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MEMBERSHIPS
ARE DUE!

YOU GET TO BE A TRAA MEMBER FOR A WHOLE YEAR FOR ONLY $25.00DuesYour membership also adds another voice to our efforts in protecting and enhancing aquatic habitats in the London & area community.
YOU'VE TAKEN A LOT OF ENJOYMENT FROM THIS UNIQUE FISHERY. IT'S TIME TO GIVE BACK BY BEING PART OF THE SOLUTION.

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! FUNDRAISING!
Efforts are underway
to get the $$$
we need to continue many of the TRAA's most vital projects:

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Improvements to the
Trout Fry
TRAA Trout Hatchery

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Continuation of the

Salmonid Monitoring Program

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Komoka Creek
Hydrological Study

Please email us if
you'd like to take
an active role in
raising the funds
needed for these
and other important TRAA activities.


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Membership

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to the TRAA

Dedication Today for Tomorrow
"For the enhancement, protection and promotion of a viable,
multi-species fishery within the Thames River watershed.

 

Fred Smithers

One of the longest standing members of the TRAA, Fred Smithers, has passed away.

Those of us who were lucky enough to know Fred through the several decades of his association with the TRAA would describe him simply as "a heck of a nice guy". He was always ready with an infectious smile and his trademark impish laugh (giggle?).
Fred was just easy to like.

Fred's low-key and affable character served him well as a strong community player. He was a member of not only the TRAA, but also the London Fanshawe Horticultural Society and the London Horticultural Society. He also volunteered for the Salvation Army and the Western Fair, as well as being involved with his church as an usher and other responsibilities.

Fred's is a fine example of a life well lived.

Our heartfelt condolences to Fred's family and to those whose lives he touched.

If you would like information about visitation and funeral arrangements, including donations in Fred's name, please Follow this Link.

 

 

 

 

TRAA Work Party
8:00AM - Sunday, September 22, 2019

Work PartyThis will be our second work day at the TRAA trout hatchery site. The last work party had us take the trailer to Try Recycling to be emptied, dismantle the spring water source pipe, safely bring down the dangerously perched tree that had fallen and the continued construction of the interior wall of the hatchery.

At the upcoming work party on Sunday, September 22nd we will be concentrating on replacing the roof on the shed (so it matches that of the hatchery) and reassembling the spring water source pipe.
There are other tasks needing attention and we'll address those depending on attendance and time constraints.

It's a great way to get outdoors (the weather's perfect and the bugs are gone!) and spend a morning with your fellow TRAA members.

If you'd like to view the short video of upcoming projects presented at the last TRAA General Meeting, please Click Here.

Note that for insurance purposes, you must be a TRAA member of good standing to participate.

 

 

 

 

TRAA General Meeting
7:00PM - Wednesday, October 9, 2019

WOFGPA mapCome on out to our October General Meeting. Be as involved as you like: sit back and relax or get invoved in the discussions and plans.

There continues to be a lot underway with regard to events, ongoing projects (and plans for new ones), as well as general news and views on conservation and recreational issues affecting the Thames River watershed.

As always, guests are always welcome. If you're not a member feel free to drop in and check out what the TRAA is all about.

We meet at the Western Ontario Fish & Game Protective Association clubhouse at 790 Southdale Road, London Ontario.

 

 

 

 

TRAA Gear is still available!
Tee shirts, hats and stickers.

TRAA GearMany of you have already ordered the TRAA tee shirts, but if you haven't you had better hurry because many sizes are almost sold out! These are a steal at $15 each.

There are three different hat colours available: Clay Grey, Burnt Orange and Taupe. If you thought the tee's were a good deal, all three editions of these hats are also priced at $15 each.

We now have some nice stickers featuring the TRAA logo that you can display on your vehicle, boat, lunchbox or wherever you like. These are $2 each but you get one for joining the TRAA as a member or renewing an existing TRAA membership.

Get your TRAA Gear (makes a great Christmas gift!) at any TRAA event, such as this coming General Meeting.

 

 

 

 

Local Businesses Step Up to Help Out the TRAA
The support of the following area business people is much appreciated

 

Melchers logoOver the past couple of years the folks at Melchers Construction Ltd have offered up their beautiful boardroom for TRAA executive meetings. It's an ideal space with all the amenities required for us to accomplish all the "behind the scenes" work of the TRAA. Many thanks go out to the continued support of Melchers Construction Ltd.

 

Members of the trout hatchery rotation know the woes we've had with lighting in the hatchery. Even with larger fixtures installed a few years ago, it was still frustrating on days when the mercury dipped below -15C and the fluorescent technology just teased us with its dull flicker. Enter Mike Jeffries of Guillevin Greentech in London with nice set of bright and dependable (and new!) LED fixtures. Once they were installed it was like working in well-appointed laboratory.



mumaThe TRAA voted unanimously to re-name the TRAA trout hatchery honouring Keith Wales' memory and his unselfish support of the TRAA's work in the London area, in particular Komoka Creek. Special thanks go out to Muma Manufacturing in St. Thomas for donating the beautiful laser-cut aluminum sign.

Try
After cleaning up the area around the TRAA shed and trout hatchery, our trailer was quite full and needed to be emptied. A big 'thank you' goes out to Rick Vandersluis and Mike Seabrook of Try Recycling who allowed the TRAA to empty the trailer at their facility free of charge.

Angling Sports
Before we could take the trailer to Try Recycling, we needed to get the spare tire for the trailer fixed. Pat Devincenzo, proprietor of Angling Sports, offered to get it repaired. Turns out the tire needed replacing and Pat took care of it.
Angling Sports also supplied cards for all TRAA members that entitle them to a discount equal to the tax on anything in the store.
Thanks Pat, your generosity is greatly appreciated.

 

 

 

 

TRAA Executives

President
Rob Huber
Vice President
Paul Holmes
 
Secretary
Jeremy Beaton
Treasurer
Randy Bailey
Chairperson
Adam Bengen

TRAA Volunteer Committee Chairs

Trout
Dan Schinkelshoek

Warmwater
Pud Hunter

Habitat
Jeremy Beaton
Paul Holmes
Randy Bailey

Public Relations
Rob Huber
Randy Bailey
Paul Noble

Hatchery Management
Adam Bengen
Randy Bailey