Events in Oakville

Veterans Salmon Derby

Saturday, June 16, 2018
6:00 am - 3:00 pm

Heritage Waterfront Park (Bronte)

The Annual Veterans Salmon Derby is dedicated to the emotional and physical healing of serving and retired Canadian Military personnel and family members through a fun fishing event on Lake Ontario and related activities.


Healing from the challenges of serving in stressful operational environments and long family separations takes many forms. We elevate the level of awareness of the contributions of our veterans both present and past for their contributions to Canada, have a fun event, and raise funds for the Toronto Military Family Resource Centre (TMFRC) which provides supportive programs for our Veterans and their families in needs.


The Veterans Salmon Derby and the Veterans Gala began in 2011. In 2013 we decided to focus on Veterans Salmon Derby as it provided the best direct support to the Military Veterans and their families. This year the 8th Annual Veterans Salmon Derby will take place in Oakville (Bronte) on Saturday, June 16, 2018.

8th Annual Veterans Salmon Derby: 

When: Saturday, June 16, 2018

Where: Bronte Heritage Waterfront Park

Cost: Free (Pledges greatly encouraged) over $10,000 in prizes

Trophies and Prizes for: 

Salmon: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, mystery weight

Trout: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, mystery weight

King of the Vets: Heaviest total weight 1 salmon and 1 trout (Boat Captain)


  • Cost of day fishing license reimbursed
  • Light breakfast and superb BBQ
  • Free parking for Veterans and boaters with trailers
  • Fishing hats and shirts for Veterans and boat captains
  • Lots of prizes

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