Where: Prestige Oceanfront Resort, Sooke, BC
When: July 15 (pre-event reception) & 16, 2016 (main event).
This event represents decades of uncounted volunteer hours in the making, $116,000 raised for salmon enhancement, over $160,000 in prizes, and development of a vast network of relationships touching the engineering community. We hit the tipping point, and this year we have incorporated as a non-profit society to up the game (and the fun) to a whole new level! We're just tooling up, so more to come!
Click here to view the 2016 derby brochure.
Graphic design donated by Saltwater Communications
Brochure printing donated by Island Blueprint Co.
A special thanks to our 2015 Feature Sponsor, Nootka Marine Adventures
June 11 Update
A very nice prize we have this year for our early birds. Hidden away off Otter Point, Sweet Serenity Retreat will be offering up a 1 or 2 bedroom suite in their beautiful mansion for 2 nights. Comes with amazing views, outdoor fire pit & bbq, and full kitchen, this will be a great local getaway. Prize valued over $600 and good through June 30, 2017! A consideration as well if you are looking for a west coast feel venue for a large event or wedding, this place suits for that as well!
As always, we will draw this live at the event so good luck to all those that paid early!
June 5 Update
Well, here we are less than 2 months away and things look to be under control. First off our raffle; we have our lineup completed and are sending off to BCLC for license. Once that has been approved, we will announce the prizes as per lotto protocol. We are happy to report though this WILL be our largest raffle ever with over $15,000 in prizes! Definitely looking forward to this one. Next, our pre-party. It was an adventure this year as our change in weekend meant that our typical location at the Sooke Harbour Resort & Marina was already booked. As it ended up, we will all be in-house this year. At the house of Prestige that is! They will be custom converting 3 of their waterfront rooms, removing the adjacent railing for a large covered balcony space, removing beds, and bringing in a more casual setting. It looks like also, Martech will be joining forces with another company to produce one hell of a bash! As always, this will be RSVP with a cap in attendance, so watch for the invite in your inbox closer to the time. Please keep in mind, if you haven't bought your ticket, you won't get on the list, so sooner than later is best!
Other than that, reminder about skippers - we have a list of available skippers and they are starting to get booked up. This is not something you want to hold off for, especially if you are looking for a larger boat - even if you expect to use a skipper from prior years, please contact as always so they can be marked down as booked. Also keep in mind if you want to moor your boat during the event, make arrangements prior as space is limited. Please contact Sooke Harbour Marina or Jocks Dock to confirm your spot.
Until next update :)