The Haliburton Highlands Outdoors Association (HHOA) is holding its inaugural 50/50 draw starting April 15.
HHOA president Dan Smith said proceeds from the draws will support the fish hatchery on Gelert Road in Haliburton.
The hatchery is responsible for the annual stocking of area lakes, walleye spawning rehabilitation programs and other HHOA activities that benefit the region’s outdoors community, Smith said.
“Due to cutbacks in funding, and the effects of COVID, the HHOA is seeking other fundraising avenues, Smith added.
“The 50/50 draw provides an opportunity to raise funds for the hatchery, while giving the community a chance to help support the hatchery and win some money.”
The draws start tomorrow (April 15). Go to bigcatch5050.ca. to buy tickets. Fifty per cent of the proceeds from each monthly draw will go to one lucky winner. The other 50 per cent will be used to support HHOA activities.
Smith said HHOA’s mission is to help residents and visitors to the Haliburton Highlands enjoy angling opportunities while practicing good conservation. Since 1998, the HHOA has raised and stocked more than 700,000 fish in local lakes. For more information on the HHOA visit: hhoa.on.ca/news