FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
0TTAWA / 02 March 2006
WHAT: The Navy League of Canada will be presenting the Hon.
John James Kinley Award for Maritime Affairs to the crew of Canadian
Coast Guard Ship Sir William Alexander, in recognition of their
outstanding performance on Operation Unison, Canada's contribution
to the Hurricane Katrina relief effort.
WHERE: Ramada Plaza Hotel, 75 rue Edmonton, Gatineau, QuÉbec.
WHO: Senior officials from The Navy League of Canada, Department
of Fisheries and Oceans, Canadian Coast Guard and Canadian Forces
will be on hand to honour the ship and meet some of her crew.
WHEN: FRIDAY, MARCH 3RD, 2006, FROM 12:00 P.M. to 1:30 P.M
WHY: CCGS Sir William Alexander has been selected as our
2005 recipient, in recognition of the exceptional performance of
her crew during Operation Unison, Canada's contribution to the Hurricane
Katrina relief effort. The unique ability of the ship and her crew
led to the Sir William Alexander's mission being extended to 46
days. In challenging operational conditions, Sir William Alexander
delivered relief supplies and played a significant role in repairing
the United States Aids to Navigation System. This included replacing
several weather warning buoys that allowed for the early warning
of other storms, such as Hurricanes Rita and Wilma.
For more information contact:
Jerrod Riley (w) 613-998-2952
National Deputy Director (c) 613-878-2952
The Navy League of Canada (e) firstname.lastname@example.org
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