Nautical Days committee chair retires

Longtime Nautical Days festivities chair retires.

NAUTICAL DAYS CHAIR Bob McQuillan is thanked by Mayor Paul Ives for 28 years of volunteer service to Comox.

NAUTICAL DAYS CHAIR Bob McQuillan is thanked by Mayor Paul Ives for 28 years of volunteer service to Comox.

Mayor Paul Ives, on behalf of the Town of Comox, bid farewell recently with a huge thank you to Bob MacQuillan, chair of the Nautical Days festival committee with the presentation of a plaque and gift of a native carving.

McQuillan announced his retirement this year after volunteering his time and efforts for 28 years of organizing the Nautical Days festivities in Comox.

“Bob was instrumental in bringing the festival to the level we have all come to enjoy, not only by the citizens of the Town of Comox but the whole Comox Valley and visitors from afar,” the Town says in a news release.

Council presented a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal to McQuillan to recognize his contributions to his community.

— Town of Comox