The Pull of the Net exhibit celebrates the importance of Canada’s commercial fishing industries on both the East and West Coasts of Canada. It is a colourful, family-friendly exhibit that touches on some big topics such as Aboriginal fishing traditions, immigration, fisheries management, and the diversification of the industry over time.
To delve deeper into these topics, local experts will share their perspectives and insight on these topics with a 4-part speakers’ series on Saturday afternoons through the summer. The last of the series is the River’s End Fisher Poets gathering on Saturday, September 23rd from 2 to 3:30pm. Admission is FREE.
A crew of current and retired commercial fishers will share their creative writing about the industry in this celebratory and casual afternoon. Local fisher poet Wilfred Wilson and friends were inspired by fishing the many rivers along BC’s rugged West Coast. The allure of fishing will shine through their words. This is the second year that the Cannery has hosted the gathering organized by Wilson and inspired by the annual FisherPoets event in Astoria, Oregon.