67th Annual Steveston Salmon Festival – July 1, 2012

67th Annual Steveston Salmon Festival - July 1, 2012

The 2012 Steveston Salmon Festival — “Canada’s biggest little birthday party” — is looking forward to celebrating our country’s 145th birthday with a great community get together from sunrise to sunset on Sunday, July 1st!

The Steveston Salmon Festival is organized by volunteers to honour Canada Day, and the diverse culture of our community. This year the Festival will include all your favourite attractions including the pancake breakfast, Canada Day parade and our famous salmon bake, which last year served over 2,300 plates of fresh wild sockeye salmon expertly cooked over open alder wood fire pits. It is a fun filled day of live entertainment, complete with dance and musical acts, trade and craft shows, and many activities for children.

Other features include the Japanese cultural show, food fair and a youth rock fest featuring local bands.

The day begins at 6:30 a.m. with a pancake breakfast. The Children’s Bike Parade takes off at 9:30 a.m., the Kajaks Salmon Run at 9:50a.m. then the big Canada Day Parade at 10 a.m.

The Steveston Salmon Festival is bringing back mechanical amusement rides after a three-year absence, plus a selection of inflatables. Since July 1st falls on a weekend this year, the carnival rides will be open both days — Saturday, June 30th and Sunday, July 1st — from noon to 5:00pm. Unlimited ride wrist bands are on sale in advance starting June 1st at the Steveston Community Centre for $20 per day.

2012 Steveston Salmon Festival Schedule of Events

Saturday, June 30, 2012 – Carnival Rides and Inflatable Fun from noon to 5:00pm

Sunday, July, 2012 – Canada Day!
Carnival Rides and Inflatable Fun from noon to 5:00pm

Main Events (subject to change)
6:30am – 11:30am – Pancake Breakfast
9:30am – Kid’s Bicycle Parade
9:50am – Kajaks Salmon Run road race
10:00am – noon – Canada Day Parade
Noon – Opening Ceremony
10:00am – 4:00pm – Japanese Cultural Displays
10:00am – 5:00pm – Art Show, Children’s Festival, Craft Fair, Trade Show, Food Fair, Community Information Tables
11:00am until sold out – Salmon Barbecue
12:00pm – 5:00pm – Carnival Rides and Inflatable Fun
12:00pm – 5:00pm – Horticulture Show, Youth Rock Fest

Main Stage Events
Noon – Salmon Festival Opening Ceremony and O CANADA!
2012 Entertainment line-up: (times TBC)
Bill Bourne
Stone Poets
Joshua Hyslop
Steveston Seniors Drumming Circle
Zumba demonstration
Fresh Groove Productions

For more information, please visit: http://www.stevestonsalmonfest.ca

Image: DragonSpeed

James Chung

Founder & Editor in Chief of Hello Vancity magazine. Email james@hellovancity.com

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