Built on a base of retired and serving naval personnel of all ranks, NAC-Vi welcomes as members all those interested in working to ensure Canada has the Navy it needs.

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Lunch Reservations: To Mike Brossard by email at mbrossard1@shaw.ca or by phone at 250-544-1425 by Noon the Monday before the Lunch

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February 2017

February 2017 Luncheon

February 23, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Royal Victoria Yacht Club, 3475 Ripon Rd
Victoria, BC V8R 6H1 Canada
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Speaker: Captain Yujin Lee, Air Combat Systems Officer, HS 443 Topic:  Captain Lee will be speaking on 443’s operations and its role in supporting MARPAC operations. Included will be future plans and directions for the squadron.  

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March 2017

March 2017 Luncheon

March 23, 2017 @ 11:30 am
Royal Victoria Yacht Club, 3475 Ripon Rd
Victoria, BC V8R 6H1 Canada
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Speaker: David Longdale Topic: The Offshore Patrol Vessel as an option for Canada, going forward. As Canada moves to its next generation of surface vessels, is there a complimentary possibility to support the transition?

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April 2017

CIC Luncheon

April 26, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Union Club, 805 Gordon St.
Victoria, BC V8W 1Z6 Canada
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We have received a Special Invitation through Member and Director David Collins from CIC. Inf as follows: This luncheon is co-sponsored by the Canadian International Council – Victoria Branch and the Union Club of British Columbia. How does one deliver on a relevant peacekeeping mandate in the face of the threat posed by the Islamic State and other non-state actors?  The UN has certainly experienced difficulties in peacekeeping missions where jihadists are present such as MINUSMA in Mali, which suffered…

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April 2017 Luncheon

April 27, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Royal Victoria Yacht Club, 3475 Ripon Rd
Victoria, BC V8R 6H1 Canada
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Speaker: Sean Wheeler and Constable Marc Hunter of the RCMP Marine detachment Topic: RCMP Marine operations on Canada’s West Coast An overview of operations and challenges faced by the RCMP Marine detachment. Mr. Sean Wheeler is a Civilian Member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). As Operations Coordinator for the Marine Security Operations Centre, he is responsible for the RCMP's technology initiatives and surveillance coordination that secures Canada's Pacific maritime border. He is the Project Manager for the design…

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September 2017

September 2017 Luncheon

September 28, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Royal Victoria Yacht Club, 3475 Ripon Rd
Victoria, BC V8R 6H1 Canada

Speaker: Rear Admiral Art McDonald, Commander MARPC Topic: bringing us up to date on activities with our Navy.

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October 2017

October 2017 Luncheon

October 26, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Royal Victoria Yacht Club, 3475 Ripon Rd
Victoria, BC V8R 6H1 Canada
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Speaker: Captain Duke Snider Topic: The Nautical Institute Captain Duke Snider is currently the President of this international professional group. Captain Snider, an experienced ice navigator from Canada with 30 years in naval, commercial and Canadian Coast Guard shipping, joined The Nautical Institute in 1989 while studying for his Watchkeeping Mate’s certificate of competency. He received his Master Mariner certificate of competency in 1997 and is a member of the Company of Master Mariners of Canada. Duke has long been…

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November 2017

November 2017 Luncheon

November 23, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Royal Victoria Yacht Club, 3475 Ripon Rd
Victoria, BC V8R 6H1 Canada
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Speaker: Ray Protti, a former Director of CSIS Topic: The challenges brought on by international terrorism. Pictures of the November Luncheon:

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December 2017

December 2017 Luncheon

December 14, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Royal Victoria Yacht Club, 3475 Ripon Rd
Victoria, BC V8R 6H1 Canada
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While there will not be a guest speaker, members are encouraged to bring their partners. Pictures of the December Luncheon:

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January 2018

January 2018 Luncheon

January 25 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Royal Victoria Yacht Club, 3475 Ripon Rd
Victoria, BC V8R 6H1 Canada
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Speaker: Gary Paulson Topic: The business of the Commissionaires.

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February 2018

February 2018 Luncheon

February 22 @ 11:30 am - 5:00 pm
Royal Victoria Yacht Club, 3475 Ripon Rd
Victoria, BC V8R 6H1 Canada
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$30.00

This month we are pleased to welcome, as a speaker, Commander Michelle Tessier who is the Commanding Officer designate for HMCS Margaret Brooke. our second Arctic Offshore Patrol Vessel, currently under construction and scheduled to be launched in the next year. Michelle is currently working as the Commander Coastal  Forces Pacific as she prepares for this assignment. She will be sharing with us her preparations for this Command which includes training trips into the Arctic. Michelle's presentation will follow  our…

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