Teacher Appreciation Event! November 4

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The Gulf of Georgia Cannery Society will be hosting a Teacher Appreciation Event on Tuesday, November 4, 2014, from 3:30pm to 5:30pm. All teachers and student teachers are invited to join us to learn about the school programs offered at the Cannery, and to help us celebrate the launch of a new Teacher Resource . . . → Read More: Teacher Appreciation Event! November 4

Cannery Farmers’ Market starts Sunday!

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The Gulf of Georgia Cannery Society is pleased to present the all-new Cannery Farmers’ Market, beginning this Sunday, October 5. Steveston’s own Miss BC, Taylor Scott will be here to cut our ribbon at 10am sharp to kick-off the market, which will be held every other Sunday until April 26 (check for all market . . . → Read More: Cannery Farmers’ Market starts Sunday!

The Cannery is getting a face lift!

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As some Steveston neighbours may have already noticed, there are sections of the Cannery building currently ‘under wraps’. The reason why, you may ask? Well, thanks to Parks Canada, our 120 year-old building is getting a fresh coat of paint! In order to do this, the existing layer of old lead paint must first . . . → Read More: The Cannery is getting a face lift!

Salmon barbecue funds new teacher resource

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This past weekend, the Cannery hosted a salmon barbecue at Britannia Heritage Shipyard’s Maritime Festival. For 7 hours on Saturday and Sunday, a fantastic crew of volunteers grilled salmon, chopped veggies, and served up numerous plates of salmon burgers. The food was generously donated by Canfisco and Save-On-Foods. In addition to the . . . → Read More: Salmon barbecue funds new teacher resource

Mark your calendar: Doors Open is coming!

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Got plans for next weekend? It’s Doors Open Richmond, a great annual event that allows locals and visitors alike to sample the best of local culture and heritage – and it’s free! The Cannery will be participating once again, with free admission 10am-5pm Saturday, June 7th and Sunday, June 8th. Donations are . . . → Read More: Mark your calendar: Doors Open is coming!

Nikkei Fishermen’s Legacy Plaque unveiled

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A new plaque commemorating the families of B.C. Nikkei (Japanese Canadian) fishermen and their contributions to the Nikkei Fishermen’s Legacy Challenge, was unveiled on Saturday May 24 at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site. The plaque will be on permanent display in the front lobby of the Cannery, to recognize the generous . . . → Read More: Nikkei Fishermen’s Legacy Plaque unveiled

Nikkei Fishermen’s Legacy Plaque unveiling

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The unveiling of a new plaque commemorating the families of B.C. Nikkei fishermen for the Nikkei Fishermen’s Legacy Challenge, will be held at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site on May 24 at 2pm. The Nikkei Fishermen’s Legacy Challenge was initiated to raise funds to support the preservation of Nikkei (Japanese Canadian) . . . → Read More: Nikkei Fishermen’s Legacy Plaque unveiling

Fishermen’s Memorial Service

Today, April 28th, is the National Day of Mourning. Every year the community of Steveston gathers at the Fishermen’s Net Needle Memorial in Garry Point Park to recognize the numerous fishermen who have lost their lives doing their jobs. As the memorial can be seen both on land and from water, it acts as . . . → Read More: Fishermen’s Memorial Service

The babies are swimming!

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The baby salmon, that is. They’re actually called fry, but as you may have guessed, we’re rather attached to them. Now that they’ve fully hatched, we’re able to keep the doors of their ‘cradle’ open throughout the day. When they make the big journey up to the top of the tank to take a gulp . . . → Read More: The babies are swimming!

Seeking Volunteer Heritage Interpeters!

Come one, come all (please RSVP to Christina Froschauer) to the information session on Sunday, February 16th, 2-4pm!