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REPORTING · 23rd August 2011
Walter McFarlane
The Fishing Derby is coming up for Labour Day Weekend, September 3rd and 4th. Tickets to enter the derby are available at City Centre Hardware, Bradley’s Bait and Tackle and the Kitimat Chamber of Commerce. Tickets must be purchased before the 3rd of September.

“We’re really excited because of all the Sunday events for Fish Derby Central will be taking place at Heritage Park in front of the Chamber of Commerce,” said Trish Parsons Manager of the Kitimat Chamber of Commerse.

A shuttle bus will be traveling to there and back from the Upper City Centre Mall from 2 until 8 so people without vehicles can participate. There will also be parking in the area, however, they would prefer if people used the bus.

This years events include giveaways, freebees, helium balloons, the root beer garden, the beer garden, prizes and the $1000 awards for largest Coho and Largest Halibut. Coho are to be weighed in at Bradley’s Bait and Tackle. Halibut are to be weighed in at City Centre Hardware.
Enough Already
Comment by Miss Positive on 26th August 2011
Alright, enough is enough. Can everyone just stop complaining about the location of the Fish Derby and just be happy we are having an event in Kitimat. Like really, why must everyone complain about everything, just look on the bright side. I myself was at the fish derby last year, and have to say I really did not see many people shopping at our mall, most of the people showed up for the presentations and entertainment, after the mall was closed. Kitimatians, it is time to stop complaining and welcome some new ideas and continue to support the events that we have! Just get out there and have fun, the location is not the most important part of the event!
Bad decision X2
Comment by AJ on 23rd August 2011
I also think moving the festivities to the commerce building is a bad idea. For sure sure less people will attend and may turn the derby into a disappointment for locals and visitors alike.

I would think that the derby events held at city centre actually make our city centre, a city center, where people congregate and support local businesses.
Terrible Decision
Comment by Wolverine #2 on 23rd August 2011
Please move the Derby festivities back to Upper City Center. It's been an ideal location over the years. If it's moved to the Chamber of Commerce, I predict a huge drop in attendance and a big public outcry. Please...it's not too late to do the right thing.