Ships to Shore Festival in Steveston - May 5 - 7
If you're looking for something cool to do this weekend, the Ships to Shore Festival, Steveston's annual Tallships festival, is in full swing at Garry Point Park! The ship this year is the Kaiko Maru, a four-masted training ship from Japan.The boys and I were lucky enough to get a chance to go on board. Breccan was a little tired and grumpy, but he really enjoyed scrubbing the decks. For a kid who I can barely cajole into picking up his toys, this was encouraging. Olin slept for the first half. This is my obligatory "neither kid wants to be here, but I do!" picture. Alan Doyle from Great Big Sea is performing tomorrow at 7:45. We're going to test bedtime crankies and see if we can stay. Irish music is my favorite - I haven't gotten the chance to hear it live nearly enough in the last few years. We're coming armed with noise-cancelling headphones (which, BTW, you can pick up from Steveston Village Maternity). You should actually be able to hear the main stage performers from the beach (our back up plan if Breccan can't handle the noise). There are also fireworks, and a carnival with 10 rides if you have older kids. Entry is FREE, and weather is looking to be gorgeous! P. S. There is also a new exhibit opening at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery on Saturday, so if you need something a little more chill, check them out - admission is free with a Canada150 pass.