Andrea Palframan

Save the Date, Salt Spring!

By Andrea Palframan / September 9, 2021 /

Here we float again! Join an on-the-water, paddle powered concert afloat with RAVEN! You are invited to join the show by paddling your kayak, canoe, rowboat or stand-up paddleboards to the deck of the Pontiki, a handcrafted pontoon that will serve as a floating stage for the wonderful Luke Wallace.  About the Event Festival Afloat:…

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PHOTOS: On the water with RAVEN at #festivalafloat Vancouver

By Andrea Palframan / August 15, 2021 /

A golden evening raised over $20k in support of Heiltsuk Nation with RAVEN and Desiree Dawson. Experience #festivalafloat at Jericho Beach!

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A flood of support to protect the Peace

By Andrea Palframan / August 4, 2021 /

When we planned to get together for a different kind of “Paddle for the Peace” this summer, we expected a smattering of supporters to float up for a mellow evening of music and friendship in Victoria. That’s exactly what happened. But what we didn’t predict was what big waves our “Festival Afloat” would make! From…

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A magical evening afloat for Heiltsuk Nation

By Andrea Palframan / July 16, 2021 /

A glorious sun drenched evening on Cusheon Lake brought paddlers – and swimmers – out to hear the sweet tunes of Yael Wand and the legendary Bill Henderson (Chiliwack, UHF). Kwakiutl elder Christine Hunt opened the event to thank people for their support of her Heiltsuk relatives, and by calling for a minute of silence…

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Paddle up to the Providence for a Vancouver Concert Afloat!

By Andrea Palframan / July 15, 2021 /

Save the date! Saturday August 14th, join a community paddle in Vancouver to support Heiltsuk Nation. Location: Jericho Beach: launch your boat here or paddle to the Jericho pier from Spanish Banks, Kits Beach or False CreekDate: Saturday August 14th, 7 pmMusician: Desirée Dawson Throw down your canoe, kayak, paddle board, rowboat … whatever you got!…

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VIDEO: Inside an Indigenous Environmental Assessment

By Andrea Palframan / July 15, 2021 /

Heiltsuk Integrated Resource Management’s Diana Chan joined Firelight Group’s Justin Chan to take us out onto the water in Heiltsuk territory with the team who are conducting an ambitious and unique Indigenous Environmental Impact Assessment in the Great Bear Sea. Learn about the blending of western science with Indigenous knowledge, and discover special shellfish stewardship practices.

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Montreal floats live jazz show for Indigenous rights

By Andrea Palframan / July 14, 2021 /

Save the date! Saturday August 21st, Montreal will float on the beautiful sounds of a jazz quartet in the outdoor courtyard of Le Livart on rue St. Denis.

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Victoria Float Up Concerts – July 22 AND July 29

By Andrea Palframan / July 12, 2021 /

Float your canoe, kayak, paddleboard, floatie, rowboat (you name it!) to some music and stories on the dock at Victoria Canoe and Kayak Club, featuring Kwakwaka’wakw & Songhees/Coast Salish artist Brianna Dick and live music!

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Salt Spring Island Concert Afloat

By Andrea Palframan / July 6, 2021 /

RAVEN is ready to host our second floating concert of the season on Thursday, July 15! Our first attempt was derailed by “Junuary” rains but undaunted, we ride again. From a dock on Cusheon Lake, before an audience of folks in small watercraft & paddleboards, the wonderful Bill Henderson (Chilliwack, UHF, Order of Canada) is…

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An oil spill in Heiltsuk waters

By Andrea Palframan / June 21, 2021 /

Heiltsuk Nation is currently conducting its own, Indigenous-led Environmental Impact Assessment, drawing on Indigenous ecological knowledge and western science to determine the health of the spill area, which has beena marine breadbasket for Indigenous peoples since time immemorial. The Heiltsuk are determined to heal the land and waters — but to do so, they need patient observation and hard data.

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