January in Fish Creek


Friends of Fish Creek Annual General Meeting

Tuesday, January 30, 2018. Registration at 6:30 pm, meeting starts at 7:00 pm

Fish Creek Environmental Learning Centre, Shannon Terrace, Fish Creek Provincial Park

It is because of our members, volunteers and donors that the Friends have accomplished so much. Join us to have your voice heard, and meet our board and staff at the Annual General Meeting. Enjoy a special presentation from Michelle Mueller about our 25th Anniversary Survey results! To register please visit www.friendsoffishcreek.org/event/agm.

Fish Creek Speaker Series

Whirling Disease in Alberta

Thursday, January 11, 2018, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Presented by Lesley Peterson, Alberta Provincial Biologist with Trout Unlimited Canada

Whirling disease, which affects salmonid species such as trout and whitefish, was confirmed in Banff in August 2016 and has since been confirmed at several sites along the Bow River and other waterways. Learn about whirling disease including the life cycle of the parasite that causes it, the history and distribution of the disease, how it can affect fish, the situation in Alberta, and how we can prevent the spread of whirling disease and other aquatic invasive species.

Trekking Across Alberta Near the 49th Parallel – From Saskatchewan to BC

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Presented by Gus Yaki, Lifelong Naturalist and Dedicated Friends of Fish Creek volunteer

In May-June 2017, Gus Yaki, a life-long naturalist, in his 85th year, led a trek across southern Alberta to observe that area’s unique flora and fauna, to show fellow travellers the rich diversity of species that live in this area, and to raise much-needed funds for conservation organizations. Join Gus to learn about the section of the journey from May 19—29. www.friendsoffishcreek.org/programs/speaker-series.

25th Anniversary Brick Pathway – Phase 1 Now Installed and Phase 2 Bricks are Selling Fast!

Thank you to everyone who dedicated a brick, we sincerely appreciate your support! An anniversary brick would make an amazing gift for someone who enjoys visiting Fish Creek or as a memorial to a loved one. There are less than 150 anniversary bricks available to be installed in front of the Friends’ office at the Cookhouse and we are planning to install them in early spring 2018. Bricks are only $250 each and you will receive a tax receipt. For more information visit www.friendsoffishcreek.org/brick.

Park Protectors Needed!

As a Fish Creek Provincial Park Protector, you can make monthly donations to the Friends of Fish Creek, you never have to worry about keeping your donations up to date, and you will receive a valuable tax receipt. Park Protectors also receive monthly updates on Friends activities, so you know how your donations are being used! www.friendsoffishcreek.org/park-protector-signup.

Friends of Fish Creek Limited Edition 25th Anniversary Signature Painting by Jim Pescott On Sale Now!

As a part of our 25th Anniversary celebrations local artist, Master Pointillist, and long-time Friends supporter Jim Pescott, created the beautiful original painting Autumn Colour, Fish Creek Provincial Park. There are only 23 limited-edition signed and numbered prints available! We also have smaller “open edition” prints (not numbered or signed by the artist) for sale. www.friendsoffishcreek.org/store.