The Coxswain of HMCS Athabaskan will present a public talk at the Museum, 29
Young Street in Truro, on Wednesday at 10 am. Chief Petty Officer (1st Class),
Josh Frechette will speak about the Canadian Forces contribution to the relief
effort in Haiti. Many will remember Operation HESTIA and the key role played by Canada’s military in the aftermath of the huge earthquake that damaged much of Haiti in January 2010.
Frechette will use pictures from the rescue and relief work and his personal
experiences to give a full story on the Canadian effort. HMCS Athabaskan and
HMCS Halifax had about a day to obtain crew, load all the anticipated supplies
and set sail for a unique mission to help the people of Haiti recover from the
His talk is the opening event for a museum exhibit on the same theme produced by
the Department of National Defence. The exhibit will continue at the museum
until after Rememberance Day. In addition to his talk there will be refreshments
and a sing-song of war-time music lead by the Golden K club of Truro. All are
welcome to attend.