Winter Program

Work Parties, Shore-Based Training & Certification

YOUTH – Thursday evenings and Saturdays/Sundays
The Bytown Brigantine Winter Program invites crew and trainees to work on their logbooks, help with ship maintenance and participate in training and certification programs.  Earn volunteer hours and prepare for 2019 amazing voyages!

Important Dates:
Saturday October 27: Winter structures for Black Jack, Brockville
Thursday November 8: Winter program kick-off meeting, Ottawa
Saturday & Sunday November 10/11: Winter structures for Fair Jeanne, Brockville
Sunday December 9: Pancake breakfast
Confirm attendance by emailing the office.  Carpooling assistance is available.

March Break Camp
March 11 – 15, 2019

Camp usually includes some swimming, fun outings to Tag Zone or rock climbing, shop work, log book learning and sleepover. It always sells out fast so keep your eyes peeled and register early.


Duke of Edinburgh Award

We also encourage all trainees and crew ages 14-24 to register for the Duke of Edinburgh Award right away and count their winter volunteer hours and skills learning toward the Bronze Award before the end of the summer. We will help you meet the requirements to earn this prestigious award.

Download the BBI / Duke of Edinburgh handout
Register for the Duke of Edinburgh Award


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Work Parties

Integral to ship maintenance and program development, work parties allow crew, trainees & volunteers to work on logbook items and count volunteer hours.


BBI in-house training welcomes crew and senior trainees who are looking for various certifications recommended or required to work aboard our Tall Ships.

Social Events

Welcoming people to the office for the pancake breakfast, shaking off the cobwebs on a preseason sail, a night out at the movies all fall into this “fun” category.