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Members of the Victory Oar Duff racing team gather for a team photograph on Apr. 10 at the Seamanship Training Centre in Naden. (L-R): Lieutenant (Navy) (Lt(N)) Jeff Phillips, Lt(N) Ellery Down, Acting Sub-Lieutenant (A/SLt) Benjamin Roth, Sailor 1st Class (S1) Evan Helgason-Thorpe, A/SLt Maxwell Lucas, and S1 Maxime Vandal. Photo: Peter Mallett/Lookout Newspaper.

It’s ‘Victory Oar Duff’ in race to Alaska

Peter Mallett,  Staff Writer  —  vic·to·ry /ˈvikt(ə)rē/ | nounan act of defeating an enemy or opponent in a battle, game, or other competition. oar /ôr/ | nouna pole with a flat blade, pivoting in an oar lock, used to row or steer a boat through the water.   duff /dəf/ adjective, informal   1. Dessert 2. Indicates that something […]

Sailor, author revels in ‘childish’ birthday Bash

Sailor, author revels in ‘childish’ birthday Bash

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer  —  If a stranger entered Hardy’s Bar and Grill in Colwood on March 2, they would assume they’re crashing a 10-year-old’s birthday party based on the decorations, dress code, and themed cake. But that would be a wrong assumption. The party was actually to celebrate the birthday of Lieutenant (Navy) Stephen Tomlinson, […]

The Camosun College Foundation team celebrates the generosity of Naval Training Group employee Commander (ret’d) Angus Fedoruk (second from right).

Pay back is a gift

Michael McWhinnie, NTG —During the morning of Feb. 20, Commander (retired) Angus Fedoruk took some time away from HMCS Venture to visit his alma mater. He made the 15-minute drive to Camosun College’s Interurban Campus to meet Advancement and Alumni Engagement manager Christopher Berghuis for a purpose some might find perplexing: to hand over a personal cheque […]