Captain (RCN)(ret'.d) Cedric Steele, MSM, CD
Honorary Captain
Royal Canadian Navy

205-1208 Wharf Street
Victoria, BC V8W 3B9






Cedric Steele was appointed Honorary Captain in May 1997 and retired Dec 31, 2015. He is President of Cedric Steele Realty Ltd., a commercial real estate company, which he founded in 1972.

Community Involvement

  • President of the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce in 1980
  • Chairman of the Board of Governors of Glenlyon-Norfolk School
  • Chairman of Corporate Fund Raising for Timmy’s Telethon
  • Board member of the Queen Alexandra Centre for Children's Health
  • Served six years as a member of the Victoria Police Board
  • Served on the Executive of Tourism Victoria
  • Served on the Executive of the Advisory Board to the Faculty of Business at the University of Victoria for five years
  • Served as a member of Revenue Canada’s Small Business Advisory Committee
  • Appointed Honorary Governor of the Canadian Corps of Commissionaires, Victoria.

Awards and Appointments
  • Awarded the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal in 1999 and then a Gold Star in Lieu of second award in 2000 for his work with the aircraft carriers USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN72) and USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN74).
  • During 2002 he was awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal.
  • Appointed as a serving member of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in 2002.
  • Appointed the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Latvia with an office in Victoria, B.C. from 2002 to 2010.
  • Appointed to the Advisory Board of the Salvation Army in Victoria in 2005.
  • Awarded the Community Spirit Award by the Salvation Army in 2007.
  • Appointed Fellow of Royal Roads University in 2009.
  • Awarded the Canadian Forces Decoration for 12 years of service to the Royal Canadian Navy in May 2009.
  • Awarded the Meritorious Service Medal (MSM) in 2011.
  • Awarded the Governors Lifetime Achievement Award by the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce in 2011.
  • Conferred the Chancellor’s Community Recognition Award in 2011 by Royal Roads University.
  • Awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012.
  • Awarded the Mel Cooper CFAX 1070 “Citizen of the Year” in 2012.
  • Appointed to the TELUS Community Board in 2013.

  • Highway signs proclaiming "Home of Canada's Pacific Naval Fleet".
  • The Homecoming Statue Project in Victoria’s Inner Harbour completed in 2010.
  • The Hope Van acquisition for the Salvation Army completed in 2013.
  • Completed an agreement in 2017 with Power To Be, a charity, for the use of the family owned, former Prospect Lake Golf Course in Victoria for 25 years.