CNW Daybook for Friday, April 24, 2009



    TORONTO, April 24 /CNW/ - ALL TIMES ARE LOCAL

    
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    <B>NOVA SCOTIA</B>

    DATE:      24 April - 25 April
    EVENT:     THE CONFERENCE EDUCATORS: TAKING PRIDE IN EQUITY, ORGANIZED
               BY THE NOVA SCOTIA TEACHERS UNION, WILL FOCUS ON SEXUAL
               MINORITY RIGHTS
    CITY:      HALIFAX
    LOCATION:  HALIFAX
    NOTES:     For a complete list of workshops and further details, please
               visit the NSTU website at www.nstu.ca and click the Equity
               Conference portal
    CONTACT:   Media Contact: Angela Murray, Nova Scotia Teachers Union,
               Cell: (902) 497-0194
    URL: http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/April2009/17/c2830.html
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    <B>QUEBEC</B>

    DATE:      April 23 - May 7
    EVENT:     THE CIRQUE DU SOLEIL PRESENTS THE PREVIEW PERFORMANCES FOR
               OVO
    CITY:      MONTREAL
    LOCATION:  Under the blue-and-yellow Grand Chapiteau on the Quays of
               the Old Port
    CONTACT:   Isabelle Longtin, Roy & Turner Communications, (514) 844-9678
    URL: http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/April2009/07/c7961.html

    TIME:      10:20
    EVENT:     CORPORAL KARINE BLAIS' FUNERAL
    CITY:      LES MECHINS
    LOCATION:  Saint-Edouard Church, 162, Principale Street
    NOTES:     Citizens who wish to honour Corporal Blais' memory are
               welcome to join the funeral procession which will travel on
               Bellevue Road and Principale Street starting from Judes
               Landry et fils Funeral Home. The procession should leave the
               funeral home around 10:20 a.m.
               Please note that media access to the church and funeral home
               will not be granted.
    CONTACT:   5 CMBG Public Affairs Office, (418) 844-5000 extension 4688,
               Pager: (418) 260-3082
    URL: http://www.cnw.ca/fgov/en/releases/archive/April2009/22/c4128.html
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    <B>ONTARIO</B>

    DATE:      April 22 - April 26
    EVENT:     SHOPS AT DON MILLS OPENS ITS DOORS - FIVE-DAY FESTIVAL
    CITY:      TORONTO
    LOCATION:  Shops at Don Mills, 1090 Don Mills Road (at the corner of
               Don Mills Rd. and Lawrence Ave. E.), Toronto
    NOTES:     Highlights of the five-day Festival in the Square include:
               Earth Day children's events followed by a heritage ceremony;
               a live concert with R&B singer Jully Black and special guest
               Canadian Idol winner Eva Avila; and, celebrity appearances.
               Buskers, magicians and balloon artists will be strolling the
               site throughout the week.
    CONTACT:   To set up an interview or a photo shoot, please contact:
               Annette Robertson, MAVERICK Public Relations, (416)
               640-5525, ext. 231, annetter@maverickpr.com
    URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/April2009/20/c3043.html

    DATE:      April 22 - May 2
    EVENT:     NATIONAL SELF-ESTEEM EXPERT LISA NAYLOR AVAILABLE TO SHARE
               TIPS FOR SELF-ESTEEM FRIENDLY SLEEPOVERS
    CITY:      SEE URL BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION.
    LOCATION:  See URL below for more information.
    CONTACT:   Jennifer Pyne, Harbinger Communications, 1-877-960-5100,
               (416) 960-5100 ext. 264
    URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/April2009/22/c3954.html

    DATE:      April 23 - April 25
    EVENT:     2009 CANADIAN RESPIRATORY CONFERENCE
    CITY:      TORONTO
    LOCATION:  Westin Harbour Castle, Metropolitan East Room, Convention
               Level (2nd Floor),
               One Harbour Square
    NOTES:     To reserve a place please RSVP to: Jacqueline Zonneville,
               NATIONAL Public Relations, 416-848-1398,
               jzonneville@national.ca
    CONTACT:   FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO SPEAK TO THE PRESENTERS, PLEASE
               CONTACT: Cameron Bishop, Director of Government Affairs and
               Media Relations, The Canadian Lung Association, (613)
               569-6411 x223, (613) 294-6158 (cell); Jacqueline Zonneville,
               NATIONAL Public Relations, (416) 848-1398
    URL: http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/April2009/14/c9294.html

    DATE:      April 24 - April 26
    EVENT:     BEST BUY MOBILE CELEBRATES GRAND OPENINGS IN TORONTO - BEST
               BUY HAS ROLLED OUT BEST BUY MOBILE TO ALL OF ITS EXISTING BIG
               BOX STORES IN STORES IN GREATER TORONTO
    CITY:      TORONTO
    LOCATION:  All Best Buy Big Box Stores in GTA:
    http://www.bestbuy.ca/fsstorelocator/storelocator.asp?logon=&langid=EN
    CONTACT:   Scott Morris, Best Buy Canada, (778) 452-3412 or
               scmorris@bestbuycanada.ca
    URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/April2009/23/c4625.html

    DATE:      April 24 - April 25
    EVENT:     SAMSUNG HOSTS RECYCLING DRIVE AT GREEN LIVING SHOW
    CITY:      TORONTO
    LOCATION:  The Direct Energy Centre at Exhibition Place, 100 Princes
               Boulevard - main entrance
    CONTACT:   Jennifer Stein, Senior Consultant, Tel: (416) 924-4442 ext
               227
    URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/April2009/23/c4639.html

    DATE:      April 24 - April 26
    EVENT:     CHRONIC LYMPHOCYTIC LEUKEMIA PATIENT ADVOCACY GROUP (CLLPAG)
               HOSTS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON "TRENDS IN TREATING CLL"
    CITY:      NIAGARA FALLS
    LOCATION:  Sheraton Fallsview Hotel and Conference Centre
    CONTACT:   Jennifer Dolan, Edelman, (416) 979-1120 ext. 257
    URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/April2009/22/c3928.html

    DATE:      April 24 - April 26
    EVENT:     DANILO PEREZ COMING TO PANAEXPO 2009
    CITY:      MISSISSAUGA
    LOCATION:  International Centre, Hall 4, 6900 Airport Road
    CONTACT:   Media Information: Howard Oliver, tel. (416) 568-5254; Show
               Information: Panama: (507) 269-1984; Canada: (416) 223-0333
    URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/April2009/06/c7874.html

    DATE:      April 24 - April 26
    EVENT:     NEURO LINGUISTIC PROGRAMMING CONFERENCE
    CITY:      TORONTO
    LOCATION:  the Valhalla Inn
    CONTACT:   1-888-572-0240
    URL: http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/February2009/11/c7638.html

    TIME:      08:30
    EVENT:     GEORGE BROWN CHEF SCHOOL INSTRUCTORS HOST NUTRITIOUS MEAL
               PREPARATION SEMINARS FOR AGENCY ASSISTED DROP-IN COOKS
    CITY:      TORONTO
    LOCATION:  George Brown Centre for Hospitality & Culinary Arts, 300
               Adelaide St. East
    CONTACT:   Paul Zanettos, George Brown College, Mobile: (416)
               893-5435
    URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/April2009/23/c4475.html

    TIME:      08:30 - 16:45
    EVENT:     DAVID CAPLAN AND DALTON MCGUINTY ADDRESS REGISTERED NURSES'
               ASSOCIATION OF ONTARIO ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
    CITY:      MARKHAM
    LOCATION:  Hilton Suites Toronto/Markham Conference Centre, 8500 Warden
               Ave.
    NOTES:     -  At 9:10 a.m., members will hear from David Caplan,
               Minister of Health
               and Long-Term Care.
               -  At 2:30 p.m., Premier Dalton McGuinty will address the
               membership.
               To view the annual meeting's full agenda, visit www.RNAO.org
    CONTACT:   Marion Zych, Director of Communications, RNAO, Ph: (647)
               406-5605
    URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/April2009/22/c4077.html

    TIME:      10:30
    EVENT:     MINISTER AGLUKKAQ TO ANNOUNCE FUNDING TO ADVANCE RESEARCH TO
               HELP CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES
    CITY:      TORONTO
    LOCATION:  Bloorview Kids Rehab, The Grocery Foundation Resource
               Centre, 150 Kilgour Road
    CONTACT:   For media assistance contact: David Coulombe, CIHR Media
               Relations, (613) 941-4563; Josée Bellemare, Press Secretary,
               Office of the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, (613) 957-0200;
               Louise Kinross, Communications Manager, Bloorview Kids
               Rehab, (416) 424-3866
    URL: http://www.cnw.ca/fgov/en/releases/archive/April2009/23/c4338.html

    TIME:      10:30
    EVENT:     MINISTER VISITS HEALTH INFORMATION AND DATA COMPANY
    CITY:      MISSISSAUGA
    LOCATION:  220 Superior Blvd.
    CONTACT:   Sarbjit Kaur, Minister's Office, (416) 326-1939; Sue
               Carroll, Communications, (416) 326-7408
    URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/April2009/23/c4464.html

    TIME:      10:30
    EVENT:     GROUNDBREAKING CELEBRATION FOR ROYAL VICTORIA HOSPITAL
               PROJECT - BARRIE MPP AILEEN CARROLL WILL JOIN HOSPITAL
               OFFICIALS, COMMUNITY MEMBERS AND HEALTH CARE PARTNERS TO
               CELEBRATE THE OFFICIAL START OF CONSTRUCTION OF THE ROYAL
               VICTORIA HOSPITAL PHASE 1 EXPANSION PROJECT
    CITY:      BARRIE
    LOCATION:  Royal Victoria Hospital, Lower Level, Courtyard Cafe, 201
               Georgian Drive, Barrie, ON, L4M 6M2
    CONTACT:   Jennifer Sclisizzi, Infrastructure Ontario, (416) 325-7409;
               Suzanne Legue, Royal Victoria Hospital, (705) 728-9090
               X 41600
    URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/April2009/23/c4572.html

    TIME:      11:00
    EVENT:     CHILDREN'S AID SOCIETY OF TORONTO MEDIA ALERT - ADOPTION
               ADVOCATES TO DISCUSS THE OPPORTUNITIES AND BENEFITS OF
               ADOPTING OLDER CHILDREN
    CITY:      TORONTO
    LOCATION:  Children's Aid Society of Toronto, 30 Isabella Street,
               Toronto, 7th floor
    CONTACT:   Melanie Persaud, Melanie Persaud Communications, (for
               Adoption Council of Ontario), (416) 358-8520; Rob Thompson,
               Director, Communications, Children's Aid Society of Toronto,
               (416) 924-4640 ext. 2086
    URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/April2009/22/c4146.html

    TIME:      13:30
    EVENT:     TRANSFORCE INC. ANNUAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS
    CITY:      TORONTO
    LOCATION:  TSX Gallery, 130 King Street West
    CONTACT:   Investors: Alain Bédard, Chairman, President and CEO,
               TransForce Inc., (514) 331-4200; Media: John Lute, Lute &
               Company, (416) 929-5883
    URL: http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/April2009/01/c6280.html

    TIME:      13:30
    EVENT:     DETAILS OF ANNUAL AND SPECIAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS OF
               TRANSFORCE INC.
    CITY:      TORONTO
    LOCATION:  TSX Gallery, 130 King Street West
    CONTACT:   Alain Bédard, Chairman, President and CEO, TransForce Inc.,
               (514) 331-4200; Media: John Lute, Lute & Company, (416)
               929-5883
    URL: http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/April2009/20/c2894.html
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    <B>ALBERTA</B>

    DATE:      April 23 - April 26
    EVENT:     THE ALBERTA FEDERATION OF LABOUR 46TH CONSTITUTIONAL
               CONVENTION
    CITY:      EDMONTON
    LOCATION:  Crowne Plaza Chateau Lacombe, 10111 Bellamy Hill
    CONTACT:   Gil McGowan, AFL President, (780) 483-3021, (office) (780)
               218-9888 (cell)
    URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/April2009/20/c3367.html

    DATE:      April 24 - April 26
    EVENT:     BEST BUY MOBILE CELEBRATES GRAND OPENINGS IN EDMONTON - BEST
               BUY HAS ROLLED OUT BEST BUY MOBILE TO ALL OF ITS EXISTING BIG
               BOX STORES IN EDMONTON
    CITY:      EDMONTON
    LOCATION:  For Locations in Edmonton, please visit
    http://www.bestbuy.ca/FSStoreLocator/Cities.asp?prov=AB&logon=&langid=EN
    CONTACT:   Scott Morris, Best Buy Canada, (778) 452-3412 or
               scmorris@bestbuycanada.ca
    URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/April2009/23/c4622.html

    TIME:      09:45
    EVENT:     THE ALBERTA FEDERATION OF LABOUR 46TH CONSTITUTIONAL
               CONVENTION
    CITY:      EDMONTON
    LOCATION:  Crowne Plaza Chateau Lacombe, 10111 Bellamy Hill
    CONTACT:   Gil McGowan, AFL President, (780) 483-3021, (office) (780)
               218-9888 (cell)
    URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/April2009/20/c3367.html

    TIME:      12:00
    EVENT:     ALBERTA FEDERATION OF LABOUR - MARCH TO LEGISLATURE
    CITY:      EDMONTON
    LOCATION:  Chateau Lacombe to the Legislature
    CONTACT:   Gil McGowan, AFL President, (780) 483-3021 (office), (780)
               218-9888 (cell)
    URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/April2009/23/c4766.html

    TIME:      12:30
    EVENT:     MAJOR INFRASTRUCTURE ANNOUNCEMENT BY THE HONOURABLE RONA
               AMBROSE, MINISTER OF LABOUR, BRIAN JEAN, PARLIAMENTARY
               SECRETARY TO THE MINISTER OF TRANSPORT
    CITY:      FORT MCMURRAY
    LOCATION:  Sawridge Hotel & Conference Centre Timberline C Room, 530
               MacKenzie Boulevard
    CONTACT:   Rob Merrifield, Ottawa, (613) 697-7324; Heather Kaszuba,
               Communications Alberta Transportation, (780) 422-7070
    URL: http://www.cnw.ca/fgov/en/releases/archive/April2009/23/c4737.html
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    <B>BRITISH COLUMBIA</B>

    DATE:      April 24 - April 25
    EVENT:     HEALTH SCIENCES ASSOCIATION'S 38TH ANNUAL CONVENTION
    CITY:      VANCOUVER
    LOCATION:  Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, 900 West Georgia Street
    CONTACT:   Miriam Sobrino, Director of Communications, (604) 439-0994
    URL: http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/April2009/23/c4748.html
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    <B>WEBCAST/CONFERENCE CALL</B>

    TIME:      10:30 Eastern
    EVENT:     MEDIA WEBINAR ON WHAT'S MISSING IN PROPOSED TOXICS REDUCTION
               LEGISLATION FOR ONTARIO
    INTERNET:  Participants will be provided with webinar access
               information upon registration.
    NOTES:     To register, contact Kathleen Perchaluk at
               kperchaluk@ontario.cancer.ca or (416) 323-7067. Deadline for
               registration is Thursday April 23 at 6 p.m.
    CONTACT:   Christine Koserski, Canadian Cancer Society, Ontario
               Provincial Office: (416) 323-7030
    URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/April2009/21/c3903.html

    TIME:      11:00 Eastern
    EVENT:     BTB REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUST TO ANNOUNCE 2008 FOURTH
               QUARTER FINANCIAL AND FISCAL YEAR-END RESULTS
    PHONE NO.: Please dial 514-392-9193 in Montréal or 1-866-226-1792 from
               outside
               Montréal.
    NOTES:     The media and all interested parties may attend the call in
               listening mode only.
    CONTACT:   Mr. Mathieu Claise, Optimum Public Relations, (418)
               521-3770; Mr. Michel Léonard, President Chief Executive
               Officer, (514) 286-0188, ext. 228; Mr. Benoît Cyr, C.A.,
               Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer, (514) 286-0188,
               ext. 230
    URL: http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/April2009/16/c2302.html

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