Ahoy M'hearties Welcome Aboard Our Webship!
Thanks for taking the time to visit the Shady Isle Pirates and Privateers website. Our site is continuing to grow. Here you will find information on: Pirate and Privateer History, Events, Naval Arts & Crafts, Seamanship, Mini-Brigantine Boat Building, Games, Forums and a whole lot more!
The Shady Isle Pirates are an all-ages registered non-profit family friendly society based in Steveston, British Columbia.
Our mission is to promote and preserve nautical heritage while raising money for charitable and cultural organizations by experiencing maritime culture and arts from a hands-on re-enactment approach.
In addition, we are actively operating the mini-brigs, Liberte and Adventure in messabouts, and in festivals, as well as working on costuming, historical weaponry, dance and traditional music. Hundreds of hours go into maintaining the brigs each year from her volunteer crews. A percentage of any monies raised are donated to nautical heritage sites, charitable organizations and cultural projects in our community and abroad.
We are always looking for nautically minded individuals who are interested in "messing-about" in boats, sharing nautical traditions such as music and shanty singing, costuming, learning the art of sword-fighting or participating in festivals and raising money or volunteering for local charity events and nautical heritage organizations.
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The red hot flashers invited the Shady Isle Pirates to be a part of the spring treasure sale with proceeds to the Richmond Food Bank. There were dozens of merchants, bingo, games and raffles. Thanks to Boston Pizza for providing a delicious lunch! The Shady Isle Pirates Sang Shanties, Played BINGO, and enetertained the fine ladies!
Built in 1894 in the historic fishing village of Steveston, the Gulf of Georgia Cannery was the largest building of its kind and the leading producer of canned salmon in British Columbia. The Cannery hosted its annual Talk Like a Pirate Weekend with treasure hunts, kids crafts, pirate parlez and much more! The Shady Isle Pirates had both Liberte and Adventure on hand, as well as performing cannon firing demonstrations, shanty singing, and engaging kids in pirate sword play.
Shady Isle Pirates and Gulf Of Georgia Cannery
Yarr! Here's How Ye Swordfight!
Captain Conner is Mortall Wounded!