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Maritime Museum of British Columbia Appoints Kevin Carle as Executive Director

The Maritime Museum of British Columbia has announced the appointment of Kevin Carlé as its new Executive Director.

“I am delighted that Kevin has joined the crew of the museum where his talents and skills will be most welcome,” says Jan Drent, president of the Maritime Museum of BC Society. “I am thrilled at the opportunity to work with the staff and volunteers at the Museum,” says Carlé. “British Columbia has a rich and diverse maritime heritage with many exciting and fascinating stories that are worth telling,” he added.

He succeeds Shirley Vickers who has been the interim Executive Director over the past six months. “I would like to express our appreciation to Shirley and publically thank her for the tremendous work she has done in support of the museum,” said Drent. “Shirley has played a key role in the launch of the museum’s voyage of renewal,” he added. This stems from the recent adoption of a business plan that seeks to expand the offerings of the museum over the next three years.

Kevin joins the Maritime Museum in time for their participation in the Classic Boat Festival in September with the appearance of the heritage vessel Trekka which will be on display. “Trekka is one of our most important artifacts and she has a great story,” said Carlé. “It has been 55 years since John Guzzwell first left Victoria to circumnavigate the globe, and Trekka is still a huge star in the sailing world.” he added.

Kevin who retired from the Canadian Forces in 2008 has extensive experience in management, leadership, public relations, and relationship building. He has also worked as a volunteer and currently serves as a Director with Victoria Tall Ships Society. Most recently, he was a member of the Homecoming Statue Committee and has supported other Canadian Naval Centennial activities in the Greater Victoria area.

Located in the heart of Bastion Square, the Maritime Museum of BC has a wealth of artifacts and history and is a fantastic place to get a glimpse back into the nautical customs of the North Pacific. With exhibits ranging from pirates to heritage vessels and Victoria’s original 1889 Courtroom, the MMBC is always a fascinating visit.

Maritime Museum of British Columbia
28 Bastion Square
Victoria, B.C.
V8W 1H9, Canada
Fax:(250) 382-2869

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