Cops, kids and canoes pulling to the future

Chilliwack, Upper Fraser Valley, Indigenous Policing Services

2021-07-19 10:32 PDT

File # Pulling together

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RCMP Indigenous Policing officers and local youth pulled together during the launching of canoes at Cultus Lake.

Launched and named with traditional ceremony on July 7 at Main Beach in Cultus Lake the West Wind and Wave Eater - 24’ CLIPPER canoes engineered to reflect the traditional Coast-Salish design – represent an opportunity for police to build positive relationships while engaging with local youth to promote healthy life style choices.

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It was really important to us to launch the canoes the right way, said Constable Jaden Courtney, Urban Indigenous Liaison Officer of the UFVRD RCMP. We raise our hands to Skowkale First Nation Chief Mark Point for guiding us in the ceremony, naming the canoes and appointing honourary skippers for the traditional teachings. We can’t wait to get out there and pull together towards a stronger relationship built on mutual respect and trust.

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Cpl. Mike Rail

Media Relations Officer
Upper Fraser Valley Regional Detachment
45877 Wellington Avenue, Chilliwack, BC V2P 2C8
Office: 604-393-3013
Fax: 604-393-3032


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