Details for Canoe Families & Cultural Demonstrators ***DRAFT***
Welcome to our 2023 Salmon Homecoming Celebration!
We are very happy you are interested in participating in our Salmon Homecoming Celebration. 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 also 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. This year we will be offering an honorarium to the first ten individual canoes and canoe families participating in the Song and Dance Exhibition. Registration needs to be submitted by September 1st. We hope to be able to provide meals for participants, Canoe skippers, pullers, and essential ground crew (typically one or two ground crew who have registered online). We regret that we cannot 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 mid-afternoon, we invite canoes to arrive at Pier 62 at 1:00 PM Saturday and to share song and dance that afternoon in a Coastal Song and Dance Exhibition. Our Elders have reminded us that they want to see participants in regalia. Let’s share our beautiful culture with everyone!
We are planning to start the Canoe Welcoming Ceremony at Noon, Saturday, September 23rd. Plan to be at the boat ramp early enough for a 40-minute pull in good weather. As usual, canoes will start from Don Armeni Boat Ramp and paddle to Pier 62, located just north of the Seattle Aquarium. After the welcoming, canoes will be able to tie up at the pier or be given additional instructions. You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please bring regalia for the Coastal Song and Dance Exhibition Saturday afternoon!
Cultural Demonstrator Registration
Registration is necessary, to enable effective time management, but is also free for those who are not selling art for their primary purpose. The Salmon Homecoming Board requests authentic art and performers only.
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