Salmon Come Home event at Hoy Creek Hatchery, October 19th in Coquitlam


(Hoy Creek Hatchery manager, Rodney Lee seen in front of the rearing pond which has the capacity to raise up to 12,000 fish. The public can tour the full facility at the Salmon Come Home event on Sunday, October 19th. Photo: Robbin Whachell ) The Hoy Scott Watershed Society and the City of Coquitlam will host the annual Salmon Come Home family event at the Hoy Creek Hatchery site this Sunday, October 19, 2014 from 11am to 3pm (rain or shine).

Salmon Come Home is environmentally-themed and designed to promote public awareness about conservation and spawning salmon that migrate back to Coquitlam.  The prime viewing times for the salmon returning to the watershed are from the middle of October through until early November.

This free community event provides the opportunity to learn about the local environment while participating in various salmon and nature oriented activities. The public will be able to view the returning Chum salmon, and tour the hatchery facility. There will also be related crafts and activities; community group displays; 'learn to fish' information with Freshwater Fisheries Society BC; salmon presentations; tree planting; music by Chris Hamilton; a prize fishing pond by Kintec; food concession, face painting; meet the salmon mascots; and costume parade and storytelling with Angela Brown.

Free parking is available at Coquitlam City Hall, located at the corner of Guildford and Pinetree Way, which is a short walk to the event site. Follow the signs to the hatchery which is located in the Hoy Creek Linear park, (follow the path between 2975 & 2980 Princess Crescent) across from the City Centre Aquatic Complex which is located at the corner of Pinetree and Guildford Way, or Google search "Hoy Creek Hatchery" for location.

For further information please call 604-927-3583 or visit the Hoy / Scott Creek Watershed Society Facebook page.