Master carvers Manny and Elmer Sampson and chainsaw carver Dan Richey examine a log back in June that is being transformed in a canoe for Transfer Beach. (Mike Gregory Photo)

Stz’uminus holding heritage festival to unveil canoe for Transfer Beach

The public is invited to the Stz’uminus Heritage Festival next week to unveil the cedar canoe that will be permanentily positioned at Transfer Beach in the near future.

The project has been a joint effort between the town and Stz’uminus First Nation for Canada 150.

Everyone is invited to the Stz’uminus Community Centre from 5-8 p.m. next Wednesday (Nov. 8) for the celebration.

The free event will be a sharing of tradition food, art and songs.

All the carving work for the canoe was done by elders and master carvers Elmer and Manney Sampson.

Chainsaw carver Dan Richey constructed the base which is a series of waves also from cedar.

Watch for a profile of Richey in next week’s edition of the Chronicle.

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