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Daily Archives: June 7, 2021

Posted by in Other on June 7, 2021

The Salmon Pole started as an idea of an archway across the entrance of the Horsefly Spawning Channel in 2015. Because of the high cost of engineering the new idea of a Salmon Pole was born in 2019.

Chainsaw carver Ken Sheen from Quesnel put our ideas onto the cedar pole and the result is now standing by the entrance of the spawning channel.

The pole symbolizes the special salmon habitat we have here in Horsefly, to honor and bring awareness out to the public of the importance regarding spawning salmon habitat and our watershed.

The Salmon Pole shows the important life cycle and connection Salmon have to our eco system.

The Horsefly River Roundtable would like to thank Imperial Metal Corp, West Fraser Mills, West Fraser Trucking Association and Gibralter Mines for their generous financial donations.

Thank you to United Concrete & Gravel, Williams Lake for the donation and delivery of the concrete.

Thank you to 

  • Artist Ken Sheen, Equipment operators
  • Hugh Barrett – Horsefly, base construction excavation
  • Pat Aldridge -Bedrock Gravel Horsefly, pole erection
  • Blair Erickson – Horsefly, Rock Solid fabrication/welding, knife blades