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Re: Great Lakes tour 2011
« Reply #25 on: August 25, 2011, 20:45:19 »
<parochial northern Ontario rant>
Didn't realize Montreal and Corner Brook are on the Great Lakes - also missing Lake Superior.
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Re: Great Lakes tour 2011
« Reply #26 on: September 03, 2011, 21:16:32 »
Just for the information of the Montreal, on the Saturday all day there is several music venues all day. Free new C&W downtown at the Jackson Sq upper deck early afternoon, there is a art and pub crawl on James street near the pier. And the Locke Street Festival.
The city has a city trolley bus set up starting at 10. It goes from the next parking lot near the Wiliams coffee bar and the Discovery centre. Around the corner to your right from the Haida. 
Big article in the Hamilton Spectator.
Enjoy all close or semi close to you.

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Re: Great Lakes tour 2011
« Reply #27 on: September 03, 2011, 21:45:21 »
Going to the one in Owen Sound hopefully!

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Re: Great Lakes tour 2011
« Reply #28 on: September 13, 2011, 08:55:46 »
Glad to see Kingston there, and having never seen one of our ships in person I'm looking forward to heading down for a tour!

It's too bad Montreal isn't stopping too, but I guess Kingston doesn't have adequate berthing for something that size.
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Re: Great Lakes tour 2011
« Reply #29 on: September 13, 2011, 09:42:12 »
In the event that any of the crew of HMCS Montreal are lurking on this board; a quick note to thank them for the recent stop in Hamilton.  Took the kids, enjoyed touring the ship.  Crew (including CFRC folks) were all extremely professional and courteous.
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Re: Great Lakes tour 2011
« Reply #30 on: September 13, 2011, 12:28:28 »
In the event that any of the crew of HMCS Montreal are lurking on this board; a quick note to thank them for the recent stop in Hamilton.  Took the kids, enjoyed touring the ship.  Crew (including CFRC folks) were all extremely professional and courteous.
They actually have their own GuestBook here:
http://www.navy.forces.gc.ca/montreal/6/6-s_eng.asp
but I notice there have been no entries for a while.
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2012 Great Lakes Tour stops/dates announced
« Reply #31 on: July 23, 2012, 15:25:49 »
Bumped with the latest dates, and merging with other GX tour threads:
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.... HMCS Ville de Québec will sail from Halifax through the St. Lawrence Seaway and into the Great Lakes starting on July 23 and returning to Halifax on October 9.  Halifax-based Maritime Coastal Defence Vessels, HMC Ships Moncton and Summerside, will participate later on during the deployment as well.

HMCS Ville de Québec will visit the following cities during the deployment:

    Québec City, Québec, July 26 – 30;
    Montréal, Québec, July 30 – August 3;
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin, August 8 – 13;
    Thunder Bay, Ontario, August 15 – 20;
    Toledo, Ohio, August 23 – 27;
    Toronto, Ontario, August 29 – September 3;
    Windsor, Ontario, September 5 – 10;
    Buffalo, New York, September 11 – 17;
    Hamilton, Ontario, September 18 – 21;
    Oshawa, Ontario, September 21 – 24;
    Cornwall, Ontario, September 25 – 27;
    Trois-Rivières, Québec, September 28 – October 1;
    Sept-Îles, Québec, October 2 – 5; and
    Halifax, Nova Scotia, October 9.

HMC Ships Moncton and Summerside will visit the following cities during the deployment:

    Chicago, Illinois, August 15 – 20; and
    Cleveland, Ohio, August 28 – September 2.

United States Navy ships, USS De Wert and USS Hurricane will accompany our HMC Ships during designated stops along the deployment ....
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Re: Annual RCN Great Lakes Tour (merged)
« Reply #32 on: August 30, 2012, 12:46:54 »
I thought I'd just add to this thread rather then start a new one.  Video from the Business News Network interviewing the Commander of the RCN on a stop during the Great Lakes Tour with HMCS Ville de Quebec.  Overall I think Vice-Admiral Maddison did a good job!

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/video/video-canadas-economy-floats-on-water/article4508713/

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Re: Annual RCN Great Lakes Tour (merged)
« Reply #33 on: June 12, 2013, 20:46:49 »
It's that time of year again ....
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Her Majesty’s Canadian (HMC) Ships Glace Bay and Kingston departed Halifax today to conduct a seven-week period of coastal operations and training exercises until the end of July. As part of their deployment, these two Kingston-class Maritime Coastal Defence Vessels, and the Naval Reservists who crew them, will visit various ports of call along the St. Lawrence Seaway and the Great Lakes, providing Canadians with opportunities to tour the warships and interact with their crews .... HMC Ships Glace Bay and Kingston will sail from Halifax through the St. Lawrence Seaway starting today and returning to Halifax at the end of July.  During the tour, Glace Bay and Kingston will visit the following ports of call:

    Sydney, Nova Scotia, June 14-17;
    Chicoutimi, Québec, June 20-23;
    Toronto, Ontario, June 28 - July 2;
    Oshawa, Ontario, July 5-8;
    Port Colborne, Ontario, July 12-14; and
    Kingston, Ontario, July 12-15.


HMC Ships Glace Bay and Kingston are based out of Canadian Forces Base Halifax and are two of twelve Kingston-class Maritime Coastal Defence Vessels in the Royal Canadian Navy ....
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Re: Annual RCN Great Lakes Tour (merged)
« Reply #34 on: June 12, 2013, 20:59:19 »
Before anyone asks - no, you won't see a frigate doing a GLD this year due to the fact that a good portion of the HALIFAX class is involved with the mid-life refit at some stage or another, or is busy on operations.

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Re: Annual RCN Great Lakes Tour (merged)
« Reply #35 on: June 12, 2013, 21:08:16 »
They can't dock in Kingston anyway...:)
What could possibly go wrong?

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Re: Annual RCN Great Lakes Tour (merged)
« Reply #36 on: June 12, 2013, 21:31:45 »
They can't dock in Kingston anyway...:)

It'll be nice to see KINGSTON docking in KINGSTON though.
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Re: Annual RCN Great Lakes Tour (merged)
« Reply #37 on: June 12, 2013, 21:49:01 »
She was here a few years ago....BIIIIG turnout to go aboard her.

Even the dumb Army guys like me were inpressed..:)
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Re: Annual RCN Great Lakes Tour (merged)
« Reply #38 on: September 08, 2016, 11:09:02 »
"HMCS Ville de Québec departs for Great Lakes Deployment
September 6, 2016 – Halifax, Nova Scotia – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces

Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Ville de Québec departed Halifax, N.S., today for a two- week tour of Canadian port cities along the St. Lawrence Seaway and the Great Lakes.

HMCS Ville de Québec will visit the following cities:

Montreal, Quebec (September 9-11)
 :cdn:Toronto, Ontario (September 13-18):cdn:
Brockville, Ontario (September 18-20)
Quebec City, Quebec (September 22-24)"

:cdn: Does anyone know where in Toronto this will take place at? Is it at HMCS York?:cdn:

Government of Canada. (2016). HMCS Ville de Québec departs for Great Lakes Deployment. Retrieved September 8, 2016 from http://news.gc.ca/web/article-en.do?mthd=index&crtr.page=2&nid=1120919&_ga=1.231999127.942722616.1453906295
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Re: Annual RCN Great Lakes Tour (merged)
« Reply #39 on: September 08, 2016, 11:22:37 »
"HMCS Ville de Québec departs for Great Lakes Deployment
September 6, 2016 – Halifax, Nova Scotia – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces

Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Ville de Québec departed Halifax, N.S., today for a two- week tour of Canadian port cities along the St. Lawrence Seaway and the Great Lakes.

HMCS Ville de Québec will visit the following cities:

Montreal, Quebec (September 9-11)
 :cdn:Toronto, Ontario (September 13-18):cdn:
Brockville, Ontario (September 18-20)
Quebec City, Quebec (September 22-24)"

:cdn: Does anyone know where in Toronto this will take place at? Is it at HMCS York?:cdn:

Government of Canada. (2016). HMCS Ville de Québec departs for Great Lakes Deployment. Retrieved September 8, 2016 from http://news.gc.ca/web/article-en.do?mthd=index&crtr.page=2&nid=1120919&_ga=1.231999127.942722616.1453906295

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Re: Annual RCN Great Lakes Tour (merged)
« Reply #40 on: September 08, 2016, 11:29:09 »
Sadder still, that VDQ is less broken than MON at the moment.  And VDQ is hurting.  Bad refit.

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Re: Annual RCN Great Lakes Tour (merged)
« Reply #41 on: September 08, 2016, 12:21:59 »
Sadder still, that VDQ is less broken than MON at the moment.  And VDQ is hurting.  Bad refit.

Wait, hold the bus.  You mean a refit in done by Irving was 100% up to par ?
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Re: Annual RCN Great Lakes Tour (merged)
« Reply #42 on: September 08, 2016, 12:42:55 »
Wait, hold the bus.  You mean a refit in done by Irving was 100% up to par ?

My son works there, he was disgusted at the MLR refit done to VDQ.  One of the old timers said it was the worst job he'd ever seen in all his years at ISI.  If it's unacceptable by even Irving standards, then it must have been crap.

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Re: Annual RCN Great Lakes Tour (merged)
« Reply #43 on: September 08, 2016, 13:11:27 »
My son works there, he was disgusted at the MLR refit done to VDQ.  One of the old timers said it was the worst job he'd ever seen in all his years at ISI.  If it's unacceptable by even Irving standards, then it must have been crap.

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Re: Annual RCN Great Lakes Tour (merged)
« Reply #44 on: September 08, 2016, 13:48:52 »
Good thing I'll never sail on one.

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Re: Annual RCN Great Lakes Tour (merged)
« Reply #45 on: September 13, 2016, 10:49:16 »
So could someone please advise me where exactly in Toronto can I visit HMCS Ville de Quebec? The post only says that the ship will be visiting at Canadian port cities along the St. Lawrence Seaway and the Great Lakes and the Toronto date is September 13th to 18th.

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Re: Annual RCN Great Lakes Tour (merged)
« Reply #46 on: September 13, 2016, 11:04:07 »
From http://torontoist.com/2016/09/what-to-check-out-in-toronto-september-12-18/

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The Toronto International Film Festival brings all sorts of guests to our city. This year, that includes the Royal Canadian Navy. Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship Ville de Québec, or the VDQ as the Canadian Patrol Frigate is affectionately known, is docking here this week on its first Great Lakes tour since 2012. A news release is expected on Tuesday detailing the ship’s full schedule; part of its visit includes day sails with dignitaries and VIPs. But Torontoist has learned that the ship will definitely be open for public tours from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, September 15, and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, September 17, so you’ll have an opportunity to snap a selfie of yourself in the captain’s chair, just like the stars might. Sugar Beach (25 Dockside drive), September 13 to 18, FREE.

They seem to have the days/dates messed up, but at least you have the location.

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Re: Annual RCN Great Lakes Tour (merged)
« Reply #47 on: September 13, 2016, 11:11:23 »
Yep.

Bottom of Lower Jarvis is pretty much where they always go of official visits.

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Re: Annual RCN Great Lakes Tour (merged)
« Reply #48 on: September 13, 2016, 11:14:36 »
From http://torontoist.com/2016/09/what-to-check-out-in-toronto-september-12-18/

They seem to have the days/dates messed up, but at least you have the location.

Yea the dates are a little confusing but thank you for your help on the location Occam! [:)
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Re: Annual RCN Great Lakes Tour (merged)
« Reply #49 on: September 14, 2016, 14:03:56 »
"HMCS Ville de Québec docks in Toronto
Tour the ship this Thursday, Saturday

City Centre Mirror
The HMCS Ville de Québec is due to arrive in Toronto on Tuesday, Sept. 13.

The Canadian ship will be docked this week at Corus Quay Dock, 25 Dockside Dr., between Lower Jarvis and Lower Sherbourne streets.

The Royal Canadian Navy frigate is on a two-week tour of Canadian port cities along the St. Lawrence Seaway and the Great Lakes from Sept. 9 to 24.

The public is invited to tour the Halifax-class warship Thursday, Sept. 15 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 17 from 1 to 4 p.m."

http://www.insidetoronto.com/news-story/6853175-hmcs-ville-de-qu-bec-docks-in-toronto/
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