Fingerling Festival – May 7, 2022

The iconic Noons Creek Annual Fingerling Festival returns on May 7, 2022.  And we’d love you to join us and help out!

On Saturday, May 7, 2022, from 11 am – 3 pm, the Port Moody Ecological Society invites everyone BACK to attend our very special Fingerling Festival. Yes, it’s been 2 years since we had our last “in person” iconic festival!!

We are very proud to announce the City of Port Moody (Presenting Sponsor), Pacific Coast Terminals (PCT), Port of Vancouver, Busters Towing, Unmediocre Store, Peller Estates, and the Boddy Family as being tremendous sponsors of this year’s event.  THANK YOU!!

Our fun, free environmental festival 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 seeking over 100 volunteers to make this environmental festival our very best to date.  Volunteers of all ages are encouraged to register by clicking here.  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.

Our visitors also get the chance to speak to many amazing ecological, educational and stewardship organizations that help make the TriCities area a healthy, diverse and ecologically sustainable place to live.

Environmental groups and artists are invited to apply to attend by clicking here.  In the Port Moody Skating Arena, up to 70 organizations provide opportunities for our visitors to learn more about community initiatives and environmental stewardship. Groups like the BC Wildlife Foundation, Fraser River Discovery Centre, Northern Spotted Owl Breeding Program, Georgia Straight Alliance, and Oceanwise are just some of the fascinating groups you can meet, chat and learn from at the Festival.

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.

And of course, our festival would not be complete without the wonderful prizes at the raffle table, plus the great food from our fundraising hotdog lunch.

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.

 

 

In previous years, we have been delighted to host the following exhibitors, many of whom return each year. Please support them as they support us: