Port of Johnstown holds 3rd Annual Port Day

The Port of Johnstown held its 3rd Annual Port Day June 16, with a host of public activities to celebrate marine shipping’s important contribution to sustainable economic development in Eastern Ontario.

“This has become a popular event with more than 1,000 people coming out each year to see the many ways a port benefits their lives,” said Port General Manager Robert Dalley. “This year we have partnered with Giant Tiger to put on Port Day. We’re proud to be working with this company, which has significantly invested in the economic success of Edwardsburgh/Cardinal with its new distribution center in the business park across from the port.”

The free event featured all-day tours of the CCGS Griffon, the port, public boardwalk, booths and a draw for VIP access to the grain terminal. Attendees enjoyed a free community BBQ, music by Sons of Gord, archery games hosted by the Grenville Fish and Game Club, the Giant Tiger Train, Touch A Truck, face painting, Tribeck Inflatables, prizes and much more.

Conservative Deputy Leader Lisa Raitt and Chamber of Marine Commerce President Bruce Burrows were among the special speakers.

Maritime Editorial