A total of 170 guests attended the inaugural Bow River Trout Foundation – Blue Ribbon Bow Dinner at the Calgary Petroleum Club. A combination of good food, an enjoyable and informative presentation by Ross Purnell, Editor, Fly Fisherman Magazine reinforced the organization’s commitment to the Bow River fishery.
$20,000 was raised from the event that will support a number of important fishery related initiatives. The first of which will be a revitalization of Policeman’s Flats boat ramp and river access parking.
Future plans for the organization were presented by BRT President, Peter Crowe-Swords. The development of a program to investigate trout population and reproductive dynamics for the fishery and engagement with both commercial and government interests to assure a sustainable fishery for future generations.