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Shuswap's Salute to the Sockeye celebration wraps up this weekend

Salute to sockeye wraps up

This is the last weekend left to take in the Salute to the Sockeye celebration at the Adams River salmon run in the Shuswap.

The festive event, which is held every dominant year of the run, wraps up Sunday.

Held at Tsútswecw Provincial Park (formerly Roderick Haig-Brown park), the event is organized by the Adams River Salmon Society and features information on the salmon's epic journey from ocean to spawning grounds, as well as food trucks, artisans, and Indigenous presentations on the significance of the salmon to local First Nations culture.

Gates are open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

An interpretive cabin features storyboards of the life cycle of the salmon, touch-screen computers with interactive activities and information, a life-sized spawning salmon display, and volunteers also offer interpretive walkabouts.

The province, in collaboration with Little Shuswap Lake Band, is working to maintain the area's natural and cultural integrity for future generations' use and enjoyment.

Every four years, Fraser River sockeye tend to return in greater abundance, and the late summer run typically makes up 60% of total returns.

This year’s pre-season forecast for all Fraser River sockeye was 9.8 million.

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