Celebrate National Indigenous People’s Day in a canoe or watch from the pier as Ta-ah Amy George and Cultural Leader Charlene Aleck lead a water blessing ceremony for the Burrard Inlet. Hear the different songs and witness the traditional ocean-going canoes from neighbouring First Nations. Share in a community Feast, and enjoy live entertainment and a Give Away.
Listen to Carleen Thomas share slides and family stories about her Nation’s history located here in the Burrard Inlet. Further your understanding of what it means to be residents of Port Moody and joining the legacy of ancestors sharing the sacred responsibility to care for these Coast Salish Lands and Waters.
Lets work together to create gifts for the Give Away at our Nation Indigenous People’s Day event. Bring your traditional artistic practice and enough materials to share if you wish. Some supplies will be available. Contact us for further details.
April 20th will be the first event of a Spring long journey with the Welcome Post Project. Join us as we celebrate water’s significance in Coast Salish culture and the connection water has to our community and way of life.
Visual and multi media artist Ocean Hyland will be spending two weeks at the Hatchery refining her skills as an apprenticing carver. She will be joined by various mentors and Coast Salish artists. Come learn more about Coast Salish style and design. Artist talk. May 2, 7-9pm
Kwantlin artist and cultural leader Brandon Gabriel returns to our community to further our conversation about participating in change and how part of this change is understanding how water is sacred for all of our relations.
Journey up the Indian Arm in traditional canoes led by cultural leader and skipper Dennis Thomas. Learn the history of the first people of the Inlet, hear their songs, and visit ancestral village sites and see the pictrographs embedded in the rocks. Preregistration Required. Meet at Cates Park and bring a lunch.
Have you ever wondered what traditional medicines grow in our backyard? Join us as ethno-botanist and Knowledge Keeper Cease Wyss teaches us about the medicines growing in our forests. Learn how to harvest medicines and how to make them into teas. Each participant will take home their own tea concoction.
Thank you for applying to be an exhibitor or sponsor at our annual Fingerling Festival, one of the very best of its kind and oldest envirofests of its kind in BC, attracting over 5,500 people of all ages who love the environment just as much as we do.
For 2017, we are hoping for an even bigger turnout and an even more effective result…….come along and help us keep the shoreline and parkland areas of Port Moody healthy and natural. Nothing spoils a leisurely walk along a trail than to see trees coated in strangling English Ivy, or having Lamium coat the floor of what should be native ground cover. Let’s rid the area of these invasive pests!
Brandon Gabriel (Kwantlen) hosts a second community dialogue on reconciliation with a focus on how each one of us can embrace reconciliation on various levels in our lives. As the Welcome Post Project brings together settlers and migrants with Coast Salish People, this creates the opportunity to learn and share. T
Join artist and ethnobotanist Cease Wyss for nature walks along the Shoreline Trail. Come and experience the forest from a Coast Salish world-view. Learn traditional names and medicinal purposes of the plants and trees. Listen to stories of local history of this land and how the trees, rocks and animals all of our relations.
Fantastic, fun day at the Hoy / Scott Creek ‘Salmon Come Home’ Festival today!!! Lots of exhibitors (including P.M.E.S.) and activities for all.
Our friends from DFO (Scott & Maurice), Maple Creek Streamkeepers, Hyde Creek Watershed Society, Friends of DeBoville Slough, Burke Mountain Naturalists – plus Jay Peachy and his awesome coffee and singers, were all there to make it a super fun day.
The Port Moody Ecological Society is very happy to offer a two day Streamkeepers course, presented by the Pacific Streamkeepers Federation on June 7 & 8 from 9:30am to 4:30pm. This course will be held outdoors by our Noons Creek hatchery in the Shoreline Park on Ioco Road.