The shoreline of the Red River in Selkirk is now noticeably cleaner thanks to the initiative of the Filipino Anglers Association of Manitoba.
The group recently conducted river cleanup activities partly in preparation for their first-ever fishing derby and mostly to set a good example to habitués of the area. Eric Labaupa, the president of the association said the group collected 14 bags of trash from Selkirk Park Friday night. This is the third shore cleanup the group has organized, with the first two taking place in Lockport, Man. The Red River Shore fishing derby is scheduled off next Saturday morning in Selkirk. It is a catch-and-release derby, where anglers fish from the shore.
Photos by Robert Donato