Youth for SALMON Contest

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THE 2018 STUDENT inquiry project CONTEST IS NOW OPEN!


The winning individual student entries will win prizes related to outdoor learning in the Shuswap area. The class entries will win prizes for the whole class. And not only do you get prizes, but you will learn more about Pacific Wild Salmon. This is thanks to our current sponsors Telus, Pacific Salmon Foundation, Freshbooks, and CSRD. As we receive more sponsors the prizes will get better. The Adams River Salmon Society is putting on this contest because we believe that youth have great ideas and care about Pacific Wild Salmon.



Do you like doing projects, creating things, and looking for solutions? Give a try to answer the question “How can we help more salmon come home?”

Create a video, presentation, play, or even a mind map, essay, story, etc. Use your creativity and innovation.  Then submit your entry for a chance to win some great prizes. If your entry is submitted before September 28, 2018 you could have it on display at the Salute to the Sockeye Festival – September 28th – October 21st. Final entries are November 16, 2018.




  1. Fill out form under School Class Category K-7 or Ages 6-18 Individual Category and upload a photo, video, document of project OR
  2. Click on the link below for the entry form and send it together with your project to: or mail to: PO Box 24034 Scotch Creek, BC  V0E 3L0

    Student Entry Form

    CLASS Entry Form

School Class Category K-7

Classes in this category can submit one project as a class. Entries can be submitted by a teacher. The entry must be an original and not copied from another.

Ages 6-12 Individual Category

Students in this category can submit one entry per individual. Any videos must be submitted by the student involved and all aspects of the video – creation, filming, editing – must be the sole work of the student. The entry must be the author(s) of the submitted project in his/her/their name.




  • Photo Essay: 3–10 images, Size: 5MB per image

  • Video Project: 1 video, Length: 5 minutes or less, Size: 500 MB max

    File Type: avi, wmv, mov, mp4

  • Projects that include online elements, e.g. a website, may be hyperlinked in the summary text 

Email if you have any concerns or issues with the application process to:



We are problem-solving creatures. We want to hear your ideas! Get creative. Tell us, and better yet, show us how to help salmon. Where do Pacific Wild Salmon travel? What are the dangers that salmon encounter? Why are salmon important for ecosystems? How could we mitigate those dangers?

Privacy Policy

By entering information to The Adams River Salmon Society website, you consent to the use of such information to administer, implement, and fulfill this contest.

The personal information you provide in this contest will be used by The Adams River Salmon Society only for the purposes of:

  • Administering access and participation on Youth for Salmon Contest

  • Administering and awarding prizes for Youth for Salmon Contest

  • Sending your information about the Youth for Salmon Society and The Adams River Salmon Society

If you have any questions about how The Adams River Salmon Society handles or uses personal information, please contact


Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPPA)

The personal information collected by this system is for the purpose of administering your account and all its activities under the authority of section 26(a) and 26(c) of FOIPPA. For information about the collection, use and disclosure practices, please contact Ministry of Finance Privacy Officer at 250 387-8912, Ministry of Finance, Corporate Services Division, PO BOX 9415, STN PROV GOVT Victoria BC V8W 2B7 CANADA.



Tsútswecw Provincial Park (Roderick Haig-Brown)

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Park name has officially changed – May 2018


About This Park

Tsútswecw Provincial Park (Roderick Haig-Brown)

This is a fascinating place to visit at any time of year, but particularly in early October during the run of the Adams River sockeye salmon. The Adams River has one of the largest Sockeye salmon runs in North America.

Every fourth year is a “dominant” salmon run, with millions of fish to be seen (2014 and 2018 will be dominant runs). The Adams River Salmon Society coordinate the celebration known as the “Salute to the Sockeye” during the dominant years. The following years are “sub-dominant” runs of sockeye: 2015, 2019. These years often have substantial returns of sockeye and offer excellent viewing opportunities. During the last three weeks of October in years where there isn’t a “dominant” or “sub-dominant” return, a small number of salmon begin their spawning cycle. The best place to view spawning salmon will be on the new viewing platform approximately 300m west of the the parking lot.

Note that this park does not offer any camping facilities. The 26 km trail system is used for for hiking and mountain biking in summer and cross country skiing and snowshoeing in winter.

Huihill Creek was recently added to Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park as a result of recommendations made in the Kamloops Land and Resources Management Plan and is now officially a portion of Roderick Haig-Brown Park.

Environmental Interpretive WalkAbouts

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You are invited to join The Adams River Salmon Society for their Environmental Interpretive WalkAbouts, on Wednesdays from 11:00 AM to 2:30 PM every Wednesday during June, July, August and September, leading up to the Salute to the Sockeye 2018.  (more…)

Free of charge to BC students in Grades 2 through 5 during the Salute to the Sockeye

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Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the BC Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations & Rural Development


are pleased to announce that an


Educational Interpretive Program

will be available, free of charge, to BC students in Grades 2 through 5 during the Salute to the Sockeye.  


Schools are required to pre-register for this program in order to have their students participate.


Please direct inquiries regarding the Educational Interpretive Program to



Interpretive Cabin – 2018 – Opening May Long Weekend

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The Interpretive Cabin will be officially open this long weekend.

Friday Saturday Sunday and Monday. 10:00am-2:00pm.

Come visit.


EARTH Day – Friday April 20th, 2018

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Join The Adams River Salmon Society (ARSS), BC Parks, Little Shuswap Lake Indian Band Fisheries, Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), for their annual Earth Day Event at the Roderick Haig-Brown Park in the Traditional Territory of the Secwepemc Peoples. Earth Day 2018 on Friday April 20th, 2018 based out of the Interpretive Cabin, 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM.


Earth Day walkabout sessions feature information about:    

  • Salmon (Adams River Salmon 4 species), all 5 salmon species, life cycle, fish habitat, riparian connection, monitoring, data collection, Little Shuswap Lake Indian Band Fisheries, Secwepemc Fisheries Technician.
  • BC Parks – Roderick Haig-Brown Prov. Park, Staff, Management + Conservation, 
  • Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) Fisheries and Wild Salmon, SEP program, Streamkeeper training. Adams River Salmon Society, visitors, education, events, economic impacts/tourism.
  • Habitat– types, vegetation, biodiversity, Invasive species, watersheds, Secwepemc Fisheries Commission, Little Shuswap Lake Indian Band Fisheries and ARSS.


Everyone is being advised to bring a Lunch (earth friendly) and juice or water (none on site yet).  Good walking shoes or boots, a coat and a hat or cap, as we will be outside in nature doing walkabouts.  Take out what you take in… 
Garbage Bins at Picnic Area. 


The walkabouts will be approximately 1 hour.


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