A carving of famed angler and writer Roderick Haig-Brown will be unveiled on the banks of the Campbell River on Sunday.

Haig-Brown carving to be unveiled

Family members will be in attendance to view this tribute to their father and the everlasting legacy he left

Roderick Haig-Brown Returns to Campbell River on Sunday 12-4 pm,  in Campbellton.

Everyone is invited to spend a fun afternoon on Father’s Day, outside River Sportsman and ‘between the bridges’ alongside the Campbell River, our BC Heritage River.

At 2 p.m. there is a special unveiling of a life size wood carving commissioned by River Sportsman, recently completed by Max Chickite.

Haig-Brown family members will be in attendance to view this tribute to their father and the everlasting legacy he left as “one of the world’s greatest conservationists and anglers.”

As Ken Enns, President of River Sportsman, and sponsor of this event says, “We think of conservation first. We are proud to be a part of historic Campbellton and to celebrate our 49th year as a family owned business in Campbell River.”

Along with the unveiling, a significant donation will be announced for community projects that enhance our watershed, something that Enns feels passionate about having recently initiated a new website presence with Shared Waters.

“Now is the time to give back to the community that has been a part of the success of the second longest-running family-owned business in Campbell River that my grandfather started in 1946 under the name of Campbell River Woodworkers,” he adds.

The event is free to attend,  with something for all ages – children’s activities, live music by Inclusion, Larry Hanson, Who is Barbosa and a guest appearance by Morgan Ostler.

There will be fly casting and fly tying demonstrations by the C.R. Fish & Wildlife Assoc., antique and electric cars on display, conservation and related groups with displays and information.

Chickite will be preparing a traditional salmon barbecue and the Daybreak Rotary will be serving up hamburgers, hotdogs and refreshments for a donation towards watershed enhancement.

And to top it all off as a Father’s day celebration, and with the support of the Campbellton Neighbourhood Association, there will be many valuable draw prizes.

This special event will go ahead rain or shine, and for further information, email sharedwaters@telus.net