Vicwest Income Fund to Hold its Annual and Special Meeting of Unitholders and
2010 First Quarter Results Conference Call

Toronto Stock Exchange: VIC.UN

OAKVILLE, ON, April 30, 2010 /CNW/ - Vicwest Income Fund ("the Fund") (TSX: VIC.UN) announced today it will hold its Annual and Special Meeting of Unitholders and First Quarter 2010 conference call on Thursday, May 13, 2010.

The Fund will hold its Annual and Special Meeting of Unitholders at 10:00 a.m. (ET) at The Gallery, TSX Broadcast and Conference Centre, 130 King Street West, Toronto, Ontario. Following the formal business of the meeting, there will be a presentation by management with a question and answer session, followed by refreshments and the opportunity to meet with the Board of Trustees and members of the senior management team. A simultaneous webcast will be accessible through the Fund's website at www.vicwestfund.com. An archived copy of the webcast will be available on the website until May 13, 2011.

Prior to the meeting, management will host its First Quarter 2010 conference call and webcast at 8:30 a.m. (ET) to discuss its results. A news release announcing the Fund's results will be issued prior to the call. The conference 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, the numbers are 416-644-3417 or 1-877-974-0446. Callers are advised to dial in at least 10 minutes in advance. To participate in the webcast, please visit the Fund's website at www.vicwestfund.com. Both CNW and Vicwest will archive the webcast. A taped rebroadcast will be available to listeners following the call until midnight on May 20, 2010. To access the rebroadcast, please dial 416-640-1917 or 1-877-289-8525 and quote the passcode 4284721 followed by the number sign.

About Vicwest Income Fund

The Fund is one of Canada's leading manufacturers and distributors of building construction products, and steel containment products for agricultural grain, fertilizer and liquid storage. Through its Vicwest building products division, headquartered in Oakville, Ontario, the Fund fabricates and markets metal roofing, siding and other associated building products under the Vicwest, Mercury Metals, Valley Truss & Metal and RCA Metal trade names. The Fund's Westeel Storage Solutions division, headquartered in Winnipeg, Manitoba, manufactures storage solutions for agricultural grain and fertilizer, as well as liquid storage tanks and accessories. These products are manufactured and distributed under the trade names Westeel, Northern Steel Industries and NSI. The Fund has 15 manufacturing facilities strategically located across Canada with approximately 1,200 dedicated employees committed to providing superior quality products and delivering excellent service to customers in domestic and international markets.

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SOURCE Vicwest Inc.

For further information: For further information: Colin Osborne, President & Chief Executive Officer, Vicwest Income Fund, Tel: (905) 469-5700, Fax: (905) 825-1090; John Slattery, Executive VP & Chief Financial Officer, Vicwest Income Fund, Tel: (905) 469-5706, Fax: (905) 825-1090, www.vicwestfund.com

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