Writer in Residence Testimony on Haig-Brown Festival
What a wonderful festival and what wonderful people. I feel inadequate in the face of your dedication and enthusiasm.This is what makes a community, and this is what makes an environment. May it last forever. Thank you for the honour of inviting me to walk among you. Now a great gap has opened up in me, as if I have left home....
Brian Brett 2008 Writer in Residence
Girl Guides Plant Trees in Honour of the Haig-Browns
On October 4th, 2008 Girl Guides faced some adverse weather conditions to plant trees in memory of Roderick and Ann Elmore Haig-Brown. These girls planted over 100 trees on the Baikie Island Reserve on the Campbell River estuary. Please click here to read the full press release:
BC Rivers Day - Haig Brown Festival 2008
To read about some of the exciting events in the 2008 BC Rivers Day - Haig Brown Festival, please click on the links below:
Theo Pike and the Haig-Brown Connection:
Now an award-winning conservationist and fishing writer, Theo Pike has always loved the outdoors. In term-time at his English boarding school he relived the freedom of the holidays by reading a book he found in the school library: Alan Roderick Haig-Brown’s My Game Book. This book was dedicated to the author’s son, five year old Roddy.
Years later Theo began researching Alan’s life, in preparation for writing a book about the man who had inspired him in his youth. Naturally, he wondered what had happened to young Roddy – and soon found Roddy’s children.
Theo’s work on the restoration of the River Wandle, a much-beleagured chalkstream that enters the Thames in London, is an inspiration to anyone interested in restoration of any fish bearing stream in Canada.
World Rivers Day International Events:
To find out more about water issues, and how
to get involved with World Rivers Day, visit the
Web sites below for more information.
World Rivers Day Web Site:
BC Rivers Day Web Site:
United Nations "Water For Life Decade" Web Site:
Wonder Of Water Web Site:
The Roderick Haig-Brown Centennial PUBLIC LECTURE IN ENVIRONMENTAL LAW: "Globalization, International Justice and our Planet"
The Haig-Brown Centenary Committee, the Centre for International Sustainable Development Law and the University of Victoria Faculty of Law are pleased to welcome Professor Marie-Claire Cordonier Segger, as she presents a July 30 public lecture entitled Globalization, International Justice and Our Planet.Cordonier Segger, who is a visiting professor at UVic Law this summer, will address issues of economic globalization, environmental change and social injustice, and also examine how the world is coping with these continuing developments. Although the risks for humanity and the Earth "have never been higher", she believes that these challenges also provide opportunities for improved global co-operation.
"With courage, wisdom and vision, there is a chance for our many civilizations to start working together for a common future, one that understands and respects environmental limits, uses resources more sustainably and addresses longstanding global inequalities," says Cordonier Segger. "International law has, in the past, been part of the problem. It can also be part of the solution."
Professor Cordonier Segger grew up in Victoria and is now an internationally renowned lawyer and scholar who has written or edited 11 books in the field of sustainable development law and policy. She is a Fellow of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law at Cambridge University and Director of the Centre for International Sustainable Development Law in Montreal. Her research focuses on sustainable development issues in global trade and investment law, corporate responsibility, international law on climate change, biodiversity, natural resources, and questions of law and governance.
The Roderick Haig-Brown Centenary Lecture in Environmental Law is named in honour of Roderick Haig-Brown, a respected Canadian writer, naturalist and conservationist who was born in England in 1908 but lived in British Columbia for most of his life. Apart from his involvement with various environmental organizations, he served as a magistrate in Campbell River for over 30 years and was Chancellor of the University of Victoria from 1970 to 1972.
Globalization, International Justice and Our Planet with Professor Marie-Claire Cordonier Segger Wednesday, July 30, 2008 at 7:00 p.m., in Room 157 of the Murray and Anne Fraser Building, University of Victoria. Admission to the lecture is free.
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2008 Haig-Brown Writer in Residence Announced!
The Department of Writing, in collaboration with the Haig-Brown Centenary Committee and The Land Conservancy of British Columbia, has established the Haig-Brown Centenary Writer-in-Residence at the University of Victoria. This year is the 100th anniversary of the birth of Roderick Haig-Brown -- noted author, conservationist, magistrate, and former Chancellor of the University of Victoria. The award-winning writer Sean Virgo will be the Haig-Brown Writer-in-Residence. To learn more about Sean Virgo's background and publications, please click the below link:
Haig Brown Symposium on Sustaining Wild Salmon:
This symposium, as part of the Roderick Haig-Brown Centenary celebrations will address the challenges that we face today in our work to conserve wild salmon in British Columbia and explore the questions: What solutions and tools are available? How will communities like Campbell River work with others to ensure sustainability of wild salmon? How will communities play a role in the stewardship and management of the resource? What will it take to make these changes? Come out and participate in this Symposium on Aug 16-17
Click below to view the full details of the symposium:
Go Fish BC - Learn to Fish Program - Sat July 19th - FREE!
For kids from the ages of 6 - 13 years old. Saturday July 19th (11 - 3pm). Meet at the Haig Brown Property and ends at the Dick Murphy Park. Register for this free program at the CR Community Centre (250-286-1161) or the Sportplex at (250-923-7911).
Kids learn about how to cast and tie knots from experts, also included in the program is learning how to identify fish and their habitat.
For more detailed information please see the press release listed on our Articles section of the website.
Cottage Magazine July - August 2008
Haig-Brown Heritage house is featured on the front cover of this magazine, with a detailed article describing the pioneer farm. To find out how to order your copy or to view the details, please click here to visit their site:
Roderick and Ann Elmore Haig-Brown Proclamations:
To view the full proclamations for Roderick and Ann Elmore Haig-Brown, please click here:
May 29th - Roderick Haig-Brown Memorial Summer Conservation Camp
In August 2008 a partnership between BC Wildlife Federation, BC Conservation Foundation and the Roderick Haig Brown Institute will be offering two, separate summer day-camps for children ages 9-12. One week of camp will be hosted in Kamloops in association with the Kamloops and District Fish and Game Association the second will be offered in Chilliwack, in association with the Chilliwack Fish and Game Club.
Camp is free of charge the only requirement is to write a story of; "How the environment is important to you and your family". The submissions are not judged as entry will be on a first come first served basis to a maximum of 16 children per camp.
For more information on this camp, please refer to our articles section
May 26th - Roderick Haig-Brown Conservation Award Winner!
TERRACE ANGLER Jim Culp has been presented with the Roderick Haig-Brown Conservation Award for more than 50 years of work to protect fish and fish habitat. Visit our links webpage to view the full story
May 3rd - Come out and Celebrate Ann Elmore Haig-Brown Day
There will be tours, a tree-planting ceremony in memory of Ann Elmore Haig-Brown and an official mayor's proclamation of Ann Elmore Haig-Brown Day.
For more details, please refer to the events or article section of the website.
100th Anniversary article in The Nature Trust of BC Newletter
Nature Trust of BC Spring 2008 Newsletter has just been released and there is an informative article summarizing the importance of the Haig-Brown Cenentary year.
Please click below to visit the Nature Trust's website or visit our Articles section:
StreamTalk Newsletter highlights the Haig-Brown Centenary
The Haig-Brown Centenary celebrations are discussed in the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Spring 2008 newsletter for stewards of salmonids and their habitat.
For the full newletter and article, please click the below link or visit our links page:
Press Release: Feb 27, 2008 Haig-Brown’s 100th kicks off a year of celebrations
Campbell River's opening celebrations of the 100th anniversaries of the births of Haig-Brown and his late wife Ann Elmore was a huge success. The lobby was packed with members of the community such as Campbell River Major Roger McDonell, MLA Claire Trevena and members of the Haig-Brown Family. The evening included many moving speeches, proclamation of Roderick Haig-Brown Day and the unveiling of the cover of the new 2008 fishing regulations featuring a photo of Roderick.
To learn more about the details of the evening, including comments from the family, please click here or visit our articles page.
On the same day in Victoria BC a well attended launch event was hosted. The BC 2008 BC fishing regulations was revealed by BC Minister of Environment Barry Penner.
To view a newspaper article summarizing the Victoria launch event, please click here below or visit our articles page.
Haig-Brown Speech delivered by Celia Haig-Brown from the Victoria launch event, please click here or visit our articles page.