Welcome to Salmon Homecoming!
We are very happy you are interested in participating in this year’s exhibition. If you have participated in the past, please note that we now require each individual canoe to register online to participate. This is for everyone’s safety and helps us be better prepared. Canoe Family Skippers, please indicate your family’s participation in the Coastal Song and Dance Exhibition and/or the Canoe Welcoming Ceremony. Your online registration will immediately go to Gail Morris and Sadie Whitener.
We do what we can to help with travel expenses by offering an honorarium to the first fifteen individual canoes and canoe families participating in the Song and Dance Exhibition. Registration needs to be submitted by September 1st. We will only be able to provide meals for participants in the Song and Dance Exhibition, Canoe skippers, pullers, and essential ground crew (typically one or two ground crew who have registered online). We regret that we are not able to provide meals for canoe family members who may attend the Salmon Homecoming Celebration, but do not register and participate in these activities.
Since the high tide is late in the day, we invite canoe families to Waterfront Park early Saturday afternoon to present a Coastal Song and Dance Exhibition. Our Elders have reminded us that they would like to see participants in regalia. Let’s share our beautiful culture with everyone!
The Canoe Welcoming Ceremony will start at 5:00 PM Saturday. Plan to be at the boat ramp early enough for a 40-minute pull in good weather. Canoes will start from Don Armeni Boat Ramp and paddle to Waterfront Park, which is located between the Seattle Aquarium and the Big Wheel. After the welcoming, canoes will be guided to the marina north of the aquarium.
Please bring regalia for the Coastal Song and Dance Exhibition Saturday afternoon!
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