April 18: First Annual Canoe Festival on San Juan Island

The Outrigger Sailing Canoe Festival is is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 18, 2020 at Shipyard Cove on San Juan Island. Festivities include:

Opening ceremony

Presentations, talk story discussion

Potluck Lunch

Service Project

Canoe paddles - weather permitting

Community potlatch

Documentary showing of We the Voyagers - film by Mimi George www.vaka.org

Organizers hope the event will grow every year bringing together ocean and canoe people from the San Juan Archipelago/Salish Sea, across neighboring borders and extending across Pacific. One mind in the work, the spirit of the canoe, connecting to shared waterways, voyaging towards healing relations with our oceans and Earth Mother, growing community- and new stewards into future generations.

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