It was with great pleasure that Richard Smith attended at the Marine Campus of BCIT in North Vancouver, as a director of the BC Branch of The Nautical Institute, on June 16th to make a presentation to 3rd year Deck Cadet Jeremy Botel.
Jeremy is one of three recipients of Vancouver Transportation Foundation (VTF) Scholarships in 2016.
These scholarships are vetted and awarded by the BC Branch of The Nautical Institute on behalf of the VTF. In addition to this award Jeremy was also offered a complimentary year of membership in The Nautical Institute.
Our congratulations to Jeremy and thanks to the students and staff at the campus for permitting us the opportunity to make this presentation.
We were pleased to be able to present a copy of The Marine Firefighting manual to Rene Tomljenovic (centre), a student enrolled in the Watch-keeping Mate program at WMI. On hand to make the presentation from NPESC was Captain Joachim Reuther (right) along with WMI President, Captain Bob Kitching (left).
Includes BBQ Lunch
Friday June 24th from 12:00 to 1:30 pm
At the patio of The Chamber of Shipping, 1111, West Hastings Street, Vancouver.
Sponsored by The Sailors’ Society – www.sailorssociety.ca
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To Celebrate this wonderful day, The Sailors’ Society are selling buttons to help support seafarers away from home.
Buttons are C$25 each and include a BBQ Lunch.
The Lunch will be held on the patio outside of The Chamber of Shipping offices located at: 1111 W. Hastings Street
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We have added a donation form to our site to make it easier for individuals or organisations to make tax deductible donations to NPESC. This is primarily for those who wish to simply make a donation and are not interested in maintaining membership in the Society.
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We thank you for any and all donations and for helping us to further the professional education of Canadian mariners.
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In order to bring our AGM in-line with that of the BC Branch of The Nautical Institute, the NPESC will be holding its 2015 AGM in conjunction with the NIBC on Saturday May 14th at The Vancouver Maritime Museum.
The meeting will take place at 11:00 hours and members and other interested parties are encouraged to join us and hear about our fund raising efforts along with news about the bursaries that we have given out thus far, this year.
For those interested in joining our Society your annual membership fee of C$40.00 will receive a tax deductible receipt and will help us in pursuing our goal of furthering the professional education of Canadian mariners. For your convenience, receipts will be provided at the meeting.
On Sunday, May 1, 2016, Canadians from across the country will gather to commemorate the sacrifices made by the thousands of Canadians who fought so valiantly during the Battle of the Atlantic, which ran from 1939 to 1945.
The national ceremony will be held at Parliament Hill at 11 a.m. and will include Canadian Armed Forces members from the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) and the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF), alongside members of the Merchant Navy (MN). They will be accompanied by Central Region Sea and Air Cadets, Navy League Cadets, the Royal Canadian Legion Colour Party, local veteran organizations, other government departments, the diplomatic community, and the Ottawa Children’s Choir.
Each year, on the first Sunday in May, Canada and its naval community commemorate those lost at sea in the longest single campaign of the Second World War. Today, the legacy of the Battle of the Atlantic is upheld by those currently serving in the RCN, pledging themselves as “Ready, Aye, Ready” to defend Canada and to uphold its ideals around the world.