Port of Johnstown announces 1st Annual Port Day

The Port of Johnstown will hold its 1st Annual Port Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, June 4 with a host of public activities to celebrate marine shipping’s important contribution to sustainable community development and agricultural trade in Eastern Ontario.

“One of the central themes for our first Port Day will be to highlight our connections to the farming community,” says port General Manager Robert Dalley. “The port processes and transports 700,000 metric tons of corn, soybeans and wheat every year for use in local businesses and to export overseas. There will be a public draw for VIP tours of the grain terminal at the event along with booths, displays and speeches from our agricultural customers.”

The free event will also feature all-day tours of the port, new public boardwalk and the Canadian Coast Guard’s CCGS Griffon. Attendees are invited to enjoy a community BBQ, music by Sons of Gord, archery games hosted by the Grenville Fish and Game Club, children’s activities and prizes and much more.

Opening remarks will start at 11 a.m. with speeches from MP Gord Brown (Leeds and Grenville), MPP Steve Clark (Leeds and Grenville), Township of Edwardsburgh Cardinal Mayor Pat Sayeau, Chamber of Marine Commerce President Stephen Brooks and local port users Ken Robertshaw, Vice President of Grain Origination for Greenfield Specialty Alcohols, Kevin Hatchler, Manager of Commodity Purchasing for Ingredion Canada, and Gino Becerra, Director, Merchandising Grain Division for La Coop Fédérée.

Maritime Editorial