Students invited aboard West Shore RCMP's canoe for their outdoor education class

West Shore

2023-11-30 08:23 HNP

Under the Official Languages Act, this office provides services to the public in English only. You will find general information in both official languages at and

Aux termes de la Loi sur les langues officielles, ce bureau n'offre des services au public qu'en anglais. Vous trouverez des renseignements généraux dans les deux langues officielles au et

On November 29, students from Belmont Secondary School were invited aboard West Shore RCMP's 35-foot Pacific Dancer Canoe named TL’Ches Spirit. The TL’Ches Spirit boasts traditional Indigenous artwork and is used by the West Shore RCMP Indigenous and Community Policing Unit’s for community and cultural events.

West Shore RCMP TL'Chez Spirit Canoe

Our TL’Ches Spirit Canoe Program runs year-round (weather dependant), said Cst. Mark Hall, West Shore RCMP Community Policing Officer. We were very excited to welcome the students aboard who learned about the history of the canoe, it's connection to the land and, took away some new paddling skills.

Belmont Students Aboard TL'Chez Spirit

The students were all apart of the outdoor education class at Belmont School. Our Community Policing officers have completed Paddle Canada-Big Canoe Leader training which allows them to safely steer a big canoe, lead a crew of paddlers, plan canoe trips while exercising proper safety techniques.

West Shore RCMP live, work, and play on the Traditional Territories of the Lekwungen speaking people, the Songhees and Esquimalt First Nations.

Suivez-nous :
Date de modification :