This year is the 70th anniversary of the Flin Flon Trout Festival. At their annual meeting Wednesday night they put out a call for people to join their executive and committees. Sheena Reed agreed to continue as Vice-President and parade chair, Laurence Gillespie continues as Secretary and Dave Osika agreed to be Treasurer while continuing with the fishing derby. The Presidents chair remains open and they are looking for chairs for Main Street Days, the Fish Fry and Volunteer Coordinator. Anyone interested can go to the Trout Festival web page or find the link at www.flinflononline.com.
Plans are being developed for the fishing derby to run from June 10th to 30th, Main Street Days on Friday and Saturday June 26th and 27th and the parade July 1st with a theme based on the 70th anniversary. The meeting tossed around a variety of ideas for events but also noted they are open to ideas from the community and schools on events they could put on as part of the Festival.
Colleen Arnold reported a couple of highlights from their recent survey with 100 people responding with most comments positive and 80 percent strongly or somewhat supporting the Festival and 65 percent rating events as good to excellent.