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HONOUR BESTOWED – Captain Harry Harsch, RCN (Ret’d), Vice President, Maritime Affairs of The Navy League of Canada, presents Senator Daniel Lang with a certificate of his induction.

Lang inducted to the Maritime Affairs Alliance

Yukon Senator Dan Lang was recently presented with a certificate on his induction as an Honourable Life Member of the Maritime Affairs Alliance.

By Whitehorse Star on July 12, 2017

Yukon Senator Dan Lang was recently presented with a certificate on his induction as an Honourable Life Member of the Maritime Affairs Alliance.

The honour was bestowed by  Capt. Harry Harsch, RCN (ret’d), vice-president, Maritime Affairs of The Navy League of Canada, on June 27 at special luncheon at the Bytown Navy Mess in Ottawa.

Lang, who announced June 22 he is retiring from the Red Chamber, was honoured for his service to Canada.

The certificate reads: “Honourable Life Membership to the Maritime Affairs Alliance Awarded to Senator Lang in recognition of outstanding leadership and service of the highest order to The Navy League of Canada and the Maritime Affairs initiatives. By Order of the National Board of Directors.”

Rear Admiral Gilles Couturier and Jody Thomas, a former commissioner of the Canadian Coast Guard and assistant deputy minister of National Defence, witnessed the presentation.

“The Navy League of Canada plays an important role in promoting and supporting the Royal Canadian Navy and the development of the sea cadets,” Lang said.

“Canada is a maritime nation, surrounded by three oceans and dependent on the sea for our imports and exports. Our maritime approaches much be secured and protected through continued investments in the naval capabilities including new submarines, area air defence capabilities, mine sweepers, and a strong and effective fleet of surface combatants.”

The Navy League of Canada was established in 1895 to promote an interest in Maritime affairs generally throughout Canada.

Today, the league has a presence in more than 260 Canadian communities.

Its youth programs benefit 10,000 young Canadians every year.

Since 1895, the league has worked to preserve Canada’s maritime legacy, passing it on to future generations so that they may continue to realize the importance of the country’s oceans, lakes and rivers.

Comments (2)

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ralpH on Jul 13, 2017 at 2:54 pm

Breaking their arms patting themselves on the back.

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Nile on Jul 12, 2017 at 9:53 pm

Well deserved!

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