Saint Roch Day

Sunday, August 16th, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Did you know that our historic RCMP vessle St. Roch was named after a parish in Quebec, which was named in honour of the Christian Saint Roch or Rocco? This Saint is patron to a wide range of weird and wonderful things...

Saint Roch is the patron saint of: Potenza, Italy and Gerocarne, Italy, bachelors, diseased cattle, dogs, falsely accused people, invalids, Istanbul, surgeons, tile-makers,gravediggers, second-hand dealers, pilgrims, and apothecaries. Saint Roch was invoked against cholera, epidemics, knee problems, plague, and skin diseases.

Celebrate this day with fun activities for the whole family!

Children’s Maritime Crafts – 10:30 am – 4:30 pm

Engine Room Tours - 11:00 am – 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Bard on the Boat – 1:00 pm Riotous Youth of Bard on the Beach perform on the St. Roch.

"Ribalta-san roque" by Francisco Ribalta - Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons -
Snapshot Image: "Palmi statua di San Rocco" by Palminellafede - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons