FFCBC launches new website

With the opening day of the 2005 Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship less than six weeks away, the ever-popular tournament unveiled its new website earlier this week.
It’s fitting the annual event, entering its second decade of existence this year, now has a more interactive, user-friendly home page, said Doug Cain, chairman of the FFCBC’s board of directors.
“We’re very happy with the improvements,” Cain said. “It’s a fresh new look. It has a lot more information than we had before.”
Highlights of the new website include an updated news section, the official 2005 schedule, a list of participants, and past FFCBC results and tournament records.
The site also includes information on FFCBC sponsors and volunteers, the history of the event, and the 2005 prize structure, as well as photos from last year’s tournament.
Users also can access more information on the many other events on tap during the week-long community festival.
The site was designed by Times Web Design, a division of the Fort Frances Times. In the past, Sunset Communications had volunteered to keep the site updated—a service Cain said FFCBC organizers appreciate very much.
He noted tournament officials wanted to keep much of the information that was posted on the original site, but also wanted to “take it up a notch.”
“[The website] is much more interactive now,” Cain said, adding because high-speed Internet is now available here, the designers could include features people may not have been able to access before.
Cain also noted while the site only has been online for a few days, they’re already looking at other items that could be added.
“We’re always looking for ways to improve,” he remarked. “We want to make it easy to use, easy to navigate, and we want to make it user-friendly.”
In future, a full-fledged angler portal, including team registration, could be available online.
“That’s the dream,” Cain said. “We planned it so we can hopefully do those things down the road.”
The 2005 FFCBC is slated for July 21-23, with other events planned in the days leading up to it. Just like in recent years, the live tournament leaderboard will be available online.
To check out the new FFCBC website, visit www.canadianbass.com

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