Wildlife Awareness week at Waneta Plaza

The association and 14 other outdoor groups will take turns manning the desk and hosting numerous demonstrations on activities.

Life in Trail will be a little wilder this week as the Trail Wildlife Association hosts its third annual Wildlife Awareness week.

For the entire week, the association and 14 other outdoor groups will take turns manning the desk and hosting numerous demonstrations on activities such as fly tying from Monday to Friday at Waneta Plaza.

The Métis local, Bear Aware, conservation officers, the 44th Field Squadron of Engineers, West Kootenay Fly Fishermen, various carvers and the ATV Club will be some of the clubs in attendance near the end of the week.

“This is to let people know that there are other things going on in the area with wildlife,” said Terry Hanik, the president of the Trail Wildlife Association (TWA).

The week winds up with the association’s annual general meeting at the Local 480 building on Sunday evening (6 p.m.). David Redfern will be on hand to talk about the local caribou herd, as well as several local conservation officers speaking about efforts being made.

The following weekend the West Kootenay Big Game banquet is set for Saturday, March 3 at Cominco Arena, featuring some of the biggest trophies of the year.