On Saturday I (John Espley) had the privilege of attending the Pacific Salmon Foundations annual gala dinner in Victoria B.C. They hold 10 of these dinners around the province which are not only fundraisers for the organization but also a chance for supporters from all walks to get together and network. What a huge gathering! Saturday’s dinner, held at the University of Victoria’s Cadboro Commons Conference center, was fabulous and the Victoria dinner committee had outdone themselves on providing a fantastic selection of live and silent auction items. Thanks to Mike Meneer (VP PSF) for speaking about our joint “Fish for the Future program”. Brain Alexander from Westcoast Resorts did a great job as MC (lots of laughs) with Ward Bond from Island Outfitters really pulling the heart strings as he thanked the volunteers. It was also great to see several old and new friends, there to support the foundation like Larry from Island Fisherman Magazine and the Outdoor Expo.
The Pacific Salmon Foundation is working very hard to protect and preserve our Salmon stocks and the following article demonstrates a good example why and why PSF needs the public’s support. (more…)