The fourth annual Wild Salmon Caravan Parade is happening in Vancouver this weekend. You’re invited to join in the celebration!
Wild Salmon Caravan is an annual celebration that celebrates wild salmon and follows their journey as they migrate from the Salish Sea to the Adams River in Chase, BC.
The Wild Salmon Caravan parade and ceremony begins in downtown Vancouver. This celebrations will be led by Indigenous Matriarchs and traditional hand drummers and singers from diverse cultural groups. The parade will feature artistic floats, elaborate regalia, costumes, and banners. A full program of performances and speakers will follow with an exhibit of salmon leather making.
“Wild salmon need us now more than ever to celebrate and honour their amazing generosity as a keystone species and to show the world how important they are to our Indigenous land and food systems.”
-Dawn Morrison, Caravan Organizer and Curator
This year’s theme of Water People, or Mermaids, was inspired by stories from cultures around the world. These stories of water people attempt to ‘explain the unexplainable’ and highlight the mystery of life in the oceans and waterways where wild salmon migrate thousands of kilometers.
– Date: Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018
– 10am – Parade from Vancouver Art Gallery (Robson & Granville) to the Roundhouse Community Centre via Georgia, Granville & Davie
– 11:30am-3:30pm – Salmon Ceremony & performances at the Roundhouse Community Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews
– For more details view the event program.
Calling All Volunteers
Can you lend a hand? There are lots of ways to get involved, whether it’s helping with set up, preparing the feast or child care.
Take a peek at the Volunteer Schedule here or email the volunteer coordinator, Amy Schwab directly at firstname.lastname@example.org