Join us and make drums as well as headbands and paper fish that you can wear for a Salmon Dance.
Saturday, September 15
Skwah First Nation Community Hall: 625 Wellington Ave, Chilliwack
Arts Build 11am – 2pm
Join the Right To Food Zine Family and make a salmon hat you can wear in the upcoming Wild Salmon Caravan September 22nd – 29th
Wednesday, September 12
Enjoy a Free Community Meal @
DTES Neighbourhood House 573 e. Hastings
Unceded Coast Salish Land & Waters
Dinner served at 5-6pm
Arts Build 6-9pm
All materials provided. Spots are limited so arrive early to register/reserve your spot.
A Free Evening Of Short Films With Local Filmmakers + Guest Speakers.
Sunday June 17, 2018| 7:30pm – 9:30pm
VIFF Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour Street, Vancouver BC
Fish Farm by Lindsey Mae Willie
Indigenous Plant Diva by Kamala Todd
“spiritual land claim” by Dorothy Christian
A Poetic Call To Action by Andrea Cessna
Honouring Our Matriarchs by The Wild Salmon Caravan Media Team
Come make art, banners & salmon sticks for:
Annual Gathering Festival Solstice Parade, Thursday, June 21, 2018.
Wild Salmon Caravan Parade, Saturday, September 22, 2018.
June 2nd, 9th & 16th from 2-5pm.
The Gathering Place, 609 Helmcken Street, Vancouver BC.
Planning for the 4th Annual Wild Salmon Caravan is well underway. Help us nurture the creative life-giving energy that wild salmon have inspired through the ages. Calling all artists, organizations and diverse cultural groups to plan and host arts-build workshops. Create parade floats, regalia, costumes, banners and/or organize visual or performing arts events in the time leading up to our annual Caravan. We will be hosting Mardi Gras style parades and sacred ceremonies Sept. 22-29 in Vancouver, Chase and other communities along the route of the salmon to the Adams River.
Everybody belongs to The Carnival Band, so come paint costumes for the Wild Salmon Caravan. We’ll supply paint & shirts, but feel free to bring clothes too.
At the Britannia Rink Activity Room
Sunday, September 24, 2017 | 2pm – 5pm
Come create art for the Wild Salmon Caravan (WSC). All artistic abilities are warmly welcome! Materials provided. This is a FREE family friendly event!!!! Make felt/plaster masks, costumes, banners, bubbles, friends, chalk art, all the creative things! +++ POTLUCK dinner!!
What is your salmon story?!!!
Through storytelling and artistic creation, EVERYONE (yes you!) is invited to share their salmon story, and prepare for the fun, fierce and fabulous parade that is the WSC (https://www.facebook.com/wildsalmoncaravan/). For those with deep ancestral bonds to the Salmon, this is an opportunity to celebrate that connection; for others newer to these shores, to inspire connection to these sacred creatures. This is the LAST art build at the Main Artery before the Caravan in October! Come make your mark, share stories, songs and sillyness. Everyone is invited to bring a dish to share for our potluck.
September 17th 2017, 4-8pm.
6423 Main Street
The Wild Salmon Caravan is a grassroots celebration of the spirit of wild salmon that spans Coast Salish territory (Stó:lõ, Vancouver, Fraser Valley), the Interior Salish (Nlaka’pamux, St’at’imc, Secwepemc/Kamloops, Adams Lake/Chase), Dakelh, Tsilqot’in, and northern communities. The WSC is all inclusive, mobilizing people of all cultures through the expression of arts and culture. It aims to bring together the Rainbow Nation (people of all creeds and cultures) to educate, inform, and transform the darkness surrounding the industrial storm that is endangering wild salmon. It strives to balance out imbalances in privilege and power – strengthening Indigenous voices, vision and leadership. The Wild Salmon Caravan works towards Truth and Reconciliation by building trust in cross cultural relationships. Following the grassroots leadership of the Working Group on Indigenous Food Sovereignty (WGIFS), and the Salish Council of Matriarchs, the Wild Salmon Caravan is an experience of transcendence out of the old structures and adversarial ways of Indigenous and non-Indigenous relations.
The Main Artery, established in 2005, is a collective of creative types who share a home on the Unceded ancestral territory of the Coast Salish people including the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and Səl̓ílwətaʔ (Tsleil-Waututh), also known as South Vancouver. We are very excited to be hosting this event and getting to meet you all! EVERYONE (including/especially LGBTQ2S+) is invited to create, participate and celebrate the Wild Salmon. This event is sponsored by small neighbourhood grants and the Vancouver Foundation.
The event takes place right in front of the Main Artery on main street and on the second floor of the collective. There are wheelchair accessible bathrooms available at Roots Café on 49th and Main until their closing time at 5pm. There are also accessible bathrooms at Sunset Community Center on 51st and Main .
Poster created by Murray Bush
Create salmon and water wind puppets for the Wild Salmon Caravan parade with Salmon Arm artist, Rebecca Shepherd!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 250-679-8421.