Retired lawyer Peter G. Bernard, Q.C. will receive the Maritime Museum of B.C. SS Beaver Medal for Maritime Excellence. The SS Beaver Medal for Maritime Excellence recognizes Mr. Bernard’s outstanding contributions to the British Columbia oceans sector in the field of maritime law. This is a new award being instituted by the Maritime Museum of BC to acknowledge outstanding contributions or significant achievements in any area of British Columbia maritime endeavour. The SS Beaver Medal is also intended to draw attention to the growing importance of British Columbia’s maritime sector and to our past maritime heritage. The medals themselves are gold plated and were struck in 1954 from copper and other material salvaged decades earlier from the wreck of the iconic S.S. Beaver, a ship with unique significance in our Province’s maritime history.
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