It's massive....really massive!
On Saturday, April 20th, join us for the Maritime Museum of BC's 10th annual Massive Marine Garage Sale at Ogden Point from 9am to 1pm.
This annual fundraiser in support of the Maritime Museum’s programs and exhibits will feature more than 60 vendors selling a wide range of unique maritime and outdoor items. In addition to treasures to be discovered at each table, a "Pixie” Fairey Marine folding boat will be for sale through a silent auction. These little wooden boats were made in England in the 50s and 60s. A neat feature, the Pixie comes apart for storage on deck and can easily be put back together. It also comes with two removable seats and paddles.
Admission is $5 (children under 12 are free) and parking is free at the warehouse building on Pier A at Ogden Point. Do you have items you would like to donate for the sale? They can be dropped off Saturday morning between 7 and 9am. More information on the garage sale can be found here.
There are many other events coming up at the Maritime Museum. More information can be found below. If you have any questions, please give me a call at 250-385-4222 ext. 105 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. I am always happy to speak with you.
I hope to see you soon at the Museum,
Membership and Grants Coordinator
Members are Invited to Tour the Coastal Messenger
April 18 to 23, 10am to 8pm
Canoe Cove Marina 2300 Canoe Cove Rd, North Saanich
Museum members have been invited to tour the Coastal Messenger, a vessel used by the Coast Mission team to promote their missionary work at many stops along the West Coast. The crew recently visited the Museum and was excited to pass along the opportunity for members to visit their unique ship. The vessel was custom built in Victoria at Jenkins Marine and was christened at the inner harbour. For further information, please contact Sarah at email@example.com.
PERSEVERANCE: Some Reflections on 50 Years of the Canadian Sea King
May 8, 12 pm
Admission by Donation
A public lecture on the remarkable record of the Canadian Sea King helicopter will be presented by Colonel (Ret’d) John Orr. The Colonel has written the history of the 'first' 50 years of the Canadian Sea King, drawing on official documents and published material as well as more than 70 oral history interviews with those who have supported, maintained and flown this capable helicopter.
The Canadian Sea King saga began in 1963 with the acceptance of the first helicopter by the Royal Canadian Navy, a tale that is still being written. Introduced as an anti-submarine helicopter, the Sea King served in that role throughout the Cold War and then, following the first Gulf War in 1990, was transformed into a flexible surface and sub-surface surveillance aircraft. Admission for this afternoon lecture is by donation.
SS Beaver Medal for Maritime Excellence call for nominations
By May 15
The Maritime Museum of BC invites nominations for the 2013 SS Beaver Medal for Maritime Excellence, an award that recognizes outstanding contributions to the marine sector. The Museum encourages nominations of anyone who has contributed to British Columbia’s marine environment, which include but are not limited to, science, technology, business, application of maritime skills, nautical heritage and culture, and academic contributions. The 2013 nominations close on May 15th and winners will be announced in the fall. Nomination information and easy-to-complete forms are located here.
So Long and Thanks for all the fish
May 24 and 25, 8pm
This is Twisted Theatre returns for the conclusion of their radio play series. Join us as the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy wraps up at the Maritime Museum of BC. Tickets are available by phone at 250-385-4222 or at the door for $20.
In Amundsen’s Footsteps
May 29, 7pm
A relative of Roald Amundsen, Jay Ruzesky will present a lecture illustrated with photos from his pilgrimage to Antarctica on the 100th anniversary of Amundsen’s South Pole expedition. He will also read from his new book: In Antarctica: An Amundsen Pilgrimage.
Jay Ruzesky’s fiction, poetry, and non-fiction has been published in Canada and internationally. His previous books include Blue Himalayan Poppies, Painting the Yellow House Blue, and Am I Glad To See You. His first novel, The Wolsenburg Clock, was shortlisted for the City of Victoria Butler Book Prize and a ReLit Award. He has been on the editorial board of The Malahat Review for over twenty years and is co-founder of Outlaw Editions. He teaches English, Film Studies, and Creative Writing at Vancouver Island University.
Doors open at 6:30 and entrance is $12/adults, $10/seniors and students, and children under 12 and members are free. Learn more about Jay and view a trailer of his new book here.
Don't forget to visit our new exhibit! Floating on the Margins: Chinese Life on the Canadian Pacific Passenger Liners
On February 28th, our newest exhibit opened celebrating the 155th anniversary of Victoria’s Chinatown. The Maritime Museum is proud to present this unique exhibit which celebrates the important contributions that Chinese Canadians made to BC’s maritime heritage. With items from the Maritime Museum and UBC’s Chung Collection, this exhibit illustrates the lives of early Chinese Canadian sailors and passengers on the Canadian Pacific Passenger Liners. Join us daily from 10am to 5pm. As always, admission is free with your membership.