CSFL Partners with CSIA and CMMA
Toronto , Ontario June 27, 2005 – For the first time ever in Canadian history the Canadian Sportfishing Industry Association(“CSIA”), Canadian Marine Manufacturers Association (“CMMA”) / Discover Boating, and the Competitive Sport Fishing League (“CSFL”) together with competitive anglers will come together for a national fundraiser to support the First Annual Industry Pro Am Event.
Andrew and Vita Pallotta of the CSFL have launched a campaign to generate funds to help the CSIA and the CMMA/Discover Boating with their respective projects ensuring the future of boating and angling for years to come.
Details of the Event
On Wednesday, August 24, 2005 , on Lake Scugog out of Goreski’s Lakeside Resort, professional tournament anglers will be paired with co-anglers for an 8:00 am blast off. At 11:30 am , the team will return to the on-water weigh in stage to weigh in a maximum of four fish consisting of one largemouth, one smallmouth, one walleye and one pan fish to be followed by a BBQ lunch at Paul’s on Scugog (Goreski’s). After lunch the Pros will return to their boats and will be teamed up with a different co-angler for a 1:00 pm blast off to return at 4:30 pm to weigh in their four multi-species. Immediately after the second weigh in, a steak dinner will be served at 6:00 pm , followed by an awards presentation hosted by Dave Mercer of Facts of Fishing.
Andrew Pallotta states “This opportunity will benefit all those involved in the industry. The marine industry meets the tackle industry giving opportunity for future projects as well as allowing the CSFL to demonstrate their commitment to the sport.” Andrew also adds “The anglers will prove their professionalism on and off the water thereby establishing their place in the industry. It is with great pleasure that we are able to donate our time and efforts to the industry that has supported us throughout the years.“
Nelson Murakami, a Director of the CSIA stated “This event will provide an excellent opportunity for everyone to experience a pro-am fishing event, meet new friends, support a great cause plus have fun!”
CMMA Executive Director remarks, “Fishing is a key component of the boating industry’s economic mosaic. As such, it is synergistic to bring the Discover Boating campaign together with CSIA for this fundraising event. CMMA and Discover Boating are proud to be involved. Congratulations to CSFL for being the catalyst. Fish On!”
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The CSFL is a recognized leader in the sport fishing industry offering over 35 annual tournaments across Southern and Eastern Ontario and has run and operated over 200 successful events to date. No matter what your skill level is the CSFL has a tournament category to meet your needs. With great sponsors behind us we are able to provide our customers, the spectators, and supporters direct delivery of product knowledge, fishing techniques, on water strategies, and an exciting weigh-in show to feast the eyes. Visit us at www.csfl.ca to learn more about the CSFL.
The CSIA is dedicated to preserving Canada 's angling heritage. The Board of Directors, volunteers and staff of the CSIA / CNSF work hard to ensure that Canadians have ample recreational fishing opportunities and that fish populations are managed to sustainable levels. In addition, the Association oversees business practices of manufacturers, distributors and retailers with a view to maintaining the highest possible standards of consumer protection. Visit us at www.csia.ca to learn more about the CSIA.
The Canadian Marine Manufacturers Association (CMMA) represents the recreational boating industry in Canada . CMMA member companies produce more than 80 percent of the boats, engines, trailers, accessories and gear used by boaters in Canada . The association is dedicated to industry growth through programs in public policy, market research and data, product quality assurance and marketing communications. For more information visit the association’s website at www.cmma.ca.
The Discover Boating Partnership is a cooperative effort of the Association Maritime du Quebec, Atlantic Marine Trades Association, BC Marine Trades Association, Canadian Marine Manufacturers Association, Mid-Canada Marine Dealers Association, NMMA Canada and the Ontario Marine Operators Association. Our mandate is to increase participation in boating by actively promoting the boating lifestyle to the public, improving product quality and industry statistics, and improving the sales and service experience. More information can be found online at www.DiscoverBoating.ca.