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Posted: September 16, 2015

Stellar day for Salmon Festival

The fifth annual Columbia Salmon Festival took place on Saturday, September 12 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Invermere’s Kinsmen Beach.

It was a beautiful day for a paddle and paddling, as well as checking out Kokanee salmon returning to valley creaks and rivers to spawn.

The festival at the Kinsmen Beach greenspace by Pynelogs Cultural Centre, featured a wide variety of information, edibles, entertainment, including magician Jeremy Coyote (pictured in gallery below).

Festival-goers also learned about the Ktunaxa Creation Story courtesy Joe Pierre Jr. and his vibrant delivery. The Ktunaxa Nation Dance Troupe also performed, along with the Rosie Brown.

Lead image: A view out a tepee erected at Kinsmen Beach, part of the Salmon Festival.

Please click on an image to enlarge and to begin slide show.

Photos by Carrie Schafer and Ian Cobb/e-KNOW


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