2018/2019 FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN- RIG KAIGANI FOR TRADITIONAL CANOE SAILING!
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SPECIAL EVENTS- 2018/2019
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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