to the 34th Annual Coho Festival
11:00am to 6:00pm
Sunday, September 8th, 2013
Ambleside Park, West Vancouver
2013 Coho Festival has lots in store for you!
Festival will go back to a one day event this year and
will feature our famous Coho Salmon Barbeque, the Coho
Beach Bar, Stewardship Zone, Kids Park, Main Stage,
the Squamish Nation Village, the Coho Walk, Coho Run,
Coho Swim and much more.
The Coho Salmon Barbeque has been the cornerstone of
the Coho festival since it's inception 34 years ago.
This year we will again be featuring wild Coho Salmon
provided by Albion Fisheries. The salmon is endorsed
sustainably harvested by Ocean Wise, SeaChoice and Ecotrust.
Wonderful organic wild greens and cherry tomato salad,
organic BC corn on the cob dressed with spiced butter
and beef smokies are being provided by Whole Foods Market.
Beach Bar, located right on Ambleside Beach will be
offering fresh craft beers from Russell Brewing Company,
premium wine and cider from our friends at Liberty Wine
Merchants. The Village Taphouse will be on deck providing
great burgers, smokies and hand cut fries. Adam Woodall
will get the day rolling with great music in the Beach
Bar. As we are a family event children 9 and under may
accompany their parents into the Beach Bar.
Zone has over 20 exhibitors who are all involved in
rejuvenating, maintaining and improving our streams,
rivers, oceans, parks and forests for now and generations
to come. Guests of all ages will learn more about the
environment and how to be better stewards of what we
have. A must see at the festival.
Kids Park is filled with fun activities for children
of all ages.
Nation will again be participating in the festival welcoming
all to Swá?wi (Ambleside Park). The Squamish
Nation Village will have displays and materials to share
and educate all on Squamish Nation traditions and culture
with a focus on their interconnections and relationship
to the salmon. This year the village will offer more
artisans including weavers and carvers who will be offering
their precious crafts for sale to the public.
The Coho Festival became a Zero Waste Event last year
and with great success. Again this year the Coho Festival
will have only organic, compostable and recyclable materials
on site. For many years the Coho Society which governs
the Coho Festival has been working towards a "Zero
Waste" event and last year we made it happen. With
help from WCS Recycling we sent over 5000 pounds of
organic and compostable material to be composted and
600 pound of recyclables to be recycled a 99% diversion
rate. The Coho Festival did not generate any material
destined for a landfill.
The continued focus of the Coho Festival is the environment.
The festival is primarily a fundraising event to assist
North Shore stewardship groups' efforts to rebuild,
repair and maintain salmon and other aquatic species
habitats. It is also an educational event where we can
all learn how to be better stewards of our communities
and our planet.
I hope to see you there,
Coho Festival 2013