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. 

Season Greetings from the PTCS Board members

 

As we move into a new year, it is always good to look back and reflect on 2016.  The Pulling Together Canoe Journey 2016, brought us to beautiful territories and a unique journey that will be remembered for years to come.  Take a moment to remember those times and reach out to a friend that you spent time with during that journey.

A special thanks to all of the Host communities: In-SHUCK-ch Nations – Lil’wat, Samahquam, Skatin, Xa’xtsa, and Sts’ailes for being a part of making 2016 a incredible PT canoe journey.

We have received updated information that the PTCJ 2017 is starting its planning and we know that it will be an incredible journey. We will provide updates as they become available.

The PTCS board members wish all the best to our partners, First Nation Communities  and Public Service agencies during this holiday season.

Happy Holidays,

The Pulling Together Canoe Society Board members

Rhiannon Bennett, President.