The Salmo Valley Youth & Community Centre (SVYCC) is excited to present its first ever Dandelion Festival!  This will be a two-day Spring festival happening at two separate locations.

Saturday May 21 at the Community Centre: An artisan market, live music, family activities, food vendors, skateboarding, double Dutch skipping  and more!

At the For-rest Retreat ( just north of Salmo, they are offering two days of inspirational workshops and short introductory healing sessions with a variety of local practitioners.   Workshops and practitioner sessions will be happening both Saturday May 21st and Sunday May 22nd.

Workshops will include:  Plant walks, Yoga, Journaling, Developing Your Intuition, Sound Immersion, Astrology, Past Life Regression, Exploring the Lost Flavour of Bitters through Dandelions, Tai Chi and more!  Each workshop is 1-1.5hrs long and the fee to attend each one is $15.

Practitioner sessions include: acupuncture, reflexology, massage, Reiki and more. These 15 to 20 minute one on one sessions are being offered by donation with a limited number of appointments available.  Our aim is to provide a sampler menu of some of the amazing healing services the community has to offer.  You can sign up for these practitioner sessions at the Saturday Festival.

Our intention with this Festival is to celebrate the beauty of spring, wellbeing of ourselves and our communities.  We hope to shine a light on the broad spectrum of healing and wellness modalities that are available in and around Salmo.

If you are interested in being a vendor at the Artisan Market please go to and click on the vendor poster to apply.

If you have any questions, or would like to register, please click on the link or phone 250-357-2320.

If you have enjoyed SVYCC’s annual Fall Festivals in the past then you will LOVE the Dandelion Festival!  It truly will be a celebration of all of the magic that Salmo has to offer- we can’t wait to see you!

P.S. Workshops are selling out fast so don’t delay!