CNW Daybook for Thursday, February 12, 2009



    TORONTO, Feb. 12 /CNW/ - ALL TIMES ARE LOCAL

    
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    <B>NATIONAL</B>

    TIME:      18:00
    EVENT:     VANOC AND ITS PARTNERS INVITE EVERYONE ACROSS CANADA TO MAKE
               SOME NOISE TO HELP CELEBRATE THE COUNTDOWN TO CANADA'S GAMES
               IN 2010
    CITY:      NUMEROUS COMMUNITIES ACROSS CANADA
    LOCATION:  numerous communities across Canada
    NOTES:     For information about events hosted by VANOC's government
               partners and sponsors: Please contact the respective
               municipal or provincial government authority or tourism
               organization, or the federal department of Canadian Heritage
    CONTACT:   VANOC Media Relations, (604) 403-1611
    URL:
    http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/February2009/10/c7027.html
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    <B>QUEBEC</B>

    TIME:      12:00 - 14:00
    EVENT:     SOLIDARITY FUND QFL - LEGER MARKETING REVEALS THE RESULTS OF
               A SURVEY ON THE SAVINGS INTENTIONS OF QUEBECERS IN THIS
               ECONOMIC CLIMATE
    CITY:      MONTREAL
    LOCATION:  Solidarity Fund QFL, 545 Crémazie Blvd. East, Room:
               Gustave-Francq (17th Floor)
    CONTACT:   Josée Lagacé, Senior Advisor, Press Relations and
               Communications, Fonds de solidarité FTQ, (514) 850-4835
    URL: http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/February2009/09/c6709.html
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    <B>ONTARIO</B>

    DATE:      February 2 - February 14
    EVENT:     THE HEART AND STROKE FOUNDATION TAKES OVER THE TORONTO EATON
               CENTRE DURING FEBRUARY, HEART MONTH
    CITY:      TORONTO
    LOCATION:  Toronto Eaton Centre - at Trinity Way (upper level, North
               end), Albert's Way (middle Level, middle of the mall), and
               Gap Court (lower level, North end)
    CONTACT:   Stacy O'Rourke, Heart and Stroke Foundation, (416) 937-5307
    URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/January2009/29/c3777.html

    DATE:      February 7 - February 15
    EVENT:     CANADA'S WONDERLAND AUDITION TOUR
    CITY:      VAUGHAN
    LOCATION:  Please see URL for further details
    CONTACT:   Dineen Beaven, (905) 832-7482; Russ Montague, (905) 832-7486
    URL: http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/February2009/04/c5193.html

    DATE:      February 12 - February 13
    EVENT:     THE ACCOUNTING STANDARDS BOARD OVERSIGHT COUNCIL (ACSOC)
               MEETING
    CITY:      TORONTO
    LOCATION:  Park Hyatt Toronto, 4 Avenue Road, Hazelton Room
    CONTACT:   Lisa Pretty, Manager, Communications, Standards at
               (416) 204-3482
    URL:
    http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/February2009/10/c7150.html

    TIME:      06:00 - 09:00
    EVENT:     BREAKFAST CLUBS OF CANADA "TASTE FOR LEARNING" CAMPAIGN
    CITY:      TORONTO
    LOCATION:  Yonge/Dundas Square
    CONTACT:   The PR Department at (416) 535-3939
    URL:
    http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/February2009/10/c7324.html

    TIME:      08:00 - 15:30
    EVENT:     WORLD VISION YOUTH EMPOWERED LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
    CITY:      OTTAWA
    LOCATION:  Embassy West Hotel & Conference Centre, 1400 Carling Avenue
    CONTACT:   Karen Flores, (905) 565-6200 ext. 3497, (416) 277-5563
               (cell); Corina Chevalier, (905) 565-6200 ext. 3899
    URL:
    http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/February2009/11/c7246.html

    TIME:      10:00
    EVENT:     25 IN 5 RELEASES "A BLUEPRINT FOR ECONOMIC STIMULUS AND
               POVERTY REDUCTION IN ONTARIO"
    CITY:      TORONTO
    LOCATION:  Queen's Park Media Studio
    CONTACT:   Trish Hennessy, (416) 525-4927
    URL: http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/February2009/10/c7202.html

    TIME:      10:00
    EVENT:     TABLING OF REPORTS BY THE AUDITOR GENERAL OF CANADA AND THE
               PRIVACY COMMISSIONER OF CANADA
    CITY:      OTTAWA
    LOCATION:  National Press Theatre, 150 Wellington Street
    CONTACT:   Sophie Nadeau; Ghislain Desjardins, Office of the Auditor
               General of Canada, (613) 952-0213, extension 6292;
               Anne-Marie Hayden, Office of the Privacy
               Commissioner of Canada, (613) 995-0103
    URL: http://www.cnw.ca/fgov/en/releases/archive/January2009/30/c4261.html

    TIME:      12:00 - 13:00
    EVENT:     TORTURE, RACE & CANADA-US RELATIONS - KHADR IS JUST THE
               FIRST OF MANY CASES
    CITY:      OTTAWA
    LOCATION:  Parliament Hill, Room 214 Wellington Building
    CONTACT:   Maria Al-Masani, (613) 614-1916
    URL: http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/February2009/09/c6527.html

    TIME:      13:00
    EVENT:     CANADIAN BLOOD SERVICES - LAUNCH OF AN INNOVATIVE NEW SYSTEM
               THAT WILL INCREASE LIVE ORGAN DONATION RATES IN CANADA
    CITY:      OTTAWA
    LOCATION:  Canadian Blood Services Head Office, 1800 Alta Vista Drive
    CONTACT:   Joel Baglole, Canadian Blood Services, (613) 739-2538;
               Allison Neill, The Ottawa Hospital, (613) 737-8899 ext.
               70271; Linda Domenichini, University Health Network,
               (416) 340-4800 ext. 6309
    URL: http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/February2009/10/c7075.html

    TIME:      14:00 - 16:00
    EVENT:     THE NATIONAL ABORIGINAL HEALTH ORGANIZATION IS CELEBRATING
               BIRTH
    CITY:      OTTAWA
    LOCATION:  Sheraton Ottawa Hotel, 150 Albert Street (Penthouse (17th
               floor))
    CONTACT:   Colleen Patterson, Communications Officer, (613) 237-9462
               ext. 559, Toll Free: 1-877-602-4445 ext. 559, Cell:
               (613) 863-9001
    URL: http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/February2009/11/c7749.html

    TIME:      17:30
    EVENT:     SCOTIABANK WILL BE HOSTING AN INFORMATION SEMINAR ON THE
               TFSA FEATURING NOTED FINANCIAL AUTHOR GORDON PAPE
    CITY:      TORONTO
    LOCATION:  Park Hyatt Toronto, 4 Avenue Road, Toronto, ON, M5R 2E8,
               Queens Park Ballroom, Main Floor
    CONTACT:   Paula Cufre, Scotiabank Public Affairs, (416) 933-1093
    URL:
    http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/February2009/10/c6791.html

    TIME:      19:00 - 20:00
    EVENT:     TEAM NORTH HOLDS RECEPTIONS TO PROMOTE INNOVATIVE
               SOLAR-POWERED HOME
    CITY:      CAMBRIDGE
    LOCATION:  UW school of architecture, 7 Melville St. S.
    CONTACT:   Maun Demchenko, Director of Public Relations, Team North,
               (519) 841-0965; John Morris, UW media relations,
               (519) 888-4435
    URL:
    http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/February2009/10/c7236.html

    TIME:      19:00
    EVENT:     RIDEAU INSTITUTE - FORMER PRIME MINISTER JOE CLARK TO
               DISCUSS OBAMA AND CANADIAN FOREIGN POLICY
    CITY:      OTTAWA
    LOCATION:  Rideau Institute Second Annual Gala Dinner, Rideau Room,
               Sheraton Hotel Ottawa, 150 Albert Street
    CONTACT:   Anthony Salloum, Program Director, (613) 565-9449 (office),
               (613) 724-1070 (cell)
    URL: http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/February2009/11/c7773.html
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    <B>BRITISH COLUMBIA</B>

    TIME:      06:30 - 07:15
    EVENT:     INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITY WITH MICHAEL CHAMBERS, COC PRESIDENT
    CITY:      WHISTLER
    LOCATION:  La Bocca restaurant, 4232 Whistler Village Square
    CONTACT:   Isabelle Hodge, Manager, Media Relations, Canadian Olympic
               Committee, Phone: (416) 324-4122, Cell: (416) 806-4342;
               Sylvie Bigras, Press Chief, Canadian Olympic Committee,
               Cell: (613) 298-1625
    URL:
    http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/February2009/06/c6406.html

    TIME:      08:00 - 09:00
    EVENT:     PUBLIC UNVEILING OF THE TORCH DESIGN AND TORCHBEARER UNIFORM
               FOR THE 2010 OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES TORCH RELAY
    CITY:      WHISTLER
    LOCATION:  Village Square
    CONTACT:   VANOC Media Relations, (604) 403-1611
    URL:
    http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/February2009/10/c7027.html

    TIME:      13:30
    EVENT:     SAVETHEFIREWORKS.CA HOSTS EXCLUSIVE MEDIA EVENT ON THE
               CELEBRATION OF LIGHT BARGE
    CITY:      VANCOUVER
    LOCATION:  Water taxi meeting location: 89 Rogers Street
    CONTACT:   Patrick Postrehovsky, (604) 916-2718
    URL: http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/February2009/09/c6623.html

    TIME:      14:00 - 14:40
    EVENT:     DISTRICT OF WEST VANCOUVER MAYOR PAMELA GOLDSMITH-JONES AND
               WEST VANCOUVER 2010 MANAGING DIRECTOR ROB WHITTLE OUTLINE A
               FEW OF WEST VANCOUVER'S CELEBRATION, COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
               AND LEGACY PLANS FOR THE UPCOMING YEAR. VANOC SPEAK ON WEST
               VANCOUVER'S ROLE WITHIN THE GAMES
    CITY:      WEST VANCOUVER
    LOCATION:  Spirit Square, adjacent to the great lawn at the West
               Vancouver Community Centre, 2121 Marine Drive
    CONTACT:   Priscilla Sharun, (778) 928-5818
    URL:
    http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/February2009/10/c7437.html

    TIME:      14:45 - 15:00
    EVENT:     MEDIA Q & A SESSION REGARDING VANCOUVER 2010 OLYMPICS
    CITY:      WEST VANCOUVER
    LOCATION:  West Vancouver Seniors' Centre Atrium
    CONTACT:   Priscilla Sharun, (778) 928-5818,
               psharun@westvancouver2010.ca
    URL:
    http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/February2009/10/c7437.html

    TIME:      16:00
    EVENT:     INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITY WITH MICHAEL CHAMBERS, COC PRESIDENT
    CITY:      RICHMOND
    LOCATION:  Anneau olympique de Richmond, 6111 River Road
    CONTACT:   Isabelle Hodge, Manager, Media Relations, Canadian Olympic
               Committee, Phone: (416) 324-4122, Cell: (416) 806-4342;
               Sylvie Bigras, Press Chief, Canadian Olympic Committee,
               Cell: (613) 298-1625
    URL:
    http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/February2009/06/c6406.html

    TIME:      17:00 - 18:00
    EVENT:     THE COUNTDOWN 2010 OFFICIAL CELEBRATION PRESENTED BY THE
               GOVERNMENT OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
    CITY:      RICHMOND
    LOCATION:  Richmond Olympic Oval, 6111 River Road
    CONTACT:   VANOC Media Relations, (604) 403-1611
    URL:
    http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/February2009/10/c7027.html

    TIME:      19:30
    EVENT:     ONE-YEAR COUNTDOWN CELEBRATION, FEATURING SARAH MCLACHLAN
    CITY:      VANCOUVER
    LOCATION:  Queen Elizabeth Theatre
    CONTACT:   VANOC Media Relations, (604) 403-1611
    URL:
    http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/February2009/10/c7027.html
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    <B>WEBCAST/CONFERENCE CALL</B>

    TIME:      08:00 Eastern
    EVENT:     REDKNEE SOLUTIONS INC. FIRST QUARTER RESULTS CONFERENCE CALL
    PHONE NO.: (416) 644-3423 or (800) 589-8577 or 00 800 2288 3501
    CONTACT:   Redknee Solutions Inc., Lucas Skoczkowski, Chief Executive
               Officer, Colley Clarke, Chief Financial Officer, Tel: (905)
               625-2622; Buchanan Communications, Jeremy Garcia, Simon
               Gold, Tel: +44 (0) 20 7466 5000; Canaccord Adams, Neil
               Johnson, Ryan Gaffney, Tel: +44 (0) 20 7050 6500
    URL:
    http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/February2009/10/c6926.html

    TIME:      09:00 Eastern
    EVENT:     SUN LIFE FINANCIAL INC. EARNINGS CONFERENCE CALL
    PHONE NO.: 416-644-3416
               Toll Free (North America): 1-800-732-9307
               America) and entering
    CONTACT:   Media Relations Contact: Steve Kee, AVP, Communications,
               Tel: (416) 979-6237; Investor Relations Contact: Paul
               Petrelli, Vice-President, Investor Relations, Tel: (416)
               204-8163
    URL:
    http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/February2009/05/c5554.html

    TIME:      11:00 Eastern
    EVENT:     VECIMA FISCAL 2009 Q2 EARNINGS CALL
    INTERNET:  http://www.vecima.com/events_ir.php
    PHONE NO.: 866-271-0675 or 617-213-8892 and enter the code 69685997
    CONTACT:   Alan Brick, (250) 881-1982
    URL:
    http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/February2009/05/c6145.html

    TIME:      11:00 Eastern
    EVENT:     JIM FOOTE, CN'S EXECUTIVE VICE-PRESIDENT, SALES AND
               MARKETING, WILL ADDRESS THE BB&T CAPITAL MARKETS
               TRANSPORTATION SERVICES CONFERENCE
    INTERNET:  www.cn.ca/investors
    CONTACT:   Media: Bryan Tucker, Senior Manager, Public Affairs and
               Media Relations, (514) 399-6450; Investment Community:
               Robert Noorigian, Vice-President, Investor Relations, (514)
               399-0052
    URL: http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/February2009/06/c6325.html

    TIME:      11:00 Mountain
    EVENT:     ENCANA CONFERENCE CALL AND WEBCAST ON YEAR-END AND FOURTH
               QUARTER 2008 RESULTS
    INTERNET:  www.encana.com
    PHONE NO.: (800) 731-5319 or (416) 644-3422
    CONTACT:   EnCana Corporate Communications, Investor contact: Paul
               Gagne, Vice-President, Investor Relations, (403) 645-4737;
               Susan Grey, Manager, Investor Relations, (403) 645-4751;
               Ryder McRitchie, Manager, Investor Relations, (403)
               645-2007; Media contact: Alan Boras, Manager, Media
               Relations, (403) 645-4747
    URL:
    http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/February2009/03/c5155.html

    TIME:      11:30 Eastern
    EVENT:     CANACCORD CAPITAL INC. RELEASES ITS THIRD QUARTER FISCAL
               2009 EARNINGS AND SUPPLEMENTARY FINANCIAL INFORMATION.
    INTERNET:  www.canaccord.com/investor/webcast
    PHONE NO.: 416-644-3418 (within Toronto); 1-800-731-6941 (toll free
               outside of Toronto); 00-800-2288-3501 (toll free from the
               United Kingdom)
    CONTACT:   North America Media: Scott Davidson, Managing Director,
               Global Head of Marketing & Communications, Phone: (416)
               869-3875; For investor relations inquiries contact:
               Katherine Young, Vice President, Investor Relations, Phone:
               (416) 869-7292; London Media: Bobby Morse or Ben Willey,
               Buchanan Communications (London), Phone: +44 (0) 207 466
               5000; Nominated Adviser and Broker: Marc Milmo or Dugald J.
               Carlean, Fox-Pitt, Kelton Limited, Phone: +44 (0) 207 663
               6000
    URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/January2009/30/c3798.html

    TIME:      13:00 Eastern
    EVENT:     ORBIT GARANT DRILLING INC. 2009 SECOND QUARTER FINANCIAL
               RESULTS CONFERENCE CALL
    INTERNET:
    http://www.newswire.ca/en/webcast/viewEvent.cgi?eventID=2534180
    PHONE NO.: 416-644-3420 or 800-732-9303
    CONTACT:   Eric Alexandre, President and Chief Operating Officer, (819)
               824-2707 Ext. 233; Derek Henderson, Investor Relations,
               (416) 447-4740 Ext. 232
    URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/January2009/29/c3561.html

    TIME:      14:00 Eastern
    EVENT:     MANULIFE FINANCIAL CORPORATION FOURTH QUARTER AND YEAR END
               FINANCIAL RESULTS WEBCAST AND CONFERENCE CALL
    INTERNET:  www.manulife.com/QuarterlyReports
    CONTACT:   Media Inquiries: Laurie Lupton, (416) 852-7792; Investor
               Relations: Amir Gorgi, 1-800-795-9767
    URL:
    http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/February2009/03/c5134.html

    TIME:      15:00 Eastern
    EVENT:     GREAT-WEST LIFECO FOURTH QUARTER 2008 RESULTS CONFERENCE
               CALL AND AUDIO WEBCAST
    INTERNET:
    http://www.greatwestlifeco.com/english/presentations/12_02_09.html
    PHONE NO.: Participants in the Toronto area: 416-340-2220;
               Participants from North America: 1-866-226-1798;
               Participants from Overseas: Dial international access code
               first, then 800-2787-2090
    CONTACT:   Marlene Klassen, APR, Assistant Vice-President,
               Communication Services, (204) 946-7705
    URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/January2009/22/c9829.html

    TIME:      15:30 Eastern
    EVENT:     ANALYST CONFERENCE CALL - SHOPPERS DRUG MART CORPORATION
    INTERNET:  www.shoppersdrugmart.ca
    PHONE NO.: 416-641-6114 from within the Toronto area, or 1-866-696-5895
               outside of Toronto.
    CONTACT:   Media Contact: Tammy Smitham, Director, Communications &
               Corporate Affairs, (416) 490-2892, or
               corporateaffairs@shoppersdrugmart.ca, (416) 493-1220,
               ext. 5500; Investor Relations: (416) 493-1220, ext. 5678,
               investorrelations@shoppersdrugmart.ca
    URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/January2009/15/c7772.html

    TIME:      16:00 Eastern
    EVENT:     AXIA NETMEDIA CORPORATION: Q2FY09 RESULTS AND INVESTOR
               CONFERENCE CALL
    INTERNET:
    http://www.newswire.ca/en/webcast/viewEvent.cgi?eventID=2536380
    PHONE NO.: (416) 644-3421
    CONTACT:   Dawn Tinling, VP, Investor Relations and Communications,
               Axia NetMedia Corporation, (403) 538-4074
    URL:
    http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/February2009/06/c6351.html

    TIME:      16:00 Eastern
    EVENT:     AXIA NETMEDIA CORPORATION CONFERENCE CALL
    INTERNET:
    http://www.newswire.ca/en/webcast/viewEvent.cgi?eventID=2536380
    PHONE NO.: (416) 644-3421 or 1-800-732-0232
    CONTACT:   Dawn Tinling, VP, Investor Relations and Communications,
               Axia NetMedia Corporation, (403) 538-4074
    URL:
    http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/February2009/11/c7797.html

    TIME:      16:30 Eastern
    EVENT:     CANADIAN TIRE CORPORATION 2008 FOURTH QUARTER/YEAR-END
               RESULTS - CONFERENCE CALL
    PHONE NO.: 1-888-241-0394 (Conference Call ID #83163164)
    CONTACT:   Lisa Gibson, (416) 544-7655
    URL:
    http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/February2009/09/c6911.html
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    <B>USA</B>

    TIME:      07:20 Eastern
    EVENT:     BALLARD TO PRESENT AT DEUTSCHE BANK 2009 SMALL AND MID CAP
               CONFERENCE
    CITY:      NAPLES, FL
    LOCATION:  Deutsche Bank 2009 Small and Mid Cap Conference
    CONTACT:   Amy Harada Bradley at telephone number (604) 412-7913 or on
               e-mail amy.harada@ballard.com
    URL:
    http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/February2009/05/c5991.html

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