Fishing event for deaf children

Children and their families will learn about local fish and conservation

Fishing may be a quiet activity, but learning about the popular pastime isn’t so easy when you can’t hear well.

To address that, sign language interpreter Rhys McCormick is teaming with the Fraser Valley Trout Hatchery and an organization called Deaf Youth Today to put on an accessible family fishing event for deaf and hard of hearing children and their parents on July 26. The event will provide interpreters to bridge the communication gap between hatchery staff and participants.

Children and their families will learn about local fish and conservation. After a lunch, the day will conclude with hands-on learning and practise of catch-and-release fishing.

For more info or to register, email fndc@fndc.ca or dyt@fndc.ca, call 604-684-1860, or visit www.active.com/orgs/deaf-youth-today.