Media Advisory - Today at the Federation of Canadian Municipalities Conference



    CALGARY, June 1 /CNW Telbec/ - Events take place at the Calgary TELUS
Convention Centre and the Calgary Hyatt Regency. All times listed are local.
Simultaneous interpretation is available at all events.

    
    8:00 - 9:00 am: Municipal Expo, FCM's biggest ever trade show with 150
    exhibitors opens
    Room: Telus Centre - Exhibit Hall (North Building)

    9:30 - 10:15 am: Opening ceremonies
    Room: Hyatt Regency - Imperial Ballroom, 3rd Level

    The following speakers will be addressing the delegates:
        - FCM President Gord Steeves, Councillor, City of Winnipeg
        - Mayor Dave Bronconnier, City of Calgary
        - Alderman Joe Ceci, City of Calgary
        - Philip F. Mangano, Executive Director, United States Interagency
          Council on Homelessness.

    10:30 am - 12:00 noon:
    Standing Committee Forum on Increasing Women's Participation in Municipal
    Government
    Reports on the national campaign to bring more women into municipal
    government.
    Committee Chair and Toronto Councillor, Pam McConnell hosts Mayor Melissa
    Blake of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, Alta., who will talk
    about the unique road she took to enter municipal politics and how she
    faces the challenges and opportunities of a community in the grips of a
    local economic boom.
    Room: TELUS Centre - MacLeod Hall C

    1:00 - 2:00 pm
    Guest Speaker: The Right Honourable Stephen Harper, P.C., M.P., (TO BE
    CONFIRMED)
    Room: Hyatt Regency - Imperial Ballroom, 3rd level

    2:00 - 3:30 pm
    Rural-Urban Interdependencies on the Ground
    Hands-on examples of how rural and urban communities can work together to
    resolve common challenges.
    Room: TELUS Centre - MacLeod Hall A (South Building)

    Water: A Not-So-Renewable Resource
    This seminar will explain how municipalities can take action to safeguard
    their water supply with a view to long-term sustainability.
    Room: TELUS Centre - MacLeod Hall B (South Building)

    Crime, Crime Prevention and the Media
    Mayor Dave Bronconnier is one of two politicians that will be joined by a
    journalist and a deputy police chief to candidly discuss the gap between
    real and perceived safety and the role of the media in creating these
    perceptions.
    Room: TELUS Centre - MacLeod Hall D (South Building)

    Calgary's Environmental Footprint Project: Leading Change Through
    Partnership
    Calgary becomes Canada's first big city to document its footprint via a
    baseline study.
    Room: TELUS Centre - MacLeod Hall C (South Building)

    For more details, consult the full program on our website: www.fcm.ca
    




For further information:

For further information: Maurice Gingues, (613) 720-0545

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