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As a sponsor and/or advertiser partner with the Victoria Classic Boat Festival, you share in the vision of the Maritime Museum of BC, which focuses on an active outreach and multi-faceted program approach to public engagement. Your support helps tremendously in ensuring such flagship events continue to celebrate our shared maritime heritage while recognizing the wide scope of organizations involved in education, training, skills development and marine industry related employment. Inherently, your partnership enhances Victoria’s economic growth, community vibrancy, and assists in securing a successful future for the Maritime Museum of BC.
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
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!
John Lore. Founder and front man of Live Edge Design.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pacific Yachting is proud to community events, and is contributing to the Silent Auction.
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.
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.
We are a strong, unified team, working toward a common goal of corporate and personal success. We demonstrate a commitment to excellence while maintaining a highly professional environment. Air North strives to provide exceptional services to our customers and an enjoyable place to work where team members are given opportunities to learn and grow.
Air North is contributing 1 round trip for 2 travelers to the Auction.
Some Restrictions and Blackout periods may apply.
Tracing its lineage back to the Klondike Gold Rush, the Edgewater Hotel, overlooking the iconic Yukon River, has a long and colorful history of serving visitors to Whitehorse.
Come experience for yourself what a multi-million dollar room renovation will do for an already unique and beautiful hotel property. With 33 modern guestrooms, great amenities and superior service, we offer a boutique hotel experience at the best location in town…the Yukon River Waterfront in the heart of Downtown Whitehorse.
Edgwater Hotel is providing 3 nights complimentary accommodation for the Silent Auction. Valid until December 31, 2020.
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.
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.
Victoria Harbour Ferry has contributed to the silent auction 2 group passes for the Pickle Pub Crawl.
Viking Air is contributing to the Silent Auction.
Our productions are accessible and relevant to a wide range of multi-cultural audiences. The shows are entertaining, hold great artistic depth and satisfy both those who discover ballet and the expert aficionado.
BC Ferries is one of the largest ferry operators in the world, providing year-round vehicle and passenger service on 25 routes to 47 terminals, with a fleet of 35 vessels. We are an essential transportation link that connects coastal communities and facilitates the movement of people, goods and services.
Bob McDonald of CBC radio’s Quirks and Quarks has generously donated to the Auction.
Duen is certified as a Passenger Carrying Vessel by Transport Canada and inspected annually. She holds current certification to carry up to 24 guests on day sails and 16 guests on overnight expeditions.
All navigation and safety equipment onboard Duen meets or exceeds Canadian Marine Safety requirements.
We offer a full service menu that is hearty, fast, locally sourced when possible, and made from scratch. We have lots of options for the gluten free and vegetarian diner and are pleased to host large groups.
IT’S ALL ABOUT SERVICE
Black Ball Ferry Line provides the only daily, year-round vehicle and passenger ferry service between downtown Victoria, British Columbia and Washington State.
The company’s administrative offices are located in Seattle, with terminals and operations personnel at both Victoria’s Inner Harbour and Port Angeles. Employing over 100 people in peak season, the familiar sight and sound of the M.V. Coho has become a permanent fixture of the landscape in the region for over fifty years.
In 2009, Black Ball Ferry Line celebrated its 50th anniversary of service as a vital tourism and transportation link between Vancouver Island and the United States.
It all began with one woman’s vision and passion
With a former limestone quarry for her backyard, Jennie Butchart envisioned landscaping a sunken garden in its place, transforming the property for her family—and visitors—for generations to come.
Chocolats Favoris continued to reinvent the traditional concept of a chocolate shop. We developed a magical new concept of stores that offered a spectacular 12 varieties of real chocolate to dip ice cream in or even take home for a delicious chocolate fondue! Chocolate fondue in a can—our star product—was born! Easy to use and irresistibly good to eat, our fondues are perfect for dessert or as gifts!
What started off as an artisanal chocolate shop in Lévis has become a network of awe-inspiring chocolate stores across Canada—and soon all around the world!
“By and by the little girls grew up and the town grew up and Father and Mother died. The old property was divided…All staying by Father’s original land, the sisters dined together on Sundays.”
From the writings of Emily Carr.
Visit us soon and find out how the story carries on of this imaginative, creative, eccentric artist, writer and lover of nature.
As a young boy, Bob Fraumeni was fascinated by the sea. He spent countless hours fishing in Gonzales Bay in Victoria, peering into the ocean, wondering what was down there. Although he wasn’t born into a fishing family, he was drawn to the sea. As he got older, a teenage Fraumeni began hanging around the busy docks of Victoria’s Harbour, which at the time had three fish processing plants in full operation.
In 1977, Bob bought his first boat, a 36-foot West Coast troller designed for Salmon fishing. However, even as he set out on his first trips, Bob Fraumeni knew the salmon industry was going downhill.
“I realized it was time to branch out to other fisheries – especially ground fish,” Bob recalls.
By 1984, Bob’s company had grown and was established as a limited company called F.A.S.Seafood Producers Ltd., which stands for ‘Frozen At Sea.’ F.A.S. now has 8 boats plying the seas, catching everything from Halibut up in Haida Gwaii to Albacore Tuna off the West Coast of Vancouver Island.
After selling exclusively to the Asian Market for many years, Bob was eager to make his high quality products available locally. ‘Finest At Sea’ was established as a boutique-style seafood company with locations in Victoria and Vancouver, B.C. Bob recognized your need for a source of top quality, 100% wild seafood products of known origin and now the Finest At Sea Products are just a phone call away.
At Frankie’s Modern Diner we are all about friends, family and fresh fare. A contemporary take on the retro diner experience, we specialize in modern comfort food that brings people together.
Harbour Publishing is an award-winning independent book publisher owned and operated by Howard and Mary White.
The company was established in 1974 and is based on British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast. Harbour Publishing is well known for the Raincoast Chronicles, a series of anthologies on BC coast history and culture, of which twenty have now been produced. Harbour is also the publisher of over five hundred titles, including the bestselling Fishing with John by Edith Iglauer; The Fly in Autumn by David Zieroth, which won the 2009 Governor General’s Award for Poetry; and many other prize-winning books such as The Encyclopedia of British Columbia, Marine Life of the Pacific Northwest: A Photographic Encyclopedia of Invertebrates, Seaweeds and Selected Fishes by Andy Lamb and Bernard P. Hanby and The Encyclopedia of Raincoast Place Names: A Complete Reference to Coastal British Columbia by Andrew Scott.
Other well-known Harbour authors are Arthur Black, beloved humorist and author of A Chip off the Old Black; Anne Cameron, author of some 30 titles including the classic Daughters of Copper Woman; historian Jean Barman, author of British Columbia: Spirit of the People; journalist Stephen Hume, author of A Walk with the Rainy Sisters; Patrick Lane, author of Witness; and Mike McCardell, whose humour collections including The Expanded Reilly Method and Everything Works have raised over $70,000 for the Variety Club of BC Children’s Fund.
The Canadian Historical Association has cited publisher Howard White as “a tireless promoter and creator of quality British Columbia regional history,” recognizing that Harbour Publishing “has nurtured and brought into being a remarkable range of works that capture the essence of British Columbia.”
White is also an award-winning writer of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, articles and essays. His book Writing in the Rain won the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour, and he has also been awarded a Canadian Media Club Prize, the Eaton’s BC Book Award, the Canadian Historical Society Career Award and the Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize, among others. He is a member of the Order of British Columbia and in 2003 received an honorary Doctorate of Laws from the University of Victoria.
Harbour Publishing acknowledges financial support from the Government of Canada through the Canada Book Fund and the Canada Council for the Arts, and from the Province of British Columbia through the BC Arts Council and the Book Publishing Tax Credit, for its publishing activities.
A History of Quality.
Very few peope get to study craft beer under one of the pioneers of the North American micro-brewery movement. Frank Appleton taught me what it means to make great beer, and I am truly grateful for that.
Frank and I set up the brewery in Victoria’s historic Swans Hotel in 1989. When he moved on to build other breweries, I took on the role of Brewmaster and began honing my craft.
Il Terrazzo has been a landmark in the Victoria dining scene for more than 25 years thanks to all your support.
Munro’s Books now occupies a landmark location in the heart of Victoria’s Old Town, but its origins are much more modest. In 1963, Jim Munro and his first wife, Alice — yes, that Alice Munro — set up shop in a long, narrow space on Yates Street, near Victoria’s movie theatres. Bookstores were few and far between in Victoria; Jim’s main competition in those days came from the book sections at the local department stores. But the location was convenient for younger, movie-going customers, and the staff’s interest in new trends in writing and other art forms built a loyal clientele. The store relocated to larger premises on Fort Street in 1979 and then to its current location in 1984. Jim Munro announced his plans to retire from the business in September 2014. He wanted the store to continue to serve the many passionate readers—both locals, and visitors from around the world—who visit Munro’s every year. To that end, he decided to turn over ownership of the store to four long-term staff members. When Jim Munro passed away in November 2016, tributes poured in from across the country, a true testament to the legacy he so lovingly built.
Pagliacci’s is one of those timeless places, born in passion, carved from life and bathed in laughter. From the focaccia bread and soup through the Broadway-style cheesecake, every morsel is made on the spot, served with style by someone hustling for you. And there’s more than enough pasta or steak to bring home to Asta. Step back into history. This is what it used to be like before franchises.
Nourishing souls since 1979
Tell ’em Joe sent you!
Pearson College UWC is a two-year pre-university school (Grade 12 and Gap Year) for up to 200 students from more than 150 countries at any one time who live, study and grow together in the beautiful Pacific Northwest rainforest on the southwest tip of Vancouver Island in the Province of British Columbia. We are proud to acknowledge that we live and learn on the unceded territory of the Scia’new (Beecher Bay) First Nation.
Prestige Hotels & Resorts has come a long way from its humble beginnings. With a portfolio of fourteen properties, Prestige Hotels & Resorts can be found in the Thompson Okanagan, Kootenay Rockies, Northern BC, and Greater Victoria regions.
We are so thankful to be a part of the book-loving community here in Victoria!
For generations, the people of the Pacific Northwest Tlingit tribe celebrated the feeling of peace and togetherness found at the nesting sites of birds. They held a deep reverence for the contrast between human connection and nature found at these places and named them “Taku”.
TEAM SALES has positioned itself as one of the leaders in the corporate promotional industry in BC. We can take your corporate image from conception to reality. Our experienced sales force will work closely with our highly skilled in-house art department to create the image your company desires.
A combination of the words Trolling and Tackle.
Forty years is a long time. And in that time we’ve grown to become the best place on the coast to get your gear. Why? Because we will not sell you gear you won’t use, we always make sure you know the right way to do a job, and we will help you find it if we don’t have it. Not a lot of other places will go that distance and it shows by the customer base that keeps coming back year after year.
Trotac truly is a family business, there’s been three generations working in the store, and some of the staff for at least half that. Founded in 1972 by Pete Thomson, it started out with Pete and his wife supplying to the west coast commercial fishing fleet. All the kids helped in the store as well, with packaging and deliveries, and Campbell ended up partnering with his dad to help create the Trotac that exists today. Over time they have expanded to include the Government, recreational, scientific and work boat fleets. Now we are in our new location and at 20,000 square feet it should hopefully hold us for a long time to come.
Pete and Campbell always believed in going straight to the source so we have over 300 suppliers across the globe and more than 40,000 items in stock. If we can’t find it for you it probably doesn’t exist, and with 18 employees that are experts in their respective fields, someone in the store will have an answer for you. We have been building solid relationships with our suppliers for decades and we train regularly with them to make sure we have the latest information and skills. We have also worked closely with customers and industry to build and develop custom products. We take our work seriously and we hope it shows. Trotac really is a place to wander around and get lost in though, I swear I find people hours later with a bit of an awestruck look about them…
Step through the front door and you’re in a grand lobby with rich mahogany paneling, a 20-foot ceiling, and an expanse of stained glass skylights. It’s an appropriately grand welcome from a Club that takes great pride in being a full-service institution with superb facilities, welcoming staff, and a friendly atmosphere. We offer an elegant, relaxed, and amiable ambience for men and women: an oasis for reading, conversation, and fine dining. Our goal is always to ensure that Members and Guests feel as relaxed and comfortable as they would at home.
Whether you are interested in long-term membership or are just planning a visit to Victoria, the Union Club offers a unique array of experiences, amenities, and contacts.
Thousands of tropical butterflies (up to 70 species) fly through our large facilities – the size of almost 3 basketball courts.
With surprises at every turn, you’ll encounter poison dart frogs, tortoises, large iguanas, flamingos, tropical ducks, free flying tropical birds and more. Stroll through and marvel at our lush gardens including tropical flowers, carnivorous plants and fruits of the world.
Enjoy our newest exhibit, the Insectarium. Experience impressive insects & invertebrates from around the world.
Your jungle adventure awaits.
The Victoria Film Festival brings the world to Victoria’s door by programming a diverse selection of Canadian and international films. We support the practice of all media artists with particular focus on Canadian independent media artists through exhibition of their work. The Victoria Film Festival ensures the vitality and continued excellence of media arts in the Victoria region by providing a complete survey of film and media art to the community.
It’s a vibrant program celebrating the greatest storytelling medium of all time.
To enrich lives through the shared experience of extraordinary music.
Below are the people on stage and behind the scenes that bring extraordinary music to life.
Westport is also the first eco-rated marina in BC under the Clean Marine BC program promoted by the Georgia Strait Alliance.