Media Notice - Final Details of Council of the Federation Summer Meeting in
Winnipeg on August 4-6, 2010

WINNIPEG, July 28 /CNW Telbec/ - Please note the following final details regarding the 2010 Summer Meeting of the Council of the Federation (COF) taking place in Winnipeg from August 4 to 6, 2010.

    
    Media Registration
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Media representatives who wish to attend the 2010 Council of the Federation Summer Meeting must be accredited. A photo-ID badge will be provided to all accredited media at the media registration desk during the following hours:

    
           Media Centre - Provencher Ballroom, Fort Garry Hotel
           222 Broadway, Winnipeg

           Wednesday, August 4:    3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
           Thursday, August 5:     8:00 am - 7:00 pm
           Friday, August 6:       8:00 am - 3:00 pm


    Media Centre
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A Media Centre will be located in the Provencher Ballroom (Lobby level) of the Fort Garry Hotel. This room will be equipped with Internet access, power outlets and television monitors.

    
    Parking
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For those media representatives staying at the Inn at the Forks, the hotel offers underground parking for $10/day. Should you require outdoor parking for large trucks, there is an outdoor parking lot located at the back of the hotel. As parking is limited at the Fort Garry Hotel, we encourage use of the shuttle service.

    
    Media Program
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    Wed., Aug. 4
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    2:30 pm   Shuttle service departs from Inn at the Forks to Fort Garry
              Hotel
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    3:00 pm   Media registration opens (Fort Garry Hotel, Provencher
              Ballroom, Lobby level)
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    Thurs., Aug. 5
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    7:30 am   Shuttle service departs from Inn at the Forks to Fort Garry
              Hotel
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    8:00 am   Media registration available (Fort Garry Hotel, Provencher
              Ballroom, Lobby level)
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    9:30 am   Council of the Federation Meeting commences (photo opportunity
              at start of meeting) (Media will be escorted to meeting room.)
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    11:45 am  Lunch (Fort Garry Hotel, Provencher Ballroom, Lobby level)
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    4:45 pm   Chair's Media Opportunity - To be confirmed (Fort Garry Hotel,
              Provencher Ballroom, Lobby level)
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    5:45 pm   Shuttle service departs from Fort Garry Hotel to Kelburn Farm
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    6:00 pm   Shuttle service departs from Fort Garry Hotel to Inn at the
              Forks
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    6:30 pm   Reception, Dinner and Entertainment, Kelburn Farm (Media
              invited, social only)
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    9:00 pm   First shuttle service departs from Kelburn Farm
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    Fri., Aug. 6
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    7:30 am   Shuttle service departs from Inn at the Forks to Fort Garry
              Hotel
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    8:00 am   Media Registration available
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    9:30 am   Council of the Federation Meeting commences
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    11:30 am  Lunch (Fort Garry Hotel, Provencher Ballroom, Lobby level)
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    1:30 pm   Closing News Conference
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    3:00 pm   Shuttle service departs from Fort Garry Hotel to Inn at the
              Forks
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    4:00 pm   Media Centre closed
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    Unimic Area
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The unimic will be located in the Provencher Ballroom (Lobby level) of the Fort Garry Hotel.

    
    Hours of Availability:
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    Wednesday, August 4      3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Thursday, August 5       8:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Friday, August 6         8:00 am - 3:00 pm


    Additional Information
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Media are asked to contact Jay Branch with the Government of Manitoba (contact information below), should they require assistance with specific services in connection with this meeting.

The Council of the Federation is comprised of all 13 provincial and territorial Premiers. It enables Premiers to work collaboratively to strengthen the Canadian federation by fostering a constructive relationship among the provinces and territories, and with the federal government.

SOURCE Canada's Premiers

For further information: For further information: Media enquiries may be directed to: Jay Branch, Director, Communications, Executive Council, Government of Manitoba, 204-945-1494, Jay.Branch@leg.gov.mb.ca; Lindsay de Leeuw, Project Manager, Council of the Federation Secretariat, 613-563-4066, lindsay@councilofthefederation.ca


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