Planning is underway for the 16th Annual Pulling Together Canoe Journey, which will take place in the the traditional territories of the Lil’wat, Samahquam, Skatin, Xa’xtsa, and Sts’ailes, traveling along Lillooet and Harrison Lakes to the Fraser River.
The theme of the 2016 Journey is “Back to the Future” which is inspired by one of the goals of this year’s journey to reconnect the Lil’Wat, In-SHUCK-ch and Xa’xtsa Communities to one another through their traditional Canoe Culture. This journey is a chance to recognize the communities’ rich and important history.
In January 2016 the Pulling Together Canoe Society published anewsletter with an update from the Planning Committee and important details about the event. Those who wish to participate in the journey should note that this year the planning committee has limited the participation to 20 canoes to ensure the safety of participants, to provide independent campsites, to minimize environmental impacts, and meet community capacity requirements. If your canoe family wishes to participate in the 2016 canoe journey, you must return the Canoe Family Application of Intent by February 29, 2016.