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WELCOME TO THE CAMPBELL RIVER SALMON FESTIVAL WEB SITE

 

2014 SPONSORS

Campbell River &

Mid Island Operations

Canadian Logger Sports Association

 
 
 

Campbell River & Courtenay

Coast Mountain Industries

Waddington Logging

Sun Coast Logging &

Cypress Creek Logging

 
 
Western Equipment
Columbia Ice
Bendickson Contractors
Gord Knight Ventures
Raven Forest Products
Barton Insurance Brokers
CRES Napa Auto Parts
Walkers Saw Shop
E. Oakley & Company
Pacific Salmon Foundation
Terry's Power Equipment
Advanced Marine Power
B D Automotive Courtenay
Capacity Forest Management

Museum at Campbell River

North Island  Co-Op Gas Bar

North Island Communications

FOE 3097  Ladies Auxillary

Black Creek Farm & Feed
Fine-Line Awning & Marine
Road Runner Auto Glass
Berry & Vale Contracting
Try Max Transport
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For a quick overview of the Festival please scroll down.

For details of each event click on the links above

or at the end of each event description below.

 

Loan out of Equipment

 

Because of the generous support from our Community it is our policy to

assist those who support the Salmon Festival plus Community Charities

For our policy on use of the Salmon Festival assets please go to our

 Equipment Loan Out Application

 

You can also follow us on facebook at

https://www.facebook.com/#!/CampbellRiverSalmonFestivalSociety

 

For short video about C.R. Salmon Festival Click here

 

If you are interested in being a part of the Salmon Festival or you have

suggestions please send us an e-mail at salmonfest@connected.bc.ca

 

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 Our 2014 Logging Sports Competitions was 

filmed by The Lumberjack Company for

TSN1, TSN2, TSN3, TSN4 & TSN5

 

TSN 1 - Dec 11 - 11AM, Dec 17 - 11:30AM

TSN 2 - Dec 12 - 4:30PM, Dec 16 - 8PM, Dec 17 - 5PM

TSN 3 - Dec 15 - 10:00 AM

Please check your local schedule as these are tentative

 

 

The Campbell River Salmon Festival's 2011, 2012 & 2014

Logging Sports Competitions are available on YouTube.

 

For our 2014 show click the links below

2014 Campbell River, B.C. Part 1

2014 Campbell River, B.C. Part 2 (TBA)

2014 Campbell River, B.C. Part 3 (TBA)

 

For our 2012 show click the links below

2012 Campbell River, B.C. Part 1

2012 Campbell River, B.C. Part 2

2012 Campbell River, B.C. Part 3

 

For our 2011 show click the links below

2011 Campbell River, BC Part 1

2011 Campbell River, BC Part 2

2011 Campbell River, BC Part 3

 

Dutch TV reality show

Ruben vs. Geraldine

In this television show, two TV-presenters, Ruben Nicolai and Geraldine Kemper

 compete against each other in various events and Western Canada was chosen

as the location to shoot their 10th season episode.  One of their challenges was

Logging Sports events and Campbell River, during the Salmon Festival

Logging Sports, was selected as the site for this challenge.

 

The events these two competed in were Log Rolling, Choker Race,

Single hand bucking (old style hand bucking saw), Axe Throwing and

Power Saw Bucking.  For photos of their competitions

check out our photo gallery

 

The episode is scheduled to air in December in the Netherlands.

 

 

2015  SALMON FESTIVAL SOCIETY EVENTS

 

CANADA DAY CELEBRATION

Campbell River Salmon Festival is part of the Campbell River Canada Day Committee

(Community groups, businesses and citizens) to bring you the Canada Day Celebration.

The role of the Salmon festival is to help with the planning of the events, provide some

financial aid, free use of our assets and assist with the set-up and take down of the event.

 

For a complete Canada Day schedule go to

www.crcanadaday.com

 

48th ANNUAL SALMON FESTIVAL  

AUGUST 7, 8 & 9    

NUNNS CREEK PARK     CAMPBELL RIVER

Daily admission is $5.00 per person.  

Children 2 years and under are free.   

NOTE: Admission for 18 and under INCLUDES FREE 

Rides, Bouncers, Climbing Wall and Face Painting

 

The prime industries of Northern Vancouver Island are

Forestry and Fishing and our Festival is a tribute to them

 

 

The "Logger Sports" event (our heritage sport) depicts the past and present logging practices through entertaining competitions between loggers and is presently the largest in Canada for prize money and number of events.   This years show will offer 2 World Championship and 7 Canadian Championships, along with other Open, Intermediate, Novice, ladies Youth and Teen events. International and local loggers will be competing for part of the proposed $35,450.00 prize package and maybe set a Canadian or World record.

Along with our regular competitions is a 4 person, 4 event "Best In The Bush" relay which is for local company competitors only and a 3 person 3 event Media Challenge for the local media.  These fun events determines which company can display the trophy and have the bragging rights for the year as having the best Logging Sports employees.  The competitors also receive cash prizes for their achievements.

For details click on Logger Sports

In keeping with our name, Salmon Festival, we will have a Salmon Barbeque where festival goers can enjoy a delicious salmon lunch or supper.  We are also planning some cooking competitions and demonstrations on how to prepare and cook salmon and some other varieties of seafoods native to the area at our Seafood Cook-Off event.

Details will be available once the plans are finalized for 2015

For the children Salmon Festival provides special areas with events tailored for the enjoyment of all ages.  At the children's area, "Thrifty Foods Kids Zone", the young ones can enjoy a wide variety of  FREE  rides and events  

 

For details check on Children's Events

 

For those who would like to relax and enjoy the talents of our local musicians on Friday evening wander over to the OUTDOOR STAGE.  Here we have some under cover bleachers to shade you from the elements, plus a covered area with tables and chairs where you can sit and enjoy a meal while listening to the music.  For Saturday evening we will be presenting a new event - PWA Wrestling

 

For evening entertainment and wrestling line up, click on Stage Entertainment

While taking in the many events offered at the Festival, check out what the local community groups and businesses in Campbell River have to offer at the Community Corner and Trade Show booths,  Because the Community Organizations do so much for our City, we provide a space free of charge where they can put up a booth to say who they are and what they do for their community or sell their raffle tickets or items for their charitable endeavors.

If you get hungry or thirsty we have a good selection for Food Booths and a Beverage Garden.  For a list of onsite booths click on Onsite Booths

 

SALMON FESTIVAL 2015

PROPOSED SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

FRIDAY AUGUST 7 - 5PM TO 10PM

Logger Sports - Locals only Best in the Bush Competition

Logger Sports - Locals only Media Challenge

Logger Sports - Youth (8-11) & teen (12-15) Competitions

Seafood Cook-Off

FREE Children's Events

Outdoor Stage Entertainment

Community Corner, Trade Show & other Booths

Food & Beverages

SATURDAY AUGUST 8 - 10AM TO 10PM

Logger Sports Novice & Intermediate Competitions

FREE Children's Events

Seafood Cook-Off

Outdoor Stage Entertainment

Community Corner, Trade Show & other Booths

Food & Beverages

 

SUNDAY AUGUST 9 - 10AM TO 5PM

 

Logger Sports Open & Ladies Competitions

Seafood Cook-Off

FREE Children's Events

Community Corner, Trade Show & other Booths

Food & Beverages

 

 

 

OTHER 2013  NUNNS CREEK PARK EVENTS 

MINOR BASEBALL GAMES & TOURNAMENTS  
APRIL THROUGH JULY

CAMPBELL RIVER DOG FANCIERS
ANNUAL DOG SHOW  AUGUST 2 - 4
 

For more information go to http://www.campbellriverdogfanciers.com

 


 

The most important source of funding is our

Corporate, Business and Community sponsors

Our 2013 and 2014 sponsors are shown on either side

 

 Without them, our Logger Sports, Children's Events

and Entertainment would not exist and we would not be able

to support many other community functions.

 

Please support our Sponsors


 

A major source of income for the

Festival is Gaming Funds from the

B. C. Lotteries & Gaming

THESE FUNDS ARE USED FOR THE FOLLOWING PROJECTS

  •  CANADA'S LARGEST WORLD CLASS LOGGER SPORTS

  • FREE CHILDREN'S ACTIVITIES

  • OUTDOOR STAGE ENTERTAINMENT BY LOCAL MUSICIANS

THE CAMPBELL RIVER SALMON FESTIVAL SOCIETY THANKS THE

FOLLOWING WHO MAKE IT POSSIBLE TO RECEIVE GAMING FUNDS

 

FIRST AND FOREMOST: THE  PLAYERSWITHOUT YOU,

THERE WOULD BE NO GAMING FUNDS TO SUPPORT OUR PROJECTS.

 B.C. GAMING POLICY AND ENFORCEMENT BRANCH

 CHANCES CAMPBELL RIVER MANAGEMENT AND STAFF

 CAMPBELL RIVER GAMING ASSOCIATION

 

KNOW YOUR LIMIT, PLAY WITHIN IT


Another major source of funding

is a Grant in Aid from the

City of Campbell River

 

This grant provides funds for the Canada Day and

Annual Salmon Festival Celebrations and

allows the Children's Events to be FREE at the

Salmon Festival to everyone 18 and under


 

Because of our grants and community support the Salmon Festival was able to assist 38 other community groups in 2013 through the FREE use of our assets and volunteer help with set-up and tear down of their event.

The savings to those charitable groups exceeds

$29,000.00 which helped their charitable cause

 


 

Newspaper advertising provided by Courier Islander & C.R. Mirror

Radio advertising provided by Eagle Radio & Vista Radio

Computer technical support provided by JaiDak Computers 250-339-7185

Web support provided by Pacific web Sites 250-339-2687

Sanitation by WALCO Industries 250-286-3663

Festival truck repairs & maintenance by Gord Knight Ventures,

OK Tire Stores & BD Automotive

Food products for volunteers, competitions & logger hospitality by

Quality Foods, Save On Foods and Thrifty Foods

On Site security by C.R. Search & Rescue & Safety Net Security

Logging Sports timers by Mountainaire Avian Rescue

 

Campbell River Tourist Info: www.visitorcentre.ca

 

 

2014 SPONSORS
 
 

 

BLUE THUNDER CONTRACTING

 

C.R. Boatland

 

STRATHCONA FALLING 

 

THIBAULT LOGGING

 
 
Pacific Web Sites

Safety Net Security

A-1 Radiators
Torbram Electric Supply
Ocean Pacific Marine
Seymour Services
Northern Ropes
JR Contracting
Ironwood storage
Hilcam Trophies
JaiDak Computers
Quinsam Hotel

Dick's Fish & Chips

Strathcona Toyota
Emcon Services
Upland Ready Mix

Discovery Launch

Water Taxi Service

Feller Financial
Jiffy Lube