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Canada US Walleye Tournament Press Release

Press release submitted by Christine Whelan

Bobcaygeon, Ontario – Thursday, March 7, 2019, The Bobcaygeon & Area Chamber of Commerce announced today they have partnered with the Competitive Sport Fishing League (CSFL) in an effort to preserve, manage and develop the growth of the future of the oldest Walleye Tournament in the Province of Ontario, the Canada US Walleye Tournament celebrating its 39th year.

The Village of Bobcaygeon has been home to the Canada US Walleye Tournament for over 38 years, an event that attracts competitors from both sides of the border, and will be celebrating its 39th year.  2019 will see many changes from previous years as this transitioning year will set the stage for 2020 and hopefully for another 40 years as the event continues to soar and the changes being implemented will keep the resource the first priority in bettering the Canada US Walleye Tournament for many years to come.   

Andrew Pallotta of the CSFL, who will also be acting as Tournament Director for this event, stated “The CSFL is pleased and excited to be a part of this event and bring our expertise of fish care to meet the modern day concerns that evolve around tournaments.”  Andrew Pallotta goes on to say “I can assure this community that with this partnership, together we will continue to do all the right things and maintain the integrity of this incredible supported home town community event."

 The CSFL has issued an update for the participants of the event and is noted below.

 Please note the following:

A full copy of the rules and new registration form can be found on the Bobcaygeon & Area Chamber of Commerce Facebook page and on website. 

This year the Canada US Walleye Tournament will be taking place on May 18 & 19 out of Beach Park.  This date change should allow for cooler water temps, and the venue change will allow for more oxygenated, clear moving water which together will help with better fish care.

The orientation meeting will be taking place at the Bobcaygeon Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 239, 96 King St. East, Bobcaygeon, ON K0M 1A0 and will commence at 5pm. The Legion will be putting on a BBQ starting at 5pm.

Please note, the cut off for 2019 entry refund is March 15, 2019.  Field size has been restricted to a maximum of 120 teams. Please contact the Bobcaygeon & Area Chamber of Commerce should you wish to be added to the waiting list, which will open on March 16, 2019.

Blast off is set for 6:00 am or safe light with weigh-in starting at 2:00 pm. Only the first place position is reserved for last year’s winners. All other positions will be subject to live draw at the orientation meeting with each heat consisting of 40 teams with 15 minutes between heats starting at 6:00 am, 6:15 am and 6:30 am which will be added back at the end of the day starting at 2:00 pm, 2:15 pm and 2:30 pm. Start positions for Day 2 will be based on your finish position on Day 1.

Pre-fishing ends on Friday, May 17th at 3:00 pm.  All teams must be within 50 yards of the ramp and off plane or tied to dock for the night. Be sure to advise the Tournament Director should you be leaving your boat in the water overnight.

There are three off limit areas, from Lindsay to the Red Buoy Marker CP50 - across from Alpine RV Resort, Emily Creek and Little Bob Channel East of County 24 bridges are off limits.   

New pay structure reflects 100% payback of all entries of 120 teams.

The Bobcaygeon Canada US Walleye Tournament,

Make It Your Tradition Too!

The CSFL is a recognized leader in the sport fishing industry with over 40 annual tournaments across Southern, Central and Eastern Ontario and have successfully run and operated well over 700 events to date. The CSFL utilizes an in water weigh in system developed through Queens University. Using the technology of properly regulated aerated tanks, water weigh-in scales and state of the art live release boats enables the safe return of the resource to ensure the future of the sport.  The CSFL has a tournament category to meet your needs. With great companies like Lund Boats, Mercury Marine, Berkley, Abu Garcia, MinnKota, Humminbird, Spring Fishing & Boat Show, Kawartha Sportsmen Show and Northstar Marine Insurance behind it, the CSFL is able to provide its customers, spectators, and supporters direct delivery of product knowledge, fishing techniques, and an exciting weigh in show to feast the eyes.  More reasons that keep the CSFL the first choice of tournaments. 

Don’t just watch us grow, come grow with us!

Congratulations to Tracey Evans, Shopping Spree Winner!

The Sunsational Sidewalk Sale last weekend was a great success, with shoppers crawling all over Fenelon for the hot deals.

To mark the event, the Events Committee very generously collected a package of gift certificates from participating stores and raffled off the grand prize of a $250 Shopping Spree.

Left to right: Anna Radey, special events committee chair, shopping spree winner, Tracey Evans, and her daughter, Olivia.

Left to right: Anna Radey, special events committee chair, shopping spree winner, Tracey Evans, and her daughter, Olivia.

The winner, Bobcaygeon resident Tracey Evans, was delighted with the prize. Tracey says that she is "so grateful for the shopping spree in Fenelon Falls! It was a lovely afternoon with my daughter Olivia. We shopped throughout the local stores and appreciated breathing in the fresh air from the shores of your local lakes; Cameron and Sturgeon. We enjoyed the Splash Pad and sipped mint milkshakes and cherry yogurts throughout the afternoon. I have been battling cancer recently, and the afternoon out on the town was a perfect way for Olivia and I to spend the day together. Thank you Fenelon Falls, and thank you to the Chamber of Commerce Events Committee for organizing the sale."

We are so glad to have such a warm and welcoming community that allows people to relax and reconnect. We look forward to seeing Tracey and Olivia again when they come back for their shopping spree, and wish Tracey all the best.

Rotary Club of Fenelon Falls Classic Car Draw

Written by Randy Johnson

On July 1st, the Rotary Club of Fenelon Falls held the final draw for the 2017-18 Classic Car Draw and the winner of the 1969 Dodge Dart Convertible is Shawn Callan of Pickering.

The winner was called from the draw and was on speaker phone while the Rotary members tried to convince Shawn that he was, in fact, the actual winner of the car. Everyone who was at the draw on the main street in front of the Kawartha Store yelled congratulations to the winner.


On July 3rd, Shawn Callan, his wife and son attended Fenelon Falls to pick up the Dodge Dart convertible. Shawn and his wife left Fenelon Falls in the convertible with the top down and big smiles on their faces.

The Rotary Club of Fenelon Falls has a 1970 Dodge Dart with a late model 5.7 HEMI. This car is appraised at $47.900.00. Tickets are available in Fenelon Falls at Memory Lane Motors, The Wee Lil Quilt Shoppe, and The Kawartha Store. To find out where tickets are available in Lindsay, Bobcaygeon, or other areas please go to our website where you will find pictures of this 1970 Dodge Dart.

You can also get tickets by sending a request to rkjohnson15@gmail.comor Good luck!

Green Scene — Get Outside, Get Involved

Written by Zoë and Edie McIntosh

This week we want to provide you with some options to get outside, get involved, and maybe learn a little more about nature... here are some awesome options right near us!

The Maryboro Lodge - The Fenelon Museum

There is free yoga in the park on Mondays at 9:00 am, knitting on the veranda on Tuesdays at 9:30 am, on Wednesdays at 11:00 am there are outdoor sketching classes and the Afternoon Tea from 1:30 until 4:00 pm (the Afternoon Tea is the only thing that is not free, only $5.00 for tea and 2 scones), Thursdays at 10:00 am is Outdoor Activities, and on Saturday there is the Settler’s School in the one-room schoolhouse beginning at noon. You can also help harvest the Community Garden and learn more about gardening on Mondays at 10:00 am. The garden is a great and relaxing place to spend time outside!

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Gaaming Nature Centre

Located just outside of Bobcaygeon is another amazing option so close to home! "Gaaming" is Ojibwa meaning “at the shore.” At this center, there are hiking trails, bird watching, wetlands conservation projects, a Native species nursery, and a discovery shack to explore and discover nature. There are also summer day camps for kids and new this year is a Forest School opening in September. So COOL!

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Ken Reid Park / Kawartha Conservation Area


Ken Reid park is between Fenelon Falls and Lindsay. On this area of 272 acres of land, there are maintained trails for hiking, biking and cross-country skiing. There is bird watching and even a floating boardwalk winding through the provincially significant MacLaren Creek Wetland. There are picnic shelters, a playground structure, and an off-leash dog park. Kawartha Conservation also runs environmental programs for all grade levels for schools. There is a Parent and Tot Exploring Nature Program on Thursday mornings from 9:30 to 11:30 am on August 16, 23 and 30th. For kids aged four and up there are day camps, too!

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There are lots of ways to be active and get outside! Let’s not forget the amazing rail trail. Our family walks, runs, and bikes to town on the trail all the time! There are lots of ways to get involved and be part of our outdoor and environmentally active community. Some volunteer options include: the Fenelon Falls Horticultural Society who plant and maintain many of the beautiful gardens around town including the community garden at the museum, and the Garnet Graham Park “goose poo crew” also needs help to keep the beach open to enjoy the water. Contact if you have a few hours to spare once a week to help keep our beach clean.

It takes all of us to make Fenelon great! Let’s all get outside, learn something every day and volunteer our time to make a difference!

Zoë and Edie

Shopping Shuttle Test Run #2

Based on the great success of its inaugural trial route earlier this month - and by popular demand - the 'weekly shopping bus' will be holding a second test run:


Thursday, August 2nd

Lindsay - Long Beach - Fenelon Falls - Bobcaygeon - Dunsford - Omemee - Bethany

feedback from the community

"This is the best thing to happen to our community since Timmies!" 
- A Passenger
"Pure enjoyment! This initiative must continue!"
- Barb K, Lindsay

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