Media advisory - First Ever Aboriginal Cruise Ship Port Opens



    CAMPBELL RIVER, BC, June 4 /CNW Telbec/ - The Campbell River Indian Band
is pleased to invite the media to the opening of the Wei Wai Kum Cruise Ship
Port on June 5, 2007, and to witness the arrival of the Port's first cruise
ship, Regent Cruise's 700-passenger Seven Seas Mariner. The day's activities
will also include a pole raising and site blessing and a performance by the
Wei Wai Kum traditional dancers in the Big House. Dignitaries present will
include Campbell River Indian Chief Robert Pollard, Senator Pat Carney, BC
Tourism Minister Stan Hagen and Campbell River City Mayor Roger McDonell.

    
            DATE: Tuesday, June 5, 2007

            Time:
                  11:00 am - Pole Raising and Blessing of Site
                  12:00 pm - Speeches and Luncheon at Thunderbird Hall
                   4:00 pm - Arrival of Seven Seas Mariner
                   5:30 pm - Big House Performance

    LOCATION:
                  For Pole Raising and Ship Arrival:
                  Wei Wai Kum Cruise Ship Port
                  241 Spit Road
                  Campbell River, BC

                  For Speeches and Big House Performance:
                  Campbell River Indian Band Office
                  1400 Weiwaikum
                  Campbell River, BC
    




For further information:

For further information: Jodee Dick, Campbell River Indian Band, (250)
286-6949; Karl Freeborn, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, (604) 775-5575


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