The Hunters and Anglers Club has suspended all operations including the Outdoor Show until further notice. This action is to ensure compliance with Health Canada recommended actions against the spread of Covid-19 Coronavirus.
The spring sunshine and wide-open spaces in nature are perfect for a social distancing sojourn.
THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS: 17 E Trading Post, Algoma AG Centre Co-op,Algoma Insurance Brokers, Algoma Office Equipment, Andrea S. Young RMT, Bennardo Jewellers, Black Bear Café, Bud Robinson’s Motor Sports, Calvin Gilbertson, Camille’s Island Café, Camp Lackanooky, Carl Bowyer, Carl Thomas, Royal Lepage Realty, CBT Excavating/Ryan Burton, Chad Stevens, David Nelson, Exit Realty, Lake Superior, Dionisi Flooring, Dolores Winter Nursing Foot Care, Dr. Berg, Forestland, Fred Court, Gateway Casino, Gord & Sig Robinson, Highland Ford, Hogan’s Homestead/ Erica Hogan, Home Hardware/Echo Bay, Honeywell, Inner City Spring Centre, Invasive Species Centre, Island Market, Jim Davis, John Paterson, Karen Garside, Karhi Contracting Inc., Ken Hanson, Kentvale Home, Hardware/David Kent, Kevin Coombs, Larry Skinkle, M&M Meats, Maitland Lewis, Ford/Lincoln, Makes Scents Maple Products, Mark Dick, McLeod Bros. Mechanical, Miriam Sharpe, Napa Auto Parts, Neil Caughill, Nicki Morin, North Channel Heating & Air Conditioning Inc., North Shore Sentinel, Nor-Therm Ltd., Northshore Tractor, Nottingham North 3-D Archery/ Wayne & Judy Ingram, OFAH, Palmer Group, Perry’s Great Northern Gun & Bow Shop, Pine Plaza Food Basics, Prouse Motors, Quaker Boy, Rack Stacker/Steve Elmy, Randy Fawcett, Rankin Supply, Rebekah & Jason Doyon/ Pet Valu & Glass Employees Ltd., Reg Rickaby, Richard Winter, Rick Crowhurst, Ron Alton & Sheila O’Reilly, Rose Valley Maple Syrup, Ross & Joan Bishop, S & T Electric, S&S Creations, Sault Academy of Flight, Sault Promotions, Savings World, Sigrid Robinson, Sling Choker/Bill Johnstone, Solaray Creations, Soo Greyhounds Hockey, Soo Mill Build-All, Soo Optical, Sports Gold, St. Joseph Island Hunters & Anglers, Stobie Mechanical, Stonefield House, Superior Chrysler, Superior Nissan, Taylor Scarr, The Clansmen Motel, Thessalon & Area Rod & Gun Club, Tiltn’ Hilton Steakhouse, Tini Designs/ Tina Newell, Tom and Laura Surofchek, Tracey Nichol, TSC , Wellington Square Food Basics, Wes & Sharon Stevens, Whipawheel Farm Home Store, Yves Gauthier
The Wild Game Dinner of 2020 was one of the best
yet. The Club is very appreciative of the volunteers who worked preparing,
serving and clearing the dinner, the Chef, Max, and member cooks who created
the many very special dishes, the bakers who provided all the desserts, the
Shamrock Club for doing the dishes, and all the donors of auction items. All
funds go to supporting the Hunter and Anglers programs like the Ernest Eddy
Memorial Children’s Fish Derby, the Awesome Women’s Experience, annual data
gathering of the deer harvest, and public education events, and for support of
our outdoor sports’ heritage through education and partnerships with local and
regional organisations. We look forward
to seeing you at next year’s dinner when we will celebrate the 27th
annual Wild Game Dinner.
The Lions Club with the Hunters and Anglers is hosting a family Snowshoe Day at the Conservation Centre. The nature trails are open and ready, there will be a bonfire. Lunch of hot dogs is available, and there will be children’s games. It will be a fun way to celebrate Family Day weekend.
The Ernie Eddy Memorial Children’s Fishing Derby is in March this year (a revised date). All children of elementary school age or younger are invited to join the derby. Holes are drilled, gear is provided and lunch for the children is provided. Adults may purchase a hot lunch and drinks. The derby is held at Twin Lakes on St. Joseph Island. Registration begins at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 7th.
The SJI H&A in partnership with the Lions Club on St. Joseph Island is hosting a Snowshoe Day on February 16. To be ready for this fun day on the trails, a Work Bee to groom the trails has been planned for this Saturday, February 8, at 9:00 a.m. Volunteers to help clean up the trails are needed. The ice storm around the New Year has left its mark on the trails.
For the January 9th, meeting, our guest speaker will be Sarah Lemieux, a Sault College student, whose study project is Managing Winter-Use Deer Yards. She will be making a presentation about this project, and she is also hoping the members of the Club can provide helpful input about the current state and locations of deer yards on St. Joseph Island. Please plan to attend our first meeting of the year on January 9, and help out with this very worthwhile project.
Terri Winter and the students from Sault College will be presenting the results collected during this deer hunting season from the deer check stations on the mainland and on St. Joseph Island . The presentation will take place at 7:30 on Thursday December 12th at the St. Joseph Island Hunters and Anglers General Meeting. If you would like to know what the impact last winter had on the deer population, and future plans and projections for recovery, then this is the meeting for you to attend. The meeting is open to members and non-members, so please plan to attend and support the worthwhile work the College is doing to study the health of the deer herds in our local area.
Members, friends, family and neighbours, you are invited to the St. Joseph Island Annual Community Christmas Potluck and Photo Contest at the SJI Conservation Centre on Saturday, December 7. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. for a pre-dinner social. Dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m. and followed by a time to relax and visit. Please bring your favourite dish to share, a beverage of your choice and an item for the donation to the Island Food Bank.