Chilliwack Toad Fest 2015

Thank you to everybody who came out to support the official opening of the newly constructed “Toad Tunnel” in the community of Ryder Lake this past weekend! The day started with an official ribbon cutting ceremony with some of our project partners and City of Chilliwack Mayor Sharon Gaetz.

 

Representatives of some of our funding partners (TD Friends of the Environment Foundation, Lafarge, the Langley Concrete Group, and Environment Canada)

Representatives of some of our funding partners (TD Friends of the Environment Foundation, Lafarge, the Langley Concrete Group, and Environment Canada) assisted Mayor Gaetz cut the ribbon and open the toad tunnel.

David Redfern of Lafarge Canada presented a $10,000 cash donation to the Fraser Valley Conservany's

David Redfern, Vancouver Vice President and General Manager for Lafarge presented a $10,000 cash donation to the Fraser Valley Conservany’s President John Vissers and Executive Director Joanne Neilson.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The ribbon cutting ceremony was followed by lunch, updates on the 2015 toadlet migration, and kid friendly activities at Ryder Lake Hall. Thank you to Save-On-Foods for donating hot dogs and the Chilliwack Corn Maze for donating to our door prize!  This project would not have been possible without continuing support from the local community.  Thank you!  We enjoyed sharing the success of the first migration through the amphibian crossing structure and are looking forward to continuing to monitor these amphibian populations.

Enjoying some cake!

Enjoying some cake!

Checking out some toad displays and kid's crafts.

Kid’s crafts and toad displays at Ryder Lake Hall.

Aleesha serving some fresh local corn!

Aleesha serving some fresh local corn!

 

Getting a 'toad's eye view' of the new crossing structure.

Getting a ‘toad’s eye view’ of the new crossing structure.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you to Christina Toth for the great photos!