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 Diana Dewar by email at treasurervina@gmail.com or by phone at 250-655-6788 by Noon the Monday before the Lunch

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May 2018

May Luncheon

May 24 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Royal Victoria Yacht Club, 3475 Ripon Rd
Victoria, BC V8R 6H1 Canada
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$30.00

May Luncheon Speaker: Commander Jean Ouellet who is the incoming Commanding officer for HMCS Victoria. Commander Ouellet was the Commanding Officer of HMCS Chicoutimi when she made her recent deployment to the Far East. I am sure he will have some interesting stories to tell.

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April 2018

April Luncheon

April 26 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Royal Victoria Yacht Club, 3475 Ripon Rd
Victoria, BC V8R 6H1 Canada
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$30.00

Guest Speaker: Captain (retired) Alex Reuben, Executive Director, Association of British Columbia Marine Industries (ABCMI).

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March 2018

March Luncheon

March 22 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Royal Victoria Yacht Club, 3475 Ripon Rd
Victoria, BC V8R 6H1 Canada
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$30.00

Guest Speaker: Joe O’Rourke, Vice President and General Manager Seaspan Topic: the Naval Shipbuilding Strategy here on the West Coast

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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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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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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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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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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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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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April 2017

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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