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Dipnetting with Dad

Dipnetting with Dad

By Willie Sellars, illustrated by Kevin Easthope

  • Location
    Riverfront Park, by washroom and crosswalk
Dipnetting with Dad

Willie Sellars is a band member of the Williams Lake Indian Band (T’exelc) of the Secwepemc Nation. Living on the reserve for the majority of his life, he has been going dip-net fishing with his dad and uncles since he was seven years old. Willie is married with two beautiful children, and keeps himself busy practicing his culture and playing hockey.

MY FIRST SALMON! Dad helped me get the fish into the pit.

SLAP, SLAP, SLAP. I was grinning from ear to ear but I didn’t stop. I dipped my net right back into the water.

Kevin Easthope was born and raised in Williams Lake, BC. He attended UBC Okanagan, and his artistic work covers a variety of media including oil painting, graphite and graphic design. While he is an artist and musician, he also works fighting forest fires for the Province of British Columbia.

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