SalmonTastingThe 2016 Salmon Celebration will feature live music, salmon tasting, and on-site interpretation of the salmon migration at the Owen Sound Mill Dam and Fish Ladder on Saturday, October 1st from 11 AM to 4 PM.

The event, now in its fourth year, was previously held at the Grey Sauble Conservation office. It is moving to the Mill Dam and Fish Ladder as the site attracts many spectators each autumn, eager to witness the salmon migration.

Saturday's event will include music by local performers Chuck and Ruth Merrill at 11 AM and Jayden Grahlman at 1 PM, as well as tastings of Georgian Bay salmon prepared by Chef Zach Keeshig and students from Georgian College's culinary program.

Chef Keeshig is known in the culinary industry for his seven-course seasonal dinners he hosted at the Owen Sound Farmer's Market last summer. He is preparing smoked salmon with Ojibway fried bread and foraged greens for the celebration, while the Georgian College students will offer their special 'popcorn salmon' with cranberry ketchup.

Parking at the Mill Dam and Fish Ladder will be unavailable during the event, except for people requiring accessible spaces. Parking will be available at public lots, and at the Bruce Grey Child and Family Services lot on 2nd Avenue East near 6th Street East, a short walk from the event. This year's salmon run is starting to peak, with the Sydenham Sportsmen's Association planning to soon collect eggs and milt for its hatchery operations. The SSA and Grey Sauble Conservation will be at Saturday's event answering questions and offering information about the salmon.

The Salmon Celebration is one of the highlights of the Owen Sound Salmon Tour, a self-guided eco-tour following the salmon up the Sydenham River from the harbour to Inglis Falls. Guided tours are also available. Visit for details.

source: media release, City of Owen Sound


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