During the Canada Day long weekend, on Sunday, July 3, Airdronians will be able to come and partake in a seminar hosted by Airdrie-based, expert angler Wes David at Nose Creek Pond. David is the host and producer of Fishing the Wild West TV.

David will be part of the Kids can catch event, which is in partnership with the Alberta Conservation Association (ACA) and will take place during the province's Family Fishing Weekend.

David will be offering his expertise on fishing, especially helping teach parents and guardians who may not be experienced with fishing where and how to take their kids fishing in the local Airdrie area. Fishing the Wild West TV will also be filming on-site, according to the city.

Participants that have rods should bring them to the event. However, according to a press release from the city, there will be a few to borrow for registered participants who don’t have rods. Other event attractions include casting, reeling, and safe fish handling, digging for live worms and learning about bait from experts as well as learning casting lessons and enjoying a fly-tying demo, among other things.

“This event sounds like so much fun. I’m excited to see events like this that help encourage people to get out and experience Airdrie. Events like this are what create an engaged community,” said Mayor Brown. “Residents can learn how to take care of the environment while enjoying themselves with their families. This aligns well with Council’s focus areas of environmental protection, leisure, recreation, and culture.”

Several community not-for-profits will also be on-site offering more than one way to catch a fish. 

“When I heard about ACA kids can catch events and the pond stocking, I was hooked,” said Shauna Quinn, Tourism Development Officer. “And not just because of the potential for puns. Activations like this are great for Airdrie residents and our visitor economy alike to experience these affordable activities close to home.”

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