31st Annual Wooden Boat Festival - June 25, 2016

This year’s festival was a great success. A huge thanks to all the volunteers and sponsors that made the event possible!

See you on June 17, 2017 for the 32nd Cowichan Bay Wooden Boat Festival

Cowichan Bay Maritime Centre Presents the 'Shifty Sailors'
2016 date to be announced!

The community and members of the Cowichan Wooden Boat Society thoroughly enjoyed the energizing yet harmonious melodies of Whidbey Island’s internationally acclaimed Shifty Sailors when they performed their very first concert on the island. Singing a varied maritime repertoire that included both serious and light-hearted music with only an accordion, guitar and banjo as accompaniment, it was apparent to all that the singers love and take pride in their inspired craft.  Starting out with a rousing Canadian version of “This Land is Your Land”, these talented singers delivered a repertoire of both old and new, original and old-tyme traditional shanty and seafaring music.  This personable group encouraged audience participation and many enthusiastically joined in on the choruses.  It is undoubted that these talented minstrels’ contagious energy and humour provided the concert-goers with a high point at the close of a memorable summer.  An open invite was extended for next year!