Media Advisory - Minister Rickford Announces Media Availabilities at PDAC International Convention, Trade Show & Investors Exchange

TORONTO, Feb. 28, 2015 /CNW/ - The Honourable Greg Rickford, Canada's Minister of Natural Resources and Minister for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario (FedNor), will attend the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada's (PDAC) International Convention, Trade Show & Investors Exchange on Sunday, March 1, 2015, and Monday, March 2, 2015.

Sunday, March 1:

Minister Rickford and the Honourable Michael Gravelle, Ontario Minister of Northern Development and Mines, will make an announcement supporting economic opportunities for Northwestern Ontario (speech and photo opportunity).

Location:



Metro Toronto Convention Centre — North Building




Room 104DC




255 Front Street West




Toronto, Ontario

Time:



1:30 p.m. EST

 

Please Note: Media not registered to attend the PDAC convention are asked to report to the main registration desk at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the news conference.

Minister Rickford will participate in a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the FedNor booth (photo opportunity).

Location:



Metro Toronto Convention Centre — North Building




Northern Ontario Mining Showcase (Booth 6501)




255 Front Street West




Toronto, Ontario

Time:



3:00 p.m. EST

 

Minister Rickford will tour the trade show floor (photo opportunity).

Location:



Metro Toronto Convention Centre — South Building




In front of PDAC Media Centre, Room 709




222 Bremner Blvd




Toronto, Ontario

Time:



4:00 p.m. EST

 

Minister Rickford and the Honourable Joe Oliver, Canada's Minister of Finance, will deliver keynote remarks at the Media Reception and make an important announcement.

Location:



Fairmont Royal York Hotel – Imperial Room




100 Front Street West




Toronto, Ontario

Time:



6:00 p.m. EST

 

Monday, March 2:

Minister Rickford will deliver remarks at the PDAC Opening Ceremony (speech and photo opportunity).

Location:



Metro Toronto Convention Centre — North Building




John Bassett Theatre




255 Front Street West




Toronto, Ontario

Time:



8:30 a.m. EST

 

Minister Rickford will be available to media following the ceremony.

Location:



Metro Toronto Convention Centre — North Building




Warm-Up Room (backstage of John Bassett Theatre)




255 Front Street West




Toronto, Ontario

Time:



9:30 a.m. EST

 

Please note: PDAC media accreditation required to attend all events.

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SOURCE Natural Resources Canada

For further information: Media may contact: Chris McCluskey, Communications Director, Office of Canada's Minister, Natural Resources Canada, 613-996-2007; Media Relations, Natural Resources Canada, Ottawa, 613-992-4447

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