Salt Spring Photos of the Week: Active Pass

Salt Spring Island and the people of our community are very photogenic. Here are some of the best photos of the week from our Facebook and Instagram accounts taken on and around Salt Spring Island.

Big plane little plane #saltspring @saltspringair @harbourair photo by Harlold K.

A photo posted by Salt Spring (@saltspring) on Jul 12, 2016 at 2:14pm PDT

Passing in the pass. #saltspring #saltspringisland

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Salt Spring Photos of the Week: Farm-to-Table

Salt Spring Island and the people of our community are very photogenic. Here are some of the best photos of the week from our Facebook and Instagram accounts taken on and around Salt Spring Island.

17000+ of you now giving Facebook love to Salt Spring Island. #saltspring #saltspringisland - Thank you!

A photo posted by Salt Spring (@saltspring) on Jul 28, 2016 at 7:42am PDT

Ready to be played, street art, street music #saltspring #streetpiano

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New Farm-To-Table Eating Adventure Opens

Salt Spring farmers and foodies are warming up to farm-to-table dining. Within the last couple of years, several farms have hosted this kind of event, such as Stowel Lake, Foxglove, Knoth, Bullock Lake, and Golden Tree farms. In this last week, Redwing Farm joined the fun! The dining is a social experience. Settings are arranged on long tables, which means people are seated next to and across from acquaintances and strangers who become friends while course after course is served. The dishes are incredibly fresh as most of the food is grown on the farm or on other local farms―picked the same day it’s cooked. Chefs include local talent or visitors, such as Chef Haan Palcu-Chang who came to visit his mother and, while he was at it, feed 175 people at Bullock Lake Farm over a 3-day period! Haan makes part of his living creating “pop-up restaurants” in various locations in Canada. It’s a concept that works if a chef wants to avoid the high overhead costs of opening a restauran…
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Salt Spring Photos of the Week: Sunset

Salt Spring Island and the people of our community are very photogenic. Here are some of the best photos of the week from our Facebook and Instagram accounts taken on and around Salt Spring Island.

... and the sun goes down #saltspring #sunset

A photo posted by Salt Spring (@saltspring) on Jun 29, 2016 at 9:37pm PDT

Sea of summer blue. #saltspring #saltspringisland

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Salt Spring Photos of the Week: Double Rainbow

Salt Spring Island and the people of our community are very photogenic. Here are some of the best photos of the week from our Facebook and Instagram accounts taken on and around Salt Spring Island.

Salt Spring Elementary celebrates 75 years. Check out Salt Spring Media news letter on Thursday for more #saltspring #saltspringisland

A video posted by Salt Spring (@saltspring) on Jun 22, 2016 at 2:47pm PDT

Wild black raspberries. #saltspring #saltspringisland

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Salt Spring Photos of the Week: Peacocked

Salt Spring Island and the people of our community are very photogenic. Here are some of the best photos of the week from our Facebook and Instagram accounts taken on and around Salt Spring Island.

Country Grocer do so much to help the local community and good causes that the middle school students decide to say Thank you by helping pack shoppers bags for the day....and they appeared to have fun doing it! #saltspring

A photo posted by Salt Spring (@saltspring) on Jun 15, 2016 at 9:50am PDT

Lost peacocks of SaltSpring by Michael Levy #saltspring #travelingpeackocks #saltspringisland

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Salt Spring Photos of the Week: Water Love

Salt Spring Island and the people of our community are very photogenic. Here are some of the best photos of the week from our Facebook and Instagram accounts taken on and around Salt Spring Island.

Tesla power. #saltspring #saltspringisland

A photo posted by Salt Spring (@saltspring) on Jun 7, 2016 at 1:09pm PDT

Lake effect. #saltspring #saltspringisland

A photo posted by Salt Spring (@saltspring) on Jun 7, 2016 at 8:50am PD…

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Salt Spring Photos of the Week: Sea and Sunshine

Salt Spring Island and the people of our community are very photogenic. Here are some of the best photos of the week from our Facebook and Instagram accounts taken on and around Salt Spring Island.

Docking at the island of sunshine. #saltspring #saltspringisland

A photo posted by Salt Spring (@saltspring) on May 10, 2016 at 11:01am PDT

On the blue waters to home. #saltspring #saltspringisland

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Salt Spring Island Photos of the Week: 16,000 Fans

Salt Spring Island and the people of our community are very photogenic. Here are some of the best photos of the week from our Facebook and Instagram accounts taken on and around Salt Spring Island.

Thank you to our 16,000+ fans on Facebook. We love Salt Spring Island. #saltspring #saltspringisland

A photo posted by Salt Spring (@saltspring) on May 2, 2016 at 9:28am PDT

From pre 2000, Ganges and some of the Harbour, things have changed and so much stays the same, including Old Salty, a Harbour Air float plane and Mouats. #saltspring @mouatsclothing @harbourair

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Salt Spring Island Photos of the Week: Earth

Salt Spring Island and the people of our community are very photogenic. Here are some of the best photos of the week from our Facebook and Instagram accounts taken on and around Salt Spring Island.

Earth day. #saltspring #saltspringisland

A photo posted by Salt Spring (@saltspring) on Apr 22, 2016 at 1:32pm PDT

Saturday Market Day. #saltspring #saltspringisland

A photo posted by Salt Spring (@saltspring) on Apr 23, 2016 at 1…

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Salt Spring Island Photos of the Week: Mirror Mirror

Salt Spring Island and the people of our community are very photogenic. Here are some of the best photos of the week from our Facebook and Instagram accounts taken on and around Salt Spring Island.

Mirror, mirror, who is the fairest of them all? #saltspring #saltspringisland

A photo posted by Salt Spring (@saltspring) on Apr 20, 2016 at 8:34am PDT

Sweet evening. #saltspring #saltspringisland

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Salt Spring Island Photos of the Week: Sunny Days

Salt Spring Island and the people of our community are very photogenic. Here are some of the best photos of the week from our Facebook and Instagram accounts taken on and around Salt Spring Island.

Blossom Festival at the Japanese Garden #saltspring #saltspringisland

A video posted by Salt Spring (@saltspring) on Apr 9, 2016 at 1:05pm PDT

Saturday market beautiful. #saltspring #saltspringisland

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Salt Spring Island Photos of the Week: Sunshine

Salt Spring Island and the people of our community are very photogenic. Here are some of the best photos of the week from our Facebook and Instagram accounts taken on and around Salt Spring Island.

Vesuvius evenings #saltspring

A photo posted by Salt Spring (@saltspring) on Mar 30, 2016 at 6:08pm PDT

Morning sunshine. #saltspring #saltspringisland

A photo posted by Salt Spring (@saltspring) on Mar 30, 2016 at 9:00am PDT

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Salt Spring Island Photos of the Week: Spring

Salt Spring Island and the people of our community are very photogenic. Here are some of the best photos of the week from our Facebook and Instagram accounts taken on and around Salt Spring Island.

Islands of #saltspring from @saltspringair flight to #yvr

A photo posted by Salt Spring (@saltspring) on Mar 22, 2016 at 7:49am PDT

Spring blossoms. #saltspringisland #saltspring

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Salt Spring Island Photos of the Week: Blossom

Salt Spring Island and the people of our community are very photogenic. Here are some of the best photos of the week from our Facebook and Instagram accounts taken on and around Salt Spring Island.

Blossom. #saltspringisland #saltspring

A photo posted by Salt Spring (@saltspring) on Mar 9, 2016 at 2:54pm PST

Departing space port Swartz Bay for #saltspring #saltspringisland

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Salt Spring Island Photos of the Week: Sunrise

Salt Spring Island and the people of our community are very photogenic. Here are some of the best photos of the week from our Facebook and Instagram accounts taken on and around Salt Spring Island.

Sunrise. #saltspringisland #saltspring

A photo posted by Salt Spring (@saltspring) on Mar 2, 2016 at 5:52pm PST

Ferries and Rainbows #saltspring @bcferries

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Salt Spring Island Photos of the Week

Salt Spring Island and the people of our community are very photogenic. Here are some of the best photos of the week from our Facebook and Instagram accounts taken on and around Salt Spring Island.

Floating on the fog. #saltspringisland #saltspring

A photo posted by Salt Spring (@saltspring) on Feb 23, 2016 at 8:38am PST

Moon on the water. #saltspring #saltspringisland

A photo posted by Salt Spring (@saltspring) on Feb 22, 2…

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Video and Photos: 2016 First Nations Day

The Salt Spring community came together this afternoon for an important opportunity for cross cultural sharing and feasting. This kid and family friendly event included many elders, knowledge keepers, drummers, dancers and community members from local Salt Spring bands. Participants were treated to stories, song, dancers, a delicious salmon and bannock lunch as well as teachings about natural law, reef net fishing, cedar weaving, music from Wesley Hardisty and an important discussion on cultural competency, reconciliation & decolonization. Hych'ka Siem to all the elders, organizers, dancers, story tellers and the community who came out to support this very well attended local cultural gathering. May there be many more. .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; } …
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Canoe Trip to Our Local 'Hawaiian' Island

This past weekend was a beautiful sunny fall day, just perfect to take some friends visiting from Portland out for a kayak and canoe. We invited out friends to join us on a trip to our own Hawaiian Island, more commonly known as Russell Island, which is just a short paddle from Salt Spring Island. The history of Russell Island and the Hawaiian people are intertwined and this connection began with the Northwest Coast fur trade. In the late 1700s, Hawaiian, or Kanaka as they are known in their language, became involved in the maritime fur trade. Sea otter pelts were being traded in Asia and, at this time, the Hawaiian Islands became a natural stopover between North America and Asia. The Kanaka became employees of the various fur trade companies, including the Hudson's Bay Company (HBC). Over time, small Hawaiian settlements began to form around HBC posts in both Canada and the United States. When the United States government began passing legislation which prevented the Kanaka…
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Video: 2015 Fall Fair Zucchini Racing

One of the highlights on the Fall Fair. Another great year of zucchini racing on Salt Spring Island. Big crowd, big fun, great times. Thank you to all the racers, organizers Noella and Mike Fraser and Harry Warner for MC’ing the event again this year. Here's some racing highlights from 2014. Here's some racing highlights from 2013. Here's a classic throw back to 2009 when the track was only two runs:
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2015 Salt Spring Island Pride

What a beautiful day of beautiful people celebrating diversity on Salt Spring Island. There was a wonderful community turnout out today for the 2015 Salt Spring Island Pride Parade. Another very successful community gathering here on the island that drew many visitors and tourists to the island along with upcoming federal election hopefuls, Elizabeth May (Green Party) and Alicia Cormier (NDP). Here’s a sample of the day in time lapse video and photos from the parade. Enjoy! https://youtu.be/H-CJ5Y4mqm0
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