Sayshutsun – Newcastle Island Ferry Service

Mar. 1/17

Newcastle Island Ferry Service Ltd. is excited to announce that in January 2017 Snuneymuxw First Nation purchased the Grey Selkie ship from Victoria Harbour Ferry Co. Ltd.  Purchasing the Grey Selkie ship is a fundamental building block for Snuneymuxw to provide access and transportation to Newcastle Island while strengthening the Snuneymuxw economy.  NCI Ferry Service Ltd. is beneficially owned by Snuneymuxw First Nation and is responsible for NCI management and development.

Through a good faith and vibrant partnership, the Waterfront Suites and Marina worked with Erralyn Thomas, who is the president of NCI Ferry Service Ltd., over a few months to make this goal a reality.  Ms. Thomas shares “we are committed to continue to achieve results in the Snuneymuxw Corporate Strategic Plan, strengthen the Snuneymuxw economy, create jobs for Snuneymuxw membership and build our Snuneymuxw Community”. "We are thrilled to be part of the Newcastle Island Ferry Service, said Odai Sirri, Director of Operations for Waterfront Suites and Marina. “This is a major milestone for Snuneymuxw First Nation and the Nanaimo community and we are honoured to be part of this important initiative," he added.
Stay tuned for more to come!

MEDIA CONTACT – Helen Hunt – 250 740 2300 / helenh@p-d-g.ca