Hatchery kicking off summer

Kids can do activities and games all day Saturday as the Kootenay Trout Hatchery kicks off summer.

Help the Kootenay Trout Hatchery kick off summer this Saturday at 10:30 a.m. with kids activities all day long.

Help the Kootenay Trout Hatchery kick off summer this Saturday at 10:30 a.m. with kids activities all day long.

Pack up the kids and head out to the Kootenay Trout Hatchery this Saturday to help them kick off summer by participating in family activities and meeting special guests.

Hatchery staff are hoping to make it an annual event for families to come out and join in some fun games and activities, as well as to meet some of our special guests and learn about local groups within their community.

Everything will start at 10:30 a.m. and run till 3:30 p.m.

While there is the Learn to Fish pond on site and the interpretive tours as part of normal Hatchery operations, there will also be other activities and games such as fish races, archery, fly tying, face painting, horse back rides and a souvenir table.

Special guests will include groups and organizations such as at the Ft. Steele Visitor Centre, Archery Club, Boys and Girls Club, BC Parks, Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program and many more.

A few food vendors will be on site as well for something to eat if hunger strikes. It is a free event, however donations are appreciated. All donations go back to educational programs delivered by the Kootenay Trout Hatchery Outreach Team. Nominal fees may apply to individual activities, and sale items are also available.

For more information, call (250) 429-3214 or visit www.gofishbc.com.