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Steveston Salmon Festival returning, although without parade

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 4:58 PDT, Mon May 9, 2022

An annual favourite, the Steveston Salmon Festival will return with some in-person activities this year.

The festival will take place on Canada Day (July 1) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Activities aim to celebrate the event’s 75-year history through storytelling, demonstrations, hands-on activities, and partnerships with local artists, merchants, and community groups. People can also share their personal memories and treasured moments in Steveston. 

The traditional parade will be replaced with a number of festival zones spread around Steveston. People can explore the re-imagined, accessible festival format on foot, bicycle, scooter, or wheelchair. Live music, exhibitions, and more will stretch from Garry Point Park to Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site.

Leading up to the big day, programming will be on display at Garry Point Park during the Pacific Rim Kite Festival on June 25 and 26. The event will include video pop-ups where kite flyers can share stories about Steveston.

For those planning July 1 neighbourhood cookouts, the Salmon BBQ at Home will also return this year. This ready-to-cook meal kit will feature fresh salmon and sides for the whole family. Orders will open on May 16 and pick-up will be on June 30 at the Steveston Community Centre. 

For more details, visit stevestonsalmonfest.ca.

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