MEDIA INVITATION: Montreal Port Authority

  • Arrival of the first ocean-going vessel at the Port of Montreal in 2014
  • 175th Gold-Headed Cane presentation ceremony


MONTREAL, Dec. 27, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - The Montreal Port Authority (MPA) will officially welcome the first ocean-going vessel to reach the Port of Montreal without a stopover in 2014.

To mark this occasion, media representatives are invited to the following two ceremonies:

  • January 1st photo opportunity*. A delegation led by MPA President and Chief Executive Officer Ms. Sylvie Vachon will board the ship to extend a warm welcome and best wishes to the captain and crew. Specific details of where and when the delegation will board the ship will be communicated by CNW on January 1st.

  • January 3rd at 11:00 a.m. Ms. Vachon will award the Gold-Headed Cane to the captain during an official ceremony that will be held at the Montreal Port Authority Building. This ceremony will mark the 175th anniversary of this great maritime world tradition, as well as the 50th anniversary of year-round navigation on the St. Lawrence River to Montreal.

The MPA President and CEO will be available for interviews after the ceremony.      

January 1, 2014* WHAT
  • Greeting of the first vessel of the year to reach the Port of Montreal
WHO
  • Sylvie Vachon, President and CEO of the Montreal Port Authority (MPA)
  • The captain
WHERE
and
WHEN
  • Where the ship is docked and the time of the ceremony will be communicated by CNW on January 1st
January 3, 2014 WHAT
  • Awarding of the Gold-Headed Cane to the captain
  • Press briefing
WHO
  • Sylvie Vachon, President and CEO of the Montreal Port Authority (MPA)
  • The captain
  • Other maritime, business, political and cultural scene personalities
WHERE Montreal Port Authority Building
2100 Pierre-Dupuy Avenue, Wing 1
Dominic J. Taddeo Room
WHEN 11:00 a.m.

* The ship's arrival date can vary; please verify on CNW.

SOURCE Montreal Port Authority

For further information:

SOURCE:

Ms. Sophie Roux
Director of Communications
Montreal Port Authority

INFORMATION AND INTERVIEW REQUESTS:

Ms. Paule Genest, APR
PGPR, Public Relations
Tel.: 514 845 7477, #23
Cell.: 514 703-4317
paule@pgpr.ca
Twitter @ypgpr

Ms. Julie Cassab
PGPR, Public Relations
Tel.: 514 845 7477, #21
Cell.: 514 513-3327
julie@pgpr.ca
Twitter @julzcass