World Water Day at the Abbotsford Ravine Park Salmon Enhancement Society Hatchery (ADULT TICKETS)
This event took place in March 2022
NOTE: This listing is for adult tickets for the World Water Day event. The children's priced tickets (ages 12 years and younger) can be found HERE. The SPA website will allow you to add desired tickets from multiple listings to your cart to check out once altogether.
Spiritual Path to Awakening (SPA), in partnership with the United Church Earth Stewards, invites you to celebrate World Water Day on Tuesday, March 22 at 1:00 pm at the Abbotsford Ravine Park Salmon Enhancement Society Hatchery.
During the event, Dale Taylor, president of Abbotsford Ravine Park Salmon Enhancement Society (ARPSES) will give a talk about the processes that the salmon go through, from egg stage to their release into local streams.
Attendees will see the fry salmon in their indoor “incubation” tank and learn about the activities of the Stream Keeper volunteers who help to ensure the health of salmon habitat. Those who are able will be welcome to join Dale for a short walk down to the Ravine Park Rearing Pond. Approximately 120m downhill from the Hatchery, the rearing pond holds an average of 15,000 fry salmon each year. After a one-year growing period, they are released in spring of the following year.
This event is open to all members of the community. Space is limited, please pre-register on the Spiritual Path to Awakening website to reserve your spot. *Proof of full vaccination required for all attendees aged 12+, additional details below.
$15.00 per adult ticket / $5.00 per child ticket (under 12 years old)
A portion of the event proceeds will be donated to the Abbotsford Ravine Park Salmon Enhancement Society. The Hatchery is 2395 Crescent Way, Abbotsford. Free parking is available in the adjacent lot of the Abbotsford Arts Centre.
Abbotsford Ravine Park Salmon Enhancement Society Hatchery
2395 Crescent Way, Abbotsford, BC V2S 3M1
Effective September 13/21, the BC Government requires people aged 12+ to show proof of vaccination to get into certain events and businesses in BC. Additional information can be found on the BC Government website: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/vaccine/proof. Proof of vaccine (along with a piece of photo ID for those age 19+) are required upon arrival for this in-person event. As of March 11/22, masks are no longer required at indoor organized events. Additional details can be found on the BC Government website. Attendees choosing to wear a mask for increased comfort are welcomed.
The Abbotsford Ravine Park Salmon Enhancement Society Hatchery is located at 2395 Crescent Way, Abbotsford, BC V2S 3M1. Free parking is available onsite for event attendees (in the public parking lot shared by the Abbotsford Senior Secondary School & the Abbotsford Arts Centre). Please note, the Salmon Hatchery is only semi-accessible. The venue is on flat, level ground - excluding the approx. 1ft concrete ledge between the parking lot and Hatchery. The Hatchery doors are also located across approx. 10ft of soft grass. The Ravine Park Rearing Pond is not accessible, being located approx. 120m down a gravel hill. Please reach out to SPA at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about parking or accessibility.
By registering for this event, you consent to you and your party (if applicable) potentially having your photo taken. The photos may be shared on the websites and/or social media accounts for ARPSES, United Church Earth Stewards & Spiritual Path to Awakening.
The Abbotsford Ravine Park Salmon Enhancement Society (aka The Ravine Park Hatchery), in Abbotsford, British Columbia includes a hatchery that raises junvenile coho salmonids as well as volunteers that provide an educational program for local schools and work to monitor and report local stream health.
Learn more about ARPSES on their website.
About the United Church Earth Stewards:
Comprised of members of the United Churches of Abbotsford, Mission, and Aldergrove, BC, UCES initiates and supports efforts to save the planet. Our mission statement: "To be spiritually, mentally and physically involved in the stewardship of the Earth"
Find the United Church Earth Stewards on Facebook.