Since 1976, John MacFarlane of Qualicum Beach has documented Canada’s nautical history through the creation of The Nauticapedia Project — an online information portal featuring more than 57,000 biographies and close to 51,000 Canadian vessel histories. His project ensures this nautical heritage will be accessible for generations to come.
On September 6, 2018, the Honourable Janet Austin, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, presented the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers to 40 recipients at Government House, the ceremonial home of all British Columbians.
As an official Canadian honour, the Lieutenant Governor presents this medal on behalf of Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada. This medal recognizes the exceptional volunteer achievements of Canadians from across the country in a wide range of fields. The recipients attending this ceremony come from all over British Columbia, with diverse backgrounds and areas in which they have focused their volunteer efforts.
Congratulations to John!