The International Sailors' Society Canada's Day of the Seafarer Peak Challenge held yesterday was a great success with 51 participants competing to be the fastest up the Grouse Grind®. The fastest team was the SST Salish from Saam Smit (pictured in left) comprised of Keith Eriks, Brook Walker and Greg Moore with a total team time of 2:26. Leading the team was Keith Eriks who won the fastest individual award by clocking in at the top after only 35 minutes. A list of participants and times can be found on the ISSC website.
Joining in the Day of the Seafarer spirit was the Prince Rupert Port Authority’s Operations Department (pictured above right) who organized a “Prince Rupert Challenge” on Mt. Hays and contributed registration fees to the ISSC Challenge. There were 3 teams of 3 who participated in the challenge and following the hike was a barbeque hosted by the PRPA at the Prince Rupert Seafarer’s Mission open to all seamen and those assisting the seamen. The PRPA hikers were: Dave Charlton, Brent Baxter, Mark Hotz, Duncan Calder, Angela Gruber, Caleigh LePage, Adam Simons, Paul Cavin, Daelan Calder. Congratulations to all teams and great job! #SeafarersMatter.