CNW Daybook for Monday, March 17, 2008



    TORONTO, March 17 /CNW/ - ALL TIMES ARE LOCAL

    
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    <B>QUEBEC</B>

    TIME:      08:45
    EVENT:     MEDIA ADVISORY - INTERNATIONAL FORUM ON THE CREATIVE ECONOMY
    CITY:      GATINEAU
    LOCATION:  Hilton Lac-Leamy
    CONTACT:   Yvonne Squires, Marketing and Communications Coordinator,
               (613) 526-3090, ext. 221
    URL: http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/March2008/13/c3733.html

    TIME:      09:30
    EVENT:     THE HONOURABLE JEAN-PIERRE BLACKBURN WILL MAKE AN
               ANNOUNCEMENT FOR HOMELESS PEOPLE ON MONDAY IN JONQUIERE
    CITY:      JONQUIERE
    LOCATION:  Patro de Jonquière, 2565 Saint-Dominique Street
    CONTACT:   (media only): Pascal Doucet, Media relations coordinator,
               Communications, Service Canada, (514) 982-2384, ext. 2209;
               Media Relations Office, Human Resources and Social
               Development Canada, (819) 994-5559
    URL: http://www.cnw.ca/fgov/en/releases/archive/March2008/14/c4394.html

    TIME:      13:45
    EVENT:     FRSQ AND PFIZER CANADA ANNOUNCE AN IMPORTANT INVESTMENT AND
               AN INNOVATIVE PARTNERSHIP
    CITY:      MONTREAL
    LOCATION:  Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer (IRIC),
               Morris and Rosalind Goodman Agora (located at level LL),
               University of Montreal, Marcelle-Coutu Pavilion, 2950 chemin
               de Polytechnique
    CONTACT:   and RSVP: Nadia Paquet, NATIONAL, Office: (514) 843-2351,
               Cellular: (514) 713-1350
    URL: http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/March2008/13/c3542.html
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    <B>ONTARIO</B>

    DATE:      March 17 - March 18
    EVENT:     THE CONFERENCE BOARD OF CANADA HOSTS HR TRANSFORMATION 2008:
               OPTIMIZING THE STRATEGIC CAPACITY OF HR
    CITY:      TORONTO
    LOCATION:  The Sutton Place Hotel, 955 Bay St
    NOTES:     Media must register in advance - See press release for
               schedule details
    CONTACT:   Yvonne Squires, Marketing and Communications Coordinator,
               (613) 526-3090, ext. 221
    URL: http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/March2008/13/c3611.html

    TIME:      07:15 - 09:00
    EVENT:     QUEEN'S PARK BREAKFAST FOR LAUNCH OF ONTARIO'S NEW
               COLORECTAL SCREENING PROGRAM
    CITY:      TORONTO
    LOCATION:  Legislative Dining Room, Queen's Park (South Basement
               Entrance)
    CONTACT:   Luc Levasseur, Edelman Canada, Tel: (416) 979-1120 ext. 246
    URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/March2008/14/c4204.html

    TIME:      09:30 - 16:00
    EVENT:     'TAP INTO SPRING' AT THE ANNUAL SUGARBUSH MAPLE SYRUP
               FESTIVAL
    CITY:      WOODBRIDGE
    LOCATION:  Kortright Centre for Conservation: 9550 Pine Valley Drive,
               south of Major Mackenzie Drive, west of Highway 400
    CONTACT:   Brown & Cohen Communications & Public Affairs Inc.,
               (416) 484-1132; Rowena Calpito, ext. 4; Wendy Kauffman, ext 3
    URL:
    http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/February2008/13/c9742.html

    TIME:      09:30 - 16:00
    EVENT:     'TAP INTO SPRING' AT THE ANNUAL SUGARBUSH MAPLE SYRUP
               FESTIVAL
    CITY:      STOUFFVILLE
    LOCATION:  Bruce's Mill Conservation Park: south side of Stouffville
               Road, east of Warden Avenue
    CONTACT:   Brown & Cohen Communications & Public Affairs Inc.,
               (416) 484-1132; Rowena Calpito ext. 4; Wendy Kauffman ext 3
    URL:
    http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/February2008/13/c9742.html

    TIME:      09:35
    EVENT:     CHICKEN FARMERS OF ONTARIO HOSTS 2008 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
    CITY:      TORONTO
    LOCATION:  Doubletree International Plaza Hotel, Toronto Airport, 655
               Dixon Road
    CONTACT:   Kirsten Fraser, Cell: (613) 421-1274
    URL: http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/March2008/14/c4409.html

    TIME:      10:00
    EVENT:     ONTARIO LAUNCHES CRIME STOPPERS DVD ON HATE CRIMES
    CITY:      HAMILTON
    LOCATION:  Hamilton Police Service Headquarters
               155 King William Street
               Large Committee Room, 3rd Floor
    CONTACT:   Laura Blondeau, Minister's Office, (416) 325-4973;
               Anthony Brown, Communications Branch, (416) 314-7772
    URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/March2008/14/c4240.html

    TIME:      12:00
    EVENT:     FRENCH AND GERMAN CENTRAL BANK GOVERNORS APPEAR TOGETHER IN
               TORONTO
    CITY:      TORONTO
    LOCATION:  Toronto Board of Trade, 1 First Canadian Place
    CONTACT:   Kevin Putnam, (416) 537-1128
    URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/March2008/13/c3691.html

    TIME:      13:15
    EVENT:     THE FIRST CANADIAN CONFERENCE ON MALE SEXUAL VICTIMIZATION
               PRESENTED BY THE MEN'S PROJECT
    CITY:      TORONTO
    LOCATION:  Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, 123 Queen St. W, at the Civic
               Ballroom
    CONTACT:   Rick Goodwin, MSW RSW Conference Manager, Cell (613) 277-7021
    URL: http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/March2008/14/c4194.html

    TIME:      13:30
    EVENT:     ANNOUNCING MEN OF COURAGE CONFERENCE: THE FIRST CANADIAN
               CONFERENCE ON MALE SEXUAL VICTIMIZATION
    CITY:      TORONTO
    LOCATION:  Hotel Motorcourt by the Child Abuse Survivor Monument
    CONTACT:   Rick Goodwin, MSW RSW Conference Manager, Cell
               (613) 277-7021, (613) 230-6179, ext. 400; Conference details
               and registration: www.themensproject.ca; Media interviews
               available
    URL: http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/March2008/10/c2610.html

    TIME:      14:00
    EVENT:     LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR TO PRESENT 2007 ONTARIO JUNIOR CITIZEN
               OF THE YEAR AWARDS
    CITY:      TORONTO
    LOCATION:  Lieutenant Governor's Suite, Room 131, Legislative Building,
               Queen's Park
    CONTACT:   Nanda Casucci-Byrne, Office of the Lieutenant Governor, Tel.
               (416) 325-7781; Anne Lannan, Ontario Community Newspapers
               Associates, Tel. (905) 639-8720 ext 228
    URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/March2008/14/c4284.html

    TIME:      16:00
    EVENT:     GIFT FROM BMO FINANCIAL GROUP TO ESTABLISH CHAIR IN
               CARDIOLOGY AT SICKKIDS
    CITY:      TORONTO
    LOCATION:  The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), Hollywood Theatre
               (University Avenue entrance), 555 University Avenue
    CONTACT:   Paul Gammal, BMO Financial Group, (416) 867-3996; Katelyn
               Hunter, BMO Financial Group, (416) 867-3996; Lori Abbott,
               SickKids Foundation, (416) 813-8292
    URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/March2008/14/c4165.html
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    <B>BRITISH COLUMBIA</B>

    TIME:      10:30 - 11:45
    EVENT:     VANOC AND CANADA'S SLIDING SPORT ATHLETES INVITE MEDIA TO
               THE WHISTLER SLIDING CENTRE
    CITY:      WHISTLER
    LOCATION:  The Whistler Sliding Centre
    CONTACT:   Media Contacts: Stéphane Delisle, VANOC, (778) 328-1186;
               Chris Dornan, CODA/Canada Sliding Sports, (403) 470-9546
    URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/March2008/14/c4226.html
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    <B>WEBCAST/CONFERENCE CALL</B>

    TIME:      03:25 Mountain
    EVENT:     CANADIAN OIL SANDS TRUST TO PRESENT AT THE FIRSTENERGY/SOCIETE
               GENERALE GLOBAL ENERGY CONFERENCE IN LONDON, ENGLAND
    INTERNET:  http://remotecontrol.jetstreammedia.com/14753
    CONTACT:   Siren Fisekci, Director, Investor Relations, Ph:
               (403) 218-6220
    URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/March2008/12/c2301.html

    TIME:      04:00 Eastern
    EVENT:     SUNCOR ENERGY PRESENTS AT THE FIRSTENERGY OIL SANDS LONDON
               CONFERENCE
    INTERNET:  www.suncor.com/webcasts
    CONTACT:   Brad Bellows, (403) 269-8717
    URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/March2008/10/c9679.html

    TIME:      06:55 Mountain
    EVENT:     WINSTAR RE

SOURCES LTD. TO PRESENT AT THE FIRSTENERGY/SOCIETE GENERALE GLOBAL ENERGY CONFERENCE IN LONDON, ENGLAND INTERNET: http://remotecontrol.jetstreammedia.com/14801 CONTACT: Winstar Resources Ltd., Charles de Mestral, Chief Executive Officer, Ph: (403) 205-3722 URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/March2008/13/c3578.html TIME: 07:20 Eastern EVENT: OPTI CANADA PRESENTS AT THE FIRSTENERGY/SOCIETE GENERALE GLOBAL ENERGY CONFERENCE INTERNET: http://remotecontrol.jetstreammedia.com/14759 CONTACT: Alison Trollope, Investor Relations Manager, (403) 218-4705 URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/March2008/13/c3707.html TIME: 07:30 Mountain EVENT: ENERPLUS RE

SOURCES FUND PRESENTS AT THE FIRSTENERGY/SOCIETE GENERALE GLOBAL ENERGY CONFERENCE INTERNET: http://remotecontrol.jetstreammedia.com/14825 CONTACT: Enerplus Resources Fund, Jo-Anne Caza, Vice President, Investor Relations, Ph: (403) 298-2200 URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/March2008/12/c2300.html TIME: 08:20 Mountain EVENT: PETROMINERALES LTD. PRESENTS AT THE FIRSTENERGY/SOCIETE GENERALE GLOBAL ENERGY CONFERENCE IN LONDON, ENGLAND INTERNET: http://remotecontrol.jetstreammedia.com/14795 CONTACT: Petrominerales Ltd., John D. Wright,, President & CEO, Ph: (403) 750-4400 URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/March2008/12/c2236.html TIME: 08:25 Mountain EVENT: PAN ORIENT ENERGY CORP. TO PRESENT AT THE FIRSTENERGY/SOCIETE GENERALE GLOBAL ENERGY CONFERENCE IN LONDON, ENGLAND INTERNET: http://remotecontrol.jetstreammedia.com/14807 CONTACT: Pan Orient Energy Corp., Jeff Chisholm, President & CEO, Ph: (403) 294-1770 URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/March2008/13/c3583.html TIME: 09:00 Eastern EVENT: CARDIOME ANNOUNCES POSITIVE INTERIM PHASE 2B RESULTS FOR ORAL VERNAKALANT INTERNET: www.cardiome.com PHONE NO.: (416) 340-8010 or 1-866-540-8136 CONTACT: Peter K. Hofman, Senior Director, Investor Relations, (604) 676-6993 or Toll Free: 1-800-330-9928 URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/March2008/17/c4508.html TIME: 09:00 Mountain EVENT: GRAN TIERRA ENERGY INC. PRESENTS AT THE FIRSTENERGY/SOCIETE GENERALE GLOBAL ENERGY CONFERENCE IN LONDON, ENGLAND INTERNET: http://remotecontrol.jetstreammedia.com/14819 CONTACT: Gran Tierra Energy Inc., Al Palombo, Investor Relations, Ph: (212) 554-5488 URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/March2008/12/c2240.html TIME: 09:00 Mountain EVENT: PETROLIFERA PETROLEUM LIMITED 2007 YEAR END RESULTS CONFERENCE CALL INTERNET: http://www.newswire.ca/en/webcast/viewEvent.cgi?eventID=2188560 PHONE NO.: (416) 644-3414 or (800) 733-7560 CONTACT: Richard A Gusella, Executive Chairman, Petrolifera Petroleum Limited, Phone: (403) 538-6201 URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/March2008/14/c3767.html TIME: 10:00 Eastern EVENT: NORTHSTAR HEALTHCARE INC. - CONFERENCE CALL PHONE NO.: (416) 644-3415 or 1-800-732-9307 CONTACT: Philip Koven, Tel: (416) 447-4740 Ext. 235 URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/March2008/13/c3665.html TIME: 10:00 Eastern EVENT: XCEED MORTGAGE FISCAL 2008 FIRST-QUARTER RESULTS CONFERENCE CALL INTERNET: www.newswire.ca and www.xceedmortgage.com PHONE NO.: (416) 644-3416 or 1-800-732-6179 CONTACT: Richard Wertheim, Wertheim + Company Inc., (416) 594-1600, or (416) 518-8479 cell URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/March2008/14/c4217.html TIME: 11:45 GMT EVENT: PETROBANK ENERGY AND RE

SOURCES LTD. TO PRESENT AT THE FIRSTENERGY/SOCIETE GENERALE GLOBAL ENERGY CONFERENCE IN LONDON, ENGLAND INTERNET: http://remotecontrol.jetstreammedia.com/14765 CONTACT: Petrobank Energy and Resources Ltd., John D. Wright, President & CEO, Ph: (403) 750-4400 URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/March2008/12/c2245.html TIME: 11:50 Eastern EVENT: ADDAX PETROLEUM PRESENTS AT FIRSTENERGY / SOCIETE GENERALE GLOBAL ENERGY CONFERENCE INTERNET: http://remotecontrol.jetstreammedia.com/14831 CONTACT: Mr. Patrick Spollen, Investor Relations, Tel.: +41 (0) 22 702 95 47; Mr. Craig Kelly, Investor Relations, Tel.: +41 (0) 22 702 95 68; Ms. Marie-Gabrielle Cajoly, Press Relations, Tel.: +41 (0) 22 702 94 44; Mr. Nick Cowling, Press Relations, Tel.: (416) 934-8011; Mr. James Henderson, Press Relations, Tel.: +44 (0) 20 7743 6673; Mr. Alisdair Haythornthwaite, Press Relations, Tel.: +44 (0) 20 7743 6676 URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/March2008/10/c2455.html TIME: 14:00 Mountain EVENT: ENSIGN ENERGY SERVICES INC. HOSTS A CONFERENCE CALL AND WEBCAST TO DISCUSS ITS FOURTH QUARTER 2007 EARNINGS INTERNET: www.ensignenergy.com PHONE NO.: 1-800-732-9303 CONTACT: Mr. Bruce Moyes, Vice President Finance, Telephone: (403) 262-1361 URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/March2008/14/c4390.html -------------------------------------------------------------------------

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