port alberni salmon fest
port alberni salmon festival

*FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE* [Port Alberni, June 29th, 2022]

The Alberni Valley Tyee Club is pleased to announce a new era. The 3 day derby will be returning home to our old historical roots of hosting the 2022 Port Alberni Labour day Salmon derby on September 3rd, 4‚Äčth, 5th. Limited Tickets will be on sale in August at Port Alberni and Bamfield fishing and marine stores After 50 years of manning the weigh scales for the Salmon festival Society at the Clutesi Haven Marina, Tyee Landing and more recently during COVID for the Ultimate Fishing Town committee at Centennial Pier, it was a natural fit to bring the lure and history of the derby back to the Tyee Club & the fisherman where the original Tyee Clubs 3 day open derby had begun in 1939 at its original central location in Port Alberni's down town waterfront near the old Argyle docks where it resided on the water at a time when the harbor quay never existed. The old location would be now what is considered behind the donut shop at the quay.

The derby will still have the daily cash prizes along with the daily hidden draws and $5000 bonus for the largest salmon caught. We will be reaching out to sponsors for the derby and are looking forward to working alongside the broader business community, harbour quay merchants and other organizations who are interested in bringing the community together helping the derby to succeed and be part of a dynamic event as we navigate unchartered waters moving forward into the future.

A portion of the Proceeds from the event will be used for the benefit of new infrastructure needs and salmon enhancements. At this time we would like to thank the Salmon Fest Society, the Kiwanis, Dan Washington, The Wynans family, Al Ehrenberg, Bob Cole, the Port Authority, Gone Fishin and a special thankyou to Enid VanKooten for her commitment to the derby and all the volunteers over the years

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Contact: Carolyn Jasken @250-913-6077
Curtis Leyenaar @ 250-730-09653 day


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