The SJRC is thrilled to announce that we will have a guest speaker event on March 15th from 6-7:30pm. The event will take place at the First Light St. John’s Friendship Centre on 40 Quidi Vidi Road. All SJRC members are invited and encouraged to attend! If you would like to attend in-person or virtually, please RSVP here: https://forms.gle/yTiWx7fSPmwsBTSg8
Noel Joe is a member of the First Light community. In his presentation, Noel will be sharing his knowledge of birch bark canoes along with his experience and journey paddling to St Pierre & Miquelon with members of his family and community back in 2004.
This event was supported by the Rowing Canada Community Sport for All Initiative funding received by the St. John’s Rowing Club.
Link to the livestream event:
To join the video meeting, click this link: meet.google.com/ukb-dqse-igw
To join by phone instead, dial (CA) +1 226-317-4420 and enter this PIN: 738 414 631#
More phone numbers: https://tel.meet/ukb-dqse-igw?pin=9455387133103
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Members of the club and First Light had a great evening with Noel Joe. Noel shared a CBC short documentary featuring his family and their canoe-building skills: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2L0nSIRlo60
CBC documentary description:
Mi’sel Joe, Chief of Miawpukek First Nation, has spent decades working to bring the tradition of birchbark canoe–building back to his community. With the help of his brother Billy Joe and Derek Stride, Chief Joe is reviving a tradition that was almost lost. By building canoes using only materials harvested from the land, they are connecting to the past and ensuring their culture survives.