IIMS Canada to place a wreath to at the Battle of the Atlantic Ceremony

atlantic-battle-convoyThe Battle of the Atlantic Ceremony is going to be held on Sunday at 10:00 on the 1st of May 2016 At Sailors Point in North Vancouver.

The Company of Master Mariners and the International Institute of Marine Surveying and others will be placing a wreath.

About the Battle of the Atlantic
The Battle of the Atlantic was the longest continuous battle of the Second World War and one in which Canada played a central role. The battle began on the opening day of the war in September 1939 and ended almost six years later with Germany’s surrender in May 1945.

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IIMS Canada branch stamp

The IIMS Canada branch is having a special stamp made, which will be issued to all paid up members of the Institute.

Watch this space for more details. An image of the artwork showing what the stamp will look like is shown below.

IIMS Canada stamp
IIMS Canada stamp

IIMS Canada Branch to hold its first meeting

The first meeting of the IIMS Canada branch will be held at the Mission to Seafarers in Vancouver
The first meeting of the IIMS Canada branch will be held at the Mission to Seafarers in Vancouver

The inaugural meeting of the International Institute of Marine Surveying Canada Branch will take place on Saturday 30 April 2016 from 12.00 until 14.00 local time at the Mission to Seafarers,  401 E Waterfront Rd, Vancouver, BC V6A 4G9, Canada.

An agenda will be published here shortly, but the main aim at this first meeting is to establish a working committee to run and manage the affairs of IIMS Canada. The committee will comprise of a Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer and at least one (ideally two) general committee members. If you are an IIMS Canada member, please consider putting yourself forward for one of these positions, which are to be for a two year term, to be voted on the day. Being a committee member is deliberately not expected to be an onerous task.

The role of the newly elected committee will be to manage the financial affairs locally (there is money in the IIMS Canada bank) and to look at the provision of surveyor training in Canada, organise some meetings going forward and to ensure that the branch is represented to relevant maritime and marine authorities in Canada.

If you are not able to join the meeting in person, there will be the possibility to join remotely online using appropriate technology. More to come later this week.

If you require further information at this time, or wish to put your name forward to become a Committee Member, please email Drew Korek, Regional Director or call him on 001 604 220 7520.

The meeting agenda: IIMS Canada Branch inaugural meeting agenda