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MP Morrison Acknowledges the Important Conservation Work of Anglers and Hunters

We are celebrating National Volunteer Week in Canada this week and I would like to take a moment to acknowledge and thank the many volunteers in Kootenay—Columbia who give of their time for the betterment of our communities. Recently, I had the honour of visiting the annual rod and gun dinner in Fernie, British Columbia. The event, attended by over 700 anglers, hunters and conservationists, was an outstanding success. I was pleased to meet and thank the many volunteers who contributed to ongoing conservation efforts. Established in 1899, the Fernie Rod and Gun Club is the oldest in B.C.. Influenced by the conservation movement in the early 1900s, its members are passionate about protecting and conserving fish and wildlife. This important work fosters a healthy sporting life for many of the hunters and anglers who live and work in Kootenay—Columbia. British Columbia’s conservation movement started a century ago in the Kootenays and I am proud of the dedicated volunteer families like the Rocca’s who continue to give their time for this noble cause.