Media notice - Reminder - Council of the Federation to meet in Regina on August 5-7, 2009



    Media accreditation required

    OTTAWA, June 25 /CNW Telbec/ - As incoming Chair of the Council of the
Federation, Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall will host the 2009 Summer Meeting
of the Council of the Federation from August 5 to 7 in Regina at historic
Government House.

    
    Media Accreditation
    -------------------

    Media representatives who wish to attend the 2009 Council of the
Federation Summer Meeting must register online at http://cof.gov.sk.ca. Click
on the link to "Media Room". Applicants will be screened to ensure they are
official media representatives. Media must register by July 10, 2009.

    Media Accommodation
    -------------------

    Media representatives are responsible for making their own hotel
reservations. A block of rooms are available at:

      Ramada Hotel & Convention Center
      1818 Victoria Avenue
      Regina, Saskatchewan   S4P 0R1
      Phone: (306) 569-1666 or 1 800 667-6500
      (Reference Group Code 12932)

    Media representatives must make their reservations NO LATER THAN JULY 3,
2009 in order to qualify for a special group rate of $99.00 at the Ramada
Hotel & Convention Center. After this date, the room rate and availability
will not be guaranteed.

    Media Work Room
    ---------------

    A media work room will be located in the Order of the Eastern Star
Building, adjacent to Government House. This room will be equipped with
Internet access, power outlets and television monitors.

    Preliminary Media Program (All times and events are to be confirmed)
    -------------------------

    Thursday, August 6

    7:45 am           Shuttle service departs from Ramada Hotel to the Order
                      of Eastern Star building (located adjacent to
                      Government House)
    8:00 am           Media registration opens at Order of Eastern Star
                      building
    9:00 am           Council of the Federation Meeting commences (photo
                      opportunity at start of meeting)
    12:00 pm          Lunch
    5:30 pm           First shuttle service from Order of Eastern Star
                      building returns to hotel
    6:00 pm           Reception, Dinner and Entertainment
                      RCMP Heritage Centre and RCMP Training Academy, Depot
                      Division (media invited, social only)
    6:15 pm           First shuttle service from hotel to RCMP Event
    6:30 pm           Second shuttle service from Order of Eastern Star
                      building returns to hotel
    7:00 pm           Second shuttle service from hotel to RCMP Event
    10:30 pm          Return to the hotel after RCMP Event

    Friday, August 7

    8:15 am           Shuttle service departs the Ramada Hotel the Order of
                      Eastern Star building
    9:00 am           Council of the Federation Meeting commences
    11:30 am          Lunch
    1:00 pm           News Conference
    2:00 pm           First shuttle service from Order of Eastern Star
                      building returns to hotel
    3:00 pm           Second shuttle service from Order of Eastern Star
                      building returns to hotel

    Media are asked to contact Jeff Welke with the Government of Saskatchewan
(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.
    




For further information:

For further information: Media enquiries: Kathy Young, Executive
Director, Communications, Executive Council, Government of Saskatchewan, (306)
787-0425, kathy.young@gov.sk.ca; Jeff Welke, Executive Director,
Communications, Intergovernmental Affairs, Government of Saskatchewan, (306)
787-6156, jeff.welke@gov.sk.ca; Gisele Robert, Project Manager, Council of the
Federation Secretariat, (613) 563-4066, gisele@councilofthefederation.ca


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