Pulling Together Canoe Journey 2019 begins soon!

The Pulling Together Planning Committee and the Pulling Together Canoe Society are ramping up final details for our 2019 Pulling Together Canoe Journey for July 4-11,  2019 in the beautiful communities of Powell River and Themistocles nation Tla’amin Nation.

Any further questions. Please email Emanuela Sheena at Emanuela921@gmail.com

Pulling Together Canoe Journey 2019

July 4th Pulling Together Canoe Familles and participants arrival day (Tla’amin First Nations)

July 5-12 Canoe Journey – Camp site based in Tla’amin Nation this year. Details on exact itinerary still being confirmed but will be published once completed

July 13 Canoe Families travel to their homes.


Other important dates.

Skippers Retreat April 26 and 27, 2019 – details have been sent to Canoe families.

“Recognizing the past by Pulling Together to enhance understanding between Public Service Agencies and Aboriginal Peoples by Canoeing the traditional highway, strengthening our future relations” 

Canoe families and those interested in the Pulling Together Canoe Journey 2019

– Individual Registrations will be sent out in next month. This year the Pulling Together Planning Committee and PTCS will require all participants, paddles, support/safety personnel, and ground crew to fully register to participate in this years journey. ****All fees, registrations and medical information documents will need to be submitted prior to start of the journey, no exceptions. Difficulty in complying with this request can be communicated to Planning Committee or PTCS and reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate. Liability is a critical area to continue these yearly journeys and our registrations, fees and medical forms provide us vital information to properly plan and keep all our participants safe. Thank you in advance for your understanding.

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, 2019, please email directly the ptcanoesociety@gmail.com or emanuela921@gmail.com

Fall 2018. Upcoming events.

As our summer comes to an end the work of Pulling Together continues.

PT mini-journey Sept 2019

This September a mini-journey was piloted, where 5 Vancouver agencies pulled together for a two day journey. From initial feedback it was a success. The PTCS will now implement a template for other canoe families to consider mini -journeys, in the spring, summer or fall outside of our annual journey. More information about how the PTCS will support other canoe family mini-journeys will be provided in coming AGM

Annual General Meeting is occurring in late October. Details to be posted in next few days.

The PTCS board also has spent time on putting the two society Canoes in storage, along with the equipment we use each year. We ask that if your canoe family has any PTCS equipment. (Paddles, PFD’s) to bring to AGM. We try to provide this equipment for those that need. But there is an expense to replace when we don’t get the equipment returned.

Pulling Together Canoe Journey 2019. The work has started. At this time, no location is confirmed but the PTCS is committed to have some type of update for November AGM. Understanding the planning for canoe families each year we are trying to make adjustments to have the journeys forecasted and information shared earlier. As we move forward to next year. Feel free to email us at PTcanoesociety@gmail.com or check our Facebook group Pulling Together – Official, for the latest information.


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July 11th Itinerary

Pulling Together will be leaving Musqueam (weather permitting) at 0700 hours to Lumberman’s Arch for lunch 1230 hours where the public are welcomed to watch the canoes arrive.

The Pulling Together Canoe Journey will leave Lumberman’s Arch for HMCS Discovery for the end of their journey. (No public plans for this location).

Pulling Together Canoe Journey would like to thank the Planning Committee for their tireless work. The resulting journey has brought families together, brought in new canoes families and a new song “The Equality Song” gifted by Patrick Alec of the Chemainus First Nation (Penelakut Tribe) to Pulling Together as a starter of the highlights.

July 10 Itinerary

Day 6. July 9th 2018. Gary Point 12011 Seventh Ave Richmond Departure 1300 hours (1pm). Heading To Musqueam First Nation arriving approx 1900 hours at location near boat launch. See google pinpoint below. Pulling Together is very excited to return again to Musqueam First Nation. See link below for our Official Facebook page. We try and update as canoes move.