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Penn Cove Water Festival

May 18 @ 11:00 am 5:00 pm

The Mission of the Penn Cove Water Festival Association is to continue an annual revival of the historic Coupeville Water Festival by bringing families together to enjoy Native American canoe racing, entertainment, crafts and culture and by giving them a chance to learn about, appreciate, and protect the environment in which we all live.

Sound Water Stewards is looking for volunteers to help table at this event!

Please contact: Paul Belanger | pebelanger@glassdesignresources.com | Mobile Phone (303) 249-7966 if interested!

To learn more about the history and culture of this event, read more here.


Entertainment Schedule
11:00-11:30 Welcome / Announcements with PCWF President Gary Piazzon, Coupeville Mayor Molly Hughes, Samish Elder Rosie James and PCWF Native American Advisor Lou LaBombard (Seneca)

11:30-11:50 Dedication of Festival in Memory of Tsimshain Haayuuk Elder Doreen May Nathan and Artist Roger Purdue

12:00-12:45 Shifty Sailors (Songs of the seas)
1:00-1:45 Peter Ali (Flute Music)
2:00-2:45 Swil Kanim (Violin/ Stories)

2:45-3:00 Lou LaBombard (Storytelling in Museum)
3:00-3:45 Rona Yellow Robe & Bruce Witham (Songs/ Stories)
4:00-5:00 Tsimshian Haayuuk Dancers (Traditional Dancing)

In-between performances, we’ll hear updates of the Canoe Races that can be viewed from the Wharf, along Front Street and/or at the Boat Launch in Capt. Coupe Park.

· MC – Rick Castillano
· Canoe Racing Announcers Freddy Lane & Michael Vendiola
· Lou LaBombard will be telling Native American Myths and Legends in the Coupeville Museum downstairs.

May 17th, Native American Myths and Legends at Pacific Rim Institute around the bonfire at 7:30 by Lou LaBombard (Haudenosaunee) Anthropologist/lecturer/storyteller