Replacements hang on for canoe win

On May 22 the Haisla Nation Council held the Haisla Days/Canoe Race at Kitamaat Village.

On May 22 the Haisla Nation Council held the Haisla Days/Canoe Race at Kitamaat Village.

Three teams accepted the invitation and competed in the 36-foot Haisla ocean-going canoes.

The canoers had to paddle a distance of 1.5 km to the finish line where a crowd of spectators had gathered to cheer on their favourite team.

In the first race, the Uwista team, led by Cassidy Bolton, finished in front of the Northern Spirit team led by Ruth Mills.

The final race had Uwista up against the Replacements led by Jake Duncan.

The Uwista team, with Ellis Ross as the skipper, started strongly but the Replacements team executed a perfect sharp turn on the first leg and held a slight lead from there that was enough to give their team the victory.

The Haisla Canoe Race is part of a long tradition. Back in the day, each clan would build a special canoe designed for racing.

The competition is still fierce today. It has become an honour just to participate in this race and even more of an honour to win it.


Once again, the Haisla Days organization would like to congratulate the 2011 Haisla Days-Canoe Race champion: The Replacements – they will have their name displayed on a banner that will hang at the Haisla Recreation Centre.

The Haisla Days organization would like to thank the volunteers for making this event a success: Sue Smith, Marilyn Furlan, Ellis Ross, Philippe Ross, Garry Wilson, Marc-André and the in-house announcer Willard Grant.

We hope to see you again next year.



Just Posted

Mobile complaint team coming to B.C.’s northwest

Ombudsperson’s office wants to hear from wronged residents

Bears hyper-focused on feeding

Public urged to remove attractants as bears get ready for hibernation

Kool-Aid Man bails on Terrace and Kitimat mayoral race

Says he has accomplished goal of raising electoral awareness

Cannery Road Race returns with a bang

Approximately 150 people competed in 10 events after one year hiatus

55+ Games athletes compete for gold

70 athletes from Zone 10 are competing

Watch out for Pavement Patty: Drivers warned outside B.C. elementary school

New survey reveals unsafe school zones during 2018 back-to-school week

‘Like an Alfred Hitchcock movie’: Birds fall dead from the sky in B.C. city

Raptor expert says he’s never seen it happen anywhere in the Lower Mainland

Canada signs global pact to help rid world’s oceans of abandoned fishing gear

The federal Fisheries Minister says it’s a ‘critical issue’

GOP pushing forward for Kavanaugh, accuser wants ‘fairness’

Kavanaugh has denied al allegations of sexual misconduct

Tent city campers now allowed to stay in B.C. provincial park

Contrary to earlier reports, Ministry of Environment says there is no deadline for campers to leave Greater Victoria camp site

Former VP of lululemon joins B.C. cannabis cultivation facility

Kerry Biggs will be the Chief Financial Officer of True Leaf, in Lumby

Could cannabis help keep people in B.C. on treatment for opioid addiction?

People on opioid agonist treatment face lower risks of overdosing, BC Centre on Substance Use says

Northwest B.C. high school student lands role in Monkey Beach

The novel by Haisla-author Eden Robinson is being filmed in Kitimat and Kitamaat Village

Around the BCHL – Trail Smoke Eater grad to captain NCAA Michigan Tech Huskies

Around the BCHL is a regular look at the BCHL and goings-on throughout the junior A world.

Most Read