Vice-re­gal tra­di­tion re­vived

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The Lieu­tenant-Gover­nor of New­found­land and Labrador was sched­uled to un­der­take a three-day vice-re­gal tour of Trin­ity and Con­cep­tion Bays aboard the HMCS St. John’s this past week­end.

This year’s naval tour was part of the navy’s cen­ten­nial and the first to take place since 2006.

“ I am ex­tremely pleased and ap­pre­cia­tive of the of­fer … to re­in­state this long­stand­ing tra­di­tion of a Vice-Re­gal tour in New­found­land and Labrador by sea,” Lt.-Gov. John C. Cros­bie stated last week.

Prior to the trip, Cros­bie was to in­spect an hon­our guard from the ship, and re­ceive a 15-gun salute.

Join­ing the party were day sailor guests, con­sist­ing of mem­bers of lo­cal cadet units and other in­vited guests.

While in Trin­ity Har­bour on Sept. 17, Cros­bie and his wife were tp host an on­board re­cep­tion for com­mu­nity, cul­tural and busi­ness rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the Bon­av­ista Penin­sula.

On Sept. 18, the HMCS St.John’s was sched­uled to an­chor in Cupids as part of the town’s 400th an­niver­sary cel­e­bra­tions, with the lieu­tenantto take part in sev­eral sched­uled ac­tiv­i­ties. This in­cluded the be­stowal of the Free­dom of the City on the ship by the town, a march by the ship’s com­pany to the Me­mo­rial Gar­den for a tree plant­ing, and a re­cep­tion hosted by Cupids 400 at the Cupids Legacy Cen­tre.

While at Cupids, the St. John’s was to open its up­per decks to vis­i­tors, with lo­cal tour boats pro­vid­ing trans­porta­tion to and from the war­ship.

On Sept. 19, the St. John’s was sched­uled to re­turn the Cros­bies to St. John’s.

“ We are proud and hon­oured to have the op­por­tu­nity to spend this time with some of Canada’s finest sailors, many of whom hail from our own prov­ince,” Cros­bie said.

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The HMCS St. John’s vis­ited Cupids as part of its vice-re­gal tour of Trin­ity and Con­cep­tion Bays on Sept. 17-19.

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