New Project Healing Waters Canada Coordinator New Brunswick

New Project Healing Waters Canada Coordinator New Brunswick
Chuck Boudreau
New Project Healing Waters Canada coordinator New Brunswick is announced

 

A New Project Healing Waters Canada Coordinator New Brunswick is now confirmed and his name is Charles Boudreau. Known as Chuck, he originally comes from Bathurst.

Thanks to his Dad, Chuck was introduced to fishing and fly fishing at an early age. Consequently, when he was 13 years-old, he started tying flies. He is also a professional fly tyer and, as a result, continues to give lessons as a fly tying instructor.

In the late ‘70s, Chuck graduated from Bathurst High School and attended New Brunswick Community College for a degree in Electronics.

After graduation, Chuck took a position with Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) in northern New Brunswick. His role was field technician, involving Atlantic salmon enhancement on the Nepisiquit River in the province.

Chuck eventually joined the Canadian Air Force in 1984. He served in various locations, all the while with a fly rod by his side. In 2010, he retired and took a position with IMP Aerospace for a 5 year contract.

Now living in Burton, New Brunswick, Chuck shares his home with his lovely wife. Furthermore, the couple have two boys that are now out of the house and with families of their own.

In conclusion, Chuck is looking forward to teaching and helping fellow veterans. Most of all, he hopes to get them out to enjoy the great outdoors with tight lines, and maybe with a fly they tied themselves.

Project Healing Waters Canada Calendar

Project Healing Waters Canada Calendar – a must have for fans and supporters. Some of you may have seen tweets from us recently about it.

Project Healing Waters Canada Calendar
Cover of the 2015 Project Healing Waters Canada Calendar © Corvidae Studios

The calendar is the brainchild of Jonathan Edwards and Ann Allain who run a photography business, Corvidae Studios, in Ottawa, Ontario. Jonathan is a cousin of Ryan Edwards. Ryan is the program coordinator for a Project Healing Waters chapter in Newfoundland.

Both Jonathan and Ann are proud of the veterans who serve our country and also of Ryan and his contribution. Knowing that funds are always welcome by Project Healing Waters Canada, and realizing that they had some great aviation photographs, Jonathan and Ann decided that if the two were combined, a colourful calendar could be put together.

The talented duo contacted our Program team to ask about working with us to produce the calendar. Following discussions by phone and email, there was a friendly meeting over coffee. Project Healing Waters Canada was delighted at the idea and is exploring the options for future calendar promotions as well.

Project Healing Waters Canada Calendar images

So far the calendar sales have been doing well though we still have a few left. Take a look at some of the great images below.

Project Healing Waters Canada Calendar
January Photo – Mustang © Corvidae Studios
Project Healing Waters Canada Calendar
March Photo – Mako Shark © Corvidae Studios
Project Healing Waters Canada Calendar
June Photo – Sabre Hawk One © Corvidae Studios

If you still haven’t got a calendar at home or in the office, den – wherever! – please contact Corvidae here and place your order. Cost is now $18 (down from $20) with some of the proceeds going towards the activities in Ryan’s area. Follow Corvidae, too, on Twitter where they are @CorvidaePhotos.

It is therefore the project’s hope that another calendar can be produced for 2016. The goal is to have a larger number printed, more features and information, and more funds raised to work across more PHWFFC chapters.

Most of all, thank you to Jonathan and Ann for their hard work and support of veterans. The funds raised will help us with more rehabilitation and healing.

Newfoundland News

Newfoundland has an active and lively Project Healing Waters Canada program. It has been operating since 2011. Currently, the Director of the Program is Ryan Edwards, a veteran himself.

Newfoundland
Ryan Edwards, Newfoundland

For those of you new to our website or indeed, looking to know more about Newfoundland’s program, here are some brief facts:

  • The program started with four members and now there are eleven –  no doubt more to come!
  • The group has gone on two Atlantic Salmon trips and many small trout trips.
  • It is the only program in Canada that meets on a weekly basis.
  • The group members tie flies and build rods in the winter season.
  • The Program has evolved its work into a peer support group.

Here is Ryan on a trip to Denver, Colorado, where he fished with members of the U.S. Project Healing Waters program from that city.

Newfoundland
Salmon fishing
newfoundland group’s first salmon trip

Below is a group shot of members of the Newfoundland Project Healing Waters Canada program on an outing to a place called Pipper’s Hole, two hours north of where the group meets. This was the first trip to fish for salmon. Ryan brought along a bottle of Champagne and during lunch the group toasted their fallen brothers.

Newfoundland
Newfoundland Project Healing Waters group toasts their fallen brothers

If you want to know more about the group and/or are interested in volunteering, you can find Ryan’s contact details here. The group also has a Facebook page.