Canoe families and those interested in the Pulling Together Canoe Journey 2018.
The Pulling Together Canoe Journey 2018 planning committee is very close to announcing the final communities, locations and route in preparation for this year’s journey. The Planning Committee has advised that they are in the final conversations and meetings with the partners and communities and they will provide the locations and route within two weeks.
We are able to provide the basics of this year’s journey, which include:
- Date July 3-11th, 2018.
- Victoria area to Vancouver area
The Canoe Family Registrations have been reviewed and canoe families notified by the selection committee this past week.
This year will again be unique, challenging and an opportunity to bring together the Pulling Together Canoe families and continue the work we do each year.
We ask that all of you that have Canoe Awakenings, or events (Fund Raising) to post in the Facebook Group – FB – Click here , so we can support each other and get the word out.
For any questions on the Pulling Together Canoe Journey, 2018, please email directly the firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Dear Membership and friends, have you or your canoe family ever wondered what it took to pick next year’s journey? Feeling up to the task? Check out this Expression of Interest and find out exactly what it takes to get started.
Expression of Interest (Sept 2017)
For July 14th Pulling Together Canoe Journey – Gathering of the Canoes landing in Vancouver (advertised as Vanier Park) but in front of Vancouver Maritime Museum. Canoes are expected at 1100 hours.
**please note below**
Elders and officials will be able to assemble and await for Canoe arrival in the Vancouvet Maritime Museum TeeKay gallery – chairs and refreshments will be available for them.
Lunch for the paddlers will be served from the VMM – Children’s area (you will see 3 portable cell towers just outside the Children’s area). Entry via the back of the VMM Children’s area and exit out the front to enjoy your meal outside. Staff will direct.
Address for VMM is 1905 Ogden Ave.
Parking is very limited and mostly for organizers and VIP. Police will be directing. Public parking is available at the Museum of Vancouver site at 1100 Chestnut street.
General public access food trucks will be set up in the VMM parking lot.
Middle finger Heritage dock is available for support vessels to use. No dock codes or locks to worry about.
Free admission to the VMM for the day.
As per the Director of the Vancouver Maritime Museum
It’s day four and as is the norm for a Pulling Together Canoe Journey. There has been unexpected challenges that have resulted in amazing conclusions. Day 3 was to be on the water from Sechelt Nation to Gibsons. The winds and water had a different plan. After portaging our canoes and landing in Gibsons for our protocol. The Pulling Together Canoe Family was invited back to the Sechelt big house. After a meal, songs, and cultural sharing the day ended with amazing stories of our visit to the Sechelt Nation.
Day 4 our first real pull was from Gibsons to Camp Potlatch. A beautiful start on the ocean. The canoe families travelled well together. We are now spending some downtime one in a picture perfect and sacred place. If you want to see the pictures and daily progress this years journey. Check out the Pulling Together Canoe Society Facebook groups. Our Twitter and Instagram feeds are to the right. Questions about this years journey. Please email the society at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Rhiannon Bennett @ +1 (778) 881-1542. Keep in mind. Over next two days we are limited in our cell service.