Munu Canoe Family Fundraiser

Fundraiser and Cultural Demonstration

Monday, May 21  |  11 am to 2:30 pm
Gabriola Sands Provincial Park (Twin Beaches)  |  Gabriola Island

Free admission! Everyone Welcome!

Tribal Journeys is an annual event uniting Coastal First Nations of the Pacific Northwest, reviving Indigenous traditions, and fostering cultural revitalization and reconciliation. Led by Elder Gary Manson, Munu Canoe Family will paddle from Snuneymuxw Territory to Puyallup Territory in Washington State to join over 70 canoe families in this life-changing event.

Enjoy a rare opportunity to celebrate, witness, honour, and support Munu Canoe Family as they prepare for this year’s journey.

Click here to go to the Tribal Journeys website.

Want to volunteer? We have many opportunities for volunteer participation.
Contact: gabriola.reconciliation@gmail.com

11:00 — Barbecue, Raffle Ticket sales begin
11:15 — Opening Remarks
Noon — Arrival of Munu Canoe and Welcome Protocol
12:30 — Elder Gary Manson and Munu Paddlers: Traditional Songs, Dancing, and Presentation
2:15 — Raffle Draws
3:00 — Closing Remarks

Buy a barbecued hamburger/veggie burger, salad, and a drink for only $10 — all proceeds from food sales go directly to Munu Canoe.

Planning to eat or drink? Help us out with costs and clean-up by bringing your own plate, cup, and utensils.

Raffle Prizes:
Carved paddle
Gift baskets

GERTIE! A by-donation GERTIE shuttle will start at 10:45 a.m. from Agi Co-op Hall to the Ferry and then Twin Beaches. Return trips will begin at 2:30 p.m. and run until the 3:05 ferry.

Event Organizer:
Gabriola From Truth to Reconciliation Committee (see our Facebook page here)

Business & Organization Sponsors & Donors
BC Ferries • Gabriola Arts Council • Gabriola Commons • Gabriola Lions Club • Gabriola Museum & Heritage Society • Gertie • Haven • Island Home and Garden • Island Meat & Deli • La Vie Belle • Lynch Group • Mad Rona’s • Nature Spirit Earth Market • New Society Publisher • Panacea • Paprika Gallery • People for a Healthy Community • Robert’s Place Restaurant • Royal Lepage • Twin Beaches Mall • Village Food Market • Village Liquor Store • Woodfire

Individual Donors
Marylyn Beaubien • Dave Bouvier • Lynn Bowerman • Cassandra Burt • Tom Cameron • Ron Crown • D’Dance Glass • Tony Grove • Howard Houle • Rosanne Konrad • Anne Landry • Ruth McCollum • Maya Ruggles • Graham Sheehan • April Vannini

Canoe illustration: Kara Wylde

Click here for the Munu Canoe Family Fundraiser Facebook Page.

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