The Naval Officers' Association of British Columbia (NOABC) was founded in 1919 at the end of WWI by returning Naval Officers to maintain the friendships that had been formed during the war and to promote a strong and modern Naval Service. Following the Second World War, the Naval Officers' Association of Canada was formed with branches developing across the country. NOABC joined this organization as an affiliate and has since remained so. In keeping with changes to the Royal Canadian Navy and to expand the membership eligibility, NOAC changed its name to the Naval Association of Canada (NAC) in 2012 with the various branches following suit. NOABC decided to retain its name until its 100th Anniversary in 1919 and on June 6th, 2020, at its annual general meeting the decision was made to change the name of the organization to Naval Association of British Columbia (NABC), remaining an affiliate of the Naval Association of Canada. The name change was officially confirmed under the British columbia Societies Act on 18 June 2020.
Our goals today are: To support the Royal Canadian Navy and the maritime interests of Canada
To foster public awareness of the contributions made by the men and women who serve Canada at sea
To participate as an affiliate of the Naval Association of Canada (NAC) and work in close cooperation with the NAC, its branches, and other Naval Associations
To foster and assist in the welfare of all members and former members of the of the Royal Canadian Navy and their dependents
To sustain and deepen the interest of members and others in the activities of the Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps and the Navy League Cadet Corps
To support the Naval Museum in HMCS Discovery