2020 Canada-US Walleye Sponsorship Opportunities

2020 marks the 40th Anniversary of the Canada – US Walleye Tournament.  This tournament is a live release international fishing competition which brings 120 teams of anglers from across Canada and the US to Bobcaygeon annually.  It is the oldest Walleye tournament in Ontario.

Taking place at the Bobcaygeon Beach Park on May 16 and 17, 2020, we plan to celebrate this historic occasion with the entire community by expanding the event to include a 40th anniversary FunFest.  The purpose of the FunFest will be to enhance the fishing tournament and provide event content during the day while the 240 participating anglers are out on Sturgeon Lake competing in the tournament.  Elements of the two-day festival will include a Kids Fishing Derby, Learn to Fish activities, a Family Fun Zone, Vendor Village, music and entertainment and a 40th Anniversary Celebration BBQ.

We hope you will help us celebrate 40 years by becoming a sponsor.  We have many opportunities which are outlined in the attached summary.  If you are interested in customizing something that best suits your needs, we would be happy to discuss it with you. 

Contact Denise our chamber manager at 705-738-2202 or manger.chamber@bobcaygeon.org.

2020 OVERALL EVENT SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES (Includes both the Tournament & FunFest)

Sponsorship Fee  $1500  $750  $500  $175
Logo / Ad shown during Tournament Live Stream  Multiple  1    
Logo / Name on event signage & promotions - Digital/Printed  Logo  Logo  Logo Name 
Logo / Name on official event banner    Logo  Logo  Logo Name 
Logo / Name on event website with link to company website  Logo  Logo  Logo  Name
Feature post on Chamber social channels (FB, Insta, Newsletter)
Inclusion In live Sponsor Thank You announcements at the event  X  X  X  
On-site space for promotional use during Tournament & FunFest
 20x20  10x10    
Representative participation in Tournament Awards Ceremony   X      
Logo / Name  in post event ad in Kawartha Lakes This Week  Logo Logo   Logo Name 
Opportunity to distribute promo materials (coupons / giveaways)  X  X  X  
Opportunity to include promo in Angler's Information Package   X  X  X

VENDOR VILLAGE BOOTH: The vendor village will take place Saturday, May 16 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.  10x10 booth space is available for $125 + HST.  Vendors are responsible for providing their own tent, table and chairs.  If power is required, it must be discussed with the event organizers and vendor must provide their own generator.

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HOSPITALITY SPONSOR: This sponsorship includes the opportunity to host a social event at your establishment on the Saturday or Sunday evening after the day’s fishing.  Details of the sponsorship to be discussed with the Chamber in order to develop something that works best for you.

IN KIND SPONSORSHIPS: The event has many opportunities to support the event through donation of goods and services in exchange for sponsorship benefits and exposure.  Categories include accommodation, media and advertising, Kids Fishing Derby prizes, event supplies and services.  If you are interested in discussing these opportunities further, please let us know.


Special sponsorship opportunities are available for the following elements of the Festival FunFest.

  • KIDS FISHING DERBY: 60 children ages 1 to 12 will have the opportunity to compete in their very own fishing tournament. 
  • FAMILY FUN ZONE: A variety of family focused fun will be available to keep everyone entertained. Activities to include crafts, games, face painting, inflatable, educational displays and demonstrations such fish and wildlife conservation and boat safety. 
  • LEARN TO FISH: Experts will be on hand to teach both kids and adults how to fish.  We will provide them with a rod and reel and show them how to use it and practice off the Beach Park shore & docks.
  • ENTERTAINMENT STAGE: The event will include music and entertainment for both children and adults during both the Saturday and Sunday activities.
  • FESTIVAL DONOR: Show your support of this 40th Anniversary Celebration with a donation of $50.  Funds will assist with the execution of this non-profit community event.
SPONSORSHIP BENEFITS Kids Derby  Fun Zone Learn to Fish  StageDonor
Sponsorship Fee  $500  $500  $250 $250  $175
Logo on sponsorship specific signage & promotions - Digital/Printed X X X  X 
Logo on event website with link to company website  X X X    
Feature post on Chamber social channels (FB, Insta, Newsletter)
3 3  1 
Inclusion In live Sponsor Thank You announcements at the event  X  X  X X 
Representative participation in Kids Fishing Derby Awards Ceremony   X       
Logo displayed on Kid's Fishing Derby participation certificateX

Name recognition on event website and on-site signage        
Opportunity to include promo in Angler's Information Package   X  X  X  
Logo displayed on Family FunZone activity & colouring sheets  X   


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