With large events still up in the air at the start of our planning, the volunteer committee decided to repeat our virtual ice fishing derby from 2021 with hopes of a few more in person pop ups if restrictions allowed.
The virtual derby ran from February 5th to February 20th and was open to anyone in Manitoba.
February 5th and Feb 19th our volunteer crew met at the Float Plane Base in Selkirk to serve lunch, and hand out rods to our ticket holders that joined in our day on the ice. Feb 12th, due to some inclement weather we moved our pop up location from Riverton to Red River Cats in Lockport. All 3 days were a blast on the ice!
We were able to present cheques of $11,111.00 to Children’s Hospital of Manitoba and $11,111.00 to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation.
Thank you to everyone that supported our fundraising efforts, either with donations or by entering the derby. We couldn’t do this without all of you!
2021 brought us yet another challenge, this year was a Global Pandemic. With the safety of our volunteers and participants as our priority, we decided it was best to cancel our big Derby in Selkirk and move to a Virtual Derby. This allowed people from all of Manitoba to participate and fish on any body of water. With the purchase of a ticket online, each participant was entered into all of our draws whether they caught a fish or not.
Being Virtual brought us to 5 different communities in Manitoba. From St. Norbert and Selkirk on the Red River to Sandy Bar in Riverton, to Gimli and to Balsam Bay on Lake Winnipeg. We were available to drill holes and offer ice shelters to families who have never participated before. We handed out ice fishing rods to the kids that came and checked in with us and asked that participants send in pictures of being out enjoying time with family to enter into more draws.
Thank you to all our Volunteers and to all our sponsors for making this year a success even through a pandemic. Thank you to all participants for always making it “All About The Kids”
The Red River in Selkirk did not want to cooperate with us this year and left us with very unsafe jagged ice. We were forced to cancel our on Ice Derby. However, that would not stop us in raising funds for our charities so we decided to host a “Good Old Fashioned Manitoba Social”.
We sold 450 tickets and with a Live Band and huge prizes from our sponsors, we raised $50,500.00.
Thank you to all our volunteers who had to switch gears from ice fishing to social planning. Thanks to all our sponsors for their continued support and to all of you for attending.
We were privileged to present our charities The Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba and Cancer Care Manitoba Foundation each with a cheque for $25,250.00.
Thank you all for making it “All About The Kids”
Today we welcomed 1988 participants and of those we had 728 kids attend. We had an amazing day on the ice with great weather.
Thank you to all for attending, to our sponsors for their continued support and to all our volunteers for your dedication. We had a lot of fun with the Mascots this year and the impromptu dance party was a big hit. Some of our sponsors had interactive games for the kids and random prize give away’s. Toques galore were flying.
Our most heartfelt thanks to all of you for making this possible and making it “All About The Kids”
We would like to thank the Association of Fundraising Professionals Manitoba Chapter for inviting us to the Manitoba Philanthropy Awards Luncheon.
It was an honor to be nominated by the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba and Cancer Care Manitoba Foundation and receive the “Outstanding Service Group Award”.
We truly have the best volunteers at over 100 people who make Kidfish the amazing group that we are.
Thank you for this Award.
OFFICIAL NUMBERS 2017 – 2018 KidFish Ice Derby
Our 2017-2018 Donation to Children’s Hospital Foundation and Cancer Care Manitoba Foundation …. $60,000 ….
The final numbers:
1863 people participated, 653 of those were kids.
Donations for Food, 50/50, Boat Draw-Sports package and Big Windy rod raised $12,000
Donation from Miles Mac Collegiate Buckeyes Angling Club $800
Congratulations to the entire Kidfish Organizing committee members, volunteers, all our amazing sponsors and most importantly all you beautiful people that came out in drones to participate in this year’s 2017-2018 Kidfish Ice Derby. With your warm hearted support you helped raise $60,000 for our 2 foundations, the CancerCare Manitoba Foundation and the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba. Today was fun day as we presented each foundation a cheque for $30,000. WOW! Once again from the bottom of our hearts thank you for all your support, we love you all, and for making it
“All About The Kids!”
KidFish Ice Derby Sunday, January 7th 2018
TICKETS are $25 for ADULTS – $25 for KIDS available now at:
– PRO-AM TACKLE – 10 Keenleyside Avenue, Winnipeg
– SMOKE N’FISH – 405 Main Street, Selkirk
– THE FISHIN HOLE – 1522 Regent Avenue West
– SPORTMAN’S STOP – Hwy. 59 and 44, Manitoba
– PALATAL STIRFRY EXPRESS – 3128 Portage Avenue
– PALATAL STIRFRY EXPRESS – 1212 St. Mary’s Road, Unit F
– PALATAL STIRFRY EXPRESS – 2230 Mdhillips St, Unit 1A
– LOCKPORT GROCERY – 23029 Provincial Trunk Hwy.44