Kody Roach of Port Hardy checks with critics while painting a salmon during the Rivers Day celebration at Quatse Salmon Stewardship Centre Sunday.

Fish business

Quatse Salmon Stewardship Centre hosts its annual Rivers Day celebration.

PORT HARDY—Intermittent rainshowers fell during the annual Rivers Day celebration at Quatse Salmon Stewardship Centre, but it hardly put a damper on proceedings. Many participants would have gotten wet regardless.

Dozens of North Island children and their parents took part in a wide range of fun and educational activities, hosted by centre staff and multiple sponsors. The day began with the third annual Salmon Fun Run and continued with colouring and crafts, fish painting, tours of the Fisheries and Oceans rigid inflatable boat, a hot dog cookout, moose-antler hats from BC Parks and kids photos.

Along the way, kids got to feed and view fish in the hatchery tanks, and tour the displays inside the centre.  A report on the fun run appears in this week’s Sports. Check the Gazette for more images from the day’s other activities: