CNW Weekly Look-Ahead Calendar from Saturday, January 31 to Friday, February 6, 2009



    TORONTO, Jan. 30 /CNW/ - ALL TIMES ARE LOCAL

    
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    <B>QUEBEC</B>

    DATE:      January 29 - February 2
    EVENT:     10TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BOAT AND WATER SPORTS SHOW
    CITY:      MONTREAL
    LOCATION:  Place Bonaventure
    CONTACT:   Marie-Claude Leroux, Morin Relations Publiques, (514)289-8688,
               ext. 224, Cell: (514) 705-5897; Rosalie Lemelin, Morin
               Relations Publiques, (514) 289-8688, ext. 231, Cell: (514)
               475-5161
    URL: http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/January2009/28/c3654.html
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    <B>ONTARIO</B>

    DATE:      December 6 - January 31
    EVENT:     EXHIBITION: MIKE DISFARMER - VINTAGE PRINTS
    CITY:      TORONTO
    LOCATION:  Stephen Bulger Gallery, 1026 Queen Street West
    CONTACT:   Stephen Bulger Gallery, (416) 504-0575
    URL:
    http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/December2008/09/c4742.html

    TIME:      19:00
    EVENT:     TOP MUSICAL ACTS AND CELEBRITY GUESTS APPEAR AT
               ZACKTAYLOR.CA'S WINTER BASH 2009
    CITY:      TORONTO
    LOCATION:  Lee's Palace, 529 Bloor Street West
    CONTACT:   www.zacktaylor.ca
    URL: http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/January2009/26/c2090.html
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    <B>USA</B>

    DATE:      January 29 - January 31
    EVENT:     PAUL HAGGIS SPEAKS AT HISTORY MAKERS INTERNATIONAL SUMMIT
    CITY:      NEW YORK
    LOCATION:  Marriott Downtown
    CONTACT:   Nuria Bronfman, (416) 434-7431
    URL:
    http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/November2008/26/c4177.html

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    <B>QUEBEC</B>

    DATE:      January 29 - February 2
    EVENT:     10TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BOAT AND WATER SPORTS SHOW
    CITY:      MONTREAL
    LOCATION:  Place Bonaventure
    CONTACT:   Marie-Claude Leroux, Morin Relations Publiques, (514)289-8688,
               ext. 224, Cell: (514) 705-5897; Rosalie Lemelin, Morin
               Relations Publiques, (514) 289-8688, ext. 231, Cell: (514)
               475-5161
    URL: http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/January2009/28/c3654.html
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    <B>ONTARIO</B>

    TIME:      10:00
    EVENT:     ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE TAKE ONTARIANS BACK IN TIME DURING
               HISTORIC COMMEMORATIVE PATROL
    CITY:      HEARST
    LOCATION:  Knights of Columbus Hall, 75 - 9th Street
    CONTACT:   Sgt. Pierre Chamberland, OPP Media Relations Section, Phone:
               (705) 329-6878
    URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/January2009/26/c2732.html
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    <B>ALBERTA</B>

    TIME:      11:30 - 13:00
    EVENT:     MEOW FOUNDATION PRESENTS SWEETHEARTS ON PURRADE
    CITY:      CALGARY
    LOCATION:  Northland Village Mall - 5111 Northland Drive NW (Next to
               Please Mum Clothing)
    CONTACT:   Kelly Hyde-Wein, President and Media Spokesperson, MEOW
               Foundation, Cell: (403) 829-8382
    URL: http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/January2009/29/c3872.html

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    <B>QUEBEC</B>

    DATE:      January 29 - February 2
    EVENT:     10TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BOAT AND WATER SPORTS SHOW
    CITY:      MONTREAL
    LOCATION:  Place Bonaventure
    CONTACT:   Marie-Claude Leroux, Morin Relations Publiques, (514)
               289-8688, ext. 224, Cell: (514) 705-5897; Rosalie Lemelin,
               Morin Relations Publiques, (514) 289-8688, ext. 231, Cell:
               (514) 475-5161
    URL: http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/January2009/28/c3654.html

    TIME:      10:30
    EVENT:     ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE DE MONTREAL - RENEWAL OF NSERC
               ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN ENGINEERING CHAIR
    CITY:      MONTREAL
    LOCATION:  Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal, Galerie Rolland, 6th floor,
               Main Building, 2500 Chemin de Polytechnique Boulevard,
               Université de Montréal campus, (Parking available at Lassonde
               Building)
    NOTES:     Professor Stuart will be available at 9:30 for interviews and
               to answer any questions the media may have.
    CONTACT:   Annie Touchette, Communications and Recruitment, Office, Ecole
               Polytechnique de Montréal, (514) 340-4711, poste 4415,
               Cellulaire: (514) 231-8133; Andrée Peltier, Relations
               publiques Andrée Peltier inc., (514) 846-0003, Cell: (514)
               944-8689
    URL: http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/January2009/28/c3419.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

    TIME:      09:15
    EVENT:     CAPITAL ONE LAUNCHES NEW PROGRAM FOR KIDS
    CITY:      THORNCLIFFE
    LOCATION:  Thorncliffe Park Elementary School, Main Gymnasium,
               80 Thorncliffe Park Drive
    NOTES:     (Parking is available on the North side of the school)
    CONTACT:   Laurel Ostfield, (416) 549-2753
    URL: http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/January2009/29/c4018.html
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    <B>WEBCAST/CONFERENCE CALL</B>

    TIME:      14:00 Eastern
    EVENT:     ABITIBIBOWATER PRESENTS AT 2009 J.P. MORGAN GLOBAL HIGH YIELD
               AND LEVERAGED FINANCE CONFERENCE
    INTERNET:  www.abitibibowater.com
    CONTACT:   Investors: Duane Owens, Vice President, Finance, (864)282-9488
    URL: http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/January2009/27/c3165.html
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    <B>USA</B>

    TIME:      16:30 - 18:30 Eastern
    EVENT:     MEDICAGO ANNOUNCES POSTER PRESENTATION AT THE IDSA SEASONAL
               AND PANDEMIC INFLUENZA 2009 MEETING
    CITY:      WASHINGTON, DC
    LOCATION:  The Ritz-Carlton, Salon 1
    CONTACT:   Medicago, Inc., Andy Sheldon, President and CEO, (418)
               658-9393; Medicago, Inc., Arianna Vanin, Director, Investor
               Relations & Communications, (514) 796-3993
    URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/January2009/27/c2916.html

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    TIME:      09:00 - 17:00
    EVENT:     ORDRE DES CONSEILLERS EN RES

SOURCES HUMAINES AGREES - SEMINAR ON THE ECONOMIC CRISIS AND THE KEY ROLE HR PROFESSIONALS CAN PLAY CITY: MONTREAL LOCATION: Hyatt Regency Hotel, 1255, rue Jeanne-Mance Montréal - Grand Salon ABC CONTACT: and accreditation: Caroline Soulas, Coordinator, Event organization and communications, (514) 879-1636, ext. 224, Cell phone: (514) 941-1989, February 3 only URL: http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/January2009/28/c3386.html TIME: 12:00 - 14:00 EVENT: MONTREAL ECONOMIC INSTITUTE - THE PRIVATIZATION OF HYDRO-QUEBEC: A

SOURCE OF WEALTH FOR QUEBEC'S POPULATION CITY: MONTREAL LOCATION: Omni Mont-Royal Hotel (Salon Printemps), 1050 Sherbrooke Street West CONTACT: André Valiquette, Director of communications, Montreal Economic Institute, (514) 273-0969 (office), (514) 574-0969 (cell) URL: http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/January2009/30/c4199.html ------------------------------------------------------------------------- <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 3 - February 4 EVENT: 2009 PUBLIC SECTOR HUMAN RE

SOURCES: TALENT, LEADERSHIP, AND PERFORMANCE, HOSTED BY THE CONFERENCE BOARD OF CANADA CITY: OTTAWA LOCATION: Crowne Plaza Ottawa Hotel, 101 Lyon Street NOTES: Visit the URL below for a more detailed schedule. Media must register in advance. CONTACT: or media accreditation: Yvonne Squires, Marketing and Communications Coordinator, (613) 526-3090, ext. 221 URL: http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/January2009/30/c4237.html TIME: 08:30 - 16:00 EVENT: CANADIAN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY COUNCIL RELEASES RESEARCH PAPER ON INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY REFORM CITY: TORONTO LOCATION: Toronto Board of Trade, 1 First Canadian Place CONTACT: Kathryn Anderson, Director, Communications, Canadian Chamber of Commerce, (613) 238-4000, ext.231, Cell: (613) 797-1860 URL: http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/January2009/29/c3944.html TIME: 11:00 EVENT: ANISHINABEK NATION GRAND COUNCIL CHIEF JOHN BEAUCAGE ANNOUNCES CHANGE TO THE ASSEMBLY OF FIRST NATIONS CITY: OTTAWA LOCATION: National Press Theatre, 150 Wellington Street CONTACT: Marci Becking, Communications Officer, Union of Ontario Indians, (705) 497-9127 (Ext. 2290); Bob Goulais, Chief of Staff & Executive Assistant to the Grand Council Chief, Cell: (705) 498-5250 URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/January2009/30/c4235.html TIME: 14:30 - 16:00 EVENT: IMPROVING ACCESS TO FAMILY HEALTH CARE AND EMERGENCY ROOM PERFORMANCE TECHNICAL BRIEFING CITY: KITCHENER LOCATION: The Village of Winston Park, Retirement Home - Sweeney Room - Main Floor, 695 Block Line Road CONTACT: Andrew Morrison, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, (416) 314-6197 URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/January2009/30/c4244.html ------------------------------------------------------------------------- <B>BRITISH COLUMBIA</B> TIME: 10:30 - 11:40 EVENT: WORLD VISION VANCOUVER CAMPAIGN FOR CHILDREN LAUNCH EVENT CITY: VANCOUVER LOCATION: Vancouver Technical Secondary School, 2600 East Broadway CONTACT: Jessica Parker, (905) 565-6200 ext. 2152, (416) 881-0732(cell) URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/January2009/26/c2648.html ------------------------------------------------------------------------- <B>WEBCAST/CONFERENCE CALL</B> TIME: 08:30 Eastern EVENT: ABSOLUTE SOFTWARE CONFERENCE CALL FOR FISCAL 2009 SECOND QUARTER FINANCIAL RESULTS INTERNET: www.absolute.com PHONE NO.: (416) 644-3414 or 1-800-733-7560 CONTACT: Rob Chase, Chief Financial Officer, Absolute Software, (604) 628-5119; Dave Mason, Investor Relations, The Equicom Group Inc., (416) 815-0700 x237 URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/January2009/20/c9119.html TIME: 09:30 Eastern EVENT: BELL ALIANT 2008 FOURTH QUARTER RESULTS AND 2009 GUIDANCE CONFERENCE CALL INTERNET: www.bell.aliant.ca PHONE NO.: (866) 299-6657 or (416) 641-6121 CONTACT: Media Relations: Alyson Queen, (866) 696-6700; Investor Relations: Zeda Redden, (877) 487-5726 URL: http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/January2009/09/c6281.html TIME: 14:30 - 16:00 Eastern EVENT: TEELCONFERENCE - IMPROVING ACCESS TO FAMILY HEALTH CARE AND EMERGENCY ROOM PERFORMANCE TECHNICAL BRIEFING PHONE NO.: 1-866-440-8941, Passcode: 7369254 followed by the number sign CONTACT: Andrew Morrison, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, (416) 314-6197 URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/January2009/30/c4244.html TIME: 16:00 Eastern EVENT: A&W FOURTH QUARTER 2008 RESULTS CONFERENCE CALL PHONE NO.: 1-800-731-6941 or (416) 644-3415 CONTACT: Don Leslie, Chief Financial Officer, A&W Food Services of Canada Inc., (604) 988-2141 URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/January2009/26/c2798.html ------------------------------------------------------------------------- W E D N E S D A Y, F E B R U A R Y 4 ------------------------------------------------------------------------- <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 3 - February 4 EVENT: 2009 PUBLIC SECTOR HUMAN RE

SOURCES: TALENT, LEADERSHIP, AND PERFORMANCE, HOSTED BY THE CONFERENCE BOARD OF CANADA CITY: OTTAWA LOCATION: Crowne Plaza Ottawa Hotel, 101 Lyon Street NOTES: Visit the URL below for a more detailed schedule. Media must register in advance. CONTACT: or media accreditation: Yvonne Squires, Marketing and Communications Coordinator, (613) 526-3090, ext. 221 URL: http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/January2009/30/c4237.html TIME: 10:00 - 12:00 EVENT: MISSISSAUGA HALTON LOCAL HEALTH INTEGRATION NETWORK TECHNICAL BRIEFING ON THE ONTARIO GOVERNMENT'S PLAN TO IMPROVE ACCESS TO FAMILY HEALTH CARE AND EMERGENCY ROOM PERFORMANCE CITY: OAKVILLE LOCATION: Mississauga Halton LHIN, 700 Dorval Drive, Suite 500, Main Boardroom CONTACT: Andrew Morrison, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, (416) 314-6197 URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/January2009/30/c4133.html TIME: 13:00 EVENT: SOUTH EAST LOCAL HEALTH INTEGRATION NETWORK - IMPROVING ACCESS TO FAMILY HEALTH CARE AND EMERGENCY ROOM PERFORMANCE TECHNICAL BRIEFING CITY: KINGSTON LOCATION: TJ Plunkett Boardroom, SE Community Care Access Centre, 1471 John Counter Boulevard CONTACT: Andrew Morrison, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, (416) 314-619 URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/January2009/30/c4130.html ------------------------------------------------------------------------- <B>ALBERTA</B> TIME: 10:00 EVENT: EARTHRENEW CELEBRATES THE OFFICIAL OPENING OF ITS FIRST COMMERCIAL FACILITY CITY: STRATHMORE LOCATION: Heritage Room, Strathmore Travelodge, 350 Ridge Road CONTACT: Judi Gunter, APR, Public Relations Consultant, (403) 263-0216 (land) or (403) 660-6972 (cell) URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/January2009/28/c3402.html http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/January2009/21/c9222.html ------------------------------------------------------------------------- <B>WEBCAST/CONFERENCE CALL</B> TIME: 10:00 - 12:00 Eastern EVENT: MISSISSAUGA HALTON LOCAL HEALTH INTEGRATION NETWORK TECHNICAL BRIEFING ON THE ONTARIO GOVERNMENT'S PLAN TO IMPROVE ACCESS TO FAMILY HEALTH CARE AND EMERGENCY ROOM PERFORMANCE PHONE NO.: (416) 343-4997, 1-866-440-4486, Passcode: 3788753 followed by the number sign CONTACT: Andrew Morrison, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, (416) 314-6197 URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/January2009/30/c4133.html TIME: 13:00 Eastern EVENT: SOUTH EAST LOCAL HEALTH INTEGRATION NETWORK - IMPROVING ACCESS TO FAMILY HEALTH CARE AND EMERGENCY ROOM PERFORMANCE TECHNICAL BRIEFING PHONE NO.: (416) 343-4997, 1-866-440-8941, Passcode: 1261933 followed by the number sign CONTACT: Andrew Morrison, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, (416) 314-619 URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/January2009/29/c4130.html TIME: 16:00 Eastern EVENT: GAZ METRO LIMITED PARTNERSHIP - RELEASE OF 2009 Q1 RESULTS INTERNET: www.gazmetro.com/investors PHONE NO.: (416) 644-3414, 1-800-733-7560 CONTACT: Investors and analysts: Caroline Warren, Investor Relations, (514) 598-3324; Media: Marie-Noelle Cano, Media & Public Relations, (514) 598-3449 URL: http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/January2009/20/c9086.html ------------------------------------------------------------------------- T H U R S D A Y, F E B R U A R Y 5 ------------------------------------------------------------------------- <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 5 EVENT: DAIRY FARMERS OF CANADA'S ANNUAL POLICY CONFERENCE CITY: OTTAWA LOCATION: Fairmont Château Laurier CONTACT: Thérèse Beaulieu, Assistant Director, Policy and Communications, (613) 371-5023 URL: http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/January2009/30/c4249.html TIME: 16:30 EVENT: RDM CORPORATION ANNUAL MEETING CITY: TORONTO LOCATION: TSX Broadcast Centre 130 King Street West CONTACT: Jeff Codispodi, Investor Relations, The Equicom Group Inc., (416) 815-0700 ext. 261 phone; James Merwin, Chief Financial Officer, RDM Corporation, (519) 746-8483 ext. 284 phone URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/January2009/29/c3799.html ------------------------------------------------------------------------- <B>WEBCAST/CONFERENCE CALL</B> TIME: 09:00 Eastern EVENT: RDM CORPORATION Q1 CONFERENCE CALL INTERNET: www.rdmcorp.com and www.newswire.ca PHONE NO.: (416) 644-3415 or 1-800-732-0232 CONTACT: Jeff Codispodi, Investor Relations, The Equicom Group Inc., (416) 815-0700 ext. 261 phone; James Merwin, Chief Financial Officer, RDM Corporation, (519) 746-8483 ext. 284 phone URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/January2009/29/c3799.html TIME: 10:00 Eastern EVENT: DOMTAR CORPORATION - CONFERENCE CALL - FOURTH QUARTER 2008 FINANCIAL RESULTS INTERNET: www.domtar.com PHONE NO.: 1-866-321-8231 or (416) 642-5213 CONTACT: Media Relations: Michel A. Rathier, (514) 848-5103; Investor Relations: Pascal Bossé, (514) 848-5938 URL: http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/January2009/22/c9955.html TIME: 10:00 Eastern EVENT: HEROUX-DEVTEK CONFERENCE CALL TO DISCUSS ITS THIRD QUARTER RESULTS INTERNET: www.herouxdevtek.com, www.newswire.ca, www.q1234.com PHONE NO.: (416) 644-3414; 1-800-732-9303 NOTES: Note to first-time analysts: Please contact MaisonBrison, (514) 731-0000 prior to the day of the conference call; Media wishing to quote an analyst should contact the analyst personally for permission CONTACT: Martin Goulet, MaisonBrison, (514) 731-0000 URL: http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/January2009/29/c3026.html TIME: 16:00 Eastern EVENT: MANITOBA TELECOM SERVICES INC. HOLDS FOURTH QUARTER 2008 CONFERENCE CALL INTERNET: www.mtsallstream.com CONTACT: Investors: Ian Chadsey, Vice-President Investor Relations, Manitoba Telecom Services Inc., (204) 941-8283; Media: Greg Burch, Manager Corporate Communications, Manitoba Telecom Services Inc., (416) 345-3576 or (204) 941-8576 URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/January2009/30/c3659.html TIME: 16:30 Eastern EVENT: RDM CORPORATION WEBCAST OF ANNUAL MEETING INTERNET: www.rdmcorp.com and www.newswire.ca CONTACT: Jeff Codispodi, Investor Relations, The Equicom Group Inc., (416) 815-0700 ext. 261 phone; James Merwin, Chief Financial Officer, RDM Corporation, (519) 746-8483 ext. 284 phone URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/January2009/29/c3799.html ------------------------------------------------------------------------- F R I D A Y, F E B R U A R Y 6 ------------------------------------------------------------------------- <B>QUEBEC</B> TIME: 13:00 - 15:00 EVENT: 3RD ANNUAL SAINTE-JUSTINE HOSPITAL FOUNDATION WINTER TRIATHLON CITY: MONTREAL LOCATION: Parc Maisonneuve CONTACT: Diane Fabi, Director of Communications, Sainte-Justine Hospital Foundation, Cell: (514) 232-1133 URL: http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/January2009/29/c3923.html ------------------------------------------------------------------------- <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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------- <B>WEBCAST/CONFERENCE CALL</B> TIME: 08:00 Pacific EVENT: TIMBERWEST FOREST CORP. CONFERENCE CALL - 2008 FOURTH QUARTER RESULTS INTERNET: http://www.timberwest.com PHONE NO.: 1-800-754-1336 CONTACT: Bev Park, (604) 654-4600 URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/January2009/19/c8611.html TIME: 08:00 Pacific EVENT: WESTERN CANADIAN COAL CORP. THIRD QUARTER FISCAL 2009 EARNINGS AND CONFERENCE CALL INTERNET: www.westerncandiancoal.com PHONE NO.: (416) 644-3414, 1-800-733-7571 CONTACT: David Jan, Manager, Investor Relations & Corporate Development, Phone: (604) 608-2692 URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/January2009/21/c9656.html TIME: 10:00 Eastern EVENT: GREAT LAKES HYDRO INCOME FUND - 2008 YEAR-END FINANCIAL RESULTS CONFERENCE CALL AND WEBCAST INTERNET: http://www.greatlakeshydro.com/en/news/index.asp PHONE NO.: (416) 644-3415 or 1-800-733-7560 CONTACT: Zev Korman, Director, Investor Relations and Communications, (416) 359-1955 URL: http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/January2009/19/c8529.html TIME: 10:00 Eastern EVENT: GLUSKIN SHEFF + ASSOCIATES INC. SECOND QUARTER FISCAL 2009 RESULTS CONFERENCE CALL PHONE NO.: (416) 915-8110, (866) 838-1265 NOTES: www.gluskinsheff.com CONTACT: Valerie Barker, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary, (416) 681-6002 URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/January2009/19/c8580.html TIME: 10:00 Mountain EVENT: OPTI CANADA PRESENTS AT CREDIT SUISSE ENERGY SUMMIT INTERNET: http://w.on24.com/r.htm?e=133571&s=1&k=40E99F0ACF1AD518CEC9E829AEDE0630 CONTACT: Alison Trollope, Investor Relations Manager, (403) 218-4705 URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/January2009/29/c4167.html ------------------------------------------------------------------------- <B>USA</B> TIME: 10:00 Eastern EVENT: OPTI CANADA PRESENTS AT CREDIT SUISSE ENERGY SUMMIT CITY: VAIL, COLORADO LOCATION: Vail Cascade Resort CONTACT: Alison Trollope, Investor Relations Manager, (403) 218-4705 URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/January2009/29/c4167.html -------------------------------------------------------------------------

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