Coho Festival 2013



Welcome to the 34th Annual Coho Festival

11:00am to 6:00pm
Sunday, September 8th, 2013
Ambleside Park, West Vancouver

The 2013 Coho Festival has lots in store for you!

The Coho 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.

The Coho 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.

The Stewardship 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.

The Coho Kids Park is filled with fun activities for children of all ages.

The Squamish 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,

David Jones
Festival Director
Coho Festival 2013


© Coho Society of the North Shore 2013