At noon today we were thrilled to present 5 successful applicants for our bursary awards with their certificates for 2019.
Certificates were presented to Nautical Science students Noah Hendricks, Robert Jamieson, Justin Lamarche and Zachary Mauriks as well as Marine Engineering student Ahmed Beltmer.
It was a great pleasure to have one of our major benefactors, Captain Harry Allen, in attendance to make the presentation to Cadet Justin Lamarche. The bursary awarded to Justin was made possible by a generous donation made by Captain Allen.
Zachary Mauriks receives his certificate from NPESC Chair Capt. Richard Smith
Ahmed Beltmer receives his award from Captains Brian Johnston and Joachim Ruether of NPESC
Noah Hendricks received his certificate from Captain Smith
Captains Smith and Ruether bump elbows with Robert Jamieson as he accepts his certificate
Also in attendance at this presentation ceremony was Captain Barbara Howe who, in her capacity as a member of the Vancouver division of Master Mariners of Canada, presented a certificate to Cadet Dylan Shaver as the successful recipient of their Baugh Fund Scholarship. During her presentation, Captain Howe reminisced about receiving this self same award early on in her career and the ways in which it helped her.
As the chair of the International Sailors’ Society of Canada (ISSC) Bursary Committee, Captain Smith also took the opportunity to present their 2019 Maritime Bursary Award certificate to Ahmed Beltmer.
Captain David Whittaker was in attendance and also wearing two hats. Both as a founding member of the NPESC and single handedly responsible for publication of the NPESC publication “SEATIMES” as well as a member of the BC Branch of the Nautical Institute. It was in this capacity that he presented the 2019 NIBC/VTF (Nautical Institute BC Branch/Vancouver Transportation Foundation) bursary award certificate to Cadet Robert Jamieson.