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Todd Oishi

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British Columbia Fly Fishing League's 2017Season Finale and Awards Ceremony

Location: The Ranch Pub & Grill at the Maple Ridge Equestrian Center at 21973 132nd Avenue, Maple Ridge, B.C.
Date: Sunday, January 7, 2018
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm

This is an open invitation to all forum members, spouses, friends, family, league members and non-league members. It would be great to have as many of you as possible at this event! So consider this as your invitation to come out to support the youth team members and celebrate the end of the 2017 season, and recognize the accomplishments of the competitors/members of the British Columbia Competitive Fly Fishing League.

This year has been a great season with many fantastic competitions (and some very challenging ones as well). This season there has been a total of 8 competitions held within British Columbia (4 rivers and 4 stillwaters), with an total of 60 competitors competing at these competitions and championships.

The results from those competitions have been recorded on the British Columbia Competitive Fly Fishing Leader Board, but with only the Mill Lake competition remaining (November 5th) before the 2017 season comes to an end, so it’s anyone’s guess as to who will rise to the top in the standings and categories. Medals and trophies will be presented for both the adult and youth categories at the season finale and awards ceremony on Sunday, January 7, 2018.

Here are the categories for this year's awards:

Overall Categories:
• River Champion (highest points earned at river competitions)
• Stillwater Champion (highest points earned at stillwater competitions)
• Largest Catch - Stillwaters (based on the number of fish scored)
• Largest Catch - Rivers (based on the number of fish scored)
• Most Sportsmanlike
• Service Award - Special Presentation

Adult Categories:
• Competitor of the Year (overall champion on the Leader Board)
• Top 3 Adult Competitive Fly Fishers for British Columbia (over 18 years old)
• Female Competitor of the Year
• Rookie of the Year
• Most Improved Competitor (Rivers and Lakes Combined)

Youth Categories:
• Competitor of the Year (overall champion on the Youth Leader Board)
• Top 3 Youth Competitive Fly Fishers for British Columbia (12 – 18 years old)
• Rookie of the Year (Youth) 
• Most Improved Competitor (Youth)
 

Spouses, children and parents, as well as non-league members are invited and most welcome to attend this event. This will provide a great opportunity for your parents, spouses, and children to meet the parents, spouses, and children of your fellow league members and share in some stories of the good times, memories, and friendships that we’ve built over this past season. It’ll also allow them to share the experience and perhaps better understand why we’re so willing to brave the elements, and better understand why we're so passionate (and obsessed) about this great sport!

Please post a reply on this thread or email Todd Oishi at: info@innovativeflyfisher.com in order to register for this event (I need an accurate head-count for the booking).

List of registered attendees:
1. Todd Oishi
2. Robyn Oishi
3. John Wilkinson
4. Tina Wilkinson
5. Mike Learmonth
6. Cathy Learmonth
7. Callum Learmonth
8. Bobby Danilkiewicz & Sarah McGoldrick.
9. Istvan, Vivien Michna, Amy, and Emma Kereszturi.
10. Norm and Leslie Godding.
11. Paul and Cindy Davidson.
12. Brian Danilkiewicz
13. Matthew Dirksen
14. Chris and Sandy Puchniak (and possibly the rest of the crew)

Here's a link to the leader board with the current standings: http://innovativeflyfisher.com/forum/index.php?topic=2869.msg22878#msg22878
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IMPORTANT UPDATE!

Please note that due to the Grey Cup Game; scheduling issues; and venue bookings problems... the date for this event has been changed to Sunday, January 7, 2018. I hope to see all of you there to support and cheer on the recipients of this year's awards!

Please post here to confirm that you will be attending this event.

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Todd
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Just a friendly reminder for the British Columbia Competitive Fly Fishing League's 2017 Season Awards Ceremony, which takes place next Sunday, January 7, 2018. Please come out to support and cheer on the recipients of the awards for the 2017 Season.
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Happy New Year.  Leslie and I will be attending (hopefully on our way home from fishing the Harrison)!

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two from my house

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I’ll be there! Not sure if I’ll have someone with me thou
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My wife and I will be there, and I think possibly my kids.  I will pin that down!
I will fish anywhere and find beauty in it.

Don't be a Pessimist. Don't be an Optimist.  Be a Realist and change when you need to.

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I can't recall but is it a set menu or open menu?

Looking forward to it!  Seeing some familiar faces.

Looks like my family will be there with me.  No one is sick!
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Just a reminder that the British Columbia Competitive Fly Fishing League's 2017 Season Awards Ceremony takes place tomorrow. I'm looking forward to seeing all of you at this event!

Cheers,
Todd

P.S. there's still plenty of room, so please come out and enjoy a meal and drinks with us!
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Thank-you to everyone that came out and those that brought their family members to this event. It was a great time and nice to sit and chat in a relaxed environment!







Here is a list of the recipients of the British Columbia Competitive Fly Fishing League's 2017 awards:


• Most Sportsmanlike: Paul Davidson


• Service Award - Special Presentation: Brian Danilkiewicz


• River Champion (highest points earned at river comps): John Wilkinson


• Stillwater Champion (highest points earned at stillwater comps): Todd Oishi


• Largest Catch Rivers: Chris Puchniak


• Largest Catch Stillwaters: Rob Stroud

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• Rookie of the Year: Istvan Kereszturi


• Most Improved Competitor Rivers: Matt Dirksen


• Most Improved Competitor Stillwaters: Bobby Danilkiewicz


• Most Improved Competitor (Adult): Mike Learmonth


• Most Improved Overall (Youth): Callum Learmonth


• Female Competitor of the Year: Colette Stroud

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Youth Category:

• Top 3 Youths:


• 1st place/Competitor of the Year: Matt Dirksen


• 2nd place: Callum Learmonth


• 3rd place: Evan Paterson



Top 3 Youth Competitors
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Adult Category:

• Top 3 Adults:


• 1st place/Competitor of the Year: Todd Oishi


• 2nd place: John Wilkinson


• 3rd place: Mike Learmonth

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• Top 3 Adult Competitors


• Adult and Youth "Competitors of the Year"

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Awesome afternoon!  Great to do that stuff more often!
I will fish anywhere and find beauty in it.

Don't be a Pessimist. Don't be an Optimist.  Be a Realist and change when you need to.

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I would like to personally thank every one of you that helped out in any way last year with all the events that were hosted. Obviously too many names to mention, so a big shout out ;) :)

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Congratulations to everyone!!
Sure was a pleasure to be able to fish occasionally with such a great group of people and anglers last season.
If only I had a penny for every time I thought about fishing.

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What Johnny said exactly!
Any river, any time...