Four Winds Brigade

The Four Winds Brigade consists of four brigades of voyageur canoes, following wind and water from the north, south, east and west, converging:

  • at the confluence of waters,
  • on Asinabke—aka Victoria Island,
  • at the foot of Parliament Hill,
  • on Canada’s birth day, July 1, 2017.

Traditionally, voyageur canoes carried a cargo of furs and trade goods. For this voyage, these canoes will carry a different kind of payload—ideas, hopes and dreams. Their mission is to draw attention to the need for everyone, from citizen advocacy to the highest political echelons to the spirit of reconciliation—they want to see a Canada where all cultures can work and live together in peace and harmony and justice, and to also highlight reconciliation with the ecosystems that support us.

For more information, and to follow its progress:

Sunday June 25th - Four Winds Brigade travelling across Big Rideau Lake.

Lyse Prendergast