The 2019 Blue Ribbon Bow Dinner – Keynote Speaker Russell Thornberry

Bow River Trout Foundation is pleased to announce Russell Thornberry as the Keynote Speaker for the Blue Ribbon Bow Dinner on Wednesday February 20, 2019.

Russell Thornberry wears many different hats in a variety of roles that combine for a most unique and interesting life. He is a renowned author and master storyteller, a gifted songwriter and singer, a seasoned television personality, a professional outdoorsman, an ordained minister and pastor.

Russell is a native of the Lone Star state where he was raised until his late teens. His love of the outdoors eventually led Russell to move to Alberta and build overlapping careers. In addition to his musical efforts, he operated the Bow River Company, the first fly fishing outfitter in Alberta. Russell also pioneered the trophy whitetail hunting industry in western Canada.

While Russell’s career in the outdoors has been largely recognized as hunting- related, his passion for fly-fishing has not gone unnoticed. Always seeking a challenge, Russell decided to pursue the Holy Grail of saltwater fly-fishing, the Atlantic permit, found primarily on the shallow flats of the Caribbean Ocean.

Russell appeared regularly on several national hunting television shows aired on the Outdoor Channel. Russell is in constant demand as a public speaker and entertainer. He travels all over North America to address sportsmen and, in many cases, to entertain with his original music, which has majored of late in humorous, self-penned songs about the hilarious side of the human condition.

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  •  When: Wednesday, February 20,  2019
  • Location: The Calgary Petroleum Club, 319 – 5 Avenue SW, Calgary.
  • Time: Cash Bar at 5:00 PM and Dinner 6:30 PM.

Tickets can be purchased on the Bow River Trout website for $150.00.

A table of 6 or 8 guests can be purchased

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“The Leading Voice for the Bow River Fishery”

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