Maritime Festival

JULY 28-29, 2018
At Britannia Shipyards
Richmond, B.C. Canada
Saturday & Sunday: 10am-6pm
Presenting Sponsor Presenting Sponsor: RE/MAX


The 15th Annual Richmond Maritime Festival is pleased to showcase organizations and non-profit societies.

Dreamcatcher Boats

Ultralight, supertough, skin-on-frame boats. 

Dreamcatcher Boats are designed to be very light, so they’re easy to carry, easy to handle and manoeuvre in the water, safe, tough as nails and not least of all, beautiful to look at… You can get your own beautiful ultralight boat by building it from a kit, using the step by step video, attending one of our courses, or by buying one ready made. 


Lambrecht Surfboards

We are trying to make it so things get all used up. I have been a builder for most of my life and understand first the waste that is happening all around us everyday and second when something is thrown away you not only lose that object, but you waste all the energy that was used to make, install, transport, etc. that object.

We have enough stuff in the world. We can take this stuff and reuse it to make more than enough things for all of us. Because let’s not kid ourselves we really don’t need all this stuff. I try to practice this philosophy, but I still have way too much stuff.

A fence can be a surfboard, something that has been static and held something or a person in can change into something that can be fluid and set someone free. It sounds cheesy and righteous at the same time but if you surf than you know what it is like to feel that freedom every time you ride a wave. I want to try and bring this feeling to as many people as I can through my boards.


Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre

A sanctuary in the heart of Stanley Park, the Vancouver Aquarium, an Ocean Wise ® initiative, is home to thousands of incredible ocean species and amazing aquatic life. It’s also Ocean Wise headquarters, where our scientists, educators and conservation experts do their work, not only to protect our oceans but to inspire others to join us in our mission. Since opening in 1956, the Vancouver Aquarium has connected more than 40 million people from around the world to our oceans and all the wonders within them.


The Grove Woodworking School

The Grove Woodworking School is tucked amongst the trees on beautiful Gabriola Island, B.C. Canada.

Courses and Workshops will mainly focus on woodworking skills and techniques for the marine environment, with all skills being transferable to general woodworking.

About the Instructor: After completing a four-year boatbuilding apprenticeship that started in 1980, Tony Grove honed his skills as a shipwright, specializing in wooden boat restoration/construction, boat interiors building and custom furniture design. This chain of experience led him to leave the city of Vancouver BC, and in 1999 start instructing at the Silva Bay Shipyard School on Gabriola Island BC. Tony taught traditional boatbuilding plus a course (the first of its kind) that he designed on Ship Cabinetry/Joinery. Tony eventually became the school’s head instructor, but decided to leave the school in 2005 to spend time with his family and is now working for himself as a custom woodworker, boatbuilder, artist, writer and teacher.


Fraser River Discovery Centre

The Discovery Centre is…

A way to explore the Fraser River: Discover the stories and diversity of the entire Fraser River. Through rotating exhibits and hands-on programs, the Fraser River Discovery Centre presents the river’s contribution to the life, history, and future of British Columbia and its people.

A resource centre: Students and researchers will find diverse research material in the Resource Centre.

A meeting place: Meet and exchange ideas about the Fraser River. The Discovery Centre seeks to connect communities up- and down-river and to provide a place to discuss, debate, and showcase the living, working Fraser River.


Gulf of Georgia Cannery

The primary mandate of the Gulf of Georgia Cannery Society 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 the interpretation (tours and educational programs), 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 unique events such as the Cannery Farmers’ Market. In all activities, the Society is committed to working with the Steveston community to preserve its fishing heritage and local charm.


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