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NORTHERN VISITOR CENTRES TO LOAN FREE FISHING RODS

Friday, August 5th, 2011
Terry Farmer victoria hotel founder with his Grandchildren
Accent Inn founder Terry Farmer enjoys fishing with his Grandchildren

The Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC (FFSBC), the Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation, Tourism BC and the Angler’s Atlas have joined forces to create the Go Fish BC! Rod Loan Program which will help promote sport fishing in Northwestern BC.

“British Columbia has some of the best fishing and this program enables anyone in the Quesnel, Williams Lake, Prince George or Terrace areas, caught without a fishing rod handy, to try out one of our favorite pastimes,” said Jobs, Tourism and Innovation Minister Pat Bell. “The Go Fish BC! Rod Loan Program is an example of creative collaboration among agencies passionate about what they do and resulting in great outdoor experiences.” (more…)

 

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FREE LEARN TO FISH PROGRAM

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011
Victoria hotel chain supports Freshwater fisheries society learn to fish program

Learning all about fish

The Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC (FFSBC) has officially launched the 2011 freshwater fishing season. The FFSBC will be introducing groups of novice anglers to the joys of sport fishing at several lakes in BC. The free courses are available to residents.

 

Participants in the Learn to Fish program are given a two-hour course in basic fish biology, fishing techniques, and fishing etiquette. The course is offered at a number of locations on Vancouver Island and across the Lower Mainland. Registration is encouraged and participation is free of charge. The FFSBC does, however, accept donations. (more…)

 

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FISH FOR FREE THIS FATHERS’ DAY WEEKEND IN BC

Thursday, June 16th, 2011
Terry Farmer victoria hotel founder with his Grandchildren

Accent Inn founder Terry Farmer enjoys fishing with his Grandchildren

The Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC , one of Accent Inns Fish for the Future partners, has an awesome event for this Fathers day weekend.

Have fun, win great prizes and fish for free at a local Family Fishing event in BC this Fathers’ Day Weekend, June 17-19. The Family Fishing Society of BC and the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC are inviting everyone to come out rain or shine and enjoy a day at the lake with a free fishing licence as part of our plan to get more British Columbians hooked on fishing.

BC’s Family Fishing Weekend is a great opportunity to attend an organized community event, or create your own family fishing adventure at one the province’s thousands of lakes with a free three-day licence, compliments of the BC Government. It is also a perfect opportunity to become a Fishing Buddy and pledge to introduce at least one friend to fishing this year. (more…)

 

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Fish for the Future

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

man holding salmon in a stream regarding restoring fish habitat

Maintaining and restoring fish habitat helps our environment

‘Fish for the Future’ program supports British Columbia’s natural environment

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August 24, 2010

New Accent Inns ‘Fish for the Future’ program supports British Columbia’s natural environment

Victoria, B.C. – Accent Inns hotels has just launched a new program that will see to the long-term viability of British Columbia’s natural resources, as they continue to fulfill their vision of supporting local groups that strive towards improving the B.C. environment.

“Building business and building community truly go hand-in-hand,” said Accent Inns CEO Mandy Farmer. “And in launching ‘Fish for the Future’ program, we’re showing that it’s possible for every one of us to make a positive difference in our world – a core value held by Accent Inns.”

The program, underway this month, is simple to support. For each guest who stays at any one of the BC hotel’s locations and shows a valid freshwater or salt water fishing license, Accent Inns will donate $2.00. Accent Inns ‘Fish for the Future’ partners are: Freshwater Fisheries Society of B.C. and Pacific Salmon Foundation. In addition, the Accent Inns Vancouver Airport hotel also has supporting services for the fishing enthusiasts with free shuttle service to the South Terminal / float plane terminal for the ‘fly-in’ fisherman as well as providing freezer service. (more…)

 

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