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Celebrate the Steveston Salmon Festival’s 75th anniversary

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 10:31 PDT, Tue June 14, 2022

The 75th anniversary of the Steveston Salmon Festival is taking place from June 25 to July 1. 

This year marks the return of the beloved festival to an in-person format, with a number of engaging activities taking place over the week. 

“We are grateful to have been able to connect with the community virtually over the past two years, and so excited to see everyone in-person once more at this milestone edition of the Steveston Salmon Festival,” says Mayor Malcolm Brodie. “To mark this special occasion, the festival format has been re-imagined and expanded. This will be the most accessible Steveston Salmon Festival yet, featuring activations from a diversity of local artists, organizations, businesses, and community groups.”

The week-long festivities will kick off with a special video pop-up booth at the free, family-friendly Pacific Rim Kite Festival on June 25 and 26. Kite fliers and passersby will be invited to share their personal memories and treasured moments in Steveston, which will be compiled into a 75th anniversary tribute to the Steveston Salmon Festival. Find details on when and where to contribute a memory on the festival website at www.stevestonsalmonfest.ca.

The festival’s main event will take place on July 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The day-long program will feature live music, exhibitions, demonstrations, and a variety of hands-on activities. Community is at the core of festival programming, which highlights the themes of family, fitness, and fun.

Programming will take place in four festival districts that stretch from Garry Point Park to the west and Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site to the east: Garry Point Zone, Steveston Village Zone, Steveston Community Centre Zone, and Britannia Zone. Visitors will be encouraged to explore on foot, bicycle, scooter, or wheelchair.

New and returning programs include:

• The Art Show

• The Horticulture Show (apply by June 28)

• The Japanese Cultural Show

• Sammy’s Fun Zone featuring family-friendly performances and hands-on activities in Steveston Park

• A variety of live performance stages, pop-up marketplaces in two zones, and food vendors across the site

 The festival is presented by the City of Richmond, Steveston Community Society, and Richmond Agricultural and Industrial Society, with support from the Province of British Columbia and the Government of Canada. 

To learn more about the Steveston Salmon Festival, visit www.stevestonsalmonfest.ca or follow @FunRichmond on social media using hashtag #SSF75.

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