A section of the Roberts Bank Seafarers Centre empty during Covid-19 as seafarers remain unable to come ashore
International Day of the Seafarer : Thursday 25th June 2020. The IMO ( International Maritime Organisation) has designated this as a day to recognize the unique and vital role of seafarers in the global community. If we have learned only one thing from the Covid-19 situation it is the importance of gratitude for what we have and for one another. That gratitude has been raised up for frontline workers, essential personnel who have been working as nurses and doctors to care for the sick, make deliveries, drive buses, operate a till in a grocery store. I also hope that people see the essential role of seafarers who bring us the essentials that we need. As we raise a thank you, bang a pot, press a heart shape or rainbow to our windows let us also do so with gratitude towards the seafarers. THANK YOU SEAFARERS
Highlight and paste the following link into your browser (i.e Google) to watch a brief video of appreciation to seafarers by the IMO (International Maritime Organisation) https://youtu.be/kMlOwfNyzC0onal
Seafarers life onboard in these Covid-19 days.Picture taken in Vancouver following a Chaplains visit.
Cycle for Seafarers 2020 - ‘Joining Seafarers in their Isolation’ To cycle and or to sponsor a cyclist is a great way to show gratitude to seafarers. This year we have had to adapt to the new reality and the committee has decided that the ride will be launched on the International Day of the Seafarer June 25th when you can register to ride. You then have until Saturday August 29th to ride what ever distance you like and we will have some suggested routes as well as the GPS. Sponsorship raised, money donated will be gratefully received hoping that people will have fun outside and become more aware of the plight of and be thankful for seafarers. Further information will be put up on the Mission website shortly www.flyingangel.ca
The Mission AGM was held online for the first time ever on Monday 11th May 2020 and it did add some pep to the meeting.The AGM is a time to make appointments, have elections, present the finances and the budget, give reports and encourage one another for the year ahead.....If you would like a copy of the finances please email email@example.com. Consider becoming a member and receive a copy of the FAN (Flying Angel News) and vote at the AGM. The $25 membership fee can be paid by Cheque to the Mission to Seafarers or on the Mission website under ‘Donate’. We are grateful to Philan Policar, Christopher Loat and Oscar Pinto for their service on the board and welcome Alexander Novakovic and Terry Duggan. In the coming months an important part of the work of the board will be reviewing and adapting the existing Strategic Plan so that we are effective in our care of the seafarers going forward.
Donations to support the seafarers can be made by; Cheque to Mission to Seafarers. Cash. Credit card- under ‘Donate and Tithely on our secured website www.flyingangel.ca or through the Vancouver Foundation. Always received with our gratitude.
Contact information- 401 East Waterfront Road, Vancouver,BC, V6A 4G9, Tel: 604 253 4421. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook: @mission2seafarers Twitter: @MtSVancouver