Outdoors and Gun Show 2023 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Everyone is looking forward to the Outdoors and Gun Show is Sunday May, 7th.! The vendors are ready, and the program is planned. The Club needs your volunteer help! Attend the show and lend some of your time to helping make it run smoothly.

What’s needed?

Sat. May 6th               afternoon       10 for setup

                                   overnight        2 for security

Sunday May 7th         7:00am            4 to assist Nicki and Yves with parking

                                   9:00am            4 for club tables

                                                          4 for raffle ticket sale

3:30 10 for tear down – hopefully from staff volunteers who have remained

2022 Island Family Fish Derby – Ninth Annual

July 2 to July 10 2022

Ontario waters in contact with St. Joseph Island including waters in contact with the north shore from Bar River to Thessalon

Children:             $20.00 (15 and under)

Adults:                 $50.00

Registration:      Registration and payment by cash or cheque will be at the St. Joseph Island Hunters and Anglers Conservation Centre 1802 20th sideroad on Friday, July 1st from 12 Noon until 8:00 p.m. or on Saturday, July 2nd from 8:00 a.m. to 12 noon; includes meal at Awards presentations

Pre-registration forms are available on line at Registration Form

Rules are available at 2022-island-fish-derby-rules

Contest Rules Available at 2022 Derby Contest Rules

Meal & Prizes:  Sunday, July 10th at 4:00 p.m.

Categories:        Bass/Pike/Perch/Pickerel/Salmon (includes Trout) and Lake Herring (Cisco)

Prizes:                  Cash prizes will be awarded for the longest fish in each category based on a photo (MEASURING DEVICE AND DETAILS WILL BE PROVIDED AT REGISTRATION) mystery prizes for fish caught will also be awarded.

Contacts:             John Paterson (705) 246-3352 or Kevin Coombs (705) 989-7319

Community Christmas Potluck and Photo Contest, and Wild Game Dinner cancelled

Members and Supporters, the recent surge in Covid-19 cases in Algoma has led the Board to decide to cancel the annual Community Christmas Potluck and Photo Contest scheduled for December 4th. Additionally, The Wild Game Dinner 2022 has been cancelled. There is no doubt that these decisions cause disappointment, but being wise takes priority. Thank you for your continued support. As soon as possible, in-person events will resume.

Bragging Rights Derby closed after a quiet week,

Thank you to all who participated in the St. Joseph Island Hunters and Anglers Association Bragging Rights Derby. We hope everyone was able to enjoy the sport of fishing during Ontario Family Fishing Week and beyond.

Next year, we look forward to hosting the full competitive Annual St. Joseph Island Summer Fishing Derby. It will be the first week of July coinciding with the Ontario Free Fishing week. A great opportunity for family time!



As a member of OFAH Zone D, you are receiving this reminder about the upcoming virtual Zone meeting scheduled for Saturday January 30, 2021 at 9 a.m.

While these meetings are usually held in person, in order to comply with the provincial health regulations and ensure we are doing our part to keep our members safe and stop the spread COVID-19, we will be conducting the meeting via Zoom.

Zoom is a free to download application that must be installed on your computer prior to the meeting. If you do not have a computer, you may still participate using the 1-800 dial in. Meeting information will be provided below.

This meeting is a great opportunity for you to connect with the OFAH at the Zone level and to hear about both local and provincial fish and wildlife issues. You will have the opportunity to get involved as much as you wish in terms of asking questions or you can simply sit back and listen.

WHEN: Saturday January 30, 2021 at 9 a.m. 

Note: You must have a valid membership to participate as members will be voting to elect the 2021 Zone executive. Also, the Agenda for this meeting, the minutes of the previous General Meeting, and the various Advisory Committee Reports will be shared during the meeting.

For additional information, please contact Zone Chair Roy Polsky at rpolsky@cyberbeach.net.


All membership renewals have been gratefully accepted. There have even been new members join. Your membership, both support as action and interest, and as funds, is critical to the Club. For the better part of a year, all fundraising activities by the Club have been cancelled. The result is a drastic reduction in Club income. Certainly, activity expenses have dropped, but maintaining the Club, taxes and heating are expenses that continue. As soon as possible, the Club will resume activities, but realistically speaking, the fall may not even see a lifting of restrictions. You will continue to receive updates about Club activities here on the Club website and on Facebook.


SUNDAY, MAY 3, 2020
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Something for everyone outdoors

Gun Show, Buy and Sell. Over 100 vendor tables inside.

Outside exhibits – marine, camping, off-road

HEAR WHAT THE EXPERTS SAY: Free hourly seminars

Family activities including free interactive archery shoot
Free draws and prizes

Don’t miss out. Mark your calendars.

Admission by donation

Thank you to the supporters of the 26th annual Wild Game Dinner, 2020

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.


St. Joseph Island Hunters and Anglers meeting:  Thursday, April 11@7: 30 pm at the clubhouse.  Alexandra Leclair, DFO biologist from Toronto, will present her study of the Redside Dace in the Two Tree River.  Consider this your invitation to join us in learning more about this unique local species!