CNW Daybook for Thursday, April 23, 2009



    TORONTO, April 22 /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, PLEASE SEE URL FOR DETAILS
    LOCATION:  Various, please see url for details
    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
    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 PRESENTS '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:     COMMITTEE HEARINGS - RETAIL COUNCIL OF CANADA AND CANADIAN
               COUNCIL OF GROCERY DISTRIBUTORS 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 at (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.)
    CONTACT:   To set up an interview or a photo shoot, please contact:
               Annette Robertson, MAVERICK Public Relations, (416) 640-5525,
               ext. 231
    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:      To arrange an interview, please contact Jennifer Pyne
    LOCATION:  To arrange an interview, please contact Jennifer Pyne
    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:   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:      07:00
    EVENT:     BANK OF CANADA RELEASES 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:     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:      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:      10:00
    EVENT:     CELESTICA 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:      10:00
    EVENT:     THE CANADIAN SOCIETY FOR MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE 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:      11:00 - 13:00
    EVENT:     NICHOLAS GAZZARD MAKES A PRESENTATION TO THE HUMA MEETING ON
               THE FEDERAL CONTRIBUTION TO REDUCING POVERTY IN CANADA
    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:      11:00
    EVENT:     KINGSWAY FINANCIAL SERVICES INC. ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
    CITY:      TORONTO
    LOCATION:  the Design Exchange, 234 Bay Street
    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:      11:30 - 12:30
    EVENT:     PRESS CONFERENCE: DEPORTATION TO TORTURE: PAST, PRESENT AND
               FUTURE
    CITY:      OTTAWA
    LOCATION:  Room 752, 131 Queen Street Building
    CONTACT:   Maria Al-Masani, (613) 614-1916
    URL: http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/April2009/21/c3413.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:      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 - 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:      14:30
    EVENT:     PANEL ADDRESSes 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 SPEAK IN TORONTO
    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)
    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
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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
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    <B>WEBCAST/CONFERENCE CALL</B>

    TIME:      10:00 Eastern
    EVENT:     METRO INC. 2009 SECOND QUARTER RESULTS
    INTERNET:  http://www.metro.ca
    PHONE NO.: (416) 644-3423 or (514) 807-8791
    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:     CANADIAN PACIFIC DISCUSSES ITS FIRST-QUARTER FINANCIAL AND
               OPERATING RESULTS
    INTERNET:  www.cpr.ca
    PHONE NO.: (416) 644-3417 or 1-800-731-6941
    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:      11:00 Eastern
    EVENT:     VITRAN CORPORATION INC. - FIRST QUARTER FINANCIAL RESULTS
               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/April2009/03/c7271.html
         http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/April2009/22/c4107.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 RELEASES 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

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