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Live to Give - Nicomekl Enhancement Society

by Staff Writer / Vancouver Canucks

A 100% volunteer organization dedicated to the preservation and restoration of the Nicomekl River Watershed NES contiues to maintain and improve the sustainability of Nicomekl salmon stocks through good stewardship practises.

What do they do?

They are involved with a salmon hatchery program that includes education, environmental enhancement, stream improvement and recovery, planting native plant species, bank stabilization and rejuvenate stream banks, all through good stream stewardship.

What made you select them?

I wanted to participate in something that is important to the environment and has a direct and meaningful affect to the benefactors of this program.  The benefactors being the fish, stream, plants and to assist those that volunteer regularly to the NES in getting their tasks accomplished.

What was the best part – the highlight of your day?

Seeing how pleased the representatives of the NES were that we were there, ready and willing to work. They were very pleased and thankful for our assistance.  Also the pride that they showed in the work that they were doing and the goals they have for the future.

What did you learn today about giving back?

I learned how appreciative the recipients can be.  It was rewarding to know that people care about the help they receive.

Why is it important for you to give back personally and as an employee of Canucks Sports & Entertainment?

I am proud to be an employee of this company and it gives me a great sense of pride to represent the people of CS&E.  It is an opportunity to say “that the Canucks Sports and Entertainment Company care about the community”.  To show that we are more than a hockey team, we are a contributing member of the community and that we want to help those that help. It gives the term “we are all Canucks” a new meaning that was originally not defined.

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