Every year at this time Bridge Creek and the other small tributaries of the Illecillewaet and Columbia Rivers play host to our community’s liveliest and most lovely little creatures — the Kokanee red fish.
This year, though, we may be disappointed because none have yet shown up to spawn.
That is putting a kink in plans to hold the annual Kokanee Festival at Bridge Creek.
Hailey Ross, organizer of this year’s celebration of the red fish — which is held each year at Bridge Creek for elementary school students — has postponed the festival from this Friday, September 21, until October 3 in hopes there will be fish for the children to see.
Let’s cross our fingers and pray the little red and green creatures make an appearance then.