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Classic Boat Festival:

Our Sponsors

 Proudly Presented by: Canoe Cove Marina and Boatyard

“It is our privilege to once again be the presenting sponsor of this great event showcasing our floating pieces of art and maritime heritage! Canoe Cove Marina and Boatyard have been a part of the recreational and commercial boating community for almost one hundred years and we are proud of our history beginning in the early 1900s. If you haven’t visited this unique marine village at the north end of the Saanich Peninsula we encourage you to do so! With Canoe Cove Joe’s Cafe and the Stonehouse Pub Restaurant as gathering places, the Cove is a natural setting to meet old friends and new, and a walk through the boatyard is bound to be interesting!

We are glad you are here to enjoy one of the great maritime festivals on the west coast. We trust your life will be richer having spent time in Victoria’s spectacular Inner Harbour just messing about in boats…”

– Don Prittie, General Manager of Canoe Cove Marina & Boatyard

Find out more about Canoe Cove Marina & Boatyard here!

Supporting Sponsor

Greater Victoria Harbour Authority (GVHA) was incorporated as a not-for-profit society in February 2002, and began operating its four port facilities, divested from Transport Canada, in April 2002. Acting as an advocate for the harbour, the GVHA is working to improve its function as a working harbour, and a marine transportation centre with a strong focus on tourism.

GVHA is a society registered with the Province of British Columbia and the Constitution and Bylaws of the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority are governed under the Society Act of British Columbia. GVHA’s Board is comprised of Directors representing the member agencies and organizations (Esquimalt Nation, Songhees Nation, City of Victoria, Township of Esquimalt, the Victoria/Esquimalt Harbour Society, Tourism Victoria, the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce and the Capital Regional District) and four community directors.

GVHA is passionate about the power of the harbour to act as a catalyst for Victoria to fulfill its destiny as one of the most outstanding harbours in the world. We have a responsibility to value the water connection, to make the harbour alive, accessible and dynamic!

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Bronze Sponsors

Before Hagerty became the global leader in classic boat insurance, we were just a family who loved classics.  When we couldn’t find insurance for our treasured wooden boats, we created our own: the first ever Agreed Value policy for classic boats.  As much as we’ve grown, we still have the same goal: to help you enjoy your classic boat more.  We do this not just by working with our clients and brokers to provide the best protection and service imaginable, but also by supporting classic boat clubs and events, sponsoring programs to get young people involved, providing a multitude of resources and more. Why we do it? Because your boat and what it represents are worth protecting.  At Hagerty, we believe it is our responsibility to support organizations and initiatives that help make sure the boats we love – and the lifestyles that revolve around them – not only survive, but thrive, well into the future.

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Major Sponsors

The Downtown Victoria Business Association’s mission is to nurture and promote the vitality and vibrancy of downtown Victoria and its business community. Their vision is to be the authority on all things happening in Victoria’s downtown core.

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“I hope to share with you my fascination for the tree’s beauty. I look with wonder on its longevity in withstanding natural disasters, living through historic moments, and continuing its presence in your home.”

John Lore. Founder and front man of Live Edge Design.

RECLAIMED

We salvage trees brought down by storms or left behind by forest companies and construction companies.

Our favourite is the Western Bigleaf Maple (acer macrophyllum), sought after by luthiers, wood turners and carvers for its exceptional colour and figure.

Tree growth takes place just beneath the bark. The rich contours of this live edge give a sculptural quality to our furniture.

REFINED

On its journey to become your custom made furniture the tree is milled into massive slabs, innovatively dried, exquisitely designed, expertly crafted and finely finished all at our studio on Vancouver Island.

REMARKABLE

The result is spectacular West Coast Natural furniture built to last for generations. The unique pieces command attention and conversation.

Your guests will love the story of the tree that became your treasure. (Accompanying story books are available on request).

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Cruise the Coast in Style

V2V offers daily luxury cruise service between Downtown Vancouver and Downtown Victoria. On board the V2V Empress, a 38.5 metre catamaran, passengers sail under the Lions Gate Bridge, through the beautiful Gulf Islands, and directly into Victoria’s Inner Harbour.

V2V offers two stylish classes of service: Premium is seated on the main deck and features comfortable leather seating and locally sourced food and beverages available for purchase. Royal offers more spacious seating on our upper deck, with reclining seats and footrests. Royal also includes a three course meal served at your seat and a welcome beverage from our locally sourced beer, wine, and cider list. All passengers have access to free WiFi, USB and power ports in all seats, and the outdoor rooftop observation deck.

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The Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) owns and operates the federal government’s civilian fleet, and provides key maritime services to Canadians.

As a Special Operating Agency of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), the CCG helps DFO meet its responsibility to ensure safe and accessible waterways for Canadians. The CCG also plays a key role in ensuring the sustainable use and development of Canada’s oceans and waterways.

Canadian Coast Guard services support government priorities and economic prosperity and contribute to the safety, accessibility and security of Canadian waters.

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West Wind Hardwood is located in Sidney (Vancouver Island), BC Canada and was established in 1978 as a father (Ove Nielsen) and son (Jan Nielsen) partnership under the name West Wind Woodwork. It is a culmination of generations of old-world woodworkers and craftsmen.

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Advertising Sponsors

BC Shipping News has quickly become the ‘must-read’ journal for commercial marine industry stakeholders on the West Coast. With a refreshing and unique perspective on maritime issues that are regional, national and international in scope, BCSN features exclusive interviews and in-depth reviews of matters that impact on marine businesses.

Our on-line presence – www.bcshippingnews.ca – enjoys a large readership where visitors can find up-to-the-minute news, photos and access to all BCSN digital versions of the print magazine.

BCSN is as much an industry journal as it is a forum for the industry to tell its own story – not just read by the industry, but written by them as well.

As a subsidiary of McIvor Communications Inc.BC Shipping News and is owned and operated by Jane McIvor, publisher and editor. She has worked in the public relations and communications field for almost 30 years, focusing on strategic communications, pr Save & Exit oject management, and association management and governance. She established McIvor Communications Inc. in 1998 and provided services to a diverse roster of clients including Cruise BC, Cruise Industry Association of BC and Pacific Rim Cruise Association. In 2011, she launched BC Shipping News, a trade magazine focused on commercial marine activities on the West Coast of Canada. The publication has quickly grown in both popularity and reach with readers across Canada, the U.S. and worldwide.

 

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Pacific Yachting has been serving the recreational boating community for over 50 years. Power or sail, Pacific Yachting helps you get more from your time on the water with high-quality and up to date content on a variety of topics. Each month, read the latest information on cruising destinations, news issues, local attractions, upcoming events, do it yourself projects, fishing spots and more. Plus every issue brings boat reviews, boat care and the latest in new gear and technology. From the best anchorages to the best pub Pacific Yachting knows the Pacific Northwest coast.

Pacific Yachting is proud to community events, and is contributing to the Silent Auction.

 

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The Times Colonist is the oldest daily newspaper in Western Canada. It was created by the 1980 merger of the British Colonist, which started in 1858, and the Victoria Daily Times, which began publishing in 1884. The British Colonist was founded by Amor De Cosmos, who went on to become the second premier of British Columbia. The newspaper has chronicled the history of Victoria and Vancouver Island from the gold rush days of the 1850s to Victoria’s present status as a thriving capital city and an international tourist destination.

Today, the Times Colonist is the dominant medium in the B.C. capital, reaching a quarter of a million households every week. The newspaper’s lively blend of local news and informed commentary make it a must-read for Victorians who want to know what is happening in the capital and on Vancouver Island. The Times Colonist has also been recognized provincially and nationally with awards for its investigative reporting, editorials and beat coverage, and timescolonist.com, the newspaper’s website, delivers breaking news and other multimedia content to a growing number of readers nearly 24/7.

The Times Colonist publishes in print six days a week, Tuesday through Sunday, and online 365 days per year.

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Western Mariner the Magazine of the Coast is Canada’s Commercial Marine Magazine.

Western Mariner reach more than 30,000 print and e-readers every month: vessel and fleet owners, boat builders and repairers, captains and crews on tugs, crew boats, ferries, workboats, fishing vessels and the businesses and people who support and supply them. Our writers and editors travel the coast to provide informative feature articles on the working waterfront. Our columnists offer insights into marine legal issues, ports and terminals, and entertainment and education for marine professionals.

 

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Ocean Pacific Marine Store & Boatyard has been operating in Campbell River since 1985. Currently located in the Discovery Harbour Marina, Ocean Pacific is the largest marine repair yard north of Victoria.

Ocean Pacific Marine Store & Boatyard, has donated a FREE Vessel Lift at Ocean Pacific Boatyard (for any vessel up to 90′), valued at $500! This item will be up for bidding at the Opening Reception on Friday, August 30th.

 

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Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort and Conference Centre has donated a one night stay in a Spa Bungalow Studio, one of their most spacious guestrooms located adjacent to the Grotto Spa! The room has a King size bed as well as a queen size wall bed, full bathroom with jetted tub, a kitchenette, and dining area – a value of $250 + taxes! This item will be up for bidding at the Opening Reception on Friday, August 30th.

Restrictions: Based on double occupancy and subject to availability. Cannot be combined with other promotions or offers. Not valid for all statutory holidays, Valentines weekend, Uncorked Festival weekend, nor July 15 to August 31. 

 

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A Harbour Ferry is the fastest and most convenient way to get around Victoria’s Inner Harbour, whether you’re commuting to work or visiting the city for the first time.

Victoria Harbour Ferry has contributed to the silent auction 2 group passes for the Pickle Pub Crawl.

 

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