The Best of the Northwest

To me, summer is synonymous with festivals. Whether it’s packing up the car up go on a roadtrip to a nearby event or taking a stroll down to the marina, it’s safe to say summer is here and so is festival season. The only problem when it comes to this time of year is managing your time—choosing which festivals to attend, and (the deal breaker) ensuring you get the time off from work.

July2016At The Walleye, we like to make things easier for our readers, so once again we present our Summer Festival Guide. And if you think that it’s just about music, then you’re mistaken. Yes, our guide includes events featuring blues, country, folk, and then some, but we also include festivals that involve things other than music, such as beer, water activities, and drag racing. Whether it’s your first time attending or you’ve been a going since you were in diapers, we break down each event, providing the essentials for you to get the most out of the fantastic festivals offered in Northwestern Ontario this summer.

Also in this issue, Kris Ketonen talks to east coast singer-songwriter Joel Plaskett about his upcoming concert here in the city and uniting displaced Maritimers, photographer and writer Tyler Sklazeski embarks on a paddling trip in a traditional voyageur canoe from Silver Harbour to Porphyry Island Lighthouse, and Kim Latimer writes about getting hooked on fly fishing in Greenstone. Plus, with summer in full swing, Chef Rachel Globensky shares a delectable poached egg frisee salad recipe, film columnist Michael Sobota presents his “near-great” summer movie picks, and Stuff We Like gives you some ideas on how to beat the summer heat.

This July marks the sixth year anniversary of The Walleye. Gigantic kudos to the founders, our dedicated team of contributors and staff, our advertisers, and of course, our readers. Thank you for the tremendous support. Here’s to many more years!

– Adrian Lysenko