Wind Puppet Parade Art Workshop 

Create salmon and water wind puppets for the Wild Salmon Caravan parade with Salmon Arm artist, Rebecca Shepherd!

Golden Ears Farm

5848 VLA Road, Chase, British Columbia V0E1M1

Two times:
10 AM – noon OR
1:30 – 3:30 PM

Free and all materials provided.

Pre-registration is needed by September 10, so that Rebecca has time to gather enough materials. Email or phone 250-679-8421.

Help Build A Medicine Wheel Garden @ Trout Lake!

This event takes place on unceded and occupied Coast Salish territory, specifically that of the Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), and mi ce:p kʷətxʷiləm (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

In celebration of Wild Salmon and Indigenous Food Sovereignty come join the Cedar Cottage Food Network in creating a medicine wheel garden in Trout Lake Park. This garden will provide space for our urban communities to access traditional medicine plants of the Coast Salish Peoples, while also creating a space of sanctuary and healing. On Sept 24 we will be working together to build the garden, plant the medicines and celebrate the healing powers of the elements.

This event will include a potluck, so please feel free to bring a dish to share!!

Come for the whole day or drop by for a visit. Tools are provided

Accessibility notes: The Trout Lake Community Centre is within a short walking distance and includes wheel chair accessible and gender neutral washrooms. All pathways are wheel chair accessible and terrain is level. There will be some heavy lifting and tough work, but all bodies are welcome to participate in any way they can.

Many thanks to the Trout Lake Community Centre for all their support in making this project happen.


Wild Salmon Caravan Is Back For 2017!!!

Hey everyone!

We are BACK for 2017 and have a lot of work to do.

Here’s some calls to action!

The Working Group on Indigenous Food Sovereignty and community planning teams for the Wild Salmon Caravan are calling on food system networks, artists, health hubs, and environmental groups to self organize on the following items:

  • Self-organize community participation in the WSC Mardi Gras style parades and events (see travel itinerary for times and dates of community events).
  • Host arts build workshops and create banners, costumes, regalia, and floats for a WSC parade coming soon to a community near you.
  • Share the save the date and arts build posters widely on social media:
    October 7th-12th, 2017 – Vancouver to Adams River
  • Follow and use the #WildSalmonCaravan2017 hashtag and tag @wildsalmoncaravan on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.
  • Follow our blog. Look for follow button to your right.
  • Create and upload short video clips to our Facebook page to tell others why the wild salmon are important to you. What’s YOUR salmon story?
  • Volunteer for planning team for logistics and hosting of parades.
  • Inquire about cash donations. (use contact form)
  • Donate food for feasts – contact a  regional planning team near you in either of the following communities. (also use contact form)

We will be looking for community planning teams in the following centres:
Vancouver, Chilliwack, Merritt, Kamloops or Chase. Stay tuned for volunteer information and regional planning team gathering.

Stay tuned on our Calls To Action page for more details coming up!

If you have any questions or concerns…get to us through our new Contact Us page.

WSC at BCFSN Gathering 2017

Well that sure is a mouthful isn’t it?
For those that don’t know the acronyms, the Wild Salmon Caravan was honoured to present at the BC Food Systems Network Gathering 2017 held at UBC Farms on unceded Musqueam Territory.

The gathering kicked off with a traditional welcoming by Jeri Sparrow and consisted of three days of conversations around the food systems in British Columbia.

Wild Salmon Caravan delivered a presentation entitled “Mobilizing Support For Indigenous Sovereignty Through The Wild Salmon Caravan” along side an arts build. Many great connections were made as well as an ideation session with 9 members of different food systems organizations from around B.C.

Below are some photos of the process and final product.

We started with a conversation around ‘what wild salmon means to us’. Ronnie kept notes of key concepts, values and understandings in a word cloud.


This data was then transferred from paper to software and created into a graphic declaration and promotional material for Wild Salmon Caravan.


Thanks to the BC Food Systems Network for having us out and thanks for your work.

What does salmon mean to you?

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