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The Paul gill Memorial Fishing Derby 2024

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Join us for a heartfelt day of fishing and community spirit at the Paul Gill Memorial Fishing Derby on July 27th at Hardy Park in Brockville, Ontario.

Set against the stunning backdrop of the St. Lawrence River, this event is a tribute to the memory of Paul Gill,  a beloved legend and community builder in Brockville. Uncle Paul's passion for fishing and his unwavering commitment to making a difference in the lives of others continue to inspire us all. As we come together to cast our lines in his honor, we celebrate his enduring legacy of kindness and generosity.

Whether you're an experienced angler or just starting out, join us for a day filled with cherished memories, camaraderie, and the joy of giving back to our community. This will be Family Friendly event and lots to do at the Park so we encourage you to Bring the whole family.

*2-4 Anglers per boat

** Rental Boats available in the local area.
***Single fishermen without a boat please contact Dylan Reed -


With the diversity of aquatic habitats, the St. Lawrence is home to a wide variety of warm water fish species and offers exciting Bass fishing adventures.

The Paul Gill Memorial Derby we will be fishing for his favourite, Bass! We hope you will really enjoy, just like Paul did!




Join us for a fun-filled family events  Saturday at Hardy Park! From 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Stay tuned for more details.



We will be fundraising for Paul's favourite charity, Their Opportunity.
A national children's charity with the vision to Educate, Uplift and Support children to overcome barriers through the strength of sport and generosity.
To learn more about Their Opportunity visit their website at


ABOUT (Uncle) Paul Gill

Paul Stewart Gill, born and raised in Brockville Ontario, Paul was deeply devoted to his beloved wife, Glenna, and their four sons (Randy, Ryan, Rob and Reilly). His life was a beautiful tapestry woven with love, care, and dedication to his family and the entire community. 


Paul's gentle spirit, kind heart, and unwavering dedication to his family and community have left an indelible mark on those who had the privilege of knowing him. He will be remembered as a pillar of strength, love, and compassion.  He will also be remembered as the person who so many people would say they were inspired to fish because of him.  We hope that this derby will inspire the next generation to carry on Paul’s passion for fishing, the love of the outdoors and his love for all people.

Paul (Dad), you may have cast your final line on this earth, but the ripples of your love, kindness, and wisdom continue to touch us all. You taught us to fish for the joys in life, to reel in our dreams, and to release our fears.


“The true measure of a man is how he treats
those who can do nothing for him.”

Our husband, father, brother, uncle, grandfather lived this every day. 

P.S. – Hey kids; don’t be like Uncle Paul and not learn how to swim. :)

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