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Default Grand opportunities sunday june 14th

Posted this in General Discussion section but realized it might get "buried" there and belonged here any way:

Don't forget the Grand Opportunities this Sunday June 14th....put on by Friends of the Grand River....at Belwood Lake.....workshops.....used equipment sale....womens' fly fishing course....draws and raffles....on the water courses....free casting instruction....check it out.

From FOGR website, Friends of the Grand River (from which again I simply "cut and pasted" the info here):

On June 13, 2009 the Friends of the Grand River (FOGR) are putting on Grand Opportunities:

Grand Opportunities 2009 Sunday June14, 2009
Belwood Conservation Area.


Grand Opportunities 2009 Seminar Schedule

Session #1 (Hampton Barn Area)
11:00 Casting to Catch More Fish
11:30 Ready for the River (Fly Vest Examination)

BBQ Steak Lunch 12:00 to 1:30 (only $10 for FOGR Members)

Session #2 (Grand River Station)
1:30 Deadly Dry Fly Tips
2:00 Nymphing For Success
2:30 Think Like a Fish Or a Biologist
3:00 Big Fish Flies & Tactics

Women's Only Fly Fishing Course (1:00pm-3:30pm)
To register for the Women's Course please e-mail stephen.may@Ontairo.ca before June 10, 2009. If you have equipment to use bring it, if you need equipment let us know.

Used Equipment Sale
Friends of the Grand would be happy to help you sell your used fly fishing equipment.
Friends of the Grand River will take care of the sale and a 20% commission will be donated to a good cause and a great river!


Sage Conservation Raffle Tickets are now available for the FOGR 2009 Sage Conservation Raffle! The prize, worth $1520, is YOUR CHOICE of ANY single handed Sage TCX rod, a Sage 4500 reel, and a Rio fly line.This raffle supports projects on trout and habitat in the Grand, thanks to the generous donation of Sage, its Ontario dealers, and Bob McKenzie Agencies. Only 350 tickets are available, and they always sell out early. The winner will be drawn at Grand Opportunities, Sunday 14 June. Buy your raffle tickets when you renew your membership and receive a $5 discount on your membership!

Introduction to Fly Fishing Raffle At Grand Opportunities (Sunday , 14 June at the Belwood CA), we'll be raffling the perfect Introduction-to-Flyfishing oufit from Sage. The handy travel case contains a 4-pc 8-wt Flight rod, a large-arbor Model 1880 reel, plus line, backing, and leader. You're all set to head out the door for steelhead, bass, or pike fishing: just add water and flies! Package value $600.
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