Wednesday, November 26, 2014

May Fly Hex-Cessories 'His & Hers Fly Fishing Lanyards"


May Fly Hex-Cessories 'His & Hers Fly Fishing Lanyards"

Donated by Iron Bow Fly Shop & Outfitters for DamNation #Calgary raffle on Nov 26!

Benefitting Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative Y2Y

At MayFly™ we're Obsessed with two things: Fly Fishing & Design!

DamNation Calgary - Limited Tix at door


DamNation #Calgary - Nov 26, 2014

LIMITED NUMBER OF TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR. $20 CASH ONLY. DOORS OPEN 5:30 PM.

https://damnationcalgary.eventbrite.ca/

#deadbeatdams

fishpond Stowaway Fly Fishing Reel Storage Case

 

fishpond Stowaway Fly Fishing Reel Storage Case

Donated by Fish Tales Fly Shop for DamNation ‪#‎Calgary‬ raffle on Nov 26!

Benefitting Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative Y2Y

It's got your reels covered.

Patagonia Women's Better Sweater™ Fleece Jacket



Patagonia Men's Better Sweater™ Fleece Jacket

Donated by Fish Tales Fly Shop for DamNation ‪#‎Calgary‬ raffle on Nov 26!

Benefitting Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative Y2Y

Warm polyester fleece meets your favorite sweater in the full-zip Better Sweater® Jacket.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Wild summer steelhead swarm back

Wild summer steelhead swarm back to the undammed North Umpqua River in Oregon in a scene from DAMNATION. Photo: Matt Stoecker

DamNation #Calgary - Nov 26, 2014

https://damnationcalgary.eventbrite.ca/

#deadbeatdams

A Story of Stubbornness

A Story of Stubbornness from Filson on Vimeo.

Filson Original Tin Hat


Filson Original Tin Hat

Donated by Hanson's Fishing Outfitters for DamNation #Calgary raffle on Nov 26!

Benefitting Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative Y2Y

Rain-repellent, rugged hat that gets better with age. Our classic rain-repellent, rugged hat softens with use and provides protection from sun and weather. Side grommets allow breathable comfort.

Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative - Progress & Possibility


McLennan Fly Fishing 2015 Calendar & McLennan Fly Fishing Journal


McLennan Fly Fishing 2014 Calendar & McLennan Fly Fishing Journal

Donated by McLennan Fly Fishing for DamNation #Calgary raffle on Nov 26!

Benefitting Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative Y2Y

#deadbeatdams

McLennan Fly Fishing Journal (cover)

Worn Wear® Stories | Presented by Patagonia

 

DamNation Patagonia Patagonia Calgary #deadbeatdams

Monday, November 24, 2014

Stripped Down - The Brown Trout Project

"Get ready for 2015" package


"Get ready for 2015" package

Donated by Bow River Troutfitters for DamNation #Calgary raffle on Nov 26!

Benefitting Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative Y2Y

BRT Trucker Hat: Show your support of Bow River Troutfitters, "Calgary Alberta's Downtown Specialty Fly Shop" with one of our personalized trucker hats.

Trout Streams Of Alberta (Jim McLennan): A national best seller published in 1996, this book examines the fish species, types of streams and fly fishing methods for fly fishing in Alberta.

Stripped Down - The Brown Trout Project: From the rivers of Montana to Alberta, Canada, and the south island of New Zealand, Dave and Amelia Jensen have fished for brown trout across seasons, countries and conditions.

DamNation #Calgary - Nov 26, 2014 (Pod of wild pink salmon)


DamNation #Calgary - Nov 26, 2014

https://damnationcalgary.eventbrite.ca/

#deadbeatdams

A pod of wild pink salmon swim up the pristine and free flowing Susitna River just below the site of a proposed mega dam being pushed by the State of Alaska in a scene from DAMNATION. Photo: Matt Stoecker

William Joseph Fly Fishing Catalyst Fishing Pack



William Joseph Fly Fishing Catalyst Fishing Pack

Donated by The Fishin' Hole Canada (Calgary) for DamNation ‪#‎Calgary‬ raffle on Nov 26!

Benefitting Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative Y2Y

Just as the name implies, this pack brings it all together; the fish, the water and the gear. And when it comes to equipment for water, this is one of the finest pieces we have ever put together. Self containment has never been so sleek and comfortable.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Voices from the River

Photo, © Bow River Shuttles

#bowriver #flyfishing 8232012

Smith Optics Action Optics Sunglasses

 

Smith Optics Action Optics Sunglasses

Donated by West Winds Fly Shop for DamNation #Calgary raffle on Nov 26!

Benefitting Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative Y2Y

The Smith Action Optics Polarized Fishing Collection was designed to overcome the grueling glare and ever-changing light conditions faced by professional guides. Every pair of Smith Optics polarized sunglasses is designed from an angler's perspective to provide the finest possible performance, fit and comfort.

Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative: 20 Years of Progress

 

Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative is the beneficiary of DamNation #Calgary presented by Bow River Shuttles on Nov 26, 2014 at Cardel Theatre.

"The Yellowstone to Yukon Vision was first articulated in 1993. Now, more than 20 years later, Y2Y looks back at our collective progress in this video created by documentary filmmaker Leanne Allison."

The Orvis Company CFO II Disc Reel


The Orvis Company CFO II Disc Reel

Donated by Trout Unlimited Canada for DamNation ‪#‎Calgary‬ raffle on Nov 26!

Benefitting Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative Y2Y

The CFO fly fishing reel has been the choice of technical fly fisherman since 1971. Reengineered to be lighter, smoother, and tougher. Although this fly fishing reel is machined using the most modern of materials and state-of-the-art machining technology, the CFO disc drag fly reel is a reverent nod to fly fishing tradition. The reel's signature look and sound are synonymous for thousands of fly fisherman with great moments on the water. It matches as perfectly in spirit, looks and performance with Orvis Superfine or bamboo fly rods as it does with our high-tech Helios fly rods.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Get an Inside Look at the Orvis Guide Rendezvous 2014


Get an Inside Look at the Orvis Guide Rendezvous 2014

Earlier this year, during the first weekend in April, the sleepy city of Missoula, Montana was invaded by hundreds of fly-fishing guides and Orvis employees for the 2014 Orvis Guide Rendezvous and Down the Hatch Fishing Festival.


Click this link for video news clip:  http://bit.ly/1AA0u3F

Fly Shop Tickets - DamNation #Calgary - Nov 26, 2014

 
DamNation #Calgary - Nov 26, 2014

Hurry down to your favourite fly shop this weekend!

https://damnationcalgary.eventbrite.ca/

#deadbeatdams

Friday, November 21, 2014

Patagonia Black Hole Duffel 60L



 Patagonia Black Hole Duffel 60L

Donated by Patagonia Calgary for DamNation #Calgary raffle on Nov 26!

Benefitting Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative Y2Y

Marda Loop Justice Film Festival (Calgary) - Nov 18-23, 2014

 
 
Marda Loop Justice Film Festival (Calgary) - Nov 18-23, 2014

The Marda Loop Justice Film Festival seeks raise awareness, facilitate conversation, & offer opportunities to respond to social injustices at home and abroad.

More info here: http://bit.ly/11DxgS7

Jellified' lakes coming to Canada

A handful of Holopedium from a lake in the Muskoka-Haliburton region of Ontario.
Photo, courtesy Ron Ingram, Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change / Ottawa Citizen

Jellified' lakes coming to Canada

Tom Spears, Ottawa Citizen, Nov 19, 2014

"....The good news is that we are able to identify one of the effects of reduced lakewater calcium levels. The bad news is that many lakes have passed critical th
resholds, and we have been reduced to the role of a spectator as these changes continue to unfold. Once again we see that there are many unexpected consequences of our actions — and they are mostly negative...."

Read more here: http://bit.ly/14XXnpd

Thursday, November 20, 2014

World Toilet Day - Nov 19


World Toilet Day - Nov 19

Equality and dignity is the theme of World Toilet Day 2014. The campaign will inspire action to end open defecation and put spotlight on how access to improved sanitation leads to a reduction in assault and violence on women and girls.

Having to defecate openly infringes on human safety and dignity. Women and girls risk rape and abuse as they wait until night falls because they lack of access to a toilet that offers privacy.

Off the Grid

Photo, © Bow River Shuttles

We've been off the grid for a few days. No, where we went was not warm. :-)

Friday, November 14, 2014

Dinner & A Movie - DamNation Nov 26, 2014



Enjoy a tasty dinner and a great movie! Sticky Ricky's is coming to DamNation on Nov 26. Cajun/Creole. Food served starting at 5:30 pm.

Information and ticket purchase here:  https://damnationcalgary.eventbrite.ca/

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

"Protecting city from future floods makes economic sense"

Photo, Courtesy Calgary Herald

Bow River Shuttles writes: "There were two items in the Calgary Herald this morning related to the proposed flood mitigation project in Springbank, on the western outskirts of the City of Calgary.

One was a couple of paragraphs in a column
by Barry Cooper. The other was a full op-ed piece written by The Calgary River Communities Action Group." 



"All Prentice needs is a little common sense"

by Barry Cooper, Calgary Herald, Nov 11, 2014

... Ramping up the disaster recovery program to process flood damage applications made sense. On the other hand, the massive flood mitigation program for Springbank, does not. According to an engineering professor at the University of Western Ontario, Slobodan Simonovic, it was “unbelievable” to support such a project without thorough cost-benefit analysis. The premier said it was cost-effective, but offered no evidence.

Perhaps the announcement was made to help Education Minister Gordon Dirks’ election in Calgary-Elbow, which was badly flooded in 2013. Or perhaps we need to keep an eye on who gets the $200-million contract to build it. Either way, it looks like machine politics...

Read more here: http://bit.ly/1EDZICh

 

"Protecting city from future floods makes economic sense"

by Tony Morris and Brenda Leeds Binder, Co-Presidents of the Calgary River Communities Action Group, Calgary Herald, Nov 11, 2014

...The articles seem to attempt to pit homeowners of Elbow River communities against Springbank landowners. The Springbank Off-Stream Diversion will not only protect lives and property, but hundreds of millions of dollars of city infrastructure, private and public capital project in the downtown core and river communities and ensure continued prosperity of the economic engine of Canada...

Read more here: http://bit.ly/1xzKdsL

Monday, November 10, 2014

Eyeball to eyeball with Canada’s migrating salmon

Photo, courtesy Josh Humbert, BBC

Eyeball to eyeball with Canada’s migrating salmon

BBC Travel, In Canada Nature & Outdoors
By Amanda Castleman, 02 November 2014

My brain froze as I submerged into the cold water of British Columbia’s Shuswap Lake. But the discomfort paled
as I watched sockeye salmon – hundreds of cherry-tinted fish with moss-green heads – swirl overhead like a kaleidoscope. At the end of an epic 4,000km journey, they were waiting to swim the final leg upstream to spawn and die.

Read more (& pix): http://bbc.in/1ysjJHP

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Voices from the River

Photo, © Bow River Shuttles

Elk Valley watershed: Why has this unfolding disaster been ignored?




Elk Valley watershed: Why has this unfolding disaster been ignored?

Mark Hume, VANCOUVER — The Globe and Mail, Sunday, Oct. 19 2014

..selenium pollution has reached levels that threaten a total population collapse of westslope cutthroat trout. Those fish are high up the aquatic food chain, so if they are on the edge, other aquatic life are too...

Friday, November 7, 2014

15th Annual Planet In Focus Environmental Film Festival (Toronto) - Nov 06-09, 2014


15th Annual Planet In Focus Environmental Film Festival (Toronto) - Nov 06-09, 2014

Planet in Focus is Canada’s leading not-for-profit environmental media arts organization. Our aim is to spread awareness about environmental issues and the state of our planet, one film at a time.

http://planetinfocus.org/

Thursday, November 6, 2014

The poseur's guide to Yvon Chouinard

Rock-climber/ethical buisnessman Yvon Chouinard founded clothing company Patagonia.
Photograph by: Courtesy Banff Centre , Swerve

The poseur's guide to Yvon Chouinard

By Jacquie Moore, Swerve October 30, 2014

While a flannel shirt and hemp pants will ensure you look the part of a rugged, arts-loving rock-climber, boning up on the biography of Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival guest Yvon Chouinard will ensure you sound the part, too.

Falcons First: Before he became America’s most famous rock-climber/ethical businessman, Yvon Chouinard was a falconer. In 1953, at the age of 14, he joined the Southern California Falconry Club and learned to train birds for hunting—a hobby that required him to climb cliffs to find falcon aeries. Just saying “aeries” instead of “nests” will convince others of your seasoned outdoorsmanship.

Climb Every Mountain (First): Chouinard became famous in mountaineering circles in the 1960s when he crossed several “world’s-firsts” off his list. He participated in the first ascent of the North American Wall in California’s Yosemite Valley and (local trivia = bonus Poseur points!) he was first up the north face of Mount Edith Cavell. Most important, Chouinard became famous for his focus on the use of a rock’s natural features, a style that altered climbing culture.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

2014 TUC Fall Fish Rescue

One of our fisheries technicians holding a large Brown Trout, Salmo trutta, rescued from the Lethbridge Northern Headworks Canal.  Photo, courtesy Trout Unlimited Canada

2014 TUC Fall Fish Rescue (33 photos)

Trout Unlimited Canada writes: "The 2014 Fish Rescue was a great success, thanks to our many amazing volunteers who came out to help Trout Unlimited Canada and Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development. 


This year 50,785 fish were rescued from six irrigation canals diverting water from the Bow, Oldman, Belly, Highwood, and Waterton river systems. 

Trout Unlimited Canada would like to thank all those who helped make this event possible, and our sponsors at Lassonde Western Canada, Tim Hortons, and Navajo Metals for their in-kind contributions to the rescue."

See more photos here: http://on.fb.me/1tKiCnC

DamNation - Calgary, Nov 26, 2014

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DamNation - Calgary, Nov 26, 2014

The ‘Calgary Premiere’ of DamNation will happen on Wednesday November 26, 2014.

Presented by Patagonia,"DamNation" is a Stoecker Ecological & Felt Soul Media Production.

This exciting event is being organized and presented by Michelle Magotiaux, owner/operator of Bow River Shuttles.

Net proceeds will be donated to Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative Y2Y.

Enjoy a tasty dinner & a great movie! Sticky Ricky's food truck on site.

More information and ticket purchase: https://damnationcalgary.eventbrite.ca

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

The National Conversation: sexual violence



9 out of 10 women don't report - watch The National Conversation

A Fun Evening at F3T

Photo, © Bow River Shuttles
Bill Robertson, Manager, The Fishin' Hole Canada (Calgary), with Casting for Life's Kathy Hamilton and Kate Fillion. http://www.castingforlife.com/

Last evening's F3T, brought to Calgary by The Fishin' Hole, proved to be a good fundraiser for Casting for Life. Good films, good friends, good times!


Photo, © Bow River Shuttles
The F3T Canada, The Fly Fishing Film Tour Canada - something for everyone


Photo, © Bow River Shuttles
The ladies from the Calgary Women Fly Fishers Club


Photo, © Bow River Shuttles
Lynda and Jim McLennan, McLennan Fly Fishing


Photo, © Bow River Shuttles
Don Pike (left), Director of Special Events, Trout Unlimited Canada


Photo, © Bow River Shuttles
Daniel Young (2nd from left), President, Calgary Hook & Hackle Club


 
Photo, © Bow River Shuttles
Louise Stinson, Calgary Hook & Hackle Club (left) with Jane Bruce, Casting for Life


Photo, © Bow River Shuttles
Kathy Hamilton, Casting for Life


Photo, © Bow River Shuttles
Lots of home made goodies for sale, thanks to the Calgary Women Fly Fishers Club


Photo, © Bow River Shuttles
Intermission, lots of fishing tales being swaped

JazzYYC (Calgary) - Nov 06-09, 2014


JazzYYC (Calgary) - Nov 06-09, 2014

JazzYYC is Calgary’s jazz collaborative. There’s strength when we work together. JazzYYC represents, supports and promotes jazz in Calgary year around.

The Calgary jazz scene is exciting and plentiful. Whether you’re a jazz musician, a diehard jazz fan or a jazz dabbler, JazzYYC has something for you. Come experience Calgary’s jazz scene. The more the merrier.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

We Day Calgary - Nov 03, 2014



We Day Calgary - Nov 03, 2014. Watch the We Day Alberta Live Stream at Weday.com tomorrow at 9:30 am.

http://www.weday.com/we-day-events/we-day-cities/alberta/

Putting the We in We Day

By Stephen Hunt, Calgary Herald November 1, 2014

Floor seats. That's what 20 lucky students from St. Gregory School in southwest Calgary found out they were getting to attend We Day, which rolls into Calgary at the Scotiabank Saddledome Nov. 3. In the case of St. Gregory, one of 135 schools sending 3,000 students to the event, what landed them on the list was an initiative that took place Thursday, during We Scare Hunger Day: a food drive with a scary movie theme.

Read more here: http://bit.ly/1wWrNSS

Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard puts mega-dams in the crossfire with new documentary, DamNation


DamNation - Coming to Calgary - Nov 26, 2014

Learn more here: https://damnationcalgary.eventbrite.ca

Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard puts mega-dams in the crossfire with new documentary, DamNation

By Eric Volmers, Calgary Herald October 30, 2014

Yvon Chouinard is not one to mince words.

“Every project that man has ever done is going to have to come out some day, I don’t care what it is,” says the 75-year-old environmentalist with typical bluntness. “What happens normally is these things are put up and when they are no longer useful people walk away from them. And, at best, it’s left to the taxpayers to remediate and to clean up.”

Which is the thrust behind DamNation, the environmental documentary that will be screened at the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival. The film is executive produced by Chouinard on behalf of his company Patagonia, the manufacturer of high-end outdoor apparel that the businessman founded back in 1973. It is a no-holds-barred look at the environmental havoc caused by dams in the U.S. over the past 90 years, particularly on fish populations.

Read more here: http://bit.ly/1zpb5Oq

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Great Canadian Female Anglers - Sun, Nov 2, 2014

 
Great Canadian Female Anglers

"Sunday Nov, 2nd at 11:30am - GCFA will be featured on the show "World Fishing Journal" on WFN World Fishing Network featuring the salmon fishing trip with Mariko Izumi, and Heather Reid that Laura Mamak won through our GCFA contest! (see link below)"

http://www.worldfishingnetwork.com/world-fishing-journal

From soldier to champion for mental health

Lieutenant-colonel (retired) St├ęphane Grenier in Montreal Wednesday, October 29, 2014. Grenier battles with PTSD which changed him from a soldier into a champion for mental health. Photo, Montreal Gazette

From soldier to champion for mental health

Personal contact is key, he says

Charlie Fidelman, Calgary Herald/Postmedia News/Montreal Gazette, October 30, 2014

St├ęphane Grenier stepped off a Hercules aircraft under a blast of gunfire with the Canadian peacekeeping forces during the 1994 Rwandan genocide. That, recalled the retired lieutenant-colonel, “was the beginning of the rest of my life.”

He became addicted to the adrenalin of dangerous war zones and peace missions — Afghanistan, Cambodia, Kuwait and Haiti to name a few — anything was better than home. Civilians, he felt, couldn’t relate to soldiers returning from war-torn areas with a combination of grief, stress, trauma and depression.

Read more here: http://bit.ly/1pfgJiL