Come on down to 12740 Trites Road (South end of Trites Road in Steveston, close to Trites Pond) this Saturday and Sunday from 7am to 4 pm for Steveston's first annual herring sale.
Many of us know someone who has beat cancer or have lost a family member, friend or co-worker to cancer. It strikes without warning and cancer is at its most vicious when it attacks the young.
Brent Melan, a long time commercial fisherman came up with the idea to use some herring bait quota to hold a herring sale on the first weekend of December in Steveston. The herring will be sold for $10 per bucket.
All proceeds will be going to the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation to help children with cancer. Nobody is being paid for this event. The fishing vessel, the Prosperity, along with its fuel, fishing gear and commercial fishing licence has been donated by Randy Reifel. JO Thomas is donating the fishery observers and catch validators. The Steveston Seafood Auction is donating the unloading facilities and Steveston Ice is donating the ice. The Steveston Harbour Authority is donating its harbour facility.
Volunteers are welcomed to help direct cars, put herring in buckets, entertain customers, help collect the money and a dozen other jobs.
Whether you have a couple of hours or a couple of days to help make the First Annual Herring Sale a success, please email us at: .