Celebrating wild salmon conservation with Michael Snyder, April Bencze and guests

Music, photos, stories and more to celebrate wild salmon conservation Patagonia, Vancouver.

Join us on Wednesday, September 13th from 7pm to 9:30pm at Patagonia in Vancouver for food, music, photography and stories that celebrate the foundation of the coast.

This event is hosted by Patagonia Vancouver and Raincoast.

Music by Rick Buckman Coe. Stories and more by April Bencze. Photos and more by Michael Snyder who will be talking about the critical role that storytelling plays in environmental and social justice movements and what drew him to working on the Fraser River Salmon story.

Join us!

Wednesday, September 13th from 7pm to 9:30pm
Patagonia, 1994 W. 4th Ave, Vancouver BC
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About Michael Snyder

Michael O. Snyder is a photographer and filmmaker whose work focuses on the intersections of social justice and environmental sustainability. His work has been featured in magazines and galleries by National Geographic, The Guardian, Roads & Kingdoms, The Washington Post, High Country News, The Wild Magazine, Conde Nast, NPR, Political Science and Politics, and Beautiful Decay. As Founder of Interdependent Pictures he has directed documentary films in Uganda, Ecuador and India. His work has been named Official Selection in over 35 film festivals and he has won numerous awards including Best Environmental Film (Canada Int. Film Fest), Best Environmental Film (The World’s Independent Film Festival), Best Documentary Feature(Blackbird Film Fest), Best Environmental Film (Colorado Int. Film Festival), Audience Choice Award (G2 Green Earth Film Festival), and Sir Edmund Hillary Award (Mountain Film Fest)… more about Michael

About April Bencze

Raised on the banks of the Campbell River, a coastal community on Vancouver Island, April Bencze is passionate about keeping an eye on the wild faces and places in her expansive backyard (the BC coast). She spends her time exploring the relationship between humans and wilderness via wildlife photography, conservation storytelling, and through writing and poetry. April’s love of diving (scuba, rebreather, freediving) led her to pick up a camera, take it 80ft underwater where her passion for photography was first sparked. Working with charismatic species such as coastal wolves and wild salmon, whether fins, fur, or feathers, April’s focus is on reconnecting people to the natural world photograph by photograph, word by word… more about April

About Rick Buckman Coe

Roots music with a global world beat. Drawing from Soul, Americana, and Reggae, Buckman Coe’s music always seeks to uplift while forwarding messages of togetherness and social justice. He and his band have a dynamic repertoire that can suit theatres as well pack dance-floors. In support of Coe’s 4 albums, his band has toured across Canada, Australia, Taiwan, Indonesia, Oregon, and Hawaii… more about Rick


You can help

Raincoast’s in-house scientists, collaborating graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and professors make us unique among conservation groups. We work with First Nations, academic institutions, government, and other NGOs to build support and inform decisions that protect aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, and the wildlife that depend on them. We conduct ethically applied, process-oriented, and hypothesis-driven research that has immediate and relevant utility for conservation deliberations and the collective body of scientific knowledge.

We investigate to understand coastal species and processes. We inform by bringing science to decision-makers and communities. We inspire action to protect wildlife and wildlife habitats.

Coastal wolf with a salmon in its month.
Photo by Dene Rossouw.