Paddle Together – Friday, May 13

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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

More details and register online


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