Where: Prestige Oceanfront Resort, Sooke, BC
When: July 15 (pre-event reception) & 16, 2016 (main event).
This event represents decades of uncounted volunteer hours in the making, $116,000 raised for salmon enhancement, over $160,000 in prizes, and development of a vast network of relationships touching the engineering community. We hit the tipping point, and this year we have incorporated as a non-profit society to up the game (and the fun) to a whole new level!
Click here to view the 2016 derby brochure.
Graphic design donated by Saltwater Communications
Brochure printing donated by Island Blueprint Co.
A special thanks to our 2015 Feature Sponsor, Nootka Marine Adventures
July 4 update
It's finally here! We are pleased to announce our raffle prizes and its a good one being the largest raffle in the history of our event with over $16,000 worth of prizes! As always, tickets are 1 for $10, 5 for $40, or the super bonus 20 for $100 (please note 1 entrants name per color coded group of tickets).
The grand prize will be an amazing trip to Newtons Cove Resort donated by Nootka Marine Adventures. This is an all-inclusive fishing package at their floating lodge on the rugged west coast in Nootka Sound. With convenient proximity to incredible salmon fishing and bottom fishing opportunities, this package is good for 3 nights for 2 people, and includes 30 hours guided fishing on one of their 28' guide boats. All your meals are included as well as wine at dinner, processing and packaging of your fish is also covered. Good through the 2017 season, this amazing package is valued at $7,000!
2nd prize - takes you up to the tip of the island! A 3 night, 2 day fishing trip for 3 at the amazing Bear Cove Cottages in Port Hardy. With prime location accessing salmon runs heading down each side of the island, this trip will certainly be a fishermans delight. With this package, all meals and guided fishing is included as well as your stay in their luxury cottages. Processing is available for a fee and is good through the 2017 fishing season (with a July/August blackout). A great prize totaling $4,720.
3rd prize - for those that prefer the solid ground, we will once again offer up a 5 nights stay in a junior suite for up to 8 people at Westin Bear Mountain, c/w a $500 golf/spa gift certificate donated by Steve Chang Construction. A great prize for those from out of town, a great prize for locals that just want a low stress summer getaway! Valued at $3,500!
4th prize, because everyone loves a big TV! A 48" Samsung Series 5 LED TV, model UN48J5000 & wall mount from McKays Electronics Victoria valued at $900
As always, tickets will be sold at the offices of the participants, at the pre-party, and at the main event with the draw announced live Saturday July 16th at approximately 5:15pm at the Prestige Oceanfront Resort 6929 W Coast Rd in Sooke. Ticket sales will close at 4:30pm Saturday the 16th. For additional information on awarding of the prizes, please see rule #15 in the rules tab under participaton.
You are welcome to be present at the time of the draw regardless if you have entered the event or not but you are not required to be present to win the prizes. You will be notified within 3 business days of the event if you are not on hand to collect your prize.
Please note, tickets may be sold and purchased only in British Columbia.
Chances are 1 in 2,850 (total tickets for sale) to win a grand price. Actual odds depend on number of tickets sold BC Gaming Event License #86547
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June 11 Update
A very nice prize we have this year for our early birds. Hidden away off Otter Point, Sweet Serenity Retreat will be offering up a 1 or 2 bedroom suite in their beautiful mansion for 2 nights. Comes with amazing views, outdoor fire pit & bbq, and full kitchen, this will be a great local getaway. Prize valued over $600 and good through June 30, 2017! A consideration as well if you are looking for a west coast feel venue for a large event or wedding, this place suits for that as well!
As always, we will draw this live at the event so good luck to all those that paid early!
June 5 Update
Well, here we are less than 2 months away and things look to be under control. First off our raffle; we have our lineup completed and are sending off to BCLC for license. Once that has been approved, we will announce the prizes as per lotto protocol. We are happy to report though this WILL be our largest raffle ever with over $15,000 in prizes! Definitely looking forward to this one. Next, our pre-party. It was an adventure this year as our change in weekend meant that our typical location at the Sooke Harbour Resort & Marina was already booked. As it ended up, we will all be in-house this year. At the house of Prestige that is! They will be custom converting 3 of their waterfront rooms, removing the adjacent railing for a large covered balcony space, removing beds, and bringing in a more casual setting. It looks like also, Martech will be joining forces with another company to produce one hell of a bash! As always, this will be RSVP with a cap in attendance, so watch for the invite in your inbox closer to the time. Please keep in mind, if you haven't bought your ticket, you won't get on the list, so sooner than later is best!
Other than that, reminder about skippers - we have a list of available skippers and they are starting to get booked up. This is not something you want to hold off for, especially if you are looking for a larger boat - even if you expect to use a skipper from prior years, please contact as always so they can be marked down as booked. Also keep in mind if you want to moor your boat during the event, make arrangements prior as space is limited. Please contact Sooke Harbour Marina or Jocks Dock to confirm your spot.
Until next update :)