Members of FINN (Friends in need now) practice their steps inside a giant

Salmon daze!

Sointula celebrates with annual Salmon Days festival.

SOINTULA—With music, food, games — and, of course, a giant salmon — Malcolm Islanders celebrated their annual Salmon Days festival last weekend.

Most of the action took place Saturday, starting with the traditional parade along First Street. Revelers then moved up to the local ball field, which was filled with vendor tables, and entertainment stage, beer garden and dunk tank.

Performers included Duncan’s Masimba Marimba, who brought the sound of Africa with a unique, six-piece collection of marimbas in varying sizes. Several local musicians also performed, including transplanted local blues legend David Essig.

Kids were treated to activities including craft painting and gold panning, while the “Sea Dogs” barbecued salmon on traditional cedar racks over a long, open-pit fire for the evening dinner.

Following Saturday night’s dance, the weekend wrapped up with the popular pancake breakfast Sunday morning.

See this week’s Gazette for a selection of images captured in Sointula …

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

North Island Rising: Port McNeill council needs to step up their game

“the ‘newbie’ label has long worn off and it is time for some to step up their game.”

Port Hardy RCMP still looking for suspect in liquor store break and enter theft

The theft happened around midnight back on Jan. 28, 2020.

‘Spacecapades’ Ice Carnival is coming to the Chilton Regional Arena in Port McNeill

‘Spacecapades’ will feature 18 different acts and an intermission in the middle of the show.

Bradshaw’s Photo Highlight: Otters in the water

“It seemed as though the older otters were more willing to be photographed”

Bantams win first game of playoff finals against Thunderbirds

“The team would appreciate a big show of support”

Two law enforcement trucks ‘deliberately’ set on fire in northern B.C., RCMP say

Police say they have video evidence of a person in the area of the truck fires

B.C. mother, daughter return home after coronavirus quarantine in Asia

Jensine Morabito and her daughter were on Holland America’s Westerdam but did not catch the virus

Leap Year means we get an extra day in February, so how are you spending it?

People online have a number of suggestions and plans on how they will be spending Saturday

Greta sticker that drew outrage in Alberta not child pornography: RCMP

X-Site Energy Services has denied having anything to do with the stickers

Bald eagle hit by train in northern B.C. has a chance of survival

The raptor has been taken to OWL in the Lower Mainland for recovery

Cheslatta Carrier Nation and Rio Tinto sign a historic agreement

Co-operation crucial to stem dropping Nechako Reservoir level

Hundreds of B.C. firefighters ‘climb the wall’ for BC Lung Association

The charity fundraiser saw participants climbing up 48 storeys

Stories of sexual assault at B.C. tree planting camps ‘shocking but not surprising:’ advocate

Contractors’ association is working with trainers to create respectful culture

Most Read