Fountain Fishing Derby and International Day

WVC Fountain Fishing Derby and International Day festival May 21

Media Contact: Donte Quinine, student programs director, 509.682.6865, or Libby Siebens, community relations executive director, 509.682.6436 (Mon.-Thurs.)

May 15, 2015

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Fish caught at the 2014 Fountain Fishing Derby.


The annual Fountain Fishing Derby and International Day festival return to Wenatchee Valley College on Thursday, May 21, at the Wenatchee campus. The fishing derby is 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The International Day celebration is 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Both events are open to the public.

The International Day celebration includes folkloric dancers, mariachi music, and music by Michael Carlos and Darnell Scott near the fountain area. Presentations will take place in Van Tassell Center and will include information about Afghanistan, Africa and Cuba; yoga from India; origami and Japanese calligraphy; and a magic show.

The fishing derby includes hundreds of triploid rainbow trout, with a few five-pound "lunkers" for some extra fun. WVC student leaders will be available to clean and grill fish on location.

The cost for the fishing derby is $5 for a rod and the first fish, $1 for each additional fish, with a limit of three fish per angler. WVC students and their families fish for free.

Food will be available for purchase, and children's games and activities will be provided.