Sophie Sparrow and Greta Borick-Cunningham, with ARMS, keep close watch on river. (THE NEWS/files)

Maple Ridge hatchery celebrates 40 years

Special Rivers Day event for the occasion

The fish hatchery at Allco Park in Maple is getting to be middle age.

The Alouette River Management Society is celebrating the 40th year of the Allco Fish Hatchery and its role in ensuring that fish have a future in Alouette River system.

To celebrate, this year’s 26th Ridge Meadows Rivers Day on Sept. 22, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., will have a ton of fun activities going on at the Rivers Heritage Centre at the north end of 248th Street in Allco Park.

The free event will include Gord and Trish, Lisa Rae Simons, story-telling and costume parades with Michelle Hersey and the Nylon Zoo, Dance-off with Spandy Andy, Click & Clown, and The Well Worn Trail children songs and puppeteering.

Other attractions include interactive displays from environmental groups, a 50/50 draw,a silent auction, face painting, carnival games and bird house building.

Ridge Meadows Rivers Day will also feature a live fishing pond run by the BC Federation of Drift Fishers. Food selections will include Kiwanis grill with tasty hamburgers and hotdogs, Tubsters mini-donuts, and Maple Ridge Lions popcorn.

The City of Maple Ridge Parks, the Port of Vancouver, BC Corrections, the Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program, Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Agricultural Association, Remax, and the BC Federation of Drift Fishers and other community groups all help with Ridge Meadows Rivers Day.

Ridge Meadows Rivers Day coincides with World Rivers Day that marks the importance of rivers around the globe.

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