Tsleil-Waututh welcome paddlers to annual canoe races

Mike Billy of the Squamish Nation paddles hard to a second place finish at the opening of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation's annual canoe races at Whey-ah-wichen/Cates Park Friday. Teams compete against other First Nations from all over Coast Salish territory - the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island, and Washington state - in traditional dugout racing canoes. All teams camp and race at the park. The festival continues from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. It is free and open to the public, with arts and craft vendors on site and traditional food including barbecue salmon and bannock for sale. photos Mike Wakefield

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