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Oct 08 2010

Salmon Are Sacred an Evening With Alexandra Morton

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Are You Concerned About the Future of Wild Salmon?

An Evening With Alexandra Morton

Thursday, October 14th

7:00 pm – AL Fortune Theatre

Learn about the impacts of farmed fish on wild salmon stocks, the collapse of sockeye runs in past years, the Cohen Commission – what it is and how you can help.

Mission for Wild Salmon – The Salmon Are Sacred Tour stops in Enderby on October 14th.

The Salmon Are Sacred tour of the Fraser River watershed will be in Enderby on Thursday, October 14th. The tour kicks off October 1st in Mission and will travel as far north as Prince George, meeting with First Nations and other communities. On October 20th they will embark from Hope for a five day Paddle for Wild Salmon down the Fraser River to Vancouver.

Dr. Alexandra Morton and her tour will be in Enderby on October 14th for a day of activities. She will give a presentation about the future of wild salmon at 7:00 pm in the A.L. Fortune Secondary School Theatre. Children from the Splatsin Tsm7aksaltn (Splatsin Teaching Centre) Society will perform a story and dance about the salmon and Runaway Moon Theatre Company will present “How the Salmon Came to the Interior.” Dr. Morton’s presentation will be followed by an open question period. Admission is by donation.

Dr. Morton is a biologist who has studied marine life for 26 years from her home in Echo Bay off the northeast coast of Vancouver Island. She began her research studying orca whales but now leads the fight to save wild salmon stocks. She has observed first-hand the decline of wild salmon stocks and other species due to presence of open-net fish farms throughout the northern coast of British Columbia.

After writing 10,000 pages of letters to government, she appealed to scientists around the world to research and measure the significant negative impact of salmon farms on fish and whales. With those scientists, Dr. Morton co-published articles in scientific journals in Canada, the U.S. and Europe. Now, she is taking her message to communities throughout the Fraser River watershed. You can check out Alexandra’s website at http://salmonaresacred.org

If you are concerned about the future of wild salmon please join us for an evening with Alexandra Morton beginning at 7:00 pm in the A.L. Fortune High School Theatre. This event is hosted by the Splatsin Tsm7aksaltn (Splatsin Teaching Centre) Society, the Kingfisher Interpretive Centre, the Lower Shuswap Stewardship Society, the Sounds of Light Multicultural Society and the Splatsin First Nation.

Jean Clark

Chair

Lower Shuswap Stewardship Society

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