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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Team Chinook achieves another milestone!

It was media day at the dam today and the volunteers of 'Team Chinook' arrived in great numbers to brave the elements for another terrific transfer of fish. At the end of the day 372 fish were lifted for a new grand total of 5260! Amazing job Team Chinook!
Many volunteers arrived early this morning for a CityTV Breakfast Television live broadcast of the transfer process and Jennifer Valentyne of CityTV actually netted the 5000th fish! Way to go Jennifer! To view the broadcast follow the link below:
Breakfast Television "Save the Salmon" broadcast.
Not to be outdone, a crew from CBC arrived at 2:00PM to film a segment of this exciting  event to be aired on Thursday at 6:00PM ! An exciting day for all to be sure.
Special thanks to Jay and Cindy Summers from Newcastle Tim Hortons for the coffee and doughnuts. The volunteers of Team Chinook certainly appreciated a hot coffee and treats after spending time in the frigid water chasing these elusive and powerful fish.
Again thanks to Team Chinook for a terrific job today!


  1. Charlie, thanks for keeping the journal of the fish transfer. I enjoy reading it daily as do hundreds of others. Thanks also for the great B&W shot of me above. I borrowed it for my facebook cover photo but credited your blog i hope that is OK.

  2. Most of these pictures show how hard it is to net these large fish. Some people have the idea they are penned up and you just go in and scoup them up. They should have tried it.


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