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  • 29 Jan 2019 11:22 AM | Danielle Shaw

    Bobcaygeon, Ontario - Tuesday, January 29, 2019

    The Bobcaygeon & Areas Chamber of Commerce announced today that they are excited to move forward with the 39th Annual Canada US Walleye Tournament, along with the full support of the community and the professional services of the Competitive Sport Fishing League (CSFL).

    The City of Bobcaygeon has been home to the Canada US Walleye Tournament for 38 years, an event that has and continues to attract US competitors with a sold out field of 150 teams and a prize purse exceeding $30,000 representing a 100% payback.

    “Congratulations to all who continue to work toward keeping this exciting event in our community.  Well done!”  

    Andy Letham, Mayor City of Kawartha Lakes 

    “Once again, we are very pleased to welcome the anglers from near & far, to the town of Bobcaygeon, and the 39th Canada US Walleye Tournament. The Canada US Walleye Tournament benefits everyone!"

    Kathleen Seymour-Fagan, Councillor Ward 2

    “We are proud to once again be a part of this great event as it represents more than just a full field, it represents a unity of community and anglers. We are happy to provide our expertise and services to preserve, manage and develop the future of the oldest walleye tournament in Ontario.”  

    Andrew Pallotta of the CSFL

    “Call the Chamber to be part of this exciting tournament and join us as a VIP VOLUNTEER!” 

    - Donna Wood, President, Bobcaygeon & Area Chamber of Commerce


    The event will take place on May 18 and 19 at the Beach Park, with blast off at 6:00 am and weigh in at 2:00 pm each day.

    The orientation meeting takes place on Friday, May 17 at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 239.  At this meeting the discussions will include day time fish care and the use of minimal fish handling for efficient weigh in procedures, keeping the resource the number one priority.  The topics of discussion will also include the reduction of the field size going forward however all 2019 team captains will be grandfathered.  

    We welcome Northstar Marine Insurance as a sponsor to the Canada US Walleye Tournament.  Northstar will be sponsoring the cost of polygraph tests to the 1st and 2nd place teams and will also award the top finishing Northstar team with their entry fee for the 2020 event.  

    Registrants may seek a full refund if they are not available for the new date and we regret any inconveniences.  Please contact Andrew Pallotta, Tournament Director, at 416-802-2277.

    For more information, to book a team, or book a room, become a VIP volunteer, to donate or advertise with us, please check out the Chamber website at, or our Facebook page! 

  • 25 Jan 2019 10:27 AM | Danielle Shaw

    The 2019 Sturgeon Lake Canada/US Walleye Tournament out of Bobcaygeon is a go!

    A message from the Bobcaygeon Chamber of Commerce. Prepared for Friday, January 25th, 2019: 

    The Bobcaygeon Chamber of Commerce has been hard at work developing new partnerships, which will be announced shortly. The announcement will further highlight the changes, including the continuance of maintaining the integrity of the past years, while continuing to grow the event, and most importantly, keeping the resource first!

    Donna Wood, President Bobcaygeon Chamber of Commerce.

  • 10 Jan 2019 4:35 PM | Danielle Shaw

    ATTENTION: The CANADA/US WALLEYE TOURNAMENT has not been officially cancelled. 

    The Bobcaygeon Chamber is currently working together to maintain the Tournament in Bobcaygeon. Please note any further official updates will be posted on the Bobcaygeon Chamber of Commerce Facebook page. Thank you for your patience during this time.
  • 20 Oct 2018 9:00 AM | Danielle Shaw

    We had a good turnout for Small Business Week 2018. The Chamber wanted to dedicate this event to all of our amazing Members!

    The attendees enjoyed informative speakers and had access to a ton of Small Business information.

    It was an awesome group and we look forward to what's next!

  • 7 Aug 2018 8:56 AM | Danielle Shaw

    Seems like 2018 is starting to fly by! That means Sunshine and Clear Skies for the 23rd Annual Bobcaygeon Cruisefest!!

    This awesome event held by Bobcaygeon Chamber of Commerce will be held on:
    September 15, 2018 (RAINDATE: September 16, 2018)
    Bobcaygeon Fairgrounds 
    9:00 - 3:00 PM

    Mark your Calendars - you won't want to miss the best spot on that Fresh Cut Grass!!! 

  • 1 Jun 2018 8:53 AM | Danielle Shaw

    The Weather Network is broadcasting live on Happiness (our newest houseboat)!

    Tuesday, June 5th, 2018
    Join us at Lock 32 to be a part of it!

  • 14 May 2018 8:50 AM | Danielle Shaw

    Saturday June 9th 

    Unlock the Summer

    Buying tickets for Blues in Bobcaygeon couldn't be easier!

    Just text BLUES to 705-738-2202


  • 12 Feb 2018 8:49 AM | Danielle Shaw

    Now’s the time to decide which of them you’d like to attend or volunteer for. Call the office today and let us know how you’d like to get involved.

    We extend a warm welcome to these new members.

    Make a point to drop by and say hello:


    Smith & Sons Bait and Tackle

    Karen Smith 3211 Hwy 36 Bobcaygeon

    705-738-5743 email:

    HELIX HEARING CENTRE232 Main St., Bobcaygeon 705-320-9244

    GREEN OWL Natural Health products

    Tamara Ridsdale 161 Main St., Bobcaygeon.


    PEDEGO Kawartha Lakes Electric Bike rentals

    Allen Hussey 37 William st., Bobcaygeon


    Associate member: Eldon Adams, Bowmanville

    Read the entire Bobcaygeon Bulletin here

  • 30 Oct 2017 8:38 AM | Danielle Shaw

    I invite members, non-members, directors, volunteers - or if you would just like to fin out what we have achieved this year - to attend this year's AGM and to celebrate with us our 40th year as your Chamber.

    2017 was my second year in office and, in spite of an exceptionally busy year for all our businesses, we maintained our usual full services.

    We are a volunteer group made up of executives, board members and general members who give our time to support the Chamber.

    The Office beside the Locks:
    We maintained the office beside the locks on a full-time basis. Open seven days a week in the summer and five in the winter our office provides a consistent source of information to travellers and local folk. Paired with the Service Ontario Desk and the support of you, our members, we were able to provide these hours and bring people into the office. Here we offer support and information about our member businesses.

    Information goes out to several thousand people who come in, call, email or search the website, Facebook and on other social media each year. 

    Each year the Chamber produces at least 3 major events to bring people to bring people and attention to Bobcaygeon.

    The Canada US Walleye fishing contest in May, Unlock the Summer in June, and CruiseFest in September. 

    Each year these events require promotion, so we broadcast Bobcaygeon events throughout Ontario and the Northern States, drawing visits from inside and outside the area.

    We partner with other organizations whenever possible to extend Bobcaygeon's presence. The Chamber showcases Bobcaygeon, provides member information and draws visitors to town, and can only do this with member support. See you at the AGM!


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