/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - 35th Anniversary of the Language Assistant Program/



    QUEBEC CITY, Aug. 26 /CNW/ - The Honourable Kelly Lamrock, Minister of
Education for New Brunswick and Chair of the Council of Ministers of
Education, Canada (CMEC), will mark the 35th anniversary of the Language
Assistant Program. The festivities will take place in Quebec City, during the
2008 Pan-Canadian Training Session for some 215 full-time Odyssey language
assistants.
    The Official-Languages Programs, administered by CMEC, comprise four
programs - Accent, Odyssey, Explore, and Destination Clic. Since their
inception, more than 250,000 young Canadians, both francophone and anglophone,
have taken part in these programs, which have allowed them to enhance their
knowledge of one of Canada's two official languages.

    
    Media Program
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    Venue: Hôtel Gouverneur
           3030, boulevard Laurier
           Sainte-Foy, Quebec
           Canada G1V 2M5

    Wednesday, August 27, 2008
    12 noon to 1 p.m.  Photo opportunity during official opening and
                       introduction of guests in
                       Vaudreuil/Frontenac/Champlain ballroom
                       Address: Jean-Gilles Pelletier, Director of Official-
                       Languages Programs, at CMEC
                       Maryse Gaudreault, MNA for Hull, Parliamentary
                       assistant to the Minister of Culture, Communications
                       and Status of Women and representative of the
                       Government of Quebec

    Thursday, August 28, 2008
    5:45 to 7:30 p.m.  Photo opportunity at the gala celebrating the 35th
                       anniversary of the Language Assistant Program
                       Address: Dr. Raymond Théberge, Director General of
                       CMEC
                       The Honourable Kelly Lamrock, Chair of CMEC and
                       Minister of Education for New Brunswick
                       Pierre Lemieux, MP for Glengarry-Prescott-Russell and
                       representative of the Government of Canada

    Friday, August 29, 2008
    11:50 a.m. to      Photo opportunity at closing of training session
    1:30 p.m.          Address: Antonella Manca-Mangoff, National
                       Coordinator, Official-Languages Programs
    

    For further information or to request an interview, contact Tamara Davis,
Coordinator, Communications, at (416) 804-6548.

    CMEC is an intergovernmental body composed of the ministers responsible
for elementary-secondary and advanced education from the provinces and
territories. Through CMEC, ministers share information and undertake projects
in areas of mutual interest and concern.





For further information:

For further information: Tamara Davis, Coordinator, Communications,
CMEC, Tel.: (416) 804-6548, E-mail: t.davis@cmec.ca, Web site: www.cmec.ca,
www.myodyssey.ca, www.myaccent.ca, www.myexplore.ca, www.destinationclic.ca

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