Fingerling Festival – May 5, 2018

26th Annual Fingerling Festival on May 5, 2018 proudly presented by the Port Moody Ecological Society

On Saturday, May 5, 2018, from 11 am – 3 pm, the Port Moody Ecological Society invites everyone to attend our very special Fingerling Festival. Yes, it’s been more than 25 years since our volunteers first started our bucket brigade, putting chum salmon into Noons Creek.

We hold our fun, free envirofest at the Noons Creek Hatchery in Port Moody, located just across the walking bridge on the north side of the skating arena, 300 Ioco Road.  We are a 100% volunteer group that is very proud to announce the support of the City of Port Moody, Pacific Coast Terminals (PCT), Port of Vancouver and Buster’s Towing as 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.

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 in our food tent, and assisting with the release of salmon into Noons Creek.

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

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

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.

The Fingerling Festival is our main event of the year.  People are 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 organizer Dave Bennie on 604-617-1163.

Click here for a list of our past exhibitors – many are returning this year!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Port Moody Ecological Society is a 100% volunteer-operated teaching hatchery that raises Coho and Chum salmon, has been undertaking and teaching water quality testing for over 20 years, and provides community outreach and school programs throughout the year.

Port Moody Ecological Society – Celebrating 26 years of environmental awareness and stewardship in 2017! 300 Ioco Road, Port Moody, BC V3H 2V7 Tel: (604) 469-9106 Located to the right of the Port Moody Recreation Centre and Ice Hockey Rink Website:   www.noonscreek.org Facebook:  www.facebook.com/PortMoodyEcologicalSociety Twitter:  http://twitter.com/#!/NoonsCreek We aim to respond to you within three working days.  Sooner, whenever possible.

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.