Aug 28, 2009
Hey barbecue fans. If you're in the Vancouver area this weekend,
come by Hadden/Vanier park and taste some pink salmon, some of it
cooked by yours truly. See the news release below for
Pink Salmon Festival – A Celebration of Health &
August 30th, 11am – 5pm Hadden/ Vanier Park, Vancouver
(Vancouver) Each summer in BC, millions of salmon return to
their home rivers to spawn and rejuvenate our west coast ecosystem.
On August 30th, the Pacific Salmon Foundation is hosting a
celebration of the return of one of the greatest, yet
under-appreciated, resources in the province – Pink Salmon. While
sockeye populations on the Fraser River have not returned in the
expected numbers, all indications point to a run of up to 15
million pink salmon coming home to the Fraser over the coming
The PSF Pink Salmon Festival is a celebration of all that Pink
Salmon represent and offer. Pink Salmon are the base for BC’s
coastal ecological systems, they are sustainably harvested, and
their delicious and delicate texture and are prized by culinary
experts the world over.
Foodies take note: this free event features Robert Clark, the
visionary and celebrated executive chef of C restaurant as well as
the chefs from Raincity Grill and Nu preparing specialty pink
salmon creations for the public to enjoy. In addition, barbecue
evangelist Rockin’ Ronnie Shewchuk will be preparing a West-Coast
classic: cedar-planked pink salmon with his signature whisky-maple
glaze. This all-star culinary team will be preparing close to 3,000
pounds of beautiful, succulent pink salmon in free, sample-sized
portions for what is sure to be an appreciative crowd.
Pink Salmon will also be celebrated with live music by Highrise
Lonesome, fish painting by the Stream of Dreams Society, magicians,
entertainers and a 60 foot salmon story telling tent! Attendees can
try their hand at fly fishing and fly tying as well as enjoying a
salmon art show and a fundraising silent auction and raffle.
Displays from community partners such as the Vancouver Aquarium’s
OceanWise program in addition to the PSF education areas featuring
ocean creature touch tanks will inform people of the important role
Pink Salmon play in BC every year.
Pink Salmon are a wonderful example of the health and plenty of
British Columbia. Please join us in celebrating their return home
Hosted by the Pacific Salmon Foundation