WELCOME TO CAMPBELL RIVER SALMON FESTIVAL WEB

 

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.

Loan out of Equipment

Because of the generous support from our Community it is our policy to assist those who support the Salmon Festival plus Community Charities.  For our policy on use of Salmon Festival assets please go to our Equipment Loan Out Application

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

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

If you are interested in being a part of the Salmon Festival or you have suggestions please send us an e-mail at salmonfest@connected.bc.ca

Lumberjacks

The Campbell River Salmon Festival’s 2011, 2012 & 2014
Logging Sports Competitions were filmed by the
Lumberjack Company and 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 in the Netherlands.

For photos of their competitions check out our photo gallery

2015  SALMON FESTIVAL SOCIETY EVENTS

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

48th ANNUAL SALMON FESTIVAL

AUGUST 7, 8 & 9   NUNNS CREEK PARK     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 the largest in Canada for prize money and number of events.   This years show will offer 2 World Championship and 7 Canadian Championships, along with other Open, Intermediate, Novice, ladies Youth and Teen events. International and local loggers will be competing for part of the proposed $35,450.00 prize package and maybe set a Canadian or World record.

Along with our regular competitions is a 4 person, 4 event “Best In The Bush” relay which is for local company competitors only and a 3 person 3 event Media Challenge for the local media.  These fun events 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 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.  We are also planning some cooking competitions and demonstrations on how to prepare and cook salmon and some other varieties of seafoods native to the area at our “Salmon Festival Seafood Showdown” event.  Details will be available once the plans are finalized for 2015

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 evening wander over to the OUTDOOR STAGE.  Here we have some under cover bleachers to shade you from the elements, plus a covered area with tables and chairs where you can sit and enjoy a meal while listening to the music.  For Saturday evening we will be presenting a new event – PWA Wrestling.  For evening entertainment and wrestling line up, click on Stage Entertainment

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 2015
PROPOSED SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

FRIDAY AUGUST 7 – 5PM TO 10PM
Logger Sports – Locals only Best in the Bush Competition Logger Sports – Locals only
Media ChallengeLogger Sports – Youth (8-11) & teen (12-15) Competitions
Seafood Showdown (Cooking Competition and Demonstrations)
FREE Children’s Rides and Activities for ages 18 & under
Outdoor Stage Entertainment
Community Corner, Trade Show & other Booths
Food & Beverages

SATURDAY AUGUST 8 – 10AM TO 10PM
Logger Sports Novice & Intermediate Competitions
FREE Children’s Rides and Activities for ages 18 & under
Seafood Showdown (Cooking Competition and Demonstrations)
Outdoor Stage Entertainment
Go Dog Go (canine demonstrations and information)
Community Corner, Trade Show & other Booths
Food & Beverages

SUNDAY AUGUST 9 – 10AM TO 5PM
Logger Sports Open & Ladies Competitions
Seafood Showdown (Cooking Competition and Demonstrations)
FREE Children’s and Activities for ages 18 & under
Go Dog Go (canine demonstrations and information)
Community Corner, Trade Show & other Booths
Food & Beverages


OTHER 2015  NUNNS CREEK PARK EVENTS

MINOR BASEBALL GAMES & TOURNAMENTS
APRIL THROUGH JULY

CAMPBELL RIVER DOG FANCIERS
ANNUAL DOG SHOW  JULY 31 TO AUGUST 3
For more information go to http://www.campbellriverdogfanciers.com


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

Our 2013 and 2014 sponsors are shown on either side without them, our Logger Sports, Children’s Events and Entertainment would not exist and we would not be able to support many other community functions. Please support our Sponsors


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:

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


Salmon Festival’s Giving back program

Because of our grants and community support the Salmon Festival was able to assist 42 other community groups in 2014 through the FREE use of our assets and volunteer help with set-up and tear down of their event.  The savings to those charitable groups exceeds $30,045.00 which helped their charitable cause


Newspaper advertising provided by Courier Islander & C.R. Mirror
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 by WALCO Industries 250-286-3663
Festival truck repairs & maintenance by Gord Knight Ventures, OK Tire Stores & BD Automotive
Food products for volunteers, competitions & logger hospitality by Quality Foods, Save On Foods and Thrifty Foods
On Site security by C.R. Search & Rescue & Safety Net Security
Logging Sports timers by Mountainaire Avian Rescue

Campbell River Tourist Info: www.visitorcentre.ca