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Vancouver's maritime community welcomes new Senior Port Chaplain

By BCShippingNews 29 June 2016
The Venerable Peter Smyth to succeed Nick Parker as Senior Port Chaplain...

Vancouver's marine industry attended a reception on Wednesday, June 29, 2016, to welcome Peter Smyth and his family to the Mission to Seafarers. Archdeacon Smyth, along with with Elizabeth and sons Aedan and Isaac, were warmly received by representatives from Waterfront Shipping, Western Stevedoring, Saam Smit Towage Canada, the International Sailors' Society Canada (ISSC), the Company of Master Mariners of Canada, and others as Captain Stephen Brown, President of the Mission to Seafarers; the Rt. Rev. Melissa M. Skelton, Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of New Westminster; and John Young, President, ISSC, spoke briefly about the importance of the Mission and how they looked forward to working with Peter. Please note, all efforts have been made to identify everyone in the photos - our apologies if we've missed or mis-spelled your name. To correct, send an email to jane@bcshippingnews.com.

1. Reverend Peter Smyth with his family - Eliza...
2. Peter Bernard and Captain Stephen Brown with...
3. Mrs. James Lawson, Don MacInnes and Mrs. Don...
4. (right): Captain Don Rose.
5. (right): Gordon Yahn, Samson Tug Boats.
6. Bert Bjorndal is in the middle of Waterfront...
7. John Young with Bert Bjorndal.
8. Miles Hollinbury and Captain Bruce Webster o...
9. Peter Bernard and Gordon Houston with Revere...
10. Captain Stephen Brown.
11. Guests enjoyed Captain Brown's comments.
12. Mission volunteers on hand to help with the...
13. (right): Joy Brown.
14. Bert Bjorndal, Don MacInnes and George Adam...
15. Mark Bingham.