Canoe Landing at Cowichan Bay Dock

Tribal Journeys 2008 – July 28 – All canoes gather for Cowichan Events

 

Date: Canoe Landing Day is Monday, July 28

Place: Cowichan Bay Dock (Westcan Terminal), 5105 Tzouhalem Road, Cowichan Bay

Time: 4:00 pm – 8:00 PM Gates open at 2:30 PM

 

On Landing Day, the Cowichan Spirit Pole will be welcomed home. 

 

At 5:00 PM Chief Lydia Hwitsum & Elders of Cowichan Tribes will officially welcome Tribal Journeys participants.

 

Following arrival into Cowichan territory, Canoe Families will participate in four days of Protocol at Si’em Le’lum Field, from July 28 to August 1, sharing songs, dances, gifts and food. Public Welcome.

 

DIRECTIONS to Cowichan Bay Dock for Canoe Landing Ceremonies  – VIEW - Click Here

DIRECTIONS to Si’em Le’lum Field – Click Here for Map Quest page.

Canoe Progress 7-26-08

South Sound Route canoes (starting July 14), Westcoast Vancouver Island Route (starting Sunday July 13) and West Coast Washington State Canoes (starting July 17) joined together at Songhees.  The combined groups – about 30 canoes – left from Songhees to Tsawout (East Saanich) this morning – July 26.  Next stop – Tsartlip (West Saanich) on Sunday, July 27.

Northern Route Canoes (starting July 7) and Salish Sea Route (starting July 15) traveling East Coast Vancouver Island arrive at Nanaimo today – July 26.

Re: the Question about “Kulleet Bay Landing”

The Northern Canoes and Salish Sea Route canoes will be landing at SHELL BEACH on Sunday July 27th. Prior to this, the Northern Canoes will be met by Journey Coordinators and given full details. 

Info from Dawnda – 7-26-08 1:35 PM

View ALL CANOES Routes page – CLICK HERE

Large Map – all Canoe Routes CLICK HERE

MASTER LIST OF CANOE ROUTE LINKS CLICK HERE 

 

 

 

Canoes Update July 24th

South Sound Route canoes (starting at Squaxin on July 14th) landed July 23 at Elwha (Port AngelesHollywood Beach).  They will have a two-day rest at Elwha. 5 AM Friday July 25th Canoes will take off from Elwha (Hollywood Beach) crossing the Straight of Juan de Fuca to Esquimalt / Songhees. Those include:  Cowlitz, Chehalis, Squaxin Island, Nisqually, Puyallup, Muckleshoot, Suquamish, Port Gambles S’Klallam, Jamestown S’Klallam, and Elwha Klallam

Those traveling the East Coast: Check with Kuleet Bay to confirm IF there is a landing July 27th. (Info sent by Jerri who received word from Dallas Brock of the Kuleet Bay Band said no landing there. Research is being done to find out solid info.) This will affect the Salish Sea Route and the Northern Route of canoes. Dawnda will have the final word on this.

Other canoes that should be on the water (we haven’t heard from them directly but assume they are on schedule).

West Coast Canoes (starting at Quinault July 17th) should be landing at Beecher Bay today July 24, 2008.  Next stop – Songhees.

San Juan Islands Route canoes (starting at Nooksack July 19th) should be landing at Roche Harbor today for a two-day stay over.  Next stop – Tsawout (E. Saanich)

From Nuu Chah Nulth – Westcoast Vancouver Island Route (starting at Chenahkint Ehattesaht / Mowachaht / Muchalaht – Sunday July 13th) should be leaving T’Sou’ke today July 24th and arriving at Beecher Bay for a 2 day layover. Next stop – Songhees.

The combined groups: Northern Route canoes, the Salish Sea Route, and the Canoe Families from the far North (Haida Gwaii, Nisgaa, Tsimpsian, NWT, Yukon) should be landing at Qualicum today, July 24th. Next stop – Nanoose.

Detailed All Canoe Routes on TribalJourneys.com   

Be safe out there, and KEEP those LIFE JACKETS ON it’s the law. There will be fines this year for any who are not wearing life jacket floatation.  Remember, the life you save may be your own.

View ALL CANOES Routes page – CLICK HERE

Large Map – all Canoe Routes CLICK HERE

MASTER LIST OF CANOE ROUTE LINKS CLICK HERE 

 

 

Paddles Up!

“Paddles Up” is the call heard from an estimated 30 to 40 Native Canoes currently “on the water”. These impressive ocean-going canoes, with from 8 to 20 pullers in each, originate from points North, South, West and Northwest, heading for the next village-stops which in succession will add more canoes along each of several routes leading to Cowichan Tribes Territory, B.C. and the big end of Journey events, starting July 28 and concluding August 1st. Also called Paddle to Quw’utsun 2008, these events will be followed by the 2008 North American Indigenous Games, also hosted by Cowichan, which goes August 2 to 10.

CLICK HERE to view the At-A-Glance Calendar of daily canoe stops.  For details of All canoes and their individual routes, and their stops, CLICK HERE

Large JOURNEY 2008 JOURNEY MAPPRINTABLE MAP

CANOE-INFO has info including how to participate, and first-timers tips. A brief history of the canoe resergence in 1989 and journeys of Native Canoe Journeys of the Pacific NW  since then, protocol insights and much more CLICK HERE.

Please remember to keep good thoughts and prayers going up for the health and safety of all the canoes and support boats, pullers and skippers, ground crews and ground transportaion, coordinators, hosting villages and tribes, and all involved in this year’s Journey!

Canoe Routes, Start-Dates

Details of ALL CANOE Routes and Itineraries

At-A-Glance Calendar of Daily Canoe Locations

 

General Canoe Routes and Start Dates   

*   West Coast Washington Route (Starts July 18 from Taholah)

*   San Juan Route (Starts July 20 from Nooksack) 

*   Puget Sound Route (Starts July 15 from Squaxin)

*   Nuu chah nulth – Westcoast Vancouver Is. (Starts July 13)

*   Northern Route – Bella Coola to Port Hardy, BC (Starts July 8)

*   Port Hardy to Quw’utsun – Salish Sea Route (Starts July 17) 

 

Click on Star in front of the Route title to see details for that route.

DIRECTIONS: Landing sites for Nisqually, Puyallup, Muckleshoot

 

EVERYONE - PLEASE OBSERVE SAFETY STANDARDS.  Click Here

Life Jackets are REQUIRED. The life you save may be your own. 

 

ALL CANOES ROUTE DETAILS on this site CLICK HERE.

ALL CANOES Must Register.  CLICK HERE for details

MASTER SCHEDULE INDEX for all canoes (Cowichan site)

PRINTABLE MAP OF JOURNEY ROUTES CLICK HERE

View Jeff’s Calendar of DAILY CANOE LOCATIONS CLICK HERE.

Need your U.S.A. Passport, QUICK? Info page – CLICK HERE

 

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