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Fascinating world of salmon explored

Children dissect a salmon at the Hyde Creek Education Centre, one of a number of displays that will be available to take part in during the Hyde Creek Salmon Festival Sunday, Nov. 18 - FILE PHOTO
Children dissect a salmon at the Hyde Creek Education Centre, one of a number of displays that will be available to take part in during the Hyde Creek Salmon Festival Sunday, Nov. 18
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One of the largest festivals celebrating the return of the salmon in the Tri-Cities is once again pulling out all the stops to educate the public about this amazing natural phenomenon.

This will be the 13th year for the Hyde Creek Salmon Festival, where members of the public can learn more about the natural cycle of the salmon, do crafts, eat tasty dishes, take part in tours, visit displays and participate in a fundraising raffle.

The Hyde Creek Salmon Festival will be held Sunday, Nov. 18 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hyde Creek Recreation Centre and nearby at the Hyde Creek Education Centre and hatchery.

The salmon festival activities Include:

• Informative and interactive environmental displays and exhibits. Live owls, a vulture, sea aquariums and an invasive bullfrog are a few of the interesting presentations

• Salmon hatchery tours and nature walks

• Salmon demonstrations and salmon dissections with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans

• Crafts, face painting, First Nations art stenciling, build a bird house, try your hand at fly casting and decorate a salmon cookie

• Nylon Zoo with the giant inflatable fish and costumes for the kids

• Refreshments, including a barbecue with salmon burgers and salmon chowder

• Raffle with several prizes, including Trevor Linden Gym memberships, a tour from Sky Helicopter, Rocky Mountaineer train to Whistler, Grouse Mountain sky ride, many event and theatre tickets, fishing gear and chocolate salmon courtesy of Charlies Chocolate Factory.

Located indoors at Hyde Creek Recreation Centre, 1379 Laurier Avenue, and at Hyde Creek Education Centre & Hatchery, 3636 Coast Meridian Road, the event and parking is free.

For more information, visit  www.hydecreek.org

dstrandberg@tricitynews.com

 

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