4th Annual CIRI AB Gala

    CALGARY, Aug. 8 /CNW/ - Join Canadian Investor Relations Institute
Alberta Chapter (CIRI AB) members, investor relations (IR) professionals, and
the financial and media communities for a gala evening of networking and
recognition as we honour outstanding contributions to the IR profession in

    Thursday, Sept 20, 2007
    Cocktails 4:30pm - Dinner 6:30pm

    Where: Metropolitan Centre, 333 Fourth Avenue SW, Calgary, AB T2P 0H9

    Dress Code: Formal or Business Attire

    This year we are pleased to announce Randall J. Findlay as our keynote
    Mr. Findlay is the past president of Provident Energy Trust and currently
is a member of Provident's board of directors. He is also a director and/or
trustee of TransAlta Power L.P., Canadian Helicopters Income Fund, Superior
Plus Income Fund, Pembina Pipeline Income Fund and BreitBurn Energy Partners,
    Mr. Findlay has over three decades of oil and natural gas experience and
has extensive experience working in exploration and production, business
management, finance and governance having held executive positions with a
number of energy related companies, including TransCanada Pipelines Ltd. and
    He is a director and chair of the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation
and past chair of the ACHF major gifts campaign. He is very active in the
community and is involved with many other associations and charities.
    CIRI Alberta will again host a silent auction and raffle during the event
with proceeds going to the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation. If you are
able to donate an item for Silent Auction please contact Shay Naaykens of
Inter Pipeline Fund at 403.290.6022 or snaaykens@interpipelinefund.com.

    Raffle tickets - cash only
    Silent Auction - cash, Visa and MasterCard accepted

    Nomination information will follow shortly for the 2007 CIRI AB Awards.
The Awards committee will collect and tabulate the nominations from CIRI
Alberta members as well as from the investment and media communities.

    The awards categories are:

    Management Team of the Year
    CIRI Volunteer of the Year
    CIRI Leadership & Innovation
    CIRI Lifetime Achievement
    Best Communication
    CIRI Professional of the Year (large and small cap)

    Last year over 250 participants from throughout Alberta were in
attendance. Help us to make this year even more successful than the last!

    ABOUT CIRI: The Canadian Investor Relations Institute (CIRI) is a
professional, not-for-profit association of executives responsible for
communication between public corporations, investors and the financial
community. CIRI is dedicated to advancing the stature and credibility of the
investor relations profession and the competency of its members. With over 200
members, CIRI Alberta is CIRI's second-largest chapter. For more information,
visit www.ciri.org.

    To confirm your attendance or for sponsorship opportunities: Susan
Soprovich, CIRI Alberta Ticket Sales & Sponsorship Co-Chair, Bankers
Petroleum, (403) 513-2681 or ssoprovich@bankerspetroleum.com or Mike McLeod,
CIRI Alberta Ticket Sales & Sponsorship Co-Chair, Georgeson, (403) 444.6640 or

For further information:

For further information: Odette Ries Bustin, Co-Chair, 4th Annual CIRI
AB Gala, nonfiction studios inc., (403) 686-8887; or Debbie Carver, Co-Chair,
4th Annual CIRI AB Gala, PrimeWest Energy Trust, (403) 699-7464; or Paul
Bieque, CIRI AB President, Vermilion Energy Trust, (403) 781-9449

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