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Fishing for forgotten heroes


October 3, 2014
By Jeremy Loewen

Morden Police Service Cst. Dane Demianiw and Jeremy Loewen created the first annual “Fishing for Fallen Heroes” tournament in 2011, donating proceeds to the Police and Peace Officers’ Memorial Ribbon Society.

Although the goal of the society is to remember officers killed in the line of duty, its primary focus is ensuring their children have the opportunity to attend a post-secondary institution, which is often difficult after the loss of a parent.

The fishing derby has a $100 dollar entry fee and includes a complimentary supper Friday night, buffet style breakfast Saturday morning, pig roast Saturday night and breakfast Sunday morning. There are also numerous prizes in a silent auction, ranging from gift cards to a Smart TV.

The fourth annual “Fishing for Fallen Heroes” derby was held Sept. 19–21 at Trail End Camp near Lac Du Bonnet, Manitoba. The biggest fish caught was a 33 inch Northern Pike, Biggest Walleye was 21 inches and the biggest Smallmouth Bass was 14 inches. All earned their catchers cash prizes.

The fishing derby raised $4,000, boosting the four year total to $11,000.

All peace officers and their guests are invited to join us for the 2015 derby, scheduled for the Sept. 18-20 weekend. Have fun, raise money for an amazing charity and network/build contacts with colleagues from other agencies.

Visit www.memorialribbon.com for more on the Memorial Ribbon andwww.fishingforfallenheroes.com to learn more about Fishing for Fallen Heroes.


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