See you next year, July 7-9, 2017!
Pender Harbour Days: 2017 info coming soon!
Community Organizations Showcase
Saturday: A Community Organizations Showcase is being planned by the Pender Harbour Advisory Council for Saturday, July 9, 2016 from 10 am to 1 pm, at the School of Music in Madeira Park, as part of Pender Harbour Days. This event will give organizations in Pender Harbour a chance to connect with the community, explain their programs and solicit new volunteers. Registration will open soon. To make sure your group or club is registered to participate, free of charge, please visit penderharbouradvisorycouncil.com
Did you know?
The Government Wharf in Madeira Park is one of many locations to catch the Slocat boat. Tour dock-to-dock to access the festival from where you are staying. http://www.slocat.ca
'Shuck Off' Oyster shucking contest
Log Splitting Contest
Saturday, 2:30-3:30 pm: Teams of two will be pitting their skills, strength and speed against each other using old-fashioned whip saws on some hefty logs. Come watch and cheer on your favourite team, or grab a partner and enter your own team! Prizes include some delicious single malt scotch, and other fitting spirits. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your team (Must be 19+) Free to enter!
Heritage Stories & Displays
Sunday: On Sunday at the Pender Harbour School of Music, the Pender Harbour Living Heritage Society presents another free event featuring historic displays and reminiscences about "Making a Living on the Water", including anecdotes from 3 locals:
- Anne Clemence: After working as a nurse at St. Mary's Hospital in Garden Bay in the early sixties, Anne Clemence went into partnership with Sam Lamont as a log salvager, exploring the BC coast in their boat, Vulture.
- Jim Cameron: A descendant of the pioneering Wray and Cameron families, Jim Cameron has been Pender Harbour fisherman all his life.
- Barrie Farrell: boatbuilder and recent author of "Boats in My Blood", at the age of 81, Barrie is still working on boats.
Canoe Raffle, 50/50 Draw, and Prize Draws
As part of our ongoing fundraising efforts for the Pender Harbour Days festival and for other events and heritage projects in the area, we are raffling off a newly-built cedar strip canoe, made earlier this year in a Pender Harbour Living Heritage Society boatbuilding class led by boatbuilder Rick Crook of Oyster Bay Boats.
Tickets are $10 and available all weekend long at Pender Harbour Days at the Madeira Park Wharf area.
We'll also be having a 50/50 draw and will be giving away lots of other great prizes donated by local businesses and sponsors. Look for the pirates selling 50/50 tickets all weekend long. Arrrrh, Matey!