Fort Langley Canoe Club Brigade Day Paddle 
FORT LANGLEY BRIGADE DAY PADDLE
  
 
             Be part of the tradition !
            Once a year, on the first Monday in August, a special celebration is staged on British Columbia's Fraser River at Fort Langley.   
Participants don their voyageur costumes and become an integral part of Fort Langley's Brigade Day celebrations.
 
   
             You are invited. 
   MONDAY, AUGUST 5, 2013
           to join this historic re-enactment and paddle from Mission to Fort Langley.
   
 

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TRAVEL PLANS
  
Meet other paddlers in Fort Langley at 7:30AM to register and for an early morning bus to Mission.  NOTE:  Last bus leaves promptly at 8:00 AM.
           
  Arrive at launch site, receive safety information and basic paddling instruction.
           
  Paddle from Mission to river rest stop (approximately 1 hour).  Stretch, have a snack, replenish water supply, don costumes (there are no change rooms so plan accordingly) and possibly pick up additional costume pieces.
Here you will be able to have modern, non-valuable items (ie small daybags, modern clothing, etc) stowed and transferred to Fort Langley for later pickup.
           
Paddle (approximately 1.5 hours) to meeting point up river from Fort Langley  where we will pick up cargo and dignitaries.  Final costume adjustments while sitting in boat.
           

Paddle (approximately half hour) to Fort Langley where our Brigade boats will be welcomed by a black powder salute, bagpipes, a cheering crowd and photographers.
           
Join the processional walk into Historic Fort Langley's stockade where re-enactment camps have been set up and a prepared light lunch will be waiting.
           
  Enjoy the village of Fort Langley as it celebrates BRIGADE DAYS.

            
REQUIREMENTS
 

A nominal level of fitness required (everyone paddles a total of 3 hours).  The time and effort required to make the trip from Mission to Fort Langley depends on the river's current and paddle power.

Must be 12 years or older.  EACH minor (19 years or younger) MUST be accompanied by an adult. 

  WAIVERS: EACH participant must submit a completed, signed waiver.
There are different waivers for adults (19+ yrs) and minors.
Email (be sure to get confirmation) or bring it with you to register.
 
VIEW or PRINT ADULT WAIVER   VIEW or PRINT MINOR WAIVER

Bring your own costume:  baggy pants, plain dark shoes, baggy cotton shirt, scarf or suitable hat.  A sash is a nice addition if possible.  Wrist watches and sunglasses (anything modern) to be hidden from view before the Fort comes into view.   

Bring sunblock and water (a small snack and 3 bottles of water will be provided).   For new paddlers, non-slip gloves are helpful.

   
2013  TICKETS


















Tickets:

$ 45  (includes insurance) CASH ONLY - exact amount appreciated.

Price includes: 

  • day parking at Historic Fort Langley

  • bus transportation to Mission

  • use of paddle & personal flotation device (pfd)

  • snack at rest stop and light lunch at Historic Fort Langley National Park 

  • BONUS!  Smiles, laughter, applause, that real good feeling when you do something special plus a memory which will last a lifetime. 

    
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TICKETS AVAILABLE AT:
FORT LANGLEY
NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE

7 DAYS A WEEK - 10:00am
to 5:00pm
23433 Mavis Avenue, Fort Langley, B.C.
click here for map and directions
 
 
   $45 per person CASH ONLY [correct amount appreciated]
 
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Appreciated OFFICIAL Brigade SPONSORS
   CLICK TO KNOW THEM BETTER ...    

  Rich Coleman MLA   Fort Langley Historic Site    
  ReMax Little Oak Realty - Fort Langley, BC   Collins Brothers Painting Ltd. sponsor link   Lee's Market   

         

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