Vicwest Income Fund Notice of Second Quarter 2008 Earnings Release, Conference Call and Webcast



    OAKVILLE, ON, July 28 /CNW/ - Vicwest Income Fund (the "Fund")
(TSX: VIC.UN) today announced it will hold a conference call and live audio
webcast on Friday, August 8, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. (DST) to discuss the Fund's
second quarter results. A news release announcing the Fund's results will be
issued prior to the call.
    The call will be hosted by Colin Osborne, President and Chief Executive
Officer and John Slattery, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial
Officer. Following management's presentation, there will be a question and
answer session for analysts and investors.
    To participate in the teleconference, please call 800-814-4860 or
416-644-3430. To access the audio replay, please dial 877-289-8525 or
416-640-1917 and quote the passcode 21278376 followed by the number sign. The
replay will be available until midnight on August 23, 2008.
    To access the live audio webcast please go to:
    www.newswire.ca/en/webcast/viewEvent.cgi?eventID=2339700 or,
    Vicwest's website at www.vicwestfund.com (under Presentations & Calls).
    Both CNW and Vicwest will archive the webcast.

    ABOUT THE FUND

    The Fund, headquartered in Oakville, Ontario, is one of Canada's leading
manufacturers and distributors of construction building products, including
metal roofing, siding and other metal building products. The Fund fabricates
and markets these products under the Vicwest, Mercury Metals and Valley Truss
& Metal trade names. Under the Westeel trade name, the Fund is one of Canada's
foremost manufacturers of steel containment products for agricultural storage
of grain and fertilizer. The Fund's liquid storage tanks and accessories are
manufactured and distributed under the trade names Westeel, Northern Steel
Industries and NSI. The Fund has 15 manufacturing facilities strategically
located throughout Canada with approximately 1,000 dedicated employees
committed to providing quality products and excellent service to customers in
domestic and international markets.





For further information:

For further information: Mr. Colin Osborne, President and CEO, (905)
469-5700; Mr. John Slattery, Executive Vice President and CFO, (905) 469-5706

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