Castles in the Snow
An All Original Christmas Special
December 11 & 12, 7:30pm
Pender Harbour School of Music
Celebrate the beauty of winter and the Christmas Story. Details...
Tickets: $25, available at Earth Fair Books, Harbour Insurance, and from the cast.
Advance ticket reservation: 604 883 0681
Learn To Build A Cedar Strip Handliner Rowboat
Starting in January 2015, join boatbuilder Rick Crook of Oyster Bay Boats in building a cedar strip version of the Hubert Evans handliner.
When: Wednesday evenings starting January 14, 2015 (for approx. 2-3 months)
Where: Sarah Wray Hall Annex, 4334 Irvines Landing Rd., Garden Bay
More details and to register
An exciting maritime event in Pender Harbour!
Thank you to the Ex BC Forest Service Vessel Squadron for visiting Pender Harbour on the BC Day long weekend, August 2014!
We enjoyed your stories and memories, and had a wonderful time touring your boats. More details, photos, and links...
An entertaining afternoon!
Dan Rubin in Concert
At the Pender Harbour School of Music
On July 13, 2014, Dan Rubin entertained the audience with songs and stories of time spent on the water in B.C., Newfoundland and around the world and the many characters met along the way. A versatile composer, singer and multi-instrumentalist, it was armchair travel at its best. More details…
The Quest was a success!
The Quest, a full-length musical by composer/lyricist, producer/director and performer Kenneth Norman Johnson, received emotional standing ovations from audiences at its June 5 and 6, 2014 world premiere performances at the Pender Harbour School of Music. More details...
April Tools 2014: Eyes on the Prize...or not!
April Tools 2014: Great weather, 14 teams, and lots of excitement. Thank you to everyone who came out yesterday to build and cheer, as well as to all of our wonderful sponsors. The Fireflies (Garden Bay Fire Dept) took top prize again this year, and the Ace-It team from out of town won the high school race. Details...
More photos & video coming soon! (If you have some you'd like to share with us, please get in touch!)
Download our March 2014 Newsletter
From our AGM: A recap of what we've been up to in the past year, and projects we're planning for the future.
Download newsletter (pdf)
2013 - a wonderful Year!
How best to describe 2013 - fantastic! Sarah Wray Hall renovations are 90% complete (read more here), heritage sign installation began, exciting and well-attended courses, fundraiser and events were held - including the 12th annual April Tools. Grants, donations and volunteer time were generously given and gratefully received. Membership is growing as is enthusiasm in the Harbour for the work of our Society. Thank you for all your encouragement and support. Stay tuned for lots of activity in 2014. With best wishes for the holiday season!
Heritage Panel Unveiling - August 2013
Pender Harbour's first heritage panel, titled "Madeira Park Wharf", was unveiled on August 12, 2013 before an enthusiastic audience. It highlights the history of the wharf and was funded by the SCRD. More information and photos...
Harbour Spirit Repaint - July 2013
Showing true ‘Harbour Spirit’, members of the Pender Harbour Living Heritage Society spent the weekend of July 5-7 returning Madeira Park’s iconic entry boat to her best. What was to be a two day wash-and-paint endeavour became a bit more complicated as a large number of wasp nests were discovered inside. Read more and view slideshow...
We are a registered non-profit charitable society. Our goal is to preserve and promote Pender Harbour's unique heritage and to keep history alive through community projects and events. Groups within the Society are Maritime Heritage/April Tools, Sarah Wray Hall and Archive Legacy Committee. As a partner member of the Sunshine Coast Museum and Archives Society, we work with other heritage groups to preserve and share Sunshine Coast history. Please join us. Read more about us...
Archives in a book!
Women of Pender Harbour: Their Voices, Their History
In this award-winning hardcover book, Pender Harbour is presented through the eyes of early women settlers. The historical narrative is augmented with over 200 historical photographs, biographical profiles, timeline and genealogies. Produced by the Pender Harbour Living Heritage Society, all proceeds go towards preserving Pender Harbour's history.
The book is available for purchase at locations in BC and by mail order. Read more...
Buy Heritage Sausages At IGA At Madeira Park!
Look for the Pender Harbour Living Heritage Society logo on MarketPlace IGA's new heritage sausages. Everytime you buy a package, MarketPlace IGA are generously contributing $1 to our Society.
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Make a Change You Believe In
If you're a member of the Sunshine Coast Credit Union and have their debit card, you can support your favourite charity (including us!) through the new ChangeIt® program. You will also receive a tax receipt. Learn more...
Call for Heritage Photos!
Following on the wonderful success of our book Women of Pender Harbour: Their Voices, Their History, we are working on heritage signage, a web-based database of information, and a collection of material to preserve and display for others.
As we gather photographs and other historical material, the P. H. Living Heritage Society is building an important collection that will be the foundation of our efforts to preserve Pender Harbour history for future generations.
Please help us save our Harbour memories! Find out how you can help...