Pulling Together Canoe Journey 2018 Itinerary

The Pulling Together Planning Committee and the Pulling Together Canoe Society are pleased to announce this years itinerary. Please be advised that there could be some final changes. And these will be announced as they arise. The Skipper books and Ground crew books will be distributed later with further details and instructions. Additionally as we get closer to the day specific arrival and departure sites and timings will be announced. Any further questions. Please email Emanuela Sheena at Emanuela921@gmail.com

Pulling Together Canoe Journey 2018

July 3 – Pulling Tigether Canoe Familles and participants arrival day (Songhees First Nations)

· 5:00 pm Dinner for Participants and Invited guests

· 7:00 pm General Meeting – all participants should be in attendance.

July 4 – Canoes will travel from Songhees to Victoria Harbour

· Lunch on the Legislatures Lawn for participants and invited guests.

July 5 – Canoes will travel from Victoria Harbour to Gyro Park, Cadboro Bay

July 6 – Canoes will travel from Cadboro Bay to Cordova Spit (Tsawout First Nation)

July 7 – Canoes will travel from Cordova Spit to Winters Cove on Saturna Island

· Independent night for canoes

· Land Crew will travel to Tsawwassen

July 8 – Canoes will travel from Winters Cove to Tsawwassen

July 9 – canoes will travel from Tsawwassen to Steveston (Gary Point)

July 10 – canoes will travel from Steveston to Musqueam

July 11 – canoes will travel from Musqueam to Vancouver Harbour / HMCS Discovery

– Lunch in Stanley Park

– Pulling Together Canoe Journey ends in HMCS Discovery

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Pulling Together Canoe Journey 2018 information (update April 18)

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 ptcanoesociety@gmail.com or emanuela921@gmail.com

Pulling Together Canoe Journey 2017 

This year was special for many reasons. And once the Planning Committee and Society Board have caught up on their sleep there will be an overall review and history of this years journey uploaded. 

As for now a thank you to our host First Nations, Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh. The planning committee members Jeff Wood, Rod Tulett, Rob Longley, Wes Nahanee, Emanuela Sheena and Alroy Baker who’s tireless work this year can not be thanked enough. 

As we look to the future. We ask that you share your pictures.  Share your stories and remember your times on this years journey. 

See below a few of the links for media stories about this years event Gatheting of Canoes. 

http://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/public-invited-to-share-in-traditional-canoe-landing-in-vancouver

http://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/vancouver-hosts-gathering-of-canoes-as-part-of-indigenous-recognition 

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/gathering-of-canoes-kicks-off-canada-150-events-in-vancouver-1.4206600 

http://www.fairchildtv.com/english/news.php?n=baf0353461042119372ff1b4ec01cff6

http://www.straight.com/news/935451/gathering-canoes-promotes-healing-reconciliation-and-respect-indigenous-host-nations

http://www.vancourier.com/news/gathering-of-canoes-landing-at-vanier-park-1.21129841

http://www.westender.com/news-issues/your-hood/gathering-of-canoes-highlights-long-running-reconciliation-effort-1.21131051 

https://roundhouseradio.com/2017/07/14/gathering-canoes-witnessed-hundreds-people-vanier-park/ 

https://www.vancouvermaritimemuseum.com/event/pulling-together-gathering-canoes

https://www.google.ca/search?q=gathering+of+canoes&rlz=1C1GGRV_enCA751CA751&oq=gathering+of+canoes&aqs=chrome..69i57j35i39j69i60l3.3267j0j4&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8#q=gathering+of+canoes&start=10 

http://www.campbellrivermirror.com/community/canoe-families-coming-to-campbell-river-for-tribal-journeys-gathering/

 

 
 

 

 
 
 

Gathering of Canoes July 14 , 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. 
Www.canada150plus.ca
**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