The iconic Noons Creek Annual Fingerling Festival returns on May 6, 2023. And we’d love you to join us and help out!
On Saturday, May 6, 2023, from 11 am – 3 pm, the Port Moody Ecological Society invites everyone BACK to attend our very special Fingerling Festival.
Past sponsors have included the City of Port Moody, 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 need you! 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, and 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.
We invite visitors to visit the hatchery with its fish-rearing pond and restored wetland. Speak to many amazing ecological, educational and stewardship organizations that help make the Tri-Cities 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 that have participated in the Festival.
There will be First Nations artists and carvers, wildlife artists, Metro Van Regional Parks, amongst others. The ever popular Bobs & Lolo have attended in the past and we will advise if they are able to join us this year.
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:
- Association for the Protection of Fur-Bearing Animals
- BC Recycles
- BCUOMA (Used Oil)
- Bobs & Lolo
- Burrard Inlet Marine Enhancement Society (BIMES) – Mossom Creek Salmon Hatchery
- Burke Mountain Naturalists
- Busters Towing
- Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society
- Canadian Sound Therapy Arts Society
- City of Port Moody (Presenting Sponsor)
- Coastal Painted Turtle Project
- Colony Farm Park Association
- Port Moody Farmers Market / Coquitlam Farmers Market
- Coquitlam River Watch
- Coquitlam River Watershed
- Cotton Candy Kids
- Critter Care Wildlife Society
- David Suzuki Foundation
- Discovery Toys
- Echo Ecological
- Emotive, Electric Vehicle Experience (Metro Vancouver)
- Encorp Recycling
- Evergreen Line Rapid Transit Project
- First Nations artist, Shevonne Leigh
- Force of Nature
- Fortis BC
- Fraser River Discovery Centre
- Friends of De Boville Slough
- Go Wild BC Salmon Marketing Council
- Green Channel
- Green Planet Solutions
- Gulf of Georgia Cannery
- Hancock Wildlife
- Hyde Creek Watershed Society
- International Submarine Engineering Ltd.
- Invasive Plant Council of Metro Vancouver
- J Peachy, Artist
- Kinder Books
- Living Ocean Society
- Maple Creek Streamkeepers
- Metis Family Services
- Metro Vancouver Regional Parks
- Mike the Reptile Guy
- Minnekhada Park Association
- Mossom Creek Hatchery (BIMES)
- Nature Trust of BC
- Northern Spotted Owl Captive Breeding Program
- Northwest Wildlife Preservation Society
- Orca Lab
- OWL Rehabilitation Society
- Pacific Coast Terminals
- Peter Gong – Aboriginal artist
- Pipe Up Network
- Port of Vancouver
- Port Moody Foundation
- Port Moody Rock and Gem Club
- Port Moody Station Museum
- Reconciliation Canada
- Rivershed Society
- Rocky Point Sailing Association
- Salmon Are Sacred
- Science Made Fun BC / Unique Minds
- Seed and Straw fair trade, environmental
- Shop Local Port Moody
- Spirit Bear Coffee
- St Johns Ambulance
- Stream of Dreams
- Stephanie Kelvistep, Artist
- Synergy Aspen Environmental
- Takaya Tours
- TD Friends of the Environment
- Tri-Cities Mental Health
- VanCity Credit Union
- Vancouver Aquarium
- Vancouver Maritime Museum
- Vancouver Polish Theatre
- Watershed Watch Salmon Society
- White Lotus Divine Healing
- Wilderness Committee
- Wildlife Rescue Association