Heritage Afloat celebrates harbour
Rediscover Your Harbour and visit Heritage Afloat on Saturday, Feb. 22, from 11am – 3pm at th Ladysmith Maritime Scoiety Docks
Heritage Week is celebrated in communities throughout the province every year, beginning on the national Heritage Day, the third Monday of every February. This year, from February 17-23 we celebrate BC communities that have thrived along our waterways and harbours.
Heritage Afloat in Ladysmith is on Saturday, February 22nd, from 11a.m. – 3 p.m. and is presented by the Ladysmith Maritime Society and the Town of Ladysmith’s Heritage Revitalization Advisory Commission. There is no admission fee and everyone is welcome.
This is a great opportunity to learn about the history and fascinating life on our shores in Oyster Harbour. Come to the award winning Ladysmith Maritime Society Museums and Docks on Oyster Bay Drive to discover an exciting world at your doorstep. See restored heritage boats such as the Saravan tug boat and the 29’ C. A. Kirkegard, a classic wooden crew boat. Take a guided harbour tour on the restored “Maritimer”. Tours will run every half hour between 11:30 and 2:30 and cost is by donation. Children are welcome and we will show you how to properly fit your child with a lifejacket. See a Stzuminus First Nation canoe and art displays. Kids will have fun building model boats and sailing them in the on-shore tank. View the many wonderful displays including vintage outboard motors with a special exhibit in remembrance of Gary Dalby. Discover the variety of ships, boats and scows used in our harbour industries – coal export, log sorting, oyster harvesting and fishing. Visit the Welcome Centre for warm refreshments and wander the docks to see a wide array of moored boats.
Heritage Afloat is a must go event with something for everyone. For more information visit the Ladysmith Maritime Society web site at: http://www.ladysmithmaritimesociety.ca