As people interested in preserving the history of the Pender Harbour community, the Pender Harbour Living Heritage Society actively participates in heritage projects.
On the completion of a replica of a traditional Handliner for the Sunshine Coast Museum and Archives, Sechelt boatbuilder Larry Westlake embarked on a 9 day "migration." Along with two companions in similar boats, they rowed from Gibsons to Lund. The Pender Harbour Living Heritage Society welcomed them to Pender Harbour with a well-attended reception and buffet dinner, allowing them a bit of respite and giving members of the community a chance to see these traditional fishing boats up close.
2004 marked the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Columbia Coast Mission by Rev. John Antle of the Anglican Church of Canada. In the early years of this century, the Mission Boats brought medical and spiritual care, news, and sometimes even the mail to isolated communities on the BC coast. 2004 also marked the 75th anniversary of the founding of the original St. Mary's Hospital (now the Sundowner Inn). Along with staff at the Sundowner Inn, representatives of the Anglican Church and of the Sunshine Coast Museum and Archives, and the St. Mary's Hospital Auxiliary, the Pender Harbour Living Heritage Society hosted a festival in their honour. Four of the original mission boats attended and community members were allowed to view and, in some cases, board these vessels.