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AMBLESIDE PARK WEST VANCOUVER

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ODDS

Sunday, September 10, 2017 11AM-6PM

Famous Salmon BBQ, live music, Coho Swim, Coho Run, Kids’ Park, Squamish Nation Village, Tug-of-War and Stewardship Zone – with hands-on activities, and so much more!

Main Stage Presented by

Food Garden Presented by

Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw Squamish Nation

Journey into a world of salmon, forests, rivers and human communities. Sustaining healthy rivers in urban settings requires commitment. The Coho Festival is a celebration of community effort and support to keep this ecosystem flourishing.

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AMBLESIDE PARK

FESTIVAL 2017

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WELCOME TO THE 38TH ANNUAL

Coho Festival

The Coho Society of the North Shore is in its fourth decade of raising public awareness of current and potential threats to local waterways and fisheries and helping to resolve these issues through protecting, enhancing and restoring salmonid habitats. The festival is the main fundraiser to be able to support these efforts. This year we are very excited to announce that the ODDS will be performing on our main stage. From the Coho Swim, Run, Kids Park and to the famous Salmon BBQ, there’s something for everyone. This year’s BBQ features Coho salmon, corn-onthe cob and salad greens all provided by Save-On-Foods. Again this year, the Squamish Nation Canoe Family will give their traditional “Blessing of the Salmon” at the Opening Ceremonies, and at the Village, Nation Ambassadors will share stories. The Squamish Nation have donated a beautiful small, wood totem pole carved by Ted Baker so make sure you buy your draw ticket! The Kids Park will be as fun as ever with a climbing wall, table tennis, bouncy castles, a Sand Art Party and lots of hands on FREE things to do. A new activity is the Bike Safety Rodeo Course. Bring your own bike or borrow one on hand. Kids will be encouraged to participate with Vanleena

dancers and/or Champion martial arts. Oh and there’s popcorn, cotton candy and ice cream to enjoy! The Stewardship Zone has more than 30 exhibitors eager to share their knowledge and expertise on how you can be Stewards for our environment. Look for ‘Tent Talks’ located at the back of the Stewardship Zone. Don’t miss our Tug-Of-War competition between esteemed members of our emergency responders (fire, police etc) they will need your cheers to help them win the coveted trophy.

Larry Carlsen, Coho Society of the North Shore President, and Sherry Parrott, Coho Festival Chair welcome you to the annual Coho Festival.

The Coho Festival is a Zero Waste Event, so please take home what you bring and deposit all used items in the appropriate bins at one of the recycling stations. In keeping with the focus on helping our environment – we ask that you walk, ride your bike or take transit. You can lock your bike up in the special area near the BBQ tickets area (see map on page 22). We have coffee for sale again and we are also selling special souvenir Coho Society cups – but feel free to bring your own cup to this zero-waste event!

Check the map and schedules on the next few pages so you will not miss any of the fabulous activities and all-day entertainment we have to offer. We hope to see you at Ambleside Park on Sunday September 10.

The main goal of the Coho Festival is to raise funds and create awareness for various North Shore stewardship groups that assist in protecting and sustaining our salmon.

Sherry Parrott Coho Festival Chair on behalf of the 2017 Coho Festival Committee

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Free Bike Lock up

Coho

AMBLESIDE PARK

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No Vehicles Beyond This Point FIRE

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Festival 2017 Site Map

POLICE

squamish nation village

Volunteer Check-In

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BBQ Main Stage

Stewardship Zone

Coho Runners Breakfast & Medal Presentations

12:00 - 12:50pm

Viper Central – Blue Grass

1:00 - 1:45pm

Opening Ceremonies Opening message emcee Pam Bentley (Co-op Radio) Welcoming Speech by Squamish Nation leader and the traditional “Blessing of the Salmon” ceremony.

Come to the beach at 12:30 where the competitions will commence! It will be test of skill, a test of strength or a test of who can cheer on the loudest! Come down to the beach and support your favourite team.

2:00 - 2:45pm

Four on The Floor – playing a mix of Pop, Rock, and Top 40 hits.

Competitions start at 12:30pm

3:00 – 4:00pm

Taylor James – performs her rock, blues and alternative folk.

Here are the teams:

4:00 – 4:30pm

Gary Comeau & Jerry Cook – The Mardi Gras Minstrels

4:30 - 6:00pm

The ODDS - Come out to enjoy one of Canada’s favourite, power-pop legend bands performing LIVE! What could be better than a dinner salmon BBQ with a beverage in the Save On Foods Garden while overlooking the waterfront at Ambleside Park in West Vancouver - all while listening to the rocking tunes from The ODDS!

• North Vancouver Police Department • West Vancouver Fire Department • West Vancouver Police Department • West Vancouver School District #45

6:00pm

Coho

Kids Park

Kids Park Stage Kids Park Tickets $

Alcohol Pick up

Coho Run Finish Line

Alcohol Tickets $

11:00 - 11:45am

Closing Remarks

COHO KIDS PARK - ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

Garden dining area

Coffee

TUG-OF-WAR

Presented by Neptune Terminals and Western Stevedoring

Pond

Coho

Food Line Up

MAIN STAGE ENTERTAINMENT

Tent Talks Commercial Zone

BBQ & Beverage Tickets $

FESTIVAL 2017

odeo Bike & Skill R

Champions Way of Life Vanleena Dance Studios

12:30pm

Mike Battie – Street Entertainer

1:00pm

Mascot Dance Party

1:30pm

Nitrous Star – Hoopdancer

2:00pm

Champions Way of Life

2:30pm

Nitrous Star – Hoopdancer

3:00pm

Vanleena Dance Studios

Salmon Art donated by Squamish Nation. Artist: Teddy Baker

3:30pm

Gary Comeau & Jerry Cook - The Mardi Gras Mistrels

* ALL PROCEEDS WILL BE DONATED

Come watch Mike Battie entertain the crowd (may even include some fire!!), tap your toes to Gary Comeau & the Mardi Gras Mistrals. Watch for Sylvia the Balloon Lady! We welcome everyone to watch or be mezmerized by the Hoopdance performer ‘Nitrous Star’, energize with Vanleena dancers & Champions Martial Arts Academy demonstrations.

COHO KIDS PARK ACTIVITIES & FUN STUFF!

Run

Coho

Coho

Swim

A big Save On Foods Bouncy Castle, Edge Climbing Wall, Sand Art Party, Henna Art, magic and fire – so much to enjoy! Tickets need to be purchased from Kids Park Ticket booth. But there’s also lots of fun stuff to do FREE! All proceeds go to the Coho Society.

Ambleside Beach

Dining on the beach

Coast Guard Hovercraft

Burrard Inlet

TENT TALKS

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This year’s Coho Festival will be a zero waste event. All products on site will be organic or recyclable, no products used at the festival will be headed to a landfill. We thank Green Chair & Encorp who have helped to make this possible. Be environmentally responsible & come by bike, walk or take public transit. See map for bike lock up area.

PARKING Very limited

parking available on the site.

See us in the Stewardship Zone

12:00pm

“How the Squamish Streamkeepers brought Herring back to Howe Sound and False Creek” Learn about local efforts to bring back herring, a cornerstone of the marine foodweb, including coho salmon. Presented by Dr. Jonn Matsen, Co-chair and herring coordinator, Squamish Streamkeepers Society.

12:30pm

“The B.C. Cetacean Sightings Network – cetaceans, citizen science and you” If you’ve seen the misty blow of a whale or the fin of a dolphin recently, find out why the B.C. Cetacean Sightings Network wants to know! Discover the whales, dolphins, porpoises, and sea turtles that inhabit B.C. waters. Learn how coastal citizens become citizen scientists by participating in marine conservancy and research. Presented by Jessica Torode, Coordinator, B.C. Cetacean Sightings Network.

2:00pm

“Seymour River Rockslide Mitigation Project” Be inspired by local efforts to restore fish passage after the 2014 rockslide blocked the Seymour River. We guarantee it will be a blast! Presented by Shaun Hollingsworth, President, Seymour Salmonid Society, and co-presenter Sasha Gale, Volunteer Co-ordinator, Seymour Salmonid Society.

3:00pm

“Salish Sea Marine Survival Project” In 2013, the Pacific Salmon Foundation launched a landmark effort to help restore Chinook, Coho and Steelhead populations in the Strait of Georgia and Salish Sea. Find out some of the highlights of this research, including the role of seals in the decline of Coho and Chinook, state of the art research into salmon disease, the impacts of harmful algal blooms on juvenile salmon, and novel tagging methods that have shed light on salmon migration and mortality. Presented by Dr. Isobel Pearsall, project co-ordinator for the Salish Sea Marine Survival Project.

ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY EVENT

Site plan courtesy of Bill Chapman Chapman Land Surveying Ltd.

Welcome all to Swá7wi (Ambleside Park)! • A Squamish Nation Story Teller/Ambassador will share Squamish stories showcasing our sacred connection to the salmon, our history and share a Squamish Song. • The Squamish Ocean Canoe Family will be part of the Blessing of the Salmon and will be paddling in if weather permits.

12:00pm

Coho

Tug-of-War

COHO SQUAMISH NATION VILLAGE

11:30am

Learn how to stilt-walk and pogo with the help of the Red Fox Society

Located on the beach. (see map)

CARVING DRAW Take home this beautiful hand crafted art piece.Come by our Village Tent to get your tickets.

TO THE COHO SOCIETY

STEWARDSHIP ZONE The Stewardship Zone will be full of exciting and interactive displays from the following community groups involved with conservation, protection and enhancement of our water and forests and the animals within: • BC Cetacean Sightings Network • BC Salmon Marketing Council • British Pacific Properties • Canadian Parks & Wilderness Society - (CPAWS) • Cheakamus Centre (Outdoor School) • DFO – Adult Salmon Tank Truck • DFO – Ground Fish Display • DFO – Hovercraft (Watch for them on the beach!) • District of North Vancouver - Water Conservation • Friends of Cypress Park • Green Chair Recycling (Encorp Pacific) • Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre • Marine Mammal Rescue Centre • Metro Vancouver Regional Parks • Nature Kids BC • North Shore Black Bear Society • North Shore Fish & Game Club • North Shore Fruit Tree Project • North Shore Safety Council • North Shore Streamkeepers Society • Northwest Wildlife Preservation Society • Old Growth Conservancy Society • Pacific Streamkeeper Federation • Paulene Johnston Outdoor School • Raincoast Conservation Foundation • Saturna Island Marine Research - (SIMRES) • Seacology - Salt Water Touch Tank • Seymour Salmonid Society (Hatchery) • Watershed Watch Salmon Society • West Coast Environmental Law • West Van Nature House Society (Navy Jack) • West Van Shoreline Preservation • West Van Streamkeepers Society


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Coho

AMBLESIDE PARK

FESTIVAL 2017

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Coho Swim 1.5km or 3km

Choose from 1.5 km or 3 km options starting and finishing close to the iconic welcoming totem pole that marks the entrance to the Capilano watershed. Swimmers can register same day on site but are encouraged to pre-register online for a bonus rate at www.cohoswim.com Coho Swim is wetsuit mandatory.

PACKAGE PICK-UP

7:45 - 8:30 AM on the east side of Ambleside Beach

CHECK-IN

7:45 - 8:30 AM at Start Line

RACE START

9:00 AM

AGE GROUPS

All ages, a letter of consent from a guardian is required for minors

1.5/3km Swim

Coho Run 14km

14k Run Finish

This incredible 14 km journey starts from Kitsilano Beach, takes you through Vanier Park along the seawall, then over the Burrard Street Bridge along the English Bay seawall to Second Beach in Stanley Park, and finally, over the Lion’s Gate Bridge and into Ambleside Beach Park to the birthplace of the North Shore Coho salmon. The 14K distance provides a great challenge for the 10K runner and a fabulous training run for the ½ marathon trainer. Please visit www.cohorun.com

HURRY! Coho Run registration is SELLING FAST

CHECK-IN

7:30 - 8:45 AM at Start Line

RACE START

9:00 AM

START LOCATION

Kits Beach, Kitsilano

FINISH LOCATION

Ambleside Beach, West Vancouver

AGE GROUPS

Under 19 to 80+ in ten year age groupings

SHUTTLE BUS

From Ambleside to Kitsilano before event. Bus leaves at 7:45 AM. The buses depart from the intersection of Bellevue Ave and 13th Street across from the West Vancouver Police station. Shuttle service will also be available back to the start line at about noon. You may purchase your ticket for the shuttle at the time of registration. Cost $5.

14k Run Start

Coho merchandise on sale! Last year’s street banners promoting the Coho Festival and made by local kids have been re-purposed into tote bags. Stewardship at its finest! Grab one of these keepsakes from Coho Society booth. 100% proceeds support Coho Society. Looking for a Coho Festival souvenir? Pick up a limited edition Coho Festival coffee mug. Available where coffee is sold. 100% proceeds support Coho Society.

Neptune Terminals is pleased to present the Main Stage at this year’s Coho Festival. Please drop by and chat with us at our festival booth. www.neptuneterminals.com Supporting salmon stewardship and enhancement through education.


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Coho ‘Discovery Day’ Workshops Mural and Banner Project 2017 Understanding that an important keystone to the future protection of the North Shore’s wild salmon populations is education, in 2014 The Coho Society of the North Shore Initiated the Coho ‘Discovery Day’ Workshop Program that offers free one day innovative art and science based salmon conservation programming to local elementary schools across the North Shore through Fisheries and Oceans Canada and Artist for Kids. Initially producing banners that are installed along the Main Street / Marine Drive corridor through the three Municipalities of the North Shore in August and September announcing the Coho Festival every year, the program has expanded with increased student involvement to include the development of two new permanently installed murals along the Spirit Trail beside Mosquito Creek and Mackay Creek Estuary in the City of North Vancouver in 2016 and 2017. This years mural installed beside Mackay Creek Estuary, references the Squamish Nations ‘Blessing of the Salmon’ ceremony that is part of every years Coho Festival. The mural also includes the themes of biodiversity and multiculturalism. The street banners announcing Coho Festival 2017 and the murals aim to remind community that wildlife also travels through these areas. Since 2014 many hundreds of school children have participated in Coho ‘Discovery Day’ workshops developed though the Coho Society of the North Shore by Artist Ron den Daas in collaboration with many community partners, in 2017, including Bodwell International High School, City of North Vancouver Recreation and Culture Commission,

Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Artists For Kids, Seymour Salmonids Society and North Shore Streamkeepers. Coho ‘Discovery Day’ workshop participants not only learn about all the different kinds of wildlife - like salmon, like eagles, like all the different birds and plants that also are living in our communities - but they also explore protecting and enhancing this wonderful natural heritage.

“If you look at the banner and mural designs, you can see the excitement and some of the ideas that the kids got out of these workshops,” says den Daas. “Many different drawings are integrated into these landscapes that are exploring the idea of protecting wild life communities within an urban context.” In addition to images of mountains, fish, storm drains and high-rises, the banners also identify local salmonbearing rivers and creeks with both their Coast Salish and English names. This year’s mural references the Squamish Nation’s ‘Blessing of the Salmon’ ceremony performed at the Coho Festival each year, underlining the importance of the ancient relationship that exists between the Coast Salish Community and the North Shore’s Salmon and related habitat, in terms of protecting the iconic salmon species found on the North Shore going forward. !

Odds will be performing live! Come out to enjoy one of Canada’s favourite, power-pop legend bands. Odds Craig Northey, Doug Elliott, Pat Steward and Murray Atkinson have a handful of hits including “Truth Untold”, “Eat My Brain”, “Heterosexual Man”, “It Falls Apart” and “Someone Who’s Cool”. They’ve opened for The Tragically Hip and Barenaked Ladies and the band could be seen on hockey coverage when they acted as “house band” for Canada at the 2010 Winter Olympics as well as for the NHL’s Vancouver Canucks during the 2010 and 2011 playoffs.

Come listen, sway away or sing along… we know you will have a great time!

Coho Festival Bike & Skill Rodeo The Bike Safety and Skills course (aka “bike rodeo”) is a miniature roadway marked out with traffic signs to reinforce responsible riding well before kids are ready to ride on the road! The controlled setting increases skill and confidence, motivating kids to ride their own bikes more often and to more places (school, the park, a friend’s). Riders on runner bikes, even scooters, can learn or improve their bike handling skills, including turning in both directions, object avoidance, and yielding to oncoming traffic. Understanding helmet fit is much-needed information for both kids and parents. Provided by North Shore Safety Council

Giant painted mural at Bodwell High School

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