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Weekend #2: – Featured Event Host: Sts’Ailes (First Nation)

First Annual Harrison Salmon Festival
presented by the Sts’ailes and the Salmon Stronghold

Date: Nov 22 & 23
Location: Pretty Estates Resort

Event Contact: Kandice Charlie E: Kandice.charlie@stsailes.com
Telephone: 1-604-796-2116  Website: www.stsailes.com
Site Address: Pretty Estates Resort (aka Sandpiper
14282 Morris Valley Road
Harrison Mills, BC V0M 1L0  prettyestateresort.com

Official Welcome + Talk:
11:00am (significance of Eagle + Salmon from a Sts’ailes point of view)

Site Activities:  subject to change
Artisan Demonstrations + Sales: 9:30am-3:00pm
Land based Eagle Viewing: 9:30am-3:00pm
Sasquatch Tours Dancers: 11:30am

Speaker’s Presentation ( Harrison Salmon Stronghold):  1:30am-2:00pm

Dave Moore + Kim Charlie- “Salmon of the Shuqwéma (Harrison River) – A Salmon Stronghold”.  The presentation will introduce the audience to the wondrous diversity in Harrison River Salmon, and describe the significance of salmon as a keystone species. The audience will also be introduced to the Harrison Salmon Stronghold and the strategic plan. Copies of the plan and pamphlets will also be available to the public.

 **Salmon Lunch + Bannock Taco Option: 12:00-1:30pm

This traditionally prepared meal is not to be missed, in 2012 the meals were sold out early. Please help the planning committee by reserving your seat at the email below.
**Pre-purchase is strongly recommended. Email: Kandice.charlie@stsailes.com

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Eagle viewing tours with Fraser River Safari
-The official jet boat tour
of the Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival

Date : November 22 & 23

Fraser River Safari will be offering eagle tours along the Harrison River. David Hancock of Hancock wildlife will be joining the fun both days.
Book early to avoid disappointment- for more information and availability please CLICK HERE

 

Land based Eagle viewing at Harrison Mills

Date: November 22 & 23

After the first weekend (the Festival) some of the sites are not set up for public viewing so it is best to come prepared with your own binoculars or viewing scopes. Please also note that many areas are environmentally sensitive spots so please do your best to leave “no foot print”. There are pull outs up Morris Valley Rd just north of Eagle Point where you can view the flats.  Pretty Estates Resort has a wonderful trail that leads down to the river’s edge, which is also the very name of the restaurant on site where you may want to lunch before or after your viewing time. At the end of the trail you will now find the brand new observation deck.   If there are a large numbers of eagles they tend to spread out down the river, which means that the park and dike just below Kilby Historic Site are also excellent places to explore for roosting eagles.  This weekend Harrison River RV resort will also open its doors to allow eagle viewing from its shoreline. Happy viewing!
For more information on where and how to see the eagles from the land please visit the Preserve page.

 

Activities at Pretty Estates Resort in Harrison Mills

Date: November TBD
Location: in the Speakers Barn

Speaker’s Presentation ( Harrison Salmon Stronghold):  11:00am-12:00pm
Dave Moore + Kim Charlie- “Salmon of the Shuqwéma (Harrison River) – A Salmon Stronghold”.  The presentation will introduce the audience to the wondrous diversity in Harrison River Salmon, and describe the significance of salmon as a keystone species. The audience will also be introduced to the Harrison Salmon Stronghold and the strategic plan. Copies of the plan and pamphlets will also be available to the public.

Speaker’s Presentation Harrison/Chehalis  Wild Life Management Area:  1:30pm-2:30pm
Presenter:  Jeff JuthansLand and Resource Specialist with the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations in the South Coast Region
PresentationThe Proposed Legal Designation of the Harrison-Chehalis Wildlife Management Area (WMA)   Contact Jeff.Juthans@gov.bc.ca

Christian Sasse Eagle Photo Exhibit & Talk  in the newly updated heated barn-  details to follow

Bonus performance by Marshall Veal  – Marshall has written songs for all ages…and released three studio albums to date. He is comfortable with many genres of music, and has written in folk, Celtic, classical, blues, bossa nova, cowboy, country & western,, and reggae styles, as well as music for children. For more information on Marshall visit his website