Media Invitation - 178th Awarding of the Gold-Headed Cane

MONTREAL, Jan. 2, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ Ms. Sylvie Vachon, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Montreal Port Authority (MPA), invites the media to the 178th Awarding of the Gold-Headed Cane. This ceremony will mark the arrival of the first ocean-going vessel to reach the Port of Montreal without a stopover in 2017. This ceremony will also mark the Montréal's 375th Anniversary and the Canada's 150th Anniversary.

The event will take place on Wednesday, January 4th, at 11:00 a.m., at the Montreal Port Authority Building, 2100 Pierre-Dupuy Avenue, Wing 1, in the presence of representatives of the marine industry, the political community and the Montreal business community.

Ms. Vachon will meet with the media after the ceremony. She will be available for interviews.


  • Space will be reserved for camera operators and photographers at the back of the room (about 30 ft. from the podium).
  • Camera operators and photographers are also authorized to shoot throughout the room before the ceremony starts.


January 4, 2017


  • 178th Awarding of the Gold-Headed Cane
  • Press briefing


  • Sylvie Vachon, President and CEO of the Montreal Port Authority (MPA)
  • Other maritime and political scene personalities


Montreal Port Authority Building

2100 Pierre-Dupuy Avenue, Wing 1

Dominic J. Taddeo Room


11:00 a.m.



For further information: Mélanie Nadeau, director of Communications, Montreal Port Authority, Phone: 514 283-1385,


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