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February 8, 2019
Virgil Légaré: A seafarer with a real desire to learn
After several years working in hardware stores, Virgil Légaré was looking for a new challenge. After discussing with a friend… Continue reading
July 23, 2018
22 year-old Nicolas Smith shows us the next generation of Canadian seafarers are here to work hard and get their hands dirty
As one of the SIU’s newest recruits, Nicolas Smith is setting an example of how today’s youth can benefit from… Continue reading
June 13, 2018
Seafarer Story: Calvin Chaulk
Calvin Chaulk grew up on the shores of Burnt Islands, Newfoundland with the stories of his father and grandfathers’ sailing… Continue reading
March 7, 2018
“He said I couldn’t do it, so I did it” Margaret Szopinski tells us what it means to be a female seafarer in 2018
Meet Margaret Szopinski, a Mechanical Assistant and SIU member for almost sixteen years. With a drive to constantly improve her… Continue reading
January 4, 2018
James Taylor: keeping his shipmates strong with a taste of home
Meet James Taylor   James is a 26-year old professionally trained chef with a passion for making people happy through… Continue reading