The Pull of the Net exhibit celebrates the importance of Canada’s commercial fishing industries on both the East and West Coasts of Canada. It is a colourful, family-friendly exhibit that touches on some big topics such as Aboriginal fishing traditions, immigration, fisheries management, and the diversification of the industry over time.
To delve deeper into these topics, local experts will share their perspectives and insight on these topics with a 4-part speakers’ series on Saturday afternoons through the summer. On Saturday, August 12th, the third program in the series, A View from the Harbour, will focus on how the fishing industry has changed over the past century.
Don McLeod, former Canfisco Executive Vice President, will share the story of the Canadian Fishing Company through rarely seen photographs from the company archives that show its inner workings from their roots to present-day operations.
Founded in 1906, Canfisco’s 110-year success story is rooted in local, wild salmon. Over the past century, increased government regulations, new technology, changing environmental conditions, global events, and consumer tastes have resulted in big changes to the commercial fishery. A look back at Canfisco’s story will illustrate how the company adapted to these changing conditions.
The free presentation will be held in the Cannery’s Boiler House Theatre from 2 to 3:30 pm. Seating is limited.
The Pull of the Net Speakers’ Series is a recipient of the City of Richmond’s Canada 150 grant initiative. Richmond Canada 150 ignites the passions of the citizens of Richmond in a multi-faceted, year-long celebration, honours Richmond’s distinct and vibrant cultural diversity, and leaves lasting legacies that foster civic pride and carry the spirit of 150 into the future.