VIU students raising money for salmon habitat projects

A beer and burger night Saturday, Feb. 23 at Cottonwood Golf Course will raise money for bank stabilization at Haslam Creek.

A group of Vancouver Island University students are trying to raise money for salmon habitat projects on Haslam Creek.

In partnership with the Nanaimo Airport Commission, Vancouver Island University (VIU) Master of Business Administration (MBA) candidates are taking part in a team competition to raise funds for the charity of their choice.

The MBA Section 72 Challengers are raising money for the Pacific Salmon Foundation to assist with salmon habitat projects, including bank stabilization of the Haslam Creek.

An environmental partnership that began in 2006 to rehabilitate the lower reaches of Haslam Creek continues to benefit fish habitat today. The creek is a major, 25-kilometre-long tributary to the Nanaimo River and is home to coho, pink, chum, cutthroat and rainbow trout.

The Challengers are holding a beer and burger night this Saturday (Feb. 23) at Cottonwood Golf Course, which is located near Haslam Creek.

Tickets for the beer and burger are $20.

Local professionals are being invited to participate in just the networking portion of the evening by either donating a silent auction item or by making a $10 donation.

Doors open at 5 p.m., dinner will be served at 6 p.m., and the hockey game will be shown on TV at 7 p.m. The evening will feature raffles and 50/50 draws, and everyone who attends can purchase Hockey Squares.

The Challengers are encouraging local business owners and professionals to attend the Beer and Burger night to use this opportunity to network with each other and with the upcoming MBA graduates.

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