The Eagle Bear Spirit drumming group from Creston opened the event with a performance.

Photo Gallery: Columbia Valley Salmon Festival

The Columbia Valley Salmon Festival took place in and around Fairmont Hot Springs on September 28, 29 and 30.

The Columbia Valley Salmon Festival took place in and around Fairmont Hot Springs on September 28, 29 and 30. At the Taste of the Columbia River event held at the Mountainside Golf Course on Saturday (September 29): Fairmont Hot Springs Resort food and beverage manager and group sales consultant Nancy Hetherington watch in awe as sous-chef Josh Harte demonstrates his burger-flipping talents; Mainstreams executive director Tim Duncan and program manager Laura Duncan demonstrate to a guest how streams work using the stream trailer; Kokanee salmon in the Fairmont reach of the Columbia River; Cranbrook musician Heather Gemmel tastes the wine presented by Brenda Silkie with Skimmerhorn Winery; the Eagle Bear Spirit drumming group from Creston open the event with a hypnotic performance; Dianne O’Neil, a Ktunaxa member from Cranbrook, displays her traditional goods for sale.

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