St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation

St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation

March 21, 2011 07:00 ET

Media Advisory/REMINDER: The St. Lawrence Seaway Opens March 22nd

Canadian Wheat Board President Ian White to Speak

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - March 21, 2011) - Mr. Ian White, President of the Canadian Wheat Board, will serve as a keynote speaker at the opening of St. Lawrence Seaway's 53rd navigation season. Mr. Stephen Wilkes, Director of Governmental and Regulatory Affairs for Tata Steel, will also address the audience. The speakers will be sharing how marine transportation on the Seaway enables their firms to trade in a global economy.

WHAT: Official opening of the 2011 navigation season
   
WHO: - Ian White, President and CEO, the Canadian Wheat Board
  - Stephen Wilkes, Director of Governmental and Regulatory Affairs, Tata Steel
  - Honourable Collister Johnson – Administrator of the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (United States)
  - Terence Bowles, President and CEO, St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation
   
WHERE: St. Lambert Lock, 151 Écluse Street, St. Lambert
   
WHEN: Tuesday, March 22nd
  9:15 AM – Media arrival and security check
  9:30 AM – Media briefing (Seaway leaders + guests from Canadian Wheat Board / Tata Steel)
  10:30 AM – Photo opportunity for the media
  10:45 AM – Arrival of media not interested in the briefing
  11:00 AM – Official ceremony
  11:45 AM – Captain of first vessel to disembark and join ceremony
  11:55 AM – Presentation of gift to the vessel's captain, season declared open
  12:15 PM – Light lunch and interview opportunities
   
IMPORTANT: All media will need to get their accreditation to access the site no later than March 21 at 11 AM. Please contact AH!COM to RSVP (see above).

About the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC)

The SLSMC is a not-for-profit corporation responsible for the safe and efficient movement of marine traffic through the Canadian Seaway facilities, which consists of 13 of the 15 locks between Montreal and Lake Erie. The Corporation plays a pivotal role in ensuring that the waterway remains a safe and well-managed system, which it shares with its American counterpart, the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation. For more information concerning the Seaway and insight into its future, please visit www.greatlakes-seaway.com.

Contact Information

  • FOR ACCREDITATION AND TO RSVP:
    Sophie Allard
    AH!COM
    514-499-3030 ext. 771
    sa@ahcom.ca