Saturday, June 24, 2017

Seafarers' Mission hosts Prince Rupert's celebration of International Seafarers Day

Prince Rupert's Seafarers' Mission is hosting a community BBQ
today from Noon until 2 part of their celebration of
International Seafarers' Day

(photo from previous celebration of the past from PRPA)

With the Port of Prince Rupert growing at it's ever quickening pace, more and more international Mariners are exploring the city while they await the departure of vessels from the many terminals of the North Coast.

For those far from home, a downtown storefront location offers a place of welcome and rest with the Seafarers' Mission on Third Avenue offering activities and information for many of those that stop in during their Prince Rupert stop over.

Tomorrow marks International Seafarers Day and as part of the celebration of the weekend, the Port of Prince Rupert and the Prince Rupert Mission will hosting a community BBQ this afternoon.

To help share the word of the world wide event the strong core of local volunteers that staff the location will be on hand to welcome both the international travellers and local residents from Noon until 2 PM.

Prince Rupert residents are invited to drop by to take in some of the free food and to learn more about the work of the local organization that looks to bring some touches of home for the mariners.

The Seafarers Mission is located at 245 3rd Avenue West (across from CityWest).

You can follow some of the events from the day dedicated to those that travel the seas from a twitter feeds  #Seafarersmatter or #Dayoftheseafarer that are taking note of the global activities.

For those that have never left the dock, a fun quiz is available from the twitter feeds, offering you the opportunity to see if you're a landlubber or an adventurous mariner.

We took the quiz here at the NCR, we can head for sea, but we have a bit of studying to do ...

Back in 2015, the International Maritime Organization produced a video that highlights the life and career that those in the the global shipping industry can find as they sail the oceans.

They also have some background information on careers at sea and the importance of the shipping industry on the global economy, you can review that information here.

For more items related to the global shipping industry in Prince Rupert see our Port of Prince Rupert archive page.

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