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Santa's Workshop Fundraiser

Santa Claus is coming to town - Steel Town!

Your generous contribution helps establish our new workshop. Together, we will mark a milestone in Brigs's future in Hamilton - building Santa's Workshop, aka the new Brigs House!

Our goal is to raise $20,000 towards constructing and outfitting the workshop. 

 But we aren't doing it alone... every weekend the Winter Program Elves will be working away, as each donation brings us closer to completing Santa's workshop.

Together with the Hamilton-Oshawa Port Authority, Brigs's Elves will build the workshop near the ship's winter home at Harbour West Boat Storage.

Stay tuned for updates as they kit out the workshop with your donated gifts!

Donations in kind are also gratefully received! We welcome items such as safety equipment, a paint locker, tools in good condition, industrial extraction fans and heaters, shopvacs, painting supplies, and sandpaper.

It is impossible to overstate how important the workshop is to the success of Brigs' leadership and training programs.

Brigs has not had a permanent workshop space since 2018, when the Mission to Seafarers buildings in Toronto were demolished to make way for a Netflix parking lot. This has impacted the efficiency of Brigs' operations and winter program, and made it harder to carry out our maintainance on the ships.

We are beyond excited to once again have
 a place to: 

  • Serve and tar the rigging!
  • Maintain our spars and miles of brightwork!
  • Service pumps! (service everything)
  • Repair and build new yards and masts, when the time comes!
  • And everything else that goes into keeping our tall ships safe, practical, and beautiful!


Thank you for your ongoing support!

$4,475.00 raised
GOAL: $20,000.00

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