Thursday, June 12, 2014

North Pacific Cannery the focus of this year's Seafest salute

2014 marks the 125th Anniversary of North Pacific, the one time fish cannery and now a historical site that marks the early days of life for Prince Rupert, Port Edward and the fishing industry.

As part of this year's celebrations of those 125 years, the North Pacific Cannery Historical Site will be the featured theme of this year's Seafest Celebrations.  And with that salute, the Historical Site is embracing the weekend with a number of events of their own at the Port Edward site, as well as participation in Seafest Saturday events.

North Pacific is hosting a Cannery workers reunion this weekend, with Friday Night a celebration of past cannery workers with a Reunion Dinner and Dance. Attendance for that Friday evening event is by advance ticket, with the Historical site having issued the call to attend over the last number of weeks.

Last minute tickets are available at Cook's Jewellers or by contacting North Pacific for further information at 250-628-3538.

Friday's event starts at 4:30 and runs until Midnight

More on the Cannery Worker's reunion can be found on the North Pacific website

On Saturday, North Pacific will participate in weekend events at two locations, participating in the Seafest Parade and hosting a booth as part of the main Saturday events in Prince Rupert's downtown core.

Those that stop by the North Pacific Booth  at 3rd Avenue West and 4th Street near City Hall, can take part in their guess the artifact game, fishing pond and learn more about about the history of the cannery experience on the North Coast.

Over in Port Edward, the home site is offering Free admission to the public on Saturday afternoon, where in addition to learning more about Cannery life of 125 years ago, you can also enjoy cultural dancing with an optional Salmon BBQ lunch.

You can learn more about one of Prince Rupert's most popular attractions from their website.

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