Pink Salmon Festival 2011

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The Pacific Salmon Foundation will be showing off pink salmon this Sunday in Kitsilano with free samples all afternoon.

It will be cooked up by a team led by Chef Robert Clark of C Restaurant and barbecued by Rockin’ Ronnie Shewchuk.

The event will also include live music, activities for the kids, and kiosks from BC Hydro, Port Metro Vancouver, Stream of Dreams Society, Organic Ocean, and more.

The Pink Salmon Festival aims to promote pink salmon as a more sustainable seafood choice — more sustainable because of its abundance.

“The idea behind the festival is simple,” says Brian Riddell, president and CEO of the Pacific Salmon Foundation. “We want to show how wonderful it is to eat. We want to raise public awareness and had our first festival two years ago. We have definitely seen an increase in interest and commercial companies trying to market the pinks in different ways and we see them in restaurants.” [Vancouver Sun]

You can check out the free festival Sunday, August 28, 2011 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm at Hadden Park on Kits Point (1905 Ogden Avenue at Cypress) near the Maritime Museum.

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