April 6, 2016

Great Gift to Keewatin..

Great Gift to Keewatin..

Port McNicoll’s Bonar Presbyterian has closed after 101 years as a community place of worship.. A sad day in Port as the “Mariners Chapel”, as the church was known to the towns sailors, had the last service Sunday. Scott Garrick, Keewatins History Officer and his Father a long time Elder of Bonar were able to [...]

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March 1, 2016

A PROUD SAILOR..

A PROUD SAILOR..

Well my New Years resolution to do more DRONES didn’t work out so well. I didn’t even get one done in February. .But I have a great one to start March..Click on the pictures to enlarge. I get a lot of mail. Emails mostly, but a fair amount of snail mail with pictures and small [...]

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January 9, 2016

2016. HOW TIME DOES FLY

2016. HOW TIME DOES FLY

It has been a few weeks since I added to the Drone-on investments. I apologize to my regular readers because I have not been nearly as vigilant about updates as I should be or was when I started this bog 5 years ago. Yes it was January of 2011 and I was preparing to retire [...]

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December 16, 2015

Captain Matt Fogg is recovering!

Captain Matt Fogg is recovering!

THANK YOU… Great news from the MAYO Clinic on Captain Matt Fogg. He is awake, taking nourishment and off all machinery. His own heart is functioning perfectly and he is on the road to recovery. Your prayers and messages were fantastic as over 4000 individuals responded. There IS Power in Prayer!… The Fogg family and [...]

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December 14, 2015

Send Your Best Wishes and Pray for MATT FOGG.

Send Your Best Wishes and Pray for MATT FOGG.

YOUR PRAYERS ARE NEEDED..PASS IT ON Matt Fogg, the courageous young tug boat Captain that returned KEEWATIN to Canada and Port McNicoll is in the fight of his life. After a routeen check up Matt was found to need an urgent major operation to his heart. This happened last week at the MAYO CLINIC. After [...]

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December 10, 2015

The Great Christmas Toy Caravan

The Great Christmas Toy Caravan

Yesterday December 10th was a fantastic day for the “Friends of Keewatin”. We got to play SANTA to thousands of kids through the communities in and around Simcoe North and the HEART of Georgian Bay! It all started when Scotty Warnock put out an appeal for  350 toys to be utilized in TAY Township where [...]

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November 17, 2015

Volunteering for Santa…

Volunteering for Santa…

Last Sunday was Santa Claus Parade Day in Toronto and Capt. Rick changed into his Santa helper suit to drive CARLTON BEAR the mascot for the Toronto Maple Leafs in a golf cart the entire 4.5 mile route. This was my 33rd year as a volunteer for Santa and I have never seen a larger [...]

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November 4, 2015

Captain Rick to step down..

Captain Rick to step down..

Captain Rick stepping down as Keewatin CEO   THE TAY TOWNSHIP REPORT PAGE 6 OCTOBER 30, 2015   After hearing a noise in the early morning hours of August 1, Eric Conroy, the Chief Executive Officer and the driving force behind the Friends of the SS Keewatin in Port McNicoll, took a tumble in the [...]

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October 8, 2015

Small world and Public speaking

Small world and Public speaking

Who is this woman and why should I care? One of the fun things I do in my job ( not that my job isn’t fun all of the time) is that I visit communities across Ontario to speak on Keewatin to groups and gatherings. One group I speak to are PROBUS CLUBS. I have [...]

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September 29, 2015

BARRETT SMITH SCHOLARSHIPS

BARRETT SMITH SCHOLARSHIPS

S.S. Keewatin Awards BARRETT SMITH Scholarships to Two Exemplary Student Volunteers! 4:00 pm Sep. 29, 2015. Township of Tay Municipal Office, Park St. Victoria Harbour, Ontario … “Friends of Keewatin” introduced the recipients of the S.S. Keewatin Student Volunteer Scholarships for 2015, Matthew Kurvink and Jessica Begg, to the community today. Awards of $1,000 cheques [...]

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