Welcome to the Sheringham Point Lighthouse Preservation Society
"A Lighthouse is a beacon of hope; a symbol of human Solidarity." -Gary Geddes, BC poet & author
The Sheringham Point Lighthouse is located in Shirley, British Columbia, Canada, on the West Coast of Vancouver Island - an exposed section of the Juan de Fuca Strait, pounded by westerlies in the summer and easterlies in winter. To assist the shipwrecked during these storms, the West Coast Trail was built. It is hiked every year by thousands of people from all over the world.
The Sheringham Point Lighthouse Preservation Society is dedicated to preserving and protecting the Sheringham Point Light house and other significant foreshore properties in Shirley. The Society's mission is to is document and recognize the historic importance of the lighthouse and to ensure that the lighthouse and its historic route remain accessible and in public hands.
Critical Times Require Quick Action...
Please act today to Preserve and Protect our Lighthouse at Sheringham Point.
The federal government is in process of making decisions about heritage status of the lighthouse, land and access for Sheringham Point. Without your immediate action, the site may be lost forever. The Society has submitted all the proper paperwork and now it is up to the Federal Government to decide whether or not the land and structure is protected under the Lighthouse Heritage Act.
Meeting Report - Annual General Meeting Held: September 14 - Sunday The agenda for the meeting included election of officers and directors, a review of the heritage application, land acquisition strategy, and reports on the lighthouse book and oral history. Election Results: The following officers and board members were elected by acclamation: VIce President: Robert Vanveen Secretary/Treasurer: Terri Alcock Board members: Elanie Bruton, John Walls, Bill Turner, Bill Parkes, Gary Geddes (as Chair of the Board of Advisors) President: Michael Galizio
Sooke Voice News Supports the Society "Saving marine heritage There’s value in remembering and preserving the marine-heritage of the BC Coast. One opportunity to actively do that is by supporting the Sheringham Point Lighthouse Preservation Society to not only preserve the 102-year-old lighthouse but they are also enabling a public-access multi-use trail is built and maintained around the lighthouse. The non-profit group has the backing of MP Randall Garrison and BC Leader of the Opposition John Horgan as well as Juan de Fuca Electoral Director Mike Hicks. ~ MPB" -Sooke Voice News - September 12, 2014
The Sheringham Point Lighthouse Preservation Society was established in 2003. The Society is incorporated under the Society Act of British Columbia, File #S47588 - May 17, 2004. The Society is registered as a charity by the Canada Revenue Agency, #858885940RR0001, July 29, 2004. A proud affiliate of the US Lighthouse Society.
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