Become a Volunteer & Member

Spring 2018

Past successes in hosting our Salute to the Sockeye Celebrations were only possible because of your involvement. Countless hours by a myriad of people dedicated to the education and advocacy for the returning salmon have built our celebration into one of the largest in the Okanagan Shuswap region.

Over the past couple of years, the role of The Adams River Salmon Society has grown beyond simply hosting our Salute once every four years. We have embarked on several initiatives and have been a strong voice for the wild salmon through education, advocacy and participation in several events- including the Wild Salmon Caravan last fall. Through an energetic group of volunteers, the Salmon Society introduced an Interpretive Guide Program at Tsútswecw Provincial Park (Roderick Haig-Brown); conducted weekly throughout the summer. We were also able to open the Interpretive Cabin 4 days a week for visitors to see our displays and enjoy our educational programs on our new interactive touch screen. Many of you also attended our first Gala Dinner at Quaaout Lodge in late September.

This year is again the dominant year of our spawning sockeye and we will host the Salute to the Sockeye from September 28th to October 21st.  It will be the signature event of the year, but we also have an exciting and ambitious series of events beginning in April with Worlds Fish Migration Day on April 21st.

We want to expand the hours of our Interpretive Cabin, and increase the number of Interpretive Guided Tours, with an emphasis on school field trips. Our stage at the park will also undergo improvements with an all weather removable roof being installed. Covering the stage will provide additional opportunities to host events in a more comfortable venue.

Working closely with our friends and partners at Little Shuswap Lake Indian Band plans are well underway to host a Symposium featuring stakeholders in salmon conservation pursuing actions to mitigate the threats faced by our returning salmon.

With all these plans – our need for Volunteers has never been greater-

As a Society member and/or a Volunteer at past events, we really need your passion and knowledge this year. We need to update and consolidate our contact lists and build a list of folks available to help in 2018. We are asking each of you to please complete  Volunteer & Membership Form 2018-FILL-IN and Membership form. 
Can we count on your support again this year? Not sure what to help with? – well…we plan on hosting a Volunteer Orientation Day in late spring at the Interpretive Cabin to provide further details. Please share this information with friends and neighbours.


The Adams River Salmon Society