Avast Ye! Life on the high seas will dock in Richmond this weekend. Ships to Shore 2011 will provide great entertainment in the community and draw visitors to the old fishing village of Steveston. Centred around Garry Point Park from June 3-6, the public will have ample opportunity to see these gracious ladies of the sea.
Presented by the City of Richmond and supported by Vancouver Airport Authority and other sponsors, a small fleet of tall ships will be on display for all to see. Leading the fleet are the Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain, from Washington State. A brigantine and a top-sail ketch, both over 30-metres (100-feet) in length, the pair are popular favourites whenever they sail, staging mock gun battles reminiscent of the days of pirates and privateers. The Lady Washington was also featured in Pirates of the Caribbean 3: The Curse of the Black Pearl, along with other movies.
The YVR Community Stage in Garry Point Park will showcase performances throughout the weekend. Also taking place is mock gun battles, free viewing and shipboard tours, pirate-themed outdoor movie nights, a farmers market and more.
The activities are family friendly and free, although tickets can be purchased for exclusive access to day sails and gun battles.
For more information or schedules visit the City of Richmond www.richmond.ca/discover/events/ShipstoShore.htm