It is that time of year again – as we move into the warmer/canoeing weather, the planning committee of 2015 and the Pulling Together Canoe Society are requesting that all interested Canoe Families please submit their Registrations by May 30th, 2015. The importance of this registration is to provide the planning committee their final numbers to ensure locations and logistics are adequate.
Please see attached PDF (clink blue link below- it is fill-able) – The important thing – let us know you are coming.
Itinerary – each year our planning committees working tirelessly to ensure a safe and exciting journey – as soon as they have an itinerary completed – we will post on the website and send to our Skippers/Canoe Family representatives – which is why it is important to send in your registration.
2015 PT canoe registration form
For those of you that attended our Annual General Meeting for the Pulling Together Canoe Society, you would have been privy to the exciting news of next year’s journey. After careful consideration and agreement by the parties who proposed Canoe Journeys, the Pulling Together Canoe Society is honoured to announce the hosts of the Pulling Together Canoe Journey 2015 -Semiahmoo First Nation, in partnership with CN Rail and the Surrey Detachment (R.C.M.P.). It will be familiar waters for the Pulling Together Families – down the Fraser River, from Harrison Lake to Salish Sea – Semiahmoo Bay.
Tentative Dates July 1-11, 2014 (as in previous years – once dates/locations are confirmed from Planning Committee we will update the website with this information. This is a moving water journey – skippers/crews will need to be experienced/trained for this years journey. Further opportunities for this training/experience will be announced.
We have met with the Planning Committee for this years journey and are confident that this will be yet another memorable journey. Paddles up!.
Landing at Sidney BC and welcomed by Acting Mayor
In the News Pulling Together Canoe Journey 2014
Sidney, B.C. welcomes PT 2014
Article featuring our Planning Committee.
VPD (Vancouver Police Department) awaken their canoe to prepare for PT 2014
Another successful Canoe Journey completed and many reports indicate it was a resounding success. Thank you to the Planning Committee 2014 – Max, Jennifer, and Elizabeth and all their communities and youth for hosting, planning and welcoming all our PT Canoe Families. Relationships were made, continued and strengthened in this year’s journey. CN Rail brought their new Canoe which was blessed on the first day. Many firsts this year including new Skippers, missing beloved participants (off to Tribal Journeys or the Elders Gathering) but this did allow for others to step forward and provide teaching and learning.
Special moments included a landing in the mud, special time with Elders on an extended lunch break & a closing protocol that provided special teaching and acknowledgements to several participants this year.
Protocol for new CN Rail canoe.
Safety Demo with new CN Rail Canoe. Exciting day as we all hope the weather stays warms and the ocean allows us to start tomorrow.
The Journey has begun as different Canoe Families have begun their journey towards our first location Nanoose First Nation http://www.nanoose.org/
Pulling Together has accounts that are tracking this years journey on Facebook (look for Pulling Together Group). Twitter @PTCanoe, Instragram “pullingtogether” and this website.
We hope to keep daily reports on how the journey unfolds.
The weather is cooperating and spirits are high.
A special thank you to our Planning Committee (Tseycum Band & Sidney R.C.M.P) – we will be thanking the individuals on the journey in person, but as we begin we know a journey is a lot of hard work and it is
appreciate by all those who attend.
Pulling Together Canoe Society