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30 Child (age 15 and under)
$30 Second Hole
$175 Family (Includes 2 adults and up to 3 Children age 15 or under)
Early Bird Prices
Purchase your tickets on or before Feb 18, 2018, and receive the following prices:
$25 Child (age 15 and under)
$25 Second Hole
$150 Family (Includes 2 adults and up to 3 Children age 15 or under)
Tickets are available:
Tickets are currently only available online Online at LDBICE.ca
Retail Locations in Winnipeg, Beausejour and Lac du Bonnet will be available in early December.
A 2nd Hole Ticket allows you to fish up to two holes and doubles your chances to win one of our Randomly Drawn Prize packages (prizes #11-60). You must purchase a First Hole Ticket in order to use your 2nd Hole Ticket on the ice.
Your official LdB Ice Derby Ticket is a multi-part ticket.
The top portion of your ticket, which contains your name and contact details, should be handed in at the time of purchase or at the Derby site in the registration tent before the start of the Derby. This portion of the ticket is used for the Randomly Selected Prizes both on-ice and during the awards ceremony at the Community Cente. If you have not handed in this portion of your ticket, you will not be entered to win any of the Randomly Selected Prizes.
The middle portion of your ticket A.K.A. The Jacket Tag is used for verification of purchase and to identify those anglers who catch a fish. This portion of your ticket should be pinned to your jacket (pins are supplied at the derby). Fish Measurer Officials will need to see this portion of your ticket should you catch a fish.
The bottom portion of your ticket A.K.A. The Bucket Tag is used to reserve your hole. Simply attach this portion of your ticket to your bucket or another item you can leave behind, to reserve your hole between 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. on the day of the Derby.
Thank you for purchasing you Derby tickets online. Through email, you will have received an e-ticket, which is your proof of purchase. Your Official Derby Tickets will be available at the Registration Tent in the Online Purchase Line. Please bring your e-ticket and exchange it for your Official Derby Ticket on the morning of the derby.
If you have not received your e-ticket, please contact us at 204-213-0063. We will verify your purchase and resend your e-ticket.
March 3, 2018, from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm at the Lac du Bonnet Town Dock, Park Ave. Participants are allowed on the ice at 8 am to reserve their holes with use of their Bucket Tags.
The registration tent opens at 7:00 a.m.
Anglers are allowed entry onto the ice at 8:00 a.m. at which point they may choose and reserve a hole using the bucket tag. Fishing is not allowed until the start of the Derby at 10:30 a.m.
Our volunteer team works hard to ensure your arrival goes smoothly to get you on the ice as quickly as possible. When you arrive on the Derby site on the morning of the Derby you will choose one of three options depending on your ticket situation:
Ticket in Hand
If you have your Official, three-part Derby ticket you are ready to go on the ice, or get into the lineup if you arrive before 8:00. Ensure that the top portion of your ticket has been handed in to be entered to win the Randomly Selected Prizes and that your Jacket Tag (middle portion of your ticket) is pinned to your jacket. If you do not have a pin, officials on-ice will have these available for you.
E-ticket from Online Purchase
Please report to the Registration Tent anytime after 7:00 to exchange your E-ticket for your Official Derby Tickets. Once you have your Official Derby Tickets, you may enter the Derby Site or lineup if you arrive before 8:00 a.m. on the morning of the Derby.
Need to Purchase Tickets
Tickets are available in the Registration Tent starting at 7:00 a.m. and will be available for purchase until 11:30 a.m. on the morning of the Derby. Once you have your Official Derby Tickets, you may enter the Dery Site or lineup if you arrive before 8:00 a.m. on the morning of the Derby.
Nope, we predrill all of the holes the morning of the derby. All you need to do is show up and fish.
Electronic devices may be used as of 8:00 a.m. for the determination of depth in selecting a hole, as well as during the Derby.
Over $45,000 in cash and prizes to be given away.
Prizes 1 to 10 Based on Hidden length and time:
1st – $10,000, 2nd – $3000, 3rd – $2000, 4th – $1500, 5th – $1000, 6th to 10th – $500 each
11th to 60th – Random Draw Prize Item
Longest Fish – T.B.A.
Prizes for the first 100 fish caught.
On Ice prizes
An awards ceremony and random prize draws at the Community Hall (25 McArthur Ave) after the Derby.
We’ll have random games and chances to win prizes throughout the event.
About LdB Ice
To provide a fun sportsman like ice fishing derby to raise funds to support community organizations, charitable organizations and charitable causes for Lac du Bonnet and the surrounding area.
The amount given back each year is dependent on the amount of profit from the derby. Over the past 11 years, $129,713 has been given back to the community through grants and Community Volunteer Hour payments.
Over the year a variety of groups have benefited from derby funding including groups such as The LDB Charitable Foundation, LDB Wildlife Association and Trout Ponds, Sno Pals, LDB Library, LDB Curling Club, LDB Community Centre, LDB Senior School Grad Fund, LDB Fire Department, Little Day Buddies Nursery School, Survivors Hope Crisis Centre, the Lions Club, Fire n’ Water Music Festival, LDB Ski Club, LDB Darts Club, LDB Trails Association, LDB Historical Society, Mrs. Lucci’s Resource Centre, LDB Blues Hockey Team, LDB Minor Hockey, LDB Youth Center, Trans Canada Trails Association, PAC Community Skating Rink, LDB Secondary and Centennial School, Winnipeg River Recreation District, Municipal Heritage Advisory Committee, Lee River Snow Riders, Manitou Rapids Arts Counsel, Winnipeg River Recreation District, Beausejour Cadets and other worthy causes.
We will also be providing two $1000 post secondary education bursary to deserving high school students.