Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence
5 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group

5 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group

January 20, 2010 16:42 ET

Media Advisory: Loading of Military Equipment Bound for Haiti

VALCARTIER GARRISON, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Jan. 20, 2010) - The Canadian Forces full-time charter, a civilian cargo ship the MV WLOCLAWEK, will be loaded with military vehicles and equipment destined for Haiti in support of OP HESTIA. Media are invited to cover the loading activities Thursday 21 January at her berth at the Port of Quebec.



What: Opportunity to capture B-roll and still imagery of loading
activities. The MV WLOCLAWEK will be loaded with various vehicles
and sea containers of military equipment and supplies

When: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Thursday 21 January, 2010

Where: The ship is berthed at the Anse-au-Foulons section of the Port of
Quebec. Media are requested to rendez-vous at the Nouvelle-France
gate at 09:30 a.m. in order to access the port terminal. The gate
is located near the intersection of Boul. Champlain and Rue de la
Nouvelle-France


Media are requested to indicate their intention to attend by contacting a member of 5 CMBG Public Affairs at the numbers below. For safety reasons, media will not be permitted onboard the vessel but will be able to view operations from a predetermined vantage point.

For further details on the Canadian Forces participation in humanitarian operations conducted in response to the earthquake that struck Haiti on 12 January 2010, please visit: http://www.comfec-cefcom.forces.gc.ca/pa-ap/ops/hestia/index-eng.asp.

Contact Information

  • 5 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group
    Public Affairs
    418-844-5000 ext 4688
    Pager: 418-260-3082