This solemn ceremony welcomed elders and representatives from many local peoples, and others from all across Canada.
|The first wave arrives|
|They approach the dignitaries and crowd at the waterfront, on what was traditional Coast Salish land.|
|At first we thought there were only five boats, and though they were very beautiful, we were a bit disappointed there weren't more. THEN the second wave arrived!|
|A few boats arrived singing|
|Rafted up to await their entrance|
|A local newspaper the next day|