When: Sunday September 20, 2020
Where: Seymour River Estuary, North Vancouver
Details: To celebrate International Rivers Day the Society hosts an estuary clean-up and replanting event at the river mouth each year.
With help from the River’s Institute at British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), BCIT students and volunteers from the Society, a considerable volume of replanting and cleanup work is accomplished each year. A large volume of invasive plant species are also removed and replaced with native shrubs and tree species, while many bags of trash were also removed from the site.
Where: Area 28/29. Weigh In and BBQ at Lions Gate Marina, North Vancouver
Details: District of North Vancouver Fire and Rescue Annual Charity Fishing Derby raises funds for local community groups that support children in the community. Limited tickets are available to enter the Derby so don’t wait, get your tickets before they sell out!
All Participants must have a valid fishing licence with salmon stamp and abide by DFO fishing regulations! Visit HIGHWATER TACKLE in North Vancouver, or contact them at email@example.com for further information and tickets.
ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE:
When: Sunday August 23, 2020
Where: Seymour River Hatchery
Details: We’re hosting our annual Open House to allow the public to visit the hatchery and learn about the work being done there. Tours will run approximately every hour, and guests can learn more about the Society’s enhancement, education, and habitat restoration program. Metro Vancouver’s Education Team will also provide information about the watershed, our drinking water, and the dam.
This is an amazing opportunity to come and visit the Seymour River Hatchery and see dedicated conservation in action. Shuttle buses will start running at 10:00 am from Rice Lake Gatehouse and will leave every half hour. For those looking to learn more about the dam, there will be a bus stop prior to coming to the hatchery.
Some of the festivities include a food truck, live music, art table and games for kids, a fin clipping demonstration, and unveiling of the wall mural.
When: Sunday September 6, 2020
Where: Ambleside Park, North Vancouver
Details: The Coho Festival features a Coho Salmon Barbecue, the Coho Garden, Stewardship Zone, Kids Park, Main Stage, the Squamish Nation Village. The day starts with a Coho Run, Coho Swim, pancake breakfast and much more. The ongoing focus of the Coho Festival is the education on the protection of fish and their environment.
The festival is now primarily a fundraising event to assist North Shore stewardship groups’ efforts to rebuild, repair and maintain salmon and other aquatic species and their habitats. It is an event where we celebrate the return of our salmon and can all learn how to be better stewards of our communities and our planet.
FAMILY FISHING DAY:
When: Cancelled this year but we will plan for Father’s Day 2021
Where: Rice Lake Gate, 4900 Lillooet Rd, North Vancouver
Details: Try your luck at catching rainbow trout at Rice Lake. Enjoy the exhibits, face painting, other festivities and the food trucks. Catch the shuttle to the Seymour Falls Dam and fish hatchery to explore the Seymour Valley.
Come check out the LSCR Open House booth to learn about the projects, programs and upgrades happening at the LSCR. This is a FREE event activities, no registration required, fishing gear provided!
Where: Blueridge Elementary School, North Vancouver
Details: Join us for Blueridge Good Neighbor Day, an annual celebration of this amazing community!
Festivities kick off at 10:45am with a parade from the top of Berkley Road (at Hyannis Drive), ending at Blueridge Elementary School. Families are encouraged to decorate their bikes, scooters, tricycles or strollers and be a part of the parade. Many classic activities will be back again this year, along with some new ones! Most are free and made possible by our generous donors and a silent auction (cash and credit cards accepted). Proceeds from the silent auction help us cover the costs of the whole event.
Activities include: Live music -featuring “Five Star Motel”, Food trucks, Inflatables (bouncy castles and slides, Wipe Out, Royal Express Train), Kid’s carnival (including crafts, fish pond game, and much more), Pony rides, Community tables, Cake Walk, Pie Eating Contest, Cotton Candy
ORPHANED WILDLIFE REHAB OPEN HOUSE
Where: Delta, B.C.
Details: The Society will host a booth at this exciting community event.
OWL’s annual Open House allows you to get a behind the scenes look of one of the busiest raptor rehabilitation centres in Canada. This is the only time that we open up 70% of the facility for the public to get a peek at our medical facility and some of our various rehabilitation enclosures and see the process from intake and examination, to the flight pens, and then release. Come meet our local raptor species and learn about what we do at OWL and check out what else we have going on for the day!
For more information check out O.W.L.
CHUM RELEASE IN MAPLEWOOD CREEK
When: Cancelled this year but we hope to see you in 2021.
Where: Maplewood Farm – 405 Seymour River Pl, North Vancouver, BC
People of all ages are welcome to come and help release chum salmon into Maplewood Creek. The creek is located within Maplewood Farm. Staff and volunteers will help fill your buckets with little fish to release. You can watch your chum swim downstream as they start their journey to the sea.