Connect and Protect is a new program Trout Unlimited Canada created to provide space for Black, Indigenous and Racialized Communities, and allies to connect with and protect nature.
On September 17, 2022, join us for a free, full day event filled with knowledge sharing, community building, and placemaking. In the morning, Trout Unlimited Canada and Conservation Halton will lead the participants through an in-stream structure building activity, and highlight the importance of conservation. Afterwards, we’ll gather for lunch and have the opportunity to create community. In the afternoon, Brown Girl Outdoor World will lead a discussion on the importance of inclusive programming and the benefits of meaningful inclusion of diverse communities in conservation work. We’ll end the day with Brown Girl Outdoor World leading an intro to fly fishing session, covering introductory information about fly fishing and the importance of conservation to the sport, followed by time on the water putting what we’ve learned into practice.
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Chest waders and fly fishing equipment will be available to borrow. Participants are responsible for having a valid Ontario Outdoors Card and/or Fishing licence at the time of the event if they want to fish. Without a valid licence participants can only practice casting on land.
Lunch, snacks, water, and necessary equipment will be provided. Prize giveaways will be distributed at the end of the day’s events.
This event is for those 18+. We are reserving 90% of the tickets for BIPOC, and 10% of the tickets for BIPOC allies. Space is extremely limited. Please sign up if you are committed to attending. We are striving to make this an inclusive and accessible event that enable all individuals to participate.