Museum gets ready for 3rd annual Shipyard Social

August 22, 2019
Museum - Shipyards Social

Collingwood Shipyards an important part of the Town’s history

The Collingwood Museum invites you to celebrate the men and women of the Collingwood Shipyards at the 3rd annual Shipyard Social on Saturday, September 7, between 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM. The Collingwood Shipyards are an important part of the Town’s history, and this event will celebrate those men and women who were part of this historic legacy.

For the third year, former shipyard workers and community members will gather on the Museum grounds to celebrate Collingwood’s shipbuilding heritage. Last year’s event attracted more than 200 participants, with more than 65 former employees in attendance. The Shipyard Social has quickly gained popularity and has become the Museum’s signature, and most asked after event.

The afternoon will kick-off with a community barbeque between 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM. Hot dogs, hamburgers, and veggie burgers will be available for a nominal fee. The Town of Collingwood’s Quench Buggy will be on-site, featuring eight water stations, two of which are designed to ensure barrier-free access. Complimentary coffee and cookies will also be available.

At 12:30 PM sharp, Dave West Photography will be on-site to take a group photograph of the former Collingwood Shipyards employees in attendance. Copies of last year’s group photograph will be available for purchase with proceeds going towards the replacement of a shipbuilding interpretive panel along Heritage Drive. Copies of the 2019 group photograph will be available following the event.

In preparation for a new exhibit, Collingwood Museum staff will be looking for assistance in identifying artifacts related to the iconic Collingwood sidelaunch. Staff will also be asking the community to assist in creating a “word wall” with one-word descriptors of the sidelaunch event.

Participants will enjoy 10% off in the Museum Gift Shop. Some exceptions will apply.

Parking will be available at the Museum, as well as the HarbourEdge Centre at 40 Huron Street. The Town of Collingwood’s courtesy cart will be available to assist with transportation to and from the site.

This year’s Shipyard Social event is sponsored by Living Water Resorts and Dunncap.