Descendants of Nanaimo’s settlers, who sailed from England aboard the Princess Royal and arrived in Nanaimo harbour Nov. 27, 1854 after a voyage of almost six months, will gather outside the Bastion Sunday (Nov. 27) to recall their ancestors’ long voyage.
The Bastion’s bell will ring at 11 a.m. and a roll call of the passengers’ descendants will be taken.
Bill Gard, chairman of the Nanaimo Heritage Commission, is this year’s speaker, and Rev. Jim Manly will offer a blessing.
The public is invited to attend the short ceremony.