The following individuals were presented with the SS Beaver Medal for Maritime Excellence by the Lt. Governor of BC Judith Guichon on behalf of the Maritime Museum of British Columbia in a ceremony held on November 9th in Victoria.
- Mr. Campbell Black, entrepreneur who established a yacht repair and overhaul company in Sidney and subsequently a training institute to school marine service technicians (resident of Sidney)
- Mr. Barrie Farrell, innovative fish boat builder (resident of Nanaimo);
- Captain Keith McLaren, retired deepsea and coastal mariner, formerly Senior Master of Spirit of Vancouver island, author of award-winning books on seafaring (resident of North Saanich);
- Mr. Roland Webb, Certified Marine Engineer and senior executive in the ship repair and shipbuilding sector, currently Senior Vice President Robert Allan Ltd., Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, Vancouver BC 9resident of White Rock);
A special award was given to the Sail life and Training Society (SALTS) of Victoria for its youth sail training and motivational programs.