BBQ & Learnings this Saturday, and Fingerling Festival on May 4

This Saturday – Stakw: Water is Life Project and Community BBQ

This Saturday, April 20, 12pm – 2pm at Noons Creek Hatchery

Join us this Saturday, April 20, the first event of a Spring long journey with the Welcome Post Project, project managed by Tasha Faye Evans.

Join us as we open Stakw: Water is Life Project with guest Knowledge Keeper, Dennis Thomas. This year’s Welcome Post Project is all about Water and the significance of water in Coast Salish culture and the way of life for all of our relations. Dennis will share teachings around the canoe and his families history connected the Burrard Inlet.  Welcome offered by Ocean Hyland.

BBQ provided by The Little Butcher!  Please bring your own meal kits!

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Fingerling Festival, May 4 from 11am – 3pm

We are so excited to announce our 27th annual Fingerling Festival being held on Saturday, May 4, 2019, at our Noons Creek hatchery and the Port Moody Recreation Centre, thanks to the generosity of the City of Port Moody.

This event is proudly 100% volunteer coordinated and relies on the generosity of time from our community who work tirelessly to organise and put on this envirofest each year.  If you would like to volunteer with us, please email Dave Bennie at portmoodyecologicalsociety@hotmail.com.

Volunteer with us!

We are seeking over 100 volunteers to make this environmental festival our very best to date.  Volunteers of all ages are encouraged to register by emailing portmoodyecologicalsociety @ hotmail.com.  Roles include helping with over 70 environmental organisations and 5,000 visitors, setting up, cooking hot dogs in our food tent, and experienced volunteers who assist with the release of salmon into Noons Creek.

Families and groups are encouraged to volunteer, with flexible shifts available.  This is a great way to introduce volunteerism to your family.

Thank you to our sponsors

Please visit our sponsors pages, whom we are very grateful to for their ongoing support.  If you would like to be a sponsor or participate as an exhibitor, please email Dave Bennie at portmoodyecologicalsociety @hotmail.com.

Click here to contact us for more information.  

Our fun, free envirofest will be held at our Noons Creek Hatchery and the Port Moody Recreation Centre’s ice rink, located just across the walking bridge at 300 Ioco Road.  We are very proud to announce the City of Port Moody, Pacific Coast Terminals (PCT) and Port of Vancouver, as again being tremendous sponsors of this year’s event.

This iconic environmental festival, the largest of its kind in the Lower Mainland, provides an opportunity for children to help release thousands of young chum salmon into Noons Creek to help these fish begin their four-year journey at sea, and to visit the hatchery with its fish-rearing pond and restored wetland.

Which Groups are Attending?

Environmental groups and artists are invited to apply to attend.  In the Port Moody Skating Arena, over 70 organizations will provide opportunities to learn more about community initiatives and environmental stewardship. In previous years, we have been delighted to host the following exhibitors, many of whom return each year:

  • The City of Port Moody (Presenting Sponsor)
  • Port of Vancouver (Sponsor)
  • Pacific Coast Terminals (Sponsor)
  • Mike the Reptile Guy
  • Port Moody Station Museum
  • Vancouver Aquarium’s aquabus
  • Plus many more.  Check out our full list of past exhibitors!

There will be First Nations artists and carvers, wildlife artists, Metro Van Regional Parks, amongst others.

Bobs & Lolo – FREE CONCERTS

The ever popular Bobs & Lolo will be back again this year to give performances at 11:30 am and 1:00 pm in the arena.

How Do We Get There?

Everyone is encouraged to carpool, use public transit or cycle to the event as this is a green event, and parking is very limited.  For additional information, visit www.noonscreek.org, phone the hatchery at 604-469-9106, or call Festival organiser, Dave Bennie, on 604-617-1163.

For updates, follow us on Facebook:  www.facebook.com/PortMoodyEcologicalSociety  or Twitter:  http://twitter.com/#!/NoonsCreek

Acknowledging that we are on the unceded, occupied, ancestral and traditional lands of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish),Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.