Sunday, August 28, 2011

Pink Salmon Festival Today- Vanier Park-Vancouver

Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2011

The Pink Salmon Festival is today. Be sure to check it out! We are. We've missed it other years, but not this time, we are really excited about it. 

Pink Salmon Festival
 Sunday, August 28 · 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Vanier/ Hadden Park on Kits Point
1905 Ogden Avenue at Cypress
Vancouver, BC
Pink Salmon Festival
From the Pink Salmon Facebook page Event
Join us for the celebration of the return of the pinks!

With returns of 17.5 million pink salmon projected to return to the Fraser River in August, the second biennial Pink Salmon Festival will serve up delicious complimentary pink salmon to the public and promote pink salmon as a sustainable seafood choice. Members of the public will be treated to barbecued salmon samplings donated by Canfisco and prepared by premier Vancouver chefs including C Restaurant executive chef Robert Clark. The event will also have live music by Vancouver bluegrass band "Redgrass", informative demonstrations and activities for kids.

The festival is being underwritten by corporate sponsor Gold Seal – Canfisco, who has donated 3,500 pounds of pink salmon. Additional sponsors include Port Metro Vancouver, HSBC, Vancouver Courier and Rebel Communications.

Here are the headlining chefs at the festival:

Robert Clark, Executive Chef, C Restaurant
Garrett Schack, Executive Chef, Chateau Victoria and Vista 18 Restaurant
Ron "Rockin' Ronnie" Shewchuk

Here are some exhibitors that will be featured:

Angela Brown - Evelyn Roth Festival Arts
BC Hydro
BC Outdoors - Sport Fishing TV
BC Wild Salmon Marketing
Face Painting by Gossamer Designs
Fresh Water Fisheries Society of BC
Island Fisherman Magazine
Port Metro Vancouver
Organic Ocean
Rebel Communications
Stewardship Partners/Salmon Safe
Stream of Dreams Society

The festival's featuring music from:
Man About Town Entertainment
Redgrass Band

For more information regarding the chefs and exhibitors, please visit

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