Sunday, January 25, 2015

WCFF Expo Day 3

Michelle, Owner/Operator of Bow River Shuttles, answers more questions about her shuttle service.

Another successful Expo wrapped up today.

Thank you to the Bird family - Gary, Sandy, Chris, Jennifer and Derek - for continueing to host this special event!


Water Master with Brendan Toner and Amber Paylis (The Bug Parade)

Reelflies Fishing Flies

Hobie Cat Company at Glenmore Sailboats and Paddle Sports

Saturday, January 24, 2015

WCFF Expo Day 2

Michelle, Owner/Operator, Bow River Shuttles, explaining how a shuttle service operates.

Another busy day at the Expo. Very good traffic, from the opening at 10 am, right through to past mid-afternoon.

Got to meet several new boat owners who want to get set up for shuttle service. That's always a good thing! 

Hans van Klinken, fly tyer from the Netherlands.
Hyde Drift Boats
Geoff Pieroway (right, green cap), Pieroway Custom Fly Rods

Friday, January 23, 2015

WCFF Expo Day 1

Michelle, owner/operator Bow River Shuttles, chatting with an Expo visitor.

It was a busy first day at the Expo. Traffic was steady from the time the doors opened at noon until well past mid-afternoon.

It was wonderful to meet quite a number of my shuttle clients who stopped by my booth.

Ticket sales for my Back Cast Fly Fishing Film Festival went well. We have only about two dozen left!
— at Spruce Meadows.

Norvise creator Norm Norlander at the Fish Tales Fly Shop booth.

NRS Outlaw outfitted with fishing frame

Rod demo with Courtney Ogilvie (right), Nile Creek Flyshop.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Bow River Shuttles at WC Fly Fishing Expo - Jan 23-25, 2015

Photo, © 2015 Bow River Shuttles

Bow River Shuttles is all set up and waiting for you to drop by and say hello!  Doors open at noon tomorrow.

Western Canadian Fly Fishing Exposition
Spruce Meadows, Equiplex
Calgary, AB
January 23-25, 2015

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Be bold. Be curious. Be adventure

The team from DamNation are in the running for "Adventurer of the Year"

Vote for the Nat Geo People's Choice Adventurer of the Year every day until January 31. So far DamNation has 300,000 votes! Vote here:

Fly Shop Tix - Back Cast Fly Fishing Film Festival - Feb 18, 201

Click on poster for larger image

More info, movie reviews & movie trailers here:

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Donation from Damnation Calgary

Michelle Magotiaux (left) & Wendy Francis. Photo, © 2015 Bow River Shuttles

This afternoon, Michelle Magotiaux, Owner/Operator, Bow River Shuttles, was pleased to present a cheque to Wendy Francis, Acting President, Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative (Y2Y). This donation came from the recent Calgary screening of DamNation, hosted by Bow River Shuttles.

Michelle would like to thank everyone who contributed to the success of this special event - "Friends of Damnation" who joined us for the pre-event social, "Supporters of DamNation" who donated items for the raffle and of course, DamNation film fans who came out in support of the removal of #deadbeatdams!

Monday, January 19, 2015

Bell Let's Talk - Crazy

Stigma prevents people from seeking treatment. On January 28, join the conversation to support ‪#‎MentalHealth‬! ‪#‎BellLetsTalk‬ ‪#‎endstigma‬

Room for the river report moves focus beyond big infrastructure

Photo: An elevated view of the flooding at Bow River gave onlookers a view next to the downtown core, in Calgary, Alberta in June 2013.
DAVE BUSTON / AFP/Getty Images

Room for the river report moves focus beyond big infrastructure

Colette Derworiz, Calgary Herald, Jan 12, 2014

Giving the province’s rivers more room to grow by revisiting property buyouts, preventing future floodplain development and wid
ening riverbanks is an effective way to both mitigate future floods and manage watersheds, according to a new report.

The study, which was submitted to the province in late December, involved input from water managers, watershed groups, municipalities, environmental groups, experts and the interested public.

It examined an approach called Room for the River — used in the Netherlands as an effective way to manage high water levels along its rivers by giving them more room — after former environment minister Robin Campbell visited Holland and asked for a report on whether similar concepts could work in Alberta.

Read more here:

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Calgary Women Fly Fishers Club Meeting - Jan 15, 2015

Gerry presenting upcoming club projects

The club kicked off 2015 with a meeting that included the introduction of a new lending library of books and DVDs, an explanation of several new club projects and, of course, fly tying. Oh yes... and there was cake and other goodies to snack on. :-)

All Photos, © Bow River Shuttles

Paula looks on while Cathy and Darlene disucss something of importance. :-)

New lending library of books and DVDs

Gerry and Ruth setting up vices on the tying table

Gerry teaching club members

Ruth sharing many years of tying experience