CNW Daybook for Thursday, April 23, 2009



    TORONTO, April 23 /CNW/ - ALL TIMES ARE LOCAL

    
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    <B>NATIONAL</B>

    DATE:      April 23
    EVENT:     AN HISTORIC, CROSS-COUNTRY, ONE-NIGHT MUSIC CELEBRATION,
               HOSTED BY BECEL TO RAISE AWARENESS OF WOMEN AND HEART HEALTH
    CITY:      VARIOUS
    LOCATION:  Various
    NOTES:     Please see URL for specific times and locations.
    CONTACT:   Ontario: Andrea Rosebrugh, (416) 848-1456; Laura Garcia,
               (416) 848-1441; British Columbia: Erin Hochstein, (604)
               638-7452; Alberta/Manitoba/Saskatchewan: Karissa Boley,
               (403) 444-1486; Atlantic Canada: Christianna Williston,
               (902) 420-1860 x229
    URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/April2009/21/c3672.html
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    <B>NOVA SCOTIA</B>

    TIME:      10:30
    EVENT:     QEII FOUNDATION - INNOVATIVE PARTNERSHIP AIMS TO REDUCE
               CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE
    CITY:      HALIFAX
    LOCATION:  Weatherwatch Room, (5th floor, Dickson Building, QEII Health
               Sciences Centre)
    CONTACT:   Steve Jennex, Director of Communications, QEII Foundation,
               (902) 473-5591
    URL: http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/April2009/22/c3828.html
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    <B>PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND</B>

    TIME:      12:00 - 20:00
    EVENT:     PASSPORT CANADA MOBILE PASSPORT UNIT IN SUMMERSIDE
    CITY:      SUMMERSIDE
    LOCATION:  Loyalist Lakeview Resort, 195 Harbour Drive
    CONTACT:   Media enquiries: (819) 934-3837
    URL: http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/April2009/15/c2102.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:      18:30 - 20:00
    EVENT:     CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY TO PRESENT 'UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL' WITH
               NINO RICCI
    CITY:      MONTREAL
    LOCATION:  J.A. De Sève Cinema, J.W. McConnell Building, LB-125, 1400
               De Maisonneuve Blvd. West
    CONTACT:   Lucy Niro, Director, Communications, Advancement and Alumni
               Relations, Concordia University, (514) 848-2424, ext. 4977,
               Cell: (514) 467-4955
    URL: http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/April2009/16/c2170.html
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    <B>ONTARIO</B>

    DATE:      April 22 - April 23
    EVENT:     THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULED COMMITTEE HEARINGS - RETAIL COUNCIL OF
               CANADA AND CANADIAN COUNCIL OF GROCERY DISTRIBUTORS TO
               COMMENT ON SENATE INVESTIGATION OF VISA/MASTERCARD
    CITY:      OTTAWA
    LOCATION:  Room 9, Victoria Building, 140 Wellington Street
    CONTACT:   Mark Beazley, Director, Communications, Retail Council of
               Canada at (416) 922-0553 ext. 228; Krista Pawley, Vice
               President, Communications, Canadian Council of Grocery
               Distributors, (416) 922-6228 ext. 323
    URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/April2009/21/c3458.html

    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:     Keynote Address by Federal Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq.
               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

    TIME:      09:15
    EVENT:     NEWS CONFERENCE - GLOBAL GREEN ENERGY EXPERTS COMMENT ON
               ONTARIO'S GREEN ENERGY ACT
    CITY:      TORONTO
    LOCATION:  Media Studio, Queen's Park, Room 148, Legislative Building
    CONTACT:   Jennifer Foulds, Environmental Defence, (416) 323-9521 ext.
               232, (647) 280-9521 (cell)/
    URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/April2009/21/c3690.html

    TIME:      07:00
    EVENT:     BANK OF CANADA TO RELEASE MONETARY POLICY REPORT
    CITY:      OTTAWA
    LOCATION:  150 Wellington Street
    CONTACT:   Jeremy Harrison, (613) 782-8782
    URL: http://www.cnw.ca/fgov/en/releases/archive/April2009/20/c3097.html

    TIME:      07:45 - 09:00
    EVENT:     CANADIAN FEDERATION FOR THE HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES -
               MARK KINGWELL PRESENTS ON PARLIAMENT HILL THIS WEEK TO A
               SELL-OUT AUDIENCE ON QUESTIONS OF LEADERSHIP
    CITY:      OTTAWA
    LOCATION:  Parliamentary Restaurant, 6th Floor, Centre Block
    CONTACT:   Caitlin Kealey, Manager of Communications, (613) 513-9756
    URL: http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/April2009/21/c3541.html

    TIME:      10:00
    EVENT:     THE CANADIAN SOCIETY FOR MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE HOLDS A
               NEWS CONFERENCE TO CALL ON THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT TO
               PROTECT PATIENT SAFETY IN MEDICAL LABORATORIES
    CITY:      OTTAWA
    LOCATION:  Parliament Hill, Charles Lynch Room
    CONTACT:   Alana Fontaine, (613) 233-8906, Cell: (613) 299-4017
    URL: http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/April2009/22/c4070.html

    TIME:      10:00
    EVENT:     CELESTICA HOLDS 2009 ANNUAL GENERAL SHAREHOLDERS' MEETING
    CITY:      TORONTO
    LOCATION:  Glenn Gould Studio, CBC Building, 250 Front Street West
    CONTACT:   Laurie Flanagan, Celestica Global Communications, (416)
               448-2200; Paul Carpino, Celestica Investor Relations, (416)
               448-2211
    URL:
    http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/February2009/12/c8091.html

    TIME:      11:00
    EVENT:     KINGSWAY FINANCIAL SERVICES INC. ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
    CITY:      TORONTO
    LOCATION:  the Design Exchange, 234 Bay Street
    NOTES:     An audio feed from the Annual General Meeting will be
               webcast live and can be accessed through our website at
               www.kingsway-financial.com or directly at
    http://www.newswire.ca/en/webcast/viewEvent.cgi?eventID=2615800
    CONTACT:   Shelly Gobin, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial
               Officer, Tel: (905) 677-8889
    URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/April2009/07/c8182.html

    TIME:      11:00 - 13:00
    EVENT:     PRESENTATION OF CO-OPERATIVE HOUSING FEDERATION OF CANADA
               EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR NICHOLAS GAZZARD TO THE STANDING
               COMMITTEE ON HUMAN RE

SOURCES, SKILLS AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT AND THE STATUS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES (HUMA) CITY: OTTAWA LOCATION: Centre Block - 253-D CONTACT: Nicholas Gazzard, Executive Director, (613) 230-2201, ext. 230, (613) 293-8913 (cell); Merrilee Robson, Program Manager, Communications, 1-877-533-2667, ext. 122, (778) 227-3864 (cell); David Granovsky, Government Relations Co-ordinator, (613) 290-7687 (cell ) URL: http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/April2009/22/c4231.html TIME: 11:30 - 12:30 EVENT: PRESS CONFERENCE: DEPORTATION TO TORTURE: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE CITY: OTTAWA LOCATION: Room 752, 131 Queen Street Building NOTES: RSVP by April 21: Contact Maria Al-Masani (613) 614-1916, www.maria-al-masani.com/latest_event.html CONTACT: Maria Al-Masani, (613) 614-1916 URL: http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/April2009/21/c3413.html TIME: 12:00 - 20:00 EVENT: PASSPORT CANADA MOBILE PASSPORT UNIT CITY: PETAWAWA LOCATION: Petawawa Civic Centre, 16 Civic Centre Road CONTACT: (819) 934-3837 URL: http://www.cnw.ca/fgov/en/releases/archive/April2009/15/c2104.html TIME: 12:00 - 13:00 EVENT: CONFERENCE BOARD OF CANADA PRESENTATION - THE U.S. ECONOMY FROM A U.S. PERSPECTIVE CITY: OTTAWA LOCATION: The Conference Board of Canada, 255 Smyth Rd. NOTES: Media must register in advance CONTACT: Yvonne Squires, Marketing and Communications Coordinator, (613) 526-3090, ext. 221 URL: http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/April2009/22/c4100.html TIME: 12:00 EVENT: PROTESTORS RALLY FOR PENSION PROTECTIONS AT QUEEN'S PARK CITY: TORONTO LOCATION: Legislative Building, Queen's Park CONTACT: Shannon Devine, (416) 302-1699; John McClyment, (416) 315-3202; or Angelo DiCaro, (416) 606-6311 URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/April2009/22/c4143.html TIME: 14:30 EVENT: PANEL TO ADDRESS FEDERAL UNDERFUNDING OF UNIVERSITY RESEARCH AT CAUT'S NATIONAL COUNCIL MEETING CITY: OTTAWA LOCATION: Adam Room at the Chateau Laurier Hotel CONTACT: Kerry Pither, CAUT's communications officer, (613) 726-5186 URL: http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/April2009/20/c3252.html TIME: 16:00 - 17:00 EVENT: OPPORTUNITY TO INTERVIEW MATTHEW TEITELBAUM AND DAVID LISS PRIOR TO THE PRESENTATION OF THE MOCCA AWARD CITY: TORONTO LOCATION: Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art CONTACT: Fayiaz Chunara, (416) 395-7490 URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/April2009/14/c9225.html TIME: 17:00 EVENT: TRILLIUM GIFT OF LIFE NETWORK LIVING GREEN RIBBON EVENT CITY: TORONTO LOCATION: Queen's Park South Lawn, Legislative Assembly of Ontario, Legislative Building, Queen's Park CONTACT: Carrie Hoto, Trillium Gift of Life Network, (p) (416) 619-2299, (m) (416) 735-0099 URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/April2009/22/c4171.html TIME: 18:30 - 20:30 EVENT: GREEN ENERGY EXPERTS TO SPEAK IN TORONTO - EVENT AT CONVOCATION HALL FEATURES EXPERTS FROM GERMANY AND CANADA CITY: TORONTO LOCATION: Convocation Hall, University of Toronto, 31 Kings College Circle CONTACT: Jennifer Foulds, Environmental Defence, (416) 323-9521 ext. 232, (647) 280-9521 (cell), jfoulds@environmentaldefence.ca URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/April2009/22/c3764.html TIME: 19:00 - 20:00 EVENT: REGISTERED NURSES' ASSOCIATION OF ONTARIO ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OPENING CEREMONIES CITY: MARKHAM LOCATION: Hilton Suites Toronto/Markham Conference Centre, 8500 Warden Ave. NOTES: 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: 19:30 EVENT: PLATINUM CONCERTS INTERNATIONAL PRESENTS THE WORLD-RENOWNED KYIV CHAMBER CHOIR AT CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL CITY: OTTAWA LOCATION: Christ Church Cathedral CONTACT: Ernie McCullough, (416) 292-3407 URL: http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/April2009/08/c8307.html ------------------------------------------------------------------------- <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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------- <B>WEBCAST/CONFERENCE CALL</B> TIME: 07:30 Eastern EVENT: CANADIAN PACIFIC RELEASES ITS FIRST-QUARTER FINANCIAL AND OPERATING RESULTS INTERNET: www.cpr.ca PHONE NO.: 416-644-3417 or toll free 1-800-731-6941 NOTES: Callers should dial in 10 minutes prior to the call; To access the Webcast, click on Investors. CONTACT: Media: Mike LoVecchio, Senior Manager - Media Relations, Canadian Pacific, (778) 772-9636 cell, (416) 814-0948 24/7 Media Pager; Investment Community: Janet Weiss, Assistant Vice President, Investor Relations, Canadian Pacific, Tel.: (403) 319-3591 URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/April2009/01/c6240.html TIME: 09:30 Eastern EVENT: A TELECONFERENCE TO REVIEW SUNCOR'S FIRST QUARTER FINANCIAL RESULTS INTERNET: www.suncor.com/webcasts PHONE NO.: To participate in the teleconference, call toll-free 1-800-732-9307. Those calling from outside of North America should dial +1-416-644-3414. NOTES: An archive of the conference call will be available until May 7, 2009. To access, dial 1-877-289-8525 (pass code: 21301269 followed by the pound sign). Callers from outside North America should dial +1-416-640-1917 (pass code: 21301269 followed by the pound sign). CONTACT: Shawn Davis, (403) 920-8379; Investor inquiries: John Rogers, (403) 269-8670 URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/April2009/16/c2577.html TIME: 10:00 Eastern EVENT: METRO INC. TO RELEASE 2009 SECOND QUARTER RESULTS INTERNET: http://www.metro.ca PHONE NO.: 416-644-3423 or 514-807-8791 NOTES: Listen mode only CONTACT: Roberto Sbrugnera, Senior Director, Treasury, Risks and Investor Relations, Metro Inc., (514) 643-1245 URL: http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/April2009/07/c8040.html TIME: 11:00 Eastern EVENT: VITRAN CONFERENCE CALL AND WEBCAST INTERNET: www.vitran.com PHONE NO.: 1-800-732-1073 or 416-644-3419 CONTACT: Richard Gaetz, President/CEO, Sean Washchuk, VP Finance/CFO, Vitran Corporation Inc., (416) 596-7664 URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/April2009/22/c4107.html TIME: 11:00 Eastern EVENT: HEMISPHERE GPS CONFERENCE CALL AND WEB CAST FOR SHAREHOLDERS, ANALYSTS AND OTHER MEMBERS OF THE INVESTMENT COMMUNITY INTERNET: http://www.hemispheregps.com PHONE NO.: 1-800-590-1817 CONTACT: Cameron Olson, Chief Financial Officer, Hemisphere GPS, (403) 259-3311 URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/April2009/23/c4416.html TIME: 11:00 Eastern EVENT: CANADIAN PACIFIC DISCUSSES ITS FIRST-QUARTER FINANCIAL AND OPERATING RESULTS WITH ANALYSTS AND THE MEDIA INTERNET: www.cpr.ca PHONE NO.: 416-644-3417 or toll free 1-800-731-6941 NOTES: Callers should dial in 10 minutes prior to the call. To access the Webcast, click on Investors. CONTACT: Media: Mike LoVecchio, Senior Manager - Media Relations, Canadian Pacific, (778) 772-9636 cell, (416) 814-0948 24/7 Media Pager; Investment Community: Janet Weiss, Assistant Vice President, Investor Relations, Canadian Pacific, Tel.: (403) 319-3591 URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/March2009/31/c6240.html TIME: 11:00 Eastern EVENT: VITRAN CORPORATION INC. - FIRST QUARTER FINANCIAL RESULTS CONFERENCE CALL AND WEBCAST INTERNET: www.vitran.com, select "Investor Relations" PHONE NO.: 800/732-1073 or 416/644-3419 (International) CONTACT: Richard Gaetz, President, CEO; Sean Washchuk, VP Finance, CFO, Vitran Corporation Inc., (416) 596-7664 URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/April2009/03/c7271.html TIME: 11:00 Eastern EVENT: KINGSWAY FINANCIAL SERVICES INC. ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING INTERNET: www.kingsway-financial.com or http://www.newswire.ca/en/webcast/viewEvent.cgi?eventID=2615800 CONTACT: Shelly Gobin, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Tel: (905) 677-8889 URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/April2009/07/c8182.html TIME: 11:15 Eastern EVENT: BANK OF CANADA TO RELEASE MONETARY POLICY REPORT INTERNET: www.bankofcanada.ca/en/real/index.html CONTACT: Jeremy Harrison, (613) 782-8782 URL: http://www.cnw.ca/fr/releases/archive/April2009/20/c3097.html TIME: 13:00 Eastern EVENT: POTASHCORP HOSTS CONFERENCE CALL INTERNET: www.potashcorp.com PHONE NO.: (412) 317-6040 CONTACT: Investors, Denita Stann, Senior Director, Investor Relations, Phone: (847) 849-4277; Media, Bill Johnson, Director, Public Affairs, Phone: (306) 933-8849 URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/April2009/23/c3465.html -------------------------------------------------------------------------

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