May 14, 2018

BC Marine Parks Forever SocietyThe BC Marine Parks Forever Society has donated $749,310, the largest in its 28 year history, to the BC Government to purchase a 6.2 acre island of the Harmony Island Group, Hotham Sound.

Title to the island has now been registered by the Province and will be transferred as a Class A Park within the Harmony Islands Marine Park.

This donation was made possible by donations from thousands of boaters, a large bequest and the Eden Conservation Trust.

The Society continues to work with BC Parks through the Stern Tie Program and other projects.

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Four years ago, the Maritime Museum of British Columbia (MMBC) lost its premises at 28 Bastion Square, a historic building it had occupied for more than 50 years. Some fallen plaster and several leaks had caused the Province, who owns the National Historic Site, to judge the structure unsafe and therefore asked MMBC to vacate the property. The Museum was forced to pack up its vast collections and put them in storage, thus keeping them mostly hidden from the public, scholars and historians.

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