National Office Staff Listing


Jan 24, 2019

Over the past year we have had some changes in our staff at the National Office. Once per month we will continue to introduce individual staff members to you through our newsletter.

However, this month we are providing you with the entire staff roster so that you know their names and how to contact them. We are pleased to report that we now have four staff members who are fully bilingual and can provide service in both languages.





Name  National Office Function  Extension 
 Walter Kowalchuk  National Executive Director  2439
 John Gullick  Manager, Government & Special Programmes  0155
 Beverly Walters  PCOC and ROCM  2727
 Lynda Green  Orders, Exams, Advanced Grades,
Merit Marks, New MBs and Ships Stores, Material Distribution


 Ella Irokoze *  Member Services  0159
 Liudmila Nikolaeva *  Administrative Assistant  0160
 Vanessa Schmidt  Manager, Marketing and Graphics  0161
 Alice Hinton  Accounting Supervisor  0157
 Nour Bawab *  Bilingual Graphic Designer  2171
 Sadigou Barry *  Bookkeeping, Squadron Accounts  2720
 Rihan Ahmed  IT Implementation and Support Specialist  2172


* These employees offer services in English and French

You may also find our complete staff listing on the Contact Us Page of our website.

Neptunus 650F Review

Neptunus 650F 400

By Andy Adams

Over the years Canadian Yachting has had the pleasure of doing several boat review articles on new Neptunus models and we are familiar with the qualities that Neptunus is famous for. They have all been exceptional yachts, but this is the one I would most want to own myself. It’s a personal choice and a matter of taste as to whether you would prefer to have a sedan express model or a flybridge but in my opinion, the flybridge layout offers some wonderful attributes.

We met with Neptunus Managing Director Jan Willem De Jong this past fall to take the new Neptunus 650F out in Lake Ontario. 

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The Other Virgin Islands

Sunset off St John

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A perfect sunset off St. John with St. Thomas views for backdrop.

Clearing Pillsbury Sound, surrounded by voluptuous emerald mountains as the ferry sliced through royal blue waters, I was struck by the unspoiled ambiance of St. John, the island gliding past our starboard beam and the irresistible charm of a village called Cruz Bay visible from our quarter stern.

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