Thursday, May 26, 2016

Skeena Watershed to host free Invisible Migration event at North Pacific

The weekend ahead is one of celebration of the Salmon, with Prince Rupert's Salmonfest set for Saturday at the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre (more on that event tomorrow on the blog) and while preparations for the Saturday event continue, another event has been announced to highlight the importance of salmon to the region is set for Friday at the North Pacific Cannery Historical site.

The 2nd Annual  Invisible Migration celebration will take place at the Port Edward Historical site, with free boat tours of the Skeena Estuary, tours of the Cannery museum as well as Special Guest speakers all part of the program which starts at 3 PM.

A free dinner is also part of the Friday event, presented by the Kaien Island Elders.  Door prizes will also be part of the 5 PM dinner presentation.

The life cycle of Salmon is the focus of a
Friday event based out of the North Pacific
Cannery Historical Site

Organized by the Skeena Watershed Conservation coalition, Hereditary Chiefs, Elders and community members are part program for the day, designed to pay honour to the migration of smolt as they reach the Skeena estuary as part of the life cycle of the salmon.

A short animated video from last year highlights what the Invisible Migration.

Friday's celebration in Port Edward is the third event of the month hosted by the Skeena Watershed Coalition, with previous celebrations taking place at the Ksan Historical Village in Hazelton and at Lake Babine .

For more background on the Friday event see this notice from the SWC website.

More items related to Community events on the North Coast can be found on our archive page.

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