Canada: Photo Exhibit Highlights Coast Guard’s Accomplishments amid 50th Anniversary

Photo Exhibit Highlights Coast Guard's Accomplishments amid 50th Anniversary

The Honourable Keith Ashfield, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and Ms. Marie Lemay, Chief Executive Officer of the National Capital Commission,  unveiled on May 15 the 2012 Plaza Bridge Photo Exhibit which celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Canadian Coast Guard.

The Minister was joined by Canadian Coast Guard Officials to commemorate the accomplishments of this fine Canadian institution.

“As part of our year-long celebrations of the Canadian Coast Guard’s 50th anniversary, I am honoured to unveil this new photo exhibit highlighting the Coast Guard’s contribution to safe and accessible waterways,” said Minister Ashfield.Our government is proud of the Canadian Coast Guard, and of the men and women who provide critical services to Canadians every day.”

Twenty-six eye-catching, large scale images ─ chosen to represent the Canadian Coast Guard’s values, present-day work and dedicated men and women ─ will be showcased in the heart of the nation’s capital from May to October. Situated on the Plaza Bridge in Confederation Square, one of the Capital’s busiest pedestrian corridors, this outdoor photo exhibition offers visitors a unique portrait of this Canadian institution.

“This exhibit will enable residents and visitors to discover more about the important work of the men and women of the Canadian Coast Guard,” said Marie Lemay, Chief Executive Officer of the National Capital Commission.These photos, displayed in this iconic Capital space, convey stories of Canadians from coast to coast to coast.”

The Canadian Coast Guard was created on January 26, 1962. Since then, the men and women of the Coast Guard have been providing important services to Canadians such as marine communications and traffic services, provision of aids to navigation, icebreaking, search and rescue, and environmental response.

Events and activities to celebrate the Coast Guard’s 50 years of service will be held throughout the year in communities across the country. Canadians are encouraged to learn more about the Canadian Coast Guard and join the celebrations.


Naval Today Staff , May 17, 2012; Image: DFO