About the Program

Imagine what it was like to live and work in one of BC’s cannery towns.  Students will be led on a tour of the canning line exhibit, participate in a “job fair”, and take part in an interactive team exercise in a cannery general store. Small groups will work together to discover how not all worker experiences were equal.  Through clues gathered in conversations with store clerks, and investigating documents and artifact replicas, the workers’ stories will be revealed, including examples of discrimination and how the workers fought for their rights.

Program Details

Grade Level 4-5
Duration 105 minutes
Available weekdays year-round
Fees $7.75 per student (including taxes)

What to Wear

The Cannery is a historical site built on top of water, and does not have indoor heating. Please dress warmly!  It can be very cool inside even when the temperature is pleasant outdoors.

Name Tags

The interpreters appreciate student name tags to help with asking questions, but this is not a requirement. 

How to Pay

• Payments are required on or by the day of the program.
• Cash, Visa, MasterCard, Debit or a cheque (made out to the “Gulf of Georgia Cannery Society”) are accepted.
• We are unable to provide change for cheques, so please ensure that the totals are up to date.
• Please make sure to check in at the Front Desk to make your payment prior to the program.

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