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!.
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this is great. Ide also like to mention that lummi will host any canoes willing to participate in traveling with use from July 14th to Orcas Island to Camp Orkila, then to Waldron Island, San Juan Island, then to Lower Elwha to celebrate the removal of the elwah dam from the 17-19th. We will then paddle down to Seattle where the Muckleshoot tribe will host a 3 day youth paddle celebration til the 24th – 26th.
Hi PTJ 2015 Committee members;
It’s Brandon Gabriel, just checking in. I would like to make it be known to the PTJ family that Kwantlen Nation will be participating in this year’s journey. This will be our first attempt in our own canoe. We are very excited about this.
We have some important cultural work we have to do with the Musqueam Nation. The matter is rather important to us, as we made several public announcements last summer about the journey Spirit of the Coast journey that included the Musqueam Nation.
As a community who has already dealt with protocol issues with journey’s past, we feel it’s important to make amends in a good way. So we are appealing to your committee to give us that opportunity when the time comes. We have gifts, songs, and good words to share and honour our Musqueam kin in a respectful way.
On another note, we are also wanting to take part in skipper training and would like contact information as to who will be coordinating that effort.
It will be nice to take part in this year’s journey. We are all excited to be welcomed into the PTJ family again!
Brandon Gabriel Kwelexwecten
The Pulling Together family welcomes your return to our journeys, thank you for reaching out to us in this respectful way.
Pulling Together Canoe Society
When, where, and what time is the next skippers meeting?
Skipper’s meeting generally occur within a month of journey – look for announcement in May or June.