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            The hamlet of Buckhorn expects to be bursting at the seams June 24-26, when it hosts the Kawartha Outdoor Adventure Weekend.

            More than 200 anglers are expected to compete in the 2016 Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) Canada Bass Tournament on the tri-lakes—Upper

Buckhorn, Pigeon and Chemong.

            As part of the tournament festivities, the Buckhorn Community Centre will also host the Buckhorn Cottage and Sportsman Expo on Friday night and Saturday.

            The tournament starts early Saturday morning from Scotsman Point Resort, just west of Buckhorn. Former TV personality and avid fisherman Reno Viola will MC. Tournament anglers will weigh in at 4 pm, with more action and the winners announced Sunday.

            The resort will also host a Kids Fishing Derby from 12:30-2:30 pm on Saturday.

            Shuttle buses will run from the Buckhorn Community Centre to Scotsman Point throughout Saturday, so visitors can take advantage of the family activities and vendors at both sites.

            "The weekend will focus on the outdoor lifestyle of the Kawarthas," says Gunnar Rogstad, President of the Buckhorn District Tourist Association. "There's something for everyone, with great lakes for fishing and boating, beautiful nature trails for the hikers and ATV enthusiasts, and, of course, the friendly community atmosphere."

            Find out more at buckhorn.ca.

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