2020 memberships are due!
It's that time of year again! To renew your membership, drop your fee in the mail (4334 Irvines Landing Rd., Garden Bay, V0N1S1), in the drop-box on the back porch of Sarah Wray Hall, or at the next event you attend. Note that five-year memberships are now available. See membership details and form.
If you're wondering if your membership has expired, please email email@example.com.
Postmistress Gail Girard Retires
Friends and clients gathered at Sarah Wray Hall on January 12, 2020 to wish Gail all the best on her retirement from Canada Post after 33 years' service. Gail has served the community of Garden Bay with professionalism, good humour and always with a smile. Thank you for your years of service, Gail!
Do you have archival material?
Do you have archival material relating to Pender Harbour? We are looking for: school yearbooks and class photos, diaries and letters, telephone directories, fishing licences and logs, photos of people or of buildings under construction. Anything that helps to tell the story of harbour history is of interest.
If you such items, please Get In Touch! and provide details so that we can evaluate suitability for the society's archives. We also accept items for scanning although original material is preferred.
Thanks for helping to save harbour history!
August 2019: Rick Crook of Pender Harbour Living Heritage Society congratulates Shannon Reid who won the cedar strip canoe at Pender Harbour Days. The canoe was built by Rick's boat building students earlier in the year. Proceeds will be used to support the Society's maritime projects. Next year may be your turn to win!
Cedar Canoe Raffle 2019
Starting in April, we'll be raffling off our 2019 Boatbuilding class Cedar Strip Canoe as a fundraiser for our society. Tickets are $10 each.
Buy tickets at our booth at April Tools on April 27, on the field at May Day on May 18, and at Pender Harbour Days, Aug. 3. If you can't make it to one of those dates and would like to buy a ticket, please get in touch.
The draw will be in the afternoon on August 4 at Pender Harbour Days.
From the Archives
A collection of photos from the Horace and Hattie Williamson family has recently been added to the online photo collection. Browse the archives and go to Advanced Search then Catalog Number and enter 2018.8 to view this collection.
Heritage Signs in Pender Harbour
One of our ongoing projects includes marking the trails and pathways of Pender Harbour with directional and interpretive signage. Initiated by the Pender Harbour Hikers, the signage project is funded by a grant from the Sunshine Coast Community Forest Legacy Fund made through the Pender Harbour Advisory Council. Continue reading...
Pender Harbour's Maritime History
Pender Harbour’s protected waters are fringed by an intricate shoreline. The names of the many coves and inlets hint of a colourful history: Whiskey Slough, Gunboat Narrows, Hospital Bay. In this unique place, pioneers lived at the water’s edge, always mindful of the great ocean that gave their home its life and meaning.
Until a road connected Pender Harbour to Sechelt in 1936, travel was mainly by water. Boats of all kinds visited harbour shores – dugout canoes, fishing boats, steamships, mission boats, forestry boats, school boat ferries, work boats, pleasure boats. Read more about Pender Harbour's Maritime Heritage.
Become a member!
If you care about preserving Pender Harbour's unique history and making it available for others to learn about and enjoy, please help by becoming a member of the Pender Harbour Living Heritage Society. More information
Pender Harbour history