Media Advisory - Minister Stockwell Day and Port Metro Vancouver To Make
Infrastructure Announcement in North Vancouver

VANCOUVER, July 13 /CNW/ - Port Metro Vancouver and the Government of Canada are pleased to invite members of the media to attend an official ground breaking event in North Vancouver on Wednesday, July 14, 2010. This event marks the start of a series of infrastructure upgrades to the North Shore Trade Area. Official remarks and details of the project will be announced onsite by the Honourable Stockwell Day, President of the Treasury Board and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway and Chris Badger, Chief Operating Officer, Port Metro Vancouver.  In addition, a First Nations blessing ceremony will be performed by the Tsleil-Waututh Nation.

Date: Wednesday, July 14, 2010

3:00 pm - Media sign-in
3:30 pm - Press conference and photo opportunity

Hon. Stockwell Day, President of the Treasury Board and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway, Government of Canada
Chris Badger, Chief Operating Officer, Port Metro Vancouver


Harbourview Park, North Vancouver
- South on Mountain Hwy from Main Street
- Right on Dominion Street
- Right on Harbour Avenue
- Follow signs on left to Western Stevedoring Gear Locker
- Parking will be available

Note: Minister Day and Chris Badger will be available for scrums upon the conclusion of the formal remarks and photo opportunity.

About the North Shore Trade Area:

The North Shore Trade Area provides a critical connection to overseas markets for export products and is comprised of rail, terminals and industrial facilities that handle 35 per cent of all cargo volume through Port Metro Vancouver.

Last year, the federal government announced public and private sector contributions of $225 million towards infrastructure improvements on the North Shore, an unprecedented collaboration in support of the Asia-Pacific Gateway.

SOURCE Port Metro Vancouver

For further information: For further information:

Barbara Joy-Kinsella

Government Affairs and Media Specialist

Port Metro Vancouver

Telephone: 604.665.9267


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