 thru and including September 1st 2014. Entry Fee $25 Entry Fee Per Person. Entry fee payable to LRES (Little River Enhancement Society) Mail to: SFBC Salmon Derby , Unit 6-2401 Cliffe Ave. Box #113, Courtenay, BC V9N 2L5. Please include name(s) (forum name and real name(s), age of children entered, email address and phone number(s). Email confirmation will be sent out once entry is received. Personal information will be kept confidential and will be destroyed October 2014. Entry Process Sign up will be open from March 1st 2014 -*June 1st 2014.*Entry must be postmarked no later than June 1st 2014. Person(s) shall be considered entered into the SFBC Salmon Derby by the postmark on the entry. Once registered as a participant(s), you will receive an email confirmation from the organizers. Area Fish your own waters and plan your own trips. Coast Wide (excluding Rivers Inlet and QCI's) How To Enter Your Catch Email your entry to email@example.com Please include name of fishermen, date, location, photo and necessary verification outlined in the rules. Rules Must be a member of SFBC in good standing to register. Members will also be able to register immediate family members (Spouse and children) living in same household. No fish caught prior to postmarked entry or May 1st 2014 will be accepted as an entry. Only 4 species of pacific salmon shall be entered (Chinook, Coho, Chum, and Pink) Possible derby winners (Large Fish) will have to verified and weighed in at a lodge, marina, fishing store or another derby the same day as being caught and be documented by the lodge, marina, store or derby hosts in writing as well as photos. It will be up to entrant to obtain verification. Other entries will be verified by single photo. These fish are entered for hidden weight prizes, so verification is much easier. Salmon must be entered within 7 days of being caught. All final entries must be received by 11:59pm September 8th 2014. Salmon must be caught by entrant. Only 5 salmon may be entered so choose wisely as derby runs for 4 months. Fresh water caught salmon do not qualify for entry. Anglers must comply with a BC Saltwater Regulations and the Transport Canada Safe Boating Guidelines. Failing to comply will disqualify you and forfeit your entry fee from the derby. Disqualifications will be decided by a minimum of 5 members from SFBC. All organizers and volunteers are eligible to participate in derby. All photo entries of anglers can and may be posted online by organizers and SFBC. By registering in the SFBC Salmon Derby 2014, all participants recognize and understand that by registering yourself and family members to take part, they are participating in this derby at their own risk. SFBC and organizers will not be held responsible for any damages or injuries caused by participating in this derby. Entrants will only be eligible to win one donated prize and award, excluding early bird prize(s). All decisions made by organizers will be final. Leaderboard Results Leaderboard results of the SFBC Derby 2014 will be first posted June 1st 2014 after the closing of entries and will be posted on a regular basis thereafter. Awards Largest 3 Salmon to receive an award , and of course bragging rights. In the event of a tie, first entry shall be deemed the winner. Arrangements can be made between award winners and organizers if not in attendance at the BBQ. Prizes Winners must be in attendance to claim a prize. Largest 3 Salmon will have first 3 choices*from the prize table if in attendance. 2 Children entries (1 to a child 0-8 years of age, and 1 to a child 9-12 years of age) will receive next 2 prize selections (youngest age group selecting first) 5 hidden weight winners to have next 5 choices from prizes donated (first entry received closest to the hidden weight will win first pick) All entrants shall be registered at the BBQ making them eligible to be drawn for the rest of the prizes. BBQ and Awards Saturday September 27th 2014 @ 12 noon. Location: Bowen Park (Lower Picnic Area) 500 Bowen Road in Nanaimo http://www.nanaimoinformation.com/bowen-park.php 10:40 am Sailing from Horseshoe Bay aboard a BC Ferry for Mainland Residents. Walk or very short cab ride to park. BBQ by donation to the Little River Enhancement Society cooked by some of our fine SFBC Chefs. As the date gets closer a list of the local pubs nearby that have live bands will be posted for those interested in carrying on after the awards. 50/50 Draw There will be a 50/50 Draw the day of the BBQ raising additional money for the Little River Enhancement Society. Money Raised All money raised will be donated to Little River Enhancement Society. Grants applied for by the hatchery will match money raised by this derby. Questions Please direct any questions to organizers at firstname.lastname@example.org Donations Donations can be made by contacting organizers at email@example.com. Every effort will be made to have donations picked up by one of the many volunteers all over British Columbia. SFBC Salmon Derby 2015 The format of this year's derby will be handed over to a selected salmon enhancement group in British Columbia to host the SFBC Salmon Derby 2015. An application process will be developed following the 2014 derby.