Where: Designed to Dwell (Lethbridge - map is here)
When: March 14, 2019, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
What: This year we are pleased to welcome renowned Alberta author Kevin Van Tighem as our speaker. Kevin recently wrote in Alberta Views about a day he spent with other volunteers on the restoration project at Hidden Creek - read it here. We will also have a short presentation from our 2019 scholarship recipient. Tickets are $10 and seating is limited. There will be a cash bar.
Hope to see you there!
2019 Fly Fishing Workshops
We are offering three fly fishing workshops through Helen Schuler Nature Centre.
Workshop 1: Introduction to Fly Fishing | April 8 (6:30pm-9:00pm)
In this class-based session, Josh Markle will cover the fundamentals of fly fishing. Topics include equipment, flies, entomology (bugs), and the fish species available to anglers in southern Alberta.
Workshop 2: Introduction to Fly Tying | April 15 (6:30pm-9:00pm)
Learning to tie your own flies can be one of the most rewarding aspects of fly fishing. In this hands-on session, Andrew Beaton will take you through the process of tying some essential patterns for southern Alberta waters. All equipment and materials will be provided.
Workshop 3: Introduction to Casting | April 29 (6:30pm-9:00pm)
In this hands-on clinic, Paul Harper will cover the mechanics of casting a fly rod. Perfect for the beginner and those looking to touch up their skills after some time away. A significant portion of this clinic will take place outside, so please dress appropriately. All equipment will be provided.
$20 / Workshop (sign up for 1 or all 3) | Ages +16 - all proceeds go to Helen Schuler Nature Centre - see here for more details.
Call the Nature Centre to register. 403-320-3064
Lethbridge Troutfest (hosted by Backcountry Hunters and Anglers)
The Chapter met at Troutfest. Meeting minutes available here.
Annual General Meeting
Please join us for this year's Annual General Meeting at Theoretically Brewing. We have several presentations line up, including one from last year's recipient of our scholarship, Jeremy Benson. His work on overwintering habitat of Westslope Cutthroat Trout involved getting a lot of fishy pictures - we're looking forward to seeing them! We'll also take care of our elections and discuss the year ahead. Looking forward to seeing you there!
When: Thursday, March 1st, 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Where: Theoretically Brewing
Please feel free to join us for our quarterly meetings. While we focus mostly on the Chapter's conservation initiatives, we usually make time for some fish-talk and a pint. Here are some details on the next chapter meeting.
When: Wednesday, November 22nd, 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Where: Theoretically Brewing
Fundraising Casino - September 14/15, 2017
Our obligations to the Hillcrest and Burmis leases require a significant and dependable source of funds. Our upcoming casino is the main source of Chapter revenue. It also allows us to make financial commitments to other important conservation and education initiatives, such as on Girardi Creek in the Crowsnest Pass and our work with the Helen Schuler Nature Centre in Lethbridge.
Our 2017 casino was a great success! Thanks to all of the volunteers who made it possible!