Media Invite: Naming Ceremony for Canada’s lead Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship

Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, Oct. 03, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Canada’s lead Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS), the future Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Harry DeWolf, will be official named by the ship’s sponsor, Mme. Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, at a naming ceremony on Friday, Oct. 5, 2018 at Halifax Shipyard.

Halifax Shipyard’s shipbuilders, along with the ship’s company, will join Mme. Grégoire Trudeau and representatives from the Government of Canada, the Government of Nova Scotia, and the Royal Canadian Navy for the naming ceremony.

Who:Mme. Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, Sponsor of the future HMCS Harry DeWolf
 The Honourable Scott Brison, President of the Treasury Board
 The Honourable Harjit Sajjan, Minister of National Defence
 The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minster of Public Service and Procurement Canada
 The Honourable Labi Kousoulis, Minister of Labour and Advanced Education
 Vice Admiral Ron Lloyd, Commander, Royal Canadian Navy
 Mr. J.D. Irving, Co-CEO, Irving Shipbuilding Inc.
 Mr. Kevin McCoy, President, Irving Shipbuilding Inc.
Date:Friday, Oct. 5, 2018
Time: 2:45-4:00 pm Atlantic Time
Location:Halifax Shipyard, 3099 Barrington St, Halifax, NS  B3K 5M7

Notes to Editors/New Directors

  • Media must confirm their attendance with Sean Lewis ( by 10:00 am Friday, Oct. 5, 2018. Only media who have confirmed their attendance will be permitted onsite.
  • Media must arrive and check-in with Irving Shipbuilding security by 2:15pm.
  • Government issued photo identification (e.g. Driver’s License, Passport) must be presented to Irving Shipbuilding security to enter Halifax Shipyard.
  • There will be limited parking onsite at Halifax Shipyard.


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