Billy Griffith was a well-known and respected fisherman on the west coast and in our community. His seine boat the Tzoonie River and Bill were both quite recognizable and it was always a welcome sight to pass them as we headed out to the fishing grounds. The fishing industry has truly lost one of its real characters. Billy's knowledge of the coast was great and vast.
We hope he has his anchor down in a calm harbour.
Ian Mackay, President, Pender Harbour Living Heritage Society
More about Billy from Past-President Elaine Park
Volunteer Recognition Month
We couldn't do what we do without the help of our many wonderful volunteers.
Here are some folks we'd like to say
"Thanks a whole lot for helping out! We sure appreciate it."
Leani F. - for looking after bookings for Sarah Wray Hall
John F. - for looking after the Sarah Wray Hall building and serving on the board
Beer o'clock guys - for doing the urgent mowing of the lawn at Sarah Wray Hall
And many more!
For sale and for sail!
A beautiful 22 foot daysailer was donated to the society by
the fabulous Bob Fielding to sell as a fundraiser for our many projects
on the go, including a new roof for Sarah Wray Hall.
Details, more photos, and contact information are in the Craiglist ad.
It's sailing season!
Hotel Lake Park Project:
Path, Dock, And Small Heritage Boat Livery
By creating a small, approved dock and access path on Hotel Lake, we hope to share with local Sunshine Coast residents and visitors, on occasion during the summer months and by donation only, the historical experience of rowing or paddling one of our small collection of non-motorized heritage and replica boats.
Read more about the project
Visit Our Shop
Check out our items available for purchase, including a limited edition print, our Women of Pender Harbour book, a map of Pender Harbour from 1948,
postcards of local net sheds, and our Fishing Company Flags poster.
All proceeds support projects of Pender Harbour Living Heritage Society.
Cedar Canoe Raffle 2020 - postponed to 2021
Every year we raffle off the boat building class's Cedar Strip Canoe as a fundraiser for our society. Tickets are $10 each and are available at our booth at April Tools, May Day, and Pender Harbour Days. If you can't make it to one of those dates and would like to buy a ticket, please get in touch. The draw is on the last day of Pender Harbour Days.
[above] 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!
[below] Rick Crook showing off the freshly-made 2019 boat building class canoe at April Tools 2019.
Become a member
Memberships help us apply for grants and cover the costs of Sarah Wray Heritage Centre and our online archives database.
Please show your support!
View membership details and form.
Five year memberships are now available! Etransfer accepted!
Thanks to everyone who donated PH Secondary School yearbooks! We're still missing these graduation years: 1965, 1973 to 77, 1978, 1979, 1989, 1995, 2002, 04, 05, 11, 12, 14, 17, 19, 20. If you can donate any of these years, please get in touch!
In this award-winning book, Pender Harbour is presented through the eyes of early women settlers. Produced by the Pender Harbour Living Heritage Society, all proceeds go towards preserving Pender Harbour's history. More information
Ray Phillips writes about Jervis Inlet history in his book "The Royal Fjord: Memories of Jervis Inlet", released by Harbour Publishing. Author royalties for this book are being donated to the Pender Harbour Living Heritage Society. Thanks Ray!
Get your copy at EarthFair Store. While you're there, pick up Ray's Little Green Valley, about the Kleindale area of Pender Harbour.