Nominate a Volunteer for the Peter Bernard Award

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Congratulations to Morris Kaardal of Prince Rupert for being recognized at the 2018 recepient of the Peter Bernard Volunteer Award. Mr. Kaardal's tireless efforts helping seafarers in Prince Rupert are worthy of this honour. 

The ISSC Board of Directors established the “Peter G. Bernard Volunteer Recognition Award" in 2015 to recognize Peter's (pictured above) contribution to the Society as a member of the ISSC Board from 1977 to 2014 (37 years).   This annual award seeks to recognize others that generously contribute their time to support the welfare of seafarers.  We are seeking nominations of volunteers who have shown an exemplary commitment to improving the welfare of seafarers in a Canadian port.  Deadline for the next nomination is May 10, 2019.

To send in your vote for volunteer of the year, complete our ISSC Nomination Form. If you have any questions, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Apply for the 2019 ISSC Bursary

The 2018 Bursary application process has been closed and those winners will be announced shortly. We are now accepting applications for the ISSC Maritime Bursary 2019 created in honour of long serving director and corporate secretary Sue Hanby.  The bursary is open to students who are enrolled in marine related studies with a recognized educational institution, however, please note that preference will be given to students that are preparing for a sea-going career.

To apply for an ISSC Maritime Bursary, complete the Bursary Application Form and return it to our offices by mail to our offices or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  To qualify for the 2019 Bursary, applications must be received by the ISSC secretariat no later than July 26th, 2019. 

Accepting Bursary Applications for 2018

We are now accepting applications for the ISSC Maritime Bursary created in honour of long serving director and corporate secretary Sue Hanby.  Two bursaries of $1000 each are available for this year.  The bursary is open to students who are enrolled in marine related studies with a recognized educational institution, however, please note that preference will be given to students that are preparing for a sea-going career.

To apply for an ISSC Maritime Bursary, complete the Bursary Application Form and return it to our offices by mail to our offices or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  To qualify for the 2018 Bursary, applications must be received by the ISSC secretariat no later than July 27th, 2018. 

Prince Rupert Ministries sends out September Newsletter

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The Lighthouse Harbour Ministries in Prince Rupert have put together a recent newsletter, including pictures from their events held on the International Day of the Seafarer. 

Read the newsletter here: Prince Rupert Newsletter

Results of our inaugural Peak Challenge

Our first ever Peak Challenge up the Grouse Grind® had 17 teams of three participate and the competition was friendly although participants competing to be the fastest team and/or fastest individual.  The trophy winners for the 2017 Peak Challenge were:

FASTEST INDIVIDUAL: Keith Eriks of SST Salish   TIME: 35:32

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2nd Place: Drew Hemmingson  Time: 39:15
3rd Place: Brook Walker  Time: 42:52

 

FASTEST TEAM:  SST Salish - Keith Eriks, Brook Walker, Greg Moore
TOTAL TIME: 2:26:28

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2nd Place: Paladin Technologies  Time: 2:33:42
3rd Place: Seaspan Marine  Time: 2:43:55


Congratulations to all the participants for completing the challenge and hope to see you all at next year's challenge on June 28, 2018.  To see all the results and photos from the event click here.

Count down to our 2019 Peak Challenge