On Friday, May 13 come out and celebrate the remarkable diversity of paddle craft in Vancouver. At least five First Nations canoes, dragon boats, kayaks, voyager canoes, outriggers – virtually any type of paddle craft imaginable are coming to the new docks just beside the Creekside Community Recreation Centre.
Schedule of events:
4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. – arrival of the First Nations canoes. These canoes will paddle up false creek in a flotilla and land at the new paddling centre just in front of the Creekside Community Recreation Centre.
5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. – formal Squamish welcome to the territory by a Squamish Elder
6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. – Inside the centre (upstairs in Multipurpose Room 4) there will be refreshments, photographs, paddle displays and other paddle related information. There will also be a special area for children’s activities.
8:30 p.m. – 9:15 p.m. – Sanford Osler will give a talk based on his book ‘Canoe Crossings” which will tie together all the paddling communities of B.C.
9:30 p.m. – event end