April Tools 2014: Enter Your Team!
April Tools 2014 will be held on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at Seafarer Park in Madeira Park, Pender Harbour. We've got 12 adult teams registered, so get your team entry form in asap! More details...
Upcoming Course: Drawing Fundamentals
Join instructor Shelly Stunell at the newly renovated Sarah Wray Hall (old Irvines Landing School) on Monday afternoons and Wednesday mornings, April 28-May 14, 2014, to learn techniques of shading, perspective, and more. No drawing experience necessary. More details & to register
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.
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2013 - a wonderful Year!
How best to describe 2013 - fantastic! Sarah Wray Hall renovations were 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...
The Sarah Wray Hall Project Is On Schedule!
Thanks to the hard work of our many volunteers and the financial support of our sponsors, the hall is now a solid building with a new foundation and structural support, new windows and washrooms and is handicap accessible. More details...
Sarah Wray Hall (Irvines Landing School) Receives Federal Funding
On January 8, 2013, MP John Weston visited the Pender Harbour Living Heritage Society`s Sarah Wray Heritage Hall restoration project on the site of the Irvines Landing School to announce federal funding of $49,551 to support the completion of the project.
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...
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. We welcome others to join us. Read more about us...
Books are still available!
Women of Pender Harbour: Their Voices, Their History
The Archive Legacy Committee of the Pender Harbour Living Heritage Society produced the award-winning hardcover book Women of Pender Harbour: Their Voices, Their History. All proceeds go towards preservation of history in Pender Harbour.
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...