Due to COVID our normal Canada Day celebrations are on hold until 2022.  That doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate though.

Mayor and Council invite Salmo residents and businesses to show their pride in our great country and our wonderful community by participating in our Canada Day Contests.

Showcase Your Artistic Talents – Decorate Your Home or Business

To give everyone a much-needed celebratory lift, get into the spirit of the day by decorating your homes and businesses!  Flaunt those flags!  Go traditional or dig into our local roots with an historically themed Canada Day display.

First, second and third place prizes will be awarded for the following categories:

  • Best Overall Display – Residential
  • Best Overall Display – Local Business
  • Best Canada Day Floral Display – Residential
  • Best Historically themed Display – Residential
  • Best Historically Themed Display – Local Business

Villagers are encouraged to have decorations in place beginning June 23rd giving all residents a chance to walk, bike or drive around the Village and enjoy the displays in the days leading up to and on Canada Day.  Judging will take place on Canada Day. No entry form is needed.

Children’s Canada Day Art Contest – Ages up to 16

Salmo’s budding artists are invited to submit entries for our Canada Day Art Contest.  Show us what Canada Day in Salmo means to you.  First, second and third place prizes will be awarded in the following categories:

  • Up to 5 years
  • 6-7 years
  • 8-9 years
  • 10-12 years
  • 13-16 years

To enter: Print your name, age and contact information on the back of your Artwork and drop it off at the Village Office.  Entries must be received in the Office by 12:00 noon on Monday, June 28th. Judging will take place on June 30th with the winners being announced on Canada Day.  Winning entries will be displayed in the Village office when the office reopens to the public. Pieces should be no larger than 210 cm x 297 cm (11” x 17”).  Preferred size: 105 cm x 148 cm (8 ½” x 11”)

Celebrate Salmo Photo Contest

Share your images of Salmo life and Canada Day 2021 in our photo contest. Judging will take place on July 5th.  First, second and third place prizes will be awarded in the following categories:

  • Best Canada Day Photo
  • Best Salmo Life Photo

Entry forms are available from the Village office and on our website under Forms – Canada Day Photo Contest, at the library and Salmo businesses.

To Enter: Email or Drop-off the Entry Form and your chosen photos to the Village Office – [email protected] by 12:00 noon on July 5th.

Winning entries will be displayed in the Village office when the office reopens to the public and be used as promotional photos for Salmo on the web and in print.

Be Part of the Judging Panel

Do you have an eye for a great design, someone’s artistic skill or a fabulous photograph?  We’re looking for five (5) individuals to form our Canada Day Contest Judging Panel.  Judges will be expected walk or drive around the entire village on Canada Day in order to fulfill their duties.

Applicants must be available for judging duties on June 30th, Canada Day and July 5th for judging duties.  (Note: There is a bit of flexibility regarding the judging dates for the Art and Photo contests. It will depend on applicant availability.)

Application forms are available from the Village office and on our website under Forms – Judging Panel, at the library and Salmo businesses.

Note: Decorating Contest is limited to homes and businesses within the bounds of the Village of Salmo. Art and Photo contests are open to all.