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Musqueam YVR Canoe Build

Richmond, BC

Traditional Canoe Carving from a 35-foot Western Red Cedar tree for the Vancouver Airport Authority

In celebration of the two-year anniversary of the Musqueam Indian Band – YVR Airport Sustainability and Friendship Agreement designed to provide economic and career development opportunities for members of the Musqueam community, JB Horizons LP was selected to manage the Musqueam YVR Canoe Build project.

JB Horizons LP managed a team of eight Musqueam Band members, including two artisan carvers, to carve a traditional Musqueam Journey Canoe from a 35-foot section of Red Cedar from Vancouver Island. The Journey Canoe is displayed at the Vancouver Airport (YVR) to honour the traditions and heritage of the Musqueam partners at YVR.

JB Horizons LP is a partnership between C&C Horizon Contracting, a Musqueam Indian Band member owned company, and Jacob Bros Construction and has the primary goal of leveraging both C&C Horizon Contracting’s and Jacob Bros’ combined expertise to create employment, training, and career development opportunities for Musqueam Band members.