Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014
Where Eagles Dare
A lot more than just birds at the FV Bald Eagle Festival Nov 15-16
Submitted by David Hancock, FVBEF
n three consecutive weekends a grand celebration occurs in Harrison Mills (30 minutes east of Mission) which was created to honour the “Season of the Eagles and Salmon”.
A Season with a jam-packed line up of entertaining and educational activities for everyone of all ages.
The celebration begins with the 19th Annual Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival on November 15-16. This family-friendly event offers the very best eagle viewing opportunities from the land or from the water on board the popular “safari boat”. The first stop on the Festival route should be the indoor Exhibitors Hall at Leq’a:mel with wildlife displays, green businesses, environmental organizations and much more.
Other participating sites include the Mission Information Centre, Inch Creek Fish Hatchery, Kilby Historic Site, Harrison RV Resort, Tapadera Estates, Eagle Point Community Park and Pretty Estates Resort. Festival-goers can support the event by purchasing one of the many souvenirs available and take part in the “Harrison Hot Spots” promotion for a chance to win a Celestron telescope and other great prizes.
The following two weekends occur at the Pretty Estates Resort, ideally situated right on the Harrison River. The Harrison Salmon Festival, will take place on the November 22 and 23 weekend and is hosted by the Sts’ailes (First Nation) and the Salmon Stronghold. On November 29 and 30 there will be a Nature Photography Display hosted by Chung Ai and the first Pretty Estates Fundraising Dinner and Auction.
Kilby Historic Site will also be open both weekends. Step back in time to the 1906 general store museum located on the confluence of the Fraser and Harrison rivers. Facilities include a home-style restaurant and unique country gift shop.
To get the most out of the Season of the Eagles and Salmon experience make sure to visit the website www.fvbef.ca.
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