WELCOME TO CAMPBELL RIVER SALMON FESTIVAL WEB

 

 

BUZZ SAWS & BAGPIPES
Logger Sports & Highland Gathering

August 10, 11 & 12
Nunns Creek Park – 16th Avenue

Plans for SalmonFest 2018 are underway and we are adding a new event “the 2018 Campbell River Highland Gathering”, which will run in conjunction with the Salmon Festival’s World Class Logger Sports. This event will feature  Pipe Band and Celtic Band Competitions, Solo Piping and Drumming, Highland Heavy Events, plus a number of booths selling or displaying Scottish items.  We are proposing a Highland dancing event, but cannot confirm yet.  

To become a sponsor, rent a booth, volunteer or to find more information  click on Campbell River Highland Gathering 2018.

 Please share with your friends, organization and associates!  

For those who did not attend our 2017 Logging Sports it was our 50th anniversary and our special event was a Canada verses United States Logging Sports Competition to determine which country has the best competitors.  It was a tough competition throughout the day, but after the sawdust and chips finished falling, Canada emerged just 3 points ahead.  This competition was filmed by the Lumberjack Company and will be shown on a number of Television Networks and Social Media.  To date these are: Wild TV, Game TV, CHEK TV,  CBC affiliates CFTK & CJDC, CITY TV affiliate CKPG, Global affiliate CHFD and CTV affiliate CKPR  plus it will be on Lumberjacks Online.  Discussions are progressing with other networks and will be listed when they pick up the show.

For latest developments please check out our NEWS page.
For a quick overview of the Festival please scroll down.
For details of each event click on the links above or at each event description below.

You can also follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/#!/CampbellRiverSalmonFestivalSociety

For short video about C.R. Salmon Festival Click here

2018 (51st annual) SalmonFest

ADMISSION

Friday Aug. 10 admission – $2.00 per person (Tooney Friday)
Gates open 4:30PM       Children 2 & under free
Saturday & Sunday Aug 11 & 12  daily admission – $5.00 per person
Gates open 9:30AM      Children 2 & under free
NOTE: Admission for 18 and under includes
FREE Rides, Bouncers, Climbing Wall, Face Painting. Etc.

The prime industries of Northern Vancouver Island are Forestry and Fishing and our Festival is a tribute to them.

The “Logger Sports” event (our heritage sport) depicts the past and present logging practices through entertaining competitions between loggers and is presently one of the largest in Canada for prize money and number of events.   This years show will offer 3 World Championship and 7 Canadian Championships, along with 35 other Open, Intermediate, Novice, ladies Youth and Teen events, over 2 1/2 days with a prize package of  $45,625.

Along with our regular competitions is a 4 person, 4 event “Best In The Bush” relay which is for local company competitors only.  This fun event determines which company can display the trophy and have the bragging rights for the year, as having the best Logging Sports employees.  The competitors also receive cash prizes for their achievements.

For Logging Sports details click on Logger Sports

In keeping with our name, Salmon Festival, we will have a Salmon Barbeque where festival goers can enjoy a delicious salmon lunch or supper.  There will also be booths and displays with a marine theme.

For the children Salmon Festival provides special areas with events tailored for the enjoyment of all ages.  At the children’s area, “Thrifty Foods Kids Zone”, the young ones can enjoy a wide variety of  FREE  rides and events.    For details check on Children’s Events

For those who would like to relax and enjoy the talents of our local musicians on Friday and Saturday evenings.  For evening entertainment , click on Stage Entertainment

Go Dog Go (canine demonstrations and information) For details click on Go Dog Go

While taking in the many events offered at the Festival, check out what the local community groups and businesses in Campbell River have to offer at the Community Corner and Trade Show booths,  Because the Community Organizations do so much for our City, we provide a space free of charge where they can put up a booth to say who they are and what they do for their community or sell their raffle tickets or items for their charitable endeavors.

If you get hungry or thirsty we have a good selection for Food Booths and a Beverage Garden.  For a list of onsite booths click on Onsite Booths

SALMON FESTIVAL 2018
PROPOSED SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

FRIDAY AUGUST 10 – 5PM TO 10PM
Logger Sports – Locals only Best in the Bush Competition Logger Sports
– Youth (8-11) & teen (12-15) Competitions
FREE Children’s Rides and Activities for ages 18 & under
Outdoor Stage Entertainment
Community Corner, Trade Show & other Booths
Food & Beverages

SATURDAY AUGUST 11 – 10AM TO 10PM
Logger Sports – Novice & Intermediate Competitions
Highland Gathering
FREE Children’s Rides and Activities for ages 18 & under
Outdoor Stage Entertainment
Go Dog Go (canine demonstrations and information)
Community Corner, Trade Show & other Booths
Salmon Barbeque
Food & Beverages

SUNDAY AUGUST 12 – 10AM TO 5PM
Logger Sports – Open & Ladies Competitions
Highland Gathering
FREE Children’s and Activities for ages 18 & under
Go Dog Go (canine demonstrations and information)
Community Corner, Trade Show & other Booths
Salmon Barbeque
Food & Beverages

CANADA DAY CELEBRATION

Campbell River Salmon Festival is part of the Campbell River Canada Day Committee (Community groups, businesses and citizens) to bring you the Canada Day Celebration. The role of the Salmon Festival is to help with the planning of the events, provide some financial aid, free use of our assets and assist with the set-up and take down of the event. For a complete Canada Day schedule go to www.crcanadaday.com

LOAN OUT OF EQUIPMENT (our giving back program)

Because of the generous support from our Community it is our policy to assist those who support the Salmon Festival plus Community Charities. Last year we assisted 56 other community groups through the FREE use of our assets and volunteer help with their event set-up and tear down, The savings to the groups was $35,125.00 which helped their charitable cause and our Community. This also helped the businesses in our Community as the groups did not have to seek sponsorships to rent the items. For our policy on use of Salmon Festival assets please go to our Application Page


OTHER 2018  NUNNS CREEK PARK EVENTS

MINOR BASEBALL GAMES & TOURNAMENTS
APRIL THROUGH JULY

CAMPBELL RIVER DOG FANCIERS
ANNUAL DOG SHOW  AUGUST 4, 5 & 6
For more information go to http://www.campbellriverdogfanciers.com


The most important source of funding is our
Corporate, Business and Community sponsors

Our 2016 and 2017 sponsors are shown on either side and without them, our Logger Sports, Seafood Showdown, Children’s Events and Entertainment would not exist and we would not be able to support many other community functions. Please support our Sponsors.  If you are interested in being a sponsor of the Campbell River Salmon Festival or one of it’s events please check out our sponsorship opportunity page.
2017 sponsorship presentation


A major source of income for the
Festival is Gaming Funds from the
B. C. Lotteries & Gaming

THESE FUNDS ARE USED FOR THE FOLLOWING PROJECTS:

OUR  WORLD CLASS LOGGER SPORTS – ONE OF CANADA’S LARGEST
FREE CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES
OUTDOOR STAGE ENTERTAINMENT BY LOCAL MUSICIANS

THE CAMPBELL RIVER SALMON FESTIVAL SOCIETY THANKS THE
FOLLOWING WHO MAKE IT POSSIBLE TO RECEIVE GAMING FUNDS

FIRST AND FOREMOST: THE  PLAYERS .  WITHOUT YOU,
THERE WOULD BE NO GAMING FUNDS TO SUPPORT OUR PROJECTS.
B.C. GAMING POLICY AND ENFORCEMENT BRANCH
CHANCES CAMPBELL RIVER MANAGEMENT AND STAFF
CAMPBELL RIVER GAMING ASSOCIATION

KNOW YOUR LIMIT, PLAY WITHIN IT


Another very important source of funding is a “Grant in Aid” from the City of Campbell River

This grant provides funds for the Annual Salmon Festival Celebrations and allows the Children’s Events to be FREE to everyone 18 and under. It also provides funding for administration, advertising, insurance plus storage and maintenance of our assets so they are available to other groups.


Newspaper advertising provided by C.R. Mirror & What’s on Digest
Radio advertising provided by Eagle Radio & Vista Radio
Computer technical support provided by JaiDak Computers 250-339-7185
Web support provided by Pacific Websites 250-339-2687
Sanitation & garbage by Coast Environmental 1-888-228-2211
Festival truck repairs & maintenance by Gord Knight Ventures, OK Tire Stores, BD Automotive & Jerry’s Auto Works
Food products for volunteers, competitions & logger hospitality by
Quality Foods, Save On Foods, Thrifty Foods and Superstore
On Site security by C.R. Search & Rescue & Safety Net Security
Logging Sports timers by Mountainaire Avian Rescue
Logging Sports grounds crew by Campbell River Football
Bar tending & security by Campbellton Neighborhood Association

Campbell River Tourist Info: www.visitorcentre.ca