Dragon Boats likely heading to Skidegate

  • Nov. 20, 2009 3:00 p.m.

Queen Charlotte’s dragon boats are likely getting a new home, at least temporarily, maybe permanently. Councillor Kris Olsen told council November 16 that he has had discussions with Andy Wilson of Skidegate, who would agree to store the two boats at the Kaay centre, in exchange for being allowed to use them. “If someone else can use them, that would be wonderful,” mayor Carol Kulesha said. Village staff will now look into the implications of storing them in Skidegate, and even the possibility of transferring ownership. The boats are now sitting unused at the Charlotte floats, and are being bailed out from time to time by village staff. They are valued at about $36,000, and were bought with a grant by the village two years ago. The boats have not been used much since they arrived and no local group has shown much interest in them.