Pulling Together

Led by the host Tseycum First Nation, 15 canoes paddled into Sidney’s Tulista Park Wednesday

Around 15 canoes paddled from Sidney Spit to the Town of Sidney’s Tulista Park Wednesday. Acting Mayor Kenny Podmore was on hand to welcome each of the canoe teams in the 2014 Pulling Together canoe journey.

Led by the host Tseycum First Nation, 15 canoes paddled into Sidney’s Tulista Park Wednesday on the last leg of the 2014 Pulling Together journey.

A co-operative event between B.C. First Nations and various government agencies, Pulling Together is designed to be a way to bring cultures closer together and raise understanding of each other. Acting Mayor of Sidney Kenny Podmore welcomed each canoe team and said he was impressed.

“It was just a wonderful sight,” he said. “I believe this is a first for Sidney. It was an honour to welcome them to the Town of Sidney. We should see more of it, we are neighbours and friends.”

The journey ended Thursday at Tseycum with canoe races and closing ceremonies.

 

— Steven Heywood/News staff

 

 

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