The senior citizens’ fishing and conservation club was the concept of a young, dynamic woman named Paula Polson.
Our club was formed in the summer of 1977 as the Victoria Golden Rods and Reels Fishing and Social Club after a group of seniors got together and found out that they were interested in fishing (and parties), and camping (with fishing and parties), and conservation. One of our original members is still alive (and still kicking), but the others have been replaced again and again.
We’ve done a lot over the last four decades. Of highlight is significant money and sweat labour into environmental protection and repair, with particular emphasis on the Goldstream and Colquitz Rivers (we’re the ones who facilitated the CRD to address the water quality issues in Elk and Beaver Lakes).
We have taught fishing to children and youth.