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​The Semiahmoo Fish & Game Club was incorporated in 1957 by a group of conservation minded outdoorsmen in the White Rock, Surrey and Langley area. The primary focus of the group was the restoration of the local Little Campbell River that had been severely damaged by years of unregulated gravel removal in the watershed. For the next 23 years club volunteers not only worked to restore the river and its tributaries but also raised funds with the vision of acquiring land on their beloved river.

In 1979 the ideal piece of land on the banks of the Little Campbell River became available. Unfortunately, acquisition of the 30 acre portion of the property sought by the club was conditional on the purchase of a larger 40 acre adjoining piece of pastureland. Despite the high cost of the combined property the club proceeded with the purchase – leaning heavily on the financial support of several club members. Four members mortgaged their homes and several others floated demand loans to meet the price of the property. Within 6 months the unwanted 40 acre portion was sold at a small profit and within 5 years all loans were repaid. Finally the club fulfilled its vision of being a landowner on the banks of the Little Campbell River in the Hazelmere Valley.

Over the next 14 years volunteer club members built one of the finest facilities in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. In the beginning it was necessary to build an access road into the property and a heavy load bridge across the river. This was followed in 1983 by the construction of the first all volunteer hatchery in the province that including the drilling of a deep well and the building of an extensive water filtration facility.  An innovative fish fence was also designed and built by a club member - a design that was endorsed by the Department of Fisheries as the standard for future hatcheries in the province. A nature trail in the forested portion of the property, a favorite of thousands of visitors, was also completed during this period.

In 1994, with the assistance of the local Lions club and countless fund raising events, the club volunteers once again stepped up to construct a large Education/Club House building on the south bank of the river opposite the hatchery. This excellent facility also included a combined archery, 22 rifle and handgun range in the basement.

Today over 8,000 people visit the club grounds annually to tour the hatchery and the nature trail; participate in range activities or attend functions in the main hall.

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