Pirate Life is a family adventure theatre that invites children to step back in time aboard a pirate ship replica – complete with a savvy crew of salty sailors. Founded in 2014, owner Matt Slaman built the pirate ship with the kindness and free labour of friends and family. By 2015 it was ready to set sail and 5,000 passengers performed 300 shows and found 300 sunken treasures in the summer of 2015. Aside from giving the Pirate Life the capital it needs for a marketing boost, Matt hopes to also use the $10,000 ADP Small Business Grant to make some small upgrades to the ship – including the purchase of a small motor.

“It will give us the working capital to launch marketing campaigns to reach new clients and bring the pirate ship to festivals and events so children on land can experience the adventure.”
– Matt Slaman, Owner, Pirate Life