Tsqwlentém t̓e Ck̓uĺtens: Calling the Salmon Home
For thousands of years, the wild salmon have been the most important Indigenous food, and cultural and ecological keystone species in BC, and Indigenous peoples have been celebrating their return for generations.
2022 Salute to the Sockeye
Every four years, the Adam's River Salmon Society hosts a Salute to the Sockeye, which celebrates and marks the return of the dominant salmon run.
For the month of October, Tsútswecw Provincial Park (formerly known as the Roderick Haig-Brown Park) will be the host of a wide variety of activities and cultural events surrounding the return of the sockeye.
Opening Prayers and Ceremony for the Salute to the Sockeye
Cultural activities hosted by the Skwlāx (Little Shuswap Lake) Band
10AM - 2PM
Concessions, food vendors
October 1st - 23rd
8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M Daily
There will be cultural activities, and educational bookings hosted by the Ministry of Fisheries and Oceans for school-aged children, all throughout the month of October.
Please follow the Adam's River Salmon Society on Facebook to keep up-to-date on all of their activities and information.
If you have further questions or are looking to learn more about the Society, visit their website here.
2022 Wild Salmon Caravan
From the Salish Sea to the Fraser Canyon, the Wild Salmon Caravan is a celebration of the spirit of wild salmon through the arts and culture.
The Wild Salmon Caravan project celebrates the spirit of wild salmon through arts and culture and raises awareness of the important role that Indigenous peoples play in its conservation.
This year’s Wild Salmon Caravan’s theme is "Oneness with wild salmon and their habitat". This is a celebration and also a call to action to protect wild salmon from all that has and continues to affected their populations along the Pacific Coast.
Sunday Events Schedule:
8:00 AM – PARADE SET UP (CHASE CURLING CLUB PARKING LOT -227 WILSON ST, CHASE, BC)
11:00 AM – PARADE LEAVES VIA WILSON STREET, SHUSWAP AVENUE (EASTBOUND TO CHASE STREET, TO 1ST AVE, TO PINE ST TO 2ND AVE, TO CHASE BEACH
1:00 PM – ARRIVE AT CHASE BEACH MEMORIAL PARK
2:00 PM – WILD SALMON FEAST AND MUSIC BY DAVID ALLAN
3:30 PM – FORUM – GUEST SPEAKERS (WILD SALMON AND INDIGENOUS FOOD SOVEREIGNTY)
4:30PM – MUSIC BY THE CARNIVAL BAND
5:00 PM – MUSIC BY WOLFCHILD AND THE BANDITS
For more information, visit the Wild Salmon Caravan website and follow them on Facebook.
Take a look back at the 2016 Wild Salmon Caravan and activities: