Tuesday, June 02, 2015

A Heiltsuk Celebration of Herring

A Celebration of Herring

by Damien Gillis - Common Sense Canadian

Hello everyone,

I wanted to pass along an amazing event on June 9 being organized by Pacific Wild and the Heiltsuk First Nation.

It's a benefit to help conserve herring on the central coast. Star Chef David Hawsworth is preparing a variety of seafood sustainably harvested by the Heiltsuk in the Great Bear Sea - halibut, salmon, and, of course,
herring roe on kelp and hemlock boughs. The latter is a unique treat!

The evening will also feature an eye-popping photo exhibit and video of the herring spawn and all the creatures that come out of the forest and ocean to enjoy it - bears, wolves, eagles, whales, sea lions. It all takes place at the ideal venue for such an event - the historic Gulf of Georgia Cannery in Steveston.

Here's a little video about the event:

And here's where you can purchase tickets online:

Proceeds go to the Heiltsuk's herring conservation campaign.

If you've never experienced roe on hemlock or kelp, this is your chance - prepared by Vancouver's top chef! And this is a close as you'll come to seeing wolves, bears and whales in the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest without actually being there :)

Hope to see you there June 9!

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