Message from the Pres.

Just a reminder about the December meeting of the KWFF to be held tomorrow at the Breslau Community Centre, 100 Andover Drive in Breslau from 7:30 until 9:30 p.m.  If you are planning on attending we are asking you to send an email to dan.kennaley@cogeco.ca or president@kwflyfishers.ca which will help with determining quantities of food and beverages.  In addition to our roundtable of fishing tales from everyone, President Dan Kennaley will be provide a brief update with respect to the Grand River Tailwater Fishery Symposium held on November 30, 2021.  Please also note the Covid19 related information below.December’s KWFF meeting is our Christmas Roundtable Meeting where everyone gets the chance to regale each other with tales of fly fishing prowess, or perhaps  mishaps, from the year that has been.  It is one of my favourite meetings of the year and we will be listening carefully looking for stories that might earn some lucky angler the Pecady Award which is to be awarded at the January meeting.

 
The December meeting will be held at Breslau Community Centre, 100 Andover Drive in Breslau (
link to map) and there will be food and beverages.  However, due to Covid, the food will be served individual style as compared to the usual buffet style.  For this reason, and to help with determining quantities, we are asking that people confirm their intentions to attend by sending me an email at dan.kennaley@cogeco.ca.  In addition, everyone attending must show proof of vaccination and must wear a mask except when they are eating and drinking.  We will also set the room up to provide social distancing.  Furthermore everyone attending must be symptom free and not have been potentially exposed as described below.
 
Covid Requirements
 
Everyone attending must be able to answer NO to ALL of the following questions.
 
1.  No Covid 19 symptoms?
 
a.  Fever and/or chills
b.  Cough or barking cough (croup)
c.  Shortness of breath
d.  Sore throat
e.  Difficulty swallowing
f.   Decrease or loss of smell or taste
g.  Pink eye
h.  Runny or stuffy/congested nose
i.  Headache
j.  Digestive issues like nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain
k.  Muscle aches
l.  Falling down often
 
2.  Has a doctor, health care provider, or public health unit told you that you should currently be isolating?
 
3.  In the last 14 days have you been identified as a close contact of someone who currently has Covid-19?
 
4.  In the last 14 days have you received a Covid Alert exposure notification?  If you have already gone for a test and tested negative, select “No”.
 
5.  In the last 14 days have you traveled outside of Canada?  If you are exempted from federal quarantine as per the Quarantine Act, select “No”.
 
Upcoming Guest Speakers
 
January – Rob Reid – Fly Fishing in Canadian Literature
February – To Be Announced
March – To Be Announced
April – Jack Imhoff – Lake Superior Coaster Brook Trout
May – Ken Robins – A Poor Man’s Atlantic Salmon Fishing
 
Fly Tying
 
Unfortunately no change to report.  We’re still waiting for Sobey’s in Waterloo to resume making their community room available for fly tying meetings.
 
Membership Renewal
 
|Just a reminder that membership renewals are due as of the September 7th meeting.
 
Dan Kennaley