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Fingerling Festival – May 2, 2020

28th Annual Fingerling Festival on May 2, 2020.  Call for volunteers and exhibitors!

On Saturday, May 2, 2019, 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 we first started our bucket brigade, putting chum salmon into #NoonsCreek.

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.

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 assisting 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.

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.

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
  • Mossom Creek Hatchery (BIMES)
  • Port Moody Station Museum
  • Rivershed Society
  • Vancouver Aquarium’s aquabus
  • Plus many more.

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 includes raffles and a hot dog tent.

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.

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 15 years, and provides community outreach and school programmes 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.


A full list of past exhibitors has included:

Port Moody Welcome Post update 2018

On National Aboriginal Day on June 21, 2018 the Port Moody Ecological Society will host a Traditional Coast Salish Blessing Ceremony to raise our post in Port Moody at the Noons Creek hatchery.

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There are events happening throughout the year so scroll down for the complete calendar for 2017 and 2018.  Follow us on Facebook for updates and schedule of events!

Events:  May and June 2018

Ceremony and Coast Salish Protocols with Aaron “Splash” Nelson-Moody
Noons Creek Hatchery (Port Moody Ecological Society), Port Moody

CA$30

2-Day Coast Salish Wool Weaving with Angela George – May 24 & 31 (2 evenings)
Noons Creek Hatchery (Port Moody Ecological Society), Port Moody

CA$30

2-Day Coast Salish Wool Weaving with Angela George – May 24 & 31 (2 evenings)
Noons Creek Hatchery (Port Moody Ecological Society), Port Moody

CA$30

Cedar Weaving Workshop with Tsawaysia Alice Guss
Noons Creek Hatchery (Port Moody Ecological Society), Port Moody

Coast Salish House Post Raising: National Indigenous Day
Noons Creek Hatchery (Port Moody Ecological Society), Port Moody

More Information.  Lead Artist coordinating this community-based reconciliation in action project is Tasha Faye Evans, welcomepostproject @ Gmail.com, who is collaborating with the Port Moody Ecological Society.

Welcome Post Project: A House Post for Port Moody

A House post is a significant symbol in Coast Salish Culture. Traditionally, house posts were the main posts that supported the roof in the longhouse. Back in the day, whole extended families lived in one longhouse. The house posts were carved and decorated to express the fundamental values and history of the community living within each longhouse.

Every Welcome Post Summer Program event has been leading us towards the final objective of designing, carving, and raising the first Port Moody House Post. In September 2017, there were three community gatherings with Squamish artist and carver James Harry. James Harry who listened to our community speak about what it means to be a resident of Port Moody, what our values are as a community, and how we envision a future for our grandchildren growing up in this beautiful city. James interpreted these stories into a design and carved on-site at the Noons Creek Hatchery.

On National Aboriginal Day on June 21, 2018 the Port Moody Ecological Society will host a Traditional Coast Salish Blessing Ceremony to raise our post in Port Moody at Rocky Point Park.

To prepare for this ceremony there will be four community workshops to create gifts for the Give-Away.

All my relations,

Tasha Faye Evans

 

 

We are located within walking distance of the Inlet Centre Station, off Ioco Road.

 

Become a member of the Port Moody Ecological Society from as little as $5 per year.

Membership Type


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.