Successful salmon celebration

It was a day of celebration and education for the salmon in the Shuswap.

Ralph McBryan tells a story Saturday during the Summer Salmon Festival at Roderick Haig-Brown Park.

Ralph McBryan tells a story Saturday during the Summer Salmon Festival at Roderick Haig-Brown Park.

It was a day of celebration and education for the salmon in the Shuswap.

The sun was shining Saturday in Roderick Haig-Brown Park when the Second Annual Summer Salmon Festival kicked off.

The event,  hosted by the Adams River Salmon Society, was once again, a great success.

Riders of all ages took part in the bicycle parade, donning creative costumes inspired by the local environment and fictional literary characters.

The creativity of these participants was not overlooked, as many were rewarded with prizes generously donated by local businesses.

The entertainment continued throughout the day and included some captivating storytelling by Ralph McBryan, who shared the tales of Coyote and Buffalo.

Later, the children were given the chance to sharpen their crayons and let their creative juices flow during a friendly colouring contest.

The event captured the images of some of the park’s local wildlife.

Activities concluded with an informative demonstration of fly fishing by Cameron Coates, who is a passionate, young fly fisherman.

Salmon society members expressed their thanks to everyone who attended, noting they are already looking ahead to planning the 2014 festival.