Newfoundland has an active and lively Project Healing Waters program which has been operating since 2011. Currently, the Director of the Program is Ryan Edwards, a veteran himself.
For those of you new to our website or indeed, looking to know more about Newfoundland’s program, here are some brief facts:
- Newfoundland’s program started with four members and now there are eleven – no doubt more to come!
- The group has gone on two Atlantic Salmon trips and many small trout trips.
- It is the only chapter in Canada that meets on a weekly basis!
- The group members tie flies and build rods in the winter season.
- The Program has evolved their chapter into a peer support group.
Here is Ryan, on a trip to Denver, Colorado, where he fished with members of the U.S. Project Healing Waters program from that city.
Below is a group shot of members of the Newfoundland Project Healing Waters program on an outing to a place called Pipper’s Hole, two hours north of where the group meets. This was the first trip to fish for salmon. Ryan brought along a bottle of Champagne and during lunch the group toasted their fallen brothers.