THUNDER BAY – The commander and crew of Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship Ville de Quebec would like to thank the residents of Thunder Bay for a most successful visit. While she was in port almost 7000 people boarded the ship for public tours and the citizenship and medal ceremonies.
The warm welcome provided by the MacGillivary Pipe Band, the Aboriginal welcoming party, the contingent from Old Fort William Historical Park, and the City of Thunder Bay last Wednesday set the tone for the visit.
“We thank you for making our visit a ‘real event’ ”, said Commander Yves Germain.
To quote the ship’s Captain, Commander Yves Germain, “This is the most welcoming port we have visited thus far. You’re looking at a crew of non-sleeping sailors.”
The ship departed today at 1200 en route to Toledo, Ohio. She is scheduled to return to her home port of Halifax October 9th.