DARTMOUTH, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwire - Jan. 25, 2012) - The Honourable Keith Ashfield, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans will kickoff the Canadian Coast Guard's 50th anniversary celebrations.

The Minister will conduct a command brief with the Coast Guard Commissioner and Assistant Commissioners across the country.

Media will be provided with video and photo resources that show the many ways that the Coast Guard serves Canadians every day.

Date: January 26, 2012
Time: 10:30 a.m.(local time)
Location: Canadian Coast Guard Dartmouth base
27 Parker Street
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

Contact Information:

Communications Branch
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Maritimes Region
(902) 426-3550

Barbara Mottram
Press Secretary
Office of the Honourable Keith Ashfield
Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Canada
(613) 992-3474