Friday, October 23, 2015

12,000th Mariner passes through the doors of local Seafarers Centre

Now serving number 12,001
the Prince Rupert Seafarers' Mission
recently received it's 12,000th
visitor since the storefront centre opened
Yesterday was a day of celebration for the local home of Seafarer's in Prince Rupert, as the local centre welcomed the 12,000th Mariner to stop in to take advantage of the many services available at the Third Avenue West storefront.

And while the Centre benefits from some funding from the Prince Rupert Port authority, it's the residents of the community that help keep the place working and offer a local option for those aboard the visiting ships to drop into.

The Prince Rupert Centre is staffed by a number of community volunteers who provide of their time and assistance to visiting commercial sailors, providing for a welcome environment for travellers that are far from their homes.
Seafarers' Mission on Third Ave
welcomes sailors from
around the world

Among some to the assistance that the Prince Rupert centre and its staff offer is the chance for Internet access to friends and family at home as well as some local information on services available in Prince Rupert during the visitors time in the city.

Each June the Centre celebrated International Seafarers Day, a day put aside to salute those that travel on board the giant ships that call on the Port of Prince Rupert, recognizing not only their work but the sacrifice that many make towards family life in pursuit of their career.

Some of the past celebrations can be reviewed below:

Port Celebrates International Seafarers Day with $5,000 contribution
Port Authority tops off International Seafarers Day with a top up of funding for local Centre

The local Seafarer's Centre is always looking for donations and volunteers if you wish to learn more about what they offer to the city's visitors, contact them at 250-624-6724.

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