Welcome to the 2017 Consultants' Invitational Fishing Derby!


Where: Prestige Oceanfront Resort, Sooke, BC

When: July 28 (pre-event reception) & 29, 2017 (main event).

This event represents decades of uncounted volunteer hours in the making, $131,500 raised for salmon enhancement & stream restoration projects, almost $200,000 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 2017 derby brochure (design donated by Salt Water Communications Inc).                                                                                    

A special thanks to our 2017 Feature Sponsor, Serengeti Fishing Charters


and our 2017 Platinum sponsors:





Less than a month to go, things are starting to come together.   We as a committee are once again pleased to announce the lineup of our amazing raffle that we use to help towards the funds raised for Sooke Salmon Enhancement Society and other local volunteer organizations.

This year, our prizes total over an amazing $13,000 so lets go through the line up for 2017!

1st prize, A Port Hardy adventure!   Valued at $7200, we are offering up a 2 full day and 2 night all-inclusive fishing adventure with Serengeti Fishing Charters.  With a fleet of 3 boats 28' and bigger, the crew at Serengeti are known to go much further out where the big fish are.  Not the 20-30 lb salmon, but we are talking 40-50 lb salmon and they hold the record for the largest guided salmon out of Port Hardy with an amazing 64 lb tyee!  If that isn't enough, the bottom fishing is something unheard of and they have recently caught and released halibut over 300 pounds and caught ling cod up over 50 lbs.   This is truly a trophy fishing adventure that would make for the trip of a lifetime to a lucky winner.

All talk?  Nope.  Just let the pictures do the talking!  



This part of the trip includes accommodation and all meals, non-alcoholic beverages, during the shoulder season and is for 3 people.   Now since you have taken the time to get to Port Hardy, after this thrilling adventure, unwind a bit for 2 more days!  We will then send you to the brand new Kwa'lilas Hotel where you can relax, regain your land legs, and roam around Port Hardy on your own time.  This part of the trip also includes an eco-tour for the three of you, picking between a scenic boat and wildlife tour, a trip to Nakwakto Rapids or even a trip to beautiful San Josef Bay.  Have a look at more details here.  A great combined package worth $7200 and good for the 2018 season.


Next up

2nd prize, once again thanks to Steve Chang Construction, we will be offering up a great local escape, 5 nights in a Westin Bear Mountain Junior suite that can sleep up to 8 people c/w a $500 gift card for any of the activities Bear Mountain has to offer.  This prize is valued at $3500!




3rd Prize Back to the fishing theme, Island Outfitters is returning with their west coast adventure - full day fishing charter in Port Renfrew for 3, c/w an overnight stay in their Osprey Cabins.   A great fishing adventure under a couple hours away from Victoria.   Renfrew offers all types of fishing with your shot at a big spring along the beach line, or take a run out to Swiftsure Banks where you just never know what will end up on the line.   This prize is worth $1600.



4th Prize  Finally, our last prize is an amazing piece of artwork courtesy of Ruggid Coast Tackle & Manufacturing Ltd. A regular participant in our derby and a past committee member, this is a relatively new business he has taken on and what he is creating is amazing!  He will be offering up a 4' steel orca finished in black and clear coat.  A great end to our raffle and retails at $750


So that is our exciting lineup this year!  As always, our tickets are 1 for $10, 5 for $40, 20 for $100 (please note, same name only for special pricing tickets).   Tickets will be sold as always around the participating offices and also at the pre-party and the event, but we also hope to have an opportunity for non-participants to purchase at Island Outfitters as part of their derby support.   July 22nd is target date for one of the committee members to set up a booth for a few hours and we will confirm here once we know.

BC Gaming Event License # 97081           Know your limit, play within it

Problem Gambling Help Line: 1-888-795-6111        Actual odds depend on numbers of tickets sold


That isn't all we have to report as well on the prize front!  Sherwood Marine & Suzuki Marine also just announced they will be coming in as a platinum sponsor with an amazing prize!  They are donating to the event a 2017 Suzuki DF9.9BTL powertilt, remote control model, electric start long shaft, fuel injected 4 stroke 9.9 hp that retails $3600+tax!  A very generous prize so we are thinking of ideas for this one.   Still to discuss with committee, but we are thinking a little side competiion could be in the works to make people work for it and show us what they got out on the water!  Details to follow and this offer may be part of a small derby package we will make available for pickup prior to the event.  Stay tuned.


Think we are caught up now!  As many of you may recall, we did do a survey earlier on so you may see a few changes coming at the event.  We are also trying to finalize things with our pre-party and will hopefully get invites out for this popular event a week or so prior so watch your inbox and remember to VIP!

If you wish to help out or donate prizes, it is certainly not too late, so drop us a note in the contact link and we will get in touch.  


Thanks much,

Derby Committee

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