Burrard Inlet Fish Festival scheduled for August 12-14, 2016
‘Nature is our Medicine’


The Canadian Sound Therapy Arts Society hosts its 4th free family-friendly festival featuring live music by local artists, inspirational speakers and community-engaged art-making.


Port Moody (July 26th, 2016) – The Canadian Sound Therapy Arts Society has designated August 12, 13, & 14, 2016 for its 4th installment of the Burrard Inlet Fish Festival. The FREE family-friendly festival will be a community destination event using a ‘green’-powered stage to feature local musical talent and Indigenous performers, along with motivational speakers about health and the environment. Returning this year will be a canoe journey and the electric vehicles display sponsored by the Vancouver Electric Vehicle Association. The Festival will take place at Rocky Point Park Friday-Saturday, August 12th and 13th, and at Noons Creek Hatchery on August 14th.

The Burrard Inlet Fish Festival (BIFF) benefits local artists, musicians and food artisans by bringing community together to celebrate Nature’s goodness with three days of creativity. Featured musicians are primarily acoustic acts that pull from a wide range of influences, including blues, folk, funk, jazz, pop, world beat and more. Many identify with the West Coast Indigenous music culture aimed at preserving and elevating Nature as an integral part of life. Line-up includes Joyelle Brandt, The Wilds and Indigenous performers such as Ostwelve, the Jackie Andrew Bear Dancers and Powwow. Updates can be found on the BIFF website

On Saturday, August 13th, musical acts will interweave with motivational speakers featuring Elaine Golds, Jennifer Kuhl and Connor McCracken. These inspiring individuals will share how our well-being depends on the natural world – how we need Mother Nature in order to thrive. Electric cars will be on display so come see for yourselves the possibilities! Check out the Vancouver Electric Vehicle Association’s website Members of the press who wish to cover the event can contact Erinda Qyteza directly at or at 778-682-3704.

The Canadian Sound Therapy Arts Society (CSTAS) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide creative opportunities for those in the mental health and disability communities. The Society’s objective is to create an arts centre for the Riverview community. CSTAS is based on the West Coast of Canada, Vancouver BC, Coast Salish Territories. Founder and Creative Director, Jay Peachy, is locally renowned for his art house on Bowen Island.

“Access to nature and creative expression have always been sources of healing for me and for the Indigenous people of the West Coast. Because it is an integral part of their culture, it is my belief that the waters that surround us are more than just about a view; they are a medicinal source. The fish are Mother Nature’s way of expressing that,” states local artist, Jay Peachy.

WHEN:                   August 12, 13 & 14, 2016

WHERE:                Rocky Point Park & Noons Creek Hatchery

WHO:                      Melissa Chaun



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