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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Expression of Interest to organize future Pulling Together Canoe Journeys.

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)

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

Pulling Together Canoe Journey 2017 Day 4

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 pullingtogethercanoesociety@gmail.com or call Rhiannon Bennett @ +1 (778) 881-1542.  Keep in mind. Over next two days we are limited in our cell service.