Sunday, July 6, 2008

Paddler's Welcome

Stephanie Buffum of the Friends of the San Juans has asked whether our club would be interested in paddling alongside these eight tribal nations on their way across the Haro Strait. We've also been asked to host a meal for them on their rest day, July 25th. Be sure and let Halpern know soon what you'd like to do for these honored paddlers!!!!

Here's what's already underway through the Friends:
Welcome Dinner
Thurs. July 24th
7 p.m.
Roche Harbor
Grassy picnic Area
(near the pool)

Bring a dish
to share

SJI Welcome Dinner for Lummi Nation, Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, Tulalip Tribes, Sammish Indian Nation, Nooksack Nation, Suquamish Tribes traveling through our area July 24-26 to Cowichan, BC.

This event is free and open to the public!

ABOUT THE CANOE JOURNEY – The Canoe Journey is filled with ceremony symbolic of ancient times when one nation would travel into the territory of another, reminding us of the importance of the sharing of culture and respect for Indigenous people all over the world. The journeys involve visits with Indian and non native hosts.

The Journey provides an excellent setting for strength and self-reliance, balanced with interdependence in a drug free environment. The movement has grown to become a major force in positively influencing many lives. As many as 80 ocean-going canoes, from a variety of canoe cultures and nations, will make the final destination to Cowichan, B.C. Canada (near Duncan). The end of the Journey marks the beginning of the 2008 Indigenous Games in Cowichan.

WANT TO HELP? Call 378-2319
• Escort boats for Haro Strait crossing Sat. July 26th (depart Roche 8am).
• Donations - ferry tickets for ground crew travel.
• Help with meals.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Call FRIENDS of the San Juans 378-2319

1 comment:

Chandira said...

Thanks Amy Lou! Love to you too! We could all do with a bit more, couldn't we? :-)

That weekend looks like a lot of fun, I wish I could make it up there again for that, I love San Juan Island. It's a very special place, as you obviously know!