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Totem Pole Carving Program

Totem Pole Carving Program

Come and join Squamish Nation Artist See Appl-tun (Art Harry) for a weekly carving session from March to May 2022. All youth are invited to learn as they work together on an eight-foot totem pole which will stand at the entrance of the Foundry Sea to Sky Youth Hub, opening Summer 2022.

This program is facilitated and supervised by Youth Services staff and Art Harry. We are thankful for having amazing volunteers supporting the program from the Men’s Shed and community.

Cost: Free
Who: All youth ages 12 to 24 years old.
Program Location: Squamish Loggers Sports Grounds 39555 Loggers Lane, Squamish.
Start Date: This program starts on Tuesday March 8***UPDATED, 4-7pm and runs every Tuesday until May 17th.
Transportation: We ask that youth find their own way to the program location. If you need a ride or support please make note in your application or reach out to Caitlin.
What to bring: A mask, sturdy closed toed shoes and water bottle.

Dates and times

  1. Tuesday March 8, 4-7pm
  2. Tuesday March 15,  4-7pm
  3. Tuesday March 22, 4-7pm
  4. Tuesday March 29, 4-7pm
  5. Tuesday April 5, 4-7pm
  6. Tuesday April 12, 4-7pm
  7. Tuesday April 26, 4-7pm
  8. Tuesday May 3, 4-7pm
  9. Tuesday May 10, 4-7pm
  10. Tuesday May 17, 4-7pm

Commitment
This program requires youth to commit to all sessions as participation in lessons is important for skill progression. We understand that some situations come up but if you need to miss more than 3 please let the program staff know.

Safety

  • Masks are required indoors at all times other than while eating and drinking
  • We abide by all provincial and Sea to Sky community Services covid-19 policies and procedures.
  • This program is supervised at all times by experienced Youth Services staff
  • Please include any dietary/medical/behavioral needs information in your registration form

Application Process

Applications are now closed for this program. A big thanks to all the youth who completed applications!

  • Youth must also complete the Youth Services Consent and Liability form in order to participate. If you are 19-24 years old you can complete this yourself.
  • Please note this is NOT a drop in program. All participants must apply and be accepted to the program due to covid-19 space restrictions

Questions? Please contact us Youth Services Coordinator Caitlin Anderson at caitlin.anderson@sscs.ca or call 604-815-3004.

About the Totem Pole

This totem pole will feature a wolf supporting an eagle, spread-winged and will stand as a beacon to youth from all cultures, for generations to come, as they approach Foundry Sea to Sky at the Spirit Creek Building, currently being constructed off Buckley Avenue.

 “I chose the Wolf”, See Appl-tun says of his design, “Because in the wolf pack, when one is hurt, the rest gather around that one, and slow their pace down to let the injured one lead. The eagle is there because it stays for a long time with its young to care for them. Its wings are spread wide as a welcome”.

Application and Youth Services Consent Form

Youth Services Consent and Liability Waiver
Application

Applications are now closed. Thank you to all the youth who applied!

 

Funding for this program has been graciously provided by the Bosa Family Foundation.