Wooden Boat Building Sessions

Join the Britannia Heritage Shipyard Society (BHSS) to learn new skills and build small wooden vessels at the Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site!

Build a Canoe in Three Days
Sat/Sun/Mon, 10AM-5PM
Feb. 6-8 (#1295208) or May 21-23 (#1295309)
$250 for 3 sessions*

Build a Cedar Strip Boat
Sat/Sun, 9AM-5PM
Feb 20 – March 1 (#1316958)
$850 for 8 sessions*

Intro to Cedar Strip Boat Building
Sat, 10AM-5PM
Jan 30 (#1294108)
$40 for 1 session*

Wooden Boat Building Presentation
Sat, 1PM-3PM
April 23 (#1295758)
FREE for 1 session

*BHSS members receive 10% discount if payment is made at Britannia Heritage Shipyard Office.

Register by calling 604-276-4300 or online at www.richmond.ca/register

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Stories From Things

Learn to write your memoir in ten easy steps with Dr. Sultan Somjee, renowned ethnographer and author.

Six sessions of storytelling and writing are designed to help you start writing your memoir by utilizing ‘things’ that may have been in your family or items you have collected and cherished over the years. Please bring one of your treasured objects to the first class. Objects can include a priceless old tea pot, a broach, a pocket watch, baby mittens, a vase, a holiday souvenir, a special book, et cetera.

“Everyone has had unique experiences with objects. They represent precious memories and are a part of your family story that will be valued when read by your children and grandchildren.”

Dr. Sultan Somjee is a Canada-based, Kenya-born ethnographer and writer. He is the founder of the Asian African Heritage Trust and Community Peace Museums Heritage Foundation in Kenya. Dr. Somjee has curated many exhibitions on artefacts of dialogue among tribal and ethnic peoples of Eastern Africa. He’s published “Stories from Things” and “Bead Bai”.

October 27 - December 1
Tuesdays, 10:00am - 12:00pm
$63 for 6 sessions, Ages 45+

Registration #1124911

Call 604-276-4300 or visit