Return of the Salmon 2009

KEEPS, Bell-Irving Hatchery, Metro Vancouver, and over 500 visitors were on hand for the annual salmon event at Kanaka Creek on October 18th. Our volunteers once again rose to the occasion as did Panago. A great day!

Visitors began arriving early, on a partly cloudy but mild October day.

The Watershed model and Salmon Survival roulette wheel were big hits...

...as was Jonathan with the fish dissection table.

As always, the KEEPS photo booth received plenty of attention.

Jen, Jonathan, Kayla and Sarah checking out recent spawning.

Dave "Mr. Kanaka" provided colorful anecdotes for the visitors.

Kayla and Sarah with a nice male pink salmon.

Taking a little break after a whole lot of fish netting.

Brandon patrols the fence with the 240th Street bridge construction site in the background.
For some reason, this event brings the dogs!