Alberta officers served fish dinner at Wounded Warriors Weekend
We may never be able to thank our veterans enough for the sacrifices they have made in the name of their country and its people, but that’s no reason not to try. After what they’ve been through and the service they’ve done for us, a small show of gratitude and appreciation is the least we can do.
This is the spirit of the annual Wounded Warriors Weekend, and this year, fish and wildlife officers were thrilled to volunteer. From August 1 to 5, Slave Lake hosted hundreds of veterans along with their friends and families for a few days of outdoor fun and festivities.
One night, fish and wildlife officers served everyone in attendance their signature dish ‒ fried fish, of course! The fish fry took place at the Marten River campground north of Slave Lake. It took 11 officers, several grills and about 100 pounds of walleye, but everyone left with a full stomach and a smile on their face.
“Many of the veterans commented on how much they had been looking forward to the fish fry, and it was evident they truly appreciated the effort that fish and wildlife officers put into the event,” said Rob Lamont, Superintendent with the fish and wildlife enforcement branch. “It provided our staff an opportunity to give back in a small way to the men and women of our military who have sacrificed so much of themselves for our country.”