Canoe Journey Journal

Coverage of the annual gathering of canoe cultures

  • Comments

Suquamish Tribe hosts Cold Water Training for canoe families July 12

July 8th, 2011 at Fri, 8th, 2011 at 12:41 pm by rwalker

The Suquamish Tribe will host Cold Water Training for canoe families, July 12, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., 7235 NE Parkway, Suquamish.

The training is open to all canoe families. Lunch will be provided.

According to Tina Jackson, Suquamish Tribe cultural activities coordinator, “We’ll cover hypothermia, flotation devices (go over the different types of PFDs) through lunch, then go down to the dock and go over strategies for what happens if the canoe tips over — getting out of the water as quickly as possible, getting the canoe tied to a support boat, getting out of the water into the support boat, towing the canoe, and self-rescuing the canoe.

“Should be really good, and mandatory for the Suquamish canoes.”

A Samish canoe family member said, “If you have never done an open water rescue, it’s great to get training in up-righting a swamped canoe and bailing it out and re-entering it safely.”

For more information, contact Jackson at (360) 394-8455 or tjackson@suquamish.nsn.us.

More articles by  >
ABOUT COMMUNITY BLOGS: Community blogs are written by volunteers. They are members of our community but not employees of this site or newspaper. They have applied or were invited to blog here but their words are their own and are not edited by the editor or staff of this site, and have agreed to abide by our Terms of Use. The authors are solely responsible for their content. If you have concerns about something you read on a community blog, please contact the author directly or email us.

COMMENTING RULES: We encourage an open exchange of ideas in the PNWLocalNews.com community, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. In a nutshell, don't say anything you wouldn't want your mother to read.

So keep your comments:

  • Civil
  • Smart
  • On-topic
  • Free of profanity

We ask that all participants own their words by logging in with their Facebook account. It's a simple process that will take seconds and helps keep our comments free of trolls, cranks, and “drive-by” commenters. We reserve the right to remove comments from anyone using screen names, pseudonyms or false identities. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.