222 salmon have been sponsored through the Sponsor A Salmon initiative raising over $7,500. All of these donations have been matched by our Estuary Angel creating $15,000 for Kus-kus-sum!
We have around 100 salmon remaining to be sponsored. Of these 30 have been painted by students from Arden, Queneesh, Brooklyn and Puntledge Schools. The other 70 are blank and available for community members, children, artists to sponsor and paint.
On June 20, 21 and 22 we put 146 of the salmon up on the fence at Kus-kus-sum. We will be putting the next batch of sponsored salmon up on July 11, 12 and 13. During these dates and times people will be welcome on the property to sponsor and paint salmon and ask questions about the project.
A salmon can be sponsored through a donation of $25 or more. Donors will receive a charitable tax receipt for the full amount of their donation. There are special salmon for business to sponsor that will display the business name on the front.