Invitations

Her Honour the Honourable Janet Austin, OBC

Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia

As the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia and Honorary Patron of The Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue, it is my distinct honour to invite you to attend the 2019 World Maritime Rescue Congress in Vancouver. This congress provides an outstanding opportunity to network and learn with search and rescue practitioners, industry, and governments interested in maritime safety from around the globe. On behalf of all British Columbians, we will be pleased to welcome you to this incredibly diverse city and Canada’s gateway to the Pacific.

Jeffery Hutchinson

Commissioner
Canadian Coast Guard

On behalf of the Canadian Coast Guard, it is my pleasure to support the 2019 World Maritime Rescue Congress. The Canadian Coast Guard has the legislated mandate to lead maritime search and rescue in federal Canadian waters. The success of our mission is predicated on cooperation with supporting agencies and communities along Canada’s diverse and challenging coastline and in international waters. We are honoured to be associated with WMRC 2019 and to partner with the host agency, Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue, in supporting the Congress proceedings. Please join us at WMRC 2019 such that we can continue to learn together and develop key relationships that will make our global SAR system even stronger!

 

Bob Auchterlonie

Rear-Admiral, Royal Canadian Navy
Victoria Search and Rescue Region Commander

As the Search and Rescue Region Commander for Canada’s West Coast, it is my distinct honour to invite you to attend the 2019 World Maritime Rescue Congress in Vancouver. Our region is proud of the network of response agencies and supporting communities that ensure our marine environment is a safe domain for commercial, government and pleasure craft traffic. Along with our host colleagues from the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue, and the International Maritime Rescue Federation, we look forward to welcoming you to beautiful Vancouver to share informed practices and collaborate in the continuous improvement of our shared mission to keep mariners safe at sea.

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