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A great word from Trout Unlimited Canada regarding our work with them:

For over 40 years, Trout Unlimited Canada has been an advocate for Canada’s freshwater rivers, streams and lakes.  TUC works constructively with government and the public to seek positive resolutions to complex challenges.  At TUC, we believe cold, clean water is essential for both people and fish.  Support from sponsor organizations, individuals and companies as makes all the difference in creating a future that ensures healthy water habitat for not only today but tomorrow as well. 

TUC is thankful for the support The Dimestore Fisherman has provided to TUC and its ongoing commitment to Canada’s freshwater resources contributing unique trips and experiences for our annual fundraising conservation dinners in Calgary.  Together with TUC, The Dimestore Fisherman is helping ensure fresh water for a clean future! 

Everyone needs clean water. Canada’s water needs you.  Join, support or donate to Trout Unlimited Canada, www.tucanada.org.

If you are checking out this page then you undoubtedly care about people. We do too. We travel Canada and see first hand what the challenges are in our communities. There are some big ones. They aren’t easy. Sometimes they are not comfortable. We also have witnessed what is possible when everyday Canadians put together their resources with a mind to improving our collective quality of life. We encourage you to learn more about all of the communities, charities, government organizations and non for profits we have listed. We have carefully taken the time to link the organizations where to do so is possible. This is so that you can come to learn more about the communities and causes they each represent. There will no doubt be some important place or cause in our list that speaks to you. Please get involved today. Some people think the only ones who can afford to get involved in charities or non for profit causes are the financially wealthy.   Every Canadian can become involved in these things or their own community. Recently we learned of a young girl from Toronto that sent her last 5 dollars to help a family that tragically lost loved ones in an accident right before Christmas. This little girl didn’t see any boundary. She only knew she had 5 dollars and that might help. We also know that volunteers are needed in many of the different organizations that are listed below. We have carefully considered and vetted all of these organizations. In the case of listed charitable or non for profit organizations below we are proud to say we have contributed. The communities listed are places we have been with the program. The government organizations are ones we have worked with to shine a light on our amazing communities. You can view the logos above to get an idea of some of the amazing groups we support.  You can also look at the list below our features to see all of the non for profits and charities we have directly supported.  Also the communities and government organizations we have worked with and supported with our efforts.  Where you see the word VIDEO you will be taken to the DimestoreNation Youtube channel to view a video that demonstrates our support.  Below are some features on really cool people and groups we support.  We change this area from time to time so people can learn more about the variety of great causes there are to become involved with.

Our host & producer Jim always says “I meet the best people I have come to know when I am volunteering. It is a super way to make a difference and an amazing way to meet friends and like minded people.”

Feature on who & what we support

Elisabeth Vathje

We met Elisabeth Vathje through our amazing key supporter Tony Fairfield at Fairfield, Watson & Lewis. He and his partner Ian had a remarkable opportunity presented to them to sponsor a young Canadian skeleton athlete and Olympic hopeful Elisabeth Vathje. In fact, they sponsored her over 4 years to help bolster her journey to become an Olympic team member and to compete for Canada in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

FWL presents Elisabeth a cheque

We decided to also become sponsors. We immediately knew the value of helping Liz by creating a video to help her attract more sponsors. We also felt as though supporting her for the coming four years would be a great idea. Check out her great video to learn more about how you can become involved with Team Vathje. Elisabeth needs support like some many of our Canadian athletes.  Since becoming involved with her, Elisabeth has been named a member of Team Canada and has competed in World Cup events and done very well. She has placed first and medalled in several events. We are very proud of her.

Check out her great video to learn more about how you can become involved with Team Vathje. Elisabeth needs support like so many of our Canadian athletes.  Team Canada strength and conditioning coach Rob Gray discusses the importance of making training the number one priority. Watching this video will provide some more insight on the importance of funding for our Canadian athletes.

Canadian Olympic hopeful Elisabeth Vathje sponsorship video from Jim Hoey on Vimeo.


 Elisabeth Vathje & the importance of sponsoring Canadian athletes


 Canadian Mental Health Association, Horizon Housing 

 The 10th Annual Fish & Chips Golf Tournament & Fly Fishing derby

Early in 2014 we were approached by a good friend who had participated in an event benefiting the Canadian Mental Health Association and Horizon Housing. He explained that CMHA and Horizon were about to stage their 10th Annual event named fish & chips golf tournament and fly fishing derby. The idea behind the event is that golfers and anglers meet up at the end of a day of doing what they love, golfing and fishing. They gather for a dinner where they collectively raise dollars through auction items and donations for these great organizations. We were excited to become involved and help.

During our first meeting it was brought to our attention that Kelly Hrudey and his daughter Kaitlin would be participating in the event. Indeed Kaitlin was to be the guest speaker at the dinner to talk about her challenges with OCD (obsession compulsive disorder). Her father Kelly was the honorary chair of the event and he came out fishing for a day with us on the program to talk about the event and his experience with Kaitlin and how important it is to talk about mental health.

The video below features Kaitlin Hrudey talking about her experience with OCD and we strongly encourage you to watch the video and become involved. You can volunteer, donate or sponsor the 11th Annual Fish & Chips event.

Kaitlin Hrudey speaks about OCD from Jim Hoey on Vimeo.


 Kaitlin Hrudey shares her experience


Atlantic Salmon Federation TD Friends of the Environment Lesser Slave Lake Fire Department
Kootenay Trout Hatchery & Visitor Centre Tourism British Columbia Nelson Kootenay Tourism
Town of Marathon, Ontario Flagstaff County, AB Greenstone, Ontario
Trout Unlimited Canada Calgary Firefighters Burn Treatment Society Lesser Slave Lake Bird Observatory
Fraser River Sturgeon Society 2010 Olympic & Paralympic Secretariat Kootenay Rockies Tourism
Town of Nipigon, Ontario Red Deer County, AB Township of Matachewan, Ontario
Ducks Unlimited Canada Calgary Zoo – Video Jumpstart Canada
Schreiber Senior Society Tourism Prince Edward Island Township of Strong, Ontario
Town of Red Rock, Ontario Mackenzie County, AB Town of Arnprior, Ontario
Alberta Fish & Game Association Bow Habitat Station Airdrie Fish & Game Association
Fednor Canada Tourism Nova Scotia Town of St. Anthony, NFLD
Canadian Mental Health Association AESRD – video Okotoks Hunting & Fishing
Travel Alberta Village of Longview Town of Schreiber, Ontario
Village of Glaslyn, Sask Vulcan County, AB Town of Temiscaming, Quebec
Horizon Housing Jim Graham Wetlands – video Boys & Girls Club Alberta
Land O’ Lakes Tourism Tourism Saskatchewan Lesser Slave Lake Regional Tourism
City of Prince Albert, Sask City of Edmonton, AB City of Campbell River, BC
Municipalite de Tadoussac, Quebec Scouts Canada – Video 1835 Recovery Acres Society
Hinton Fish & Game Association Ontario – Yours to discover Newell Regional Tourism Association
Village of Avonlea, Sask Calling Lake, AB Ucluelet, BC
Kimberley Tourism Habitat for Humanity High River Fish & Game
St. Jude Playground Project New Brunswick Tourism Lake Diefenbaker Tourism
Town of Dundurn, Sask MD of Opportunity, AB Township of Central Frontenac, Ontario