The 2019 PIIFA Derby: A Record Breaking Derby in Support of CHEO
This year's derby raised $6,355.00 for The Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario.
In the past few years, we have been blessed with perfect weather for our annual ice fishing derby at Petrie Island and this year was no different. The weather was bright and sunny with a temperature of -5c. As with all previous PIIFA derbies, organizers outdid themselves by making it bigger and better than all previous years with 192 participants and many more sponsors. The derby raised a record $6,355.00 which will be given to The Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) at their annual telethon in June.
Months of planning and legwork went into securing prize donations from both small and large businesses in the Ottawa area and we thank Dan, Mike Dubois and Anne Dumas for their efforts.
This years organizers, The Beaudoin-Tessier Family, found new ways to make even more money for CHEO. They were raffles for a Rapala ice auger and a Yamaha Generator, plus the "Plinko for CHEO" game which was hugely popular and raised well over $1,000.00 towards the final total.
A huge THANK YOU to all the volunteers who helped make this event possible. They include this years organizers, Richard Beaudoin, Christine Beaudoin, Fionna Beaudoin and Brianna Beaudoin. Stéphane Lanthier, our sound technician. Mathieu Gauthier, Registration and weigh-in. Dan, Michel Dubois and Anne Dumas, the prize people. Big Al Macintyre, the PIIFA President. Ronald Zinn, printing, promotion and the website. Cheers to all the others who worked hard in the background including Natalie Cloutier, Anne Dumas, Dan Michaud and Sylvain Michaud.The Complete story and photos
A Spectacular View of the 2019 Ice Fishing Village
We love it when we get photos like this. Eric Theriault, owner of the Oziles Marina and Bait Shop recently went to the penthouse of the Petrie's Landing Condominiums for this great photo of the 2019 ice fishing village in Baitshop Bay at Petrie Island.
Great Pics from the 2019 Season
We're getting some great photos from the ice fishermen of Baitshop Bay but we want more photos for our 2019 Anglers Gallery. How was your week-end? These people had a great time. We wanna see your photos!!! Send us your best pics using the email link at the bottom of the page.
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Our most recent archive of the ice huts and shacks of Petrie Island.
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The Original Bridge to Petrie Island
Long before Petrie Island was a park, the area was owned by the Grandmaitre Family. Donat Grandmaitre purchased a used Bailey bridge in 1962 and used it to create a permanent access to Petrie Island for transporting sand and gravel from the area. The bridge to the island was replaced by the current causeway in the early 1970's.
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Last day on the ice (Photo by Al Macintyre)
As the 2019 ice fishing comes to an end, just a few hut remained to be towed on the final day.