TV show hosts fishing derby, raising $32,000

Event draws out local celebrities and athletes including former Canucks

Brendan Morrison poses with his catch.

A Mission-produced television show reached out to its connections for a good cause.

Sportfishing Adventures, which is produced by Mission’s Mountain View Productions, staged a fishing derby to raise funds for BC Children’s Hospital in September at Joe’s Salmon Lodge in Hakai Pass, B.C.

The show, which is hosted by former Vancouver Canucks player Brendan Morrison and Grey Cup winner Chris Burns, attracted several local celebrities and athletes, including: former Canucks players Kirk McLean and Dana Murzyn, Stanley Cup winner Blake Sloan and Canadian actor Lorne Cardinal.

The four-day event helped raise $32,000 for the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. Organizer Mike Bemister said it was a successful event and he hopes it becomes an annual tradition.

“The fishing was amazing and Dana Murzyn won the derby with a 41-pound Chinook salmon,” he stated.

The Mission-produced show is in its fifth season and can be seen on stations across Western Canada.

For more information about the show, visit

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