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Annual Steveston herring sale for autism returns next weekend

A new drive through model will be implemented in this year's fundraiser.
ACT Herring Sale
The fourth annual herring sale will be adopting a drive through model.

Oceanside Fisheries and the Steveston Harbour Authority is kicking off the new year with their fourth annual herring sale to benefit Autism Community Training (ACT) on Jan. 16.

The fundraiser will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Garry Point Park with 20-pound bags of herring being sold for $20.

This year, a “drive through” model will be implemented in order to following COVID-19 physical distancing requirements.

All orders must be pre-purchased online at ACT’s website as no walk-ups will be accepted on the day of the fundraiser.

Patrons will need to select and commit to a one-hour time slot to pick-up their order on Moncton Street.

Oceanside Fisheries owners, Anne McCaw and Mike Rekis, said they cannot forget how important ACT is to those with autism.

“We are supporting ACT because our family believes that the next generation of B.C. children deserves to have access to ACT’s impartial information and training resources,” said McCaw.

Deborah Pugh, ACT’s executive director, said that ACT is “heartened” by the support they are receiving from Oceanside.

“We support all of B.C. with our free online information and training resources and during the pandemic this has proved by vital,” said Pubh.

“Every bag of herring sold will help us continue to provide families with vital information on how to help their children.”

On the day of the fundraiser, drivers are reminded to prepare containers or have their trunks prepared for volunteers to place the bagged herrings directly into the back of the vehicle.

The sale will be at 3080 Moncton Road and tickets can be bought online at





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