Here is Steves’s presentation regarding Trout Unlimited last week. Sorry for the delay in getting this posted. take a look at it and look at tucanada.org for more details. If you have any questions about them or the club in general give me a shout and i’ll see if i can find some answers for you.
<Sorry the date is NEXT week 1/25/18. please pass the change along>
I need our members to make a particular effort to come out to the meeting this week 1/25/18. There is a proposal for the Peace Country Flyfishers Association to apply to be a Peace Region chapter of Trout Unlimited https://tucanada.org.
Becoming a TU chapter would partner us with 22 Canada and 5 Alberta chapters who actively support maintaining healthy marine habitats that our fish need to grow and thrive. Their mission is “To conserve, protect and restore Canada’s freshwater ecosystems and their coldwater resources for current and future generations.”
There would be little change to the club meeting schedule and activities but we would need to take on a more structured leadership (administration\board of directors) and participate in more activities supported by TU. They have the resources and experience to help us maintain and develop the Peace Region fisheries habitats.
I think this is a very good move for the club and I’d like you to come out and hear and question what they have to say. I would like to propose a formal club vote on this issue at this weeks meeting.
Who They Are
Trout Unlimited Canada is a registered Canadian not for profit organization. Our mission is to conserve, protect and restore Canada’s freshwater ecosystems and their coldwater resources for current and future generations. All of the work Trout Unlimited Canada does is directed toward achieving this mission. Our work is guided by science and research and fueled by the unending passion of our volunteers and professional staff.
TUC has been improving the lives and health of Canadians for over 40 years. A leader in water and fisheries protection, TUC’s renowned professional staff works with volunteers and partners to protect natural spaces and improve Canadian resources. Science based and volunteer driven, TUC puts more work on the ground than any other national water conservation organization. Through partnerships and leveraging of funds, $4 worth of work is completed for every $1 donated.
Our highly trained staff support a network of volunteers across Canada operating through Trout Unlimited Canada volunteer chapters, from PEI to Vancouver Island.
To conserve, protect and restore Canada’s freshwater ecosystems and their coldwater resources for current and future generations.
Our Esteemed and Fearless leader Jim Epp has stepped down as Head Fish Wrangler. As we take a moment to reflect on and appreciate his decades of hard work and dedicated leadership let’s also congratulate me! By unanimous vote (and no other volunteers) yours truly Dr.Phil will lead us bravely into a new year. I thank you for your confidence and promise to not publicly embarrass the club or use a spin-caster for grayling fishing in Frenchmans Creek.
I’ve always enjoyed the social get together (and fish stories) at our thursday meetings and i’m hoping to expand on that by bringing in some of the fun reasons why we fish, camp, and generally get outside. Let’s have some fun and bring in more members. We know this is fun and there are possible people out there that don’t know that we are excellent and all the coool kids fly fish.
On our Thursday Jan 14 meetup let’s start to put together a list of what activities or topics we’d like to see or do at our meetings (we go untill April or May) and start scheduling some trips this summer. Bring your ideas and bring a friend.
And i want to remind everybody what our core values as a club should always be.
“Remember to treat the fish, water, and environment with respect so you and others can enjoy our sport far into the future.” Jim Epp
Tight Lines and Rock On