About the Tournament

The Simcoe County Home Builders’ Association held its first Ice Fishing Tournament in 2006.  With the head office for the Association in Barrie – and Barrie being near water (Kempenfelt Bay) – why not use our local resources and hold a public Ice Fishing Tournament and raise funds for local charities?  The answer…WHY NOT?

So…in addition to giving out more than $450,000 in prizes to participants (young and older) – this single event has provided more than $380,000 to local charities.

The 2018 recipient charity is Redwood Park Communities

Previous recipients:


The Deaf Blind Society 

David Busby Centre

RVH Cancer Care Centre

Habitat for Humanity

Gilda’s Club

Learning Disabilities Association of Simcoe County

Seasons Centre for Grieving Children

Children’s Aid Foundation

Barrie’s Ribbons of Hope

Hospice Simcoe

Barrie Out of the Cold