There is so much hustle and bustle around the Cannery these days, one might think it’s Christmas! In actuality, we are preparing for a variety of fun things taking place this month, and we think you should come out and enjoy them with us! Here is what is happening:
- Fishing the West Coast Photo Contest – on now inside the Cannery. The exhibit of photographs is up now; come and vote for your favourites!
- Best Catch Sustainable Seafood Festival – September 9th, 12pm to 4pm. Come and celebrate our oceans and learn more about ocean-friendly choices. Admission is free and there will be plenty of food to taste, carnival games to play, interesting demonstrations, and entertainment. Bring your friends and family! Learn more.
- Steveston Farmers and Artisans Markets – September 16th and 30th, 10am to 4pm. Join us for the last two summer markets of the season! Get your products and produce from local farmers and artisans. Learn more.
- International Talk Like a Pirate Weekend – September 15th and 16th! Practice your pirate phrases ’cause this is the weekend to celebrate yer buccaneer spirit. The Cannery will have a scavenger hunt, kids crafts, real pirates and brigs on show for this event.
- Members Potluck – Saturday, September 15th, 5pm. The Gulf of Georgia Cannery will be hosting its annual Members’ and Volunteers’ Potluck. Join us for good times, great eats, and cherished memories. (This is a members and volunteers event only).
- Culture Days – September 28th, 29th, 30th: (Learn more).
- Under the Rafters: A behind the scenes tour of the Gulf of Georgia Cannery – offered at 10:30 am and 1:30 pm on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Join this exclusive tour of the hidden spaces and places of the Gulf of Georgia Cannery. Please call Christina Froschauer at 604-664-9261 to reserve your spot on this free tour.
- “Fin”ger prints of the Fraser River: Art and Ecology Intertwined – offered on Saturday and Sunday, 1:00 pm – 3:00pm. Celebrate the fish populations of the Fraser River through an exploration of local ecology, artistic expression and gyotaku, traditional Japanese fish printing.