Salmon Festival in Campbell River, Vancouver Island, Canada | Event
Welcome to the Campbell RiverSalmon Festival, Campbell River, Canada. The Campbell RiverSalmon Festival Society is a registered charity assisting and hosting a wide range of public & family orientated activities held annually for the citizens of Campbell River. Their major Event is the hosting of the Loggers Sports held each year on the second weekend of August. In 2007 the Event will be held August 10, 11, and 12 weekend at Nunn's Creek Park. The Salmon Festival society also is involved with activities held on Canada Day including the recognition of senior achievements, Huck Finn Fishing Derby for children and the Parade.
Somewhere around the late fifties and early sixties, for one reason or another, Campbell River's major celebrations, May Day, Canada Day and Labour Day, disappeared. Gone were the parades, fireworks, logging sports, ball games, kids sports and a multitude of other Events.
Over the next few years some smaller Events, organized by individual groups, occurred during the spring and summer, but there was still no major celebration.
In 1967 the Campbell River Canoe Club, reminiscing about the good old days, decided that Campbell River needed a festival. Being the Canoe Club and that canoeing Events would be major part of the activities, the name Water Festival was appropriate. The July 1st date was selected since it was traditionally sunny.