Explore and experience the flavours of the WSANEC people!
Hoke Holcomb, Earl Claxton Jr. and J.B. Williams.
Ethnobotany walk and talk at the Horticulture Centre of the Pacific (www.hcp.ca)
with Earl Claxton Jr, J.B. Williams and Hoke Holcomb. Guided walking tour of the beautiful grounds of the Horticulture Centre of the Pacific. Learn about cultural use of plants by the WSANEC peoples of the Saanich Peninsula. Earl and J.B. will also share stories and show related artifacts. Walking distance approximately 2 km (some elevation change). Start time 1:00 p.m. (about 2½ hours). Rain or shine, be prepared for wet ground (you may need to dust off your wellies). Please register: Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 250-812-1312. Cost: $5.50 (entry fee to gardens). Free for HCP members. Maximum tour group size: 25. A project of Saanich Peninsula Flavour Trails.
Click here to find out more about the Pacific Horticulture Centre (including how to get there).
Pit Cook at Tsawout. Photo by Klahowya (Flickr)
Explore the Flavours of WSANEC
Experience traditional cooking practices of loocal seafood and pit cooking with
with Elder Earl Claxton Jr. and J.B. Williams of the Tsawout First Nation
Presented by the UVic Environmental Studies ethnobotany class and Saanich Peninsula Flavour Trails
at TIXEN (Cordova Spit) on the TSAWOUT FIRST NATION
on the sunny Saanich Peninsula (follow the signs)
TIXEN (Cordova Spit) is an environmental restoration area. Please consider carpooling or biking as there is limited parking.
Saturday, October 10, 2015
6:00 a.m. – for early birds! Help fan the flames!
9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Closing of the pit
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Traditional stories and plant walk. Setting up salmon bake, clams and bread on a stick.
12:30 pm. – 1:00 p.m. Opening the pit, time to eat!
Pay by donation (suggested $10-$15). Help spare the planet – please BYOD (Bring Your Own Dishes – plates, fork and a cup). This is a healthy sampling of a traditional pit cook including root vegetables, fire-baked salmon, clams, mussels and “bread on a stick”.
Please register at email@example.com.
Click here to learn more about the Tsawout First Nation