Ready Aye Ready: Sailing with the Royal Canadian Navy

I’m excited to share that I will be joining the Royal Canadian Navy from September 13 to September 17 to sail on the HMCS Calgary from Prince Rupert to Alert Bay. The HMCS Calgary will make stops in the city of Prince Rupert, the village of Queen Charlotte on Haida Gwaii, and the village of Alert Bay on Cormorant Island. I’m very much looking forward to exploring these communities and meeting the British Columbians who call these beautiful places home.

I’m pleased to share the official schedule below. Look for photos and news from the trip on my Twitter and Facebook—I’ll be sharing updates along the way!

Friday, September 13, 2019 – Prince Rupert

Friendship House

A tour of the Friendship House in which I’ll join a cooking demo in the new Community Kitchen, visit the onsite preschool and meet with participants in the Aboriginal Infant Development program.

City Hall

I’ll be meeting with Mayor Lee Brain and council and will join them for lunch at City Hall.

Coastal Shellfish

I’ll be touring the hatchery and facilities and sampling their famous local scallops with Chef Fukasaku from Fukasaku of Prince Rupert restaurant.

Saturday, September 14, 2019 – Prince Rupert

HMCS Calgary

I’m pleased to join Commander Jonathan Kouwenberg, Commanding Officer of the HMCS Calgary, to host a tea reception on the flight deck of the HMCS Calgary for members of the community from Prince Rupert.

Sunday, September 15, 2019 – Village of Queen Charlotte, Haida Gwaii

Queen Charlotte

When I arrive in Queen Charlotte, I’ll join Mayor Kris Olsen for a walking tour along the waterfront.

Haida Heritage Centre

I’m pleased to host a lunch reception in the Welcome House at the Haida Heritage Centre for members of the community of Queen Charlotte and throughout Haida Gwaii.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 – Village of Alert Bay

Alert Bay

I’ll arrive at the village of Alert Bay, where I’ll be greeted by acting Mayor Lisanne Granger and Chief Councillor Don Svanvik of the ‘Namgis First Nation.

Beach below U’Mista Cultural Centre

I’ll be meeting with local Canadian Junior Rangers; we’ll have a salmon barbeque on the beach and view a camping demonstration.

U’Mista Cultural Centre

I’ll tour the U’Mista Cultural Centre and learn the history of the important collection there.