Friendship House Paddle for Wellness 2015 – Blessing Ceremony and Celebration Community Invitation
The Paddle for Wellness Project is an educational, hands-on program that has been engaging Friendship House staff, clients and community members in a series of exciting culturally-based activities.
The Friendship House staff and Kaien Island Elders of the Friendship House are hosting a Historic Paddle Blessing Ceremony and Celebration at the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre. In addition to 300 canoe paddles, they will also be blessing a number of other culturally important items that have recently been completed including a smokehouse, traditional drums and regalia.
To kick off this year’s Seafest celebrations the Friendship House is inviting and encouraging all community members to come and witness this significant cultural event.