Corky’s 1999 Freedom Tour
In 1999, Corky’s FREEDOM tour was planned as a symbolic journey from California, where Corky has spent most of her life, to British Columbia where she was born and where her family still lives. The tour began in San Francisco and made its way northwards to Alert Bay, “the home of the killer whale”. Corky’s freedom banner was displayed at numerous venues along the way… Arcata in California, Olympia in Washington State, then (in British Columbia) at Vancouver, on the Sunshine Coast where Corky was captured, at Denman Island, and finally in Alert Bay for “Corky’s Freedom Day. A detailed account of the tour follows on the succeeding pages.