PRESS RELEASE 2010-001

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Northern Lights Fly Tyers, Trout Unlimited Edmonton announce fundraiser to support Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing Canada

EDMONTON, Alberta (October 6, 2010) – The Northern Lights Fly Tyers, Trout Unlimited Edmonton will be hosting a dinner and silent auction on the evening of Saturday October 23, 2010. A portion of the funds raised at the event will be used to support ongoing execution of programs for Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing Canada, an organization devoted to providing support to injured / disabled veterans and public service personnel.

Tickets for this fund-raising dinner are available from the Northern Lights as well as local Edmonton fly-fishing retailers.

“Partnership with an organization like the Northern Lights is critical to the success of our support program,” said Kerry Pitt, President of Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing Canada. “This funding allows the Northern Lights to accept PHWFFC Clients with disabilities and PTSD as a result of their service to Canadians without concern for additional costs.”

The public are welcome to attend this catered dinner and auction at the Mayfield Inn in Edmonton. Tickets are $40/plate. For more information or to order tickets, the public is asked to visit the website of the Northern Lights at http://www.nlft.org

Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing Canada is a non-profit organization with the mandate of offering Fly Fishing and Fly Tying instruction to Canadian Forces, First Responders, and those individuals who suffer Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or severe physical injuries as a result of their selfless service to the public. The largest group of clients and potential clients for PHWFFC are those returning from active duty in the Canadian Forces overseas (Afghanistan and other active theatres) and have returned injured or currently suffer the effects of PTSD.

The Northern Lights Fly Tyers – Trout Unlimited Edmonton is an Edmonton Fly Fishing Club and Trout Unlimited Chapter with a history of providing low or no cost fly-tying and fly-fishing education to the general public. The Trout Unlimited Chapter also provides funding and manpower to public projects that support cold-water fish conservation and education, like the Yellow Fish Road project.

For more information on the Northern Lights visit:
http://www.nlft.org

For more information on Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing Canada visit:
http://projecthealingwaterscanada.ca

Contact:
Greg Scratchley, PHWFFC Media Relations
gscratch@gmail.com
(780) 232-8731

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