Photos: Mission to Seafarers 10th Annual Cycling for Seafarers

By BCShippingNews
September 8 2017
The Mission to Seafarers 10th Annual Cycling for Seafarers was a great success! The event, dedicated to the memory of Dave Roels and his support of the Mission and it's work, saw close to 100 participants from Vancouver's marine industry choose one of four routes for a bike ride in support of the Mission's work in welcoming and assisting crew during their stay in the Port of Vancouver. Representatives from the Chamber of Shipping, Teekay, the Shipping Federation of Canada, Transport Canada, BC Ferries and many, many more companies and organizations spent Saturday, August 26 on their bike under blue skies, followed by a scrumptious barbeque back at the Mission's waterfront house. And best of all: the Mission reached their goal of raising $50,000. Big thanks to all of the sponsors, including BC Maritime Employers Association, DP World Vancouver, Seaspan Marine, Chamber of Shipping, Montship, Wheelhouse Shipping Agency, BC Ferries, Chevron, Saam Smit Towage Canada Inc., Neptune Terminals, Teekay, Westshore Terminals, Tymac Launch Service, Port of Vancouver and BC Shipping News. While we've tried to identify as many people as possible (a challenge given the helmets, sunglasses and lack of business suits), if you spot an error or can assist, please contact jane@bcshippingnews.com.
1. A salute to the sponsors!
1. A salute to the sponsors!
2. Doug Towill (Tymac Launch Service).
2. Doug Towill (Tymac Launch Service).
3. The serious bunch - ready to start their 100km ride.
3. The serious bunch - ready to start their 100...
4. Reverend Peter Smyth sends off the first set of riders.
4. Reverend Peter Smyth sends off the first set...
5. Reverend Peter Smyth sends off the first set of riders.
5. Reverend Peter Smyth sends off the first set...
6. Ready to go.
6. Ready to go.
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8. Reverend Smyth with his summer intern.
8. Reverend Smyth with his summer intern.
9. Group Number Two ready to start on the 60km ride.
9. Group Number Two ready to start on the 60km...
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14. Yvette Myers (Transport Canada).
14. Yvette Myers (Transport Canada).
15. Reverend Smyth and family.
15. Reverend Smyth and family.
16. Georgina Roels with her sister.
16. Georgina Roels with her sister.
17. Robert Lewis-Manning (Chamber of Shipping) with Don MacInnes (Mission to Seafarers).
17. Robert Lewis-Manning (Chamber of Shipping)...
18. Getting ready for the 40km ride.
18. Getting ready for the 40km ride.
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20. Robert Lewis-Manning with Yvette Myers.
20. Robert Lewis-Manning with Yvette Myers.
21. The Transport Canada team.
21. The Transport Canada team.
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23. Megan Nicholls (Bernard LLP).
23. Megan Nicholls (Bernard LLP).
24. Brad Caldwell.
24. Brad Caldwell.
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29. Simon Brown (Pacific Basin).
29. Simon Brown (Pacific Basin).
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31. Proud to represent Teekay.
31. Proud to represent Teekay.
32. The largest crowd by far opted for the 40km ride.
32. The largest crowd by far opted for the 40km...
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34. Reverend Peter Smyth presents a plaque in Dave's honour to Georgina Roels.
34. Reverend Peter Smyth presents a plaque in D...
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38. The send off for the 40km riders.
38. The send off for the 40km riders.
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41. Scott Galloway (Shipping Federation of Canada).
41. Scott Galloway (Shipping Federation of Cana...
42. The Samson Tugboat team get ready to greet riders with refreshments.
42. The Samson Tugboat team get ready to greet...
43. Samson Tugboats sponsored one of the break stations.
43. Samson Tugboats sponsored one of the break...
44. Samson Tugboat's Brian McWhirter.
44. Samson Tugboat's Brian McWhirter.
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46. Megan Nicholls.
46. Megan Nicholls.
47. The Samson Tugboat team.
47. The Samson Tugboat team.
48. Carol Jensen (Chamber of Shipping).
48. Carol Jensen (Chamber of Shipping).
49. Don MacInnes (Mission to Seafarers).
49. Don MacInnes (Mission to Seafarers).
50. Don MacInnes with his wife.
50. Don MacInnes with his wife.
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54. The Chamber of Shipping Team: Robert, Carol and Denien.
54. The Chamber of Shipping Team: Robert, Carol...
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56. Carol Jensen with Jim Lawson.
56. Carol Jensen with Jim Lawson.
57. Break's over...
57. Break's over...
58...but still lots of energy!
58...but still lots of energy!
59. Andrea Heba.
59. Andrea Heba.
60. Joy and Stephen Brown with Lanna Hodgson (International Shipowners Alliance Canada).
60. Joy and Stephen Brown with Lanna Hodgson (I...
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62. Three cheers for cook!
62. Three cheers for cook!
63. Returning to the Mission for a barbeque.
63. Returning to the Mission for a barbeque.
64. Mission volunteers put out a great spread for riders.
64. Mission volunteers put out a great spread f...