Craving Adventure? Festival Afloat seeks on-board chef

Want to be part of food planning/preparation for a small crew aboard a tall sailing ship this July?

About you: You like: music, salt water, working for Indigenous justice and environmental protection, and sailing on B.C.’s oldest boat, an 80 foot long rigged ketch called the Providence. 

Bonus: you like to kayak/paddleboard – shows will happen nightly July 7, 11-16th – you can watch from the deck of the Providence or jump in a boat to join audiences on the water. 

Must be in good health and have some cooking experience; comfortable with small spaces & improvisational kitchen set ups! 

About the event

This July, RAVEN (Respecting Aboriginal Values and Environmental Needs) is teaming up with sustainable seafood company SCOUT to launch a “Festival Afloat” concert series. Now that restrictions are lifting, performers including Juno-nominee Desirée Dawson, Renée Layla and Ms. Pan!k will be  giving shows from the deck of the Providence — a gorgeous tall wooden sailing ship and the oldest boat in B.C.

The  stage is mobile: and so is this year’s Festival Afloat. The Providence will sail from port-to-port through the Salish Sea,  kicking off with a concert  at Jericho Beach in Vancouver on July 7th, then heading to Gabriola Island (July 11), Ladysmith (July 12), Sidney (July 13), Pender Island (July 14), Salt Spring Island (July 15) and Galiano Island (July 16).  

Festival shows combine with daytime and sunset sailing trips through Vancouver, Sidney and Gulf Islands waterways where small groups of 24 people will learn from Indigenous guides about the local ecology and cultures, while enjoying curated charcuterie boards and beverages.

More about the festival : More about the cruises:

There are 3 ways to play:

  1. You can plan out meals, shop and prep food – think “Hello Fresh” style – and we will bring it aboard and heat up/cook meals based on what you prepare.
  2. Come aboard and cook for everyone! Starting July 7, a small crew of audio techs, sailors, musicians and organizers will be aboard, joined by various crew members for evening concerts. We can fend for ourselves at breakfast but need help with lunch and crew dinner. You’ll also help prepare and serve charcuterie boards during 8 different 3 hour sailing tours.
  3. Come aboard for part of the tour. You can join for one or two legs as follows:
    July 7-9 Vancouver • July 10-13 East coast of Vancouver Island (Gabriola, Ladysmith, Sidney) • July 14-16 Gulf Islands: Pender, Salt Spring, Galiano

Sound like fun? Get in touch with (250 537 6322) or Caitlyn ( asap and we’ll jump on a call. 

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