Ontario Fishing Club of the Deaf

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At a recent Sail appearance, Angelo and Pete met a few members of the OFCD (Ontario Fishing Club of the Deaf) and wow, were they taken by the enthusiasm of this hard core group of anglers. President Mark Pattenden was showing the boys all the great fish he’s documented on his camera-phone and as per Ang & Pete, there were loads of fish images.

The OFCD was founded in 1986 and is still going strong. Each year they put together a get-together which of course includes fishing as part of the festivities. Their last event in 2011 was held in Napanee and Mark said it was a huge success.

Mark says that their annual event helps the deaf community keep in touch with each other.

For more information on the OFCD, check out www.ofcd.net.

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