This morning the Mission to Seafarers – Flying Angel Club ( http://www.flyingangel.ca/) and TYMAC Launch Services organized the annual presents to sailors delivery of holiday gifts and presents to crew and staff on vessels on anchor and in port throughout Vancouver. This annual event has been held in different forms by the Mission and Tymac since the 70s and this year was no exception.
Setting off at 9 from the foot of Main Street at the Tymac tug terminal and am led by Anglican Rev Peter Smyth (Port Chaplain for the Mission to Seafarers), Deacon Dileep Athaide (Roman Catholic Church – Chaplains) and Stephen David (TYMAC) the teams on two boats made their way to the cargo vessels on anchor in English Bay. Moving from ship to ship and dropping off packages for the crew at each vessel they delivered over 400 presents to the nearly two dozen vessels in the harbor.
For each boat, some of whom were expecting presents and some who were quite surprised the gantry was lowered and the team embarked with bags of presents. Wrapped and encased in waterproof bags these were hand delivered to the ship crew whose smiles were beaming at the surprise. The crew on these ships bring us 90% of everything we own and work for generally 9 months straight with no real time off, something that is felt even more during the holiday season.
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"Fun"draiser for 6year old Seanny 3x Cancer Survivor. Mister Nickel will be hosting the Event with Pennie Bell starting off the Evening. Jay & The Cadillac Bones will be Belting Out the Best Rockabilly in the Lower Mainland!!Dixie Delight will be hosing an Auction mid-way through the night with some "Very Cool Things"..Audrey Marx and Ann Narkey will then be showing off their Sultry Burlesque moves to be followed by Jay & the Cadillac Bones.