Erin Wright of the Quatse Salmon Stewardship Centre hauls a fish from a tank during the annual B.C. Rivers Day celebration at the centre Sunday.

Fin-tastic

Rivers day rounds out Quatse Salmon Stewardship Centre's summer season.

The Quatse Salmon Stewardship Centre rounded out its season with it’s second annual Salmon Centre Rivers Day Celebration.

The day kicked off with a fun-run around the Quatse Loop, and featured a demonstration of First Nations cooking, crafts, information booths, hotdogs, Tundra the wolf and much more.

Rivers day is a province-wide event, held the last Sunday in September each year celebrating rivers in B.C. The event aims to raise public awareness and understanding of the importance of our rivers and highlights some of the problems they face. The event has steadily grown since its inaugural event in 1980, and is now celebrated all over the globe.

Closer to home, the Quatse Salmon Centre uses the event as a climax to the Interpretive Centre’s summer season. The Interpretive Centre draws visitors from all over to learn about salmon on the North Island, and is a popular destination for local families and schools.

Here’s a few of our favourite moments from the celebration.

 

Just Posted

Port Hardy RCMP looking for volunteers who are interested in public safety

“The volunteer program will include community and crime prevention programs”

Suspicious fire in Alert Bay burns two homes, spreads to nearby bush

Police say underage suspects have been identified

VIDEO: North Island Bantam Eagles tie Dawson Creek Canucks in front of massive hometown crowd in Port Hardy

The Tier 3 Bantam Championships continued in style last night at the Don Cruickshank Memorial Arena.

Tri-Port Midget Wild finish season with gold medal performance

The other teams were no match for the Tri-Port girls.

Chief Administrative Officer officially appointed in Port McNeill

“Pete brings with him 17 years of municipal experience.”

VIDEO: Restaurant robots are already in Canada

Robo Sushi in Toronto has waist-high robots that guide patrons to empty seats

Permit rejected to bring two cheetahs to B.C.

Earl Pfeifer owns two cheetahs, one of which escaped in December 2015

Real-life tsunami threat in Port Alberni prompts evacuation updates

UBC study says some people didn’t recognize the emergency signal

Care providers call for B.C. seniors’ watchdog to step down

The association also asks the province to conduct an audit and review of the mandate of her office

Nitro Cold Brew Coffee from B.C. roaster recalled due to botulism scare

“If you purchased N7 Nitro Cold Brew Coffee from Cherry Hill … do not drink it.”

Short list for new gnome home includes Parksville, Coombs

Five potential locations have been chosen by Howard’s owners who will decide Tuesday

B.C. man gets award for thwarting theft, sexual assault – all in 10 minutes

Karl Dey helped the VPD take down a violent sex offender

Baby left alone in vehicle in B.C. Walmart parking lot

Williams Lake RCMP issue warning after attending complaint at Walmart Wednesday

Nowhere to grieve: How homeless people deal with loss during the opioid crisis

Abbotsford homeless advocate says grief has distinct challenges for those living on the streets

Most Read