Casting for Recovery Canada was established in 2004 by Mr. and Mrs. Maroun. CFRC is a national non-profit support and educational program for women who have or have had breast cancer.
Kathryn Maroun, (FFF casting instructor) saw first hand the benefits of such a program from her time volunteering with the sister program in the U.S.. "We provide an opportunity for women whose lives have been profoundly affected by the disease, to gather in a beautiful, natural setting and learn fly-fishing. Just as importantly, we offer an opportunity to meet new friends and have fun."
Participants learn the fundamentals of fly casting, entomology, knot-tying and equipment basics. Participants spend time on the water practicing catch-and-release fishing with like-minded people. The fishing is the excuse to get together.
Support and medical information is available throughout the weekend through sessions of information sharing and peer liaison, between women of all ages and stages of breast cancer.
Educational resources are made available for both fly fishing and breast cancer, however, the focus of the weekend is on having fun.