PTCS Canoe Awakening May 2nd, 2015 1030 AM Cates Park North Vancouver

Pulling Together Canoe Society 2015 Awakening of Soul Entry & Dimitri
The Pulling Together Canoe Society Board of Directors would like to invite you to witness the awakening of our canoes.
When: 10:30am Saturday May 2nd
Where: Cates Park (4100 block of Dollarton Hwy North Vancouver)
What: Cultural Ceremony followed by a short pull and a light lunch
RSVP: Emanuela Sheena at Esheena@cnh.bc.ca by clicking following link Email Emanuela
(Please RSVP by 12pm (noon) Friday May 1st to ensure we have enough food)

Canoe Family Registration submissions required by May 30th, 2015

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

Pulling Together Canoe Journey 2015 – Hosts/Planners – Semiahmoo First Nation, CN Rail & Surrey RCMP.

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!.

Pulling Together Canoe Journey 2014- In the News

Landing at Sidney BC and welcomed by Acting Mayor

Landing at Sidney BC and welcomed by Acting Mayor

In the News Pulling Together Canoe Journey 2014

Sidney, B.C. welcomes PT 2014

http://www.peninsulanewsreview.com/community/266681301.html?mobile=true

Article featuring our Planning Committee.

http://www.vicnews.com/neighbourhoods/sidney/265623811.html

VPD (Vancouver Police Department) awaken their canoe to prepare for PT 2014

http://www.vancitybuzz.com/2014/05/vancouver-police-wake-traditional-aboriginal-canoes/

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.

PT2014_Sidney