Trinity Higgins accepts the Dwayne Fraser Memorial Jr. Grand Aggregate Award from Kent Fraser on behalf of sister Charlotte. This was the second time in club history that a female won the award.

Hundreds attend annual Fish and Wildlife Fundraiser

Over 200 Sparwood residents gathered together at the annual Sparwood Fish and Wildlife Banquet on Feb. 27.

Over 200 Sparwood residents gathered together at the annual Sparwood Fish and Wildlife Banquet on Feb. 27 to celebrate local fishing and hunting success and take part in the club’s biggest fundraiser of the year. Those who attended had the opportunity to win or bid on many prizes, learn of projects the club has completed and most notably, observe the awards and trophy presentations where youth and adult hunters and anglers were recognized for their achievements. Darren Reghenas, Sparwood Fish and Wildlife Club President commented on his awe of the support offered by the community.


Fish and Wildlife Dinner





“I am completely blown away by all of the support, from those who donated raffle and silent auction items, to all those in attendance tonight,  it really comes together to make this event a huge success. As the club has been working on many projects, such as elk collaring and other wildlife and conservation projects, it is through events like this that we can continue to fund these, and keep doing the work we do,” he said.

A prominent highlight of the event was the recognition and awards to youth, and young females especially. This year, for the first time in club history, the Frank Knight Memorial Award – which is the oldest trophy in the club originating in Michel-Natal – was given to Sydney Cook for her 1.75 lb cutthroat. For the second time in history, the Dwayne Fraser Memorial Award was also given to a female as Charlotte Higgins received the Jr. Grand Aggregate for her goat.

The Sparwood Fish and Wildlife Club continue to welcome all residents to join the membership and attend meetings. They now can be found on Facebook and soon will launch a website. Meetings are held the third Monday of every month at the Sparwood Fire Hall.


Fish and Wildlife Dinner














Shawn Gentile, Rick Reid, Chad Bowen and Ron MacIntyre with awards for whitetail.



CutthroatNo adults

Jr. CutthroatSydney Cook       1.75 lbsBrayden Holberton  1.73 lbsBrayden Holberton  1.49lbsBrandon MacNaughton  1 lbs

TurkeyLarry Henriet  30 1/2

Black BearKevin Petevello 18

Jr. BearSierra Wyld  17 9/16


Denis Reghenas  14 15/16

CougarScott Holberton  14 10/16

Jr. CougarHanna Whiting  13 13/16

MooseDennis Reghenas  163 (Cross bow)

ElkChad Bowen        316 5/8Mike Jaegli         292 4/8Brian Cimolini     285 3/8Kent Fraser        275 7/8

Jr. ElkMckenzie Bowen  254 5/8Charlotte Higgins  213 7/8

White tailRon MacIntyre  139 7/8Chad Bowen     131 7/8Rick Reid         126Shawn Gentile  122 7/8

Jr. White tailHanna Whiting       107 3/8Kaylee Reid           100 1/8Michel Wyld           78 6/8Mckenzie Bowen    65 6/8Aiden Grywacheski  64 6/8

Mule deerNo adults

Jr. Mule deerDevin Bursey   129 6/8Hanna Whiting  129 5/8

GoatCody Chatterson  44 6/8Dale Weed          42

Jr. GoatCharlotte Higgins  46 2/8Lane Ogden         40

SheepRick Reid  170 (B.C. Book)Kasey Musil 163 7/8

Sr. Grand AggregateDennis Reghenas  Moose 163

Jr. Grand Aggregate -Dwayne Fraser MemorialCharlotte Higgins Goat 46 2/8

Frank Knight Memorial AwardSydney Cook Cutthroat 1.75 lbs



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