Preliminary Schedule

Picture from the commemoration
week are online.


Last update: thursday, Mai 16, 2014

May 28 to June 1, 2014 (subject to change)

Wednesday May 28, 2014
  • 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Site historique maritime de la Pointe-au-Père open to visitors for the 2014 season.
  • 6 p.m.: Banquet and opening show: Vivez le dernier voyage de l’Empress of Ireland et les années 1910/Relive the final voyage of the Empress of Ireland and the 1910s. - Hôtel Rimouski -
Thursday May 29, 2014
  • 1:55 a.m.: Church bells in Rimouski, Sainte-Luce and neighbouring parishes will ring in unison for one minute.
  • 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Site historique maritime de la Pointe-au-Père open to visitors.
  • 10 a.m.: Boat excursion to wreck site onboard the Gabrielle C.
    Reservation: 418 725-9530 (14 passengers maximum). - Rimouski marina -
  • 4 p.m.: Live broadcast of Le monde aujourd’hui.
  • 4:30 p.m.: Unveiling of commemorative coin and stamp (with Canada Post and the Royal Canadian Mint). - Hangar 14 -
  • 5 p.m.: Inauguration of commemorative monument in the presence of descendants of Captain Kendall (Empress of Ireland) and Captain Andersen (Storstad). - S.H.M.P. -
  • 6 p.m.: Live broadcast of Radio-Canada’s Téléjournal.
  • 6 p.m.: Live radio broadcast of L’heure du monde.
Friday May 30, 2014
  • 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Site historique maritime de la Pointe-au-Père open to visitors.
  • 9:15 a.m.: Empress of Ireland theatrical production by students from
    Saint-Yves school in Rimouski. - Paul-Hubert school -
  • 10 a.m.: Ceremony at Canadian Pacific monument.
  • 10 a.m.: Boat excursion to wreck site onboard the Gabrielle C.
    Reservation: 418 725-9530 (14 passengers maximum). - Rimouski marina -
  • 11 a.m.: Presentation by Karen Autio (Canadian Pacific and immigration in Canada). -Hangar 14 - English only.
  • 1:30 p.m.: Presentation of a new documentary about the wreck of
    the Empress of Ireland (in collaboration with Société Radio-Canada). - Hangar 14 -
  • 4 p.m.: Conversations with descendants of passengers, crew members and Rimouski residents. -Hangar 14 -
  • 6 p.m.: Cocktail/social. -Hangar 14 -
Saturday May 31, 2014
  • 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Site historique maritime de la Pointe-au-Père open to visitors .
  • 10 a.m.: Gathering of members and descendants of The Salvation Army. Open to all members and
    descendants of Salvation Army (limited to 100 guests). - Hôtel des Gouverneurs -
  • 10 a.m.: Boat excursion to wreck site onboard the Gabrielle C.
    Reservation: 418 725-9530 (14 passengers maximum). - Rimouski marina -
  • 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.: Lunch aboard the CNM Evolution at the wreck site (150 passengers).
    The Concerts aux Îles du Bic chamber music festival joins the Site historique maritime de la Pointe-au-Père
    to offer you a music-filled lunch cruise to the site of the wreck of the Empress of Ireland.
    Reservation and informations 418 736-0036 or with this Internet page. - Rimouski marina -
  • 3 p.m.: Presentation of documentary Journey to Oblivion (english version -Empress of Ireland Museum-)
    (french version - Hangar 14-)

  • 5 p.m.: Conversation with David St-Pierre. - Hangar 14 -
  • 5:30 p.m.: Conversation with Donald Tremblay (discovery of the wreck and
    foundation of the Museum - Musée de la mer). - Hangar 14 -
  • 6 p.m.: Cocktail/social. -Hangar 14 -
Sunday June 1, 2014
  • 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Site historique maritime de la Pointe-au-Père open to visitors.
  • 10 a.m.: Commemorative mass at Sainte-Luce church.
  • 10 a.m.: Boat excursion to wreck site onboard the Gabrielle C.
    Reservation: 418 725-9530 (14 passengers maximum). - Rimouski marina -
  • 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.: Presentation of local students' projects.
  • 2 p.m.: Conversations with divers. - Hangar 14 -
  • 4 p.m.: Cocktail/social and closing ceremony. - Hangar 14 -