Each year PQ Fish & Game offers a scholarship of $500 to a student at Kwalikum and Ballenas Secondary Schools. This is done in an effort to encourage youth to seek advanced education in preparation for the new world of careers.
This year we are proud to announce that Fiona Gregoire, from Kwalikum Secondary, has been awarded the scholarship for 2015.
Fiona has worked hard to accumulate her outstanding grades and volunteer time while working summers to save for University.
I know we all wish her the best in her studies and will continue to see her as a prime example of the type of students Oceanside has.
PQ Fish& Game President
Email received from BCWF regarding Island access
I’ve got an update on our ‘Access Initiative’ with TimberWest.
On June the 19th, Larry Wasden, Sabina Reska and I met with TimberWest staff.
TimberWest was represented by local manager Steve Lorimer, Ben Lee,VP,Legal & General Counsel ( who came over from Vancouver), and Lee-Ann Andersen, Senior Property Administrator. These are some pretty senior staff that have the real ability to move things forward.
We were able to sit with them, explain who we are and what we hoped to accomplish through our negotiations with them. The meeting went well and the outlook is positive. We were asked where we’d like to see this project start and it was agreed that we should start on Southern Vancouver Island, possibly around Sooke. TimberWest is taking this recommendation forward to their most senior management and with the Victoria F & G Club on board we’re hopefully optimistic that we’ll hear back from them soon. They are aware that hunting season is rapidly approaching and that it would be in the best interest of all concerned to have an agreement in place before then.
We did pass along the request of the Courtenay F & G that access be liberalized on the Comox Main and the Oyster River Main. We also passed on the wishes of the Parksville club that access be granted into the Lockwood area. It looks to me that this will happen one area at a time and if that’s how TW wants to go about it then that’s fine with me. Remember that given the extremely dry conditions this year, any access agreement may well be suspended until conditions allow safe backcountry access.
Unfortunately, nobody has control over mother nature. Feel free to share this with your members.
Vancouver Island Region Assn.
Steve Housser (Leadership & Giving Manager) from The Nature Trust will be talking to our club about the Salmon River Project at our next
General Meeting on the 23rd June 2015 at 7pm
All members welcome
(exert taken from the Nature Trust website)
A Vancouver Island treasure waiting to be conserved. Although The Nature Trust of BC has a significant number of conservation properties on Vancouver Island, it has been several years since we have added to our island portfolio. This is about to change; The Nature Trust is working to acquire an exceptional 165 acres of private land along the lower Salmon River and estuary south of Sayward, BC.
This strategic opportunity will enhance critical habitat for numerous species of fish and wildlife including Great Blue Heron, Marbled Murrelet, Northern Pygmy Owl, Roosevelt Elk and all species of Pacific salmon:
Coho, Chinook, Chum, Pink and Sockeye. The area is also home to sea run cutthroat trout, Dolly Varden, Char and it boasts the largest steelhead in BC!
The Nature Trust have firm funding commitments from BC Hydro Fish & Wildlife Compensation Program, the Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation, and several generous donors.
However, we still need to raise at least $162,500 by June 26,2015.
Any help with this outstanding balance would be greatly appreciated.
For more information on this project or information on how to donate- visit their website
The Fishing Forever event held at Coombs Country Campground was yet again another huge success. More than 100 residents from various retirement homes enjoyed a wonderful morning of fishing.
Many thanks to all the wonderful volunteers and sponsors of this extraordinary event!
Date: February 15, 2015
Time: 9:30 Shot Gun Start
Registration: On site starting at 8:00 am
Family of 4/$35 (2 Adults, 2 Youth)
Off Highway 19A and Baylis Road in Qualicum
Hot lunch available somewhere between the morning and afternoon rounds (11:30 – 1:00)
Prizes and winners announced following the afternoon rounds
For further information email email@example.com
Spring Rod and Gun
Flea Market and Show
MAY 31, 2015
Many Great Deals on new and used items
for the outdoors person
Doors open at 8:00 AM
Breakfast and Lunch available
$3.00 admission to males over 16; free for women
Call for Dates and Details or Table Rentals
Graham Alexander 250-240-0459
Upcoming Fishing Forever Events
With spring comes the start of Fishing Forever events all across B.C. This years event will take place at:
Coombs Campground May 29th, 2015
Parksville-Qualicum Fish & Game Association
For more information:
Contact Brian Borrett at firstname.lastname@example.org or 250 954 0608