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Training Program

US/Canada Delivery Schedule


Preparing for the Canoes
Hosting Handbook 
Menu Planning & Shopping Tips

 Beach CleanUp, Fundraising
Pre-Journey Workout,
Paddling Techniques, Safety Practices

Thank You

Thank You

On behalf of all the canoe families, volunteers and supporters involved in
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:
Shell Beach
Camp Nor'Wester
YMCA Camp Orkila
Lummi Nation
Waldron Island
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.

Calling the

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.

Canoe Meeting

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.

Canoe Family Meetings

MONDAY - APRIL 11 @ 7:00pm
Via Zoom - Active Link Below

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Saturday, March 26 @ 1:00pm
Via Zoom - Active Link Below

Join us for this information and pre-registration session for the upcoming Awaken the Canoes 2022 No Host Paddle through the San Juan Islands July 23-31st.

For information email:

Everyone welcome!


2022 Dates
Gathering of the Eagles Encampment
Lummi Stommish Grounds: May 27-29
Emerging Leaders Training: Information Session

Canoe Journey Tips

Do you have what it takes to be a good Skipper?
This short article by Ron Snyder is the perfect way to check!

Five Water Safety Strategies.
Great reminders before we head out on the water!

Updated Schedule as of July 4, 2022

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