This year's Fingerling Festival takes place Saturday, May 3rd!
The Fingerling Festival celebrates the release of salmon into Noons Creek with a fabulous environmental festival that is visited annually by over 4,500 people of all ages. The event is supported primarily by the City of Port Moody, Pacific Coast Terminals (PCT), thev3h.com, and Port Metro Vancouver. This year's festival runs from 11am to 3pm.
Kids help make up a bucket brigade and release 40,000 young chum salmon from the hatchery into Noons Creek for their four year journey in the Pacific Ocean. Buckets were donated and are provided free of charge each year so that all members of the community can get involved.
Various events held in the Port Moody Recreation Complex included:
- Bobs and Lolo in concert twice throughout the festival.
- Interactive displays from local stewardship organizations around the Lower Mainland to discover what you can do to take better care of the environment.
- Enjoy a wide variety of children’s activities including games, arts and crafts, nature puzzles and more.
All proceeds go directly to support the Port Moody Ecological Society’s environmental research, education and outreach programs, to help preserve and protect Noons Creek and to operate their Noons Creek hatchery and water quality testing laboratory.
Port Moody Ecological Society website: www.noonscreek.org