Maritime Heritage Centre 20th-Anniversary

June 1 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Celebrate 20 years of Campbell River’s maritime history pm with free museum admission, BBQ by donation, children’s activities, and a chance to share your memories at a pop-up video booth.

Maritime Heritage Centre 20th-Anniversary

June 1 @ 11:00 am 3:00 pm

The Maritime Heritage Centre is delighted to announce its 20th-anniversary celebration on June 1, 2024, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. This event invites the community to join in celebrating the Centre’s remarkable journey of community collaboration and the dedication that brought it to life.

Opened in 2004 after a monumental effort led by the Daybreak Rotary Club, the Maritime Heritage Centre has become a hub for educational, social, and cultural activities centered around the maritime history of Campbell River.

“To promote educational and social activities alongside the collection and preservation of artifacts. To foster an appreciation of west coast maritime heritage and provide space for the community to gather,” says Erika Anderson, Executive Director of the Maritime Heritage Centre, citing the Centre’s Mission Statement that guides their work and inspires them to create meaningful experiences for their visitors.

The 20th-anniversary celebration will feature a BBQ by donation to the Maritime Heritage Society, providing an opportunity to enjoy delicious food while supporting a valuable community organization.

The event will also offer free admission to the Museum, including tours of the BCP 45, the restored wooden seine fishing vessel once featured on the Canadian $5 bill. This vessel holds immense historical significance, particularly in the context of Indigenous commercial fishers, and its restoration and preservation have earned it recognition as a Nationally Recognized Historic Monument.

Families are encouraged to attend, as there will be children’s activities to enjoy. Additionally, a pop-up video booth will be available, inviting attendees to share their stories and memories of the building of the Maritime Heritage Centre, creating a lasting record of the community’s connection to this historic site.

Everyone is invited to join the celebration on June 1st to honor 20 years of preserving and sharing Campbell River’s maritime heritage.

621 Island Highway
Campbell River, BC V9W 5C1 Canada

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