In a few months, a bench is being installed at the Tofino Skateboard Park. A portion of funds received by the District of Tofino’s Parks and Recreation from the Tofino Saltwater Classic fishing derby made this possible.
The Tofino Saltwater Classic is now in its third year and has already raised over $45,000 for local initiatives and programs.
The derby, which returns this year on July 7 and 8, is hosted by National Hockey League star Brendan Morrison.
“In a small town, there are always issues for programs, finding funding and continued funding. We are trying to make a positive difference. Benefiting the community, that’s our goal,” said Morrison.
Although Morrison lives in Calgary, Alberta, during the hockey season, he knows how the funds are helping the community.
“The skateboard park is such a big part of the Tofino culture. [The funds] will help out with the benches down there,” he said.
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