A celebration of salmon

The second annual Harrison Salmon Festival runs this weekend in Harrison Mills.

Students from Bradner Elementary (Abbotsford) and Chehalis schools pose with some of the salmon collected during a beach seining demonstration by Sts’ailes Fisheries in Harrison Mills on Wednesday. The day kicked off the Harrison Salmon Festival.

The Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival continues this weekend with the Harrison Salmon Festival at Pretty Estates Resort in Harrison Mills.

Learn about the difference between wild and farmed salmon from Sto:lo elder Eddie Gardner. There will be a table with info on salmon biology where people can learn up close about the fish and how to clean them for various purposes.

Beach seining demonstrations will also take place by Sts’ailes Fisheries, Kim Charlie and Jim Thomas.

A Sts’ailes salmon festival lunch will be prepared by Rivers’ Edge Restaurant featuring Harrison select salmon. Tickets are $15 for the lunch.

Additionally, there will be places set up for eagle viewing, tables where you can make your own mini drum, dream catcher, or cedar bracelet, and a traditional First Nations’ welcome each morning.

There will also be prizes draws, and 18 artisan vendors selling silver jewelry, carvings, beadwork, cedar weaving, paintings, original art, and more.

The second annual Harrison Salmon Festival runs this Saturday and Sunday (Nov. 22 and 23) from 9:30 to 3 p.m. each day. Pretty Estates is located at Sandpiper Golf Course (14282 Morris Valley Rd.) in Harrison Mills. No pets will be allowed on site.

For more info, go to www.fvbef.ca/festival/weekend-2, or contact Paula Cranmer-Underhill at 604-819-0969 or cranmer.underhill@gmail.com.