The Gulf of Georgia Cannery Society, with a generous grant from Richmond Community Foundation, is currently host to six student Leadership Volunteers from local high schools, who will be gaining hands-on experience in various aspects of the museum/heritage field. Today we are sharing the first of a series of blogs from Hania, who is currently completing her final stage of the leadership program with the Cannery’s marketing and outreach team.
“Adventures in Cannery Leadership”
Hello there, my name is Hania, and I’m part of the Cannery’s Leadership Team. Some of you may know that the Cannery has a Leadership Volunteer program geared towards those who want to learn and explore about Steveston’s culture and heritage. We are a team of six, who heard about the program through newspapers, friends, or classes in school. We’ve been through many thrilling adventures since October of last year, including testing out a fire extinguisher during emergency training, becoming actors for the Cannery’s holiday events, and being volunteers at the Cannery Farmers’ Market!
On a recent beautiful Sunday morning, we explored Steveston to further expand our knowledge about accessibility and heritage in the community. We started with a tour at the Cannery, then walked over to Steveston Museum and the Japanese Fishermen’s Benevolent Society Building, visited Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site, and made our way back to the Steveston Interurban Tram. Overall, it was a great four-hour study trip where we learned much about accessibility, the view of a person visiting Steveston, and the behind the scenes of how museums work.