Monthly Lunches, with Guest Speaker, are normally held on the last Wednesday of each month in the Officers' Mess, 15th Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery, at the Bessborough Armoury, 2025 West 11th Avenue, Vancouver (between Arbutus and Maple).  Lunch tickets @ $20.00 for a four course meal are available at the bar.  Times for these events are:
    1130 - Bar Opens
    1200 - Lunch
    1300 - Guest Speaker

Dress: Jacket and Tie (please advise any guests you may invite)

Please e-mail your intention to attend by the preceding Friday to:

Fall Program

Wednesday 26 September - Michael Harvey, Chief Executive Officer, Aquatica Submarines & Subsea Technologies (see invitation below MLP-218)

Wednesday 31 October - Norm Lipinski, Deputy Chief Constable, Delta Police Department

Wednesday 28 November- TBA

Other NOABC, NAC, and Naval Events

Saturday 29 September - 1700-2000 - Presidents' Reception, Wardroom HMCS Discovery 

Sunday 11 November - Remembrance Day Services

Thursday 15 November - Surrender Day Lunch - royal Vancouver Yacht Club


Other Events

Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) - 2018 Speaker Series

NOABC members and friends have been cordially invited by RUSI to attend their 2018 Speaker Series.  Please note that RSVP is not required and if you have questions please forward these to RUSI President Cameron Cathcart at:

Mark Your Calendars – The 2018 RUSI Speaker Series Begins in September

Be sure to join us for a series of informative and stimulating talks on Wednesdays from September through November 2018 in the Officers Mess at the Bessborough Armoury. Topics will include the future of NATO, Arctic vulnerability, and Canadian unity during WW1.

Kicking off the series on Wednesday, September 12 will be Col. (Ret’d) Keith Maxwell, who will provide an overview of past successes and current challenges at the North Atlantic Treaty Organization entitled “NATO in the Age of Twitter”.

The Wednesday, October 10 presentation deals with “Canada’s Arctic: Opportunities and Emerging Threats” in a warming Arctic Ocean. Our speaker will be Joe Spears, a marine consultant with 30 years experience developing Arctic strategy.

On Wednesday, November 14 the topic will be “Canada & the Great War: Unity and Discord”, a review by Cam Cathcart, President of RUSI Vancouver, on how the WW1 conscription crisis of 1917 nearly led to the breakup of Confederation.

You’re invited to gather at 5:00 pm on the above dates in the Officers Mess at the Bessborough Armoury, 2025 West 11th Avenue, Vancouver. Presentations begin at 5:30 pm followed by a question and answer session. The event will conclude by 7:00 pm. Refreshments will be available.

RUSI Vancouver appreciates the cooperation of LCol Pierre Lajoie, Commanding Officer of the 15th Field (RCA) Regiment, for the scheduling of the RUSI Presentation Series, together with the generous support of the PMC and members of the Officers Mess.    

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Robert McIlwaine,
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