S.O.S. Fest (Save our Salmon)
The S.O.S. Fest is a festival ‘inspired by and in celebration of Muir Creek.’ An eclectic fusion of live music, Yoga, dance, workshops and an eco-village of info booths weaves a feeling of celebration and unity among our community. Gratitude and love for Muir Creek bubbles throughout the festivities.
It is a benefit festival, where everyone involved in putting it together, including professional musicians, dancers, sound people, volunteers who make yummy food, coffee, serve drinks, work the door, security; local sustainable businesses who offer info & display, provide workshops, donate door prizes and gifts for the musicians, etc., donate their efforts to the cause…Muir Creek.
Muir Creek is a very special place located 12 km west of Sooke. It has been used as a recreational area since the 70’s and before that was an important ceremonial/celebratory area for the coastal T’Sou-ke First Nations peoples. There are 3 species of spawning salmon (Coho, Chum & Spring) and Steelhead; culturally modified trees, the 2nd largest Yew tree in B.C.’s ‘Big Tree Registry’ and several old growth cedars 6ft+ in diameter at Muir Creek. The area is privately owned land by Timberwest. Currently, the local MP and the CRD are very active in pushing to have the area preserved as a park, thanks to huge love and energy put out by Muir Creek Protection Society.