March 1, 2022
Contest runs from March 1 - 31
Meewasin and sponsors invite you to guess the date and arrival time of the first pelican to touch down between the CPR Bridge and the Weir for a chance to win some great PRIZES - including a $500 prize pack for the overall winner!
Saskatoon residents have special visitors each summer. April through October, pelicans gather by the weir to fish. These birds, once on the endangered species list, have been a beautiful sight on the South Saskatchewan river since the late 1970s. For Saskatoon residents, their arrival is a harbinger of spring.
Contest opens at 12:00am on March 1st and closes at 12:00pm CST on March 31st. Winners are chosen based on accuracy of guesses.
Arrival time is observed by the Saskatoon Nature Society.
In the past 24 years, the earliest and latest arrival dates of the pelicans have been: April 2 at 6:25 p.m. and April 20 at 4:36 p.m.
Photo by Kirk Hunt.