Some say the ancient human settlement at Jericho was called E’eyoughmough. Long before the Jericho Sailing Centre, the Jericho Beach Air Station or Jerry’s Cove logging operation; long before the fresh water stream flowing into the tidal estuary below the south shore’s old growth Douglas Fir forest was noted in Captain George Vancouver’s log; before 3,000 years of tides washed in and out of our ocean inlet under the mountains, human hands first connected to paddles here and began a long history of shoveling the Salish Sea into their wake.
This weekend Jericho celebrates our continuing, longstanding relationship with the paddle, as 3,500 participants pick one up for the 2016 UBC REC Day of the Longboat. The Jericho Sailing Centre, Vancouver’s Ocean Community Centre, has hosted the UBC “Day of the Longboat” for more than a quarter of a century and we welcome everyone to come view this spectator friendly, ocean playground, community event onOctober 1 & 2 (0830-1600H). You will witness an invigoratingly unique, very large, slightly loud, Salish Sea, celebration of the paddle; our soul connection to Vancouver’s most ancient community. Your ocean spirit, will be lifted.
For more info on Day of the Longboat, paddle over to: http://www.recreation.ubc.ca/