Salmon Runs, Human Runs, and Family Fun
Late summer and early fall marks the return of 2 salmon species back to our waters: the Pink and the Coho. In conjunction with both events there are festivals and delicious BBQ’s for the whole family plus a gorgeous 14km run from Kitsilano to Ambleside in West Vancouver to mark the Coho Festival.
With record returns of pink salmon projected 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.
The 2011 festival will be modeled on the inaugural Pink Salmon Festival
held in 2009 that drew 3,000 people.
Attendees will be treated to barbecued pink salmon donated by Canfisco and prepared by premier Vancouver chef Robert Clark (of C Restaurant fame). Yum.
Set against the sparkling waters of English Bay, home to Vancouver’s
historic Maritime Museum, attendees can also enjoy face painting,
live entertainment and educational displays.
When: Sunday, August 28, 2011, Noon to 5:00 p.m.
Where: Vancouver’s Hadden Park, 1905 Ogden Avenue (at Cypress):
Home of the Vancouver Maritime Museum on the sparkling waters of English Bay,
Hadden Park is filled with fascinating bits of Vancouver history, with historic
vessels often docking in harbour.
Go to http://www.psf.ca/ for more information on the festival and the work of the Pacific Salmon Foundation.
September 11th is the date for the Coho Festival and the Coho Run that goes from Kitsilano to Stanley Park and over the Lions Gate bridge to the mouth of the Capilano River. Here a yummy salmon BBQ will commence with a Squamish Nations blessing at 11:15am. The run is 14km long and truly covers some gorgeous territory. It will be the first time I run it and I’m pumped for the views and the food!