Classic Boat Festival:
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
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!
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.
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.
“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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.