Friday, May 13, 2016

Full day of fun ahead at Smolt festival Saturday at Oldfield Creek Hatchery

A celebration of the start of the life cycle of Salmon will make for a day of information and entertainment at the Oldfield Creek Fish Hatchery on Saturday.

The eighth edition of the Smolt Festival takes place from 2 until 4PM at the Wantage Road hatchery, with the highlight of the day being the release of close to 10,000 Coho smolts.

Volunteers at the Hatchery have been caring for the smolts through the early part of the year and Saturday is the day to release them into the creek and the region's waterways.

Special guests from the Department of Fisheries and the North Pacific Cannery Historical Site will also be on hand through the event to lend a hand and share information.

As well, visitors to Smoltfest will want to save some room for some snacks, to tempt your taste buds, Much Gusto Catering, the latest addition to Prince Rupert's now percolating Food Scene will be at the Hatchery to offer up some of their latest creations from their Food Truck.

You can find out more about what is offered to the public at the Oldfield Creek Fish Hatchery from their Facebook page.

The Oldfield Creek Fish Hatchery is hosting its
8th Annual Smolt Festival on Saturday from 2 until 4 PM

The work of the Prince Rupert Salmonoid Enhancement Society benefited from a financial contribution from the Prince Rupert Port Authority in 2013, with funding from the Port's Community Investment Fund going towards expanding the information displays that can be found at the site, more on that project can be found here.

Volunteers are always welcome to lend a hand and you can find out more about the Hatchery and how you can help out at Saturday's event.

More notes on North Coast Community Events can be found on our archive page here.

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