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.



Join Us Today

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.

Interested? http://join.shadyislepirates.com

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Ward's ship from Pepys Manuscript


 2012 Ship-To-Shore Richmond B.C. - Shady Isle Pirates Mini-Brigs

Shady Ise Pirates Mini-Brig Adventure and Liberte
Shady Isle Pirates Mini-Brigs,
Adventure and Liberte battle off
the Hawaiian Chieftain.


Docked adjacent to the Hawaiian Chieftain, the Shady Isle Pirates mighty mini-brigs, Liberte and Adventure, delighted the large crowds with mock naval battles and dockside "piratical" entertainment at the Richmond 2012 Ship-to-Shore event, all day June 30th and the afternoon on July 1st. 

mini brig battle in Fraser ship to shore 2012
Liberte comes about

Shady Isle Pirates Blackston Cherrtm Yep Yep shady isle pirates
Argh! Them be Shady Isle Pirates at Ship-To-Shore 2012!


67th Annual Steveston Salmon Festival Parade - Shady Isle Pirates Float

Shady Isle Pirates 67th Annual Salmon Festival Parade

The Steveston Salmon Festival has evolved from a July 1st "Sports Day" themed event which was held as a fund raiser to build a playground in the Steveston Park in 1944, to one of the largest non-profit Canada Day celebrations in Canada. In it's 67th year, the parade is one of it's main highlights and boasts over 150 participants. 

The Shady Isle Pirates were a part of this years parade, and placed 1st overall Grand Award- Best Community Walking Group Or Float. See rest of results: http://stevestonsalmonfest.ca/documents/2012paradewinnerslist.pdf

Ironfiist holds parade bannerBlackstone Cherry
Rosella teh Brave, Awilda, Sasha


116th Annual Ladner Pioneer May Days & Parade - May 26th and 27th -2012

Ladner May Days

The Shady Isle Pirates were on hand for the 116th Annual Ladner Pioneer May Days & Parade - sponsored by the Delta Law Office. Held in Memorial Park just steps from historic Ladner Village, the Ladner Pioneer May Days Fair (est. 1896) is one of British Columbia's largest free family fairs.

Featuring live bands, free entertainment, carnival rides and a beer garden for the adults, the Ladner May Days Fair offers a wide variety of entertainment and activities.

The Parade is the 2nd longest continually running parade in British Columbia. The Shady Isle Pirates place third in the Spirit Category... ARRRRR... that be quite fitting for us pirates.... 

Thanks to our sponsors, the incredible volunteers, and wonderful organizers! Hope to see everyone again next year! Please check out the photos here!

Shady Isle Pirates May Days Parade
Shady Isle Pirates May Days Parade

Shady Isle Pirates kids make pirate buttons

Kids Making Pirate Buttons
Kids Making Pirate Buttons

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