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.
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Photos by Carrie Schafer and Ian Cobb/e-KNOW