The other day Allan Hewitson brought it to my attention that the World Fishing Network is holding an Ultimate Fishing Town Canada contest.
And Kitimat was doing badly.
So I went to www.wfnfishingtown.ca to check it out and found we had a whole 13 votes while Terrace had 720.
I concede that Terrace has some excellent fishing with the Skeena and its tributaries.
But with all due respect, they cannot compare to what we offer – great river fishing and superb salt water angling.
The winning town gets $25,000 to be used for a fishing-related cause (or causes) and will be featured in a segment broadcast on WFN.
Here’s what last year’s winners had to say about winning the title: “The title brought us worldwide exposure no town could ever afford to buy.
“Several big and little city papers featured us across Canada for months on end and many fishing magazines and news stations across Canada talked about Port Alberni as the Ultimate Fishing Town.
“We have received numerous queries and bookings from people around the world that were also following this contest.”
Well known as Kitimat already may be, I am sure we would benefit from the above – after all, you can never have too much publicity. And I am certain we can find good causes on which to spend the $25,000.
The deadline for voting is May 3 so we’re going to have to go some.
But if we follow the Halibut Allocation Task Force tactic of sending a message to everyone on our e-mail address list asking them to vote for Kitimat and pass it on, I am sure we can close the gap on leaders Port Hardy.
We all know we are the ultimate fishing town in Canada. Now let’s tell the world.