September 6th, 2014 – Canucks Autism Network

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What a great line up!

Canucks GM Jim Benning. New Coach Willie Desjardin, VP Laurence Gilman, Dan Hamhuis and former Canuck and co-founder of the event Willie Mitchell.

Special Guest Noah Morantz,  Canucks Autism Network. All at the West Coast Fishing Club. 


 The SHOW  

It’s the 9th annual CAN Fishing for Kids tournament at the West Coast Fishing Club. Haida Gwaii.

First prize $200,000.  

Willie Mitchell & The Winner  Bruce Langeries  42.4 lbs
Willie Mitchell & The Winner Bruce Langeries 42.4 lbs

This is a very personal event as Paolo Aquilini, the owner of the Canucks has an autistic  son  Christian,  who joined us on this trip. (He had the 4th or 5th best salmon on the first day)

Paolo and his boys
Paolo and his boys

Paolo could not believe many years ago  that there was no support or recognition for Autism in BC and he  kept pushing the boundaries until the Government & Health Community decided to get on board and do something.

The Fishing For Kids West Coast Fishing Club Tournament has

been a driving force behind the growth and development

of the Canucks Autism Network (CAN) since 2009. The

remarkable funds raised at this premier charity event have

enabled them  to introduce new programs, welcome new

families, and offer our adapted programs to even more

communities throughout British Columbia.

The Contestants!!
The Contestants!!




Canucks Autism Network has expanded in many ways

since the organization’s inception in 2008 and the Fishing

for Kids Tournament continues to propel CAN down this

exciting road of growth. This top-notch fishing tournament

has not only supported them  in their  mission to provide high

quality programming, it has made our dream of building a

CAN training hub an achievable goal.

It is difficult to put into words the significance of the Fishing

For Kids Tournament and the incredible impact it has had

on so many lives. They strongly believe in the work that they

do and are immeasurably grateful to the event participants,

organizers, and sponsors for their part in enriching the lives

of families affected by autism in BC.


Fishing for Kids..Banner
Fishing for Kids

Big Thanks to ALL at West Coast Fishing Club..(a big cut above.)





Courtney Hatfield

Tom Cochrane,  Ken Greer and road crew

Rosewood Hotel.

David Hawksworth

Doug Olive/Rob Giroux  Ritchie Bros Auctioneers.

Brian Legge/Terry Cowan  WCFC

Chef Shaun Snelling WCFC

Chris Brumwell  Canucks

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