new project healing waters canada coordinator bc
We’re delighted to announce that Don Smith is our new Project Healing Waters Canada Coordinator in British Columbia (BC).
Don is a former engineering officer who retired from the Royal Canadian Navy after a thirty-five year career.
Don was raised in Ottawa, Ontario where he learned to fish at the family cottage near Perth. After graduating from the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC), Don took up fly fishing during a posting to Halifax.
As he and his family moved across Canada and the United States, fly fishing and fly tying became passions that grew and remain strong to this day.
Don benefited greatly from some excellent mentors. As Coordinator BC, he hopes to pass on what he knows to the veterans who are novices to fishing.
Proud to have served in the Navy, Don is happy no longer being in an office with four walls. He much prefers the rivers and beaches of Vancouver Island. He lives with his wife, Lynn, (another fisher who is rather more patient than he) in Victoria, BC.
Please join us in giving Don a warm welcome to our Project.