2019 Annual Boilermaker Steelhead Derby

The 2019 Boilermakers Lodge 359 Steelhead Derby was held on Sunday, March 3rd on the Chilliwack/Vedder River. We had 16 participants this year. Registration looked to be down early with only 12 signed up. However, Brother Ross Casselman showed up with 3 friends to participate in the festivities, all of whom had been in a derby on Saturday. Although the fish weren’t fully co-operating that day, everyone who came enjoyed their time on the river while being amongst friends, brothers and sisters.

The winner of the 2019 derby was long time participant Ray Rigolo, with a 5lb, 7oz Steelhead.

Ray won a prize of $160, half of the entry fees collected, while the other half will be donated to West Coast Boilermakers. We’d like to thank the sponsors, CIMS, Cabela’s and Sea-Run Fly and Tackle for their generous donations that helped make this derby possible. Thank you to Brother Jason Swetlikoff for organizing the event and thank you to all those came out and participated. We hope to see everyone again next year!

New Boilermaker Apparel

Just wanted to update the membership that we now offer shipping for apparel orders. If you wish to place an order, please contact Jamie White at our general office or by email at jwhite@boilermakers359.org. We suggest ordering by email so the phone lines stay open for business calls and it’s easier to track the orders. However if you do have any questions don’t hesitate to call. It will be the MEMBERS responsibility to cover the cost of shipping and a Credit Card will have to be provided for the order to be processed.

Before any items are shipped, Jamie will contact the member and confirm the total cost for the apparel + shipping.

*Please note that Ethica brand items do fit a little smaller. I’ve found that most are ordering one size up from what they usually wear. Therefore, if one normally wears a large, they should choose X-large. This is just applicable for the new apparel line provided by Ethica. (Photos and pricing chart below.)