top of page

Mon, Jul 01

|

Ottawa

ONEC’s Big Canoe Paddle to Welcome the Chief Pinesi Flotilla

Join us on Chief Pinesi Day to greet the flotilla arriving from Oka and participate in the welcoming paddle to Governor's Bay and beyond

ONEC’s Big Canoe Paddle to Welcome the  Chief Pinesi Flotilla
ONEC’s Big Canoe Paddle to Welcome the  Chief Pinesi Flotilla

Time & Location

Jul 01, 2024, 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Ottawa, 501 Sir-George-Étienne-Cartier Pkwy, Ottawa, ON K1M 2K7, Canada

Guests

About the Event

Join ONEC’s welcoming paddle for the Chief Pinesi Flotilla which is going from Oka to Ottawa.  This recreates the return trip of many Algonquins from their summer encampment in Oka to their hunting grounds.  Chief Pinesi’s hunting ground covered the present City of Ottawa.  The Chief wrote many petitions to the British Governor demanding enough territory to support himself and his family.  On July 1 the Chief Pinesi flotilla ends at Governors’ Bay and it's participants will proceed to ceremonies in Stanley Park. ONEC’s welcome paddle will continue towards Rideau Falls and perhaps the Hull Marina before returning to ONEC.  If you wish, you can further embrace reconciliation at the Chief Pinesi Day celebrations at the New Edinburgh Fieldhouse in Stanley Park.

Eligibility for this free event: ONEC members, their guests and accompanied children 12 years and older; some canoeing experience required.  Exact route taken will depend on weather conditions.

Share This Event

or, back to

Club Calendar   I   Rowing Calendar   I  Sailing Calendar   I   Tennis Calendar   I   Paddling Calendar

bottom of page