Awards made at WMI

On Friday January 25th Captain Stan Bowles and Captain Joachim Ruether attended at Western Maritime Institute in Ladysmith on Vancouver Island and were pleased to be able to present a bursary award to Ryan Karakai and book awards to Aaron Farr and Cody Sutherland.

Captains Bowles and Ruether also took the opportunity to speak to the assembled students and instructors and encouraged them all to keep an eye out for next year’s bursary award notifications and advertisements.

Book award made to Aaron Farr

Book award made to Cody Sutherland
Bursary award is made to Ryan Karakai

Bursary and Book awards presented to Camosun students

Captain Ivan Oxford recently attended at Camosun College on Vancouver Island to present a bursary and a book award to students Mark Lamont and Tristan Hedley from the Nautical Training Program on behalf of NPESC. Also in attendance at the presentations was Rick Worrall, Instructor, Nautical Trades and Technology at Camosun College. Our congratulations and best wishes to both recipients and our thanks to Rick Worrall and Camosun College for making these awards possible.


Captain Oxford presents Mark Lamont with his NPESC Bursary and certificate.


Captain Oxford presents Tristan Hedley with his NPESC book award


NPESC presents book awards to BCIT students

Once again, the NPESC was honoured to be present at the Convocation ceremonies for the 2018 BCIT graduating classes of Nautical Sciences and Marine Engineering on July 6th. Our Chairman, Captain Richard Smith and Secretary-Treasurer, Captain Joachim Ruether were pleased to make presentations to officers Nico Ortega and William Campbell.

BCIT Nautical Sciences Graduating Class of 2018
BCIT Marine Engineering Graduating Class of 2018
Captain Smith presents officer Nico Ortega with his award
Captain Ruether presents officer William Campbell with his book award

Bursary awards made at BCIT marine campus…

We were pleased to be able to make the last two of our 2017 bursary awards today to Cadets Stephen Lavigne and Cullen Lovick, both of whom are enrolled in the BCIT Nautical Sciences Program. On hand to make the presentations were Captain Joachim Ruether from the NPESC and Terry Stuart the President of the BC Supercargoes. These bursaries are made possible with generous assistance from the BC Supercargoes.

Captain Ruether presents Cadet Stephen Lavigne with his award.
Terry Stuart presents Cadet Cullen Lovick with his award.
From left to right: Captain Ruether, Cadet Stephen Lavigne, Cadet Cullen Lovick and Terry Stuart.