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Quote of the Week
“We are not asking for anything more than other employees at Teck mines already enjoy.”
- Chris Nand  
- Local 9346   
Steelworkers Union President   
Sparwood man killed near Crowsnest Lake
Kimberley Massey photo
 
Hundreds of people spent Family Day at the 5th annual Crowsnest Pass Lions Club Fishing Derby on Monday, Feb. 21st at Lee Lake.
The 200 registered participants brought friends and family to the annual all-ages catch and release ice fishing competition, which moved from its usual location of Beaver Mines Lake this year.
“We had a really good turnout,” said Lions Club President Garry Muir. “I was pleasantly surprised, after we had to move from Beaver Mines.”
A total of 268 fish were caught, the longest of which was 33 centimetres, and the smallest measuring 19 centimetres.
According to Muir, 113 people unfortunately did not weigh any fish in, but those who did manage to catch some made up for it, catching five fish each, for the most part.
“I was quite impressed with the fishermen this year,” said Muir. “We had no mortalities, and in fact, all the fish swam away quite healthy.”
Trophies were awarded to fishermen with the greatest total length for five fish.
 
Eric Ponomair of Lethbridge took first place, taking home a trophy and $750, with a total length of 134 cm.
Ryan Pauls of Taber took second, winning $500 and a trophy, with a total length of 132.5 cm.
Sarah Innis of Lethbridge took home third place, a trophy and $250, with a total length of 129.5 cm.
Fourth place went to Richard Colley of Picture Butte, who caught the largest fish at 33 cm, and took home a trophy and $100 for the effort.
Kyale Otteson of Coleman won fifth place, a trophy and $100, with a total length of 128.5 cm.
Robby Reid of Sparwood won for secret measurement with 74 cm, winning $50.
The $400 50/50 draw was won by Donna Maciewjewski of Coleman, Mia Fincaryk of Burmis took home the raffled off Bradley smoker, and Wally Brooks of Blairmore took home a 32 inch flat screen Sony television.
“We really owe everything to all the people who supported us this year and made the derby a success,” said Muir.
He said special thanks were also owed to Dennis Plaza, who did snow removal in the parking lot and at the boat launch so vehicles could make their way down onto the ice.
“We wouldn’t have had a derby if it wasn’t for him,” said Muir. “I don’t even want to think about what we would have done.”
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