Sointula throws Salmon Days party

The best that Malcolm Island has to offer will be on full display this weekend as the annual Sointula Salmon Days celebration returns.

SOINTULA—The best that Malcolm Island has to offer will be on full display this weekend as the annual Sointula Salmon Days celebration returns with food, fun and entertainment.

Salmon Days is anchored by Saturday’s parade, vendor market and entertainment stage, salmon barbecue and dance, but there are plenty of activities for visitors and locals alike throughout the weekend.

The event kicks off Friday at 8 p.m. at the Whale’s Rub Pub, with music, snacks and a “Salmon Days of Old” slideshow of past highlights.

Saturday’s fun begins with the parade, beginning at 11:30 a.m. and running through downtown. The action then moves to the community ball field and rec area for food and merchandise vendors, games, Lion’s Club auction, dunk tank and more. The veteran “Sea Dogs” will barbecue salmon in a huge open-pit traditional style, while recently transplanted singer-songwriter Richelle Andre will headline on the entertainment stage.

Saturday evening, the Salmon Days dance begins at the F.O. Hall at 9 p.m. with hits spun by DJ Don Tessier of Odyssey Sound. Tickets are $15 and must be purchased in advance. Tickets are currently on sale at Sointula’s Canada Post office, and will be made available for sale at 1 p.m. Saturday at the ball field.

Sunday will be given over to a Main Street party from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., with breakfasts available from the Sointula Bakery and from Deb’s Deli, and music provided by Backbone Road.

Throughout the weekend guests may take in tours of local artists’ studios, and museum tours are offered from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

A reminder from your hosts: please be sure to bring sufficient cash; it may be in short supply now that Malcolm Island is without a bank.

For more information, visit the event website at www.sointulasalmondays.com or call Myrna Williams at 250-973-6985.