OTTAWA, Jan. 10, 2012 /CNW/ - Thousands of co-op and credit union members across Canada will be holding events on Thursday, January 12 to officially launch the United Nations International Year of Co-operatives.
Media representatives are invited to attend all the events, which will attract politicians and community leaders as well as co-operative leaders, members and employees. National, regional and local co-op representatives will also be available for interviews before, during and after the launch events.
The launch events will take place in the following locations. The listed start times are the local times in each region.
Ottawa (national launch): 11:30 a.m., Fountain Room, National Arts Centre, 53 Elgin Street
Yellowknife, NT: 9:30 a.m., Northern Images Gallery, 4801 Franklin Avenue
Iqaluit, NU: 11:30 a.m., Baffin Room, Frobisher Inn, Astro Hill Complex
Vancouver, BC: 8 a.m., Visitor Centre, Van Dusen Botanical Gardens, 5251 Oak Street
Calgary, AB: 10:15 a.m., Calgary Farmers Market, 510 77th Avenue SE
Regina, SK: 11 a.m., The Bistro/Gard'Amis, 3850 Hillsdale Street
Winnipeg, MB: 11 a.m., Manitoba Legislative Assembly, 450 Broadway
Guelph, ON: 11:30 a.m., flag-raising ceremony at Guelph City Hall, 1 Carden Street; 12:30 p.m., reception at The Co-operators, 130 MacDonnell Street
Lévis, QC: 11:30 a.m., Lévis City Hall, 2175 chemin du Fleuve
Fredericton, NB: 12 noon, Crowne Plaza Lord Beaverbrook Hotel, 659 Queen Street
Halifax, NS: 12: 30 p.m., The Halifax Club, 1682 Hollis Street
Cheticamp, NS: 1 p.m., La Coopérative Artisanale, 15067 Cabot Trail
Charlottetown, PE: 4 p.m., Rodd Charlottetown Hotel, 75 Kent Street
St. John's, NL: 5 p.m., Newfoundland Independent Filmmakers Co-operative, 40 Kings Road
For more information about the International Year of Co-operatives and the launch events, go to www.canada2012.coop.
Donna Balkan, Communications Manager
Canadian Co-operative Association
613-238-6711, ext. 206
Kita Szpak, National Publicist
Knock on Wood Communications
613-236-8452, ext. 512