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Archie's Fishing Charter - Silver Islet, On

The application period for Soldier On members wishing to participate in Archie's Fishing Charter to be conducted at Silver Islet, Ontario (Thunder Bay area) on Wednesday, August 7th, 2024 is now open. The application deadline is 1600 hrs on Friday, July 19, 2024.

AIM AND SCOPE OF EVENT:  
Soldier On, in collaboration with Archie's Fishing Charters, will conduct a 6-hour fishing experience on Lake Superior, ON at Silver Islet on Wednesday, August 7, 2024. Participants will learn how to use the rods & reels, tackle, downriggers and nets while fishing the scenic Lake Superior. 

The number of Soldier On participants is limited to four (4).

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: 
Any serving member or veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) from the Thunder Bay geographical area who acquired a permanent physical or mental health illness or injury while enrolled as a member of the CAF; whether attributable or not to service.

Selected Serving members will require the approval of their Chain of Command to participate. 

*NOTE FOR SERVING MEMBERS: Amidst current financial limitations and a federal directive to reduce defense spending within DND by a Billion dollars, serving members' participation in Soldier On events and activities will now be limited to within their own local    region (i.e., selection for event outside of where they reside is unlikely). As a result, serving members are advised that participation beyond their local area is likely to be denied, as Soldier On cannot sponsor any temporary duty status for serving members in order to align with government guidelines for expenditure reduction. Unfortunately, serving members are not authorized to participate in Soldier On activities and events while on leave.*


DRAFT SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

Wednesday, August 7, 2024
0845 hrs: Arrive at Silver Islet Marina, introductions and safety briefing
0900 - 1500 hrs: Conduct Fishing Charter
1500 - 1530 hrs: Fillet fish, clean up and departure

TRANSPORTATION & MEALS:
Participants are advised that meals will not be provided by Soldier On for this event. Participants will be required to bring their own lunch, snacks and drinks. Transportation for participants will be provided by Soldier On for participants (RV point in Thunder Bay to Silver Islet and return).

Mental & Physical Requirements:
Applicants must be able to tolerate six (6) hours of moderate paced activities. Due to the busy activity schedule, applicants must have a limited requirement for rest throughout the day. 

Participants must be comfortable on the water and able to maneuver inside a small space and must be able to cast the line from a fishing rod without issue or being in violation of their MELs. Participants must wear a personal flotation device (provided) when on or near the water. 

Applicants will be joined with other ill/injured members and civilians, and therefore should be able to function in a social environment. Applicants also acknowledge that there will be no alcohol allowed at the event.
 
ALL MEMBERS
Deadline for Nomination Forms

Must be received by Soldier On NLT 19 July 2024
Click on the
 Application Form link to express your interest.

SERVING MEMBERS ONLY
In order to be considered for selection, all serving members must also complete and submit a chain of command authorization form by the application deadline.

Authorization Form
 
COMMUNICABLE DISEASE PREVENTION:
Soldier On, PSP and CAF TG aim to provide a safe environment for all participants and staff. To ensure everyone’s safety, applicants understand that they should aim to adopt personal practices focused on communicable disease prevention such as health awareness, staying home when sick and regular hand cleaning to help prevent the spread.

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