Royal LePage Advance Realty once again brought the spotlight back to Campbell River, BC at their 2nd Annual Salmon Derby, held June 10 at Robert Ostler Park.
The derby took place under sunny skies and saw 650 community members out fishing for the prize catch. The event also featured an on-shore kid zone, food vendors, live music and silent auction.
With a salmon weighing in at over 30lbs, Jim Lagos took home top honors as well as the $5,000 grand prize. Lagos generously donated $1,000 back to the two charitable beneficiaries.
A grand total of $46,000 was raised in support of the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation and the Campbell River Salmon Foundation, bringing the two-year total raised to over $93,000. Funds directed to the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation from this event benefit local organizations serving women and children escaping domestic violence – the North Island Transition Society and the Rose Harbour Shelter.