Volunteer profile – Walter McEwen

September 4, 2014

Meet Walter McEwen, a member of the PEI Advisory Committee.

McEwen is retired from law after a 40-year career practicing in Summerside, PEI. During that time he served a term as president of the PEI Law Society.

“My past life included involvement in various community organizations and also politics,” said McEwen. “I am a past president of the PEI Liberal Party and served as a MLA and cabinet minister under Premiers Ghiz and Callbeck.”

McEwen got involved with the ASCF shortly after it was established.

“I was, and still am, a member of ASF and MSA. I have been a recreational fisher on PEI for most of my life, but only started pursuing Atlantic salmon the past 12 to 13 years. I have fished the SW Miramichi for the past several years. I was already involved in TUC and the PEI Rec. Fisheries Advisory Committee, so it was an easy jump to ASCF.”

“I continue to be deeply concerned and interested in our environment, the health of our rivers and streams, trout and salmon. I believe healthy rivers, streams, and healthy fish populations are a sign of a healthy environment for all creatures. ASCF and community volunteers play a critical role in establishing and maintaining that healthy environment.”