Pulling Together Canoe Journey 2022.

After two years of postponement the Pulling Together Canoe Society is please to announce the Pulling Together Canoe Journey will happen this year celebrating our 20th year (as a full journey).

The hard sustained work of the 2020/2021/2022 Pulling Together Planning Committee can not be understated. Through years of planning they are working hard to ensure a safe and hopeful canoe journey.

The emails have been sent to previous Canoe families to register their canoe families and the due date is April 22nd 2022. Individual registrations will happen separately. Check our official Pulling Together Canoe society Facebook page for those details

If you need a Canoe family application. Please email ptcanoesociety@gmaîl.com

PTCJ 2022

Destination: Shuswap

Dates: July 11 to July 21, 2022

Pulling Together Canoe Journey 2022

The Pulling Together Canoe Society is happy to advise that the 2022 Pulling Together Planning Committee has been meeting to plan for a journey this year.

Of course the caveat is on the COVID restrictions that may impact the ability to meet, but the hope is we can have a more typical journey this year. Currently dates are being considered and once they are known they will be posted. It does appear it will be in the month of July.

Additionally the Pulling Together Canoe Society is planning to post an AGM date once we see some better news with pandemic and the current restrictions. We know that many people are impacted personally and professionally with COVID and we want to include as many Society members for upcoming elections and news about this years journey.

Take care of each other and let’s hope that this will be the year for paddles up for all canoe families.

Pulling Together Board members

September 30

The Pulling Together Canoe Society (PTCS) Board members Linda Blake, Howard Tran, Emanuela Sheena, Rob Longley, Rod Tulett, Verna Kate Smith, Derek James, Gordon Stokes, Tyler Urquhart, Nicole Braithwaite, Nate Frank-Piché, support Orange Shirt Day September 30 as a day set apart for all of us to pause & acknowledge the tremendous harms suffered by Indigenous Peoples across Turtle Island at the hands of settlers. We also recognize that the harms continue today & the traumas of the past still haunt survivors & their families.

We want to acknowledge each other as worthy humans, to learn, understand and move forward together in a good way. We thank you for participating in our Canoe Journeys over the past 20 years and hope to see you on the waters again soon. There is still much work to be done.

We agreed to make a donation on behalf of all PTCS members to The Indian Residential School Survivors Society. We have also listed some local Lower Mainland events on September 30, where many of your Board Members will be participating.

Local events:
-9:30 am West Vancouver Ambleside at the Welcome Totem Pole
-9:00 am Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre 9:45 Walk to Grandview Park
-2:15 pm North Vancouver RCMP Station walk to St Thomas Aquinas School

Our canoes, our waters, our people Pulling Together to heal and move forward together in a good way. Not just today, but everyday.

Your Pulling Together Canoe Society Board members.

PTCJ Virtual Journey 2021 opening and closing ceremonies. Postponed. Please see letter from Planning Committee.

Dear Canoe Families,
I am writing on behalf of the Pulling Together Planning Committee which currently consists of 3 Secwepemc communities: Splatsin, Simpcw and Tk’emlúps.
Due to the air quality caused by the smoke from fires in surrounding areas, we feel that it is not safe for us to be on the water. Unfortunately this means that we will be postponing the virtual journey planned for this weekend July 16-19 to a later date in September.
However, if you were planning to go out on the water this weekend and are still able to do so safely, we encourage you to do so.
Thank you for your continued patience as we continue to navigate the ongoing pandemic and current forest fire season. Once new dates for the virtual journey have been chosen we will send out another notice.
Yours in Friendship,
Rachael Bowser
On behalf of the Pulling Together Planning Committee