Kaigani is recruiting local families for an amazing Gathering on Salt Spring Island August 12-18th, 2018 sponsored by our friends of the WOLF School on Salt Spring Island.

Cost: WOLF Program tuition plus travel costs to Salt Spring on private barge

* As a canoe family we are trying to secure private boat to transport our group with our Voyaging canoes to this amazing Gathering. Cost depends on size of group and space. TBD

PLEASE read about this event below, I cannot do it justice, the amazing-ness of the experience.

Community Canoe Building Project

Kaigani was recently partnered with Spring Street International School, HS STEM Center, Friends of the San Juans, Island Rec, and Washington Canoes to present a program to youth from all organizations coming together to learn the process of constructing traditional Lummi cedar-strip travel canoes. Elder and Master Canoe Builder Dean Washington of the Lummi Nation mentored our youth and community members in the process and we constructed two more coast Salish style cedar strip canoes currently stewarded by SSIS and Kaigani Canoe Voyaging.

These canoes will be shared community resources for respective canoe programs.

The partnership has also obtained the master canoe mold and seeking funds to pay for it so that subsequent canoes can be built at wholesale cost using the canoe mold as yet another valuable community asset to promote canoe culture and maritime skills/shipwright training to our youth.

Our Non-Profit foresees shared access to the canoe mold as a means to not only engage our program youth in vocational maritime skills, but selling the canoes to private funders, community at large, mainland programs, etc as a means to fund our regular year round programs to offset costs and create longevity.



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