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Want to try ice fishing, but are worried about your mobility, financial limitations or some other obstacle? 

Coming to Invermere on Saturday, Feb. 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Lake Windermere District Rod and Gun Club (LWDRG) will be hosting a ‘Fishing Forever’ event at the club’s ice shack below Bayshore Condos. Holes will be drilled in the ice, and there will be rods ready to use. 

The Fishing Forever program is set up through the B.C. Wildlife Federation (BCWF) that provides fishing opportunities for adults and children with diverse abilities. The BCWF is spreading the message that if you have a disability you can still get out and enjoy what nature can offer. This is a great opportunity for many people. 

Are you a senior or someone who just had surgery? Do you have a wheelchair or walker and need help manoeuvering through the snow and ice? Are you a young adult working on life skills? Are you a family that may need some help planning a great day ice fishing? The LWDRG Club has teamed up with the BCWF and are excited to be the first Fishing Forever ice fishing event in the province. Past events have been hosted during the summer months and held on some sort of dock structure to introduce the sport of fishing. The LWDRG Club has their own ice shack on as well as access to private ice huts lined up in order to accommodate a large group of potential fishers. Ice huts, whether temporary or permanent, will be accessible to all participants. 

We ask that everyone please register at [email protected] to give us an idea on numbers so we can facilitate everyone’s needs to safely get out on the lake and have a great experience fishing. 

For more information on the BCWF Fishing Forever program visit https://bcwf.bc.ca/fishingforever/