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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 is an all-ages registered non-profit family friendly society based in Steveston, British Columbia. The mission of the group is not only to promote and preserve nautical heritage while raising money for charitable cultural organizations, but also to experience maritime culture and arts from a hands-on live re-enactment approach.
Currently, we are actively operating the mini-brigs, Liberte and Adventure in messabouts, and in festivals, as well as working on costuming, historical weaponry, and practicing traditional music. Hundreds of man hours go into maintaining the brigs each year from her volunteer crews. A percentage of any monies earned are donated to local charitable groups - such as nautical heritage sites, and cultural projects.
We aim to delight and encourage active participation in maritime arts by engaging in charitable character and helping our community whenever possible.
2012 Ship-To-Shore Richmond B.C. - Shady Isle Pirates Mini-Brigs
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.
Liberte comes about
Argh! Them be Shady Isle Pirates at Ship-To-Shore 2012!
67th Annual Steveston Salmon Festival Parade - Shady Isle Pirates Float
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