Ojibwa Groundbreaking May 22

The Elgin Military Museum is pleased to announce that the official groundbreaking ceremony marking the beginning of construction for Project Ojibwa will be held at 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 22, 2012 in Port Burwell, Ontario. The event will take place at the future site of Ojibwa’s foundation in the valley below Robinson Street. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Participants will include Joe Preston, MP, Jeff Yurek, MPP, Municipality of Bayham Mayor Paul Ens and members of the Municipal Council as well as representatives of the Elgin Military Museum. “We are going to start this off with a bang”, remarked Project Coordinator Dan McNeil, Rear, Admiral ret’d.

The Canada‘s first cold war Oberon Class submarine, the former HMCS Ojibwa, will become the centrepiece of a new Museum of Naval History in Port Burwell. The museum will bring the history of Canada‘s navy to central Canada for the first time. becoming the pre-eminent museum of naval history between Quebec city and Calgary.

Weather cooperating, Ojibwa is scheduled to leave Halifax for Hamilton on Saturday, May 26, 2012 to begin her last mission.

For more information, contact the Museum at 1.519.633.7641 or email media@projectojibwa.ca.

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