skipper (253) 350-7118
The following is an excerpt from Anita's Story (Tribal Journeys 2007 Paddle to Lummi):
Mary was skipper on the Blue Heron and Ire was lead puller on the Raven. For a few private moments when other people were talking back and forth across the canoes, Mary and Ire were sharing their experiences in Lushootseed. It was moving to me. How long has it been since people have talked between canoes in Lushootseed, having an authentic, non-rehearsed exchange in traditional canoes?
Thank you Laughs-a-lot (Anita)
Tribal Journey 2013 Quinault (Taholah)
"Honoring the Warrior"
July 29, 2013
We plan on traveling from Celilo Village starting Monday July 15/16, travel to Portland area Sunday July 21 then to the mouth of the Columbia River. Arrive at Taholah July 31.
If you are interested a "I Plan on Attending" form can be E-mailed to you. A $30.00 non-refundable fee is required.
July 15 Mon Travel to Celilo Village
July 18 Thu Celilo Village - The Dallas 11 miles
July 19 Fri The Dallas - Hood River 24 miles
July 20 Sat Hood River - Cascade Locks 19 miles
July 21 Sun Cascade Locks - Chinook Landing 29 miles
July 22 Mon Chinook Landing - Fort Vancouver (96 miles)
July 23 Tue Fort Vancouver - St. Helens 20 miles
July 24 Wed St. Helens - Longview/Raineer 22 miles
July 25 Thu Longview - Skamokaway 33 miles
July 26 Fri Skamokaway - Chinook City 26 miles
July 27 Sat Chinook (96+ 101 miles)
July 28 Sun Bear Creek - Bay Center 22 miles
July 29 Mon Bay Center - Tokeland 7 miles
July 30 Tue Tokeland - Ocean Shores 25 miles
July 31 Wed Ocean Shores - Pt. Grenville 31 milesAug 1- 6 Thur-Tue Quinault (Taholah) (197+85) miles
Events and happenings of the Canoe family. Funny and unusual events, lessons learned.
Fund raiser for the family. 100 books already sold!
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Sat May 11 @10am from Redondo - Canoe Practice
Fri May 17 @6pm Song/Dance at (Kent) Phoenix Academy 264xx 110 Ave SE. All are welcome!
Sat May 18 @ 2pm Blue Heron Heritage Family - Canoe Practice at Newcastle Beach Park Newcastle Beach Park 4400 Lake Washington Blvd SE.
Sat Jun 1 @2pm BH Heritage Family - Practice at East Shore Unitarian Church (Ed Bldg-Spring Hall)
Mon-Fri Jun 10-15 Canoe Columbia River Ending at Chinook (City) 1st Salmon Ceremony.
Sat Jun 22 @ 10am Performance at Kent International Festival - 3rd & Harrison
Sun Jun 23 @ 9am from Redondo - Low Tide Festival - Performance
Gift Making continues
The Blue Heron
The (Great) Blue Heron has a subspecies that does not migrate. One such colony is in the Black River (not now existing) area located between Renton and Tukwila. A potential subdivision now threatens this colony. There is a effort to save this colony. See: http://www.heronsforever.org/
Redondo - From I-5 between Federal Way and Kent take Exit 147 (S. 277 St) turn west. Go past Pac. Hiway S. At top of bluff road will turn south and wind down to water. Just past Salty's Restaurant is a pay-to park lot. parking on street may be unavailable. #Redondo
Solo Point - From I-5 south of Tacoma take Exit 119 and head west. Immediately after the RR tracks veer right onto the Steilacoom-Dupont Rd. At 2.0 miles turn left (west) onto a paved road. On your left will be brown Wa. St. outline sign. Stay on this road for 2 more miles until you meet the water and boat launch.#Solo point
Alki Pt. - from I-5 take the West Seattle Freeway. Take the Avalon-Harbor Ave exit/ Turn right onto Harbor Ave. Just pass Salty's and Alki Crab is Kayak and skin dive park. Take second drive to boat launch.
Dance Team - From I-405 South Take the Coal Creeek PKWY Exit 10 and turn right onto Coal Creek PKWY for .4 miles then turn left onto Factoia BLVD SE for 1.2 miles (past Factoria Mall) It becomes 128 Pl SE. Turn left onto SE 32 ST It will be about two blocks on your right.
Dance Team - From I-90 Seattle
Take the Exit 10B/Richards Rd for .1 miles then turn left onto Factoia
BLVD SE/128 Pl SE Turn left onto SE 32 ST It will be about two
blocks on your right.
Dance Team - From I-405 North Take Exit 12/SE 8th ST turn left onto SE 8th ST for .5 miles. then veer right onto Richards Rd SE for 1.3 miles’ Then turn right onto SE 32 ST. It will be about two blocks on your right.
Dance Team - From I-90 East Take Exit 11 and veer right on ramp Then turn left onto SE EastgateWay for 1.5 miles. Turn right on 128 Pl SE Turn left onto SE 32 ST It will be about two blocks on your right.
Cathaloptle Plankhouse - South on I-5 to exit 14 -west on SR 501 2.5 miles to Stop light/sign - right (north) on to Main about .8 mile - left into Wild Life Refuge Parking Lot (gravel).
Newcastle Beach Park - 4400 Lake Washington Blvd SE - From I-405, take the 112th Avenue SE exit (#9). At the top of the ramp, turn west towards Lake Washington. Turn right onto Lake Washington Blvd SE. Continue down hill into the park (Road dead ends at Park).