Help! Sarah Wray Hall
needs a new roof!
Sarah Wray Hall is now open
for drop-in visitors and rentals
Drop in for a visit!
Sarah Wray Hall is open to the public on July 13, 27,
and August 10 from 1-3 pm.
We will be following mask, cleaning, and distancing protocols
until further notice.
Come view the hall with historic photos and artifacts, learn about the history of the Pender Harbour area and get project updates. Learn what material is available for genealogy research.
Visit 4334 Irvines Landing Road (at Hotel Lake) in Garden Bay.
Watch our website (here) and Facebook page for more drop-in dates throughout the summer.
Rent the Sarah Wray Hall for your meeting or event
To book the hall, see our availability calendar.
Book your next meeting, event, or activity at the Sarah Wray Hall. With a capacity of 50 people, a full (small) kitchen, 2 bathrooms, wheelchair accessibility, internet, and tables and chairs, Sarah Wray Hall is a fantastic local meeting spot.
Prior to September 1 there may be capacity restrictions
pending further Covid-related information;
however, we will liaise with you regarding your event.
Sarah Wray Hall, formerly Irvines Landing school, is one of the last remaining one-room schoolhouses in BC.
Read more about the building's history.
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, antique Japanese glass fishing floats, 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 2022
Every year we raffle off the boatbuilding 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.
Rick Crook showing off the freshly-made 2019 boatbuilding class canoe at April Tools 2019. This canoe will be raffled in 2022!
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!
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, 1980, 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.