Port of Johnstown to celebrate 2nd Annual Port Day

The Port of Johnstown will hold its 2nd Annual Port Day on Saturday, June 10 with a host of public activities to celebrate marine shipping’s important contribution to sustainable economic development in Eastern Ontario.

“We’re excited to be opening our doors once again for the community to see the many ways a port benefits their lives,” said Port General Manager Robert Dalley. “The port processes and transports over 1.2 million metric tons of goods each year used by local businesses, farms and municipalities, but it also creates jobs, attracts inward investment and contributes significantly to the environmental sustainability of our region.”

Dalley added: “Last year, we had close to 1,000 people visit, with tours of the Canadian Coast Guard’s CCGS Griffon one of the key highlights. We are delighted to have the Griffon back again this year and to also have tours of the Navy vessel HMCS Goose Bay.”

The free event, being held from 12-4 p.m. (doors open at 11:30 a.m.), will also feature all-day tours of the port, public boardwalk, booths and a draw for VIP access to the grain terminal. Attendees are invited to enjoy a community BBQ, music by Sons of Gord, archery games hosted by the Grenville Fish and Game Club, the Giant Tiger Train, children’s activities and prizes and much more.

Opening remarks will start at noon with speeches from MP Gord Brown (Leeds and Grenville), Township of Edwardsburgh/Cardinal Mayor Pat Sayeau, Chamber of Marine Commerce Vice-President of Operations Robert Turner and vessel officials.

Vessel tours will also be available on Sunday, June 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more scheduling information, visit the port’s Facebook page here.

Maritime Editorial