Montreal Port Authority - Invitation to the news media

- Arrival of the first ocean-going vessel in 2010 at the Port of Montreal

- 171st Gold-Headed Cane

MONTREAL, Dec. 29 /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 2010.

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

    - January 1 : photo opportunity. A delegation led by the President and
      Chief Executive Officer of the MPA, 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 1 at approximately 8:00 a.m.

    - January 4 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. The MPA President and CEO will be
      available for interviews after the ceremony.


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    January 1, 2010   WHAT     - Greeting of the first vessel of the year to
                                 reach the Port of Montreal
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                      WHO      - Sylvie Vachon, President and CEO of the
                                 Montreal Port Authority (MPA)
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                      WHERE    - Where the ship is docked and the time of the
                      and        ceremony will be communicated by CNW on
                      WHEN       January 1 at approximately 8:00 a.m.
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    January 4, 2010   WHAT     - Awarding of the Gold-Headed Cane to the
                                 captain
                               - Press briefing
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                      WHO      - Sylvie Vachon, President and CEO of the
                                 Montreal Port Authority (MPA)
                               - The captain
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                      WHERE    Montreal Port Authority Building
                               2100 Pierre-Dupuy Avenue, Wing 1
                               Dominic J. Taddeo Room
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                      WHEN     11:00 a.m.
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SOURCE Montreal Port Authority

For further information: For further information: Jean-Paul Lejeune, Director of Communications, (514) 283-7050, Fax: (514) 283-0829, lejeunejp@port-montreal.com, www.port-montreal.com


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