Hamilton & District Aquarium Society presents
An Evening with
Chris ‘The Mad Aquarist” Biggs
Saturday, April 25th 2020
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 551
79 Hamilton St N, Waterdown Ontario
Join us for for a special evening featuring two presentations by Chris Biggs, a potluck dinner, door prizes, fundraiser/food drive for Neighbour-2-Neighbour, and more!
Tickets: $20 plus small potluck item (side dish, salad, dessert etc) or donation for Neighbour-2-Neighbour
5pm Meet & Greet with Chris
6pm ‘The Florida Experience’
8pm ‘The Mad Aquarist’
‘The Florida Experience’ – a behind the scenes tour of several of Southern Florida’s top fish farms, covering the diversity of stock produced and the many challenges faced in bringing them to market
‘The Mad Aquarist’ – an introspective look into the life of the Mad Aquarist, fun for all!
Hailing from the barren Tundra of the frozen North of rural Manitoba, Canada: Chris ‘ The Mad Aquarist’ Biggs is a devoted father of four daughters, and court Jester to his lovely and tolerant wife, Dayna. A life-long Aquarist, his father
thrust him into the hobby at a very young age by ‘volunteering’ him at a local petstore to supply their small tank they kept in their family den and Chris has never looked back. He is a founding member of the Aquarium Society of
Winnipeg, the Canadian Cichlid Association, and most recently, the Dead Fish Order. He achieved in short order the level of Grand Master for both fish breeding and horticulture. He is a classically trained Botanist, passionate naturalist and avid gardener. Master of much, Chris is well known for his colorful tattoos, outspoken mouth, and well-received knowledge on most things aquatic and most recently his YouTube presence. Eager to share and educate, he is a welcome presence nationally
Chris has traveled extensively, collecting, studying, and admiring fishes, plants and
reptiles in their natural habitats, as well as attending workshops and conventions. He
has taken his vast knowledge and experience and applied it to building many dedicated
and specialized fish rooms, often referred to as his Lab. They have included such fully
automated water maintenance systems, pressure chambers, microscopes and dissection
tables including his last fish room which held over 3800 gallons. His frank bravado and
charm, as well as his experience make him a much sought after judge, speaker and
auctioneer at events everywhere.
Chris and his family maintain a small hobby farm, Outnumbered Acres
The little Biggs Farm where they raise an eclectic assortment of animals.