Monday, 4 May 2015

"The River Never Sleeps Festival" is well worth attending

by Keith and Heather Nicol
Thousands of salmon fry were in tanks in the hatchery
   On Sunday, May 3 we decided to head to the “River Never Sleeps Festival” which is now in its 8th year. It is sponsored by the Fanny Bay Salmonid Enhancement Society (FBSES)and included many activities focusing on salmon, healthy river systems as well as many related topics.  There were many booths set up where you could sample local oysters, listen to music, learn about other animals in the sea and on the land as well tour the adjacent fish hatchery. There were lots of families in attendance and one very popular activity was a chance to release a small bucket of salmon smolt into Rosewall Creek. We were impressed by all that the FBSES volunteers have accomplished and their role in coordinating this enjoyable event. We encourage anyone interested in salmon preservation as well as families looking for a fun way to spend a morning or afternoon that they check this event out next year. For more information on the FBSES or the "River Never Sleeps Festival” see:
Kids enjoyed tipping buckets of salmon smolt into Rosewall Creek

You learn about and  practice fly fishing

The Vancouver Island University booth had a variety of local fish on display

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