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Fishing For Kids

July 28, 2011 10:55 ET

Macquarie Group Announced as Presenting Sponsor for 2011 Fishing for Kids Tournament

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - July 28, 2011) - Fishing For Kids is excited to announce Macquarie Group's (Macquarie) support of the Fishing For Kids Fundraising Tournament 2011. Macquarie, a leading provider of financial, advisory and investment services in Canada, confirms its position as Presenting Sponsor for the Fundraising Tournament, joining forces with the West Coast Fishing Club, founders and hosts of the contest.

"We are delighted to welcome Macquarie to our family of sponsors for Fishing For Kids," said Brian Grange, Vice President of West Coast Fishing Club. "The tournament is growing every year and we are thrilled to welcome this highly respected global company as our lead sponsor."

The Tournament is held at The Clubhouse, part of the West Coast Fishing Club's collection of luxury lodges on British Columbia's Haida Gwaii, and this year takes place from August 28th to 31st. Joint charities for Fishing For Kids – BC Children's Hospital Foundation and Canucks Autism Network – will benefit from the region's most recognized fundraising fishing tournament. Due to the Tournament's popularity, the event is already sold out, with 42 participants vying to win over $250,000 in prizes.

Commenting on Macquarie's sponsorship, Earl Evans, CEO and Head of Macquarie Private Wealth Canada said: "Macquarie is proud to be Presenting Sponsor of Fishing For Kids, partnering with the West Coast Fishing Club. Our sponsorship underscores our belief in and commitment to this worthwhile – and very lively – event. We expect our support will help further elevate the tournament's profile and promote the cause of these two outstanding charities."

This will mark the sixth year of Fishing For Kids; since its inception, more than $2.3 million in charitable dollars has been raised through the generous support of sponsors and participants. The tournament continues to attract high profile support, with NHL stars Manny Malhotra and Dan Hamhuis confirmed for the event, alongside returning participants Willie Mitchell, Canucks GM Mike Gillis and acclaimed Chef David Hawksworth.

Delta Land Development, Ledcor and Jazz Airlines join Macquarie in sponsorship of the 2011 tournament.

For more information on Fishing for Kids, call toll-free 1-888-432-6666 / www.fishingforkidstournament.com or contact the West Coast Fishing Club, toll-free 1-888-432-6666 / www.westcoastfishingclub.com.

About Macquarie

Macquarie Group (Macquarie) is a global provider of banking, financial, advisory, investment and funds management services. Founded in 1969, Macquarie operates in more than 70 office locations in 28 countries and employs more than 15,500 people. Assets under management stood at approximately C$310 billion at March 31, 2011. Macquarie has had a permanent and growing presence in Canada since opening its first office in 1998. With regional headquarters in Toronto, Macquarie employs approximately 1,000 people in Canada through 14 offices around the country. www.macquarie.com

About West Coast Fishing Club

West Coast Fishing Club offers guests the most exclusive fishing adventures on the coast. Four unique, luxurious fishing properties, each spectacularly located, feature world-class fishing, accommodation, food and wine, service and staff. Guests have access to the most abundant runs of salmon on the coast, simply the best boats and equipment, and the most knowledgeable guides. West Coast Fishing Club prides itself on dedication to the local community and the urgent need to maintain wilderness resources for future generations. www.westcoastfishingclub.com

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