The people of Steveston have come together every year since 1945 to celebrate Canada's birthday & the rich heritage of the community.
On July 1, Urban Impact helped the Steveston Community Society go green. The Steveston Salmon Festival is one of the largest non-profit Canada Day celebrations across the country! Over 70,000 people from across Richmond, Metro Vancouver and the Pacific Northwest attended the Canada Day Festival. Knowing that the Festival generates a lot of waste, Urban Impact reached out to the festival to help the festival go green. Urban Impact's tent and hybrid recycling truck were surrounded by 10 strategically located Zero Waste Stations through out the festival grounds. The Urban Impact green team was on hand to service the busy stations and keep the waste from going to the landfill.
The day began with a parade through historic Steveston village, which featured over 100 entries including floats, marching bands, celebrities, politicians, community groups, vintage vehicles & much more. Then, the Festival was officially kicked off at the Opening Ceremonies on the Main Stage with dignitaries, speeches, & the singing of O Canada. Festival highlights included attractions such as the Japanese Cultural Show, Craft Fair, Trade Show, an awesome Children's Festival, Mini Midway, Martial Arts Demonstrations, Youth Rock Fest, Food Fair plus an Art Show & Exhibit. The main attraction besides Manny Malhotra of the Canucks was the Salmon Festival's world famous salmon barbecue where over 1200 pounds of wild salmon filets was grilled over open fire pits. This popular treat is a sell out every year!