Media Notice - Canada's Premiers to Meet in Charlottetown from August 26-30, 2014

Media accreditation required

CHARLOTTETOWN, July 30, 2014 /CNW/ - As incoming Chair of the Council of the Federation, Prince Edward Island Premier Robert Ghiz will host the 55th Annual Premiers' Conference from August 26 to 30 at the PEI Convention Centre in Charlottetown.

PEI Convention Centre
18 Queen Street
Charlottetown, PEI

Media Accreditation
Media representatives who wish to attend the 55th Annual Premiers' Conference must register online.  To access the online registration system, please visit www.councilofthefederation.ca, click on the link for the 55th Annual Premiers' Conference and click "Media Registration".  Individuals will be screened to ensure they are official media representatives. A photo-ID badge will be provided to all accredited media at the media centre in CharlottetownMedia must register by August 21, 2014.

Media Accommodation
Media are responsible for making their own hotel reservations.  A limited block of rooms is available at:

Rodd Charlottetown  
75 Kent Street
Charlottetown, PEI
Toll-free:  1-800-565-7633
www.roddvacations.com/rodd-charlottetown

The rate for a standard room is $174 per night, which includes complimentary wireless internet and parking.  The group rate is available until Friday, August 1.

Reservations can be made:

  • By phoning 1-800-565-7633 and quoting "Council of the Federation - Media" or
  • By emailing atrodd@roddvacations.com with the reservation request and quoting "Council of the Federation-Media".

Media Centre
A media centre will be located in the Sir John A. Macdonald Room of the PEI Convention Centre.  This room will be equipped with Internet access, power outlets and television monitors. To access this room, media should enter the Delta Prince Edward Hotel through the main doors, turn right towards the PEI Convention Centre and turn left towards the media centre.

Preliminary Media Program (All times and events are to be confirmed)

Wednesday, August 27
6:00 - 8:00 pm  Opening Reception (media invited, social only)
  Ground Level, Confederation Centre for the Arts, 145 Richmond Street, Charlottetown
   
Thursday, August 28
9:10 - 9:15 am  Media opportunity
  Front steps of Province House, 165 Richmond Street, Charlottetown
   
9:25 - 9:30 am  Media photo opportunity
  Confederation Chamber, 2nd floor, Province House, 165 Richmond Street, Charlottetown
   
4:30 - 5:00 pm  Media opportunity with Premier Robert Ghiz
  Sir John A. Macdonald Room, PEI Convention Centre, 18 Queen Street, Charlottetown
   
Friday, August 29
8:55 - 9:00 am  Media photo opportunity
  Tupper Room, PEI Convention Centre, 18 Queen Street, Charlottetown
   
12:30 - 1:00 pm Closing News Conference Sir John A. Macdonald Room, PEI Convention Centre, 18 Queen Street, Charlottetown
   

A meeting of Premiers and National Aboriginal Organization Leaders will be held on Wednesday, August 27, at the Holman Grand Hotel in Charlottetown.  Details about this meeting have been issued by the Government of Prince Edward Island.

The Council of the Federation is comprised of all 13 provincial and territorial Premiers.  It enables Premiers to work collaboratively to strengthen the Canadian federation by fostering a constructive relationship among the provinces and territories, and with the federal government. 

SOURCE Council of the Federation

For further information:

Media enquiries may be directed to:

Amber Caseley
Government of Prince Edward Island
(902) 620-3774
amcaseley@gov.pe.ca

Lindsay de Leeuw
Senior Project Manager
Council of the Federation Secretariat
(613) 563-4066
lindsay@councilofthefederation.ca