Sunshine Coast Pulling Together Canoe Journey 2011
Traveling from Tofino to Ahousaht to Port Alberni from June 30th to July 8th.
About SCPT Family
- Sunshine Coast Pulling Together Canoe Journey 2011
- 3 canoe families from the Sunshine Coast participated in 2011 PULLING TOGETHER on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. This annual event involves approximately 20 canoe families, or 300 participants, and community members en route. Pulling Together is a unique opportunity for the RCMP, First Nations People, Youth, and other government agencies to work together and build relations. Thank you for visiting our blog. We hope to update the blog regularly until we meet again in Pulling Together 2012. All my relations.
Tuesday, 16 August 2011
Tuesday, 9 August 2011
Amazing Canoe Pics... Enjoy!
In the Bow
|SCPT Family Circle Discussion|
|This is Ingrid.|
Day 1: These Are the Days of Our Lives
Day 2: You're My Best Friend
Day 3: We are the Champions
Day 4: Pain is So Close to Pleasure
Day 5: Another One Bites the Dust
Day 6: Keep Yourself Alive
Day 7: A Kind of Magic
Day 8: Now I'm Here
Day 9: Under Pressure
Day 10: Staying Power
|The Engine Room|
|This is Bradyn.|
This is Bradyn. Bradyn is another youth part of the 2011 Pulling Together Journey. I have fond memories of Bradyn. He is a soft spoken one... unassuming... but always willing to help. Braden paddled with the SD46 Canoe and he made up half of the "engine room." The engine room of the SD46 canoe is exactly how it sounds... He is all POWER. You would not suspect this from this 6 foot plus youth, but his contribution as a puller was phenomenal. How do I know this? In Bamfield, 4 members from the SD46 canoe was asked to help out the skipper from the Dancing Serpent. The Dancing Serpent was the last canoe to be transported by barge and needed a crew to bring her to shore. Bradyn, Josh, Signy, and myself were asked to help out. It was an amazing experience and Bradyn set the pace. He had certainly impressed the skipper of the Dancing Serpent. He definitely impressed me. Bradyn practically pulled the entire canoe and the rest of us were ornaments. Well, we did help but truthfully... I barely managed to keep up with the pace. Way to go Bradyn. Aside from mishearing Bradyn from time to time (sorry, my bad), Bradyn was a welcomed addition to the SD 46 canoe and the Sunshine Coast Pulling Together family. Love you Big B.
Monday, 1 August 2011
Special Relationships - Margaret
As I spent more time with Margaret, I realized that she was on her own personal journey as well. I watched her grow and blossom during the 10 days with all participants, from fairly reserved to totally involved. Margaret still sat quietly at times, just making her dreamcatchers, but she also joined others in the ‘gift-making circles’ that occurred more often as we had more free time. In addition, her lovely singing voice grew in strength and confidence as our Sunshine Coast Family sang and drummed songs together under our tent. I was honoured to be present as she shared many incidents from both her past and present that were shaping and defining decisions about her life path. She reclaimed her education goal while on this Pulling Together Journey. I know Margaret will do well on her continuing journey. She is a strong youth leader. I thank her for our time together.
Submitted by Tamara Forsyth
Special Relationships - Ashley
|Cnst. Taylor & Bradyn|
Ashley is the epitome of ‘youth liaison’. From taking ‘pink pyjamas’ morning teasing (and giving it right back!) to being one of the last ones around the campfire at night, roasting S’mores with the youth, Ashley filled her days participating 100%. She joked with - and challenged - the youth and other adults. She was both ‘Cnst. Muscles’ and ‘Bow Babe’. Our family’s stories ‘touched’ her heart. As ‘skipper-in-training’, she was frequently called upon to take charge in a variety of areas. Ashley: Calm. Direct. Skilled. Helpful. Sensitive. Leader. I was honoured to journey with her.
Submitted by Tamara Forsyth
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