Pender Harbour Days 2017
Pender Harbour Days is an annual celebration of our marine heritage featuring historical boats, land-based heritage displays, sailing competitions, and more combined with an arts fair, kids activities, and entertainment.
On Friday evening, watch the boat parade around Pender Harbour featuring classic boats as well as modern. (All boats are invited to join!)
Saturday is full of fun, free activities for the whole family including mini boatbuilding, heritage displays, music, vendors, a Search & Rescue demonstration, hard hat divers, a petting zoo, and much more.
On Sunday is the popular Heritage Talk, including stories from locals and experts about Pender Harbour's marine history. This year's talk is called "Flags of Our Fleet" - a celebration of the colourful insignia that once identified fishing boats, forestry boats and vessels of the Union Steamship company plying waters of the Sunshine Coast.
Another Sunday highlight is the return of an Allen Farrell boat to the Harbour. The 18’ sailing dory, Buttercup, originally named Peace and Quiet, will arrive at the Madeira Park Gov't Dock on Sunday, July 9 around noon sporting her distinctive junk-rigged sail and escorted by the Garden Bay Sailing Club.
Track Buttercup on her trip from Gibsons to Pender Harbour, July 4-9 and share your photos to our Facebook page! Details at penderharbourheritage.ca/buttercup
We will also be raffling off a handmade cedar-strip canoe on Sunday afternoon!
This festival is a community-wide event supported by the
Pender Harbour Living Heritage Society
and Pender Harbour & District Chamber of Commerce.
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Call for Participants!
Join us for some great events all weekend, including three competitions on
Saturday, July 8:
Junior Fishing Derby
9 - 11 am, Madeira Park Gov't Dock
For kids 6 and over. Free!
Rods, life jackets, and bait will
be supplied, or bring your own.
Oyster Shucking Contest
11 am-noon, Madeira Park Marina area
Show off your shucking skills!
Free to enter. Win prizes!
Fresh shucked oysters will be sold
for $2 each after the contest.
Log Sawing Competition
1:30-2:30 pm, Madeira Park Marina area
Show off your lumberjack skills and compete using heritage saws and lots of elbow grease! Free to enter. Win prizes!
Men's, women's, and youth competitions!