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DATE:             JUNE 25, 2018   DAY OF THE SEAFARER   Celebration Dinner 

TIME:              5:30- 6:30 pm Reception         6:30-9:30 pm Dinner 


ADDRESS:     Confederation Park, 180 Van Wagners Beach Rd, Hamilton, ON L8E 3L3   LINK TO MAP

TICKETS:   $150.00/person $1,350/table of 10
Live Music, Silent and Live Auction

To reserve or purchase dinner tickets, please contact:  

Contact: Rev. Judith Alltree at or
Phone: 647-295-3219 for tickets and sponsorships opportunities
All proceeds go to support the MTSSO a registered charity

The Mission to Seafarers Southern Ontario (MTSSO) Supported by the Hamilton Port Authority and The Marine Club Invite you to join us at our 2nd Annual Celebration Dinner
Monday, June 25, 2018

The dinner is to celebrate THE DAY OF THE SEAFARER and 58 years of the Mission to Seafarers Southern Ontario (MTSSO), serving seafarers coming through the Port of Hamilton... in the heart of beautiful Confederation Park. The airy, second-floor ballroom features vaulted ceilings, exposed beams, hardwood flooring, French doors leading to a private balcony, and an adjoined cocktail reception space. With its intimate ambiance and beach location, The Lakeview is truly Hamilton's hidden gem.


Annually, Day of the Seafarer is observed June 25th. 


25 June marked the annual Day of the Seafarer (DotS). DotS was established in a resolution adopted by the 2010 Diplomatic Conference in Manila to adopt the revised STCW Convention. Its stated purpose is to recognize the unique contribution made by seafarers from all over the world to international seaborne trade, the world economy and civil society as a whole.

The resolution "encourages Governments, shipping organizations, companies, shipowners and all other parties concerned to duly and appropriately promote the Day of the Seafarer and take action to celebrate it meaningfully".

UK Seafarers Awareness Week 2018 

Seafarers Awareness Week (SAW) will be 23-30 June in 2018, the co-ordinating charity Seafarers UK has confirmed. It will embrace the IMO’s ‘Day of the Seafarer’ on 25 June.

The main promotional theme for SAW will be ‘Maritime Industry Jobs’ – at sea and ashore – with an emphasis on engineering, to coincide with the Government’s ‘Year of Engineering’ campaign – see

Further information will be published at in the New Year.

Day of the Seafarer 2017

Seafarers Matter

The theme for 2017 was "Seafarers Matter".

For 2017, we want to particularly engage ports and seafarer centres to demonstrate how much seafarers matter to them.  The idea is for ports and seafarer centres to share and showcase best practices in seafarer support and welfare.

We want them to organize special activities for seafarers on that Day, for example:

  • social event organised in port to celebrate seafarers
  • public open day at seafarer centres
  • free wi-fi in port for a day
  • etc.