Media advisory - HMCS Ville de Quebec visits Quebec City

    QUEBEC, June 27 /CNW Telbec/ - HMCS Ville de Quebec is now enroute to
Québec City to participate in the 400th anniversary of the city's founding and
to strengthen ties with the ship's namesake city. HMCS Ville de Quebec is
scheduled to arrive on June 30, with the Mayor of Quebec City, Mr Régis
Labeaume and other dignitaries embarked. This visit will represent the first
visit to the ship's namesake city since 2004. While in Quebec City, the ship
will be open to visitors, will hold a day sail for invited guests, and a guard
from the ship will participate in the Freedom of the City parade on July 3.
more than 3000 military members will participate in the parade.
    The Commanding Officer and ship's company of Her Majesty's Canadian Ship
Ville de Quebec are pleased to announce that the ship and her crew will be
visiting Québec City for her 400th anniversary. The ship will arrive Port de
Québec on June 30, at about 11 a.m., and will be berthed at Pier 21
(Pointe-à-Carcy) and should be leaving Friday July 4, in the morning, heading
back to Halifax.

    The following events will take place:

    Monday 30 June:

    - 5 a.m. - Arrival of ship at Point au Pic to pick up the Mayor of Quebec
      City and media
    - 11 a.m. - Arrival of ship at Pier 21 in Quebec City.

    Tuesday 1 July:

    - 10 a.m. - Swearing Ceremony of new recruits onboard the ship
    - 12 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Ship open to visitors (ID required), recruitment

    Wednesday 2 July:

    - 13 p.m. to 18 p.m. Day sail

    Thursdays 3 July:

    - 11 a.m. - Ship's crew will participate to the Military Parade for the
      400th anniversary in the streets of Quebec City;
    - 12 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Ship open to visitors (ID required), recruitment

    Friday 4 July:

    - 7 a.m. Departure of the ship for Halifax

For further information:

For further information: Lt(N) J Laroche, Naval Reserve Public Affairs,
(418) 694-5560 poste 5392, Cell: (418) 575-0567,

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