PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND, FRIDAY, JUNE 20, 2008
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY
CHARLOTTETOWN, June 12 /CNW/ -
WHEN: Friday, June 20, 2008 at 2 p.m. ADT
WHERE: Confederation Centre of the Arts, outdoor plaza area
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
WHAT: The East Coast debut of PhotoSensitive's Cancer Connections will
take place in Prince Edward Island from Friday, June 20 to Sunday,
July 13, 2008.
This travelling photography exhibition of black and white images
showcases the many ways cancer affects the lives of countless
Canadians. It features the work of professional and amateur
photographers from across Canada who have been touched by cancer
and were inspired to document it.
PhotoSensitive is dedicating Cancer Connections to close friend
and colleague, journalist June Callwood, as way of honouring her
life and work.
Chase Canada is the presenting sponsor of the Exhibition.
WHO: Speakers will include:
- Dawn Binns, Executive Director, Canadian Cancer Society, PEI
- The Honourable Valerie Docherty, Minister of Tourism
- Nancy Hamill, Cancer Connections photo subject
- James Burns, PhotoSensitive
PhotoSensitive has partnered with the Canadian Cancer Society to bring
the Cancer Connections exhibition to major centers in each province through to
2010. Other East Coast cities for future Cancer Connections exhibitions
include: Halifax, St. John and St. John's.
All photos in the Cancer Connections exhibition also can be viewed on
PhotoSensitive is a non-profit, national collective of photographers that
harnesses the power of the camera to contribute to dialogue and impact on
important issues of the day. For the past 18 years, the sum of these visions
has provided compelling social comments on issues such as AIDS, child poverty,
hospital care, health, racism, injustice, literacy among First Nations
peoples, and the aftermath of the tsunami disaster, to name a few. Cancer
Connections is its most ambitious project to date. Utilizing photographers
across Canada to photograph issues that impact the well-being of Canadians,
PhotoSensitive uses the camera to tell a story, spur viewers to action and
change the world, one photo at a time.
About Canadian Cancer Society
The Canadian Cancer Society is a national community-based organization of
volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of
the quality of life of people living with cancer. When you want to know more
about cancer visit our website at www.cancer.ca or call our toll-free,
bilingual Cancer Information Service at 1 888 939-3333.
About Chase Canada (presenting sponsor)
Since 1965, JPMorgan Chase has provided Corporate and Investment Banking
products and services to the Canadian market under the JPMorgan brand. In
2005, the company expanded and became the credit card issuer of the Sears
MasterCard and Sears Card in Canada. Now, the company also offers the Marriott
Rewards Platinum Visa Card and the Chase Gold MasterCard under the Chase
brand. JPMorgan Chase employs more than 1,600 Canadians in its offices in
Surrey, B.C., Toronto and Ottawa, Ontario.
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