General · 9th March 2012
On Wednesday, February 22, five of us from the Quadra Island Salmon Enhancement Society went over to the Maritime Heritage Center in Campbell River for, what we thought was to be, a retirement celebration for Barry Peters, the local DFO Community Advisor. During my extremely short tenure at the society I have come to understand the scope of Barry’s involvement, expertise and help with, among other groups, our Salmon Enhancement Society. What mostly happened at the gathering was the annual handing-out of service awards for the many groups and individuals that Barry worked with.
As the current president, Janis McLean accepted a 35 year award for the phenomenal work and dedication that Quadra Islanders have put into salmon enhancement. This includes the Salmon EcoCentre and its (sometime) hatchery, the streams, lakes and surrounding eco-systems, etc. The award is a statement of appreciation to the myriad of volunteers and board members who have served well and faithfully throughout the entire 35 year history of the society.
As a retirement present, we gave Barry a Raku salmon created by Leslie Mackenzie.