Victor Li

Victor Li

PEOPLE ‘N PLACES: Base boss shares many happy returns

Capt. Steve Waddell makes full circle on his navy career in return to CFB Esquimalt

WELCOME ABOARD, CAPTAIN … CFB Esquimalt’s new base commander Capt. Steve Waddell has come full circle in his career.

Waddell started his naval career in Esquimalt when he attended officer training here in the late 1980s. He now returns as the base’s top seadog, and he’s pretty happy to be here.

After several years on the East Coast and in Ottawa, Waddell says you can’t beat the West Coast. We couldn’t agree more.

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HOME, SWEET, HOME … Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty has re-opened its kiosk in Mayfair mall.

The new look kiosk will have a more streamline and modern look with new multimedia components to show case property listings, said Bill Ethier, president/managing broker of Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty.

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SUMMER FUN … Local cadets were making quite a name for themselves over the summer.

Victor Li was the recipient of an Army Navy Air Force Veterans Cadet Medal of Merit, while Nathaneal Serhan received the award as top shot in the air rifle marksmanship instructor course. Both attended Vernon Cadet Summer Training Centre and are members of 89 Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron.

Meanwhile, Sub-Lt. Mike Jarosz from Victoria was presented the R.L. Driscoll Award for being the top junior officer aboard HMCS Quadra Cadet Summer Training Centre.

Jarosz was employed this summer as the senior sail course officer, in charge of 21 youth from across Canada, with the task of certifying them all to the Sail Canada CanSail Standard.

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