Learn how they contributed to the Battle of the Atlantic.
Join us on Sunday, September 14 at 2pmBy HMCS Sackville on the Halifax Waterfront
During the Second World War, merchant marine and naval convoys acted as a lifeline to Europe. These convoys would depart from the historic waters of the Bedford Basin, across an ocean fraught with peril and uncertainty.
The biennial Convoy Cup honours these convoys by arranging a commemorative sailpast. Owners of recreational ships take up the banner of a merchant marine or navy ship that was lost on the voyage across the Atlantic. These ships then set out across the Bedford Basin, as their namesakes did over fifty years ago, re-enacting a convoy’s departure from the same waters.
HMCS Sackville is the symbolic flagship of this commemorative fleet. From its bow, veterans of naval conflicts, their families, local and international dignitaries review the fleet, and receive each ship’s salute. It’s an emotional experience for all involved.
This year, every participant in the sail-past will also be raising funds to help the Convoy Cup Foundation achieve its mandate. We ask you to support their efforts. Your donation will help fund programs that support veterans, commemorate their sacrifices, and perpetuate their memory by educating future generations.