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2017 is the 50th anniversary of the Campbell River Salmon Festival and we are considering ideas for this years celebration.  If you have any suggestions or wish to volunteer please send us an e-mail at salmonfest@connected.bc.ca

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 the end of 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

Lumberjacks

Logger Sports at Campbell River has been filmed 6 times by The Lumberjack Company for TSN since 2000 and our 2011, 2012 & 2014 films are available on YouTube.

For our 2014 show click the links below
2014 Campbell River, B.C. Part 1
2014 Campbell River, B.C. Part 2
2014 Campbell River, B.C. Part 3

For our 2012 show click the links below
2012 Campbell River, B.C. Part 1
2012 Campbell River, B.C. Part 2
2012 Campbell River, B.C. Part 3

For our 2011 show click the links below
2011 Campbell River, BC Part 1
2011 Campbell River, BC Part 2
2011 Campbell River, BC Part 3

Dutch TV reality show “Ruben vs. Geraldine”

In this television show, two TV-presenters, Ruben Nicolai and Geraldine Kemper compete against each other in various events and Western Canada was chosen as the location to shoot their 10th season episode.  One of their challenges was Logging Sports events and Campbell River Salmon Festival Logging Sports, was selected as the site for this challenge.

The events these two competed in were Log Rolling, Choker Race, Single hand bucking (old style hand bucking saw), Axe Throwing and Power Saw Bucking.  The episode aired in December 2014 and spring of 2015 in the Netherlands.

For photos of their competitions check out our photo gallery

2017 (50th annual) SalmonFest

August 11, 12 & 13 – Nunns Creek Park
16th Avenue, Campbell River

Friday admission – $2.00 per person (Tooney Friday)
Gates open 4:30PM       Children 2 & under free
Saturday & Sunday 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.

On Sunday August 13 our Open (pros), Ladies and Mixed Logging Sports events will be part of a special 50th anniversary Celebration.   Over the last few years, because we are a World Class Competition, American competitors have been coming to Campbell River to compete in our events, so we have chosen our 50th to be a competition between Canadians and American competitors.   A Canada / United States Challenge to see which country has the best competitors.

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 2017
PROPOSED SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

FRIDAY AUGUST 11 – 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 12 – 10AM TO 10PM
Logger Sports – Novice & Intermediate Competitions
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 13 – 10AM TO 5PM
Logger Sports – Open & Ladies Competitions (special 50th anniversary competition)
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. For our policy on use of Salmon Festival assets please go to our Application Page


OTHER 2016  NUNNS CREEK PARK EVENTS

MINOR BASEBALL GAMES & TOURNAMENTS
APRIL THROUGH JULY

CAMPBELL RIVER DOG FANCIERS
ANNUAL DOG SHOW  AUGUST 5, 6 & 7
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:

ONE OF CANADA’S LARGEST WORLD CLASS LOGGER SPORTS
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 major 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 at the Salmon Festival to everyone 18 and under


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