In 2017 we moved our vessel, the Steveston Lifeboat, to Ladner, a small riverside community in the City of Delta. Under an agreement between the City of Delta and the Canadian Lifeboat Institute (for whom we do search and rescue) the vessel was given a berth in Ladner Harbour so that it could provide search and rescue capability in the waters that surround Delta.
With an all volunteer crew trained in all aspects of SAR, and renamed the “Delta Lifeboat” she now provides support and assistance to the Coast Guard, fishermen, commercial shipping, recreational boaters and even floating homes in the area. I painted the attached image as my donation for the fundraising Christmas cards that year. It shows the Canadian Coast Guard hovercraft “Siyay” escorting the Fraser Lifeboat and the now Delta Lifeboat up the Fraser River for the dedication ceremony in Delta.