Coming Events

Sat., Sept. 28

Please mark your calendars!

The Royal United Services Institute Vancouver Society

requests the pleasure of the company of you and your guests
at our

Inaugural Annual Dinner

Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of D-Day
and 30th Anniversary of our 'Royal' Designation

to be held at
2025 West 11th Avenue, Vancouver, BC

Saturday, September 28, 2019
6:30 for 7:00 pm in the evening

RSVP by September 18, 2019 to:

Tariff: $50.00 per person
Make cheques payable to: RUSI Vancouver

Send payment to: Treasurer RUSI Vancouver
2025 West 11th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V6J 3C7

Dress: Business Formal (Mess Dress Optional)

Menu: Chicken Cordon Bleu or Vegetarian
please indicate choice(s) on RSVP


Fri., Oct. 4

Naval Association of Canada National Conference 2019
Sponsored by the Naval Officers’ Association of British Columbia

Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the NOABC

Friday, October 4, 2019 - 0800 to 1630
BCIT Marine Campus, 265 West Esplanade, North Vancouver, BC

0730    Registration and Continental Breakfast
0845    Morning Session - Canada and the Pacific

Canada-China Relations: Predatory, Promising or Problematic

Dr. James Boutilier - Special Advisor - RCN Commander Maritime Forces Pacific

China’s Campaign of Influence and Intimidation in Canada

Jonathan Manthorpe - Journalist & Author of “Claws of the Panda”

The National Security Context for Canada’s Relations with China

Richard Fadden - Former CSIS Director & Deputy Minister, National Defence

Followed by Q & A Session

Panel of speakers above, moderated by Senator Yuen Pau Woo

1115    The Challenges and Roles for the Navy

The Royal Canadian Navy in the Pacific and Strategic Vision of the RCN

Rear-Adm J.R. (Bob) Auchterlonie, OMM, CD, (Commander Maritime Forces Pacific)

1200    Lunch

1245    Afternoon Session - Naval Reserve: International Perspective

RCN Reserve Priorities, Plans and Challenges

Capt (N) Alan Offer, CD, RCN (Deputy Commander Naval Reserves)

Royal Navy Reserve Experience and Future Plans

Cmdre Martin Quinn, ADC, RN, Commander Maritime Reserves

US Navy Reserves and Future Plans

Speaker to be announced

Challenges and Roles for Navy Reserves - Q & A Session

Moderated by Cmdre David Craig, CD, RCN (Ret'd)

1500    Marine Industry

Seaspan: RCN Joint Support Ship Program

Cory Zachrisson, Seaspan

Association of BC Marine Industries (ABCMI)

Dan McGreer, BASc (Nav Arch), Principal Naval Architect, Vard Marine, Inc.

1615    Closing

Conference includes continental breakfast and light lunch
The charge is $85.00 per person
Please register by 20 September.
Agenda and registration for may be downloaded here.



RUSI Vancouver members gather for lunch on Wednesdays at 12:00 Noon at the Officers' Mess of the 15th Field Regiment (RCA) located in the Bessborough Armouries, 2025 West 11th Avenue, Vancouver, BC.