On behalf of all the canoe families, volunteers and supporters involved in
AWAKEN THE CANOES 2022
we would like to take this opportunity to say thank you. Our canoes left the shores of Shell Beach and embarked on a circle journey which took us through the Salish Sea to the San Juan Islands and home again. Our cups were filled at each stop as community members came to witness and celebrate our arrival.
Special thanks goes as well to our sponsors and community partners:
BC Ambulance, First Nations Health Authority, Western Canada Marine Response, Canada Border Services, True North Aid, the Canadian Coast Guard,
Lady Grey (Ron Snyder and Cathy Taggett) The Eagle Princess (Arnie Robinson),
The Pearl (Captain Randy Sonnier), and,
the Qwyano Canoe Family.
And to our Host Nations and Friends along the Route at:
YMCA Camp Orkila
Bertha Chester, Mary Harry, Louise Harry, Adrienne Atleo
Your kindness and support of our journey meant the world to us.
We thank you and look forward to visiting your shores next summer.
Strong Women of the Water
On Friday, September 23, 2022, we welcome canoe pullers to join us in mid-Vancouver Island for an overnight pull and campout. The Strong Women of the Water will be organizing this event which will be supported on the water by Captain Randy Sonnier and the crew of the Pearl.
Pullers of all experience and from All Nations are welcome.
If you would like to join us,
please contact Michelle Robinson or Jodi Simkin.
The Strong Women of the Water will be hosting a virtual canoe meeting to SEPT 10th at 10:00am.
Zoom login information will be posted on this page.