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    Exclamation Lethbridge, Alberta FF and tying Conclave and Banquet

    I know this is a little short notice, but there may be some of you in the area and interested. You'll recognize some of the names as some of the authors of the From Canada section here and a couple of other online and print magazines, especially in Canada.
    Thanks, Paul (Harps) Harper

    Oldman River Chapter, Trout Unlimited
    Conclave, Banquet & Auction

    April 25 and 26, 2008
    Lethbridge College Barn and Lethbridge College

    OPEN TO ALL !!
    Join us Friday 7 p.m. for a Beer and Pizza Social. Meet new fly-fishing friends, watch fly tying demonstrations and watch a video presentation.
    The Conclave starts Saturday morning at 9 a.m. April 26th. There will be an opening address and then choose from 4 concurrent sessions that will run for the rest of the day until 4 p.m. There will be lots of fly tying demonstrations and you can enter a fly tying or photography competition.
    At 6 p.m. Saturday night join us for a buffet dinner and auction. A small live auction, many silent auction and various items will be available. Come and support trout habitat.


    $80 for Conclave, Banquet & Auction
    $40 for Banquet & Auction ($300 table of 8 )
    Children under 14 accompanied by adult $20 (conclave)

    Tickets available through the dinner committee:
    Kelly Oikawa (403) 394-1561 kelly.oikawaxx@gmail.com
    Blair Spence, (403) 329-6076 blairspencexx@shaw.ca
    Peter DeGorter, (403) 381-1912 degorterxx@telus.net
    Henry Komadowski (403) 328-2409
    Richard Burke, (403) 320-2925 grburkexx@shaw.ca
    *Remove the xx in the emails
    Schedule of events
    Friday April 25 7 to 10 PM ?
    Beer and Pizza Social at the DA Barn (Lethbridge College)
    booths and displays
    video entertainment
    view and vote for fly tying and photography competition
    Saturday April 26 conclave schedule ? 9 AM until ~ 4 PM
    There will be four concurrent one-hour sessions running all day.
    ? coffee and snacks at 8:30 ? demos
    ? displays and booths ? Lunch included in conclave price
    Concurrent session topics and/or demos
    Fly tying demos
    Casting clinics
    Insect identification
    Bullshead and chironomid techniques
    Outdoor and Fly-fishing photography
    Fly-fishing for pike
    Beer making
    Entomology and fly fishing
    Intro to fly-fishing
    Fly fishing Belize
    Leaders and knots
    Rod building
    Reading water
    And more!!
    Allan Caldwell
    Blair Spence
    Clive Schaupmeyer
    Dave Bloom
    Henry Komadowski
    Kelly Oikawa
    Paul Harper
    Peter deGorter
    Richard Burke
    Rolf Schwabe
    Tim Bloomfield
    Vic Bergman
    Dinner and auction
    6 PM at the DA Barn Lethbridge College
    6:00 pm: cocktails
    7:00 pm: buffet dinner from Sven Erickson?s
    Silent auction all evening

    Live auction to follow dinner
    Various raffles
    ?Streamwatch Grand Raffle?

    Announcement of fly tying and photography contest winners CONTEST DETAILS HERE (Opens a pdf)...

    Last edited by pharper; 04-17-2008 at 05:27 PM. Reason: an 8 and a ) make a smiley I didn't want...

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    Some good stuff to be won and bid on!!!

    Here are some of the items donated:
    -Autographed hockey stick signed by Mikko Kiprousoff Donated by the Calgary Flames\Ron and Rich Sutter
    -Thompson 360 Vice- Donated by Hook & Hackle Darren Banetch
    -Griffin Fly Tying Tool Set- Donated by Hook & Hackle Darren Banetch
    -Landing Net - Donated by Streamside Enterprizes
    -Guided Jet boat Float trip on the bow river From Caresland into the Siksika reservation.
    -Sage Axis 6 wt. 4 piece fly rod hand crafted by Ed Klima
    -accomadations at a couple B&B in the crowsnest pass donate by Mike Lamb & Malcom Bennett.
    -4 green fees and 2 carts from the Country Club donated by Kris Qually
    -Coffe mugs, duffle bags, stationary stuff donated by Gouldiesfly
    -Saturday Lunch donated by Tony Martinez
    -2 Spin class donated by Eternally Active Scott Mckenzie
    -a side of pork
    -Float tube donated by Streamside
    -Wood Carving donated by Earl Nielson
    -Keg of Beer donated by The Blarney Stone
    -2 Bud light NHL hats, 2 t-shirts, 2 bud beer mugs and 2 bud serving trays donated by Average Joes
    -Gift Certificate donated byMurray's Chev olds
    -2 oil change specials donated by Midtown Certiguard
    -4 green fees to Paradise Canyon donated by Davis Pontiac\Mike Davis
    - Gift Certificate for Meat
    -4 Green Fees for Lando Lakes donated by Jim Moulton
    -1 Jigsaw puzzle donated by Games Galore and Billiard Store
    -Gift Certificate donated by Top Notch Taxidermy
    -Print of 3 Goats donated by Thomas Porter
    -A party Bear with outfit donated by Andrea and Kyle Hanna
    -To be Determined Item donated by Lethbridge Iron Works\Dylan and Bart Davies
    -2 Easton baseball caps donated by Players bench \ Al Rypien
    -Cash donation from Nation Salvage \ Glenn Varzari
    -2 Glasses (6) and Stainless Ice Bucket Setsdonated by Mcdonald Auto Group \ Paul Mcdonald
    -Martin Mohawk Fly Reel 5\6 and Lawn Chair donated by D & D Machine
    -Autographed Hurricane hockey stick donated by Assistant Coach Matt Kabayama

    From TU Canada
    ?Cutty? by Ken Kirkby, LE #135/300
    ?Feeding Cutts? by F. W. Thomas, OE print
    ?Survivors? by Hayden Lambson, OE print (bison)
    ?Break of Dawn? by Al Agnew, OE print (grizzly)
    ?Tough Bunch? by T.J. Feeley, OE print (cattle)
    ?River Rats? by Al Agnew, OE print (otters)
    ?Winter Harvest? by Mark Anderson, LE print (chickadees)

    Winston Boron IIx 9-ft, 5-wt, 4-pc fly rod
    Orvis Frequent Flyer 8-ft 6-in, 4-wt, 7-pc fly rod
    Battenkill Mid-arbour II fly reel 3-4 wt
    Battenkill Mid-arbour III fly reel 5-6 wt
    Orvis Safe Passage reel/gear bag
    Orvis Safe Passage Rolling kit bag
    Orvis Safe Passage waist & chest combo
    5 Assorted fly boxes
    TUC logo rod/reel case for two 9-ft rods
    TUC logo rod/reel case for 9-ft 4-pc rod

    Magnum pintail carving 1
    Bluebird thermometer & welcome sign set
    Fish Theme chip & dip set
    Set of fish bowls
    Hummingbird feeder
    Orvis canvas log carrier
    Grohmann 7? fillet knife
    Grohmann Zytel folding pocket knife
    Bradley portable propane smoker

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    Join Date
    Dec 1999
    Poulsbo, Washington State, U.S.A.


    OK,,, now post it on the 'calender' too.

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    Thanks JC,

    I've posted it to the Calendar!
    I've noticed it falls on your birthday... I'd buy your way in if you're in the area...
    Wishfull thinking!


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    Join Date
    Dec 1999
    Poulsbo, Washington State, U.S.A.


    Thanks Paul,,, wonderful up there. You know I would love to come up, but it ain't gonna happen. Have a good time and maybe write up something about it for us.

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