Media Advisory - The Chilean training vessel ESMERALDA in Québec



    QUEBEC, May 6 /CNW Telbec/ - The Commanding Officer and ship's company of
the Chilean vessel ESMERALDA are pleased to announce their ship will be
spending a few days in Québec City. ESMERALDA will dock at the Port of
Québec's Pier 21 (Pointe-à-Carcy) at 9 a.m. on Friday, May 8. The ship will
sail for Halifax on Tuesday, May 12, at 3 p.m.

    Activities linked to the ship's visit:

    Friday, May 8:
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    6:30 a.m.-Media assemble at Pointe-à-Carcy (144 Dalhousie) for transport
    by the river to the ship, at anchor in the Bay of Beauport (media on
    board for the ship's arrival);
    8:15 a.m.-The ship is opposite the Citadelle. ESMERALDA will salute
    Canada with a 21-gun salute. The Citadelle will respond with its own 21-
    gun salute. Finally, ESMERALDA will salute the senior officer present,
    Brigadier-General J.R.M.G. Laroche, Commander of Land Force Quebec Area,
    with an 11-gun salute;
    9 a.m.-The ship docks at Pier 21, where the Band of the Royal 22e
    Régiment will play the National Anthem of Chile; the Chilean Band on
    board the ship will respond by playing the National Anthem of Canada,
    which will also be sung by the ship's company;
    3:30 p.m.-Press conference by the Commanding Officer of ESMERALDA, on
    board the ship.
    Saturday, May 9:
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    1 p.m.-6 p.m.-Ship open to visitors;
    Sunday, May 10:
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    1 p.m.-6 p.m.-Ship open to visitors;
    Monday, May 11:
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    1 p.m.-6 p.m.-Ship open to visitors;
    Tuesday, May 12:
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    3 p.m.-The ship sails for Halifax.


    Note to the editor: Information (in French) on ESMERALDA can be found at
the following URL:
http://www.grand-voilier.com/club/evenements/A_bord_de_l_Esmeralda/index.html




For further information:

For further information: For more information or to confirm your
presence on board for the ship's arrival and for the press conference: Lt(N)
Jocelyn Laroche, (418) 575-0567

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