The River Never Sleeps Festival 2017

The River Never Sleeps Festival was an amazing celebration of the vibrant living ecosystem we share in. Our 10th Festival was held on May 7th 2017.

Over 57 persons contributed to the educational opportunities of the community booths. From streamkeepers, salmonid enhancement groups to the environment, First Aid and boating safety, we had a wide range and enthusiastic group of participants.

29 volunteers from Fanny Bay Salmonid Enhancement worked to bring a spectacular festival together that was attended by over 500 persons!

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The festival begins with the scenic trail into the hatchery:
The Long trail in to the Festival

The Parking Crew make sure everyone is parked, and safe and ready for fun!
The parking crew
Greeters help orient, pass on hints and directions
The welcome Tent
More of the welcome tent
Booths of Educational Fun await!
booths of education and fun
Great places to discover and socialize
Booths to discover
Educational Booths came from many community partners and Marine volunteer groups
Tsolum River Restoration
Oyster River
Qualicum Hatchery
marine volunteers
Did we mention - Great Food?!
delicious food
The ever popular Hatchery Tours are always a hit!
hatchery tours
Including Fish Displays
Fish Display
Live Interaction with Salmon and our environment, a great family education
live contact
We all learn about the salmon and the river!
teaching salmon
Release of the Smolt into the River is another one of the Highlights of the Festival for all ages!
realse smolt
smolt release
A great day for discoveries and making environmental education fun
salmon colouring
discovering facts
volunteers teaching
discovering the ecosystem
toys for teaching
art as learning
different ways of message making
Face Painting!
face painting
Fun for the whole family!
fun for the whole family
Topped off with delicious food prepared superbly!
More great food
and more great food


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