Our club cheerfully receives financial and/or equipment donations. Some equipment is kept for Community Projects and Activities, excess is generally sold off at our Weekly Meetings and proceeds along with financial donations are placed into our Legacy Fund.
This fund supports Community Activities and Environmental Projects and helps ensure that the club will continue to prosper and grow. Two examples:
- On March 20, 2018 $1000 was donated towards the Peninsula Streams Society led Millstream Fishway Project to adopt 100 metres of habitat in memory of the environmental conservation work of deceased Victoria Golden Rods and Reels Fishing and Social Club members with special recognition of the recent contributions of the late Bill Carnes and the late Clive Lane.
- The restoration of Elk Lake as a key urban fishing lake is one of the main focuses of the Conservation aspect funded by the Legacy Fund.
October 24 2017: Saltwater fishing flashers by GRR Member Ryan Arsenych.
September 2017: Fishing equipment was generously donated in memory of Peter Dawson.
September 2017: Fishing equipment was generously donated by long time GRR Member Gord Riddell.
January 2017: A significant contribution was made by the Carnes brothers in honour of their father, Bill Carnes.
This fund was started with a bequest of fly tying materials from Bill Truax’s widow.