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River's End Fisher Poets

Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site

12138 Fourth Ave.

Richmond, BC

In-person History & heritage Performance Poetry & spoken word Singing Storytelling

The Gulf of Georgia Cannery Society is pleased to partner with local fisherman and fisher poet Wilfred Wilson to present the annual River's End Fisher Poets event. Inspired by the FisherPoets Gathering in Astoria, Oregon, this event will celebrate and share the stories of the West Coast fishing industry through poetry, prose, and song. Admission to this event is free, but reservations are required. Please use the link below to reserve your ticket. COVID-19: The Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site is open and welcomes visitors in accordance with the Provincial Health Office’s BC Restart Plan. See the link below for more information about COVID-19 and your visit to the Cannery.

Sat 02 Oct
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

More Info

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COVID-19 and your visit to the Cannery

This event is free and will be accepting optional pay-what-you-may donations for admission.

  • Participants from the 2019 River's End Fisher Poets event at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site Participants from the 2019 River's End Fisher Poets event at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site
  • Wilfred Wilson reading his poems during the River's End Fisher Poets event at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery NHS. 

Photo by Odette Wilson Wilfred Wilson reading his poems during the River's End Fisher Poets event at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery NHS. Photo by Odette Wilson
  • Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site in Steveston (Richmond), BC Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site in Steveston (Richmond), BC

Organized by

Gulf of Georgia Cannery Society

The Gulf of Georgia Cannery Society is a non-profit and registered charity organization that honours the importance of Canada’s West Coast fishing history by sharing stories of the fishing industry and fishing communities through exhibitions, collections, programs, and events. The Society's mandate is to operate the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site on behalf of Parks Canada. Since the 1980s, the Society has worked in partnership with Parks Canada to preserve the Cannery facility and is now responsible for its interpretation through tours and educational programming, site promotion and regular maintenance. In addition to operating the historic site, the Society works to achieve its mission through other activities such as creating annual feature exhibitions related to fishing history and producing community events such as the annual Pull of the Net multicultural celebration. In all activities, the Society is committed to working with the Steveston community to preserve its fishing heritage and local charm.

Location

12138 Fourth Ave.

Richmond, BC

Event Contact

Mimi Horita

mimi.horita@gogcannery.org

604-664-9006

Language

English

Accessibility

This event is wheelchair accessible.