Our whole community was involved with the project from the very beginning. The women were called to assist with the blessing of the log.
People of all ages were keen to contribute their ideas to reflect our local community (including farming, the sea, music and nature), and to carve the symbols into the pole.
The finished pole was carried in procession behind the Stromness Royal British Legion Pipe Band on a perfect September day.
Xwa Lack Tun guided the groups bearing the ropes to lift the pole into postion.
The First Nation Carvers from Vancouver, Ray Natrall, Xwa Lack Tun and Drew Atkins with Andrew Drever, Co-ordinator of the project. Jordon Seward had returned home earlier. Andrew was made an Honorary Chief for the day.