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Ecuadorian Tall Ship, the BE Guayas, to the City of North Vancouver

Jun 19, 2008

By Catherine "Cat" Barr

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There were no pirates, but there was rum and a live salsa band at a very special tall ship reception celebrating the arrival of one very special group. VIPs and dignitaries were warmly welcomed aboard the Buque Escuela Guayas Thursday night as she sailed into North Vancouver's Burrard Dry Dock pier. The crew of 150, which included three female officers, sailed from Ecuador aboard the navy training ship which is a on a goodwill tour to both Victoria and Tokyo. The dance floor was full as everyone tried the salsa and the merengue and every lucky lady aboard had the privilege of dancing with both an officer and a gentleman.

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tall_ship-5379 Sailor Jose Pazmino, left is among the officers-in-training who welcomed dignitaries like North Van City Mayor Darrell Mussatto.
tall_ship-5381 Canadian pilot Mark Zwanski, left, and Canadian commander Jim Sprang socialize as the salsa band plays.
tall_ship-5382 Kris Phillips, left, a Lieutenant-Commander at the Canadian National Defence Public Affairs Office, and Canadian Forces Liaison Council Regional Director Stephen Millen are among the VIPs.
tall_ship-5384 Etienne Walter, Consul General of the Republic of Ecuador, and wife Clara enjoy the food and the music aboard the Guayas.
tall_ship-5387 Let's hear it for the boys! The young twentysomething crew of the Guayas are all wonderful ambassadors - and wow, can they dance.
tall_ship-5390 North Van City Councillor Bob Fearnley and his wife are greeted by the officers on board.



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