Pam Chalmers serves wine to Lyle and Maggie Flostrand at the Quatse Salmon Stewardship Centre's celebratory wine and cheese gathering marking completion of phase two of the gallery exhibits and providing the centre with an opportunity to thank their funders; donors and supporters.

Quatse Salmon Stewardship Centre celebrates completion of public displays

The unveiling of the recently completed gallery exhibits at the Quatse Salmon Stewardship Centre provided an opportunity for the Northern Vancouver Island Salmonid Enhancement Association (NVISEA) to show its appreciation to funders, donors, and supporters.

The unveiling of the recently completed gallery exhibits at the Quatse Salmon Stewardship Centre provided an opportunity for the Northern Vancouver Island Salmonid Enhancement Association (NVISEA) to show its appreciation to funders, donors, and supporters.

Wine and hors d’oeuvres were served to about 75 North Islanders who saw for the first time the new theatre, salmon science exhibit, mezzanine and Corey’s Sea Wall.

“It’s excellent,” said Grant Anderson, Chair of NVISEA. “The highlight of the evening for me is that Corey’s father, Brian could be here to see the wall that he and Elizabeth donated to the Centre in memory of their son, Corey.”

Designer Ernie Tomlinson watched the flow of people through the space he designed and gauged the public’s reaction. With 25 years of experience to use for comparisons he was pleased with what he saw.

“It’s working. I think this has supplanted the Newfoundland Freshwater Resource Centre to become my new favourite design,” he said. Tomlinson, who heads up Interpretive Design, said he has had his Newfoundland design at the top of his favourites list since 1990.

Assistant manager Erin Wright said she is thrilled with the new space. Wright, who began as a volunteer about 12 years ago, said when the centre began it was housed in an old Atco trailer Western Forest Products donated.

“The trailer was already 15 years old when we got it,” said Wright. “We were happy to have it, but this (gesturing at the new exhibit hall) is amazing.”

In addition to the new exhibits, Wright points to new signage in and around the building, making self-guided tours possible.

Wright said the centre also has a new computer station, lots of interactive exhibits and much more for visitors to see and do.

 

Just Posted

Port Alice trailer goes up in flames in the early morning hours

The North Island Gazette will continue to update the story with more details as it progresses.

1041 customers without power due to outages in Northern Vancouver Island

Keep following the North Island Gazette for more on the power outages.

VIDEO: Sports Talk with Tyson: North Island Bantam Eagles are ready for provincials

Sports Talk with Tyson is back this week with an indepth look at the North Island Bantam Eagles.

Ferry connecting Port Hardy and Bella Coola expected to set sail this summer

Its first in-service route will sail in central coast waters on May 18, 2019.

Keep focus on helping Canadians at home, Trudeau tells MPs at start of meeting

Trudeau said the Liberals will offer Canadians hope amid issue like climate change and global tensions

Pettersson returns to lead Canucks to 3-2 win over Red Wings

Vancouver’s super rookie has 2 points in first game back after knee injury

Support pours in for Vancouver Island couple whose home was destroyed by massive blaze

GoFundMe page reached $10,000 in one day for soon-to-be parents

Skaters stranded in Saint John, NB, amid storm on last day of championships

More than half of the flights out of the city’s airport were cancelled due to the weather

Call for tighter bail rules after Saudi sex-crime suspect vanishes

Mohammed Zuraibi Alzoabi was facing charges related to alleged sexual assault, criminal harassment, assault and forcible confinement of a woman

12 poisoned eagles found in Cowichan Valley

Improper disposal of euthanized animal suspected

Olympic softball qualifier to be held in B.C.

Tournament is to be held Aug. 25 to Sept. 1

B.C. resident creates global sport training program

The 20 hour course teaches the science and application of interval training at the university level

B.C. VIEWS: Fact-checking the NDP’s speculation tax on empty homes

Negative-option billing is still legal for governments

Most Read