So you tell me, what's better than four solid days of guided fishing in pristine wild surroundings, while drinking good wine, dining on gourmet food, and telling tales—all for a good cause?
The hospitality industry and its friends are invited to "cast a Line and raise funds" at the inaugural fishing tournament for the British Columbia Hospitality Foundation from Saturday, September 5 to Tuesday, September 8, 2009 at Langara Fishing Lodge. The tournament kicks off with a reception in Vancouver on Friday, September 4.
If you're interested, contact Harry McWatters at firstname.lastname@example.org or 250-490-7946.
The Hospitality Foundation Fishing Challenge brings together leaders in the restaurant, hotel, wine & food service, and retail industries from across the province for four amazing days of fishing, wine, dining, and entertainment at Langara Fishing Lodge. Participants have the opportunity to network, catch the ‘big one’, and help raise funds for their host charity. With McWatters overseeing the program, participants are guaranteed an exciting, fun-filled experience.
And, since there are just 25 spaces available, it's important to reserve your spot soon.
The cost, which includes transportation, accommodation, guided fishing, tournament prizes, meals, featured winemaker's dinner, special wines with dinner, and the sorts of memories you only dream of, is $5,000 per person.
“We have an opportunity to experience world-class fishing, make some new friends, and most importantly raise funds for a very worthwhile charity,” noted McWatters. “We hope to make this tournament an enjoyable annual event and one that provides the Foundation with a source of revenue for many years to come”.
ABOUT THE BRITISH COLUMBIA HOSPITALITY FOUNDATION
Founded in 2006, the British Columbia Hospitality Foundation is a charity that helps the hospitality industry look after its own. Borne by the desire to financially assist long-time wine agent Michael Willingham, the foundation was established to help anyone within the foodservice, beverage, and hospitality industry that required support due to illness or accident.
An endowment fund, with a goal of raising 1.5 million dollars, has been established and deserving individuals have been helped through this worthwhile program. The foundation also supports an educational program that awards bursaries to those aiming for a career in the industry. Fundraising efforts include an annual golf tournament, the Founder’s Dinner, the Chilean Wine Festival, and a fishing tournament. For more information please visit www.bchospitalityfoundation.com.
ABOUT LANGARA FISHING LODGE
Twenty-five years ago, Langara Fishing Adventures first brought sport fishing to the unexplored waters of Langara Island in British Columbia’s remote Queen Charlotte Islands. Since then, the lodge has introduced thousands of anglers and outdoor enthusiasts to the beauty and bounty of this incredible location, and has earned Langara Island a place among the world's great fishing destinations.
From the beginning, Langara Fishing Adventures’ goal has always been the same: to provide the greatest fishing experience possible, and to ensure the resources we rely upon are abundant, healthy, and sustainable for generations to come.
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