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Derrick LaValley – Derrick’s Smoked Fish
The Business Enterprise Centre of Saugeen Shores is pleased to announce that Derrick LaValley, of The Chippewa’s of Nawash Unceded First Nation (Cape Croker) has been accepted into the Summer Company Program and will be starting up and running Derrick’s Smoked fish.
Derrick’s Smoked Fish will be buying fresh Georgian Bay whitefish caught by local fisherman, filleting it and then using real wood to naturally smoke the fish. Smoked fish is a cured meat; it is smoked to keep it preserved without refrigeration for about 7 days. It is a perfect treat for campers and outdoor enthusiasts alike. Using his family’s smoking techniques with a pinch of sea salt and smoking longer than most gives Derrick’s fish a distinct flavour that every fish lover will enjoy.
He will be selling his fish at his home which are on the road that vacationers travel to get to the camp ground, and at his aunt’s “Kitty’s Corner Store”, which is close to the government dock. The Chippewa’s of Nawash Unceded First Nation is situated on Georgian Bay and contains breath-taking views of beautiful rock formations in addition to sparkling water. This makes it a great place to live and boasts a vibrant tourism market with 100’s of visitors traveling on day trips as well as staying in the Cape Croker Indian Park which provides camping for both trailers and tents. The park is located about 30 minutes from the nearest town, so once they arrive, they want to stay. Derrick’s Smoked Fish will be a tasty treat for them when they arrive and throughout their stay.
The Summer Company program is sponsored by the Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation. Derrick will be receiving an award of up to $3,000, as well as business training and mentoring to start up and run Derrick’s Smoked Fish. In the fall Derrick will be entering his first year of business management at Humber College.
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