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The Salmon Run Event (Posted On: Thursday, September 22, 2016)

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The Blue Mountain Watershed Trust is holding a major event in Collingwood from 10am to 3pm on Saturday, October 1st. See the Salmon Run is a chance for people of all ages to see hundreds of Chinook Salmon fight their way up Silver Creek on their annual spawning run.

This free event will include artists, musicians, and a gourmet lunch put on by Men with Knives ($15), as well as local brews by the Collingwood Brewery ($5) and a FREE kids' lunch. Elephant Thoughts and the Nottawasaga Conservation Authority will be there with a huge inflatable salmon, turtle and gut hut, with interactive games for children, as well as giant inflatable balls called zorbs that they can climb into and bounce around.

The centrepiece of the event is a 20-minute self-guided nature hike through the woods along Silver Creek. Adults and kids can stop at 4 locations where conservation experts from various organizations will be on hand to add to your knowledge of fish migration and spawning, and stamp kids' fish 'passports'.

The event will be held at the Brady property, 589903 Grey Road 19, just south of Osler Bluff Road. It's a free event that's open to the public and promises to be both educational and a whole lot of fun for all ages. See the Salmon Run is part of the Watershed Trust's year-long Silver Creek Stewardship Initiative, a conservation effort funded in large part by the Ontario Trillium Foundation as well as Kolapore Fish Hatchery.

Participants are requested to RSVP and buy lunch tickets by clicking here.


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