Calvin Hunt’s magnificent 38 ft long tail canoe is on display at MOA through January 3. On Tuesday, February 2, 2010, the canoe is scheduled to carry the Olympic torch across the bay at Port Hardy. The torch will arrive at the east side of Hardy Bay via BC Ferries, and then be paddled across the waters to the Port Hardy Pier. From there it will follow a designated land route to the Civic Center for a great evening of celebration.
Born in 1956, Calvin Hunt is the youngest son of Kwagu’l hereditary chief Thomas Hunt, and grandson of renowned carver Mungo Martin and grandmother, Abayah. Born into a wealth of traditional knowledge, Calvin started carving at the age of 12. He continues working with wood, as well as silkscreening, jewelry-making, and stone carving. MOA is very pleased to host the canoe before its Olympic journey.