Media Advisory - Sailors from HMCS Ville de Québec will train with Bonhomme

    QUEBEC CITY, Jan. 30 /CNW Telbec/ - Six sailors from Her Majesty's
Canadian Ship (HMCS), based in Halifax, are in Quebec city to trained for the
Carnaval's canoe race and maintain relationships with the population.

    - Meet the crew members as they will train with Bonhomme on January 31
      at 11h30 at the Bassin Louise.

    - Furthermore, the Commander of HMCS Ville de Québec,
      Commander Richard Jean, will be in Quebec City from February 7 to 10,
      2007. He will participate to the Bonhomme's Ball on February 9 at 6pm.

    - Commander Jean will become second in Command for the Naval reserve
      Headquarters in Quebec City this spring. He will be available for
      interviews during his visit.

    - A Naval Reserve musical ensemble will play at the cocktail of the
      Bonhomme's Ball.

    Did you know? :
    - The insigna and the motto of HMCS Ville de Québec are the same as the
      namesake City.
    - The main gangway, onboard the ship, is called La Rue du Trésor.
    - The ship's officer wear la ceinture fléchée of the Carnaval when
      dressed in mess kit.
    - The officer's mess is named after Le Château Frontenac.

    HMCS Ville de Québec is a HALIFAX class frigate, designed and built in
Lévis. Modern and well-equipped, these ships are designed to act independently
or as part of a larger force. These long-range multiple-role warships are the
workhorses of the fleet. The greater part of HMCS Ville de Québec's crew is
formed of French-speaking Canadians, many of whom come from Quebec. Ship's

For further information:

For further information: or to meet the team, please contact Acting
Sub-Lieutenant Stéphan Boivin  (418) 694-5560 ext. 5670 or
Lieutenant-Commander Luc Charron (418) 559-8325

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