Indigenous Youth Canoe Race – Limited Edition Fundraising Paddle
Youth Indigenous Canoe Race
It has been over 100 years since the shores of what is known today as Rocky Point Park in Port Moody have been witness to canoe races.
Villages from all over the area would come together for a friendly competition. This would also give communities time to trade goods with each other.
Fast forward to today…
Those villages of past still thrive today, working our youth and helping them to strive for their dreams and goals. These communities help our youth to learn the spirit of working together as a team, to watch out for each other.
My vision is to invite villages to bring the youth of their communities to Port Moody to once again race in the bay that is now Rocky Point Park. To inspire local Indigenous Youth to create teams, to work as one mind, one heart and begin competing in races.
These teams would come together to begin working daily training that is designed to help with self confidence and health improvement. Daily runs, learning about healthy eating. Pulling together in a canoe, learning to work together to keep the canoe moving forward.
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(aka Stephen Armstrong)
Support the resurgence of Indigenous Cultural Activities and the Canoe Day Race at the 2019 Burrard Inlet Fish Festival, Rocky Point Park, City of Port Moody on Saturday August 10th, 12-6pm
10 – Limited edition handmade paddles for sale for $500 with net proceeds going to the production costs of the race.
Race Director: Xem-Tu-Mus (aka Stephen Armstrong) Kwikwetlem Nation Member