Reeling in Funds for Disabled Sailing Association
More than just a day to have some fun on the water fishing, Marine Unit members raised $2,000 to give many more people a chance to get out on the water.
Organized by Constables Kjell Maro and Ryan Horwood, the annual pike fishing tournament was held around the Toronto Islands on May 17.
“After a two-year hiatus because of restrictions, it was nice to get back out there on the water and fish,” said Maro, who along with Marine Unit members patrols Toronto Harbour, Islands and Lake Ontario.
More than 35 participants, including Marine Unit members and their families and friends took part in the tournament.
Kjell's brother, Leif Maro, caught the biggest fish, weighing 12 pounds.
The funds raised go to the Disabled Sailing Association of Ontario.
“They are a direct neighbour of the Marine Unit and a non-profit organization that offers Ontarians with disabilities the opportunities to sail, regardless of ability and function level,” Maro said.