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2017Christmas Potluck Comments and/or Suggestions and PSA Answers

  • Use the microphone for speakers so we can hear!
    • PSA answer – Now have use of private speaker and microphone for events starting with the March 24 Game Banquet Fundraiser and will not be using built-in microphone in future.
  • More activities for children 0-5 years old
    • PSA answer – Activities prepared for different age groups starting with the March 24 Game Banquet Fundraiser
  • Just want to say a big thank you to all the members for the scholarship. Ross is doing well and enjoying his 1st year of university at UBC Okanagan. also, thank you so much to everyone who worked so hard in the kitchen to make this fabulous meal!
    • PSA answer – Thank you for the update!!!  A huge thank you to everyone who contributed food, labour and time!!!  Without the assistance of volunteers and supporters PSA would not be able to contribute to the Communities; and we thank you all!  Remember that Our Game Banquet is our major fundraiser and it is March 24 2018; tickets still available.

From the children at the Potluck

  • Some activities for kids
  • Variety of prizes
  • All of the food was great
  • Activities like archery
  • Thank you and see you next year
  • I love the foods and treats you put out
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Summerland – Hatchery

Good news from Summerland

The proposed development over the hatchery water source has been voted down

see link below

Banks Cres. voted down
https://www.castanet.net/news/Penticton/218255/Banks-Cres.-voted-down

 

From Jesse Zeman

  • The Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC – is a private non-profit organization.
  •  the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC gets 100% of the fees generated from fishing licences to directly benefit recreational fisheries
  • Every dollar goes into recreational fishing including conservation initiatives, fish research, angler education programs, improving angler access, and the stocking program
  • The Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation continues to receive 100% of the conservation surcharge revenue collected from angling licences to provide grants for fish conservation projects.

 

  • The Summerland Trout Hatchery is the Freshwater Fisheries society oldest facility and has been raising fish in its current location since 1928
  • The hatchery raises and releases one million fish into 300 lakes throughout the Thompson Okanagan Region a
  • Recreational fishing generates over $100 million annually in total economic impact for the Thompson Okanagan region, which issupported in large part by the lakes stocked by this hatchery.
  • The Summerland Trout Hatchery offers rod loans, educational tours, regularly participates in community events

 

  • Shaughnessy Spring
  • The Summerland Trout Hatchery has relied on the water from Shaughnessy Spring for its operations since the early 1900’s.
  • It is the hatchery’s sole water source, providing high quality water that requires no filtration or aeration.
  • The spring water flows by gravity
  • This water delivery system is very simple and easy to operate, with very little mechanization or electrical energy needs.
  • Summerland Trout Hatchery is entirely reliant on water quality and quantity from Shaughnessy Spring to maintain its operations.
  • Any threat that could impact the Spring, such as sloughing or prolonged periods of turbidity will have direct consequences on the fish we produce and the recreational fisheries around the region

 

 

 

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PAYMENT METHODS

We now have a machine to accept credit cards by phone or in person.

Still have PayPal and accept cash or cheque.

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More Volunteers Urgently Needed!!!

YOUR Association is in urgent need of volunteers.

Please choose to be an active part of YOUR Association!!!

 

Thank you to those who have already volunteered.   We still need more!!!!

It is important that YOU, the members, remember YOUR Association is run, organized and operated by YOU, and as volunteers YOU make it possible for YOUR Association to be active in YOUR community. More volunteers are required so that the same people are not doing all the work all the time. We have over 130 members and only approximately 20% are actively volunteering.

Please contact Ann Carter (email: soscarter@shaw.ca  –  phone: 250-768-5009) to put your name on the volunteer register.

The Executive is urgently appealing to the YOU, the members, to be part of YOUR Association and volunteer by choosing to take part in one or more of the following areas:

 

Social

-Christmas Banquet

-Require 10 people immediately to help with the Christmas Pot Luck

-Arranging for pickup of meat

-Cooking meat

-Arranging for gifts for children

-Set up and decorating

-Greeting guests at door

-Clean up after

-Miscellaneous areas as needed

 

Major Fund Raiser – Game Banquet

-Require 12 to 14 people immediately to organize the Game Banquet committee and proceed with organizing. There are detailed instruction manuals on procedures and organizing as well as people to contact if you have questions.

 

Membership

-Telephone member contact team

-Manning information tables at functions

 

Communications

-Website

-Facebook

-Newsletter Articles

 

Shooting Range

-Orientation

-PAL/CORE

-Upgrading

-Cleanup

-Upkeep

-Construction

Fishing Forever & Shannon Lake Youth Fishing

 

Fundraising

-Arranging new programs and functions throughout the year

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Christmas Potluck December 13, 2017

CORRECTION:   CHRISTMAS POTLUCK IS “DECEMBER 13, 2017”

Christmas Potluck

 

Require 10 member volunteers immediately to help with

 

-Arranging for gifts for children

 

-Set up and decorating

 

-Greeting guests at door

 

-Clean up after

 

-Miscellaneous areas as needed

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More Volunteers Urgently Needed

YOUR Association is in urgent need of volunteers.

Please choose to be an active part of YOUR Association!!!

 

Thank you to those who have volunteered.   We still need more!!!!

It is important that YOU, the members, remember YOUR Association is run, organized and operated by YOU, and as volunteers YOU make it possible for YOUR Association to be active in YOUR community. More volunteers are required so that the same people are not doing all the work all the time. We have over 130 members and only approximately 20% are actively volunteering.

Please contact Ann Carter (email: soscarter@shaw.ca  –  phone: 250-768-5009) to put your name on the volunteer register.

The Executive is urgently appealing to the YOU, the members, to be part of YOUR Association and volunteer by choosing to take part in one or more of the following areas:

 

Social

-Christmas Banquet

-Require 10 people immediately to help with the Christmas Pot Luck

-Arranging for pickup of meat

-Cooking meat

-Arranging for gifts for children

-Set up and decorating

-Greeting guests at door

-Clean up after

-Miscellaneous areas as needed

 

Major Fund Raiser – Game Banquet

-Require 12 to 14 people immediately to organize the Game Banquet committee and proceed with organizing. There are detailed instruction manuals on procedures and organizing as well as people to contact if you have questions.

 

Membership

-Telephone member contact team

-Manning information tables at functions

 

Communications

-Website

-Facebook

-Newsletter Articles

 

Shooting Range

-Orientation

-PAL/CORE

-Upgrading

-Cleanup

-Upkeep

-Construction

Fishing Forever & Shannon Lake Youth Fishing

 

Fundraising

-Arranging new programs and functions throughout the year

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Certificate of Insurance

To download and print a copy of the member insurance, click the link

http://www.peachlandsportsmens.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/2017-Certificate-of-Insurance-Members.pdf

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There WILL be a Game Banquet March 24, 2018

The Peachland Sportsmen’s Association’s major fund-raiser is back March 24, 2018.

The annual game dinner, with raffles, draws and other games, is a big event that’s lots of fun for the whole family and the proceeds allow the club to fund activities such as habitat enhancement projects for fish and game. However, the fewer members who are willing to share a bit of their time and energy to help put it on, the more work it is for the remainder.

Please contact us with regard as to how you will be able to help, in any way, with the banquet.  We are starting committees now and definitely require your help.

The old saying “many hands make light work,” certainly applies to this event. The template exists so no one needs to come forward and re-invent the wheel, but other members must take part.

The sooner teams commence, the sooner we are organized and will accomplish a great outcome. If you’re willing to play a part in making that happen, please send your name and contact information to Secretary Ann Carter at soscarter@shaw.ca

The Banquet Committee is in immediate need of volunteers to step forward to manage a few areas:

  1. Decoration and Set-Up Manager We need a volunteer to look after all of the Hall and table decorations as well as manage the set-up and tear down
  2. Decoration and Set-Up Helpers We need at least six people to join the decoration and set-up team
  3. Meat Donation Manager We need a volunteer who is able to look after managing all aspects of meat donations including solicitation and collection, of meat and communications with the Catering team
  4. Meat Donations Without meat it’s pretty hard to have a Game Dinner! We need everyone who has fish and game in the freezer to dig deep and give back some of the bounty they have been blessed with – Until such time as Meat Donation Manager makes an appearance please call me directly at 250-767-6690 or send me an email at brenton@froehlich.ca to let me know what you have to donate. We typically are looking for about 350 pounds in total
  5. Door Manager We need someone willing to manage the doors to the event, collect tickets, and work with Security to ensure the front face of the event runs smoothly. This person will be required to recruit at least one other person to assist them.
  6. Ticket Sellers For the selling of drink tickets, strip tickets, horn pulls, loonie toss and various raffles we anticipate needing at least ten volunteers
  7. If you were the contact person for a prize or donation over the past couple years, see if you can bring that support back to the event this year. If you have not been involved in solicitation of prizes and donations but are willing to make a donation or know of another person or business that might, please give Ann Carter a call or send her an email. Her number is 250-768-5009. Email is soscarter@shaw.ca

In addition, we require volunteers for bussing tables, clean-up, serving food, distributing prizes and scrutinizing during the live auction.

We do not have a definitive day when tickets will go on sale, but as soon as they are available members will be notified. People who are spending the majority of the evening acting in a volunteer capacity will not be required to pay for their ticket.

So please consider being a volunteer, dig deep for meat in the freezer and open your wallet to sponsor a prize!

Plans are being made to hold more fund-raisers in 2018, so be prepared to join in those activities as well. Your participation helps make this a vibrant club for everyone.

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BC Fishn – Learn to Fish at Shannon Lake

There may have been clouds in the sky, but there were sunny smiles on the faces of the kids who gathered around holes in the ice on Shannon Lake on a cold mid-January weekend.
More than 150 turned out for this year’s Family Learn to Ice Fish event in West Kelowna, organized by Danny Coyne of the Okanagan Region, B.C. Wildlife Federation, and carried out with the help of many volunteers.
Since the parking lot at Shannon Lake can only accommodate a couple of dozen cars, a shuttle was organized to bring anglers from the overflow lot at the Kinsmen Ball Park nearby.
Coyne thanked the City of West Kelowna for making that parking lot available and helping to keep all the young families safe from traffic along busy Shannon Lake Road.
This year’s event was a huge success, from the fish the kids caught to the hotdogs supplied by volunteers, commented Coyne. “Everyone had fun,” he said.
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Bald Range Project

Article by Judie Steeves

p6298173Members of the Peachland Sportsman’s Association spearheaded a habitat restoration project on the Bald Range grassland off Bear Main Forest Service Road in 2010, and continue working in the area today.

In 2012, the PSA received a small Public Conservation Assistance Fund grant from the Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation to work on restoring the grassland and repairing the eroding gullies resulting from fall line trails created by dirt bikers.

With fencing off of that area and closure of those trails, along with construction of a network of new, sustainable dirt bike trails in that area, the trails within that pocket grassland are no longer used, and there’s was a general willingness to do some restoration work from the many ministries involved and local not for profit groups and the City of Kelowna—which is responsible downstream for the quality of drinking water sourced from Bear Creek.

Several meetings were held with an inter-ministry ecosystem restoration committee to discuss the project.
An initial work party was held in June, 2013, along with a chainsaw certification course so members would be able to safely remove some of the overcrowded trees at the bottom of the grassland and insert them into the gullies as check dams to slow the downhill flow of water.

More work parties were held in the fall of the next year and spring of 2015, as well as in December of that year.
Volunteers involved came not only from the ranks of the PSA, but also from the Oceola Fish and Game Club, the Kelowna Fish and Game Club, the Okanagan Trail Riders’ Association, the Central Okanagan Naturalists Club (which used to maintain bird boxes in the area), and from the Okanagan Collaborative Conservation Program, as well as the ministries.
Technical assistance has been offered throughout the project from grassland ecologist Don Gayton and geoscientist Lorne Davies.

One of the most frustrating issues at present is the increasing presence of the invasive St. John’s Wort and Sulphur Cinquefoil, which are choking out native plants.

A number of experiments are being conducted to try and reduce populations of these invasives, including the introduction earlier this year of Chrysalina beetles which feed on St. John’s Wort.

In June this year, Al Springer, Lorne Davies and Judie Steeves erected an interpretive sign on Bald Range FSR, alongside the grassland, describing some of the work that’s been done in the area by volunteers.pb049850pb049867

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